This Saturday, we will meet at 7:30 am for our INHERITANCE Men’s Breakfast, followed by Worship and the Word. We will finish by 10:00 am. Please invite your friends, neighbors, sons, and fathers.
This Sunday after Church, at 11:30 am, we are having our Family Lunch – Tacos and Tostadas! Invite your friends and neighbors to church, and stay for lunch.
Why do the nations rage?
With all the conflict in the earth, it was so refreshing to have the Lord call us out of the strife of tongues into the Pavilion of His Peace. Calling us up into the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, He reminded us that we are judged by a higher calling – Christlikeness. I was afraid to share the charge the Lord gave me but knew He meant to set His people apart rather than us being sucked into the vortex of evil. This is when evil is advancing through man, and it is. When man is plotting to overthrow the rule of God and cast His cords behind them, we can become provoked at the wrong; but in doing so become wrong in our response. With our tongue we can bless God and curse man, who are made in His image. This changes our fountain from clean water to salt water. James 3
As I shared our calling to bless and not curse, to not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling, the Holy Spirit brought us to faith. We are not to speak evil of dignitaries, even if they are evil men in power.
A wife who berates her husband as a sluggard or drunkard, children who curse their parents, and employees who dishonor and steal from their employers, speak evil of the office they hold. In all relationships that we are in, we are called to do so as “Unto Christ.” Wives are exhorted to win their stubborn husbands without a word. 1 Peter 3
Children are commanded to honor their fathers and mothers as the first commandment with a promise. Ephesians 6:2
Employees are called to serve with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart as to Christ. Ephesians 6:5
As to Christ
Christ is the one we serve in marriage, family, work, and community. When we dishonor, we participate in evil and are overcome by evil; but we are called to overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
I didn’t have to be afraid. The body of Christ responded so sincerely with humility and the fear of God. We repented, forgave and asked forgiveness. We then took communion together. It was beautiful. It was Christ like.
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