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    Sat, Apr 30th - 12:56AM

    Acts 13



    2As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them

    We all have a calling.  God has a purpose for us all.  You might not be a preacher or a teacher but you can be witness of Christ to those around you.  The Great Commission was a commission to all believers to fulfill not just the Apostles.



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    Thu, Apr 28th - 11:27PM

    1 Corinthians 8:6



    1 Corinthians 8:6  yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

    Unitarianism to put it in simple terms is the belief that there are many paths to heaven but we know as Christians this isn’t true.  The one and only true path to heaven is through Christ.  This isn’t religious arrogance it is truth.  Christ alone died on the cross for our sins.  Muhammad, Buddha, any Hindu god did not do this.  The Bible says we are all sinners worthy of death because the penalty of sin is death, spiritual death, but Christ became our sin sacrifice on the cross se we could escape the penalty of death by accepting Him as our Lord and Savior.  The only path to heaven is through the blood of Christ on the cross.  No amount of good works, enlightment or any other means will get you there.

    There is some that would say that to tell other people their religion is wrong is hateful and intolerant.  I say it is love.  If you truly loved someone wouldn’t you want them to know the truth.  If you believed that those who reject Christ as their Savior are going to hell wouldn’t you want to warn them.  That is true love that you care enough that they know the true love of God that he gave His Son so that they might have eternal life.

    This isn’t always a popular stance to take in today’s politically correct society where we are suppose to accept everything.  The attitude live and let live is very popular but it is a attitude that is leading billions to hell.  Our standard as Christians is the Word of God not what is popular or politically correct.  If people don’t the true God they are going to hell and that is the cold hard truth.



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    Thu, Apr 28th - 1:05AM

    Acts 12



    ACTS 12

    In chapter 12 we see the execution of James the Apostle and the amazing rescue of Peter.  Now why was Peter rescued while James was executed?  We really don’t know but of course we don’t know the mind of God.  Stephen had been executed before this.  Like I said we don’t know the mind of God but we know all things work out according to his will.  We know the death of Stephen would lead to the rest of the church being scattered which actually help the Gospel spread to other regions.  We know Peter would go on to do great things after being rescued.  Perhaps God wasn’t done with Peter yet.  We know he would eventually be executed in Rome.

    Even today we know Christians in the West have had peace from persecution while for many Christians around the world persecution is a daily occurrence.  But we know peace from persecution in the West have caused other problems for Western Christians.  Many take their faith for granted.  Secular ideas and thoughts have crept into the church.  Liberalism and materialism is big problems.  The Western church doesn’t suffer from physical persecution but from a daily barrage of outside influences that are drawing many away from true faith in God.  Those who stand for the fundamental truths of the Gospel are often labeled as intolerant and hateful  but I am sure strong men and women of faith can stand against some name calling when so many around the world face true danger for their faith in Christ.



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    Tue, Apr 26th - 11:23PM

    1 Corinthians 7



    1 Corinthians 7

    Chapter 7 of course deals with marriage.  Marriage of course is important to God.  From the beginning since creation the idea has been one man and one woman in a lifelong commitment to each other.  If you read the Old Testament you will notice several of the men had more than one wife.  This was never God’s idea of marriage.  This was a practice adopted from the cultures around them.  The idea has always been one man and one woman for a lifetime. 

    Today in American society the sanctity of marriage is under attack not just by those who promote gay rights but by society morals itself.  You find very few couples who remain sexually pure before marriage even in the church.  The average person is going to lose their virginity in high school.  In fact kids are often mocked if they remain a virgin through high school.  The majority of married couples today lived together before they were married.  Around 40% of the children born in the US are born to unmarried couples.  In fact pregnancy is often the reason couples decide to get married.  We have lost our way in this country.  TV helps none and in fact is a problem.  TV shows often portrayed heavy sexual activity among young people.  TV couples are often young unmarried couples living together.  Shows like Degrassi that portray lives of high schoolers portray high schoolers that are heavily sexually active and Degrassi comes on Teen Nick a channel built for the purpose of young teens.  Our teens are getting the message that this is the norm.  Meanwhile an average of 400,000 teenage girls get pregnant every year and 3,000,000 teenagers get a STD every year.

    God’s idea for marriage and sex is for a couple to be sexually pure before marriage.  We have to teach our young ladies they are more than the sex objects society has labeled them as.  We have to teach them if her boyfriend is truly in love with her he will wait for her.

    10: And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
    11: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

    God intended marriage to be a lifelong commitment.  Something that is becoming less common in the US.  A country were the divorce rate is 50% for first marriage: for the second marriage: 67% and for third marriage: 74%.  I don’t claim to be an expert on marriage but I have been married for 17 years and I tell you it takes work.  Me and my wife been through hard times, we have had our fights.  We could of bailed but we stuck it out and worked it out.  And I personally think that is one of the problems.  To many people don’t want to work at it.  It is easier to walk away.  The second issue I see is neither party is willing to submit to the other.  Marriage is a union.  For marriage to be successful we have to put our stubborn, prideful, independent nature behind us.  Men your days of hanging at the club with the boys are behind you.  Ladies it is good to have friends but they should never come before your husband.  My wife use to have a friend whenever she would visit she would spend a hour or more just trashing her husband.  No respect at all.  And that is a third issue, mutual respect.  Ladies your husband is the head of the house.  Treat him as such don’t let your friends put him down and don’t disrespect him in front of your friends and especially the kids.  Men your wife is your bride not your hole, not your slave, not your maid.  Because I tell you as a kid of divorce parents the real victims is the kids and their feelings are usually not considered at all.

