We have reopened our church doors since our closing on March 15th of this year. We would love to have you to join us for our 11 am service next Sunday. Below you will find our message of this past Sunday, January 17, 2021.
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Our Morning Message for Sunday, January 17, 2021:
"The Things That Pleases The Lord"
Text: Romans 12:1-2
This text is a familiar passage of Scripture for most folks. You may have heard a sermon, or a Sunday School lesson, or maybe read a personal devotion on these verses. Sometimes, we approach such scriptures like these thinking that there is nothing new here. However if we would look a little deeper, we would find there is a lot to learn from this text.
If you will notice, Paul uses the word "acceptable" twice in these verses. Matter of fact, this word is used over eleven times in the New Testament usually referring to something that brings pleasure or finding favor. In Paul's writing to the believers in Rome, he uses this word to describe their service to the Lord. He is asking a simple question, "What is the attitude of your heart in your service to the Lord? Is the Lord pleased with what you do for Him maybe in preaching or singing or teaching a Sunday School lesson?
In the first verse of our text, we see Paul presenting the argument on the attitude of your heart and mine, and whether or not your Christian service is acceptable to the Lord. He starts off with the phrase "I beseech you therefore brethern" meaning he is pleading to you and I to serve the Lord with all our hearts. Then, he presents the argument for us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice. Before we were saved, we used our bodies to satisfy the appetite of the flesh, but now since we are saved we use our bodies to glorify His holy name.
Now how do we do that? Not by following a list of rules but by serving Him from the desires of our hearts. When you got saved, Paul tells us in verse two that God transformed us from the inside changing our thinking and our attitude by our continual exposure to the ministry of His word. So, folks, what's the condition of your heart?"
Pastor Michael Martin
Rev. Michael R. Martin
Bible Verse for the Week:
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14