We begin to consider the small personal epistle to Philemon. Onesimus is a runaway slave indebted to Philemon who is converted in Rome by Paul and then Paul sends him back home to Colossae to be reconciled with his master. We consider the dynamics of the servant and master relationship in Bible times and learn lessons for how we are respect authority and serve the Lord in our positions of servant as well.
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Recent sermons from Macedonia PBC from Pastor David Wise and certain other visiting ministers.
The greatest commandment that Jesus Christ gave for his church was to love one another. By our love for each other in the church is how all men will know that we are disciples of Christ. We manifest and show that love, not solely by words but by ministering to and serving other saints. The church also should provoke each other unto love and good works, particularly in not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.
We have considered the early church’s steadfast continuance in doctrine, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayers. Now, we see the 7 results or effects of the original church’s steadfast commitment to those activities. If we do not see these effects in our churches today, we must honestly evaluate how we are engaging in the 4 core activities of the early church.
We can be saved by keeping in memory the word of God. This salvation by the scriptures is not to gain eternal life but to deliver the child of God’s heart from the perils of this world. We need to learn and memorize God’s word to protect our mind from the dangers of sin.
Preached at Bethlehem PBC (Echola, AL) on 10/2/2021.
In this message, we examine the two phrases, “Who am I?’ and “Here am I!” Using Moses as a starting point and other examples in scripture, we see that we must have a sense of our own unworthiness and God’s complete worthiness in order to be fit for service in His Kingdom.
Preached at Zion PBC (Gordo, AL) on 8/8/2021.
As we examine the early church in the Acts of the Apostles, we find the church was committed to praying without ceasing, both privately and publicly. They met together to pray during great times of need, but they also prayed together on a daily basis. We also consider examples of prayer meetings and great answers to those prayers during the history of the Primitive Baptist Church. We need to follow the pattern of the Original church and pray fervently and without ceasing.
These messages were delivered by Pastor David on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from June 2021 to November 2021. There is arguably nothing more important in the Christian life than a fervent and diligent prayer life. Let us learn from the instruction of Jesus Christ for how we are to pray unto our Heavenly Father.
God will not settle for “half-hearted” devotion to him. We are called to serve the Lord with “all thine heart”. We are to love God with all our heart. We are to believe in the Lord with all our heart. We are to trust in the Lord with all our heart. We are to repent and turn to the Lord with all our heart. We are also to praise God with all our heart as well!
We consider the 3rd of the 4 core activities of the original church, the breaking of bread. The natural expression of fellowship in the church is by sharing a meal together, breaking bread one with another. As the body of Christ, we need to eat meals together and fellowship together because by doing so, we eat and fellowship with Jesus Christ.
We find that the original church continued steadfastly in fellowship with the saints. We fellowship with like minded believers because our fellowship ultimately is with Jesus Christ. We can feel the presence of Jesus Christ together with us when we fellowship with other members of the Lord’s church.