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Exalt God’s Name and Word

Scripture reading for July 11th: 1st Corinthians 5, Psalm 138, Proverbs 14

Key Scriptures:  1st Corinthians 5:9-12 “I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.  But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler–not even to eat with such a one.  For what have I to do with judging outsiders?  Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.””  

The church at Corinth had an immoral person among their members who was living with his own father’s wife.  Paul explained how the leaders should handle this situation by putting that person out of the church.  The goal was their salvation and maintaining the integrity of Christ’s body.  This does not mean that believers must avoid immoral people of the world.  We are to be witnesses to them of Christ Jesus’ love, grace and call to repentance.

Faith Confession:  Thank You Lord for instructing Your Church to stand for holiness among those who profess faith in Jesus Christ.  Help me to stand for Your Name and Word and reach out to the lost world involved in immorality.

Psalm 138:2 “I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your Name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word.”

 

 

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Jesus–God’s final Word!

Scripture reading for October 13th:  Hebrews 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Hebrews 1:1-3  “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.  The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word.”

God, the Father, is a God who is active in the creation and spoke by revelation to man.  In earlier times God spoke through the prophets.  Prophets were anointed men and women who spoke as God spoke to them through direct conversation, visions, or dreams.  But the writer of Hebrews declares that God’s final Words come from His own Son, Jesus Christ!  In fact, He is the Word made flesh and is the embodiment of God’s nature and glory.  His Son sustains all creation and the universe by His Word!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers recognize God’s Son as God’s revelation of Himself to us in these last days and are sustained by His powerful Word!  “I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise Your Name for Your love and Your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word.”  (Psalm 138:2)

 

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