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A Gospel Carol
It is common to hear of accounts which reveal individuals becoming recipients of change in their lives because of traumatic occurrences. A series of events which lead one to question our purpose on this earth. The validity of God, the Bible, His church. Heaven & Hell. 
There once lived a witnessed and recorded account of a man. A roman citizen. Who lived in the 1st Century. And this man’s greed for Pharisaical agendas reached far and wide. Deep and treacherous. To be in hearty agreement with putting Christians to death. To persecute the church of our Lord Jesus Christ. Breathing threats and murder against all who followed the gospel Way. And he did so, sincerely. Believing God was pleased with his aggression. This man was feared among the community of believers. His reputation was heard and known. How he ravaged the church and would enter their houses to separate families and bring them to prison. And educated fool snared in the ways of the world
It is no wonder that God chose to intervene both providentially and miraculously in the life of this wicked man. To show him three spirits. 
The Spirit of the Past which would reveal to him his sinful life and all the damage he had done to himself. God. And His people. 
The Spirit of the Present which converted him to Christ. His obedience to the gospel as a repentant believer. Forgiven. Washed free of sins. Saved. 
The Spirit of the Future for his purpose to bear fruits of repentance and become good and productive as a citizen of the kingdom. The church.
ACTS 9 is our designated Scripture for this account. The man in question. Saul of Tarsus who became known as Paul the Apostle. 
3 Spirits (i.e. Christ, Ananias, Holy)
Jesus was the Spirit of the past. Making known to Paul that his life was not right with God. That Paul’s ways were against God and was filled with lawless activities against the church.
Jesus revealed to Paul that he would be met by another Spirit (Ananias). The Spirit of Paul’s present. One which would regain his sight and speak words leading to his salvation. 
Jesus also revealed in this chapter, the Spirit of Paul’s future. The comforter which was promised to all apostles. Leading him into all truth (John 16:13). And how he was a chosen vessel (*instrument) of Christ. To bear the authority of Jesus before the Pagan and Rulers and the Jews. To suffer greatly for the cause of the gospel. 
And this became Paul’s gospel carol. A hymn of hope for a man who was once dying with the world, to now having fought the good fight. Finished the race. Kept the faith (2 Tim. 4:7).
And what of our gospel carol? Will we wake from our new birth (John 3:3, 5), our newness of life (Rom. 6:3-4). To now become productive in the church and make things right? Have we warmly received the words of the Spirit?
The Spirit of the Past showing us our sinful life and all the damage we’ve done to ourselves. God. And His people? 
The Spirit of the Present converting us to Christ. Our obedience to His gospel as repentant believers. Forgiven. Saved? 
The Spirit of the Future purposed to bear fruits of repentance and become good and productive as citizens of His kingdom. His church. The body of Christ? (Col. 1:18) 
If you’ve heard the word of His Spirit this day. Will you awake from your sleep a changed person? Are you willing to obey the gospel and receive Jesus as your Lord and Master?

