Our hearts are still stirred from the Family Conference with Pastor Shane Lewis from last week. As Fairview meets this cold January morning, Pastor Scallions gave the last message on Building the Family for the month. In February, we will continue the Building Year with a look at Building the Church.
Nobody said we were ever going to live in a perfect world. In this world, we can either hide and stay away from it, simply endure it or when God gives us a trial we can enjoy it. Thank the Lord for it and what we may learn from it. In this environment, we need to realize where we are and what the grace of God teaches us. Its as we've almost been dropped in the "battle zone" of this world. The devil is out to destroy our homes and marriage. Satan surely does not want us to be saved and even when we are, he doesn't want us to live a Christian Life. The whole system of this world is against us.
We must realize the attraction of this world. The world's system will have lust's of the flesh as well as the eye, but we must not be somebody God doesn't want us to be. Take a stand for Christ and stand tall in this world that is so hostile to Christ. We aren't perfect people, but when Christ is in our hearts and we finally realize His plan, we can live soberly and righteous in this world!
"Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;" Titus 3:12