THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 11-10-19



LESSON TITLE: SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES - ENOCH



WELCOME

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT! WHO IS YOUR SHEPHERD ON THIS WONDROUS LORD'S DAY? WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT IT IS GOD AND THAT YOU'VE JOINED US TODAY AS HIS CHILD TO WORSHIP BEFORE HIS THRONE. AS FOLLOWERS OF GOD, HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS TO PRAISE OUR GOD AND TO DO THOSE THINGS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH HE HAS ASKED OF US THROUGH HIS WILL. ARE YOU WILLING TO DO YOUR PART THIS MORNING TO MAKE THIS TIME SUCCESSFUL IN THE SERVICE OF GOD? LET'S EACH DO OUR PART TO GIVE THIS TIME COMPLETELY TO HIM. NOW, AS WE BEGIN OUR OFFERING TO GOD, WILL YOU BOW WITH ME IN PRAYER!

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY - THIS MORNING THE LORD'S DAY - WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE GIFT OF JESUS AND THE SACRIFICE HE MADE. WE'RE THANKFUL FOR EVERY GIFT THAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE FOR WE KNOW FATHER ALL GOOD THINGS COME FROM YOU. AND HELP US EVERY DAY TO LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL THAT WE MIGHT, NOT ONLY WORK OUT OUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING BUT THAT WE MIGHT HAVE AN EFFECT ON THOSE AROUND US THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW YOU AND WORK TOWARD SALVATION AS WELL. BUT ULTIMATELY FATHER WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR YOUR GRACE. FOR WE KNOW WE ARE SAVED BY YOUR GRACE THROUGH YOUR LOVE AND MERCY. AND CERTAINLY, FATHER WE KNOW THAT WITHOUT THIS WE COULD NEVER FIND OUR WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE. THESE THINGS WE PRAY THROUGH JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

ON SOME OF THESE BRISK EARLY MORNINGS THERE ARE FEW THINGS MORE COMFORTING THAN SITTING DOWN NEAR A WINDOW AND FEELING THE GREAT WARMTH OF THE SUN. IT IS AMAZING THE WAY THE SUN CAN WARM US TO OUR VERY CORE AND HELP US TO FEEL ALL TOASTY INSIDE. WELL, OUR FIRST SONG OF THE MORNING REMINDS US THAT THERE IS A PLACE WE CAN TURN TO FEEL THE SPIRITUAL WARMTH OF GOD IN OUR DAILY LIVES. SO, WON'T YOU JOIN IN WITH THE CONGREGATION AT THIS TIME AS WE SING TOGETHER A SONG ABOUT JESUS, THE NAME OF THE HYMN, "DO YOU KNOW MY JESUS."



