Word of Life PH Church
Place of Hope. People of Promise
SUNDAY Worship Service 09.00 & 10.30 TUESDAY Bible Study 19:00 - 20:00 SATURDAY Prayer Meeting 07:00 - 08:00 WOMEN’S MEETING XXXXXX 19:00 - 20:00 ZOOM TRANSMISSION ARE RESUMING AS BEFORE
The words that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
The Lord’s Day, August 23, 2020
to our church & fellowship
NEW DIRECTIVES FOR CHURCH 09.00-10:00 - Maltese 10:30 - 11:30 - English TEMPERATURE, SANITIZING AND MASKS Please make sure you measure your temperature before leaving home Sanitize your hands before entering church Wear your masks in church Thank you
Gems in the book of Romans
Chapter 2:1 of Romans is a passage that many self-righteous believers must take heed to. There are many Christians that are very quick to quote the Bible to others, while they are guilty of the same sins. This is an issue of morality. Although we are to encourage one another to build each other in the Lord, we also need to live our lives in the higher moral ground. Those who are most harsh in condemning others, are often guilty of the same sins, though in their own case they manage to find some excuse that lessens their shortcomings. There is a difference between carrying each others’ burdens and outright judgment. We are all familiar with the proverb, which says, “the camel’s hump is on its back.” Meaning that we do not see our own faults. We are naturally blinded to them. We need others to point them out to us, lovingly. However, an attitude of self-righteous while referring to others’ sins brings Jesus’ condemnation on us… “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, …” (Matt 7:1-6). Therefore, while we are to point to each other, mistakes, let the motive be to build up, and not tear down.
A short message to ponder on… I believe that all of us parents someday went through the situation that you had to put children to sleep in their own beds. Most of the time we feel comfortable that they sleep on their own. Still, sometimes at night, when they desire our presence as a sense of security or when they are sick… they turn up in the middle of the night or even find them in the midst of you by morning. Can we see the spiritual side in this? Would it be nice that they know where to look and who to find comfort in? We should pray that as their instinct instructs them while they are innocent, to look for their parents in whom they trust completely… the same instinct, by the Spirit’s guidance, as they grow older, they seek the heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. May the House of Prayer be a constant support and strength to them.
FUND RAISING FELLOWSHIP MEAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020 We are having pork chops, salad, chips, drinks, and dessert for €10. Seats available 24 (6 at each table)
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WOL Marriage Devotion
No one can deny the fact that flare- ups are part of marriage. It would be good if we could do without them. However, because of several aspects, couples allow their emotions to take over. It would be better to control emotions and the mouth that expresses them verbally. The tongue can bring so much destruction in a relationship. Spouses try to justify their hurt or disappointments but venting out whatever comes out of that unsanctified part of one’s nature. However, the situation gets
worse when the other party retaliates in the same manner. The way spouses often talk to one another is an identifier of the respect they have towards each other. Therefore, if we recognize that our way of response is contrary to the Word of God, we need to ask God to change our hearts. Then by the power of God’s Spirit, we can answer softly instead of harshly. The first turn away wrath, the second stir up anger. What is the best response for you to choose? Do you use the guidance of the Holy Spirit, or the gratify the desire of the flesh? What brings glory to God, and peace in your home, one or the other?
A soft answer turns away wrath,     but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov. 15:1