     I tell you nothing gets me more riled up than seeing a man neglect his kids because he is selfish.  Spending his money on fancy gadgets for himself instead of providing for his kids.  If you can afford expensive gadgets and provide for your kids more power to you but if your kids go neglected so you can have these things you are not a man.  A man provides for his family.

    18Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

    One of the first controversies the early church faced were certain Jewish Christians demanding that the new Gentile converts had to follow the Mosaic Law including the requirement for circumcision.  The Mosaic Law died with Christ on the cross.  The death of Christ on the cross established a New Covenant established in the blood of Christ.  The one and only requirement for salvation is believing in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 



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    Mon, Apr 25th - 11:38PM

    1 Corinthians 6



    1 Corinthians 6

    1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

    This is a principle we have lost of the years.  The idea of taking disputes to the church elders.  Part of the problem is the nature of our society.  Up to the time of the invention of the automobile people went to church within walking distance of their home.  It was a true community church.  You went to church with neighbors, friends, relatives, and co-workers.  Now we drive across town or to another town to go to our favorite church.  We might only see our church members once a week at church.  I aint saying there is anything wrong with that.  I am just saying with that we have lost the true community church.  But back to the point.  We have also lost the role of the church elders.  In Paul’s day for the early believers their local church was the center of the Christian community.  They banded together to protect themselves from persecution and fellowship was an ongoing thing and the church elders made decisions for the church and handled disputes among members.

    7: Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

    What is wrong with believers taking each other to court?  What is the world thinking when they see believers suing each other?  Aint we suppose to be the peacemakers? 

    9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV)

    Verses like this really blow the idea of Universal Salvation out of the water.  The idea of Universal Salvation is that when Christ died on the cross the whole world was saved automatically rather you repented and accepted Christ or not.  No matter what you do you are going to heaven.  If I walk next door and shoot my neighbors I am still going to heaven and of course if everyone is going to heaven there can’t be a hell.  Of course this idea aint Biblical.  Those that believe in Universal Salvation have to twist verses around to their understanding while completely denying others. 

    God is a God of love but he is also a God of righteousness and justice.  He always has and always will judge the wicked.  Repentance has always been a requirement to draw close to God.  God is a holy and righteous God that can have no part with the unholy and the unrighteous.  It is only be being washed clean in the blood of Jesus that we are every clean enough to stand before God and enter heaven.

    The rest of Chapter 6 goes on to discuss sexual immorality and keeping the temple of God pure.  We are the temple of God.  The Spirit of God doesn’t dwell in manmade buildings.  The Spirit of God dwells in the hearts of believers that is why we are to keep ourselves pure from sin.  Can that which is holy having anything to do with that which is unholy?

    Why is sexual immorality such an offense to God?  Sexual immorality is a very destructive sin.  It causes divorce, destroys families, destroys young lives, and causes disease and death.  God created sex for reproduction and act of affection between a husband and wife.  Man has turned it into something wicked and destructive.  Young ladies are reduced to sexual objects completely destroying their self esteem.  Millions of babies have been killed in the horrific act of abortion.  Which I don’t care how you put it is murder.  Lust has replaced love in young relationships.  The idea of abstinence until marriage is a concept completely lost on our society.  Young couples living together before marriage has become the norm.  Young ladies have been led to believe they only way they can get and keep a man is to make herself available sexually.  Sexually transmitted diseases destroys thousands of lives every year.  Young girls are sold or forced into the sex trade by the thousands.  Children are molested by the thousands.  Pornography is a business that brings in billions of dollars a year.  The pornography business is regulated in the US but in third world countries young girls are often forced into the business against their will.

     Alternative lifestyles such as homosexuality and swinging is practiced in the open and much more which is to disgusting to mention.  All of this is in direct rebellion to what God intended sex for.  I believe sexual immorality and substance abuse is the two biggest destroyers of lives.

    Aleister Crowley was an early 20th century Satanist he said he wanted to bring about a New World Order to do that he reasoned that he needed to destroy the family unit because he saw the family unit as the glue that holds society together.  His idea for destroying the family unit was to promote sexual immorality and drug abuse.  What are some of the biggest problems we are facing today?

     

     



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    Mon, Apr 25th - 12:46AM

    1 Corinthians 5



    1It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

    It is believed this man was having a sexual affair with his stepmother and as Paul says this is something even the Gentiles did not do.

    2And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

    Paul is on their case because they had not confronted this person.  We see this today.  So many have the attitude , each his own it aint none of my business.  This attitude aint Biblical.  We are our brothers keeper.  One of the ideas behind cell groups or home Bible study groups is spiritual accountability.  If you know a neighbor was in physical danger wouldn’t you warn them why not warn them if they are in spiritual danger?

    3For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

    But aint we told not to judge?  We are not judge rather someone is going to heaven.  God will judge that.  We are not to judge a person’s heart.  Only God knows the heart.  But we know the Bible and we know what is right and what is wrong.  You know if a man commits murder he is wrong.  You know if a man commits rape he is wrong.

    4 in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church. I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus. (NLT)

    There is a reason we have church councils usually composing of either Deacons or elders or both.  They should be assembled to make the major decisions for the church.  To many times it is the pastor along making decisions and that can cause problems.  Pastors are the leaders of the church but they are human and as such prone to make mistakes and some people can handle that much responsibility reasonable and some people can’t.  I tell you I believe some of the reasons we have had problems with leaders in the church before is because they were not be held accountable to anyone. 

