Message Summary: Certain men, whose condemnation was written about long ago, have secretly slipped in among us (i.e. into Christian institutions); they are Godless men who changed the Grace of our God into a license for immorality and denied Jesus as the Christ. In the Parables of Mathew 13:19, Jesus tells us: “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.”. Jesus’ “Parable of the Sower”, in Mathew 13:18-23, applies to us and offers us a challenge to live the Christian faith, or not? Before His Ascension, Jesus instructed His Apostles, and us, in His Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”. Are we going to follow Jesus and obey his Great Commission to “make disciples”, or not?
Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Insensitivity. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Gentleness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).
This Sunday’s Sermon: You can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Will You "Stand in the Gap" for Our County?”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.
Website Link to the Video: “The Promise of Belief” (St. Thomas Anglican Church, Athens GA), https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`
Scripture Reference (ESV): Mathew 13:18-23; Jude 1:3-16; Mathew 13:31-32; Psalms 22a:1-16.