Longview church of Christ
1401 Eden Dr.
Longview, TX 75605-4104
Robie Bennett: Activities
Andy Boshers: Education
Barry Hamill: Activities
Joe Harle: Missions
Luke Kimbrough: Finance
Wayne Moseley: Benevolence/Worship
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Bible Class...9 AM
AM Worship...10 AM
Evening Worship...6 PM
Mid-Week Classes (for all ages)...7 PM
Message from Scripture: 9/24/2020
Our message from Scripture today is 2 Cor. 1:5. “For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.”
One of the motives many have in life is the desire for riches. The bottom line for businesses is making a profit, and sometimes people make it the only goal they have for life as well. Others spend their lives in despair because of their inability to become rich. In this passage of Scripture, Paul reminds these Christians that, even though there was suffering they had to endure for the sake of Christ, they were rich beyond measure. In reality, everyone in Christ is rich spiritually. What are some of those riches we have in Christ?
We are enriched by inexhaustible resources for living a victorious life. God has given us His inspired and inerrant teachings of the Bible to lead us in an abundant life. Through Scripture we are able to be complete, thoroughly equipped for ever good work (2 Tim. 3:17).
We are also enriched by the fellowship we share together in Christ, and the mutual encouragement we offer each other. Scripture reminds us, “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9). What support we have, in our fellowship, knowing we not only have each other, but that God is with us to help us as well.
We are enriched beyond measure by the promises of a loving Father. Not only do we have promises for today, but the most precious have to do with life beyond today, with life eternal. "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work” (Rev. 22:12). For the faithful, that reward is heaven.
Praise God for the rich blessings He offers us in Christ. Count your blessings and thank Him for all that we have, and all that we are, in Him. God bless.