church's web sight ~ but it just isn't the same. Anyway, I jumped up and got ready and went anyway.
I thought I could hurt at church as well as home.
I'm so glad I did. God was all over the place. When you get a bunch of Fundamental Baptist in a Spirit filled service ~ no telling what might happen. (Let me stop right here and say, it was all in descent and in order.) Just because the Saints of God get blessed and shout and mind God doesn't mean we are a bunch of Holy Rollers. Although, if that is what it is all about then I don't mind being called that. What will it be when we get to heaven? Don't you think the Saints will be praising our Savior up there?
Last night Bro Ken Bowman preached on forgiveness. What a powerful lesson. He illustrated how we drag around a burden of unforgiveness because someone has wronged us and never have ask us to forgive them.
It may have been years ago ~ but we are still waiting for them to come to us. When in actually, our Christian life is defeated, we are not in victory because that load we are carrying gets heavy. Have you ever been there? Our business is to forgive WHETHER THEY ASK OR NOT. I'm glad we can forgive even as our Father hath forgiven us! We can have victory over pass hurts if we just place that "unforgiveness on the altar" and leave it there. The day may come when someone may ask your forgiveness ~ but can I tell you from experience that if you have been hurt from within the church ~ they may never come to you for that forgiveness. Don't go through life carrying that load. Just forgive in your heart and leave the rest to God.
Will the devil ever bring it up? A BIG YES! But we can look him in the eye and say, "What are you talking about? Don't you know where that "unforgiveness is? " It is under the Blood on the cross of Calvary.
There was some powerful preaching that I could not absorb it all. But it us being put on the our church web site so if you want a blessing sometime just go to fundamentalbc.com
I want to stop right here and say I'm so thankful for our pastor Bro. Rusty Silvertooth, his wife, Mrs Ceil that
have a servant's heart and has his flock at heart. When we hurt, they hurt, when we rejoice, they rejoice.
We are getting ready to lay the foundation of our new church. I know from being around a pastor's home for so many years ~ that the devil doesn't like what we are doing and he will wreck and destroy unless we pray and keep a right attitude. Pray for us as we start the building program.
Can I ask some of you a question? Do you pass by my blog and don't comment? Not that I have to have them, but it sure does encourage. Unless I get more response, I am thinking about another avenue. Will you let me know? If you pass by can you just leave a little comment to let me know you are reading? I would appreciate it very much.