Our Sunday Message for January 3rd, 2021 comes to us from 1 Samuel – Jonathan and Davids Friendship – God Said It, That Settles It!

In this episode of Moyock Christian Fellowship’s Sunday Bible Bites, Brother Thom digs deeper into the relationship of Jonathan and David. Thom takes a look at this story and how many progressives think that this relationship was of a homosexual nature. In exploring this issue, Thom takes a look at other scripture that has been misconstrued by progressive Christians. The story of Noah and his son Ham in Genesis 9:20-27. As in the story of Jonathan and David, some have taken extreme liberties with their views and understanding of what happened here. Later Thom explores the most controversial scripture to gays and the LGBTQIA+ community, Leviticus 18:22 where we read that man lying with a man as with a woman, is an abomination. Thom wraps this lesson up with the effects of the words of some Pastors and church leaders have on the gay youth, and then closes with a look at all sin and how we should all desire a friendship like Jonathan and David had.

May God continue to bless each of us as we move into a brand New Year

May God continue to bless each of us as we move into a brand New Year. This is a time to renew ourselves in God and in His son, Jesus Christ; a time to ponder our vows to them and think of new ways to live our lives in them. It is a time to think of our neighbors and ways we can help them to live better lives and to be enriched by ours, and for our lives to be enriched by theirs. As Paul often alluded, our lives are a race to be run, a race on a path leading to the acceptance of God’s unconditional love and to eternal life, a race to be run to honor Him in all that we say and do. Sometimes we fail, we trip, we fall, but always we arise and continue the quest. May God bless us all.

From John Wesley’s personal notes on the Bible

Simeon blessed them – Joseph and Mary. This child is set for the fall and rising again of many – That is, he will be a savour of death to some, to unbelievers: a savour of life to others, to believers: and for a sign which shall be spoken against – A sign from God, yet rejected of men: but the time for declaring this at large was not yet come: that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed – The event will be, that by means of that contradiction, the inmost thoughts of many, whether good or bad, will be made manifest.”