The Lord’s Church in Leland
(Meeting in the Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, Leland, N.C.,
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. for Bible Study & 10:00 a.m. for worship.)
“Speaking the truth in love”—Eph. 4:15
- That the Bible is the inspired word of God and is able to make us “wise unto salvation.”
2 Tim. 3: 15-16
- That we should speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent.
I Pet. 4: 11; Rev. 22: 18-19
- That salvation comes through Jesus Christ, the son of God. Jn. 14: 6; 2 Tim. 2: 10; Acts 4: 12
- That Jesus Christ built His church. Matt. 16: 18; Eph. 1: 22-23.
- That the church is “the pillar and the ground of the truth,” whose responsibility is to share the good news of Jesus Christ. I Tim. 3: 15
- That in order to be saved, a person must
- Hear the gospel Rom. 10: 17
- Believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God John 8: 24; Mark 16: 15-16
- Repent of one’s sins Luke 13: 3; Acts 2: 38; Acts 3: 19
- Confess Jesus Christ as the son of God Rom. 10: 9-10; Acts 8: 37
- Be baptized for the remission of sins Acts 2: 38; Mark 16: 15-16
- Remain faithful until death Col. 1: 22-23; 2 Pet. 2: 20-22
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It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, because that is the end of every man, and the living takes it to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, for when a face is sad a heart may be happy. ————-Ecclesiastes 7:2-3
Mirth or mourning?
The King James version uses the word “mirth” instead of “feasting.” The holiday season is known as the season of mirth. Mirth means laughter, excitement and amusement. It is hard to conceal our joy during this time. You are considered to be a Grinch if you do not share in this excitement. When this season ends, immediately, we miss the laughter and enjoyments.
When tragedy strikes we especially want the time of feasting to return. Yet, Solomon wrote that this time in the “house of mourning” is a learning time. Saying goodbye to someone we love is not something we anticipate, but an important part of grieving. God has other things in store for us, and we must embrace them without our departed loved ones.
Today, no one mourns at the preaching of the gospel. We want the warm, happy stories. We treasure feeling good above feeling bad. Solomon and Jesus advise differently.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Which house are you in today?
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