Father, may we laud and magnify Your name today, as we worship You, the only true and living God. As we observe the Lord’s Supper, may we do so in honor and remembrance of Your Son’s sacrifice on our behalf. As we listen to Your powerful Word proclaimed, may we have open and receptive minds, allowing the message of the hour to mold us into humble and obedient servants, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Where is our confidence in the day of judgment? (1 John 4:17). If we pattern our lives after Christ (1 John 2:3-6), we should have confidence in the day of judgment. The previous verse (1 John 4:16), tells us that we must continually “dwell” in God’s love in order to maintain that confidence.
That successful “dwelling” is also contingent upon our confessing Christ as God’s Son (1 John 4:15), and the keeping of God’s commands (1 John 3:24). Another criteria for our having confidence in the day of judgment is for us to maintain God’s standard of moral purity in ourselves and in our everyday living (1 John 3:2-3; cf. 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:13-16).
All of the above can only be achieved “through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
The adult class at Montana Street does not follow a set curriculum. We study a variety of Bible topics, showing how the Bible can be applied to everyday living. On Wednesday night, we are studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians.
A project I want to finish in March is getting my income taxes figured during Spring Break. We’re praying that we get a refund. The spiritual project in March, is to keep writing Bible-related articles that apply to every day Christian living.
I’m also contemplating opening up the comments section of my article blog, so that folks can comment on the articles I’ve written. Spam has been the major problem in the past, but Bro. Eddie Watkins may have fixed that problem. I’ve sent an email to him regarding this problem. We shall see what happens.
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.