A CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH
God has chosen each of us for great and glorious things for His name sake. He chose us from the foundation of the world. He found you and I worthy to be saved, to carry the gospel and to be ministers. We are all members of priesthood, called and ordained to spread the truth of God’s word. We were called to witness, testify of His goodness, of His saving grace, and to call a world to repentance. Unworthy though we are, and fail in many things, don’t give up. You have been called and chosen to be a minister by the Lord God Himself and believe God knows what He is doing. He knew us before we knew Him and He knew our faults and the trials we would have. You were handpicked, he has drawn you with cords of love, and you are an ambassador for Christ. He is using all the trials to make you better, all the failures to make you stronger, all the disappointments to give you courage, the problems to give you wisdom and the setbacks so you’ll have a glorious comeback. So hold on, get up move on with dispatch, God is working in your life.
John 15:16 (HCSB)
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
The Knowledge of God
God is omniscient. He knows everything: everything possible, everything actual; all events and all creatures, of the past, the present, and the future. He is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in heaven, in the earth, and in hell. "He knoweth what is in the darkness" (Daniel 2:22). Nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hidden from Him, nothing is forgotten by Him. Well, may we say with the Psalmist, "Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it" (Psalm 139:6). His knowledge is perfect. He never errs, never changes never overlooks anything. "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 4:13). Yes, such is the God "with whom we have to do"!
"Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether" (Psalm 139:2-4). What a wondrous Being is the God of Scripture!
The Attributes of God.
Oh, that I could die and leave a legacy of truth, a history of love for my Christ. That other might hear my name and have thoughts of that name that is above every name. That my life might bring glory to my God, and my living not be in vain. How can a worthless man, vile in nature honor the maker? The best a man can live is not worthy of his love. A filthy rag, a man of impure thoughts, and worst deeds trembles in his presence upon bended knees. The sun hides its face the wind ceases to blow, the mountains shudder at the sound of His voice. His perfectness beyond compare, and divine love bottomless. Men shall return to dust only He is forever. Flawed He loves us, imperfect vessels yet the apple of His eye, created in His image, designed for fellowship in this world and the world to come. We fail so much in our devotion, we give the scrapes of our life to our creator, our love is tainted with desires of the world, and we serve with a divided heart. We bow to other Gods made by man, we give praise to objects, Merciful and gracious Father,
how unworthy we are though we preach a million sermons, send up prayers until all our breath is gone, abstain from all evil and sin, we will never be worthy of you our God.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV)
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Three times in this chapter, we have the persuasive words, let us. First, "Let us draw near" (v. 22); second, "Let us hold fast" (v. 23); and third, "Let us consider one another" (v. 24).
we not alone in this race we are linked to one another by the grace of God, Salvation, the blood of Jesus we are born into the same family filled with His Holy Spirit. So we in this together! Listen we have a responsibility to one another.
Our duty is to stir up one another to love and to do good works. That word "consider" (katanoōmen PWS: 731). It means to give attention to; to fix our attention upon; to give continuous care; to watch over. What an exhortation to believers!
John 13:34-35 (HCSB)
34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. 35 By this, all people will know that you are My disciples if you have a love for one another.” Especially the household of faith! Rom. 10: 13 Paul says love your neighbor as yourself. Well, church members or our Sister and brothers in Christ!
⇒ Give attention to one another.
⇒ Fix your attention upon one another.
⇒ Give continuous care to one another.
⇒ Watch over one another.
We are to stir up one another to Good works!