After a long night of Trick or Treating the night before, I didn't leave the house on Saturday. LOL I did accomplish going through McKayla's clothes and boxing up ones that she can't or won't wear anymore and straightened up her room. I also succeeded in destroying the rest of the house without even touching anything.......funny how that happens. LOL
Sunday morning we attended Church. It'd been a few weeks since we'd been last and I was happy to be going again.
The topic this Sunday was: Saving Faith: What it means to be right with God. We read from Genesis 4:1-6 and Romans 10:1-13. And once again my notes probably don't make a lick of sense but I'm sharing them anyway. :-)
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
Why reject one offereing and accept another?
What was the problem with Cains offering?
It was the wrong offering. It was not what God demands or requires. Abel offered in God's way but Cain did it his OWN way.
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in they heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
You cannot come to God on your own terms.
God has already determined the terms.
1. Roman 10:4
2. Romans 10:13
3. Believe in your heart, confess with your mouth and call upon the name of the Lord!
The rest of Sunday was spent being lazy, and I mean REALLY lazy. I didn't do a darn thing and it. Felt. GREAT! LOL Well, I was lazy at least until it was time to take McKayla to Awana's that is. :-)
How was YOUR weekend?