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“But Herod the tetrarch (unbeliever), being reproved by John the immerser for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,” - LUKE 3:1
“Therefore what God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” - MK. 10:9; MT. 19:6
MALE & FEMALE (TWO GENDERS)
“Male and female created he them; and blessed them” - GEN. 5:2
INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE (MALE & FEMALE - HUSBAND & WIFE)
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” - GEN. 2:24
GOD’S NATURE TOWARDS UNLAWFUL UNIONS
“Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.” - EZRA 10:3
JESUS AND MARRIAGE
“But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” - MT. 5:32
“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” - MT. 19:9
“11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.” - MARK 10:11-12
“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” - LUKE 16:1
“9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” - 1 Cor. 6:9-11
“18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” - MT. 28:18-20
NOTHING. NO OTHER VERSE WILL CONTRADICT THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE. 
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TO MARRY, OR NOT TO MARRY?
The topic of MDR (i.e. marriage/divorce/remarriage) remains one of the most controversial in Christianity. So much so merely quoting the verse could immediately make one recipient of persecution. It has been known to "fire" preachers. Break up, families. "Step down," elders. Cause "church-splits." All sorts of chaos and division. Therefore, a great number of believers will compromise their faith when it comes to such discussion and study. 
It can be understood why so many have an emotional investment reluctant to change for what is right. There is certainly a temptation to trust our feelings instead of Christ. When children, and many years of love toward another, are involved. The thought of separation threatens our way of life. Our perceived comforts. Deep-rooted in the family. And so, it is necessary to practice seasoned compassion when grace is administered to cure the soul of this damnable sin. The sin of adultery. 
Marriage, for a brief moment in our western world. Was for the most part respected and honored publicly. A blessing to warmly find contentment on this earth. And it served us well for the years we lived by its principle. Sadly how quick we lose focus. An untoward shift has since been allowed to corrupt this divine institution. We now demonize the idea of male and female becoming husband and wife "till death do us part." We scoff at the thought of faithfulness. And instead of repentance, it seems we embrace further descent into perverted madness. Nonetheless, the immovable word of God endures the test of time and prevails through mankind's attempts to deviate. 
Here is the very practical "matter of fact" teaching Christ has brought to our remembrance for the ages. Authorized by His name (Mt. 28:18).
Marriage was created at the beginning of time (Mt. 19:4). It is GOD who instituted union between two genders, male and female (Gen. 2:24). Lawfully, husband and wife. Organically harmonious. Biologically supportive. Naturally reciprocal. This is why we are not authorized to separate what "God has joined together" (Mt. 19:6). 
"Whosoever." Whether a believer or non-believer. No matter one's skin color. Language. Or geographical location. All who are accountable to God are accountable to His institution.
If any "divorces" (i.e. release. Send away. Depart from. Annul an existing bond) his or her spouse (Mk. 10:12). For any other reason than the sole exception to the law, "porneia" (i.e. physical sexual fornication with another other than your spouse). To therefore marry "another." Is guilty of adultery. And "whoso marrieth" the divorced wife is also guilty of adultery. 
The husband or wife who has been divorced for any other reason than "porneia." Has been made a "eunuch" (Mt. 19:12). He or she can never remarry (Luke 16:18). This is the law of Christ proclaimed from His gospel of the kingdom (Mt. 4:23). Applicable even to the heathen (Luke 3:19). And though one might be inclined to think it "unfair." One must remember that our free-will decision to marry the person came with eternal consequences. It's not "God's fault." It's the fornicator, adulterer's fault. So once again a sober reminder that we are to pay close attention to the person we chose to be within marriage. A faithful Christian is always the ideal "catch."
This doctrine will never change. It is unequivocal. Incontrovertible. No matter how strenuous critics try to twist simple and clear teaching. No matter how sorrowful a fellow saint may be in dealing with son or daughter. Congregation dealing with elder or deacon. The truth is the truth. And the truth is reality. 
No other verse in the Bible will contradict Matthew 19:9. No feeble experiment will suffice. No water can ever forgive an unrepentant sin. 