    6 Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? (NLT)

    It is a human idea that there are different categories of sin.  We like to think lying aint as bad as murder or cheating aint as bad as rape.  Sin is sin.  It is all rebellion to the will of God.  It is all disobedience toward the will of God.  All sin is worthy of death but thank God we have a Savior against the penalty of death, Jesus Christ.

    7Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

    Christ became our Passover sacrifice.  Every year the Jews would celebrate Passover to commemorate when the Jews came out of Egypt.  After the last time Pharaoh had refused to let the Hebrews go.  God had instructed the Hebrews to smear the blood of a lamb on their doorpost so that the Death Angel would Passover their house.  Whoever didn’t have the blood of the lamb on their house the death angel would kill the first male in that house.  Christ became our Passover sacrifice when he died on the cross for us.  His blood spares us from the judgment of God when we accept as our Savior.

    9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

    10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

    11But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

    It might seem kinda of strange Paul is telling us to keep company with sinners outside the church but not with those inside the church.  The only way we can witness to sinners outside the church is by making personal contact and witness to them.  That doesn’t mean taking part in their lifestyle but reaching out to them on a personal level. 

    Paul is telling is not associate with those who call themselves believers but yet are taking part in sin.  Don’t give creditable to what they are doing by socializing with them.  The theme of chapter 5 is church discipline not a popular them in today’s society.  In some religious organizations they practice shunning.  It lets that person know that their behavior has been deemed sinful and that once they change their behavior they are welcome back.



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    Sun, Apr 24th - 12:52AM

    1 Corinthians 5



    1 Corinthians 5

    Chapter 5 deals with church discipline.  You have a member of the church at Corinth doing a very immoral thing.  He was having a sexual affair with his step mother and he must have been very open about it if Paul hears about it from where he is at and so far the church has done nothing about it.  Paul is telling the Corinth church that basically they need to throw him out of the church.

    Some people have a hard time with this chapter.  They say aint we all sinners and the church a place to repent of our sins and that we shouldn’t judge others?

    Yes the church is a place for sinners to come and repent of their sins and be forgiven of them but what if they refuse to repent of their sins and continue openly in them?  Well it should be obvious that they really have not truly repented and they are just playing lip service to repentance.  That person should be confronted by the elders of the church and if still refuses to repent then he should be removed from the church.  He can always come back but he should be removed from any leadership roles in the church.  We have to many churches with people in leadership roles who he know their heart is in the wrong place.  I remember when I was in high school one of my teachers was a deacon in a local Methodist Church and yet he was an open Atheist.  He would tell us he thought the church was a good place for social services but he didn’t believe in God and yet they made him a deacon.  Unbelievable.  Way to go Methodist Church.  A lot of people like to throw around this term we shouldn’t judge others.  We don’t judge others God will judge rather or not someone will go to heaven but we know what is wrong and right and if someone is wrong they should be confronted especially leaders.  One of the biggest charges that get threw at the church is we are hypocrites and in a lot of ways that is true.  Majority of people have an idea of what Christianity is about and they know when we are not practicing what we preach.



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    Sat, Apr 23rd - 12:39AM

    1 Corinthians 4



    1 Corinthians 4

    3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. (NIV)

    We will be judged by God not our fellow man.  If you feel comfortable standing before the judgment seat of God and give explanation of your life then go ahead with the way you live your life.  But be sure of this we all will give an account of our life before God.  Are you ready?  If you haven’t accepted Christ as your Savior you aint.  Can you stand before God and explain why you rejected Christ as your Savior?

    4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. (NIV)

    It is popular in today’s society to say do what feels right to you.  Well there is a couple of things wrong with that.  Some people have a distorted idea of right and wrong.  Some people think having sex with minors is OK.  Is that OK?  You would probably wouldn’t think so if it was your daughter.  The biggest problem with this is God’s Word is the standard.  If it goes against God’s Word than it is wrong no matter what society says.  We know the Western world has lost it’s way and have embraced a distorted value system.  A system where it is OK to kill babies while we fight against capital punishment.  A system that embraces every religion system except Christianity.  A system that calls homosexuality natural even though two males can’t naturally reproduce even though reproduction is the natural function of sex.  God’s Word is the standard of right.



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    Sat, Apr 23rd - 12:38AM

    Acts 11



    Acts 11

    1And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

    2And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

    3Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

    The Jews consider themselves as the children of God and everyone else as unclean.  When these Jews became Christians they carried these same beliefs with them.  They had a hard time accepted the Gospel wasn’t exclusive to the Jews only but the message of the Gospel was for all people, Jew and Gentile.  In fact some of these people would never accept it and caused great bit of trouble for the Jewish church and for Paul later on.  In fact these people would harass Paul throughout his ministry.  These people thought they were on the side of God but in fact they had made themselves enemies of the Gospel because they could not get past their own bias and their ignorance of the scriptures and the events at hand.

    Incredibly we still have people today trying to tie people down with the Old Testament Law.  This is part of the Old Covenant.  We are under the New Covenant established by the blood of Jesus on the cross.  The Gentiles were never under the Old testament Law to begin with.  The Old Testament Law cannot bring salvation if it could there would never been a need for Jesus to die on the cross.  The Old Testament Law can never bring salvation because no man, beside Jesus, was perfect enough to keep it. There is no need to convert to Judaism to become a Christian.  That was established in chapter 15 of Acts.  Jesus himself said he was the Way to salvation.  There is no need for extra regulations and ceremonial practices.  These are things the Jews were guilty of.  The Law they did have they had added to things that were never ordained by God.  Romans 10: 9,10 spells out what we need for salvation perfectly.

