I want to continue with something I said Sunday morning during my message. I was talking about the importance of commitment to God and making that commitment public. The importance of letting people know what we believe and what we profess. Paul says in Romans 10:8; “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart’, that is, the word of faith that we are proclaiming.” The word is in our mouths as well as our hearts. I was reading a book a couple of weeks ago that expressed that there are certain things we need to understand and believe when we profess our faith publicly. I want to share with you a few ideas that the author expressed. 1, We need to profess what God in Christ did for us in the plan of salvation. 2, What God through the Word and the Holy Spirit do for us who believe. 3, We need to profess what we are to God. 4, We need to profess what Jesus is doing for us now as believers, and 5, what God is able to do through us and what His Word will do as we speak it. He ended the section by saying something very interesting which, over the years, I have come to believe. He said; “Our faith will never develop beyond what we confess.” If we are going to grow in our faith, we need to profess it. As Proverbs 18:21 reminds us; “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat its fruit.” Professing the Word and our faith will be a blessing to others and ourselves.
From our Prayer Boards:
Lilly (10th grader) diagnosed with brain cancer. Please keep her in your prayers and pray that tumor will dissolve and disappear.
The family of Anne Moore: Please pray that they will experience the peace of Almighty God and look towards God for peace and understanding.