In order to be helpful to others, one must be people-friendly and have the desire to serve. Jesus Christ said that He came not to be served, but to serve, by offering Himself as a sacrifice for many (Matthew 20:28).
This same kind of spirit should be found in men everywhere. People should devote themselves to go out each day and make someone’s day brighter. Make someone else smarter. Make someone else into a better person. Make someone correct, by freeing them from the error of negative thoughts and false dogma’s which enslaved many in bondage. Put out the fires, not start them. Put money in the pockets of men and not rob them of it. Make smiles on faces, not frowns. Mentor minds, not destroy them.
We don’t need a multitude of people to do any of what has been said. All we need is a few who are willing to start today, by making the example of Jesus Christ alive and well.
Hope you will pay attention to this message.
“In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine the commands of men” (Mark 7:7).
There are churches that teach the eating of certain meals for so-called Holy days, holidays, or other days of the week. In the Old Testament the people were commanded to eat certain foods (Leviticus 11). But we are not under the Old Testament any more. We are under the New Testament (Hebrews 8:6-13; 2 Corinthians 3:6). Under the New Testament, any kind of food is good and can be eaten, providing we give thanks (1 Timothy 4:1-5).
Another law made by men is “denying marriage to priests.” In the New Testament all Christians are priests with Jesus being the High Priest (1 Peter 2:5,11; Hebrews 4:14-15).
Since God did not authorize the office of priests as some teach, the ‘no marriage’ rule goes out the window. However, notice who can marry according to the Bible:
People seem to pick the wrong solutions to ease their pains. With suicide you don’t escape your problems—you create new ones. The person died committing self murderand after death there is no repentance (John 8:21; Galatians 5:21).
Many turn to booze to ease their pain but that doesn’t help. After recovering from the hangover, the problem is still there and probably will be worse because of the drinking (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Isaiah 5:11; Proverbs 23:29-35, 20:1).
Many turn to selling drugs and prostitution, hoping to escape their poverty. Drugs are the scum of neighborhoods, and it is sinful to use them (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Rom. 13:11-14). A woman in need of money uses her body to arouse men at strip clubs or sells her body having sex and such is fornication and will be condemned on the Judgment Day (Proverbs 6:23-35; 1 Cor. 6.15-20).
The way to deal with problems is to commit our lives to God so He can give us peace, and that will happen if one is for real (Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:6, 6:45).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.