November 02, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Romans 12:9-21

“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
Romans 12:10

When Light is Darkness

How are you feeling today? Is the Holy Spirit able to make you beautiful and attractive – especially for Christ? Few things hinder the cause of Christ more than arguing among a congregation and it’s members. A bad disposition can easily be called the “vice of the virtuous”. One may not think of gambling or drinking or attending places that are contrary to Scripture, which puts their faith under a shadow. A person may fight for the faith once delivered to the saints, and yet be very hard to live with because of their temper and need to always be correct.
These are the coffin nails that have hurt many a congregation: irritability, fault-finding, a hasty temper, resentfulness, and a lack of charity. These are certainly not the attitudes of Jesus.
The effect of a good sermon, beautiful music, and comforting readings, can be splintered by choice bits of gossip on the front steps of the church. Many a should has been turned away from the church by this ugliness within the Christian Church.
Instead, the Holy Spirit offers us power to live lives of purity and love. He gives us power to repent when we have failed to reflect Christ accurately. Without His divine power we will become Church breakers. Let’s be builders!

November 02, 1958

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