Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:19-25)
What wonderful exhortation and encouragement we have in the Scripture passage above! We can have confidence to go before God by the blood of Jesus! We can draw near to God by faith because of the forgiveness of sins and His cleansing! We have our hope secure in God because He is faithful! Therefore, "let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds," continuing to meet together in worship and fellowship, so we may encourage one another as we await Jesus' return! I am praying that this Sunday's worship service will indeed be such a time of encouragement, as it is a Sharing Sunday, and we will hear the testimonies of God's goodness by various people.