Be wise, friends. Learn to discern. This is a salvation issue. 
If you have any concerns. Questions. Or simply wish to discuss this topic further. Please don't hesitate to contact us. 
Thank you.
Your servant,
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SERMON SUNDAY
08/11/2020
TITLE: OBEY - ACTION - WOR
TEXT: 1 Peter 1:1-25
CONTEXT: Nero is falsely accusing and executing Christians. Many Christians are losing heart. Many are turning against God and their fellow saints. Cure? Obey, remain active, produce work. 
ILLUSTRATION: trials, temptation, and persecution causes the separation of those who are faithful from those who are not (Mt. 25:33). It continues to test our priority and loyalty (Mt. 6:33). Those who act on the word of Christ will not fall. Those who don’t act on His word, will (Mt. 7:24-27). 
BODY:
OBEY INCORRUPTIBLE (will never perish) SALVATION - CREATE UNDEFILED (clean) ACTION - PRODUCE UNFADING (timeless) WORK. 
This accomplished by the Grace of God in our reception of His Son’s freely given gospel. Through our obedience, action, and work of faith (James 2).
This understanding comes through THE WORD - “thy word is truth” - John 17:17 - (1:23, 2:2). It sets us “free” - John 8:31-32
COMMANDING US TO A NEW BIRTH - JOHN 3:3, 5 “OUT OF WATER (BAPTISM) AND THE SPIRIT (WORDS PREACHED AND OBEYED)” NEWNESS OF LIFE (ROM. 6:3-4).
CONCLUSION: humble to obedience - courage in action - dedication to the work. Perseverance (don’t give up). Don’t forsake the assembly. Evangelize. Practice benevolence. Grow in the word of your new birth. 
INVITATION: H.B.R.C.B.D
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Holy Father. Great "I AM." Most Powerful Creator. God of the 66 Books. He who governs the ages through the might of His will. The Intelligent Devine Design Who's breathe gave us life. To you, most heavenly strength belong. We thank you our Lord. Eternal existence. The forevermore who's hand formed the mountains and galaxies. The knowledge that surpasses all understanding. We recognize your comfort in allowing us a moment in your presence. That you may hear the prayer of your people before the formation of Adam and Eve. We who are now purchased by the blood of your Son. Blessed and beloved by your grace. Your wisdom and instruction guide our path. Your love teaches us discernment. Praise to you oh merciful and living God. Without you, we fail. Without you, we have no purpose, no hope of salvation. Your doctrine moves our actions. Glory to your name and authority. You who are most faithful. To our Savior and King, your Son. And for the Words of your Spirit. Everlasting to Everlasting. Amen.
Great God of Old. As you see fit may it be done. We humble ourselves to an urging request. Father of our foundation. We beg you. Please give us continued provision and security. Nourishment, shelter, and clothing. Defense. Freedom to live another hour as citizens of your Kingdom. Grant us talents for the further growth of your gospel. Give us the opportunity to share the Messiah in peace. Keep us in unity. Agape. Forgiveness. Family. And joy. Allow us repentance and perseverance.
Great Father of righteous judgment. We need your armor and courage this moment. So that the corrupt be exposed and brought to an honorable court. Those who high-handedly remain rebellious in their bloodlust toward our innocent. Who prey and pervert our children. Who invite and encourage foreign barbaric gods into our Nation. Who govern policies hostile to our Master Jesus Christ, your Son. Who make it difficult for many of our fellow saints to enter your rest. For many Christians have fallen victim to their deceit. Yes, our Father. Our enemies we pray for. That they repent or be removed.
Your Testament live within our minds to be productive in your sight. We trust in you who know all tomorrow. May we be pleasing to your nature. Again we praise you most powerful and living God. Make us ready for the Day of your return. Create us as servants to your Son and His church. Submissive and always learning. Amen.
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“All that will live godly
Persecution is a part of life for any faithful saint. And we’ve learned that through our Master Jesus Christ. We’ve learned that they’ve stoned the prophets. Beheaded the Baptist. Crucified the Christ. And martyred the Apostles. 
Christ spoke the truth (John 17:17). He rebuked and demanded repentance from believers. Jews. Those who should have recognized Him from the Scriptures and warmly embraced Him. Yet they rejected Him and He allowed them to bring Him to a Roman cross: 
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” - Mt. 23:37
This pattern we must follow. Telling believers they are lost. Will always make us the recipients of persecution. 
Paul was no different. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12).
And here are three recorded cases to prove the point:
  1. Diotrephes (3 John 9-10)

9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church
Diotrephes loves the “preeminence” (i.e. “loves to first”). 
- “Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.” - Luke 11:43
- “he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.” - Luke 22:26
Diotrephes is guilty of practicing nonsensical gossip, idle talk, and empty charges and accusations against the faithful. He’s a bully. 
Diotrephes suppresses (i.e. “forcibly puts an end to”) Bible teaching that goes against what he wants the Scriptures to say. So not only does he reject receiving an inspired man (i.e. Paul, a walking Bible). He also rejects any in the church that would receive the Bible. And to further his delinquency he removes any who would receive the Bible. 
Diotrephes sadly represents many Christians today. And any eldership taking the side of the “Diotrephes” in the church, over the faithful, will be guilty on the Day of judgment. Only a stiff stubborn neck would remain in his pride instead of repenting. 
2. Hymenaeus & Alexander (1 Tim. 1:19-20)
19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
These Christians have since put away “faith and a good conscience.” Drifted away from the grace of God in order to find themselves at shore against the rock in a storm where their boat (i.e. “faith”) was crushed into pieces.
These Christians were delivered to Satan so that they might be pierced into guilt producing fruits of repentance. Returning to God and His local congregation. No longer practicing evil, abusive, and slanderous speech against God and His church. 
3. Phygellus and Hermogenes (2 Tim. 1:15)
“This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.” 
Take courage fellow Christians. Christ has told us,
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew 5:10-12
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The betrayer felt remorse but does not produce fruits of repentance.
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TODAY'S LATEST PODVLOG. DO WE HAVE FREE-WILL? HAS GOD ALREADY DETERMINED OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION? DID HE NOT "HARDEN PHARAOH'S HEART?" IS CALVINISM TRUE?
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WARNING. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. YOU MAY BE OFFENDED BY THIS TRUTH. JUST BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SOMEONE HE WON'T DENY ON JUDGMENT DAY. LEARN TO DISCERN. JOURNEY WITH US IN THIS PODCAST (JOHN 12:40-43)
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IS JESUS INSTITUTING THE LORD'S SUPPER IN JOHN 6:53-58? AND IF SO IS IT THE LITERAL EATING OF HIS FLESH AND DRINKING OF HIS BLOOD? JOIN US IN TODAY'S PODCAST EPISODE. RECEIVE THE LESSON AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL. GOD BLESS. 
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When Paul exposed the wickedness of the Gentiles. Jews gave a hearty "amen!" When Paul exposed the wickedness of the Jews? They wanted to murder him. Why?
When faithful Christians expose the wickedness of unbelievers. Believers give a hearty "amen!" Not so much when the wickedness of believers is exposed. Why? For the same reason Jews had against prophets, John the immerser, Christ, and His apostles. 
They don't trust the Scriptures as a Book they can know. They refuse to repent from fornication. Adultery. Divorce. Gossip. Division. Unfruitful works of darkness. Self-righteous hypocrisy. Vain and idle endeavors. Substance abuse. Fellowship with the world. Cowardice. Strange worship. They pervert God's grace into a license to sin. And such likeness. 
When you tell Christians that most of them are spiritual lost, since drifted away from the truth we can know? Their hate will speak and practice all manners of persecution towards you. In whispers, and public outcry. They'll want to remove your online influence. Sow discord. Slander you with vilifying titles such as "legalist, Pharisee, alt-right, un-loving, un-Christ-like, cultish," and so on. They err not knowing the inspired text. If they can't have you murdered they'll run you out of town. 
This truth was very difficult for me to accept within my spiritual youth. Yet it remains and I've humbled myself to the fact. And so now I've become more effective in discernment. All thanks to His mercy and forgiveness.
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LATEST EPISODE. TAKE AN HOUR AND LEARN SOMETHING WITH ME. THERE IS SUBSTANCE IN THIS LESSON. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS.
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My thoughts,
Most unbelievers listening to our sermons, studies, and podcasts? Don't do so because we tell them "Jesus loves you." We indeed proclaim such. But they already know that. They listen because the Scriptures tell them they're currently eternally lost. Why else? 
Friends, pay attention. Christians can't compete with denominations. No compromise will suffice. They have the "bigger" everything. But what they lack? Is what gives us the upper hand. The truth. 
Seekers (Mt. 6:33) want the truth. It is what converted me. I already knew Jesus loved me. I needed to know I was rebellious and lost. That's what "triggered" me into opening my heart to reality. And further the purpose we have in Christ to now in turn tell them the truth. 
Dear listeners. Take your loved ones out of false Churches and beliefs. Take them away from the pain of this sinful life. Bring them to the church Jesus built back in Jerusalem. It can be spiritually found right here in the city of Moncton N.B. Canada. Riverview. The Riverview church of Christ. 
God bless.
Your servant,
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My thoughts,
"Unto what is the kingdom of God like?"  
The kingdom of heaven is the church that belongs to Jesus. It was birth from the mind of God. Prophesied by His prophets of Old. Promised by Christ. Purchased by His blood. And must be practiced by our faith.
His church. Kingdom. Assembly. Congregation. Called out ones. Body of believers. Where the saved are gathered. Where the obedient are added. Was built in Jerusalem during the reign of the Roman empire. On the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 1 - 2. With great outpouring power from the Holy Spirit. Upon chosen vessels (i.e. the apostles). To proclaim inspired truth regarding the Messiah. Fulfilling the prophets quoted. 
