THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 7-22-18



LESSON TITLE: “THE KINGDOM PROPHESIED”



WELCOME

TODAY WE ARE BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD, THE BIBLE. THIS BOOK IS GOD'S LIVING WORD. IN ITS PAGES, WE ARE TOLD “FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND POWERFUL AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD.” IT IS IN THIS BOOK OF BOOKS THAT WE FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF MAN'S QUESTIONS AND NEEDS. THIS MORNING YOUR AREA CHURCHES OF CHRIST WELCOME YOU TO A PROGRAM COMMITTED TO THAT PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY AS WE PRESENT THE LIVING WORD. NOW HERE IS YOUR HOST, RAY SULLINS.

WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY FOR THE LIVING WORD PROGRAM. WHAT A GLORIOUS LORD’S DAY MORNING IT IS. AS ALWAYS, IT IS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO HAVE YOU WITH US. WE ARE THANKFUL YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO JOIN US AS WE COMMIT THIS TIME TO THE THINGS OF GOD. IT IS OUR HOPE AND PRAYER THIS MORNING THAT WE MAY EACH PARTICIPATE AND DO OUR PART TO MAKE THIS TIME ACCEPTABLE BEFORE HIM AND ACCORDING TO HIS WORD. NOW LET’S BEGIN BY TALKING TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER!

PRAYER: OUR AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR THIS DAY AND EACH AND EVERY DAY OF LIFE. WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE PRIVILEGE THAT WE HAVE TO BE CALLED YOUR CHILDREN. AND FATHER, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GREAT GIFT OF YOUR SON JESUS, HIS SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS AS WELL AS HIS RESURRECTION. AND FATHER, HELP US THIS DAY TO GIVE YOU BACK OUR WORSHIP AND OUR PRAISE TO YOU AS COMMANDED THAT WE MIGHT DO OUR VERY BEST IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH TO ALWAYS LIFT UP YOUR NAME AND TO DO THOSE THINGS ACCORDING TO YOUR PERFECT COMMANDS. FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE AVENUE OF PRAYER AND THESE THINGS WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AMEN.

WHEN WE CONSIDER THE GREAT SACRIFICE WHICH JESUS MADE ON THE CROSS FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, WE ARE REMINDED OF WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US. THIS MORNING, WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH A SONG THAT REMINDS US THAT WONDROUS SACRIFICE MADE OUR MT. CALVARY. SO AT THIS TIME WON’T YOU DO YOUR PART AS WE SING TOGETHER, “A HILL CALLED MOUNT. CALVARY.”



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU STARTED FEELING YOUR FACE WARM UP, TURNING RED FROM THE HEAT? MAYBE YOUR HANDS BEGAN TO SWEAT OR SHAKE FROM EMOTION! WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? GETTING MAD! SOME OF US EVEN THIS MORNING HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANGRY ABOUT SOMETHING. DID YOUR ALARM CLOCK GO OFF TOO EARLY? MAYBE YOU SPILLED SOMETHING WHILE MAKING BREAKFAST? DID THAT COFFEE GET ON YOUR CLEAN SHIRT YOU JUST PUT ON? “WHEN WILL THAT PAPER MAN EVER LEARN, HE’LL NEVER GET IT WHERE I WANT IT!” IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH DOES IT? WE SEEM TO GET UPSET OVER THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT THINGS. WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN? THIS IS NOT WHAT GOD WANTS.

WE SEE TWO KINDS OF ANGER SPOKEN ABOUT IN THE BIBLE! ONE IS A GODLY ANGER. IT IS NOT WRONG TO GET UPSET ABOUT SOMETHING AS LONG AS WE CONTROL OUR ANGER! HOW CAN WE PROVE THIS, LET’S LOOK INTO GOD’S WORD. IN EXODUS 4:14, WE READ, “SO THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST MOSES….” EVEN GOD GETS ANGRY, SO WE CANNOT SAY THAT ALL ANGER IS WRONG OR SINFUL. GOD DOES NOT SIN. ALSO, IN MATTHEW 21 WE SEE THAT JESUS HIMSELF WENT INTO THE TEMPLE AND THREW OUT THOSE WHO WERE USING IT FOR BUYING AND SELLING GOODS. IN VERSE 12 WE READ, “THEN JESUS WENT INTO THE TEMPLE OF GOD AND DROVE OUT ALL THOSE WHO BOUGHT AND SOLD IN THE TEMPLE, AND OVERTURNED THE TABLES OF THE MONEY CHANGERS AND THE SEATS OF THOSE WHO SOLD DOVES.” DOES THIS SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WHO WAS UPSET AND MAD? DID HE HAVE A REASON TO BE? CERTAINLY HE DID!

