From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed it’s been raining… and when I woke up this morning guess what? It’s still raining!
I love the fellowship of the believers… there was many times throughout church that I talked to a brother and sister about Christ and the word of God… that’s what fellowship (koinonia) is. To truly fellowship is to have something in common… That is Christ and His word… that’s what Acts 2: 42-47 is all about.
We are continuing in Philippians 2:9-11 and we learned the difference between Lord (Adonai) Lord, Master and LORD (Yahweh) and as Philippians 2:9-11 says… all will confess Jesus as Adonai Lord. If you have not confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior Romans 10:9-10 Cry out like David did “I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.” Psalm 16:2 Believe making Christ your Lord and Savior. Can you continue to not call Him `Lord’, and refuse to do what He tells you to do and expect that you will still go to heaven? that’s the question we need to ask ourselves. Because every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
That brought us into a discussion that… is accepting Jesus as savior enough… like as it was stated… tacking Him on to our life without changing, relying on a prayer we prayed in high school or in Sunday school or VBS. Does the bible affirm our Salvation on what we have done in the past?
Is just praying the sinners prayer all we need to do… Just saying!
John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Not only did He save us He saved us to bear fruit “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. John 15:16
2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
There is a lot more to talk about here, but that’s for another post.
A great friend had a chance to preach in our pastors absence… He talked on 1 John 4:1-6 He talked about testing the spirit to see if they are in Christ… He did a great job filling in… He talked about how these false prophets are the author’s (John) opponents. And ways we need to discern from false and truth. He took us to many scriptures to help us see that this is not only throughout the bible but a command. The words of Christ Matthew 7:15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. He took us to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, Satan appears as an angel of light and his demons as ministers of righteousness. They mask themselves as those who give God’s truth when, in fact, they give the opposite. As my friend put i, we need to be Bereans Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Acts 17:11
I’ll leave you with this… Because that’s what I learned in church yesterday