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Bad Company

  • Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers; But his delight is in Yahweh's law; On his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper. Psalms 1:1'3 WEB.

    Though it didn't start out that way or show itself immediately, we slowly became like them. First standing around talking, then sitting and listening to cynical, bitter gossip at church. Before long, I felt just like they did, and I began to hear it in my speech. I'm not sure why I didn't see all this negativity before! How could I have missed it? It was very subtle and crept in like poison. Finally, we got a grip on it, moved away from that side of the church, and our life was better.

    The walking, standing, and sitting in this verse are progressive. A gradual slowing in the speed of your walk. In 1 Corinthians 15:33, Paul wrote, "Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good character." While it's certainly true outside of the church, we found that it can be pretty bad inside the church as well. The fruit of the Spirit is: "Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:21'23). Some of that fruit was apparently missing in our lives and the people we were sitting by.

    The company you keep will affect your outlook on life. They can bring out the best in you or the worst. They can inspire you or depress you. Many people are happy where they are spiritually and will not want you to grow either. Don't hang out with bad company, for they will eventually bring you down to their level.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You and pray that You give me the right friends. Please help me be aware of my surroundings and the bad influences in my life. I want to grow in Your likeness. So please give me the grace and strength to make the right decisions. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Pastor,  for the Word of GOD!

December 24, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 24, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus for all your love.We love you .Merry Christmas to everyone and Gods blessings.

December 24, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank you for each blessing in my life. Remember the reason for the season!! Happy birthday Jesus!!  Amen

December 24, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

December 24, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This hits home for me today! Please Father help me to surround myself with the right people and walk away from the wrong ones. In the name of Jesus, Amen. Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

December 24, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen...

Merry Christmas everyone!!

December 24, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Merry Christmas Rev. Dion, Sylvia and to all family and friends! May this season of the gift of Our Lord Jesus Christ fill your hearts with pure joy, love, peace, compassion and understanding; and May God Bless you in the New Year!!

December 24, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 24, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: December 24, 2021

Blessed CHRISTMAS TO YOU & FAMILY. XOXOX

THIS IS SO TRUE HOW GRADUAL THINGS BECOME..YOU TRY TO BLOW IT OFF, BUT YOUR GUT LETS YOU KNOW WHAT'S OFF...THANK GOD YOU ALL ARE GOOD COMPANY AND MY CHURCH BECAUSE MANY THERE HAVE TO PRAY IT OUT AND FIGHT FOR THE JOY THAT THE LORD JESUS GIVES US FOR BEING FREE INDEED...YOU SEE MOST OF OUR CHURCH DEAL WITH PAST ADDICTIONS OR PRISON... IT'S AMAZING TO SEE WHAT THE LORD, JESUS, HAS DONE WITH THESE PEOPLES LIVES..GETTING CHILDREN BACK, GETTING MARRIRD, REMOVING FEAR TO BE GODS PROPLE...THEY ARE CARRYING THE CROSS THROUGH MANY NEIBORHOODS AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL BRINGING PEOPLE TO JESUS. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS MERCY & GRACE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR US...LOVE YA !  SHARON

December 24, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord!

December 24, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father

December 24, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Jesus name I ask, Amen. Blessed be the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ of God!

December 24, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for giving us the opportunity to have a blessed and  better life following Your will, I humbly pray to You for our family and friends to live a life with strength to follow Your designs. That these days be of love for our fellow people in the Holy name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. 

Dear Pastor and Sylvia,that the love of the Lord be with us in every step of the way. God bless you both  Amen. 

December 24, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

December 24, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Merry Christmas hugs to one and all ❣️

December 24, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

December 24, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me patience and joy. Amen

December 24, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

December 25, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 27, 2021