Archive for July, 2011
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”
This is the basic gospel of Christ. You must repent and then be baptized. There is no other way to get to heaven. This is something that you have to choose for yourself and cannot be chosen for you. This is an individual journey.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Before Christ’s coming, the way to receive salvation was though the old law. Since Christ came and died for us we are no longer bound by the old law, but have a new way of salvation. That salvation is Christ himself. He gave himself for us. Will you listen to his plan?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Christianity is the only religion in the world that God sent did something for our benefit. In every other one we must do stuff to please God. Christ come for our sake, not his own. All you have to do to receive salvation is to believe on him and follow his plan.
Today was the last day of the Assembly. We started out with a word study lead by Norm Lyles. We covered the falling away of the church and the end times. After lunch Phil Meilhs taught us that the truth is in the word and that we must study it to know it. Edward Coffey taught about the importance of faith in the work of God. We can not do his work without faith. After dinner Larry Gosier talked about how we have all the information we need and to go out to do the Lords work. After the sermons we finished the day with sacraments.
Please stay tuned in the next few week for the audio files of the Assembly.
Today was another blessed day to serve the Lord.
We started this morning with a word study by Norm Lyles about the false teaching of the rapture. We also covered the tribulation before the second coming of Christ.
This afternoon Noris Purifoy taught about how the church has to be clean. We must use the Bible, the Record of the Nephites, and the Word of the Lord to find the truth. Chris Laws taught the sermon on the mount showing how to be a better person following Christ.
Terry Laws preached about the foundation of Christ’s church and the foundation of his work.
Don’t forget Wed is the last day of the Assembly. Come listen at http://www.instantpresenter.com/cocwtem15
Today was a busy day. This morning Terry Laws lead a word study on contention and how we should only teach the word of God. If we let God’s word do our talking contention will not arise.
This afternoon William Holden talked about only the true word of God will help us in the end. Darrel Bellamy talked about our actions and how they affect our place in heaven and how we need to do God’s will today and not tomorrow.
Tonight Norm Lyles talked about the how Christ is God and how we should do the father’s will. Come join us tomorrow at 9, 2, and 7.
Today was the first day of the Assembly. We started this morning with Norm Lyles and Terry Laws speaking about the importance of sacraments. After sacraments was given to the members we had a prayer and testimony service.
After lunch Larry Gosier talked about our responsibility to God and that there is only one truth. Darrin Bellamy followed and talked over how we must do everything with love and how true love can only come from Christ.
In the evening service Robert Beck talked about only there is only one body of Christ. The body has lots of pieces, but all work together to be the one body.
Tomorrow we will start at 9:00 AM Central time. Feel free to join us at http://www.instantpresenter.com/cocwtem15.
Today is the first day of the Assembly 2011. Please come and listen when you can through our of the week. We will start services 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM Central time daily.
Next week starts the 2011 General assembly. Please keep everyone traveling to Missouri in your prayers. Also please ask the Lord for his blessings on this year’s gathering. You can watch and listen in live at the following link. If it is not on when you try to watch most likely it will be because there is not service going on. Try again at a latter time. We will start at 10 AM CDT on Sunday and 9 AM CDT Monday through Wednesday.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
We never know all of the information about a person to be able to judge them. Only God can judge people. How can we stand and point to a person and condemn them when we have also sinned against God. Only the Lord know all and can judge all.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
God does not want a monetary rich people. He wants us to use our money for the help of those who need it. It is important that deposit our treasure into our heavenly bank account. We do this by following the words of God and by letting his love shine through us.
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For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
To truly believe and follow the teachings of Christ we have to forgive others of things that they do to us. Love is what allows us to do this. If we don’t have the love of Christ in us it is difficult to forgive others. On the same token, the true act of forgiveness is a great way to show the love of Christ.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Doing things for show will not produce any results. God does not like people who do things for show. We should serve God quietly and humbly. God will bless you for your worship without the show that some people attach to it.
False prophets will arise. False proclaims will be made. Evil will grow worse and worse among the ungodly. Hearts will be sad until few will have faith in the gospel of Christ. Mockery shall be among men, but the truth shall go on to its mission.
There is only on truth. There are many out there that say they have received messages from God. If the message does not 100% agree with what we already have, it is wrong. No questions asked. Only God words can be used as a yard stick and they always must agree. So next time you hear that someone has received something from God, compare it to what we already have. If it matches that is great, if not you need to leave it at the door.
“Likewise, a day wherein Satan has great power and seeks to destroy all he can of the good, but he shall fail in the end. He has swayed men for this long time to follow traditions of men and not the way of God; having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. They turned from the former commandment and remembered it not, until now, the faithful are holding to the truth, even the Record of the Nephites and all the Lord’s words wherein there is but one Lord, one God, one salvation, one plan of redemption and a place in the hereafter for the faithful with God, and for those that doubt and are evil, captured by Satan, absorbed in his ways, shall remain so till the resurrections shall be, where the judgments are spread. It shall be man’s own ways while here that decides his decree. Woe to the doubtful, the wicked, the heedless, and those that plan to destroy.”
Satan has much power and has used it well in the past. He has convinced millions of people that it is ok not follow God 100%. People think that because they go to church that they will be saved. Satan will receive what is his in the end; I hope that you are not a part of it.
Behold, this is a day when the Lord has established his Church among men, to bring salvation to the earth in its fullness, and prepare a bride, the Lamb’s wife; and power and authority is given that it shall be done.
In order to have to have a clean church the Lord will give us trials that we must go through. The ones that will make it through will be ready for the wedding feast. The church will also grow in these last days. There will be many people who are searching for the truth that will find it here.