February 5, 2023

Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake:
for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
(Psalm 143:11)

REALLY Living as a Christian SHOULD Live (Part 5)

       Pastor John Davis, a Bible believing pastor in the United Kingdom, has compiled some practical steps that will help you thrive in living the Christian life.

16) Beware of bad women (Proverbs 5:7, 7:5, 9:13) and bad men (Proverbs 2:12, 6:12, 14:17)

17) Pay attention to your inner thought life – Psalm 19:14

18) Keep your sins judged and confessed – 1 Corinthians 10-11

19) Watch your temper – James 1:19

20) Forgive quickly, and don’t harbor grudges – Ephesians 4:32, James 5:9

21) Abstain from all appearance of evil – 1 Thessalonians 5:22

22) Do not try to compete with other Christians, God gives us all a work to do.

23) Don’t try to be somebody you’re not – Galatians 6:3

24) Be on your guard at all times – 1 Peter 5:8

25) Keep your armour on – Ephesians 6

26) Make each day count for the Lord. Get something out of every day.

You can view other materials from Bro. Davis on his “Time for Truth!” website below.  As with all things, be sure to “eat the meat and spit out the bones.” https://www.timefortruth.co.uk/

Our Substitute

During the Civil War a man by the name of George Wyatt was drawn by lot to go to the front. He had a wife and six children. A young man named Richard Pratt offered to go in his stead. He was accepted and joined the ranks, bearing the name and number of George Wyatt. Before long Pratt was killed in action. The authorities later sought again to draft George Wyatt into service. He protested, entering the plea that he had died in the person of Pratt. He insisted that the authorities consult their own records as to the fact of his having died in identification with Pratt, his substitute. Wyatt was thereby exempted as beyond the claims of law and further service. He had died in the person of his representative. There we have the truth of identification in a nutshell. God’s way of deliverance is through death–through identification with our Substitute in His death and resurrection
*An excerpt from the book Born Crucified by L.E. Maxwell

Memory Verse –

This morning – Psalm 145:8
February emphasis: COMPASSION
Next week (February 12th) – Micah 7:19
February 19th – Matthew 9:36
February 26th – 1 Peter 3:8

Church News & Notes

  • Bro. Don Faeh will be bringing the message this morning.  Pray for him and others who teach and preach in our church.
  • We will observe the Lord’s Supper tonight immediately following the evening service.
  • In the midst of many great difficulties in our church body, the Lord has been faithful to show His mighty power.  Keep trusting Him for all your needs.
  • It’s hard to get in shape spiritually if you only work out on Sundays.