On that day the "keys" (i.e. conditions) were delivered to all accountable souls listening. So as to obey and qualify for the forgiveness of sins. Being immersed. Plunged. Dipped. Submerged. Baptizo. In water, as repentant believers. Confessing the Lord as their King and ruler. Buried with Him. Born out of water and the Spirit. Clothed. Operated. Calling on His name. 
This is the unique facts of Scriptural authority and reality. God breathed literature. The perfect law of liberty. The 66 Books of the Holy Bible. Every single soul teaching otherwise, is lying to us. 
Please come learn with us. We CANNOT obtain heaven within the false doctrines of men. We must open our spiritual eyes. Count the cost. Deny ourselves and every carnal thing we emotionally invest in. For the purpose of life and the reception of His grace far exceeds any natural realm. 
The Riverview church of Christ is the 1st-century church you can read of in the Bible. If you are in this Province. In this city. This area. "Seek ye first" (Mt. 6:33).
Your servant,
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CALLED - CHOSEN - FAITHFUL: Victory in Christ 
In this age (2020 ff) many things seem uncertain. Our current government is hostile towards Christians. We are considered “terrorists.” Guilty of “hate speech” and breaking “community standards.” There are cases of fines and prison for those who dare expose wickedness in our Country. And if things continue to “progress” in a communist manner. They will drag us out and murder us once again. Riot. Division. Herd mentality and governing. Sorrow for the church. Yet there is always hope. Even on the brink of National chaos. There is hope. We need not fear as the world fears. We need not be deceived as the world is deceived. We can conquer any situation. History reveals that faithful Christians always find themselves victorious in Christ Jesus. 
During the 1st Century John received a revelation from Christ Jesus (Rev. 1:1-3). Regarding things to soon happen in their generation. This Revelation was delivered to the saints in the kingdom, the churches of Christ (Rom. 16:16). To remain faithful till the end. For the threat of the Roman Empire (and all her participants) was about to wage war on them. 
“Babylon,” long before its arrival on earth. Was prophesied by Isaias, that it would one day fall along “with the graven images of her gods” (Isa. 21:9). This same “Babylon,” symbolic of Rome “the great city” (Rev. 16:19) and all “the waters” (17:15) which symbolically represent her constituents (i.e. the apostate members of the church Paul the apostle had once prophesied coming - 1 Tim. 4:1ff). “These will wage war” against Christ and His obedient faithful. Throwing them into prison and testing them, even bringing them to death (2:10). And all this allowed by God’s providence which brought fulfillment of the Scriptures (17:17), the “perfect law of liberty” (James 1:25, 1 Cor. 13:10) . The faithful, called and chosen by God. Won the victory in Christ Jesus over His enemies. And we now this day, a “holy nation” (1 Pt. 2:9). Can receive this revelation and learn from it. Practice its principles. Apply its wisdom into our lives. 
With this reality we focus on the called, chosen by God, faithful till the end. Victorious in Christ Jesus. These had to endure every hostile element of the Roman Empire. Which indeed in the 1st Century was the known world. Persecution. Sickness. Loss of life. The Roman influence had even captured many saints and turned them into false teachers. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. Those who would conspire with Romans to create political power and oppression upon the faithful. Very tempting to compromise one’s faith to save his or her own life. 
Yet even through all they had to persevere, a remnant remained focused on the goal. The afterlife with God forever. Away from death and disease. Persecution and pain. The encouragement that the wicked would pay (“wages of death” - Rom. 6:23) for their evil deeds (2 Thess. 1:8-9). 
How? 
They received the accurate gospel call and accepted it. Embraced it. Lived by it. 
They recognized the chosen location for all who received the gospel and obeyed it, the kingdom of Heaven. The church (Mt. 16:18-19). 
And once ADDED to the congregation of Jesus Christ, they remained faithful in all things (i.e. the plan of salvation, the pattern of worship, the persistence of fellowship. Evangelizing. Practicing benevolence. Exposing evil. Teaching and preaching rightly handled Scripture. Never forsaking the assembly. Thinking right, living right, giving right). And this faith kept them alive in Christ. Conquering “Babylon,” Rome and all saints who had since fallen prey to her harlotry. 
Revelation 17:14
“These shall make war with the Lamb (i.e. the Roman Empire, Jewish leaders, and fallen saints), and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords (i.e. there is no higher office of respect and honour than Christ), and King of kings (i.e. there is no greater ruler, authority): and they (Christians) that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”
CALLED:
“Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - 2 Thess. 2:14
To all who receive the gospel of Christ and live by its Testament law of grace. 
John 3:16 - Acts 4:12 - 1 Cor. 15:1-4 - Mk. 16:16
CHOSEN:
“just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,” - Eph. 1:4
The location of the saved is the body of Christ, His church (Eph. 1:22-23). 
And so they were called into the location where faithfulness had to be practiced. 
FAITHFUL:
In every test, trial, and temptation allowed against Job. Pain and sorrow. He “did not sin or charge God with wrong” - Job 1:22. Job was faithful. 
Those who “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” - Jude 3
We must remain faithful in the plan of salvation, the pattern of worship, the persistence of fellowship. Evangelizing. Practicing benevolence. Exposing evil. Teaching and preaching rightly handled Scripture. Never forsaking the assembly. Thinking right, living right, and giving right.
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RESCUED - TRANSFERRED - REDEEMED

