THE LIVING WORD TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM AIR DATE: 7-07-2019



LESSON TITLE: THE ONE TRUE CHURCH AND ITS WORK



WELCOME

GREETINGS TO ALL IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. LET ME THANK EACH OF YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING � WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM. THE LIVING WORD IS A WORK OF OUR LORD, DEDICATED TO DOING GOD'S WILL IN HIS WAY! AS ALWAYS, IT WILL BE OUR PRIVILEGE TODAY TO SING SONGS OF PRAISE AND TO STUDY FROM HIS WORD. IN THESE ACTS OF WORSHIP, MAY WE ALL BE ENCOURAGED, BUT ULTIMATELY MAY WE EACH PRAISE GOD ACCORDING TO THE SACRIFICES TO OFFER TOWARD HIS THRONE. IT WILL ALSO BE OUR HONOR THIS MORNING TO SPEAK WITH GOD THROUGH PRAYER. WILL YOU BOW WITH ME AS WE TALK TO OUR CREATOR?

PRAYER: OUR GOD AND FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO YOU FATHER FOR WE KNOW ALL GREAT THINGS COME FROM YOU - ALL PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL THINGS ARE A BLESSING FROM ABOVE. AND FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE GREATEST OF ALL GIFTS JESUS CHRIST AND THE SACRIFICE HE MADE ON THE CROSS AS WELL AS HIS RESURRECTION ON THE THIRD DAY. AND FATHER, WE KNOW THAT TODAY WE ARE FOUND JUSTIFIED THROUGH HIM AND ONLY BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICE THAT HE HAS MADE. THEREFORE FATHER, HELP US TO RESPOND WITH LOVE AND TO DO ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU'VE ASKED OF US THAT WE MIGHT BE FOUND FAITHFUL EACH AND EVERY DAY OF OUR LIVES AND IN THE END THAT WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE GREAT AND ETERNAL REWARD. WE THANK YOU FATHER FOR BEING OUR GOD. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.

IT'S NOW TIME TO START OUR SONGS OF PRAISE. WE WANT TO BEGIN BY SINGING A HYMN THAT TELLS US THAT THESE IS SOMEONE WE NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO FIND SALVATION AND THUS ETERNAL LIFE! SO, LET'S JOIN IN WITH THE CONGREGATION AT THIS TIME AS WE SING THIS HYMN THAT GIVE US THE TRUE SECRET TO BEING BEAUTIFUL IN LIFE, THE NAME OF THE SONG, "DO YOU KNOW MY JESUS!"



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS



ISN'T IT HARD TO FORGIVE SOMEONE WHEN THEY HAVE DONE SOMETHING AGAINST US? FORGIVENESS MAY BE ONE OF THE HARDEST CHARACTERISTICS THAT WE EVERY TRY TO ACQUIRE AND CONQUER, AS A CHILD OF GOD. HOWEVER, THE BIBLE IS CLEAR ABOUT IT'S REQUIREMENTS ON FORGIVENESS, IF WE WILL ONLY LOOK INTO THE PAGES OF GOD'S WORD. ANOTHER PROBLEM OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH FORGIVENESS IS WHAT IT TRULY MEANS. PROBABLY THE BEST EXPLANATION WE HAVE OF FORGIVENESS, UNDER THE NEW LAW, IS FOUND IN HEBREWS 8:12, THERE WE READ, "FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE." WHEN GOD FORGIVES US TODAY HE NOT ONLY FORGIVES BUT HE FORGET IT.

WOW, THAT'S TOUGH ISN'T IT? EASIER SAID THAN DONE, BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE CAN SAY WE FORGIVE SOMEONE, BUT PUTTING IT OUT OF OUR MIND IS ANOTHER PROBLEM ALL TOGETHER. ANOTHER VERSE WHICH REALLY HELPS US WITH THIS DISCUSSION ON FORGIVENESS IS FOUND IN COLOSSIANS 3:12-13. THERE PAUL SAID, "THEREFORE, AS THE ELECT OF GOD, HOLY AND BELOVED, PUT ON TENDER MERCIES, KINDNESS, HUMILITY, MEEKNESS, LONG-SUFFERING; BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER, IF ANYONE HAS A COMPLAINT AGAINST ANOTHER; EVEN AS CHRIST FORGAVE YOU, SO YOU ALSO MUST DO."