    9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    It is salvation through faith in Christ not in rituals and ceremonies.

     

    19Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

    20And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus.

    The early believers were really frustrating the Jews every time they thought they had won a victory God had used it toward his purpose.  They crucified Christ he rose again.  They persecuted the church they only got stronger.  They send Saul after them and he converts. They forced them to scatter and they take their message with them and spread it even farther. 

    We know God is in charge.  Even when the clouds look their darkest he is in charge.  We might not understand what is going on but he has plan for us.  We just have to be faithful and let Him work through us and trust that he loves us and cares for us and has a plan for us.

    I can look back through my life at events I didn’t understand at the time but understand now and can see the hand of God at work.  Being in the Army I moved around a lot and every time I moved I thought it was because the Army wanted me to move but I look back now and see every time I moved God had someone lined up that came into my life and helped me to grow into a mature strong disciple of Christ.  Now I am about to start a new journey.  After 21 years in the Army I am retiring and I would be lying if I said I aint been a bit anxious.  I havn’t be a civilian since I was 18 years old and then I was a 18 year old kid living at home.  Now I have a family to support.  But I know I have to be faithful and believe God has a plan for my life and he has better things lined up for me wherever they take me in my journey with Him.

     



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    Fri, Apr 22nd - 12:56AM

    1 Corinthians 4:20



    20For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

    We worship an almighty God that is stronger than any problem this world can throw at us.  We worship an almighty God that is stronger than anything the enemies of God that can throw at us.  We worship an almighty God that is stronger than anything Satan can throw at us.  Stop be timid Christians and stand strong in your almighty God.  Jesus instructed us to be humble.  He never instructed us to be a doormat.  Do you believe Jesus was a doormat?  No of course not he refused to compromise His message even in the face of threats from the Jews.  I have been critized by fellow believers because I claim my beliefs in a very strong manner and I will confront anyone that is teaching anything that is contrary to the Word of God.  We have to do this because we have sheep in wolves clothing trying to soil deceit and confusion into the church.  It drives me crazy to hear a Christian say well they are entitled to their beliefs because what they are saying is I know they are wrong and I know they are deceiving people but I don’t want to get involved.  And I aint talking about little disputes over theological differences I am talking about major things like claiming the Bible isn’t the Word of God, that Jesus isn’t the only way to heaven, Universal salvation, denying the existence of hell, claiming Paul was a false teacher, claiming we have to follow the Jewish law.  These are all heresies.  And these people don’t go after the mature Christian they go after the new Christian that might not understand the Word of God yet.  Those who are mature should protect the young from the Wolves.



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    Thu, Apr 21st - 12:55AM

    1 Corinthians 4



    1 Corinthians 4

    11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13 when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world. (NIV)

      Our standard for everything is the Word of God.  Even what kind of leaders our churches should have.  It is hard to measure up to great leaders like Paul, Peter, and the apostles but let’s take a look at some things.  The apostles gave up everything to follow Christ and to spread the Gospel including their lives.  Everyone of them were executed except John who died in prison.  They were beaten, imprisoned and lived in very harsh conditions.  John the Baptist lived in the wilderness and lived on locust and honey.  I aint saying our leaders should live a life of poverty and be beaten but as I look around the world that happens today.  In countries hostile to the faith we have leaders being imprisoned, beaten, and going without for the Gospel but meanwhile in the West prosperity preaching is popular.  We have church leaders living in fancy houses, driving fancy cars, wearing expensive clothes telling their churches how much they would be blessed if they gave him more money.  It makes me sick every time I turn on a so called “Christian TV channel” and see these slick willys on TV begging for money because non-believers who don’t know better thinks that is what Christianity is all about.

    We have to get back to the basics of our faith.  The Great Commission was about telling the world about Christ it is not about how much we can get out of being a Christian.  If you are only going to church to see what you can get out of it, your heart is in the wrong place.  What disturbs me the most is to hear some slick willy on TV to say Christians in other countries are suffering because they don’t have enough faith.  Really?  I would put their faith up against some name it and claim preacher any day.  They are living their faith in the very face of persecution and hardship.



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    Wed, Apr 20th - 12:47AM

    1 Corinthians 3



    1 Corinthians 3

    1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.  (NIV)

    We are expected to grow in Christ.  We are expected to mature in Christ.  We grow by studying the Word of God and having a daily prayer life.  We grow by spending time with God.  We grow by allowing God to use us according to his purpose.  So many Christians accept Christ as their Savior and never go any further than that.  They don’t read their Bible, if they have one, they don’t pray regularly, they don’t attend church regularly and they are still living to please themselves instead of God.  This is not the will of God.  You would not put up with a half hearted commitment from your spouse why should God?



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    Tue, Apr 19th - 1:01AM

    1 Corinthians 2



    1 Corinthians 2

    14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (NIV)

    I think verse 14 wraps up Chapter 2 of 1 Corinthians.  A lot of people debate the Bible and try to do it on a scientific level.  Let me tell you, you will never come to understand God through any book except the Bible and you will never understand God unless you allow the Spirit to guide you and that is how people miss the mark they try to rely on their own human understanding when studying the Bible.  The Bible is a spiritual book and it will never be understood outside of the Spirit.

    To the academic world the Bible is a fable, a book of myths and legends.  People rising from the dead, virgins giving birth, people walking on water, miracles being performed but like I said they are using carnal knowledge to understand something spiritual.  They don’t understand faith.  Faith isn’t something that can easily be explained in a science book.  But as believers we walk by faith.

