Monday, December 12, 2005

Sunday, December 11, 2005

On Sunday, December 11, 2005, it was a joy to gather again with the body of Christ. What an exciting and edifying time! Theron S. taught us from 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 in God's Word. He reminded us that an idol is anything or anyone that has such a hold on us that our peace is destroyed when it is taken from us. Paul reminded the Corinthians that when they partake of the Lord's Supper they are in fact fellowshipping with God. However, they (and WE!) cannot truly fellowship with God if we are also giving our devotion to an idol.

We continued our gathering at a local restaurant, where we shared in the Lord's Supper as part of a meal. We all encouraged one another to remove any idols that may provoke the Lord's jealousy.

Tracy M. will teach us next week from 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Thursday Family Bible Study

The Thursday night family Bible study is studying the Gospel of Mark. We have noticed that in this Gospel, the author continually stresses the people's response to Jesus: either a response of faith, or a response of faithlessness. Jesus is shown to be the Messiah, having power over diseases, demons, death, and nature. We meet in a home off North Main Street in Wake Forest. Join us as we continue to study Mark.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Sunday, December 4, 2005

Sunday, December 4, 2005, we gathered again as the body of Christ. Stan M. taught us from 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. In this passage, Paul reminds the Corinthians (and us!) about the experiences of the children of Israel as they wandered in the desert. In spite of experiencing the spiritual and physical blessings of God, they continued to rebel. We have also experienced the spiritual and physical blessings of God (particularly salvation). However, we can also still sin. Even though we are no longer under the penalty of sin, we continue to suffer the consequences and effects of sin.

Next week, Theron S. will teach us from 1 Corinthians 10:14-22. We will also participate in the Lord's Supper. This should be an exciting time since the Scripture passage for the day includes the phrase, "Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body" (1 Cor. 10:17).

We are indeed one body, under one Lord. So, let us come together next week in order to partake of the one bread and the one cup in a worthy manner.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 1 Corinthians 11:28-29

Friday, December 02, 2005

Wednesday Family Bible Study

In the Wednesday night home group we are currently studying the book of Hebrews. This continues to be a fruitful time in God’s Word as we discover the supremacy of Christ over all things. We have a talkative group with many different perspectives, which always makes for a good discussion. We are meeting in a home on South Main Street, near the Stone Chapel. Join us as we discover the riches of God’s Word.