“Sin wouldn’t be so attractive if the wages were paid immediately.” – Anonymous
And it’s a good time to remember that if God matters to you, worship matters to you. On the other hand, if worship doesn’t matter to you, it’s fairly safe to say that God doesn’t matter that much to you either. ‘Do not fail to assemble with one another, as has become the custom of some’ – Hebrews 10:25.
At 7. You have time to make it.
Please remember the Snow family. Gary’s mom passed away. Here are the arrangements:
The family will receive friends Saturday morning, Nov 18, 2017 from 11-1:00 at Cornerstone Church in the Pine Orchard Community. Graveside to follow at 1:00 pm in Cornerstone Cemetery with Rev Danny Jenkins officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cornerstone Church 2801 Airport Rd. Oakdale, TN 37829 Schubert Funeral Home of Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.
Christians in the 1st century had a difficult time fitting in their culture. As American Christians, we have a difficult time standing apart from ours.- Jarvis Williams
Please remember Betty W.
It all begins at 10. Come on out.
This is from the 4th of July but it works for Veteran’s Day too- enjoy-
Remember Sallie J. She has a broken hip and is in the hospital.
We have our regularly scheduled business meeting planned for tomorrow eve (Wednesday the 8th) but we are going to forego it this month and cover whatever needs to be addressed next month. Come and join us for Bible Study at 7.
This morning a man walked into Sutherland Springs Baptist Church and killed at least 27 and injured 30 with a gun. Sutherland Springs, Texas: Population: 400. First Baptist Church: Average of 50 per service. That means that essentially an entire church congregation was shot. The gunman opened fire at around 11:30, right in the middle of the service.
It just means you’ll be an hour early and you can attend Sunday School!
See you at 10 (or 11 on your clock if you forget to set it) on Sunday!
Randy Roper, our Director of Missions for BEBA, has been taken to the hospital. Please remember him.
Please remember Irene S.
How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics, but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night. Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in season and its leaves never wither, and every project succeeds. How different the wicked, how different! Just like chaff blown around by the wind the wicked will not stand firm at the Judgement nor sinners in the gathering of the upright. For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright, but the path of the wicked is doomed. (Ps. 1:1-6)
Be friendly to all, but remember to choose your real friends wisely.
Jesus once remarked to his disciples, ‘Not everyone who says ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven will.” Aside from the fact that many self declared Christians completely ignore what Jesus said, and meant, there remains nonetheless the fact that he said it. And meant it. And what is the will of the Father? Well that’s disclosed throughout Scripture. For instance, in Leviticus we read
“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them:`You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. … `You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor. 16 `You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. 17 `You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. 18 `You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.” (Lev. 19:1-2, 15-18).
The will of God is holiness. The will of God is justice. The will of God is impartiality. The will of God is truthfulness. The will of God is love. God wills his people to be holy, just, impartial, truthful, and loving. And yet, remarkably, in spite of the fact that Jesus clearly says that doing the will of God matters a lot, many who completely ignore the will of God fancy themselves ‘good Christians’.
But they’re fooling themselves. And one day, when they stand before Almighty God, it will suddenly be quite clear to them that they were self deceived, as God utters the final sentence on their lives: ‘Depart from me, workers of iniquity; for I never knew you’.
If you are born again, you’re a child of God, and you act like it. And when you don’t, you repent. If you don’t feel any need to repent, or any need to act like a child of God there’s just one reason- you aren’t. Maybe it’s time you stop lying to yourself and saying that you are.