HERE WE HAVE THE WHOLE CRUX OF THE MATTER. WE ARE TO FORGIVE AND BE FORGIVING BECAUSE CHRIST FIRST FORGAVE US! I MIGHT ASK, WHAT DOES GOD OWE US, WHAT HAVE WE DONE THAT HE SHOULD OR THAT HE HAS TO FORGIVE US? THE ANSWER IS NOTHING! IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF GOD'S LOVE AND HIS GRACE THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE TO BE COUNTED WORTHY BEFORE HIM. SO, AS CHRIST HAS FORGIVEN US, WE ALSO MUST BE WILLING TO FORGIVE OTHERS.

I AM ALWAYS REMINDED OF THE VERSE FOUND IN ROMANS 5:8, THERE IT SAYS, "BUT GOD DEMONSTRATES HIS OWN LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US." JESUS WAS WILLING TO DO HIS PART EVEN WHEN WE WERE NOT WORTHY OF IT. FURTHERMORE, WHAT ABOUT CHRISTS ATTITUDE AS HE HUNG ON THE CROSS. THERE HE SAID, "FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DO," LUKE 23:34.

MAY WE ALL LEARN THE GREAT LESSON OF FORGIVENESS AND IN DOING SO MAY WE WORK EVERY DAY TO STRIVE TO BE MORE LIKE CHRIST READY AND WILLING TO FORGIVE WHETHER WE ARE ASKED TO OR NOT. ARE YOU WILLING TO FORGIVE IN ORDER TO BE FORGIVEN?

IN JUST A FEW MINUTES IT WILL BE TIME TO BEGIN OUR MAIN STUDY OF THE DAY. THIS MORNING, WE WILL BE CONTINUING OUR STUDY ENTITLED, "THE ONE TRUE CHURCH." OUR SPECIFIC LESSON OF THE MORNING WILL FOCUS ON, "THE WORK OF THE CHURCH." SO PLEASE STAY WITH US AND AFTER OUR NEXT SONG, I WILL BE LEADING US IN THIS IMPORTANT STUDY FROM GOD'S WORD. NOW LET'S AGAIN JOIN IN SONG TOGETHER, AS WE SING THE HYMN, "SING HALLELUJAH TO THE LORD!"



LESSON

BY RAY SULLINS



IN JOHN CHAPTER 9 IN VERSE FOUR JESUS SAID - I MUST WORK THE WORKS OF HIM WHO SENT ME WHILE IT IS DAY. THE NIGHT IS COMING WHEN NO ONE CAN WORK. JESUS HERE REMINDS US OF SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU AND I AS CHRISTIANS CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND AS WELL. THAT WHEN HE CAME TO THE EARTH AND WAS SENT FROM HEAVEN BY THE FATHER THAT HE AS GOD WORKED THE WILL OF THE FATHER. YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THAT HIS PURPOSE WAS TO PROCLAIM THE WORD OF THE FATHER, TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER, AND TO DO THE WORK OF THE FATHER. ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE FOR US AS THE CHURCH. BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT AFTER THIS SAME JESUS DECLARED THAT HE WOULD BUILD HIS CHURCH IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 16 THAT HE ALSO THEN CHALLENGED HIS PEOPLE TO DO THE VERY SAME THING - TO COME PROCLAIMING, THE WHAT? THE WORD OF THE FATHER; THE WILL OF GOD AS WELL AS TO DO THE WORK OF GOD. DON'T YOU FIND IT INTERESTING THAT IF JESUS CAME FROM THE FATHER AS GOD FROM HEAVEN AND THAT HE WAS WILLING TO FOLLOW THE WORD ONLY AND TO DO THE WILL AND WORK THAT WE SHOULD DO THE SAME. MANY IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD SEEMED TO BELIEVE THAT REALLY WORK HAS NO PART IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE THINGS OF GOD AS A CHILD OF GOD. CERTAINLY, WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE BUT IF JESUS CAME TO DO THE WORK OF GOD TO FULFILL HIS PURPOSE THEN HOW WOULD WE BE REQUIRED TO DO ANY LESS THAN JESUS BECAUSE HE IS OUR EXAMPLE. IN FACT, WE CAN GO INTO MANY VERSES OF SCRIPTURE AND WE CAN FIND IDEAS SUCH AS THIS.

