Monthly Archives: July 2019

10AM Sunday 7/14/19 “The Last Days” 2 Timothy 3

The Bible says that in the Last Days people will have a form of godliness but deny its power. (2 Tim.3) That describes much of the church today. They observe religious rituals to look like they fear God, but they have no Spiritual power. Churches often just become social centers, where people can go, and hear some motivational speakers, and maybe some inspirational music, but the power of the Living God is not there.    You may be motivated to live ‘Your Best Life Now’, or learn about raising your children or investing your money. And sometimes it is good advice; but the Power of the Holy Spirit of God is not there. Jesus said, “Without Me you can do nothing” (John 15). Christians must realize we need the power of God’s Spirit working in our lives. To ignore that only teaches us how to get along without God, and without Him we cannot do anything righteous & meaningful.

10AM Sunday 7/7/19 “Workers Approved of God” 2Timothy 2

In the Old King James Version of the Bible,  2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God..” In the New King James Version it says “Be diligent”, both phrases convey the message that we are to make a sincere effort to please our Lord, Jesus Christ.   Studying God’s Word will take our time and effort if we sincerely desire to “rightly divide the Word of Truth.” Distractions to our studying and Spiritual growth must be recognized and avoided.  And know this; that when we read the Word of God and study it, Jesus is pleased, because we are growing spiritually. He can bless our lives when we work on knowing and practicing His Word.