Worship: For Heaven’s Sake In the final of a series of discussions about whether Christians should wear colorful cosmetics, jewelry, and flashy clothes, Pastor Flemons focused on the value of receiving and reflecting all that is true, based on a “Thus saith the Lord.” Never should we receive or reflect that which is deceptive or a counterfeit. Using Ezekiel 28:13, where are listed the ten precious stones that were the covering or clothing of Lucifer, while he was still the covering cherub and before he became Satan, Pastor Flemons showed how the fourth gem is analagous to the fourth of the Ten Commandments. The beryl, he noted, is Ezekiel’s description of the color of the “wheel in the middle of a wheel.”
The Bible provides many directives to which is added, “Thus saith the Lord.” It is up to us as to whether we will submit to the truths of the LORD or the counterfeits of Satan. Pastor Flemons says that this is a biblical principle of Bible study that we should depend on as if our lives depend on it. There is no alternative or counterfeit that is worth losing your life. Colorful cosmetics, jewelry, and flashy clothing are counterfeits of the true character of Christ, which all Christians must reflect both outwardly and inwardly. He says, “God wants the shining to come from inner character.”
(For additional details, please read Ezekiel 28:13; 1:16; 36:26; and Matthew 5:16; also listen to the recording to hear the commentary of Pastor Shelem Flemons and hear him sing Hymn 159, “The Old Rugged Cross.”)
Worship: For Health’s Sake Shelem Flemons, a doctor of biblical wellness, provided five principles for achieving a “Give to Others” attitude.
1. Pray for opportunities to do something every day to help someone else.
2. Give your time to make life a little easier for someone. It may be as simple as giving someone a glass of water or picking up some item for a neighbor. God will lead you.
3. Give your testimony to others about how you are experiencing wellness the REFRESHING way!
4. Invite others to take better care of their health and refer them to some helpful resources. Feel free to use Times of Refreshing as a referral for resource help. We offer free information online. We offer wellness retreats. We do consultations and coaching. We also have multimedia and health products.
5. Do your best to educate others with what you have learned. This may take the form of verbal suggestions, food preparation classes, and even simple hydrotherapy.
(For more details, please listen to the recording and read Isaiah 58.)
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TOPICS THIS WEEK – November 25 – December 1
Worship Sunday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #11; Monday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #12; Tuesday – Christians, Colorful Cosmetics, Jewelry, and Flashy Clothes #13
Wellness Sunday – In the Sun, Best Practices; Monday – Never Give Up, Best Practices; Tuesday – Give to Others, Best Practices
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Words of Encouragement
1 Peter 5:7, 8 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. (Also read Ye Shall Receive Power, YRP 340.)
Amos 5:14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you. (Also read My Life Today, ML 87.)