    I know what God has done personally in my life and that is really all the evidence I need for myself but for myself when I need a little reassuring I go outside and look at the stars and realize only a almighty God could create something so vast and beautiful.

    I know all about the Big Bang Theory and I believe that is the fantasy.  Everything has to have a beginning including space.  According to the Big Bang Theory the universe was originally a hot dense state that expanded rapidly.  OK where did this hot dense state come from?  Did it just appear out of nowhere?  It had to come from somewhere.



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    Sun, Apr 17th - 11:45PM

    1 Corinthians



    1 Corinthians 1

    The books of Corinthians was written to the church in Corinth.  Corinth was a Greek city.  After making some acknowledgements Paul launches into them about disunity in the Corinth church.

    Division in a church is a dangerous things.  I personally have seen churches come apart because of division.  And let me tell you division is of Satan not of God.  It is not God’s will for a church to fall apart this is all the work of Satan.  Those that cause division and confusion is doing the work of Satan.

    The church I seen that came apart did so over building a new church building.  There was a church council to decide on things like this but a group of women wasn’t happy with the decision of the council and started trouble.  They gather a group of believers around them and demanded that the church decide their way.  When the council refused they left the church take many members with them.

    This is so unbiblical.  That pastor is selected to lead the church.  Almost every church has a group of elders or board members to vote on church affairs.  There is a way to handle things respectfully without things turning dirty and hateful.  Let me tell you if you are a troublemaker in your church you might want to reconsider your ways.  If you think you want be judged by God for causing division in your church you are very, very wrong.

    I am an online counselor for a website where I talk to people around the world about Christ and I talk to all kinds of different people, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus but the hardest people to talk to are Atheists.  Atheists tend to look at the world intellectually they have a hard time understanding the spiritual aspects of the world.  To them the idea of a person rising from the dead is a fairy tell but we know we worship an almighty God that nothing is impossible for Him.  If he created life why would it be hard to believe He has the power to raise someone from the died.  Doesn’t he control all things?

    Those who reject God come up with all kinds of different alternatives to explain life.  This is how we come up this fantasies of the Big Bang Theory and evolution.  They are all fantasies that are easily discredited by serious examination but since mankind has rejected God they have to come up with their own alternatives.  Look at the world today.  War, murder, drug use, kidnappings, sex slavery this are all the result of a world that has rejected God.

    Mankind has a natural yearning for God and mankind has tried to replace the yearning for God with things that will never bring true happiness.  Things like money, power, and fame only bring the illusion of happiness.  We have had enough celebrities to hit rock bottom that we should understand that.  Or we try to replace God by searching for other alternatives such as New Age gurus that teaches we are all gods we just need to find our inner peace why the Bible teaches we are all sinners in need of a Savior.

    Verse 23 says Christ being crucified is foolishness to the Gentiles and to the Jews a stumbling block.  The Jews had a hard time accepting a crucified Messiah.  Their idea of a Messiah was a great king like David who was going to rescue them from the Romans.  They had a hard time getting past their idea of a Messiah to grasp who Christ really was.  The same problem exist today.  They have a hard time with the God of the Bible and try to recreate God in their image of God.  They have a hard time with God that judges people and sends them to hell so they recreate God to be some kind of grandfatherly figure that sits in heaven and loves everyone and never judges anyone.  That is not true.  God is a God of love but He is also a God of righteousness and justice a God that can have no part with wickedness, rebellion, and unrighteousness and he will cast away those who fall in this category.  That which is imperfect can not enter into the perfect kingdom of God.  We are made perfect through the blood of Christ that washes away all of our sins.

    26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

    Look who God has chosen to do some of his greatest work.  The Disciples were all common men, Paul had Christian blood on his hands, King David was a simple sheppard boy.  Even today, Billy Graham was a farm boy and Dwight Moody was a shoe salesman before they were called to the Gospel.  The Bible says man looks at the outward appearance of man while God looks at the heart.  God isn’t impressed with bloodlines, upbringing, and social setting.  My grandfather was a old time country preacher.  When he first became a Christian he didn’t know how to read or write.  My grandmother taught him to read using the Bible.  This man preached for years and never once stepped inside a seminary.  All of these men allowed God to use them toward His purpose.  It is sad to say today a lot of churches have fell into the same trap the Pharisees had, showing more concern for outward appearances then what is in the inside of man.  A lot churches want leaders that have the right education and the right degrees from the right colleges then have a person led by the Holy Spirit. 



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    Sun, Apr 17th - 1:07AM

    Acts 10



    Acts 10

    Acts chapter 10 deals with Cornelius and Peter and Peter’s vision of the great sheet.  The Old Testament law had broken life into things that were clean and unclean.  Most Jews also saw anyone not a Jew as unclean and would not have anything at all to do with them.  The main point of this vision isn’t God telling Peter to eat unclean food but for Peter to put his bias against non-Jews behind him, the message of the Gospel was for all people.  The Jews considered themselves only as God’s people and they were the chosen of people of God before Christ.  But the sacrifice of Christ was for all people not just the Jews.  And early Jewish converts had a hard time accepting non Jews into the church.  One of the first controversies that arose was over Jewish Christians trying to force Gentiles to accept Judaism before they were accepted into the church.  People are going to disagree with me but Judaism is dead.  Judaism rejects Christ and since Christ is the only Way to heaven Judaism is a dead religion. 

