"He told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. ‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’
But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9-14)
"If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, 'We see,' your sin remains." (John 9:41)
"If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:8)
Faithful saints, be mindful of those who are puffed up with pride and arrogance, speaking a false sense of humility, thinking themselves "sinless." Do not be misled: "bad company corrupts good character." If you cultivate a friendship with Pharisees you'll soon be growling, howling, and barking along with them. These kinds will destroy and slander the Lord's good work to gain money for their own selfish ambition. Though they claim to "see," they are blind indeed.
May we remain poor in spirit (Mt. 5:3), for "God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble." (James 4:6)
Paul knew some of his brethren in Colossae were being deluded and taken captive by all sorts of persuasive deceptions, and so he instructed them what to do in order to protect themselves from such spiritual threats. Join us in this study of Colossians 2:4-8.
The kingdom of His beloved Son, the body, the church; was proclaimed in all creation. Join us in our studies this session as we journey Paul's pen within the minds of his brethren in Colossae.
Sermon Sunday: John 2:13-25
EastCoast church of Christ
Moncton, NB, Canada.
Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2022.
In 1 Peter 3:21, we see the explicit inspired words of Peter the Apostle of Jesus the Christ. Was he teaching the Christians of the 1st Century that they were saved by "water?" What exactly did Peter mean within the context? This and more we explore in this exclusive LOCALS podcast session.
POLL question: "was Peter the Apostle married?"
Gooood morning, brothers & sisters! Happy October! May your day be blessed with love, peace & happiness. much love to all 🥰🤟🏾
"Every morning when I look outside the walls of my house and peer into the world, I see the power of God. He holds the world together and yet longs to hold my heart." -Rachel Wojo
Thank You, Lord. \O/♥
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