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Gospel of Christ Fellowship

It is our purpose here, and in all of our gatherings, that Christ Jesus be the primary consideration.

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August 2016

2016, August 23

​What do you need? Is the thing that keeps you up at night really necessary? Do you need to worry about it? What are the main things in your life? Perhaps the words of Jesus will minister to the soul wearied by worrying. “Only one this is needed…” 

(Luke 10:41-42)

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. THAT is needed!

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, August 16

​”For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:20-21)

While it is regrettable that there are not many for will genuinely care for the well-being of the brethren, it is a great blessing to have some. Count yourself blessed if you have someone with whom the Lord has knit your heart. This is someone who will enter into the work of the Lord with you and for you. Jonathan once said to David “whatever you yourself desire, I will do it for you” (1 Sam 20:4). And David showed great care to Mephibosheth on account of his love for Jonathan. That is a precious kinship that the Lord is able to bring about. It is good for us to labor to be Jonathan for the David’s in our lives and vice versa. It is good to be as Timothy for Paul. Foster the relationships that the Lord has formed in your life. You and they will be blessed by it. 

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, August 9

​Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

The grace of God is potent. Paul spent his time in Asia ministering to the brethren “with all humility of mind, and with many tears and temptations” (v19). Everywhere he went the Jews were lying in wait to do him harm. Though in all of this he kept nothing back that was profitable to the church. He taught publicly and from house to house. He testified both to Jews and Greeks to repent and believe on Jesus. He was bound by the Holy Spirit to continue doing this even unto Jerusalem where he did not know what would happen only that he knew that bounds and afflictions awaiting him in every city…how much more Jerusalem. But none of these things moved him. That is what grace is capable of accomplishing – Brother Pat Woods

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