To set the scene for this passage, place yourself on your way to church. As you make your way to the entrance, walking with you and a person carrying a person who is crippled, a person you know because you know his story and how he was born that way, and that person is sat down right at the entrance of the church to beg.
Looking ahead to a lot of great opportunities for fellowship as we gear up to serve the community.
I struck a chord last week with some of you when I made the statement that the spirit of the Anti-Christ is within us. Naturally, we don’t like this idea. However, as Jesus was talking to the Jews in his day, he tells them the exact same thing, “you belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire.”
Lots going on this week!
So, a “person” must “redd” up their house or get their house in order, as referenced last week. But there is something hidden in plain sight in today’s sermon, the house is clean, but is now there is no one residing there:
Lots of exciting things going on at Fox Street Church of God!
Wow, something going on every day this week at Fox Street Church of God!
“These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good. Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them. Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips. Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
A busy first week of 2020 at Fox Street Church of God!