Live the Mission


I hope your April is starting well.  April showers bring May flowers right?  That will give us encouragement as we had some heavy rain on Monday.

This week I will be preaching the conclusion of our series on "Livin the Mission" from 1 John 5:1-5 "Live the Mission."  I know technically I will be skipping vv. 6-12.  I feel this is the time to conclude the series and this is what I want to conclude the series with.  I will be preaching on what the Love Feast is on Palm Sunday April 17 and then we will begin a new series on Sunday April 24.

This past Sunday I preached on how prayer affects sin and how sin affects prayer.  I gave three steps to take this week to increase your prayer life and to pray for someone else and to have someone else pray for you.

Below is the message outline from this past Sunday.

Coming up this week:

Thursday night at 7 pm:  Bible Study at Bill and Melody Bowman’s

Saturday morning:  Goal Setting Seminar at the church, 9 am -11:30 am

Saturday night:  Young Adult Bowling, 7 pm – 9:00 pm.

Hope you can join us.


God Bless,
Brian Mackie


White Branch COB




Livin’ the Mission:

“Prayer and Sin”

Verses: 1 John 5:16-21

To make Jesus Christ known, loved and obeyed.                         (White Branch Mission Statement)

1 John 5:16 “If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that.”

#1  God judges sins differently here on the earth.

#2  We should pray for those who are living.

How does Prayer relate to Sin?

#1  Prayer keeps us focused on God and away from idolatry the root sin. (1 John 5:21)

#2  Prayer keeps us clean before God.

#3  Prayer from others keeps us accountable and gives us the power to live the Christian life. (James 5:16)

#4  Prayer for others will keep them away from sin.

To do this week: 

#1  Spend 10-15 minutes per day extra in prayer this week.

#2  Ask someone else to pray for you this week.

#3 Pray for someone else this week

Pray for others as long as they are alive.  Don’t ever give up!


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