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Sunday, September 13, 2015

We had a tremendous day in the Lord’s house. God is always so good to us and gives us exactly what we need when we need it. The Lord truly helped us today.

This morning for Sunday school we looked at Jeremiah and how we was known as the weeping prophet because of his care, concern, and burden for the children of Israel who was being disobedient to God. He had been persecuted and put in prison because of the messages he delivered to the children of Israel from God. He got tired and decided he was going to quit and not tell the words of God to children of Israel any longer. But the Word of God was in him and he couldn’t get away from proclaiming the Word of God to the children of Israel. He knew the importance of the Word of God. So today we looked at the importance of the Word of God and how that the Word of God is important to us as Christians. The Bible is God’s love letter to us and we need to read it every day. We can’t afford to skip any days, or only read it when we are at church. If we want to grow as a Christian we need to read the Word of God daily. We need to read it each day and at the very beginning of each day. The first thing we should do when we wake up is read the Word of God to let God know He is the most important part of our life by putting Him first in the first part of our day. Put Him first and all things will work out during the day and we will get everything done that we need to get done that day. Somehow God works things out like that. But that is God and He is a great BIG God. We serve an awesome mighty God. How important is the Word of God to you? Do you read it every day?

This morning Pastor preached out of Hebrews 11:8-16 on “I’m Glad That This is not my Final Resting Place.” The grave is a place of memories; it is not our final resting place. There are people that live hoping the grave is their final resting place because they are not sure of their eternity. The grave is not our final resting place because there is a heaven that has a sure foundation. Abraham kept looking for a city whose builder and maker was God and had that sure foundation. He searched for that city until the day he died and then he found the city he was looking for; heaven. God made the foundation and therefore it is a sure foundation. It’s a foundation that won’t move. The devil has always tried to confuse the mind of people. Abraham never changed and the devil was never able to confuse his mind. A city with a sure foundation is waiting for those that are saved. Heaven is waiting for us. Secondly, heaven is a place of rest. There was no more moving for Abraham when he got to heaven. We are pilgrims and strangers here on this earth, but we will be at rest when we get to heaven. We just have to keep our eyes on the eastern sky and know that one day we will see heaven and all its splendor and beauty. Lastly, heaven holds more for the Christian than this earth ever has. What they sought after was greater than what they left behind. We need to get heaven in view and forget what is behind us on this earth. We have everything to gain in heaven. The devil will use any tool he can to send someone to Hell. The grave is not the end for everyone. When we die we will spend all of eternity either in Heaven or Hell. Eternity depends upon you and your choice. Where will you spend eternity when you die?

Tonight we heard a great sermon on “The Importance of Contentment” out of 1 Timothy 6:6-12. If we are not content, we are not godly. Contentment is important because of the gains that come from Christ alone. If we keep our eyes on God, we will stay contented. If we keep our eyes on Him, we will not deliberately do any wrong. When He is not preeminent in our lives we will tend to do wrong and do what we want to do because we are not content with God. There is no contentment in ourselves. Contentment is important because of the needs that are met that we overlook. We ought to be content if we just have food and raiment. We have food and raiment but we are not content. We have to have the best tired, A.C. in our homes and vehicles, a heater in our homes and vehicles. We want bigger and better than what we already have instead of being content with what we do have already. We are not content because we have forgotten what we already have. We have been so blessed, we feel we should have the biggest and best things in life. We things we deserve the 3 freezers and the 4 vehicles. The devil wants us to forget the blessings of God. If we have God and contentment in our life, that’s huge. If we get away from God, we will lose our contentment. Thirdly, it’s because it steers us away from the pitfalls of sorrow. Discontentment makes us to that we commit spiritual suicide. If we are honest, most of the time we want to be rich to appease our pride not to do anything bigger and better for God. If we fall in love with money, we will fall out of love with God. God blesses us so we can do more for Him. Lastly, contentment gives us a clear path to follow. We should flee those things are cause discontentment but we should follow after faith, love, meekness, etc. We should fight the good fight of faith. If we want to serve God, we have got to be content with God. Are you content with God? Are you satisfied with what God has given you or do you complain about what you don’t have? Are you content with your finances? Are you content with your husband? Are you content with your wife? If you are not content, get it right!! We need a revival in the home today!

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