THERE IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 12 OR RATHER ROMANS CHAPTER 12 IT TALKS ABOUT HOW WE ARE LIVING SACRIFICES AND THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE SERVICE OR A WORK THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO. IN SECOND TIMOTHY CHAPTER 3 IN VERSE 17 WE ARE TOLD THAT WE'RE EQUIPPED TO DO EVERY GOOD WORK. AND THERE AGAIN IN FIRST CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15 VERSE 58 WE ARE TOLD THAT WE ARE TO ABOUND IN THE WORK OF THE LORD. I AS WELL FIND IT INTERESTING IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2 THAT WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH. THERE IN THE EIGHTH VERSE WE LEARN THOSE THINGS AND IF YOU'LL CONTINUE DOWN TO THE 10TH VERSE IT ACTUALLY GOES ON TO SAY THAT WE ARE THE WORKMANSHIP OF GOD AND THAT YOU AND I HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR GUESS WHAT? GOOD WORKS. YOU SEE THERE IS A WORK THAT MUST BE DONE IN THE CHURCH - AND THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD SHOWS ITSELF TO NOT ONLY BE A WORKING CHURCH BUT SHOWS ITSELF TO UNDERSTAND THE FACT THAT THERE IS A WORK THAT HAS TO BE DONE. ANY GROUP THAT CLAIMS TO BE OF GOD, ANY CHRISTIAN THAT CLAIMS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF GOD BUT DOES NOT WORK OR CLAIMS THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORK IN RELATIONSHIP TO DOING THE WILL OF GOD AND FOLLOWING THE WORD OF GOD IS A FALSE TEACHER. BECAUSE THE NEW TESTAMENT, JESUS HIMSELF, AS WELL AS THE HOLY SPIRIT CLEARLY TELLS US THAT THAT WAS THE VERY PURPOSE OF THOSE WHO WERE APPOINTED IN THE CHURCH. I'D LIKE YOU NOTICE IN ANOTHER VERSE WITH ME NOW IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS WE MENTIONED CHAPTER 2 JUST A MOMENT AGO THERE IN VERSES EIGHT AND 10 ABOUT GRACE AND ABOUT BEING THE WORKMANSHIP OF GOD AND DOING GOOD WORKS. BUT THERE IN EPHESIANS IF YOU'LL NOTICE WITH ME IN CHAPTER 4 THERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS SAID IN VERSE 11. HE SAYS, AND HE HIMSELF, THAT IS GOD OR CHRIST, HAS GIVEN SOME TO BE APOSTLES, SOME PROPHETS, SOME ELEVANGELISTS, SOME PASTORS, AND SOME TEACHERS. BUT NOW NOTICE VERSE 12: FOR THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY FOR THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. THERE IS A WORK TO DO. THERE IS A ESSENTIAL WORK IF ONE IS TO FULFILL THE ROLE THAT THEY ARE GIVEN WITHIN THE CHURCH AS A CHILD OF GOD, A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST. AGAIN - SHOULD WE FIND THIS STRANGE? AS JESUS HAD HIS DISCIPLES, WHAT WAS HE TEACHING THEM? THE WILL OF THE FATHER. WHAT WAS A HELPING THEM TO KNOW? THE WORD OF THE FATHER. EVEN SAID I'LL SEND YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT YOU MIGHT REMEMBER ALL THESE THINGS AND RECALL ALL THESE WORDS. BUT THEN THEY WERE DOING THE WORK. HE SENT THEM OUT AND HE TOLD TO PREACH. HE GAVE THEM ACTION TO ACCOMPLISH. THE SAME WAY WE TODAY ARE GIVEN ACTION AS WELL.

