Simply Christian Living
Life offers Christians daily opportunities to abandon Christian living, a life of faith and obedience to God. Rarely do Christians deny their confession of faith, but faithful living is another matter. Little by little behavior fails to produce Gospel fruit natural to a converted life. It’s a slow fade.
Renewing the mind by the Word of God is our only solution, as noted by Puritan Thomas Brooks. “There is, especially in times of great afflictions, temptations, desertions, fears, and doubts, a very great aptness and proneness in Christians to expect strange means rather than right means, and new means rather than old means, and invented means rather than appointed means, and to build their faith upon something other than the word.” (The Complete Words of Thomas Brooks, Vol. III, p. 263).
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, in addition to our time of church prayer, we will inductively study Romans 12.9-21. There we find 12 marks of genuine Christianity. We will gather in the Mizpah room at 7:00 pm and in the sanctuary transept beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10th. Unless obligated to another IBC Wednesday ministry, I invite you to attend. All are welcome.
Brothers and Sisters, let’s live simply Christian lives.
- Pastor Michael