Scripture Reading: Romans 16:17
There is a constant threat, within the church, that fractures may develop in the fabric of sound fellowship which the pure truth engenders. This was of constant concern to the Apostle Paul as he ministered to the congregations of believers. The Corinthian church was particularly vulnerable to the influence of erratic and negative distraction. Their lack of spiritual maturity prompted the apostle to deliver firm warnings and admonitions.
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment .... For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" (I Corinthians 1:10, 3:3).
What an entirely different condition existed in the church at Thessalonica, to whom Paul wrote these words of joyful confidence: "Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure" (II Thessalonians 1:2-4). If we would count ourselves equal to their example, we are properly instructed: "Whatsoeverye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him" (Colossians 3:17).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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