Village Bible’s first small group will begin meeting on July 22nd. Check it out: http://villagechurchlife.com/2012/07/03/village-bibles-first-small-group-starting-up-on-july-22nd/
You can see pictures on Village Bible’s website of their Volunteer Meeting last night – to hand out jobs for their first Sunday morning Worship Service on July 15th. Everyone got job for the first 6 months….new church plants are so much fun because everyone is willing to take a chance at doing something they’ve never done before!
Village Bible’s website: http://villagechurchlife.com/
(1) If that which is holy touches that which is unholy, will it make the unholy holy “? The answer is no.
(2) If that which is unclean (unholy) touches that which is clean (holy), will the unclean make it unclean (unholy)? The answer is yes, that is what it will do.
Clean cannot change unclean. But unclean can change clean.
It is a shame that often Godly, well meaning people, catch the disease of sin because somehow they think that their example and presence of righteousness will somehow rub off. It doesn’t work that way. We can catch sin. We do not catch righteousness.
Righteousness comes from responding in faith to the hearing of truth.
Often we should re-read Haggai 2: 11-13. Do it today !
I taught a Bible study on Heaven this last winter – in January. Someone asked me if I would make it available online – so I’ve uploaded the mp3 files to this website – it was just 4 weeks long, but our little group had a really great time talking about Heaven – as we attempted to ask and answer a few questions about our real home. For many of us, it was a sweet time of remembering our loved ones who had already gone to Heaven – and realizing how fantastic their lives are right now as they live and walk with Jesus every day.
Here are the 4 weeks of the study - just click on the play button to listen.
Over the years I have met a large number of wonderful Christians who appear to understand that their eternal salvation is not based upon their good works or obedience, but upon their faith in the gift of salvation paid for by Jesus Christ. However, I have also seen that many of these same people who have been saved by faith, are trying to live each day of the Christian life by their own obedience and good works. They continue to live in bondage.
I am so anxious to walk through the Book of Galatians on Sunday mornings – to be together reminded that the Gospel ( good news) message of salvation by grace through faith is not just to get us to heaven….but is the message we need to remember every day in order to live our Christian lives.
If you are struggling and feeling defeated at the end of each day, you will be encouraged as we begin our study in the Book of Galatians on Sunday, July 15th…..”How To Be Free”.
Recently Kathleen and I have had the opportunity to visit a lot of wonderful churches. It has been so much fun to experience the different church personalities. One thing that has stood out to me is that the churches which present a very “high view of God” send me away with a lot of peace and security.
It seems almost ironic that the more focus we place on “how God is going to help me” the less secure we are. On the other hand, the more I/we focus on Who He is, the more secure and peaceful all of life becomes.
I can hardly wait to dive into the Book of Galatians on our first Sunday, July 15th. If you get a chance, carve out a little time to sit down and read through the entire book. It is just 6 chapters….but wow…what a powerful message. Each week, I want to remind us how important it is to “preach the Gospel message to ourselves everyday”.