Where Does Our Loyalty Lie
How are you spending your day? What choices are you making? The Scripture tells us in 2 Chronicles 16:9: "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars." Are you completely devoted to God? Is every choice you make guided by His word? Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20: "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 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, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you..." Let us learn and observe all that Jesus commands.
Paul wrote to Timothy of perilous times in 2 Timothy 3. The first observable sign of such times is mentioned in verse two. Paul says men will be lovers of themselves. What follows is a listing of various sins that originate from the kind of selfishness and self-centeredness involved in being a lover of self: love of money, boastful, proud, blaspheming, disobedient at home, not thankful, not holy, not loving, not forgiving, slanderous speech, no self-control, brutalness, despising what is good, and the list goes on. We invite you to listen to a short sermon that looks at such perilous times titled simply, Perilous Times.
Does God Create Evil?
Isaiah 45:7, in the King James, reads, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." God presents Himself in Isaiah 45:5 as the only God: "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou has not known me." God does not create evil in the sense of sinful things. He does control all things though, and in judgment or deliverance He can cause bad things to happen as He did allowing Israel to go into captivity. We should put all our faith and trust in God who controls all things. We invite you to listen to the sermon, "Creator of Evil."