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED WHY IT SEEMS THAT SOMETIMES GOD ISN'T LISTENING? MAYBE YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING AND PRAYING, YET THINGS JUST AREN'T GOING RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE. IT IS AMAZING TO ME TODAY HOW THE RELIGIOUS WORLD SEEMS TO THINK THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WE BELIEVE, WHAT WE PRACTICE OR WHAT WE DO GOD ACCEPTS US ANYWAY. THE REALITY IS, THIS COULDN'T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. THE FACT IS GOD EXPECTS US TO DO WHAT HE SAYS, AND THE WAY HE SAYS IT, IF WE ARE TO BE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT. THE BIBLE HAS MANY VERSES THAT WOULD HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THIS DOCTRINE. CONSIDER THE WORDS OF JESUS HIMSELF IN LUKE 6:46, THERE WE READ, "BUT WHY DO YOU CALL ME 'LORD, LORD,' AND DO NOT DO THE THINGS WHICH I SAY?" IT ISN'T ENOUGH TO KNOW GOD AND CALL HIS NAME. NOR IS IT ENOUGH TO DO WHAT WE WANT OR CHOOSE TO IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. IT IS ONLY RIGHT WHEN WE DO GOD'S COMMANDS. JESUS CONFIRMED THIS EVEN BETTER IN MATTHEW 7:21, WHERE THE BIBLE SAYS, "NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, 'LORD, LORD,' SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN." BRETHREN AND FRIENDS, WHEN WILL MAN EVERY LEARN THAT SERVING GOD IS NOT ABOUT US, OUR WANTS, OUR NEEDS AND OUR DESIRES. SERVING GOD IS ALL ABOUT PUTTING GOD FIRST, BY KNOWING HIS WILL, OBEYING HIS COMMANDS AND DOING ONLY THAT WHICH IS ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. SO WHO DOES GOD HEAR AND WHO DOES GOD RESPOND TO? THE BIBLE SAYS, THOSE WHO ARE STRIVING TO BE FOUND FAITHFUL ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. JUST AS HOSEA CONCLUDED LONG AGO, "LET US KNOW, (AND) LET US PURSUE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD. HIS GOING FORTH IS ESTABLISHED AS THE MORNING; (THEN) HE WILL COME TO US LIKE THE RAIN, LIKE THE LATTER AND FORMER RAIN TO THE EARTH." IF WE WANT OUR GOD TO BE THERE FOR US AND TO DO WHAT HE HAS PROMISED, THEN WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO DO OUR PART! ARE YOU WILLING TO COMPLETELY SUBMIT TO THE WILL OF GOD? ARE YOU WILLING TO SEEK HIS KINGDOM FIRST AND PUT HIM BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THIS LIFE? WELL, THE REALITY IS, GOD EXPECTS NOTHING LESS!

TODAY WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ENTITLED, "SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES." OUR NEXT LESSON IN THE SERIES WILL DEAL WITH "ENOCH." SO, STAY WITH US AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG TOGETHER, I WILL BE LEADING US IN THE MAIN THOUGHTS OF THE DAY. BUT FOR NOW, LET'S JOIN TOGETHER IN OUR SECOND SONG OF THE MORNING. THE NAME OF THIS HYMN, "SING HALLELUJAH TO THE LORD."



LESSON

BY RAY SULLINS



WE ARE THANKFUL THAT YOU'VE CONTINUED WITH US NOW AS WE GO TO GOD'S WORD AND CONSIDER ANOTHER LESSON FROM OUR NEW SERIES THAT IS DEALING WITH THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES AS ARE MENTIONED THERE IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 11. AS WE LOOK AT THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES LAST WEEK WE BEGAN TO LOOK AT ABEL, THAT GREAT YOUNG MAN OF FAITH WHO CERTAINLY EVEN GAVE HIS LIFE, WILLING TO MAKE A MOST EXCELLENT SACRIFICE BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD KILLED BY HIS OWN BROTHER. BUT TODAY WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TO CONTINUE IN OUR STUDY AND THERE IN VERSE FIVE IF YOU'LL READ WITH ME WE LEARN ABOUT A MAN NAMED ENOCH. AND ENOCH HAD FAITH. BUT WHY DID HE HAVE FAITH AND WHAT WAS THE RESULTS OF HIS FAITH? BOTH TWO THINGS ARE ANSWERED ACTUALLY IN VERSE 5.

