Today’s Verse

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

James 4:8

Monday, December 12

We have been discussing instructions that Jesus Christ has given to the church. We know that we are to baptize new believers. We know that we are to observe the Lord’s Supper, and we do so because of the cross and His shed blood. But the Bible also teaches us that we are to review our own life prior to participating in the observance of the Lord’s Supper.  

The only thing that makes us worthy to partake of the Lord’s Table is that we have been saved by His grace. 

I Peter 3:15 states, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 

D.L. Moody said, “I have more trouble examining D.L. Moody than any other man I know.” 

We are not the one who examines our spouse, our children or other church members. We are, however, instructed to examine ourselves. There are many people who want to examine everyone but themselves. 

A farmer said, “Most Christians spend six days a week sowing wild oats and then they come to church and ask God for crop failure.”

We are to review our life under the light of the cross. Honestly, we do not need a message as much as you need a moment at the cross.

Weekly Memory Verse

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Proverbs 29:18

"Good news from heaven the angels bring, glad tidings to the Earth they sing: to us this day a child is given, to crown us with the joy of Heaven."
- Martin Luther

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