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The ladies met Thursday morning for a Bible Study on replacing doubt with unwavering faith. Doubt leaves one unprotected against the attacks of the enemy of our souls. If one doubts the truth of the scripture’s testimony about creation, or if one doubts the resurrection of Jesus Christ, then one has no hope for the future. Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Pastor and Darlene Sorensen, Luke and Sally entertained several people in their home, Friday evening. Joe and Pat Banks, Terri and Ali Hall, Norma and Dan Stillings, Bobbye Priddy, Lisa Penn, Jim and Ruby Corder, Peggy, Katy, Kitty, and Riley enjoyed soup and sandwiches, salads and desserts, singing, games, and visiting.
Darlene Sorensen sang a special song Sunday morning. Pastor Bob Sorensen brought his message on, “Playing by the Rules.”
We are commanded to live God’s way. We are saved by grace and not by works of righteousness. The belief that Jesus died, was buried, and arose the third day is the basis of our salvation. First there is salvation, but then we are commanded to live God’s way. The Bible is the guide book. The Bible is true from Genesis to Revelation. It establishes a standard for living. It is not our way, but God’s ways that lead to blessings. The King James Bible is the best guide book to be found.
Do you say that you do not understand the Bible? Any sincere seeking soul can understand enough to guide him. We are to put away sin, live in a way that is acceptable to God. But we do not walk God’s way alone. If we sin, he chastens us. If you sin and do not feel badly about it, then check your salvation. If we continue in a path of sin, God can take us out. It is better to live in the way of blessings, than to suffer the consequences of sin.
We are commanded to go into the world with the gospel. Before Jesus left the disciples to return to heaven he gave them a last commandment. He told them to go, to preach, to teach all through the world. The spiritual life is a matter of coming and going. Jesus first said, “Come unto me,” then he said, “Go into all the world.” We are to go individually in person, through prayer, and through the giving of money. The world is broken, people are dying, hearts are broken, and fear is on every hand. The Lord had a heart full of compassion for the multitudes. We need to have a vision of Jesus on the cross with his blood spilling down. He love led him there. We should have a heart of compassion for the lost to tell them what Jesus did for them. They may not recognize their perilous position. They may not want to be bothered, but when the end comes and they stand in judgment, they will wish someone had tried harder to turn them into the right path.
We are commanded to watch and pray. We should watch our life to keep it pure and clean so that God can use it. We are to watch the world around us. We are told that in the last days, sin will increase and wickedness will abound. Let us be found still serving him. We are to watch out for others, to seek their salvation. Salvation is the primary need of all mankind. They need Jesus Christ. Those who are lost and condemned need to see a true example of faith in action. Live so that you can be an effective witness. Let your honesty, kindness, and love for God show in your everyday life. You can not help anyone if you don’t follow the rules of life yourself.