Posted on Sat, Feb 11, 2023
February 12, 2023 Weekly Announcements
MEDITATION SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32 (Ephesians 4:29-32)
Easter is Sunday, April 9th. Let's make this the best Commemoration of Resurrection Sunday ever at NGUC! Be on the lookout for more information about our Easter Sunday Program and Church Picnic that will take place on the church grounds immediately after service.
We will conclude our study on Characteristics of Godly Women. Ladies, if you are truly interested in displaying a Godly Character, please make plans to attend. Church services, Christian forums, fellowships with believers, etc. are means of gaining strength, learning about God, and growing in the Word of God. Please join us! Sunday, March 5th 3:00 - 5:00 in the afternoon.
BIBLE STUDY via ZOOM
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 @ 6:30PM Our Pastor will resume teaching at the 25th Chapter of Proverbs. Outreach Bible Studies are on hold until further notice.
Remember, only what you have done for Jesus in this lifetime will count in eternity. Quote by saintlyliving.com
The NGUC is asking everyone to join us in proclaiming 2023 as the Year of Godly Devotion. However, please be aware, exhibiting Godly Devotion does not end after 2023, but rather it continues throughout our earthly lives.
God created man and woman after His own image (Genesis 1:27) and part of being in His image is that we clearly reflect His character. Being Godly means possessing an internal devotion to God which is displayed externally.
Godly Devotion demonstrates a life devoted to God. Many people demonstrate religious devotion; for example, passing by churches or other allegedly sacred objects and praying to or reverencing those objects. However, there is a profound difference between religious devotion and Godly Devotion. Religious devotion is done unto man and Godly Devotion is done unto God.
A life committed to Godly Devotion represents a life lived which exerts an effort to mirror every aspect of God’s character and nature. It is a life that is devoted to the will of the Lord. Godly Devotion causes a person to consider God in everything; to serve God in everything, every aspect of his/her life is devoted to the Lord, to His will, and to His glory. Every desire, every wish, and every passion are brought under subjection to the will of the Lord. Godly Devotion requires living as a Godly example to others (1 Timothy 4:12).
Godly Devotion requires a person to recognize life is no longer about pleasing themselves but about pleasing the Lord (John 8:29, Romans 8:8). The one who is humbled, the one who realizes that all his/her strength, knowledge, and will are minuscule compared to the Lord’s. In other words, Godly Devotion is not a religious act but rather a life of subjection to the will of God.
Are you willing to surrender your all to Jesus Christ (John 14:6)? It does not take much for anyone to learn denominational rules, submit to bylaws, and follow unbiblical traditions. Many denominations and/or religions require that of their followers. But we cannot become godly without the Holy Spirit empowering us to do so (Acts 1:8). Godliness is more than outward behaviors; it is the continual seeking after God’s heart (Isaiah 55:6–7).
The Bible is a never changing spiritual/truth guide for anyone who desires to exercise Godly Devotion. Reflecting the nature of God should be the goal of everyone who seeks to be a godly man or woman. Will you join the NGUC and commit to Godly Devotion in 2023 and thereafter?
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