PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ

(Official communication to the public)

5/23/18

 

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

When you think and make decisions based on what the bible teaches, you are among the minority. Many claim Christianity as their faith but often make decisions contrary to scripture. When we adopt and live out a biblical worldview we are placed in the cross hairs of our archenemy.  Satan loves compromise and continues to bring many ideas, teachings and well-meaning people in our lives that subtly challenges our faith and tempts us to dismiss the bible as our source for faith and truth.

Paul was writing to a church that doubted the future resurrection of Christians thus striking at the heart of Christianity. If Christians will not be resurrected then neither has Christ been raised, and if he did not rise then Christianity falls apart and becomes a dead religion!

In light of the historical evidence of Christ’s bodily resurrection, Paul encourages the church to “stand firm. Let nothing move you”.  As new or old ideas dressed in 21st century garb come our way we must evaluate them based upon scripture and stand firm, unmovable, fixed, holding tenaciously to the truth of God’s word. As we read, study scripture and worship God our faith and personal convictions become like rock and the hurricane winds of compromise will not blow us off of our foundation. When those winds come, and thy will, hold on to truth through the word, prayer and worship. Like an army holding the front line from the enemy’s advancement, there is no retreat.

In light of he sure and certain hope of the resurrection we cannot cease from doing the good work of advancing this truth and life we call the gospel. Yes, at times we can’t see results or we see only a very small portion and we can become discouraged. Remember, much of the ‘good work’ is invisible and is multiplied by God. Know with certainty our work is not useless, empty or meaningless because God is in it and he never forgets what is being accomplished. This work of the Christian that the Lord has given has eternal consequences, even down to “giving water, food or clothing to those in need; or promoting the local CPC, food bank, visiting the lonely or listening to those who hurt. God sees it all and will bless those who do his work form pure unselfish motives.

 

Pr. Bob

By The Way:

 Today, 3:30 making salads for Tree Town those who signed up.

 Sunday 27, 9:00 AM Morning Worship.