October 14th, 1987. 30 years ago. An 18 month old baby girl accompanied by her mother, was playing in the backyard. The phone rang. Naturally her mother went inside the house to answer. Back then it was the old rotary phones, remember? And that slight minute is all it took for the world to soon be aware of Jessica McClure. Also known as “baby Jessica.”

Soon, first responders. And an ever growing audience of bystanders and participants were at the scene. Hearing cries from the well. Baby Jessica was caught in there in such a way that it was most difficult to rescue her. And from the rescue, transfer her to the location of medical attention and healing (i.e. the hospital, where trained and experienced physicians would be present). And this had to be done before it was too late (i.e. loss of her life would occur). A process which took 58 hours before deliverance. A 1 1/2 year old baby child, trapped in a deep dark well. No nourishment. No comfort. No security. And vulnerable to the hostile threats of the situation. Pending doom. And then hope came in the form of mankind’s compassion and care. Working together for the greater good. A path to safety had been opened. Perhaps by the providence of God? Perhaps.  

This event became an International prayer. Everyone felt like it was their child down there needing to be rescued. Buckets of donations, flowers, cards, everything imaginable came in from individuals around the world emotionally invested in her transfer to the location of healing. 

And when the moment came when baby Jessica was released from that deep dark hole? The world rejoiced. A child was lost. And had since been found. 

We can relate to this story in the Bible. 

The children of God, the Hebrews during the age of Egyptian bondage. These were caught up within a “well” of pagan slavery. A deep and dark bondage, 400 years in captivity. God heard their cries and chose Moses to lead them out of the well, and into the location designed for blessings. Nourishment. Security from their enemies. Family and Productivity. The land of milk and honey. They had been rescued, to be transferred into the land of promise. Redemption.

And what of our lives this day? This dying world is trapped in a deep and dark well. Is there no way out? Certainly. 

“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” - Col. 1:13-14

RESCUED: DELIVER = “Lord deliver/rescue me out of my (personal) pains and bring me to you and for you.”

TRANSFERRED: CHANGE = “Remove me from the location of darkness, to the location of light. Change my location.”

REDEMPTION: “Buying back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited (lost)” = a release effected by payment of ransom. 

