I hope that you have found this site to be helpful in your search for the truth and salvation, I also hope that you have found the encouragement to become part of the body of Christ and share your faith with others.
33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
If you are seeking God and His salvation through His Son and have not obeyed the Gospel plan of Salvation, please pray from your heart for the guidance as you seek Him to become part of the body of Christ and seek a Church of Christ near you. “Church of Christ”
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I have put together several prayers based on the inspired word of God that are written in the bible. Please see the “Conclusion” section on the "Growing in the Lord" web page.
27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
In Matthew 25:31-46 our Lord Jesus Christ tells us what happens when we treat a Christian that is in need versus not helping a Christian that is in need.
In Galatians 6:9-10 we are told not to lose heart in doing good, we will reap in due time if we do not grow weary or give up. While we have an opportunity let us do good to all people especially those in the household of faith.
In James 2:16-17 we are told to help our Christian Brother or Sister that is in need.
In James 1:27 we are told to help the orphans and widows in their distress and keep ourselves from being spotted from the world.
In Hebrews 13:1-3 we are told to let brotherly love continue, to be hospitable to strangers, to remember the prisoners and the ill-treated that are also in the body.
We are not to have a blind eye to someone in need both in the body of Christ and outside the body of Christ.
In Luke 10:29-37 our Lord Jesus Christ tells us about the good Samaritan and what he did for a neighbor.
In Matthew 25:31-40 our Lord tells us what he means by being part of His flock.
Please help the children, families and individuals in need in these places so they can survive today and Lord willing tomorrow.
Here are some links that help with encouragement keeping updated on events surrounding the Churches of Christ, the Churches of our Lord:
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This next scriptural reference is from James Burton Coffman's Bible Commentary, Matthew 7:24-26
Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock.
The key to everlasting life is in Jesus' saying, "these words of mine!" Throughout the New Testament, the final, ultimate and exclusive authority in true religion is the word spoken by Christ.
Jesus commanded the church to teach "whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:20). He declared that the words he spoke would judge men at the last day (John 12:48). The true religion was "first spoken" by Christ (Hebrews 2:3). "Whosoever goeth onward and abideth not in the teaching of Christ, hath not God (2 John 1:1:9). Apostles warned that men ought to learn how "not to go beyond the things which are written" (1 Corinthians 4:6). "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly" (Colossians 3:16), Jesus said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). The most important fact to know with reference to Christianity is that it is "of Christ"! Not even the apostles were commissioned to go beyond the word of Christ. Even the reception of the Holy Spirit in their hearts was not for the purpose of imparting additional truth but for bringing to their remembrance the things Christ taught (John 14:26). The current notion that any man in whom the Holy Spirit is supposed to dwell may properly determine the true nature and content of Christian doctrine is emphatically denied in the affirmation of Christ that, even in the apostles, the Holy Spirit did not speak "of himself." "For he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak ... for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you" (John 16:13-15).
Wise man who built his house upon the rock. The "rock" is nothing more nor less than "these words of mine," namely, the words of Christ.
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock.
Rains, floods, and winds, in this place, suggest oppositions from above, beneath, and all around. The stability of the wise man's house was due to the fact that it was built, not upon "a rock," but upon "THE rock"! Only the life founded upon and guided by the principles of Christ shall stand. His teaching is the rock; all else is shifting sand.
And everyone that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shalt be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.
All this is a recapitulation, in the negative, of what was said immediately before. The focus of attention here should be upon the revelation of what the true rock actually is, namely, the words or teachings of Christ. This is the point so many seem to miss.
I would like to thank you first for visiting my site that is dedicated to help the lost and the misled on the right path to the one true God and Father through His Son our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I hope this site has helped you in your walk.
Please do not give up on your "Walk of Faith" it is the most important walk that you will ever walk in your life. In this world that we live, there is a darkness (evil, the devil) that is trying to do its best to keep you and the ones you love from the light of our Lord.
5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
Please share this site with others that are lost, misled or need encouragement or guidance to help them. I have a contact page if you have any questions or prayer requests.
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