DIG for Friday the 27th of May…..stop looking for the next ‘new’ teaching…..1 Corinthians 15 v 34

I’ve just recently finished a preaching series at MGF and have been seeking the Lord about what to preach next.

One thought was to cover baptism of the Holy Spirit or righteousness, but I thought not again as I’d covered these topics before.

Then along came the Grace and Faith conference, and Duane is preaching on righteousness and Wendell is covering the baptism of the Holy Spirit; Andrew is covering healing, another topic that I “know about”.

The teaching however has been amazing and I am buzzing!

There are topics in the Christian life that we cannot hear enough about, and these topics are among that list.

The Lord has taught me a number of valuable lessons already this weekend.

We cannot preach too much on important topics that will change the lives of those who get true revelation; this includes healing, righteousness and baptism of the Holy Spirit.

We should never go to church (or conference) looking for “new” teaching.

We all need to stay teachable, especially in areas of the Word that we think we know about.

The teaching so far at Grace and Faith has been simple yet profound, covering fundamental and foundational topics; I know how they have impacted myself and my family.

When Duane spoke out 1 Corinthians 15 v 34, a verse I know very well and use all the time, I wanted to stand on my seat and scream out, “YES”.

Will you go to church this weekend looking for new teaching, or wanting confirmation and reaffirmation of fundamental and foundational truths?

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the truths held in your Word, the truths that will change my life”.

1 Corinthians 15 v 34…..Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame

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DIG for Thursday the 26th of May…..the benefits of Christian fellowship…..Hebrews 10 v 25

The Grace and Faith conference has started and I am being blessed already, so the DIGs for the next few days will probably be either what Duane or Andrew or Wendell has been saying!

I know the teaching will be good, that is one of the main reasons for coming to a conference like this, however the other main reason is for the fellowship.

At a gathering like this you come together with like-minded people, all sharing one thing in common, that is faith in the mercy, compassion and goodness of the Lord.

When Nunsy and I started out in what is known as “the grace message” we did not have many like-minded people in our church and it was conferences and minister’s meetings where we met people with the same doctrine as we had.

They encouraged us, built us up and helped us in our walk; this was ten years ago now.

The wonderful thing is that we met up with some of those same people in the conference last night!

The other great thing for us is that we now have many people of the same view in our local church.

But it is still great to meet those who guided us in the early days.

The point I am trying to make is that we all need encouraged, edified and exhorted and that is done when we meet up with men and women of God, as a group that we call church.

We may be at conference (on a Saturday morning now), but we are getting ready to go to church.

We are getting ready to be blessed.

I pray that you are in fellowship with like-minded people, if not you need to find some.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Christian fellowship”.

Hebrews 10 v 25…..Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching