We were blessed to have David White preach for us again at our Sunday service yesterday (1st March).
He spoke from Luke 23 about the criminals next to Jesus on the cross. Both had opportunity to be with Christ in Paradise, yet only one cried out for mercy while the other cursed and blasphemed.
Jesus Christ made a way into the Holy of Holies for those who will trust in His finished work alone.
You can watch the sermon ‘The Faith of the Thief on the Cross’ here:
“Lifted up was He to die,
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high;
Hallelujah! what a Saviour!”
(From the hymn ‘Man of Sorrows’🎶)
David is a retired Pastor of North Preston Evangelical Church.
Believer, because we are the temple of God, we should ask the Lord for more power from the Holy Spirit. This power that is received, according to grace and not works, is essential to Christian growth. The Bible speaks of the Lord filling His temple with His Holy Spirit and with inexpressible glory. This reality should motivate us to pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our own lives and corporately in our churches.
1st sermon from the 2017 Fellowship Conference.
As a believer maintaining unity in your church should be a priority. However, there are some in the church who are divisive, and a critic of every little thing that comes along because it is not what they would choose or prefer. There are also some who easily get offended at something and they won’t let it go. They let it fester in their mind and heart and it alienates them from their pastors. Then their heart drifts away from a love for those in their church. They still come to the meetings, at least they are there outwardly, but it won’t be long until they are gone; or until they create a stink and a mess in the church.
Ask yourself: Is your relationship right with everyone who is in your church? We must make sure that it is because we cannot worship God and walk with God if we are not right with His other children. Don’t try to live out the Christian life while having broken relationships with those in your church.
As King David said in Psalm 133:1, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”