We, Your people and sheep of Your pasture

“So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations.” – Psa. 79:13

Give thanks and show praise.

Be sober, be vigilant

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” – 1 Pet. 5:8

Never let your guard down.

I am the good shepherd, 2

“I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.” – Jesus (John 10:14)

Jesus is the good shepherd.

Saved through Grace

“We believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus,” – Acts 15:11

No other way.

Jesus is the Son of God

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 John 4:15

Jesus is the Son of God.

Everything hinges on Jesus

“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” – 1 Cor. 15:14-17

Everything hinges on Jesus.

Abstain from every kind of evil

“Abstain from every kind of evil.” – 1 Thes. 5:22

Retain the good. Reject the evil.

Men are full of evil

“This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.” – Eccl. 9:3

This is why we desperately need the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Satisfied with life

“Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and satisfied with life” – Gen. 25:8 (NASB)

When Abraham died at the ripe old age of 175, he was satisfied with life. No doubt this was due to his relationship with God. Are you satisfied with your life?

Edward Mote

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand.”

— Edward Mote (1834)

Mote worked most of his life as a cabinet-maker in London. He was in his 50’s when he was called to pastor Rehoboth Baptist Church. He pastored there for 26 years.

The congregation liked Mote so much that they offered him the church building as a gift. Mote replied, “I do not want the chapel, I only want the pulpit; and when I cease to preach Christ, then turn me out of that.

Mote went home to the Lord in 1874 and is buried in the church yard at Rehoboth Church.