Some aren?t sure if God exists or who He is. I want to press their minds with some thoughts if I may. First, this world is just too well set in motion to be simply here by chance. For example, can a toothpick just come from nothing? Can a clock come from nothing? Can a jar of jelly just appear and have no creator? Now if you believe this world came from nothing, you must also believe these inferior things also came from nothing. And if not, why not? Design is the strongest evidence of a creator; and when design is present and when things function or perform with accuracy, one can be sure of a creator. (Just think about the engine of a car.) God is introduced to man through the bible, as well as by simply considering the earth and heavens which are the works of His hands. Rom 1:19-20. Psa 19:1-6. Psa 97:1-12. There are many great works of art, buildings, sport teams, movies, etc. These all have one thing in common; a creator! If you are interested in learning more about God, feel free to contact us. John 6:45. Isa 54:13. Heb 8:11.
God bless America! Sure, that sounds great, but can it happen?
In the bible, we learn that God is very pleased to bless any nation that follows His word, doing what is pleasing in His eyes. Pro 14:34. Pro 16:7. Psa 33:12. Pro 11:11. Pro 10:27. God was even going to bless the city of Sodom with life, if He could find 10 righteous people living there. Gen 18:32-33. God also, blessed the houses of wicked men because they had righteous men living on the premises. Gen 30:27. Gen 41:54. Gen 39:1-6.
But, God said that he wouldn't bless a mess. In other words, if a nation does sinful things. God won?t bless that nation. Instead He will curse it. Deut 28:15-68.
God bless America is a great statement; but only if America is doing right.
Not too many do the right thing. But when people do so, it is the most refreshing thing that one can see. A guy in the neighborhood goes regularly around the streets picking up litter that uncaring people throw down. He does it not for fame nor hope that neighbors will pay him money or give him some other kind of honor. No, he does it for the love of what is right. Trash belongs in a trash can, not on street corners. And since no one else is doing anything about it, he does so himself. When asked why he keeps doing this when no one else seems to care; he said because Jesus teaches for Christians to be the light of the world. Matt 5:14-16. It is his hope that litters, will see him cleaning up and that their conscience will cause them to do the right thing and stop littering.
If you don’t believe in God, now would be a great time to start. At this point, everyone should know what happened on the worlds stage, as the rescue of those boys unfolded in that Thailand cave.
Because the situation was hopeless, it is called a miracle that everyone escaped. We say, yes, a miracle indeed; but miracles cannot happen without a greater force behind them. The great force is the Lord Himself.
God worked though those divers to send a message to the world; that He exists and that man should serve Him. The word of God teaches that the prayers of the righteous does much good and it was the prayers of the righteous for those boys which gave us the results. James 5:16.
So call it a miracle, but make sure you give thanks to the Lord for it.
As you read this bulletin, you might be interested visiting the services here. We encourage you to do so and not to worry; you will meet nice people interested in what the bible teaches and not the doctrines of men. We encourage you to go to our website and click on the bar at the upper left and review the material we have for the enrichment of the soul. We know you will find information that will enlighten you. The posted audio called “five minutes of your time” are short lessons on various biblical points of view. We also offer bible study on Tuesday nights where we study different topics from the word of the Lord. It is our hope that you our reader, will take interest and sit in on one of our classes. This church is about giving book, chapter and verse for what we believe and we hope that is what interests you as well. 1 Peter 4:11. 2 Thessalonians 2:15
A relationship with God, doesn’t just happen. It must be created. Listen as the scriptures teach how we begin our walk with God. “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. “ John 6:45
We are sinners and sin separates man from God. Rom 3:23. John 8:24. Isa 59:1-4. But man can begin new by obeying the word of God. Once man has a relationship with the Lord, he can pray, he can have God help with problems, he can be called a child of God. 2 Cor 6:17-18. John 1:12-13. Until we do so, we aren’t in a relationship with God. 2 Tim 2:19.
There are some who don’t want a church that teaches the word of God. Those people want a church that makes them feel good and tells them what they want to hear. In other words, a don’t rock the boat kind of church; a whatever and anything goes kind of church. Such people aren’t concern about the word of God. Such people have never given any thought that God demands certain things. John
Instead, it is all about what they want and what they expect. Listen to the scripture as it warns about such persons.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 New International Version (NIV) For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
Does this describe you? Be honest with yourself; for it is your soul at stake. If we fail to have an open mind toward the word of God. We cannot be saved. 2 Tim 2.16-26.
When Jesus had finished His teachings, He left Galilee and went into the region of Judea on the other side of the Jordan river. Large crowds followed Him and He healed them there. Some Pharisees came to put Him to the test by asking; “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all ?”
“Haven’t you read the scriptures,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female and He said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his
wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Matthew 19:1-6
Moral decay occurs when the basic virtues that founded a society disappears; and when that happens there is internal rot. Our community is now experiencing moral decay with the breakdown of the home and the moral values of what is right and what is wrong. A home headed by a married father and mother with children has been tarnished.
There are babies out of wedlock with missing fathers and it is considered normal. Sexual relations between a man and his wife has been tarnish to now include all kinds of sexual behavior which is considered alright when measured by 2018 standards. Young men walking around with their pants down showing their underwear is consider okay. Using foul language as entertainment is just fine; after all, it’s only entertainment they say. Using guns to solve disputes is the 2018 way. Bad behavior in schools where teachers get beat up and have no respect from their students. I have said enough! It’s too sickening to go on naming bad behavior, you all know what I’m saying. Unless a society goes back to the biblical virtues of right and wrong, using the word of the Lord as the basis for which one lives life. We will continue on this downward trend where morality isn’t recognized. Pro 12:28. Pro 14:34. Psa 33:12. Psa 14:1-3
We lament the fact that people don’t debate disagreements without name calling. A gay man debates his belief against an opponent and somewhere during the exchange, the term homophobic is hurled. Another man debates an Islamic person and somewhere during the exchange, the term Islamophobic is hurled or infidel, or threats to commit violence, etc. A person honks a horn in traffic and the flash of the index finger is seen, gun shots are fired, tailgating and trying to force the other driver off the road is done in road rage. By telling drug dealers to stop selling drugs on the block, neighbors will experience gunfire, vandalism or firebombs thrown into their windows. After having problems, one group of high school students will go on line and tell the other group to meet them in a mall for a fight. A person gets fired and returns to the old job and opens fire upon former coworkers.
I could name more, but this is enough. There are people all over who don’t agree with what you do. However, that doesn’t mean they need to be called idiot or threaten with bodily harm. How about live and let live? God gives all men the right to make a choice. We have to respect another person right to do so, even though we don’t agree. Using violence and name calling against an opponent is wrong. Col 4:6. Eph 4:29. Just present the evidence and leave it at that. And if it isn’t accepted; walk away.