FIRST OF ALL - THE FAITH OF ENOCH IS SOMETHING THAT GAVE HIM THE ABILITY TO NEVER EXPERIENCE DEATH. IN VERSE 5 THE BIBLE SAYS: BY FAITH ENOCH WHEN HE WAS TAKEN AWAY DID NOT SEE DEATH. AND WAS NOT FOUND BECAUSE GOD HAD TAKEN HIM. FOR BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN HE HAD THIS TESTIMONY THAT HE PLEASED GOD. IF YOU'LL NOTICE HERE AGAIN THE ANSWERS ARE CLEAR. ENOCH PLEASED GOD. YOU MIGHT SAY WHAT WAS THE RESULT OF HIM PLEASING GOD? WELL, ONE THING THAT IS SIGNIFICANT IS THAT HE NEVER TASTED DEATH. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU AND I AND PERHAPS ALL OF US MIGHT FEAR IS THAT SOMEDAY WE WILL DIE. WE FEAR IT BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT AND THEREFORE AS THOSE OF US WHO KNOW GOD AND LOVE GOD WE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT THERE IS SOMETHING AFTER DEATH. AND THEREFORE IT HELPS US TO AGAIN ACCEPT DEATH IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND MAYBE EVEN LOOK FORWARD TO DEATH KNOWING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE REWARDED AND HAVE GREAT BLESSINGS FROM GOD IN THE LIFE TO COME. BUT ENOCH BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH WAS ONE OF THE ONLY TWO IN THE BIBLE THAT WE EVER READ OF THAT NEVER ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED DEATH. AND CERTAINLY THAT WAS A BENEFIT TO HIM. WHY? BECAUSE HE HAD PLEASED GOD SO MUCH. HE HAD A GREAT TESTIMONY, NOT ONLY FROM GOD, BUT FROM ALL OF THOSE AROUND HIM.

NOW TO UNDERSTAND WHO ENOCH WAS WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS. AND YOU MIGHT RECALL WITH ME THERE IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS THAT EARLY ON AFTER CREATION WE FIND THAT BASICALLY BEGAN EARLY ON TO BE A VERY CLEAR BREAK IN RIGHT AND WRONG AND THOSE WHO CHOSE TO SERVE GOD OR DO THE WILL OF GOD AND THOSE WHO DIDN'T. LAST WEEK THAT'S WHY WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ABEL AND ABEL CHOSE TO GIVE THE MORE EXCELLENT SACRIFICE AND CERTAINLY THERE CAIN DID NOT GIVE AN ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE. AND BECAUSE OF THAT WE SEE THE DIVISION BEGINNING BETWEEN REALLY THOSE WHO WOULD SERVE GOD AND THOSE WHO WOULD SERVE MAN OR THEMSELVES. AND FROM THERE WHAT WE BEGIN TO SEE HIS EVEN THEN THE DESCENDENTS OF CAIN THERE FOUND IN CHAPTER 4 WERE GIVEN TO US AND THEY WERE REALLY INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN ALL SORTS OF OTHER THINGS OF THE WORLD INCLUDING MUSIC AND MAKING INSTRUMENTS. WE EVEN SEE THAT THEY BEGAN IN VERSE 22 TO BE CRAFTSMAN OF BRONZE AND IRON. SO WE BEGIN TO SEE A LOT OF ADVANCES BEING MADE EVEN IN THE DESCENDENTS OF CAIN. YET THEY REJECTED GOD AND DID NOT SERVE GOD. WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE LAMECH, THE DESCENDENT OF CAIN, SAYS HE WAS SUCH A WICKED MAN THAT HE KILLED A MAN FOR JUST ANY REASON AND REALLY THREATENED MEN WHO GOT IN HIS WAY AT ALL. WITH THAT IN MIND THOUGH WE THEN IN CHAPTER 5 SEE THE RESULTS OF ADAM AND EVE HAVING ANOTHER CHILD IN THE LIKENESS OF ADAM OR IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD. AND HIS NAME WAS SETH. AND THERE IN CHAPTER 5 WE ALSO SEE THAT IN THE LINEAGE OF SETH THERE ARE MANY FAITHFUL WHO ARISE ACCORDING TO THE FATHER SETH ULTIMATELY ADAM AND WHO REJECTED THE WICKEDNESS OF CAIN AND THE WAY OF CAIN THAT WAS DESCRIBED FOR US IN CHAPTER 4. AND SO NOW WHEN WE GO WE BEGIN TO NOTICE SOME NAMES THAT ARE FAMILIAR TO US. ONE IS METHUSELAH.

