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 Matt 16:18:18
"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
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 2 Tim 2:2-3
"2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others."
 
Matthew 28:19-20
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
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Summer Quarter: Acts Of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles: Notes and Commentary E-Book PDF

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August 19, 2018

23. The Macedonian Call and Conversions at Philippi: Acts 16 PDF

 
August 12, 2018

22. Jerusalem Conference on the Gentiles Obligation to the Law of Moses: Acts 15 PDF

 
August 5, 2018

21. Paul and Barnabas Complete the First Missionary Journey: Acts 14 PDF

 
July 29, 2018

20. Paul and Barnabas Take the Gospel to Asia Minor: Acts 13 PDF

 

All Nations from One Man

I am very careful when preaching and teaching not to allow political issues to infiltrate the conversation. After all, we don’t come together as the church to discuss politics, we come together to worship and study God’s Word. Politics has become an idol, even for many in the Lord’s body, that distracts from God and the church. No matter where you go, politics can easily become a divisive tool of the devil to put people against each other, and this even happens in the church. And so, I am always very careful about discussing politics, especially when we have come together to study the Bible.

But there are some things, Biblical issues that have been disguised as political issues, about which I cannot and will not remain silent. I grew up in the south, so I am no stranger to racist attitudes that so many in this part of the country still hold, but I never dreamed that I would see the kind of abominations that have plagued our country in recent weeks. If anything, I thought for sure that they would get better over time, but they have sadly gotten worse in recent years.

I am not in the business of deciding or discussing who is to blame for the terrible things that recently took place in Charlottesville, VA. I am not in the business of deciding whose comments on the events were either too harsh or not harsh enough. I am not in the business of deciding whether monuments and flags should be left up or taken down. I am not in the business of blaming any individuals for inciting these violent demonstrations because of what they have said or have not said.

As a Christian (not as a preacher but as a Christian) I am in the business of loving my neighbor. I am in the business of loving my neighbor by not repaying evil for evil, but by giving thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all (Rom. 12:17). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by doing everything within my power to live in harmony and peace with all people (Rom. 12:18). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by doing no wrong to my neighbor, thus fulfilling the law through love (Rom. 13:10). I am in the business of loving my neighbor by treating others the way that I want to be treated (Mt. 7:12). I am in the business of remember the words of Paul in Acts 17:26

"And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth"

No matter how you feel about the things that have happened in our nation’s past and no matter how you feel about those who are currently in the seats of government in our nation, there is no place in the Lord’s church for racism.   **Justin Sivley, Evangelist, Orangeburg Church of Christ

 
 Orangeburg (SC) Church of Christ 

2855 Columbia Rd NE, Orangeburg, SC 29118
(803) 534-7926
 

Go to the church web site http://www.orangeburgchurchofchrist.info/ for more lessons and sermons by Justin Sivley. 

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10:00 am  Adult Bible Class   Jim Roquemore brings the 10:00 am Bible lesson for adults.  Jim is an interesting and dynamic teacher who is always relevant as he guides us through Numbers.

Morning Worship 11:00:  Brother Justin Silvey is a well-taught and excellent preacher of the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Please come to hear him preach the pure and true Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Wednesday Evening 7:00 pm:  Justin Sivley,  will discuss the harmony of the events and teachings of the four gospel accounts of the life of Christ

 

 
Summer Quarter: 
The Teachings of Jesus for the 21st Century

August 19, 2018

12. Salvation in the 21st Century as Taught by Christ and the Apostles PDF

August 12, 2018

11. Ethics and Morality for the 21st Century as Taught by Christ and the Apostles PDF

August 5, 2018

10. Names as Used by Jesus and the Apostles for the 21st Century PDF

July 29, 2018

9. The Music Commanded of the Church in the 21st Century PDF

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What Must I Do to Be Saved? PDF

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This Month's Article: August 2018 (This article will fit a 2 column, 6 inch newspaper advertisement.)  
  
When Does Faith Save?

The Bible teaches that one cannot be saved without genuine faith in Jesus as the Christ, the son of God (Heb. 11:6; John 20:30-31). Jesus said, ". . . for if you believe not that I am he, you will die in your sins (John 8:24)." But faith alone will not save, for Jesus said to some believers, "You are of your father the devil (John 8:30-31, 44)."

Furthermore, John writes, "Even of the rulers many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees, they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue (John 12:42)." The word on in this scripture is from the same word that is translated in or on in John 3:16. They believed on Jesus, but they were still lost, because they refused to confess Jesus. Paul wrote, ". . . with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Rom. 10:10)."

When does faith save us? The Bible gives a direct answer:

One’s faith saves when that faith works through love (Gal.5:6).

One’s faith saves when the person obeys the commands of God (1 John 5:3).

One’s faith saves when there is an "obedience of faith." Paul wrote of the "obedience of faith" at the beginning and at the end of the book of Romans (Rom. 1:5; Rom. 16:26-27).

One’s faith saves when it has works. James wrote, "Even so, faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself (James 2:17)." James further explained, "You see that by works a man is justified and not only by faith (James 2:24)."

One’s faith saves when it leads the person to obey the gospel (Rom. 6:16-18; Rom 6:1-5). The scriptures clearly state the steps to obeying the gospel. One must believe in Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 16:30-31). This faith must lead to personal repentance (Acts 2:38). The person must confess Christ with the mouth (Rom. 10:9-10). The person must be baptized unto the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; 1 Peter 3:21).

Finally, faith saves when the person is "faithful unto death (Rev. 2:10)."

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