Through Jesus Christ we have been rescued and transferred to the location of redemption. The “kingdom of His beloved Son” which is “the body, the church” (vs. 18). The designated station of forgiveness and healing. Spiritual nourishment. Purpose. Life. Love. Family. 

And so, how did baby Jessica come out of that deep dark hole? Mankind’s love for his neighbour. How did Israel come out of Egypt? Moses. How do we come out of the penalty of sin? (i.e. Romans 6:23). By God’s grace, through His Son the Christ (John 3:16, Eph. 2:8-9, Acts 4:12, Mark 16:16). 

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Stephane H. Maillet
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Greetings, friends.

We simply wish to send you a warm welcome and thanks for the monthly support some of you deliver through this platform. Because of your dedication to financially partake in this work, work continues. 

We have congregational Bible studies on Sundays and Wednesdays. We have private and personal studies on Saturdays. We deliver Sunday worship sermons. Monthly devotionals, socials, fellowship meals, sing-a-longs, benevolence and evangelistic efforts. We continue to produce daily gospel content for the online community in our Province. We have prayer and plans to build a Bible school in the next 3-5 years. We also wish to expand our library, faculty, class and studio resources. The church is also seeking to proclaim the gospel in the French language (assembly and schooling).

This land is untapped. Most have never heard the gospel in its Bible accuracy. Because of your faith this problem is patiently being resolved. 

All things through the grace of our Lord. Praise be His name. 

Thank you kindly.
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Stephane H. Maillet
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PRAYER

God has communicated to us once and for all in this age (Jude 3) through His Son (Heb. 1:2)

And so the complete tomb of inspired text. Holy literature. God breathed instruction. Perfect law of liberty. Is now in our hands. The 66 Books of the Bible. 

His answers to all our requests. Petitions. Fervencies. Are written in His Book. And His Book teaches us that His providence has operated His will through our prayers. 

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” - Mt. 6:8

- Food, clothing, shelter.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” - 1 John 5:14

- You can know for certain. Without any doubt. That whatever you pray to Him according to the Words He wrote in the Bible, He hears us. 

“Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” - Luke 12:7

- God knows every intricate and elaborate detail which makes up our individual being.

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;” - Jeremiah 1:5

- The power of God is so deep that before we ever even walked this earth, He knew of our coming existence.  

“Pray without ceasing” - 1 Thess. 5:17

- For each prayer you pray according to His Book, He’s heard and set the answer in motion from the very beginning.

“believe that you have received it,” - Mark 11:24

- How else could we believe that we’ve already received it if God only knows of it while you speak it? Truth is God has already heard your prayer and so that is why you can rest assured that you have received it. 

This is why it is most important to pray. For God already knows if you have or if you haven’t. 

It is a difficult concept to perceive. But from my honest studies it makes the most sense. I encourage you to due diligence and study this rightly handled text further. Therein you will grow in faith and strength in prayer life. 

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Stephane H. Maillet
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My thoughts,

When news broke regarding the coming dangers of "COVID." Christians were wise to side with caution and take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the flock. History was uncertain. I stand by my initial decision to defend that path. However, many months have since passed. And now we have more information regarding this "virus" from China. A greater bulk of data and evidence allowing us to make an educated decision.

This "virus" apparently only attacks Christians and certain business owners. It does not affect protestors and rioters. Nor does this "virus" attack liquor stores, weed shops, and abortion clinics. And this "virus" has grown so intelligent that it now has given liberal governments full power to do what they so wish. Strange "bug" this "virus." It has even "evolved" into a "virus" which makes everyone who disagrees with it, "racist/phobic/bigoted." An infection that causes fear and division among saints over skin colour. It has twisted our minds against law and order. Against our police officers. It has turned brothers against brothers. It has highjacked our pulpits. 

In my limited observance I must say it is quite the sophisticated "germ." Do you not agree? 

It is my honest opinion that this virus has done much harm. Taken many lives. But at what cost? The culture chaos we currently experience is witness to the result. 

My dear friends, may we learn to discern. May our Lord give His servants the "heart to govern our people to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of ours?" 

GOD. GOD is the answer. Let us return to the Bible. 

SM


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