    This type of bias didn’t die with the Jew’s early European white Christians consider other races as inferior.  Many refuse to evangelize to non-whites.  In their eyes they became the chosen people of God.  That was why it was easy for them to justify slavery and colonization.  In their eyes non-whites were inferior and God allowed them to be subject to whites.  No where close to what the Bible teaches.  In fact Europe has become mostly secular why it is in the former colonies of Africa and Asia that Christianity is really exploding today.

    Christian bias today in America often comes in the form of bias against non-Christians.  God loves everyone even though all are not his children.  The Bible is clear that believers are his children but anyone can become child of God once they become a believer but how can they become believers unless someone tells them the Gospel.  That means the homosexual, the prostitute, the alcoholic, the drug user and once they become a believer they should be welcomed with open arms by other believers but that is were the problems begin.  New believers often receive a cold shoulder from lifelong believers.  You can read what Jesus says about pushing a new child in God away in Luke 17:2.  Don’t be that person.  We are to reach out to all people.  When they become a Christian they are a new person In Christ.  They are no longer John the drug user they are John the child of God.  You want to get God very angry at you push one of these new believers away because you can’t get past your bias.

    Cornelius was not just a Gentile but a Roman Army officer.  The Jews hated the Romans.  The Romans had conquered Israel in 63 B.C. and subjected the people of Israel to Roman rule and Roman taxes.  The province of Judea was allowed to have their own rulers but they were puppets of the Romans including the High Priest and the Jewish Council, many of which had paid the Romans for their positions.  It was the Romans who selected who would be High Priest going entirely against the Mosaic Law.  All of this built up into deep resentment of the Romans by the common people of Israel.  So for Peter to go to this man was a big step of going against generations of hatred and bias.

      We have to move past the past bias and hatred of those before us to reach all people.  Mankind of all races and nations have a history of doing evil to their fellow man.  This is part of the fall of man from the grace of God but once we become believers we have to put the past behind us to embrace all believers of race and nationality.  God is the God of the whole world not just of one race or nationality. 

    The city of Caesarea was a symbol of the corruption of the Jewish hierocracy.  Herod named the city in honor of Caesar Augustus.  Herod turned the city into a major sea port and built pagan temples in honor of the gods of Rome.  Herod himself was a puppet of the Romans as were his sons that replaced him.  The High Priest himself was a puppet of this corrupt union.  The Old Testament requirements were completing ignored by these people and it was this group of people that was persecuting the new church of Christ.  Once you realize this it makes the hostility toward Christ and the disciples even more revealing.  It was this corrupt system that tried Christ and crucified Him.  It was this corrupt system that persecuted the early church and the charge usually leveled against them was blasphemy. 

    We are expected to be a pure church before God and keep the corruption of the outside world out.  Our foundation is Christ and our guideline is the Word of God.  If it is contrary to the Word of God we need to put it out of lives and the church.

    At the end of the chapter we see Cornelius’s household accept the message of Christ, receive the Holy Spirit and be baptized.  There is much debate over both receiving the Holy Spirit and water baptism.  My belief is we receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion.  Baptism of the Holy Spirit is when we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us.  Many believe if you don’t speak in tongues and show signs of the Holy Spirit you really aint saved.  I don’t believe this.  The Bible says some are given the gift of speaking in tongues and some are given other gifts.  It never says all will speak in tongues.

    Water baptism is not needed for salvation either.  We are saved by the blood of Christ not water.  Water baptism is a symbolic act.  It is an outward confession of a inward act.  It is symbolic of us dying to our old selves and rising out of the water clean and as a new creatures in Christ.  It is a public confession of our new faith in Christ.  But one thing you will notice is that it always happens immediately after conversion.  It is never put off until later.  We don’t need to add things to salvation.  We are saved by grace through faith as Paul puts it later on.



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    Sat, Apr 16th - 12:42AM

    Acts 9



    Acts 9

    Chapter 9 is mainly about the story of the conversion of Saul and the last few verses tell the story of Peter healing Aeneas and raising Tabitha from the dead.

    When Luke is writing this most people had probably heard knew who Paul was and probably had heard about his conversion.  Luke here is telling the official story of the conversion of Saul.

    We first hear of Saul at the stoning of Stephen when he holds the coats of those who do the stoning and then he goes on to lead the persecution against the early Christians.  In chapter 8 it says he dragged out men and women and put them in prison.  We think of prison today we think of a building with bars, with food, a bed, it is heated but in these days a prison was a rough place to be.  They were dungeons really and it is no doubt some of these people died in prison and we don’t know what happened to them after they were put on trial by the Jews if they had one, but the main point is that Saul had the blood of Christians on his hands.

    So why did God chose Saul.  Why did he single him out to be the Apostle to the Gentiles.  We really don’t know but Saul was the one God chose.  Look at Moses, before leading the Hebrews out of Egypt he had killed a man and fled to the desert.  David was called a man after God’s own heart but yet he had a man killed so he can have his wife who was already pregnant by him.  The 12 disciples of Jesus were not perfect men.  They had some serious flaws.  But in all this cases God knew their hearts.  They had made mistakes we all have but God looks past our mistakes to see who we can be.  All of these men repented of their sins and God forgave them and used them for his purpose.  When we come to Christ and repent of our sins our past is forgotten about when we are born again our old lives are past we are new creations in Christ. 

