We are currently having only Drive-In Services, Sunday mornings @ 10:00 AM!
This past week we saw that our lives are like dusty, dirty, and worn-out chalkboards. We are faded, marked up, scribbled on, and hard to keep clean. Scripture teaches that when we come to Christ, that old chalkboard is replaced with a new one, one that is pristine, never touched by chalk, still shiny green, and unmarred in any way. The problem is however that no one sees that board, and it is not the one we live in! Paul told Timothy, our goal in this life is to clean up the chalkboard we live in and the one everyone else sees. He called it, “purging ourselves.” Another way of saying the same thing. We saw that this is important because it is one thing to tell yourself your clean, it is entirely another to feel clean. It is also this chalkboard we wear on the outside that everyone sees and where they see the changes Jesus is making in us take place. Paul also tells us sadly that some people just do not care what the chalkboard looks like, they are the vessels of dishonor he speaks of. On the other hand, he also speaks of vessels of honor. These are those who because they belong to Christ, and to please Him as a child would honor their parents, work hard to clean, and maintain the chalkboard, always mindful that it pleases their Father. Today we have the power to be gold or dirt, vessels of honor or dishonor, the choice is ours and ours alone. This choice is important for many reasons, but Paul said most importantly because it is only those who are willing to clean up their chalkboards that the Lord can use, and who are fit for His every purpose and good work!
We invite you to come join us this week at our drive-in service, rain, or shine, at 10AM, here in Asheboro/Randleman, for this week’s sermon entitled, “Captain Jesus.”