WITH OUR REMAINING FEW MINUTES I WOULD LIKE US THEN TO THINK ABOUT THE TRUE CHURCH IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE WORK OF THE CHURCH TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT BASICALLY ARE THE THREE CONCEPTS THAT ARE PRESENTED AS A PARTS OF THE WORK OF THE CHURCH. IT REALLY CAN BE SEEN OR UNDERSTOOD AND FOUND IN THREE DIFFERENT PLACES. AND THE FIRST THING THAT OBVIOUSLY WE WOULD ALL UNDERSTAND WOULD BE FOUND THERE IN EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3. NOTICE WITH ME BEGINNING THERE IN VERSE 10 OF THAT TEXT TO THE INTENT THAT NOW THE MANIFOLD WISDOM OF GOD MIGHT BE MADE KNOWN TO KNOW WHAT? THE WORLD TO PRINCIPALITY TO POWERS BY WHO? THE CHURCH. YOU SEE - THERE IS A WORK TO DO. EVANGELISM. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WOULD MISUNDERSTAND THAT WE KNOW THE GREAT COMMISSION; GOING ALL THE WORLD AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL AS WE'VE MADE MENTION OF. WE KNOW THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH AND CHRISTIANS ARE TO BE LIGHTS OF THE WORLD THAT OTHERS MIGHT WHAT? SEE THE LIGHT AND FIND THEIR WAY TO THE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST. WE UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF EVANGELISM AND YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE ARGUMENT IN THE FACT THAT REALLY ONE OF THE MAIN TENANTS OF THE CHURCH IS THAT THE CHURCH EVANGELIZE. THAT IS ONE OF THE WORKS OF THE CHURCH. AND WE CAN SEE THIS IN COUNTLESS PLACES EVEN AS THE CHURCH WAS ESTABLISHED BY JESUS AND MANY OF THE EPISTLES WRITTEN BY PAUL AND OTHERS. AS WELL AS PAUL HIMSELF BEING VERY EVANGELISTIC AND PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL TO A LOST AND DYING WORLD. BUT NOTICE ALSO IN VERSE 11 THERE THAT IT SAYS THESE THINGS WERE REQUIRED TO BE DONE ACCORDING TO WHAT? THE ETERNAL PURPOSE. THIS WASN'T AN AFTERTHOUGHT OF GOD - BUT GOD HAD DETERMINED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT HE WOULD WHAT? THAT HE WOULD GIVE HIS COMMANDMENT OF WORK OF EVANGELISM FOR THE CHURCH THE SAME WAY THAT HE'S ALWAYS WANTED SOULS TO BE SAVED. HE WANTS US TODAY UNDER THE NEW COVENANT TO CONTINUE PROCLAIMING THE TRUTH THAT OTHERS MIGHT BE SAVED. I LIKE ALSO WHERE PAUL SPOKE TO TIMOTHY IN THE BOOK OF FIRST TIMOTHY CHAPTER 4. YOU MIGHT RECALL WITH ME THERE AS HE IS ENCOURAGING HIM TO BE A GOOD WORKER AND TO DO THOSE THINGS THAT HE NEEDS TO DO TO BE A PROPER CHILD OF GOD. HE THEN SAYS THIS IN VERSE 16 - HE TELLS HIM AGAIN, TAKE HEED OF YOURSELF TIMOTHY AND INTO THE DOCTRINE AND CONTINUE IN IT. FOR IN DOING THIS YOU WILL SAVE BOTH YOURSELF - BUT NOTICE THIS AND THOSE WHO HEAR YOU. WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF IT? WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF AN EVANGELIST? WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF A PROCLAIMER; A HERALD OF THE WORD OF GOD; A PREACHER TO TAKE THE MESSAGE OF GOD TO THE WORLD? BUT NOT JUST PREACHERS AND NOT JUST THOSE HERALDS THAT MIGHT DO SUCH PUBLICLY BUT WHAT ABOUT EACH AND EVERY CHRISTIAN AS THEY HAVE A NECESSITY A NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NEIGHBORS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR FAMILY HEAR ABOUT CHRIST; THE WORD OF GOD AND THEREFORE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO FOLLOW HIS PERFECT WILL.