    You know who has a hard time forgotten our past?  Fellow believers.  I was once a heavy drinker and a casual drug user but that is who I was not who I am now.  I know God has forgiven me of my past but unfortunaly some in the church have hard time getting past that.  Some of the hardest people to deal with are those who have grown up going to church because they have not lived the sinful lives a lot of us have so they look down on others that have.  But you know what the Bible says, all have sinned.  If you have told a lie you are just as guilty as someone who has committed murder.  Sin is sin.  It is all rebellion against the will of God but thank God he provided away for us to escape the penalty of sin.  Jesus Christ who became our sin sacrifice so we would not have to suffer the penalty of rejecting God which is hell.



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    Fri, Apr 15th - 12:46AM

    Romans 16



    Romans 16

    In chapter 16 Paul is completing his letter to the Roman church.  He takes a few minutes to acknowledge all those who are working behind the scenes to make things happen.  For so of these people it is their only mention in the Bible and then they fade away back into history.  In any ministry there is a group of people that makes it happen.  I recently read the autobiography of Billy Graham and one thing that struck me was how much time he spent in the book giving praise to his dozens of workers behind the scenes and some of these people had been with him for 50 years or more.  That is unheard of today.

    In verses 17-19 Paul takes a break from acknowledgment of his fellow workers to give a warning about false teaching.  Romans is believed to had been written in AD 56 or AD 57 not even 30 years after the death of Christ and already false teaching was a problem and it is a problem today.  Our standard for everything is the Word of God.  If anyone teaches anything contrary to the Word of God you need to flee from them. 

    Sometimes false teaching comes from ignorance of the scripture, sometimes we have hustlers in the church seeking to get power and wealth off of naïve followers, and sometimes we have churches and leaders letting a political or social agenda cloud their judgment.  We have to stand on the Word of God no matter how unpopular or politically un-correct the message might be to our modern society.  Abortion and homosexual marriage is two hot button issues but no matter the reaction from society we have to make a stand on the Word of God.

    In verse 25 Paul mentions the mystery.  The mystery was God’s plans to reconcile the world to him through the death of Christ on the cross.  It brought the Gentiles back into the fold of God.  I have heard some false teachers say the death of Christ was a accident.  That he crossed paths with the wrong people and it cost him his life.  Garbage.  Christ was the Son of God nothing was a accident it was planned all along that he would die on the cross for us as a sin sacrifice for the world.  People who say such things show a real ignorance of the scripture.  Don’t be led away by such ignorance of the scripture.  Study for yourselves the scripture to learn what it says.



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    Thu, Apr 14th - 12:35AM

    Acts 5



    Acts

    Chapter 5

      Verses 1-11 tell the story of Ananias and Sapphira who sold a piece of property and lied about how much they sold it for.  We don’t know why these two are singled out.  Surely they weren’t the only ones in the early church who had sinned.  It very well could be they were made a example out of to perhaps show that God still judged sin.  There was a belief in the early church and it still persists today that when Christ died on the cross that the whole world was saved and that everyone is going to heaven no matter what.  This belief is called Universal Salvation.  It is of course a lie. This is just my own thoughts perhaps God was showing that he still judged sin and will punish sin.

    The rest of the chapter deals with the early disciples dealing with the continued persecution of the Jewish leaders.  The leaders have the Apostles arrested but they are rescued by a angel a commanded to continue to preach.  They are re-arrested and I love Peters response in verse 29.

    29But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men. (NASB)

    In these days the Romans ruled the world and the Jewish leaders ruled over the people of Israel.  This was a smack right at their authority.  Now Peter isn’t given us permission to disobey civil authority.  In fact later on in the Bible we are told to obey civil authority by Paul.  But if the law of man and the law of God clashes we have to obey God.  We find this going on today with issues like abortion, homosexual marriage and other issues.  Our standard as Christians is the Word of God over the word of man no matter how unpopular it might be.

    We see at the end of the chapter that the Jews release the Apostles after following the advice of Gamaliel but first they had them flogged which was no small deal.  If you have seen the movie “Passion of the Christ” one of the scenes was Jesus being flogged in graphic detail.  It was a very painful act.  In fact people often died from the flogging but yet the Apostles rejoiced that they had been considered worthy to suffer for His name.

    You imagine that, rejoicing for being beaten.  Anybody that lived in that time knew how brutal these beatings were.  They were often done in public as a warning to others.  In the West the idea of persecution is very alien to us.  In fact most of our churches preaches about prosperity and blessings not persecution but at the same time in other places persecution is a real thing for Christians in communists and Muslim countries.  I tell you that is real faith.  Standing up for Christ no matter if it might cost you your life.  I would put these Christians up against any name it and claim word of faith preacher.  Look at the Apostles in the last verse of chapter 5 it says they kept right on teaching in preaching.  That is real faith. 



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    Wed, Apr 13th - 1:15AM

    2 Corinthians 2:17



    2 Corinthians 2

    17 You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us. (NLT)

    I really like how the NLT puts it, hucksters or we could say hustlers and we know they are out there.  Our so called Christian TV channels are full of them and so is our mega-churches.  Professional wolves in sheep clothing.  I am picking on TV and mega-churches because that is where the money is at.  I aint saying every preacher in a mega-church or on TV is a hustler but that is where you will find the majority of them.  Aint to many small country church preachers getting rich of their church members.

    The Word of God is the standard for everything.  Jesus and his disciples lived very meager lives.  They didn’t live in fancy houses they weren’t rich.  They gave up everything to preach the Word of God.  I aint saying our pastors should be John the Baptist living in the wilderness eating honey and locust but I am saying don’t be deceived.  We are expected to judge everything according to the Word of God including our leaders.  If they don’t measure up replace them.  If your church is built around one person then you probably have problems because I bet you if that person is removed the church will fall apart which says a lot because the foundation of any church should be Christ not one person.  Take Joel Osteen out of Lakewood Church would it continue to stand or fall?  Is that church built around Christ or Joel Osteen?  I am afraid a lot of our churches have built a cult of personality around its leaders.



