The CJCN Daily Worship.
By Senior Pastor Don Roy Hemingway.
Pastor Don Roy. Gooooooooooooooooooooood Morning brethren, peace unto you and the grace of our lord Jesus be with you. May the Almighty God of hosts stay ever with you this evening and thank you, for joining us here at ‘The Church of Jerusalem and the Christian Nation’ for worship and praise. Let us begin as is our tradition every day here at the Nation, by reading from the word of God. Amen……
1 Corinthians 2. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you declaring unto you the testimony of God, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom.
2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
5 that your faith should not stand on the wisdom of man, but on the power of God.
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are perfect, yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, who are coming to nought.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world for our glory —
8 wisdom which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.
9 But as it is written: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so no man knoweth the things of God, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God.
13 These things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged by no man.
Bible Short Stories.
Verse of the Day.
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12-13, NIV.
Dear Father in heaven, we ask you from our hearts to give us your peace. Grant that nothing may take your peace from us, and protect us from all that is evil. May we always be mindful that we should serve you in self-denial. May we be faithful on all our ways, looking to the great promise you have given each one of us. Keep us under your protection, as you have always done. We praise and thank you for all that comes to our hearts from you, making us full of trust and certain of your further help. In Jesus we pray. Amen.
The CJCN Daily Lesson.
(13) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. (14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
True wisdom is the result of human reason coupled with revelation. Yet, even true wisdom will result only if a person believes what God says. Only then does a person have the opportunity to see God. He is hidden from those who put their faith in human wisdom.
Natural in this context does not mean “evil.” It simply refers to one whose horizons are bounded by the things of natural life, by “the around and the about.” Such a person is not equipped to discern the activities of God. But a person with the Holy Spirit can examine God’s activities and make judgments based on them. Therefore, in his process of judgment, God comes into the picture. When the Spirit of God comes into a person’s life, the basis of his judgment should change! This occurs, not because the person is any “greater” or “better,” but because the Spirit of God equips him to see and to use godly wisdom. Now he can judge all things from God’s perspective. This indeed is our responsibility!
Because God has called us, we should see God so clearly and know His greatness so intimately that we can live in the expectation that something great can happen at any moment to those who are receptive. The God who raised up Jesus is equal to any occasion—any possibility! Is anything too hard for Him? Certainly not! He throws that challenge out to man—to those who truly see Him.
Have a great day Brothers and Sisters of the CJCN, The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
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