The history of the world shows that in every generation there arises someone who wants to create a global government to gain ultimate power. It began first at the Tower of Babel when people rejected God’s command to “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” and decided to come together and build a city and “a tower whose top is in the heavens.” About this time, a man named Nimrod rose in power who was a hunter, not of animals but of men. Some early sources describe him as a dictator who tried to turn people away from God to follow him. God had to come down and scatter humanity so it would not be enslaved.
If you have been following this series, you know that we have been in the book of Genesis for quite some time. There is simply so much to answer from the text and so many questions people have related to God, creation, and the first chapter of human history. This weekend, we will examine an age-old incident from the history of the world and determine what this passage means for us and our understanding of Scripture. This weekend’s message is titled “DOMAIN.”
This weekend, we are continuing through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul is holding himself up as an example of what it means to continue moving forward and growing in the Christian life. He reminds his readers that developing a Christlike mindset is a journey. God continues to refine us as we pursue His will. The title of this weekend’s message is “PRESS ON.”
PRAYER AT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL RIDE by Pastor Shah (On May 8th 2017 on the steps of the Vance County Court House, Henderson, NC. The ride was to raise awareness and honor those law enforcement individuals who lost their lives in line of duty. The funds raised were to go towards the Officer Down Memorial Page - http://www.odmp.org)
First, we will see how Matthew got his call to follow Jesus and how he immediately complied. We need to remember that God is constantly calling men and women, boys and girls to follow Him. Is He calling you? What is your answer?
Furthermore, Matthew got busy inviting his old buddies to come and meet Jesus. Do your friends know Jesus? Have you invited them to meet Him?
This Sunday you will be hearing from my good friend Dr. John Check. John has pastored several churches and is currently the senior advisor to the President at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. He his involved in training young people to reach our generation for Jesus Christ. He’ll be preaching from Job 1 a message titled “Who told you life would be fair?”.
In this message we will meet a desperate hopeless person who had an encounter with Christ. Do you know someone like this person? You feel sorry for them. You empathize with them. But have you introduced them to Christ?
In the first two messages in the series we met a religious man (Nicodemus) and an outcast (Samaritan woman). Both had an encounter with the Savior and were transformed. In this message we will meet a doubter. Even though He came to Christ, He did not trust His power. Jesus rebuked Him, answered His need, and transformed Him.
After my last article – “Why we love our community?” – many of the readers thanked me for refuting a report floating on Facebook that we are one of the worst places to live in North Carolina. I explained that such town rankings do not factor “population dynamics, high crime areas, and latest annual crime reports” in their raw data analyses. Some of the readers asked me to clarify further, so here goes--