ANOTHER THING THAT I WOULD ASK YOU TO NOTICE WITH ME AGAIN AND WE CAN FIND IN THAT SAME VERSE BEING EMPHASIZED SOMEWHAT OF EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4 IS THAT THERE WAS A NEED OF EDIFICATION. AND MANY OF THE ROLES WITHIN THE CHURCH WERE TO WHAT? NOT JUST EQUIP THE SAINTS AND ACCOMPLISH WORK BUT TO EDIFY THE BODY OF CHRIST. WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF EDIFICATION? TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS THAT THEY MIGHT ULTIMATELY ACCOMPLISH VERSE 13 OF EPHESIANS 4, THAT THEY MIGHT COME TOGETHER IN THE UNITY OF THE FAITH. THAT THEY MIGHT BECOME A PERFECT MAN MEASURING UP TO THE STATURE OF CHRIST. YOU SEE AGAIN THE GOAL THAT WE HAVE AS THOSE WHO KNOW THE WORD OURSELVES, WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE WORD FROM THE FATHER, AND GO TO DO THE WORK TO EVANGELIZE THAT WE MIGHT ALSO WHAT? AS WE EVANGELIZE AND PROCLAIM THAT WORD WE PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS. YOU KNOW, THE CONCEPT OF GOOD NEWS IN AND OF ITSELF IS THE IDEA OF ENCOURAGING OTHERS - OF HELPING OTHERS AND TELLING THEM THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DIE IN THEIR SIN, THAT GOD WILL NOT CAST THEM INTO HELL BUT RATHER WILL GIVE THEM A MANSION IN HEAVEN. YOU SEE THE GOOD NEWS, THE EDIFICATION, ENCOURAGEMENT. BUT REALLY AS THE CHURCH WE ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND AS THIS VERSE INDICATES THAT WE ALSO DO THAT TOWARD ONE ANOTHER. THAT WE ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER AND THAT WE STRIVE TO AS A PEOPLE OF GOD SHOW THAT LOVE. THAT CONCERN IN GOOD AND BAD. THAT WE ENCOURAGE AND WE REJOICE WITH THOSE THAT REJOICE AND WE WEEP WITH THOSE THAT WEEP. ONE OF THE GREATEST ASPECTS I LOVE ABOUT THE CHURCH IS THE FACT THAT WE HAVE OUR BRETHREN THERE WITH US AND FOR US THROUGH THICK AND THIN.

