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September 13, 2022
Facing Challenging Times
As we move into the fall season, the greatest challenge for the body of Christ today is living in a godless culture and the rejection and suppression of God’s truth (Rom.1:18-25). Here at FBCMR we are committed to the Kingdom Agenda of God and committed to the standard of truth which is the Bible as we confront these challenges in a godless society. Let me list issues facing the church today:(1) The Sanctity of Life, (2) Abuse, (3) Drugs, (4) Racism, (5) Sexual Immorality, (6) False Teachers, and (7) Biblical Correctness. We can have influence in the culture by the church coming together in unity and standing together in spirit and truth to conduct the Kingdom Agenda based on God’s Word (Rom. 12:1-2). It is time for every believer to come together. and standing up to cancel a culture that would love nothing more than to silence the voice of the Lord.  If we want to see God move in our churches, homes, and land to eradicate this virus, and confront these moral issues confronting the church today, we must at FBCMR let our light shine and walk in the newness of life. It is only then will God restore unity and heal our land, and we must love one another even as Christ loved us (John 13:34-35). What are we to become in the eyes of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? We as a body of Christ must become people of truth: to know the truth, to live out the truth and to accomplish this lifestyle with clarity (John 17:17, Josh. 1:8). We must stand together, united in the Lord to face the challenging times we are living in. Joshua said: “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves whom you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 25:15). In the midst of very difficult times and challenges, I believe there are many opportunities for us to serve Christ collectively as His body and as individuals to further the Kingdom of God. May God continue to bless you and keep you.