Mature Church, Diminishing Gifts
I have been reminded this week of the sufficiency of the Word for God to make us what we ought to be. When we neglect God's Word, we flounder in our spiritual walk as we wander aimlessly like a traveler without a map. But when we direct our hearts to God's Word and determine to hear it and obey it, we are endowed with wisdom from God himself that will never be irrelevant. Our world and even some so called Christians think that the importance and relevance of the Word of God is diminishing, but God's Word will never fail. It is a foundation on which we can always stand secure.
This week at Liberty we are having a missions emphasis. We will have missionary Phil Coolbaugh and his family with us. They are heading to Toronto Canada, and he will be presenting their ministry and teaching us God's Word in Sunday school and the evening worship service. In the morning worship we will continue on in our Being the Body series in 1 Corinthians looking at the end of 1 Corinthians 13 and the contrast between love and spiritual gifts. Other important details: We hope to video chat with the Grotzkes in the am worship, the teens will have a SNAC after the evening worship, and we will be collecting a love offering for our visiting missionary. We have a full day, but I look forward to filling my day with God and His people.