After a hearty round of congregational singing and a few announcements, we heard “Nothing Between” sung by the duet of Grayson (on guitar) and Michael (singing harmony.)
Then it was pastor to the pulpit for more on “Deep Six.”
He joined us this morning wearing sackcloth over his clothes, (Johan 3:1-6) to represent the mournful state of our country, especially the state of NY after the weekend’s abominable turn of events in voting “yes” for Same Sex Marriage. After referencing the political “outlaws” that rule the land and go against the Bible, we opened with Romans 8:35-39 which tells us that none of these will separate us fromt he love of Christ.
Quoting Tozer – “True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The messenger of Christ must speak to the condition of his hearers.”
Deep Six – Complete ruin
There are those that love the praise of men rather than that of God (Political leaders?)
Maybe we got what we deserve if we didn’t do anything to stop it.Verse 20 says that the Kings mind was hardened. And in vers 22, the son was like the Father.
Christians are not setting the example of Godliness, setting themselves apart fromt he world.
1. Conquer sin – see blog from last week
2. Conquer Sex
Can a man take fire in his bosom and be not burned?
Christians shouldn’t be ‘living together’
3. Conquer self
O for some faithful men!
Proverbs 18:1 notice the word “Separateth”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. “There is no law against living righteously. Let’s do it!