This evening Pastor Wayne Johnson opened up our "Serving As Senders" missions conference with a message from Philippians 4:10-19. He spoke on how the church should partner with missionaries to spread the gospel.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
This morning Pastor Franseen shared with us from 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. He spoke about bringing glory to God by serving our fellow man.
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
This morning Pastor continued to speak out of 1 Corinthians. This weeks topic was resolving conflicts between believers.
This morning Dr. Hubert Hartzler spoke from Psalms 1. He spoke about continuing to follow God in our daily christian walk.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Pastor Franseen spoke this morning from I Corinthians 3:1-9 about carnality and how it can manifest it self in our lives and affect those around us.
I Corinthians 3:3
"For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"
Pastor Franseen spoke this morning about raising a generation of children who put their hope in God and his promises out of the instructional Psalm 78 vs 4-7
"That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments."
Pastor Franseen shared this morning from I Corinthians 1:18-31 about where philosophy falls short in light of the wisdom of God's word
I Corinthians 1:19-20
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Pastor Bob Franseen continued in Corinthians chapter 1 taking up in verses 10-17 and spoke about the 1st century church and the challenges they faced and what we can learn from them and apply to us today
I Corinthians 10:13
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."