Elder John turns to 1 Peter and points out that suffering is apart of life, but he focuses this sermon on suffering for the name of Christ. By being Christians our light is manifest therefore our lifestyle condemns the world. Our purpose is to bear His image and glorify God. Elder John encourages us to give God the glory in suffering which strengthens the faith of others when they face troubles.
In John we find a good lesson on how we should evangelize. Nathanael was skeptical and suspicious at first but Jesus knew him, saying “when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.” Nathanael had a complete change in attitude right away. Elder Tommy preaches about what happened to Nathanael under the fig tree…
Brother John describes the accuracy and completeness of the historical record presented in the Old Testament, and how that could relate to the dimensions of the tabernacle as a sign of Christ’s return.
Bro John finishes up his series on I Peter, providing insights into the ending of Peter’s first letter.
Elder Tommy reminds us to be ever looking for the coming of the Lord Jesus, and to live our lives in hope of his coming. Elder Matt Pitney introduces services and offers prayer.
Continuing in Jude, Bro John speaks about the faith once delivered unto the saints, and how we should stand for the truth contained therein.
Elder Tommy speaks on Mark 12, and expounds on Christ’s response concerning the greatest commandment.