Please remember Freddy and Shelby today.
When God is at work, when people are being converted and baptized, when workers are working, you can be sure that Evil is hard at work to undo it all. Pray accordingly.
Today, in many parts of the world, many Christians walked for hours so they could be in worship. Today, in many parts of the world, many Christians risked their lives to be in worship. What American Christians take for granted- and in many cases, completely ignore- i.e., freedom to worship- is a privilege most Christians around the world would love to have.
It’s strange how we don’t miss something until we no longer have it.
We have then, brothers, complete confidence through the blood of Jesus in entering the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his flesh. And we have the high priest over all the sanctuary of God. So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our hearts sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is trustworthy. Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not absent yourself from your own assemblies, as some do, but encourage each other; the more so as you see the Day drawing near. (Heb. 10:19-25)
A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert—himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt—the Divine Reason. — G.K. Chesterton
Real faith is lived faith. Any faith that isn’t lived, isn’t real.