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9-5/6-2016 Gospel Saints

The Apostle Paul wrote: “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).  There were “saints” in the church of God in Corinth.  Paul had “testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ,” “And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:5,8 NKJV).  “Saint” is short for “sanctified,” or set aside for spiritual purpose.  A “saint” calls on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.”  When Saul of Tarsus was told to “Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16 NKJV), “he arose and was baptized” (Acts 9:18 NKJV).  There were “saints” before any Roman Catholic Church.             

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#church-of-god, #roman-catholic-church, #saint, #sanctified

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9-7-2016 Saints Serving The Poor

There was no Roman Catholic Church in existence when Paul wrote: “To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints” (Romans 1:7 NKJV). They were “distributing to the needs of the saints” (Romans 12:13 NKJV).  Paul was “going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem” (Romans 15:25-26 NKJV).  There is more than just serving the poor, however, for “though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3 NKJV).   Serving without love “profits nothing.”  Corinthians “hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:8 NKJV) and were “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#roman-catholic-church, #saint

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1-25-2016 Saint or Sinner?

The line between saint and sinner has been blurred in many people’s minds so they think they are followers of Christ without repenting of their sins! “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6 NKJV). God’s line has not changed, though: “For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them” (Ephesians 5:5-7 NKJV). Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#disobedience, #saint, #sinner

Any Valentine’s Day celebration? No cel…

Any Valentine’s Day celebration? No celebration for me as such – just sharing communion with the saints and the Lord.

#celebration, #communion, #saint, #valentine