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Class – 3, Saturday Fellowship: Complexity/Perplexity Today ******************************************************. I Tim. 6 : 11 “ But thou, O man of God, flee these things , and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
I Tim. 6 : 11
“ But thou, O man of God, flee these things, and follow
after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience,
I Cor. 15 : 58
“ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in
Bro. Gerald Sankey
Ontario Spring Gathering – 5/2011
What is the best that we can do in deciding matters of
( Thomas Williams, Life & Works, page 76)
your first love !”
“ I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus, and your love
for all of God’s people”
“For God is not unrighteousness
to forget your work and labor of
love, which ye have shown toward
his name, in that ye have ministered
to the saints, and do minister.”
“ Remembering without ceasing
your work of faith and labor of love,
and patience of hope in our Lord
Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and
“ Therefore, remember where you were before you fell and turn from this sin,and do what you used to do before.
Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah from its place – if you don’t turn from yoursin!”
“love” to their
is usually a tendency on all sides to multiply the sins
of unfairness, misrepresentation, and all the other
fleshly evils that arise from strife.”
“ Stones are thrown where bread should be given. The Scriptures will save us if we will allow them to have free course, but we must search them for food
and medicine, and not merely for weapons.”
( I. Collyer, An Appeal To Christadelphians, pg.5)
purity, but if we are to abstain from ecclesial association till we find anecclesia that is perfect (pure),we shall never have ecclesial association at all.”
“ We must have compassion as well as zeal. We are all imperfect, and unless we practice some of the charitythat ‘hides a multitude of sins’ we shall hinder and destroy instead of helping one another.”
(R. Roberts, The Christadelphian, 05/1886, pg.230)
“ Don’t let love be a mere outward show. Recoil from what is evil, and cling to what is good.”
“Love each other devotedly, and with brotherly love;and set examples for each other in showing respect.”
“ My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God’s children, and we know him.”
“No one has ever seen God. But if welove each other, God lives in us, and his love is truly in our hearts.”
6. The “shepherd” who protects the flock must be our example, not the “hireling” who flees at danger.
7. Our “individual” salvation is not endangered by fellowshipping “doubtful cases”.
8. The main purpose of the ecclesia is notto keep the Truth “pure” as a theory or system, but to help itsmembers, impure men and women, to strive (aim at,seek for)toward Biblical purity or perfection.
9. Each ecclesia should be, basically, if not altogether, concerned with its own affairs, i.e., building up and protecting its own constituency.
10. Ecclesias are primarily responsible to Christ only, and, secondarily, to one another.
sometimes be tolerated.
be found in the one who is most severe on the sinner.
cutting off of heads !
Let us be silent and reverent, brethren, as we stand together, mingling our prayers like incense on the altar, ascending before the throne of heaven.
We have come into the miraculous presence of God’s grace. It is His mercy alone that has brought each of us into this position; Why?, to share the oil of healing, and the dew of refreshing; the bread of strengthening and the wine of joy.
May we grasp and cherish that bright hope, and lead lives worthy of our Savior, who loved us all. May the contemplation of that awesome work - reconciliation of sinners to God - transform our minds in the understanding and practice of true Biblical fellowship.
And may we now --- and forever --- “dwell together in unity” under the shadow of the love of Yahweh, who from the beginning, has shown His desire for an“eternal fellowship”with His creation !--- is the prayer of your speaker this weekend. Amen.