Having God's Spirit of love does not mean that we just accept every person and every teaching that comes along. The Scripture will not allow us such naivety. This Lord's Day we will learn to test the spirits in order to discern the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (90). We begin by confessing that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.
My Soul Be on Thy Guard (595). We remind one another to watch out for any who would draw us away from Christ.
Rejoice, Believer, in the Lord (627). We rejoice in the victory God gives us.
He Who Would Valiant Be (507). We close with Bunyan's reminder to be valiant in this present world.
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 3:18-29; Psalm 143
New Testament: John 19:1-22
Test the Spirits - 1 John 4:1-6