The Navigator: 3.4.22

THIS SUNDAY, 3/6

  • Sammy continues his sermon series on relationships.
  • Our Special Friends Ministry will lead in both worship services!
  • 6pm – Prayer Service – Worship Center

 

NEXT SUNDAY, 3/13

Don’t forget to…

 

This week’s tip: truth, at all costs

I’ve seen it, sadly, often in churches.  It goes like this:

“Let’s just move on – anything to keep the peace.”

Then, for those who see a problem with suppressing the truth are labeled “trouble makers.”  Frankly, the ones bringing certain trouble are the former, not the latter.

Never – ever – reach for unity at the expense of truth. Should you ever experience a controversy in your class, always be courageous enough to expose the truth regardless of whom it may offend, or whom it may exposeUnity – at the expense of truth – is not unity.  Rather, it’s uniformity – a far cry from biblical unity.

Paul asked the Galatians,

“Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?”

I’ve witnessed more than one church suppress the truth to maintain unity i.e. sweeping the truth under the proverbial rug to “keep the peace.” It never ends well.  The quote below from John MacArthur is spot-on.

 

MERE CHRISTIANITY – CLARITY in the BASICS

Hell

Since the Enlightenment – and especially the last 50 years – there has been a massive effort to dismiss that what the Bible calls “Hell” either (1) doesn’t exist, or (2) isn’t so bad.

To think lightly of Hell is to think lightly of the Cross.

Google “hell” and you’ll find any description you want from “experts.”  But, there’s only one authoritative source: the Bible.  Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about Hell.

 

YOUR COSMIC PIC of the WEEK

 A Galactic Oddball

The dwarf galaxy NGC 1705 featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope lies in the southern constellation Pictor, approximately 17 million light-years from Earth. NGC 1705 is a cosmic oddball – it is small, irregularly shaped, and has recently undergone a spate of star formation known as a starburst.

 

QUOTE of the WEEK

 

LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE

And a bonus…

 

SOUL FOOD:  Jesus “Co-Suffers” With Us

As God’s children, we never hurt alone. A powerful truth from God’s Word.  Read the blog here.

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick