This upcoming Sunday Terrie and I will celebrate our 21st anniversary at Lancaster Baptist Church. As I look back at the great work that God has done through the ministry here, I am so thankful just to be a part. To the glory of God we have seen souls saved, lives changed, and miracles take place here at Lancaster Baptist.
Anniversaries are great times to make resolutions and renew our commitments. Although we have seen much accomplished for the faith in twenty-one short years, the world is moving away from truth just as quickly. And while this Sunday will be a time of reminiscing and celebrating, I stand resolved in my purpose and commitment to continue sharing the faith of the Gospel.
This past Sunday night I preached a message to our church family entitled, “Resolutions for the Faith”. Here are the main thoughts. I hope they will be a challenge to you today.
Resolutions for the Faith
I. Resolve to Stand in the Faith
A. The Faith is Our Foundation ~ I Corinthians 16:13
B. The Faith is Our Defense ~ I Peter 5:8-9
II. Resolve to Be Stabilized in the Faith
A. Some Will Depart ~ 1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 1:19-20
B. Some Will Drift ~ Ephesians 4:13
C. Some Will Develop ~ Colossians 2:7
III. Resolved to Strive For the Faith
A. Strive with One Spirit ~ Acts 2:46
B. Strive with One Mind ~ Joshua 1:8
C. Strive with One Goal – To Please Him! ~ 2 Timothy 2:4
Have a great day, and pray for the Spiritual Leadership Conference this week at Lancaster Baptist!