SO YOU SEE A CONTROLLED GODLY ANGER IS ACCEPTABLE, AS LONG AS WE REMEMBER WE ARE CHRISTIANS AND THAT WE MUST BE LIKE CHRIST. SOME SINFUL SITUATION MAY EVEN MERIT AN ACTIVE ANGER, JUST AS WITH CHRIST. HOWEVER WE MUST REMEMBER THAT ALL THINGS MUST BE DONE IN A CONTROLLED FASHION AND FOR GOD’S GLORY, NOT OUR OWN.

THE OTHER ANGER WHICH THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF IS AN UNCONTROLLED ANGER! PAUL PUTS THIS TYPE OF UNGODLY ANGER AMONG OTHER SINFUL THINGS THAT CHRISTIANS MUST PUT AWAY IN EPHESIANS 4:31. YOU SEE, GIVING INTO ANGER AND ALLOWING IT TO GET OUT OF CONTROL, ALLOWS US TO GIVE PLACE TO THE DEVIL, AS WE READ IN EPHESIANS 4:27. IN VERSE 26, PAUL ALSO SAID, "BE ANGRY, AND DO NOT SIN": DO NOT LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH….” I THINK WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING UPSET AND ALLOWING THAT ANGER TO TURN INTO WRATH. ONE IS A CONTROLLED RESPONSE, THE OTHER IS NOT.

FINALLY, LET’S KEEP IN MIND THAT AN UNCONTROLLED ANGER LEADS US INTO MANY OTHER SINS WHICH ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO GOD. WHEN WE GET MAD WE MAY START DOING MANY THINGS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO GOD’S WILL. WE START TO THINK THINGS AND SAY THINGS WE SHOULDN’T. WE ALSO MIGHT START DOING THINGS THAT WE SHOULDN’T, WHICH HURT THOSE AROUND US WHOM WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LOVE. ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR ANGER IN CHECK WHEN YOU GET UPSET AT SOMEONE OR A SITUATION? ARE YOU ALLOWING OTHERS TO SEE CHRIST IN YOU? LET’S DETERMINE TODAY TO BEGIN MAKING A GREATER EFFORT TO KEEP OUR ANGER UNDER CONTROL AS CHRIST WOULD HAVE US TO.

THIS MORNING, WE WILL BEGIN A NEW SERIES OF STUDY ENTITLED, “…AND TRANSFERRED US INTO THE KINGDOM!” OUR FIRST LESSON OF STUDY WILL BE, “THE KINGDOM PROPHESIED.” SO, PLEASE CONTINUE WITH US THIS MORNING AND IN A FEW MINUTES WE WILL RETURN WITH THIS STUDY FROM GOD’S WORD. AS FAR AS OUR GUEST SPEAKER, WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE BROTHER JERRY SULLINS WITH US TODAY. BROTHER JERRY IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE BIBLE INSTITUTE OF MISSOURI HERE IN SPRINGFIELD AND WE ARE THANKFUL HE HAS JOIN US TODAY TO LEAD US IN OUR MAIN STUDY FROM GOD’S WORD.

NOW LET’S JOIN IN OUR SECOND SONG OF THE DAY. THE NAME OF THE HYMN IS, “THE STEADFAST LOVE OF THE LORD.”



LESSON

JERRY SULLINS

WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU VIEWING OUR PROGRAM TODAY THE LIVING WORD BROADCAST. WE'RE SO THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BRING TO YOU THE WORD OF GOD. WE'RE BEGINNING A NEW SERIES TODAY CONCERNING THE CHURCH. THERE'S SO MUCH MISUNDERSTANDING IN THE WORLD TODAY CONCERNING THE CHURCH THAT WE READ ABOUT THAT BEGAN IN ACTS CHAPTER 2. SO IT WILL BE THE PURPOSE OF SEVERAL LESSONS EACH WEEK AS WE EXAMINE THE CHURCH FROM ITS VERY BEGINNING AS IT ORIGINATED IN THE MIND OF GOD EVEN TODAY AND THIS WORLD AS WE SEE THE CHURCH. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT WHAT HE SAID WILL BE OF GREAT CONSIDERATION ON YOUR PART OR WILL RECEIVE GREAT CONSIDERATION ON YOUR PART SO THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY WHAT GOD HAD IN HIS MIND WHEN HE DECIDED BEFORE HE EVEN CREATED THE WORLD THAT THE CHURCH WOULD BECOME A PART OF HIS CREATION.

IN COLOSSIANS CHAPTER 1 VERSE 13 THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT, “GOD HAS DELIVERED US OUT OF THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND CONVEYED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE (DEAR) SON OF HIS LOVE.” SO WE SEE THAT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, THAT IS AS FAR AS THE BOOK OF COLOSSIANS IS CONCERNING PAUL'S INTRODUCTION TO THE PEOPLE IN COLOSSAE, THAT GOD HAD IN HIS MIND TO BRING INTO EXISTENCE THE CHURCH. SO WE WANT TO EXAMINE TODAY THE CHURCH IN PROPHECY.

THERE ARE MANY TRUTHS THAT ARE NOT KNOWN ABOUT THE CHURCH. FIRST OF ALL PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT THE CHURCH ORIGINATED IN THE MIND OF GOD. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, IF YOU HAVE YOUR BIBLE WITH YOU, AND I HOPE EACH WEEK THAT YOU DO HAVE YOUR BIBLES CLOSE BY. WE WANT TO READ IN OF THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3 BEGINNING WITH VERSE EIGHT WHERE PAUL MADE THIS STATEMENT CONCERNING THE CHURCH, “TO ME, WHO I AM LESS THAN THE LEAST OF ALL SAINTS, THIS GRACE WAS GIVEN, THAT I SHOULD PREACH AMONG THE GENTILES THE UNSEARCHABLE RICHES OF CHRIST, AND TO MAKE ALL SEE WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE MYSTERY, WHICH FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE AGES HAS BEEN HIDDEN IN GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.” AND NOW HE IS GONNA TALK ABOUT THAT MYSTERY IN THE NEXT VERSE. “TO THE INTENT THAT NOW THE MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD MIGHT BE MADE KNOWN BY THE CHURCH TO THE PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES, ACCORDING TO THE ETERNAL PURPOSE WHICH HE ACCOMPLISHED IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.” SO THE CHURCH COMING INTO EXISTENCE WAS AS IT RELATED TO THE ETERNAL PURPOSE OF THE LORD GOD HIMSELF. WELL, MANY PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CHURCH IS IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY THINK OF THE CHURCH AS A PLACE THAT IS A BUILDING ITSELF. BUT WHEN WE LOOK INTO THE SCRIPTURE AND WE HAD CONSIDERED THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE IT COMES FROM THE GREEK WORD ECCLEISA WHICH MEANS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FORTH OR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED OUT OF THIS WORLD. IN FACT, 115 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT THE WORD ECCLEISA IS USED. SO WE, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST FOR REMISSION OF OUR SINS ARE PART OF THE BODY THAT IS CALLED ‘THE CALLED OUT’ OR ‘THE SUMMONED FORTH OF GOD.’ THIS IS WHAT PETER WAS SPEAKING OF IN FIRST PETER 2:9. HE SAID WE ARE A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, WE ARE A PECULIAR PEOPLE, WE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION THAT WE SHOULD WHAT? SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HAS CALLED US OUT, THE WORD ECCLEISA, CALLED US OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT. SO THAT'S WHO THE CHURCH IS. IT IS US. THOSE OF US WHO HAVE DONE WHAT GOD HAS ASKED US TO DO TO BECOME A PART OF HIS CHURCH.

NOW THE CHURCH WAS MENTIONED OF AS WHAT IN COLOSSIANS 1:13? IT WAS MENTIONED AS A KINGDOM. NOW, THE KINGDOM AS WE STATED ORIGINATED IN THE MIND OF GOD AS WE WILL SEE. AND AS WE'VE ALREADY SEEN IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS. BUT AS WE LOOK AT OTHER SCRIPTURES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IT IS CLEARLY SAYING THAT WHAT WE EXPERIENCE TODAY IN THE WORDS OF JESUS HIMSELF IS THAT KINGDOM WHICH WAS IN THE MIND OF GOD ORIGINATING THERE AND WHICH WAS PROPHESIED BY MANY PROPHETS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. I'LL CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 2 VERSES 2 AND 3. HERE WE SEE A GREAT PROPHECY CONCERNING THE CHURCH AND WHEN IT WOULD BE ESTABLISHED. LET US READ TOGETHER ISAIAH CHAPTER 2 VERSES 2 THROUGH 3, “NOW IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LATTER DAYS THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS, AND SHALL BE EXALTED ABOVE THE HILLS.” OF COURSE, REMEMBER THIS IS FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. “MANY PEOPLE SHALL COME AND SAY, ‘COME, AND LET US GO UP TO THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD, TO THE HOUSE OF THE GOD OF JACOB; HE WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, AND WE SHALL WALK IN HIS PATHS.’ FOR OUT OF ZION,” THAT IS JERUSALEM, “SHALL GO FORTH THE LAW, AND THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM.”

