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: 5/11/2021
Our message from Scripture today is Jer. 23:29. “'Is not My word like fire,' declares the Lord, 'and like a hammer which shatters a rock?’”
There was a noticeable difference between the message of Jeremiah and the message of the false prophets, a difference found in the source of their preaching. The word of God burned itself into the hearts and minds of those who proclaimed it (Jer. 20:9). It convicted the hearers of sin and demanded complete obedience from them. It was powerful, especially in contrast to the "dreams" of the false prophets, which could not move men to a religious or moral commitment. It was the word of God.
Although there is still competition by so many for the attention of people today, only God's word can make an eternal impact on peoples' lives. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...” (Rom. 1:16). Only the word of God is “living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb. 4:12). Like a fire, it can melt hard hearts and burn with conviction; like a hammer, it can break in pieces the deceptions of our lives.
We need to place our confidence in the power of God's word. We have been born "not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God" (I Pet 1:23). All else that competes for our attention will come and go, but the word of God abides forever. May we allow it to mold and shape our lives and conform us to His image. May it guide us today as we go out to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless.