Opening the service Joe read 122 Psalms. Lee Hampton said the opening prayer. Our lesson was the 4th chapter of Ephesians.
Good Sunday, the Lord’s Day to you all. I was late for Sunday school and received that opening took place with Bro. Joe (Cub) read Psalms 122. The opening prayer was given by Bro. Lee Hampton. Our lesson is the 4th chapter of Ephesians. I love this chapter and I wnader if it wasn’t the inspiration to the author to write the song “His Blood Has Made Us One.” We as Christians may have differences in opinion on scriptures but we agree on the main interpretation that we can only obtain Salvation in and through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are all called into one hope, one Lord and one baptism. There is one God and Father of all, one body and one spirit. Paul instructs the Ephesiasn to not walk as the other Gentiles that remain in darkness. They are encouraged to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. God called some apostles and some prphets, some as evangelists, some pastors and some teachers. There is a purpose for every Christian to fill. Even if it is to just support your church and pastor by being at the appointed time with prayer and desire to worship God in Spirit and truth. We are instructed how to behave. These are written to teach us as Christians how to behave for the glory of God and as a witness to them who are still in darkness. God help all of us Christians to be a bright light house unto them that need pointing to the light and Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Our service changed to congregational singing and hearing a sermon given from 1 Corinthians the 9th chapter. This chapter goes into detail of a minister’s duties. There is no place for any of us Christians or minister’s to quit. We have to continually war with the flesh to bring our bodies into subjection under God lest we ourselves are cast aways. So Christians, lets pray for strength for each other and especially pray for our ministers. They are always having Satan on their backs so let us hold them up in prayer.
I am looking forward to tonight’s firework display, dinner and singing. Our hope is that you were able to attend. God be with you this week and may He richly bless you and your family. Have a great week.