IN FACT METHUSELAH WAS THE SON OF ENOCH AND METHUSELAH USUALLY IS KNOWN BECAUSE METHUSELAH WAS THE OLDEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED ACCORDING TO WHAT WE AGAIN LEARN IN THE SCRIPTURES. HE WAS WELL OVER 900 YEARS OLD - AND IF YOU'LL NOTICE WITH ME AND READ WITH ME THERE IT TELLS US SUCH IN VERSE 25 CONTINUING. METHUSELAH, THE SON OF ENOCH, LIVED 187 YEARS AND BEGOT LAMECH. AND AFTER HE BEGOT LAMECH METHUSELAH LIVED 782 YEARS AND HAD SONS AND DAUGHTERS. ALL THE DAYS OF METHUSELAH WERE 969 YEARS. NOW THE GRANDCHILD OF ENOCH AND THE SON OF METHUSELAH WAS LAMECH. AND THE REASON LAMECH STANDS OUT IS BECAUSE HE WAS THE FATHER OF NOAH. SO IF WE WERE TO THINK ABOUT METHUSELAH THE GRANDSON OF METHUSELAH WAS NOAH. THAT MEANS TO US THAT THE GREAT GRANDSON OF ENOCH WAS NOAH. YOU SEE HOW EXCITING THAT IS TO SEE HOW ALL OF THESE INDIVIDUALS REALLY STAND OUT IN A WAY, ESPECIALLY NOAH THAT WE KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT AND METHUSELAH HAVING SUCH A LONG LIFE AND ALSO ENOCH AS BEING AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD A GOOD TESTIMONY FROM ALL - INCLUDING GOD WHO DID NOT THEREFORE ALLOW HIM TO DIE. NOW WHAT WAS IT THOUGH IN THIS TEXT ABOUT ENOCH THAT MADE HIM DIFFERENT? WHAT MADE THEM A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT OR AT LEAST UNIQUE AMONGST THOSE WHO FOLLOWED GOD MAYBE OF HIS LINEAGE IS THAT HE WALKED WITH GOD. THAT IS THE TERMINOLOGY THAT IS USED IN THE TEXT. AND NOT ONLY DOES IT MENTION IT ONCE - IT MENTIONS IT TWICE. NOTICE WITH ME THERE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS BEGINNING WITH ME IN VERSE 22: AFTER HE BEGOT METHUSELAH (THAT IS ENOCH BEGOT METHUSELAH) ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD 300 YEARS AND HAD SONS AND DAUGHTERS. SO WHEN HE WALKED WITH GOD HE NOT ONLY KNEW GOD BUT HE WAS WALKING IN THE STEPS AND IN THE WAYS OF GOD. YOU AND I DON'T NEED A COLLEGE EDUCATION OR A DEGREE IN ROCKET SCIENCE OR ANY SPECIAL THING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS. IF YOU'RE WALKING IN SOMETHING IT MEANS THAT YOU'RE IN A FELLOWSHIP WITH. IN A COMMUNION WITH. YOU ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH. YOU ARE HAND-IN-HAND WITH SOMETHING. SO ENOCH HERE EVIDENTLY WAS IN COMPLETE COMMUNION AND HAND-IN-HAND WITH GOD MEANING THAT HE WAS ACCEPTED AND WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE HE HAD A GOOD TESTIMONY FROM GOD SO GOOD THAT GOD DID NOT ALLOW HIM TO FACE PHYSICAL DEATH BUT ACTUALLY TOOK HIM AND THEN REMOVED HIM FROM THE EARTH. NOT ONLY THERE IN VERSE 22 BUT IF YOU'LL DROP DOWN WITH ME IN VERSE 24, IT AGAIN SAYS THAT ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD. AND HERE IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS CHAPTER 5 IS WHERE IT CLARIFIED THAT HE DID NOT TASTE PHYSICAL DEATH. ENOCH WALKED WITH GOD AND HE WAS NOT - FOR GOD TO HIM. NOW I WOULD REMIND YOU THAT THIS IS IN A DAY. A DAY WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE DESPITE THE FACT THAT ENOCH AND MAYBE METHUSELAH AND SOME OF THE DESCENDENTS ALL THE WAY UP TO NOAH DESPITE THE FACT THAT MANY OF THEM WERE FOLLOWING GOD AND REMAINING TRUE TO GOD THAT THE WORLD WAS GOING TO POT. IT WAS JUST TURNING AWAY AND JUST JUMPING OFF THE CLIFF AND CHOOSING SIN EVERY DAY. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT? I MIGHT REMIND YOU WHEN WE GET DOWN TO CHAPTER 6 THAT IT TELLS US THAT BECAUSE THE SONS OF GOD BEGAN TO LOOK TO THE DAUGHTERS OF MEN THAT SOMETHING BEGAN TO HAPPEN. THAT THEY BEGAN TO TURN AWAY FROM GOD. AND WHEN THEY BEGAN TO TURN AWAY FROM GOD THERE BEGAN TO BE WICKEDNESS. AND VERSE FIVE - HOW WICKED DID IT GET? VERSE FIVE SAYS THAT THE LORD SAW THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN, HOW GREAT IT WAS ON THE EARTH, IT WAS SO BAD THAT EVERY INTENT OF THE THOUGHTS OF MAN'S HEART WAS ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY. THEY WERE NOT JUST WICKED SOMETIMES OR MAKING BAD DECISIONS ON THE WEEKENDS OR MAYBE IN THE EVENING - THEY WERE LIVING FOR EVIL. THEY WERE LIVING FOR WICKEDNESS. HOW MANY? EVERYBODY. IN NOAH'S DAY I MIGHT REMIND YOU THAT, NOT ONLY NOAH, BUT ONLY NOAH AND HIS WIFE AND HIS THREE SONS AND THEIR WIVES - EIGHT PEOPLE - WERE SAVED IN THE FLOOD. AND YOU'RE GOING TO DISCUSS THAT NEXT WEEK IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES SO I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO GREAT DETAIL ON THAT. BUT I WANT YOU TO NOTICE THE CONTEXT; THE FIGHT, THE CONFLICT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL BEFORE THE DAYS OF ENOCH. MANY, MANY, MANY, WHO WERE CHOOSING TO REJECT GOD TO LIVE THEIR OWN WAY AND WHO WERE LIVING FOR SIN. AND ON THE OTHER HAND ONE FAMILY IT SEEMS - ONE LINEAGE OF FAMILY THAT WAS STILL TRYING TO HOLD THE LINE AND TO DO WHAT WAS RIGHT. AND DON'T YOU KNOW THAT THE LIFE OF ENOCH; THE FAITH OF HIM, THE WAY THAT HE WALKED WITH GOD HAD A GREAT EFFECT - THEREFORE ON HIS GRANDSON METHUSELAH AND THE LONG LIFE THAT HE LIVED - HAD A GREAT EFFECT ON THE YOUNG MAN NOAH. AND WHAT A GREAT EXAMPLE! WHAT A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS WOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN CERTAINLY MEN LIKE NOAH LATER AND CERTAINLY METHUSELAH HAD TO BEGIN TO MAKE DECISIONS AS MEN THEMSELVES AS TO WHETHER THEY WOULD KNOW GOD AND SERVE GOD. AND ULTIMATELY AS WE ARE SEEING IN THIS OVERALL CONTEXT WHETHER THEY WOULD ACTUALLY WALK WITH GOD. IF YOU'LL GO BACK WITH ME TO OUR MAIN TEXT AGAIN I'D LIKE TO DRAW A FEW MORE THINGS IN OUR LAST FEW MINUTES OUT ABOUT WHAT WAS BEING SAID HERE IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE TESTIMONY. THE TESTIMONY THERE IN VERSE 5: FOR BEFORE HE WAS TAKEN HE HAD THIS TESTIMONY. HE PLEASED GOD. WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THIS TEXT WE LEARN SOMETHING THAT IS REQUIRED TO PLEASE GOD. AND IF YOU'LL NOTICE HERE THAT WHICH IS REQUIRED IS GIVEN IN VERSE 6. THE BIBLE SAYS: BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM.

SO IF I WANT TO PLEASE GOD I HAVE TO HAVE FAITH. THAT'S IT. THERE IS NO MAYBE OR IF YOU WANT TO OR IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT OR SOME DAYS ON AND SOME DAYS OFF - FAITH IS A REQUIREMENT TO BE PLEASING TO GOD. AND WE KNOW THE RESULTS OF THAT WHEN WE PLEASE GOD BY WHAT? FAITH. WE HAVE A GOOD TESTIMONY BEFORE HIM. THAT'S WHAT WE LEARN FROM ENOCH IN VERSE SIX. AND THEREFORE, WHAT WAS IT THAT ENOCH WAS DOING BY FAITH TO PLEASE GOD? HE WAS WALKING WITH GOD. HE HAD FAITH. DO YOU NOTICE HERE WITHIN THE GREAT FAITH CHAPTER THAT EVERYONE OF THESE PEOPLE HAD? THEY ALL HAD ACTION. DID YOU NOTICE WITH ABEL BY FAITH ABEL OFFERED? BY FAITH ENOCH WAS TAKEN. BY FAITH NOAH BUILT THE ARK. BY FAITH (VERSE 8) ABRAHAM OBEYED. DID YOU NOTICE HOW THAT FAITH IS DEMONSTRATED THAT FAITH SHOWS FORTH AN OBEDIENCE TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOD. NOT BECAUSE THAT SAVES YOU. THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU COULD EVER DO OR I COULD EVER DO THAT WOULD MERIT THE SALVATION OF GOD - PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR HIS GRACE, BUT TO CLAIM THAT FAITH IS UNNECESSARY OR THAT FAITH IS NOT SEEN IN ACTION IS EQUALLY RIDICULOUS! BECAUSE WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT BY FAITH ENOCH WAS KNOWN TO BE OF GOD. NO WONDER JESUS SAID IF YOU LOVE ME YOU'LL KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. NO WONDER ALL THESE EXAMPLES SHOW THAT. NO WONDER THE EXAMPLES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT PROVE TO US THE GREAT MEN LIKE PAUL AND PETER AND OTHERS THROUGH THEIR LOVE WERE OBIEDIENT BY FAITH TO GOD AND THEREFORE EVEN GREAT MEN LIKE ABRAHAM PROVED THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS BECAUSE THEY DID WHAT GOD SAID. THEY WERE COMMITTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF GOD.

