Just as I normally let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went to worship with my church family, yesterday!
In addition to those who normally worship with me, a family of friends joined us in worship.
In fact, this couple and their children I have known for many years, now. In addition to worshipping together, at a different church, they also hosted a Bible study group at their home for a while, where several of us friends joined them.
At this time, the husband is attending Bible college. Eventually, he will become a pastor. Hearing this inspired me to invite them to meet my pastor and the people of my church family!
My friend, the wife, is a busy lady. She is a military reservist. In addition, she home schools their two (2) children!
Upon leaving the sanctuary, they commented to me and my pastor that his preaching reminded them of a pastor that we had all enjoyed, several years ago. You see, at various times, we had all worshipped at the same church!
Hearing this, made me feel good and my heart pump with gladness. After all, it was that same pastor who had preached and taught those of us, who truly wanted to understand God's Word.
This too, was another reason why I've felt comfortable with the preaching/teaching, here at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.
As I've said before, while checking out other Christian church groups, I found that there were many whose preaching/teaching did not seem to be what I believe it should be.
Many sermons I heard preached in various places, never contained a gospel message. And, there are some groups, where sin is being taught as being acceptable. Even though it is NOT acceptable to God.
To me, it is necessary to support those, who are truly teaching/preaching God's Word. Scriptures are very important.
Just as God told us, in 2 Timothy 3:16, " All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"
Our own righteousness is as filthy rags. That's what God taught us. We need to be instructed to know His Word, and understand what He wants us to know and live by, in obedience to Him.
So, I am grateful that there are those who want to become pastors prepared to preach and teach the truth of God's Word... the Bible.
Afterwards, we all went downstairs to our fellowship hall. Together, we enjoyed a pot-luck Christmas lunch.
It was wonderful that I was able to introduce my friends to so many people, there. And, spend some time talking with my pastor, and his wife.
And, as it turns out, the husband currently in Bible college, may be able to do his internship, there. To me, it would be wonderful! For this, I praised God!
And, to this end, I will pray!
Until next time...
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