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We as believers in Christ are challenged by our culture that is becoming more and more anti-Christian. We are struggling to raise our children and grandchildren in a world that influences them to abandon their Christian heritage and beliefs. We want our children to be happy, to be accepted and to fit in--and their world demands that they conform to fit in.

If we believe what God tells us in His Word, then we understand that if we refuse to conform to the world’s standards, we will never be accepted or "fit in." Jesus wasn’t accepted, He didn’t fit in, and neither will true believers. We may even be subjected to ridicule, be made fun of, or be treated differently if we hold Christian beliefs and values.

Children of God are strangers and sojourners in this world (1 Peter 2:11). We have been blessed to have been saved through the blood of Jesus and our faith in what Christ did for us at the cross. Through His Word and by His grace, He has made us His children and adopted us into His family.  We are now to live our lives being followers of Jesus and serving Him.

We are to live holy and set apart for the glory of God. We are not to conform to the world and live as we did before we came to trust in Christ. We desperately need each other as we attempt to live as followers of Christ. We need to love each other and encourage each other as we pass through this life together. The Apostle Peter challenges the church of all ages when he reminds us, “Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart” (I Peter 1:22). 

We should love each other and enjoy spending time together.  Our Life Groups are a tremendous way of living life together and encouraging each other. Pray about joining a Life Group and experience living life together. Our upcoming Valentine's Day Banquets are another way of connecting with the body of Christ. Come join the members of our church in fellowship on Friday evening, February 10th at 7:00PM (adults over 40) or Saturday, February 11th at 6:00PM (40 and under). Finally, pray for the body of Christ at Wilmer, participate in the ministry of your church, and pursue a life of holiness and God will bless.

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On Shouting Ground

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It was such a joy to gather with the church this past Sunday for Bible Study and Worship. The Lord has impressed on me in this New Year to encourage the church. There is so much in the world that Satan uses to discourage believers; it’s important to remember who we are and what we are about.

The message this week from 1 Peter chapter 1 is a reminder to the children of God just how precious we are to God.

  • We are His children and just pilgrims passing through this world, headed toward our heavenly home.
  • We have been chosen by God to be adopted into His family by faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We are saved by the blood of Jesus and have received the confident expectation of a glorious future because of the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
  • We serve a living Savior who has purchased for us a great inheritance that is reserved in heaven just waiting to be revealed when we see our Savior face to face.
  • We are the children of God who are kept by the power of God and our ultimate salvation will occur when Christ comes to take His church home. 

The Old Testament prophets spoke of the grace that we would receive as God inspired them to write about it. This grace that has made it possible for our sins to be forgiven and to receive the indwelling presence of God Himself living within us as the Holy Spirit--even the angels don’t understand this.

How blessed we are and how imperative it is that we live and act as children of God. We have the power within us to impact the world one person at a time. May we stay focused on our Savior and press on as a church serving our Lord and fulfilling the Great Commission. 

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