The Adult Sunday school class at Gospel Light were given much in the way of information this past Lord’s day. Pastor opened in prayer and went straight to the sheets of Hebrews 9-10. on He wanted to continue his lesson on ION words from those chapters. After a welcoming prayer and a hearty thanks for the early arrivers and close to early arrivers, he hit the ground running.
We read over Hebrews Chapter 9: verses 16-22. After the reading, a question was asked regarding verse 22. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. “ What is the word ALMOST referring to?” Pastor took us back in the chapter to verses 12-14 and explained. There was some additional thoughts added by a couple of men in the class. Which our preacher always welcomes class participation. On that note, Pastor called on Luke and Jesenia (a husband and wife team) to go up and do a walk through on the white board. Jesenia spoke of the Birth of Christ right through to the Rapture, while Luke pointed to the events on the white board. They switched and Luke took us through to the 1000 year reign of Christ. At the switch, Preacher made sure we all knew that Jesenia finished speaking at the Rapture, hmmmm. After some laughs and jokes, Luke was able to finish the walk through and even got a promise of coffee cards from Preacher to thank them for be willing to do the walk through. Before the end of class we had a better understanding of things that are happening and what will be happening. Pastor always says that we need to be a bible knowing people and so he took us to Revelation 22 and did a short study of the Tree of Life. Forbidden to touch in Genesis, and it comes full circle in Revelation. He also made reference to buying a car. Most people don’t want to know all the intricacies about their car. They just want to get in, start the car and ease on down the road. The correlation was made that some people handle their salvation like that. They don’t want to know all the details but just that they are going to Heaven when they die. A tidbit was given to us that opened a lot of eyes. A 1066 ad Cardinal’s advice to Pope Pius the 3rd. ” Open your eyes as well and read as little as possible of the Holy Scriptures… Keep the people’s ears tickled, and minimize their responsibilities to Christ and you end up with dumbed down Christians.” Pastor went on to say that people these days don’t want to know more about the bible and to understand what happens when you get saved. The rituals of the catholic church is enough for a lot of people. Pastor sadly retold a story of 2 friends of his who were saved and trained in the Baptists ‘ way, both are now deceived and have turned to the Catholic church. Class ended with a reminder from pastor. A lot of churches would have us believe that Satan is in the bottomless pit, but he is not, he is walking about. He gave us the scripture 1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant;because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”