March 6, 2016 – God Can!
The first Sunday of each month is Men’s Day and the Male Chorus started our blessed service off with a selection. Pastor Brown led the charge today preaching from 1 Corinthians 10:1-6:
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Pastor Brown relayed to us what God had given him. He said that whatever we needed to be delivered from God can deliver. He said whatever we needed, God can provide. He told us that God wants so much to bless us. He reflected on 2 Peter 3:9 and reminded us that God wants all of us to come repentance and we need to shake off “the these”, which is the punishment He has for the disobedient. Pastor Brown said Satan knows He only has a short time left and He will do all he can to distract us from the truth in God’s word.
He ended by encouraging us to sanctify the Lord in our hearts.
March 13, 2016 – “As For Me”
Using the text from Joshua 24:15:
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve theLord.
Pastor Brown spoke to us on the topic As For Me. He told us how Joshua, in spite of all that was going on, decided he and his house was going to serve the Lord. He talked to us so we could see how important it was for us to adopt the “As For Me” attitude. He said some os act as though we’re going to be an outcast if we made a commitment to serve the Lord.
He reminded us that Jesus is the best thing that could ever happen to us if we turned everything that concerns us over to Him. He asked the question; “Who are yu going to serve.” and then he reminded us that through Philippians 4:13 that serving Christ would give us the power to all things. He asked the question:
Why are you saying you can’t when God says you can!