Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Service 17th Oct 2010

Pre-service Prayer - Praise God! Hallelujah! We had about 20 members who came to the prayer meeting this morning. Praise God that more and more members are coming to pray. Prayers are powerful, it is the lifeblood of a Christian. All are encouraged to come.

Conflict with the pharisees - Clean vs, unclean Mark

Bro. Malcolm shared on the above topic this morning. Praise God for this Bro. who is dedicated and knows the Word very well and he also can explain in easy to understand language. Our Church is blessed with brothers like him.

The pharisees took issue with Jesus because his disciples did not wash their hands before eating. This was after the feeding of the 5,000 , but Jesus saw their physical needs more than ceremonial washing. Jesus rebuked the pharisees saying that they were following man's tradition instead of God's commands. He said instead of honoring their fathers and mothers as instructed by God, they placed giving of an offering (Corban Mark 6:11)a higher priority than honoring their mothers and fathers. Jesus said that nothing from outside of a man can make him unclean, but what comes out of him that can make him unclean. Because what goes in his mouth goes to the stomach and not his heart. From man's heart comes evil thoughts, sexual immorality,theft,murder. adultery, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

This is valuable lesson for us Christians, as to distinguish between what is clean and unclean. More so our priorities as too the things of God verses traditions.

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