SO THE QUESTION FOR US TODAY IS - WHAT ARE YOU DOING BY FAITH? ARE YOU PLEASING GOD? BECAUSE WITHOUT FAITH YOU CAN'T PLEASE GOD. IF YOU DON'T HAVE FAITH AT ALL YOU'RE NOT A CHILD OF GOD. BUT IF YOU WANT A GOOD TESTIMONY OF GOD LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND MAKE SURE THAT TODAY YOU ARE WALKING WITH GOD. THAT YOU ARE IN COMMUNION WITH FELLOWSHIP HAND IN HAND - DOING THOSE THINGS THAT ARE NOT ONLY ARE GOING TO BENEFIT YOU TODAY BUT ARE GOING TO BENEFIT YOU ETERNALLY AS YOU RECEIVE THE GIFT OF HEAVEN.



CLOSING COMMENTS

WHAT A BLESSING IT HAS BEEN TO JOIN TOGETHER IN THE THINGS OF GOD THIS MORNING. THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART IN MAKING ALL THESE THINGS TO BE ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. AS ALWAYS, WE INVITE YOU BACK EVERY LORD'S DAY MORNING AT 7:30, AS WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO THIS OFFERING FOR GOD!

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WHAT A GREAT LESSON WE LEARN FROM THE FAITH OF ENOCH, A MAN WHO TRULY WALKED GOD. FURTHERMORE, HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO KNOW OF THE BLESSINGS AND REWARDS FROM GOD FOR THE FAITHFUL WHO WALK IN HIS PRECEPTS. THE QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY IS, ARE YOU WALKING WITH THE LORD ACCORDING TO HIS PERFECT WILL?