It is a fortunate man or woman who is a member of a congregation where the perception is one of warmth, commitment to the word, love for the lost, support for the hurting and meaningful worship.
When we, the shepherds write these articles for the bulletin, it is our prayer that they will promote personal study and faith in the truths of God’s Word. When we read God’s word it isn’t long until we understand that the individuals spoken of were believers, saints, Christians, brothers and sisters, and children of God. They were united. They had something around which they rallied and made them one. That one thing around which they rallied was the cross—Jesus Christ and Him crucified, and the confession that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Our voluntary submission like theirs to Him in obedience to the faith, makes us, like them, God’s people.
“Now the company of those who believed was of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the Apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:32-33)
God bless the reading and hearing of God’s Word.
Selected and adapted from: I Just Want to be a Christian by R. Shelly - Wayne Bacon, Shepherd