“I don’t know what God expects of me; how can I know what He wants?” This statement was made by a person who really wanted an answer.
The answer is, God has given man the bible; it is a book which contains two parts, the old testament, given to the Jewish nation and the new testament was established by the death of Christ upon the cross and it is given to all mankind. We today shall be judged by the new testament and within its pages are the plan of salvation and the church of Christ, which houses those who have obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ. Acts 2.37-47
What God wants from man, is for him to obey the message of the gospel and be baptized in water to have his sins washed away. Acts 22.16. Rom 10.8-18. At that point, a person can begin a relationship with God and keep it going till death. Roman 6.1-17. Rev 2.10. 2 Tim 4.6-8
This is what God expects and desires for everyone. God wants you to be saved from the destruction of hell. 2 Pt 3.9. 1 Thess 5.9-10. 1 Tim 2.3-4
Having a faithful devout person work for you or with you is always a plus. It is because this person believes what the word of the Lord said about honest and hard work; realizing that the heavenly Father is watching men.
“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Pro 15.3 “ Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything and do it not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor; but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3.22-25
There is no need to worry about loafing, calling in sick when that isn’t the case; and other no good actions. Instead, a person working with fellow employees and trying to make the job site better is all such a worker cares about.
If you meet a qualified Christian seeking employment, you need to hire him.
If you aren’t interested in coming to church; may I ask you why? Surely you have a reason. I invite you to write to us at the mt airy church of Christ and give your reason for staying away from church. I ask this because there is a huge percentage of people who want nothing to do with church service.
I have an explanation as to why I believe man should come to church. I would like to briefly state it.
These are the reasons I promote church attendance and I believe that I am right; because the belief I have didn’t originate with me; it is found in scripture. I gave you book, chapter and verse. You can read it for yourselves.
So, back to what I asked in the beginning. If you don’t believe that the church is necessary; how about sharing your knowledge of what you believe to be true.
Until then; we shall continue our teachings on the necessity of church attendance.
During the days of Jesus, a tower fell in the city of Siloam and killed 18 persons. The story no doubt made the news, because the Lord used it in His teaching about the importance of repentance.
“ Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13.4-5
This is a good thing to consider because we are being informed daily about the tower which fell in Miami Beach and over 100 people are still missing and about a dozen dead. Like our Lord was, so are we. The sadness is shared as we feel bad about the loss of life and destruction of property.
But, as Jesus said, anyone can experience some kind of tragic event. No one is immune. The question is, have you repented? Are you saved? Are you free from your sins? If not, one can perish just as well