Word from the Pastor26 September 2016
Timely Living and Loving
We must continually focus on the call of Lord Jesus for the church. It is learning to live and love in an increasingly perverted world. The word “perversion” is a biblical term, referring to that which is opposed to things in God’s created order, to things that have become the reverse of what the Lord intends.
Through our present season of refining, we’ve been asking ourselves, are we living in the light? We must be aware that darkness can invade our human heart, and bring erosion of godly values. We then lose sight of the fact that every person in the world is our brother, not just people who have come to acknowledge Jesus as Saviour. The Bible says nobody lives or dies to himself. We are all part of Adam’s race, interconnected to one another.
That conviction has to be real in each one of us, otherwise we will not love as a brother, and if we don’t, we’re not living in the light any more than people who live in the darkness. We may have been of the light, we may have come into the light of Jesus Christ, but living in the warmth and glow of that light is another thing altogether.
So how can we live and love in an increasingly decaying world?
The keys are:
* Understand God’s heart (Romans 1:16-32)
* Discern God’s Word (Leviticus 18)
* Review our attitudes
* Hold fast the Word (Philippians 2:14-16)