Leadership Sermon Series
Starting at 9:30am on Sundays!
12/16 Youth SkyZone reboot 4-5:30pm@skyzone Newnan
12/17 Kid's Christmas party reboot 5-7:30pm@NCoC
12/24 Morning Candlelight service @ 9:30am,
12/24 no evening services
Newnan Church of Christ
We like to say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” or “If it works, don’t fix it.” That’s a good saying in many situations. But what I think “works” or “ain’t broke” may be woefully inadequate from God’s perspective. During times of ease and prosperity we’re usually content with our spiritual state, and holiness is not an urgent focus for us. But holiness is an urgent focus for God. So He ordains challenging conditions that reveal how miserably inadequate our character is. Divine discipline forces us to attend to things we’d rather ignore. Consider Hebrews 12:11: "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Given the choice between sorrow and joy, we’d always choose joy. But God graciously ordains discipline so we’ll become partakers of righteousness and holiness. All for Jesus, Richard