NOW, IF WE LOOK AT OTHER SCRIPTURES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT CONCERNING THE STATEMENT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOUSE WE WILL SEE CLEARLY THAT THIS IS SPEAKING OF THE CHURCH ITSELF. LIKE IN HEBREWS 12 VERSE 22 THE CHURCH IS MENTIONED AS A MOUNTAIN OR LIKENED TO A MOUNTAIN. IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 3 VERSE SIX IT'S MENTIONED AND DESCRIBED AS A HOUSE. IT IS A HOUSE OF GOD AND IT WAS PREDICTED TO START WHEN? WELL, IT WAS PREDICTED TO START IN JERUSALEM AND WE SEE THAT HAPPENING IN ACTS CHAPTER 2 WHEN IT WAS AROUND A.D. 33. AND SO WE SEE THIS PROPHECY FULFILLED AND THESE PROPHECIES FULFILLED THAT WERE MENTIONED BY ISAIAH IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 2.

NOW ALSO DANIEL MENTIONED IN DANIEL 2 VERSE 44, AND THIS WAS SIX CENTURIES BEFORE THE CHURCH ITSELF OR THE KINGDOM WAS ESTABLISHED THERE IN JERUSALEM, AND HE A SAW GREAT VISION. THE RISE AND FALL OF NATIONS AND THIS WAS AS IT RELATED TO THE TIME OF THE ROMAN KINGS. HE TOLD OF THE KINGDOM, NOT MADE WITH HANDS, THAT WAS ETERNAL IN NATURE. DANIEL 2 VERSE 44 AND IN HEBREWS CHAPTER 12 VERSES 28 AND 29 A REFERENCE IS MADE TO THIS STATEMENT. IN VERSE 28 OF HEBREWS CHAPTER 12 IT SAYS, “THEREFORE SINCE WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN, LET US HAVE GRACE, BY WHICH WE MAY SERVE GOD ACCEPTABLY WITH REVERENCE AND GODLY FEAR. FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.” SO WE RECEIVE A WHAT? A KINGDOM WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN. THAT KINGDOM WAS ESTABLISHED IN A.D.33.

THE CHURCH AS THE BODY OF CHRIST IS ALSO THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. ALSO THE CHURCH WAS IN A PROPHECY AS IT RELATES TO ABRAHAM THE FATHER OF FAITH. IN GENESIS 12 VERSES ONE THROUGH THREE THE GREAT STATEMENT IS MADE BY ABRAHAM AND IF HE WOULD DO WHAT GOD ASKED HIM TO DO, THAT IS LEAVE HIS OWN COUNTRY AND TAKE HIS FAMILY TO A PLACE WHERE HE WAS NOT EVEN INSTRUCTED WHERE THAT PLACE WOULD BE. IF HE WOULD FOLLOW GOD'S WILL THAT THROUGH HIS SEED ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH WOULD BE BLESSED. AND THAT IT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. IN FACT IN GALATIANS 3 VERSE 16 CHRIST IS MENTIONED AS THAT SEED OF ABRAHAM AND WE ARE ABRAHAM'S SEED HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE IN GALATIANS 3 VERSE 29. NOW HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN? WELL, JESUS WAS OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, THE GREAT-GRANDSON OF ABRAHAM. SO HE WOULD BE THAT ONE DESCRIBED AS SHILOH AND DEPICTED AS A KING IN GENESIS CHAPTER 49 VERSE 10. HE WOULD BE THAT ONE WHO WOULD ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM, HIS CHURCH WHICH IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS HIS BODY. FOR HE IS HEAD OF ALL THINGS, THAT IS TO THE CHURCH AND HE'S BEEN MADE TO BE HEAD BY GOD THE FATHER. AND SO ALSO WE SEE THE CHURCH MENTIONED AS BEING THE KINGDOM ALSO.

