From the Preacher's Desk

 

       July 18, 2021        

     The church of Christ must be the people of God, who will continuously keep high standards. Our standard for everything should be the Word of God (Jn 17:17). Regardless, of the conversation or our circumstance i.e., the word of God must be that we teach, obey and, ultimately, settle everything with “what thus saith the Lord”.

     To maintain good and strong mental health, it is profitable and urgent to know, the expectations of man should be lowered and keep this view, for peace, calmness and decent mental health. Christians are to follow the steps of Jesus (1Pet 2:21) and pray to understand, with wisdom, what he meant, when He said, …”he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved but he that believeth not shall be damned (condemned) ” (Mark 16:15, 16).

     Jesus was telling His church to teach the truth, and some will believe and obey, but others will not believe and obey. Finally, if you wish to have a positive mindset, with wholesome mental health; keep high standards i.e., keep the Word of God in the forefront, but lower your expectations and remember most people will not want, hear, nor obey God’s word. Thus, save yourself by teaching and expecting most not to obey, but keep in mind the parable of the Sower of the seed i.e., keep planting the seed, to the Kingdom, which is the word of God (Lk 8:1-15)!