“I have told you these things so that you won’t fall away. For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing God a service. This is because they have never known the Father or Me. Yes, I’m telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember I warned you. I didn’t tell you earlier because I was going to be with you for a while longer.” John 16:1-4 (NLT)
… Love, JESUS
Empty and Beautiful by Matt Maher
“You fought the fight in me.
You chased me down and finished the race.
I was blind but now I see.
Jesus, You kept the faith in me…”
Let us lay aside all envy, malice, pride, gossip, and all foolishness of flesh and run with endurance, having shed the ways of carnal man, toward the finish line. And when one member stumbles, may we who run alongside be gracious and merciful, having learned and loved from our Lord; having all fallen down, to lend a hand up to the wounded, that we may all finish well… We are the Body! When one of the members of the body suffers, we all suffer disability. When the service of one is deficient, all service receives deficiency.
Our God says “be holy for I AM Holy!” This is a great inspiration; One to be aspired to… So, let us run with and for the Cause of Christ, the race that is set before us… each leg of the race at a time.
And the congregation says… AMEN!