Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 28, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . It's Dangerous Outside Of Christian Fellowship. Join Or Gather A Group Of Men To Follow Jesus While You Live, Work, Pray And Play "(MQ)
Bible Study Verse
I Timothy 3:7 
Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (NKJV)
Although the verse above is aimed at the qualifications for an overseer in the church, it really goes for all believers. When we're involved in Christian fellowship, we can lean on each other for help and encouragement. When we are among others on the "outside," that is outside a community of believers, we become more vulnerable to the tactics of the devil because we are removed from the security provided by Christian fellowship. 
A good personal testimony is important in keeping us focused on the things of God. It's like trapping, which of course, is done outside. 
Satan likes to trap men outside the family of God. Christians must be wary because Satan will use every lure and attractant at his disposal to catch us. A good, consistent testimony overcome the tricks of the devil. 
(Don H)

Action Point
It's dangerous outside of Christian fellowship. Use every way you can find to stay involved with other believers:
  • Surround yourself with Christian friends. 
  • Regularly attend the church of your choice. 
  • Take your family to Christian events. 
  • Participate in a Bible study or even start a Bible study group on your own. 
  • Join Christian-based outdoor sports organizations. 
  • Become a child of the King if you are not a Christian by asking Jesus to forgive you of your sins and then confessing Him as Lord of your life. 
Then, begin to hang out with Christian friends! Don't be trapped by the devil!

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
A piece of thick plastic bolted to an old ironing board makes an ideal butcher or food prep table. It can be folded up and stored easily, even hung out of the way. The plastic can be form-cut from an old office chair floor mat or other heavy plastic item. It's easily sterilized with clorox or alcohol before placing food on it. Used ironing boards can be found at thrift stores, usually for a bargain. I use one for all butchering, filleting, and other food prep chores.