Lord’s Day: July 4, 2021

Dear Neighbor,

Since the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ, to his disciples, on the first day of the week, (the day in which he rose from the dead) the disciples have been gathering together on the first day of the week, to break bread, to talk with one another and hear a message. (cf. Acts 20:7) Many churches in the East Texas area are caught up in Americanism and 4th of July celebrations on this Lord’s day. Let us not forget that “there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” (Rom. 13:1) A Christian should be in subjection to the governing authorities, pay taxes and respect the countries leaders. (Rom. 13:7) However, we should not forget that our citizenship is not in this world but in the kingdom of God. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. (1 Cor. 15:50) All authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth; therefore, we are to make disciples of all the nations, baptize them in the name of the triune God and teach them to observe all that Jesus commanded, to the end of the age. (Mt. 28:16-20) “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 15:58) The kingdom of God is for every nation and tribe and tongue and people. (Rev. 14:6) Every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, will stand together and worship God and the Lamb as one voice. (Rev. 7:9-12)

Michael Peek
Your Servant for Jesus’ Sake