Let Us Press On

Marked thoughts to see us homeward

It would behoove us all who profess our allegiance to Christ, to grasp and embrace the core doctrines of Christianity. Otherwise, we will be unable to defend the truth delivered to the saints of God (Jude 3). Let me adjure you to take some time (today) to review one of the main summaries of Christian truth, such as the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed. Determine which parts of the creeds you can explain well and study the Bible’s teaching on those parts to which you have not devoted much attention.

It will be good for the soul, and invigorating to the spirit for stiffening our allegiance to the Savior. It may even prompt the beginning of the flame of revival from the Spirit within our lives this very day.

Both the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed are available on my Home page in the header menu. There is spiritual power in familiarity with the history and doctrinal guidance left to us by the fathers of the Christian faith. They who labored so tirelessly for the sake of we who would follow through the ages. “Therefore considering we have so great a cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.”

Personal revival then, personal revival now, personal revival everyday. Let it begin with our being willing – under the guidance of the Spirit Himself.

~G.W.

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 3:13-14

“On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.” ~Acts 2:1-3

Once a teacher always a teacher, I reckon. I endeavor to explore creative ways to say the same Truth. However, bold exhortations continue to leak from me onto this printed screen. I’m not apologizing. In fact, I’m rather fond of its happenstance. ~g.w

 

7 thoughts on “Let Us Press On”

    1. Thank you my friend. I’m quite sure it’s the Lord who keeps me going. At our ordination I was asked the question, “How can the man of God be sure He’s been called to ministry?” My answer was if He was unsure, he should try to quit. If successful he wasn’t called. That answer was well received. I remain convinced of that answer. How many times have I said I wanted to quit writing. Each time ideas flood in and my enthusiasm returns. Under such conditions how can I refuse? We have a Great and Wonderful and very active God, Gary my friend!

  1. I understand about trying to quit. That is a great answer. Yes God ignores my whining s and then heaps my plate again. It is good to be of use, Depression seems to be no excuse either.

    1. I so agree. Depression is just a bit of extra weight to carry. I’ve known it often all my adult life. It’s my old nemesis. It no longer scares me. It’s a shadow that slows me, but doesn’t stop me. God’s grace carries me.

  2. GW, thank you for this challenge! I was raised in the church and sadly was unfamiliar with either of these creeds. The Apostle’s creed sounded incredibly familiar. A youtube search led to the Hillsong worship song called “Creed.” One we frequently sang in our church a few years ago. I have printed the Apostle’s Creed and am working through it first. On a side note, I mentioned this post to my mother who grew up in a different denomination than what we attended when I was a child. She said they recited the Apostles Creed every Sunday. She is nearly 80 and can still recite it. I think we’ve laid aside some pretty valuable tools in our efforts to “modernize” the church. Again my thanks!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment letting me know it helped you, Beth. I’m often hesitant of sounding “preachy” but at the same time I’m very aware there is a split taking place amongst those professing Christ with the true and false going separate ways. Again, I’m so glad this helped you.
      And give your mother a big “God Bless you” from me. And the Lord’s blessings to you, too!

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