With the current political climate it is very difficult to sift through all the dogma, emotions and concerns related to the national political scene. Scripture gives us a clear answer to most of our concerns and there is no possible way to teach exhaustively on this matter in a timely manner.
What is a Christian’s duty in voting? How does the church know how to vote? What should we listen to and say about political leaders? Should the church be invested in politics? What about social issues and legislation? These are hard questions to understand…
Therefore, next Tuesday we will be offering an open question and answer forum related to this issue. Please join us, be in prayer and bring your thoughts and wisdom as we look to Christ!
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 ESV)
The church is called to be pure but how is that possible when we are still in our flesh? Scripture teaches that purity is the work of God and that even the striving toward righteousness is the work of Christ so that all who are in Him are driven to such lives. Make no mistake, those who love sin should check their faith.
Suffering seems to be a common thread in this world among all people. Often times though some folks will preach that suffering is the result of a lack of faith in Christ. Scripture teaches differently and actually shows that being in Christ creates more suffering for His people in this world but that He is faithful to carry them through the suffering. The gospel of Jesus is Good News because God is faithful and true. His word secures our salvation and nothing can separate us from His love.
This series contemplates the reality that in so many circumstances, the people of God act and live as though the Gospel has no power in their lives and in as much, the Gospel must not work. Over eight weeks in preparation for the “Horrors of Christmas” (wrath, judgement, horror and hell) series, we have discovered that the Gospel IS power in the life of the church and when we fail to rest by faith in the gospel of Christ, we are the problem, not Christ. Worship with us through this look and pray as God prepares us to move into Titus in January.