SO EVANGELISM, ENCOURAGEMENT, OR EDIFICATION BUT WHAT ALSO DO WE FIND THERE ABOUT BENEVOLENCE? WE KNOW THAT EVEN IN THE OLD LAW THERE WAS A LOT OF BENEVOLENCE. BENEVOLENCE DONE BY THE JEWS THAT THEY MIGHT SHOW FORTH THE LOVE OF GOD TO A WORLD THAT WAS LOST. THEY STILL HAD AN ABILITY TO COME TO GOD THROUGH THE OLD LAW CIRCUMCISION AND OBEDIENCE TO THAT LAW. AS WE GO TO THE NEW TESTAMENT, WE FIND THE VERY SAME IN THE GOSPEL ACCOUNTS. OVER AND OVER AGAIN WE FIND THAT JESUS PROCLAIMED THAT THEY SHOULD LOVE OTHERS. IN FACT, THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS THAT ARE GIVEN THERE - FIRST TO LOVE THE LORD THY GOD IN MATTHEW 22 THE SECOND IS SIMILAR TO IT - THAT ONE SHOULD LOVE THEIR NEIGHBOR AS THEIRSELF. YOU AND I WELL KNOW WHAT THE STORY OF A TRUE NEIGHBOR IS. REMEMBER THE STORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN WHO HELPED THE STRANGER AND DID WHATEVER IT TOOK TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WAS CARED FOR PROPERLY. YOU SEE AGAIN WE HAVE TO HAVE A BENEVOLENT SPIRIT. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE NEEDS IN OTHERS AND TO BEAR EACH OTHER'S BURDENS AND WHEN WE SEE INDIVIDUALS WHO SUFFER AND STRUGGLE WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO HELP THEM. IN GALATIANS 6:10 WE FIND AND NOT ONLY THOSE OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH BUT YOU MIGHT RECALL WITH ME THAT TEXT THAT VERSE SAYS THAT WE WOULD DO GOOD TO ALL MEN. IN GALATIANS CHAPTER 6 WE ALSO SEE HERE AND ADMONITION TO BRETHREN ABOUT BRETHREN - THAT WE SHOULD WHAT? THAT WE SHOULD BEAR ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS AND SO FULFILL THE LAW OF CHRIST, VERSE TWO. YOU SEE, THE CHALLENGE IS TO LOOK BEYOND OURSELVES. AS EVEN PAUL TO THE PHILIPPIANS IN PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 2 THAT WE SHOULD NOT JUST LOOK OUT FOR OUR OWN INTEREST BUT THAT WE SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR THE INTEREST OF OTHERS VERSES THREE AND FOUR. WE HAVE A GREAT PRIVILEGE THAT IS CHRISTIAN TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE BENEVOLENT SPIRIT THAT GOD DESIRES IS THE SAME SPIRIT THAT HE HIMSELF HAS SHOWN FORTH. IN FACT, YOU AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PURPOSE OF GOD IS TO SHOW THAT LOVE FOR HIS CREATION AND THEREFORE WOULD WE NOT NEED TO DO THE VERY SAME THING? FOR GOD HAS CREATED ALL AND GIVEN ALL SOULS. ONE EXAMPLE IN JAMES CHAPTER 1 VERSE 27 SPEAKS ABOUT THEIR CARING FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. AND HE CALLS THIS PURE AND UNDEFILED RELIGION. YOU SEE AGAIN HOW WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE WILL OF GOD BY DOING WHAT GOD COMMANDS AND FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS AND EVEN THOSE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH WHO DID THOSE THINGS THAT THEY WERE COMMANDED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND GIVEN TO US IN THE WORD OF GOD TODAY. SO, MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS AS A CHURCH OR AS THE CHURCH OF THE TRUE CHURCH - ARE YOU A PART OF IT? SECONDLY, ARE YOU DOING THE WORK OF THE LORD? THE WORK OF THE LORD THAT INCLUDES EVANGELISM. THAT INCLUDES EDIFICATION. THAT INCLUDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND BENEVOLENCE. AND BY DOING THESE THINGS THEREFORE ARE YOU RIGHT WITH GOD? IF NOT CORRECT YOUR LIFE TODAY. TURN TO GOD AND THE TRUE WAY AND FIND OBEDIENCE NOT ONLY FOR TODAY BUT UNTO ETERNAL LIFE.



CLOSING COMMENTS

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ISN'T IT GREAT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT GOD WANTS OF US AS HIS CHILDREN IN THEIR DAILY LIVES? CERTAINLY, THERE IS GREAT WORK TO DO AS THE CHURCH IN THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD. WONT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE DOING ALL THAT GOD REQUIRE AND THAT YOU ARE RIGHT WITH GOD TODAY?