From Pastor Perry

09/15/2015 Hebrews 13:22-25

Hebrews 13:22–25 (ESV)
Final Greetings
22 I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you.

The author of Hebrews (basically unknown) includes a final greeting after the benediction.  We see that Timothy has been released from prison.  But it is verse 24 that interests me.  “Greet all your leaders and all the saints.”   The leaders he is referring to are the church leaders, that is... the pastors.  So who are the saints.  The Roman Catholic Church believes that if a Christian performs a verifiable miracle, then they can be made a saint after they die.  But this is not how the term “saint” is used in the Bible.  The scriptures refer to all of us, that is... believers, are saints.  We don’t have to die or have a miracle to be a saint.  Through our God given faith, you are already a saint!

I pray: O Lord, I give thanks that we are your saints.  We cannot take credit for our faith, it is a gift of God.  Thank you for everything you have done for me.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

24.01 | 10:13

we are not coming tonight and we coming tomorrow bible study well you do Phillip a favorite look for my ESV BIBLE FOR ME Please pretty Please my Dear My Bros

13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
I am having trouble reaching you. Was it important? In Christ, daisy

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