WELL, THERE ARE MANY OTHER PROPHECIES BUT I CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO ONE THAT WAS CLOSE TO THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH. AND THAT WAS THROUGH JOHN THE BAPTIST IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 3. BECAUSE JOHN'S PURPOSE WAS TO DO WHAT? TO PREACH REPENTANCE FOR WHAT REASON? FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. YOU ALSO REALIZE IF YOU READ ABOUT JESUS AND WHAT HE WAS PREACHING AND TEACHING THAT HE WAS PREACHING BASICALLY THE SAME THING. THAT IS REPENTANCE UNTO THE REMISSION OF SINS AND HE WAS PREACHING BECAUSE THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND. SO WE SEE CLEARLY THROUGHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT THE PROPHECY OF THE KINGDOM WHICH WOULD BECOME THE CHURCH ALSO DESCRIBED AS THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT. WE SEE ALSO THAT IT IS THE BODY OF CHRIST FOR CHRIST IS AS THE HUSBAND IS THE HEAD OF THE WIFE EVEN AS CHRIST ALSO IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH. AND HE IS THE SAVIOR OF THE BODY THAT PAUL MENTIONED IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 5.

BUT LET ME CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE STATEMENT THAT HE MADE TO PETER IN MATTHEW 16:18. HE SAID, “‘AND…YOU ARE PETER, AND UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH, AND THE GATES OF HADES SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.’” IN MARK 9 VERSE 1 WHILE HIS DISCIPLES WERE THERE WHO BECAME HIS APOSTLES HE SAID, “THERE ARE A FEW OF YOU WHO ARE STANDING HERE WHO SHALL NOT TASTE OF DEATH UNTIL YOU SEE…” WHAT? “THE KINGDOM OF GOD COME WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.” AND IF YOU READ ACTS CHAPTER 1 AND ACTS CHAPTER 2 YOU'LL SEE THAT THAT KINGDOM CAME INTO EXISTENCE BY THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVING THOSE MEN THE ABILITY TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST TO THOSE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE ASSEMBLED IN THAT MOUNTAIN THAT IS IN JERUSALEM, ZION THE CITY OF GOD, AS IT WAS PROPHESIED BY THE PROPHETS AND THEY BECAME MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH.

NOW, MY FRIEND WHAT IS GOING TO BE YOUR DECISION? YOU MIGHT NOTICE THAT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 16 VERSE 18, “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH.” THAT'S NOT IN PLURALITY. JESUS BUILT ONE CHURCH AND IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE IN THAT ONE CHURCH THAT IS CALLED BY HIS NAME, THAT IS NOT DIRECTED BY THE THOUGHTS, IDEAS, DOGMAS AND CATACLYSMS OF MAN? IT CERTAINLY IS. CAN YOU BE A NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIAN TODAY BAPTIZED INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS? YOU CERTAINLY CAN AND YOU CERTAINLY MAY! IT'S YOUR DECISION. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF A DENOMINATION. IN FACT, YOU NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE LORD'S CHURCH. YOU NEED TO PUT ON CHRIST AS CHRIST ASKED YOU TO PUT HIM ON AND YOU NEED TO BE A PART OF THAT ONE BODY, THAT ONE CHURCH, THAT ONE KINGDOM THAT HE ESTABLISHED. AND THAT BY THE WAY STARTED IN JERUSALEM BACK IN A.D.33 MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. AND THAT'S WHAT I AM A PART OF. I AM A PART OF THE CHURCH THAT WE READ ABOUT IN THE BIBLE. WON'T YOU CONSIDER DOING THE VERY SAME THING TODAY? EXPRESSING YOUR FAITH THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD AND CONFESSING THAT HE IS, REPENTING OF YOUR SINS, AND BEING BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR SINS AND AS IS STATED IN ACTS 2 - THE LORD WILL ADD YOU TO HIS CHURCH.

CLOSING COMMENTS

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WHAT A WONDROUS BLESSING IT IS TO KNOW THAT GOD HAD ALWAYS PLANNED TO ESTABLISH HIS SPIRITUAL KINGDOM ON THIS EARTH IN THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. THE QUESTION TODAY IS, “ARE WE TRULY A PART OF THAT KINGDOM AND ARE WE STRIVING TO DO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ACCORDING TO THE PERFECT WILL OF OUR KING?”