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    Tue, Apr 12th - 12:57AM

    1 Corinthians 15:51,52



    51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    Some like to argue that the word rapture is never used in the Bible and this is true.  The word rapture is never used.  It is a word used to describe a event described several times in the Bible and this is one of those places.

    Don’t be fooled by those who say otherwise Jesus is coming back to bring the believers home and to judge those who rejected Him.  The only real question in life is where will you stand on Judgment Day.  Are you ready to stand before the Judgment Seat of God?



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    Mon, Apr 11th - 12:36AM

    1 Corinthians 15:34



    34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame

    There are over 6 billion people in the world.  Over 2 billion claims to be Christian.  That means there are 4 billion people who are not Christian and going to hell.  The question you have to ask yourself as a Christian are you  comfortable knowing that many people are going to hell.  Have you done your part?  You might not be called to be a preacher or evangelist but we are all called to be witnesses of Christ.



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    Sat, Apr 9th - 1:16AM

    1 Corinthians 15:14



    14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

    There are certain beliefs that are key to the Christian faith.

    Jesus is the Son of God

    Jesus was born of a virgin.

    Jesus lived a sinless life.

    Jesus died on the cross.

    Jesus rose again on the third day.

    Jesus will return in the future.

    Jesus is the only way to salvation by faith in him.

    A lot of people have hard time with the resurrection.  They are looking at it from a human perspective.  If we believe God is a supernatural God that created life why can’t we believe he holds power over life and death.

    Why is the resurrection of Christ important.

    It shows the deity of Christ.

    It shows he holds the authority over life and death.

    It shows that we to have hope of life after death.

    If Christ didn’t rise again then our faith is foolishness.  We are worshipping a dead legend but we know that aint true.

    The Romans put hundreds of people to death on the cross, if Christ didn’t rise again then he was just another criminal put to death by Rome.  If Christ didn’t rise again then Christ was a liar because he said he would.  If Christ didn’t rise again then all the Disciples are liars because they said he did.  But we know that he did rise again and is seated at the right hand of God and that he will return someday to claim his church and to judge the world of its wickedness. 

     

     

     

     



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    Fri, Apr 8th - 12:24AM

    1 Corinthians 15:9-11



    9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

    10But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

    11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

    Paul literally had blood on his hands.  We know he played a small part in the death of Stephen but after that he took a very active role in the persecution of the church.  He had many people arrested for being Christian.  It isn’t told how many of these Christians died after being arrested.  But yet God chose him to be his messenger. 

    Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt but before that he fled Egypt because he had killed a man.  David had a man killed to cover up the fact he had gotten his wife pregnant but David was called a man after God’s heart.

    Does God have a place in his heart for murderers?  Well yes and no.  God has a place in his heart for repentive murderers.  In fact God has a place for all repentive sinners.  We all have sinned.  We are all worthy of the penalty of sin which is death but God provided away for us to escape the penalty of sin, His Son Jesus who died on the cross for our sins that all who believe in him might have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

     

     



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    Thu, Apr 7th - 1:16AM

    1 Corinthians 15:1-8



    1 Corinthians 15

    1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

    2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

    6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

    7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

    You know we need to study the whole Bible and there is a time and place for sermons on different types of subjects but the primary subject being taught in any church should be salvation in Christ.  That Christ died for our sins, that he arose again and that he is returning some day to bring the believers home and to judge the lost.

     The problem is to many churches preach a watered down message to avoid offended anyone.  Did Christ offend anyone?  You better believe He did, enough that they wanted him dead.  The lost need to understand they are lost and going to hell unless they accept Christ as their Savior.  You know Billy Graham preached for over 50 years and he preached one message over and over again.  Repent and be saved.  If you read the Bible what did John the Baptist and Jesus both preach?  Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.

    To many of our churches, especially the mega-churches, have become entertainment centers.  Where there is a Starbucks, a game room and stage instead of a altar.  You can come and see a drama and the pastor or head disciple as they are sometimes called now might give you a quick 5 minute lesson.

    I was checking out one mega-church, well I can’t call them a church because they chose not to refer to themselves as a church and they didn’t call their services services they called them lessons on Christianity.  You had a choice between Christianity 101 or 201 based on your level of experience.   

    Come on man what has happened to the Church of God?  What is wrong when we can’t call it a church or a worship service?  What happened to Spirit led preachers of the Word that stand in the pulpit and deliver the Word of God with fire like they mean it?

    Give me that Old Time Religion.  You know the one found in the Bible.

     

     

     

     



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    Wed, Apr 6th - 12:34AM

    1 Corinthians 14:20



    1 Corinthians 14

    20Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men

    We are expected to study the Word of God.  In fact in other places we are commanded to study the Word of God.  It is a commandment to study.  By prayer and daily study is how we grow to be mature Christians strong in the Word of God and not easily persuaded by false teaching.



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    Tue, Apr 5th - 12:21AM

    1 Corinthians 13:11



    11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

    We are expected to grow in our spiritual lives just as we grow as adults.  Accepting Christ as our Savior is the first step in a life long journey with him.  So many Christians never move past that first step.  They never grow and so many don’t want to grow.  To grow takes work they don’t want to do.  To grow we must develop a habit of Bible Study and prayer daily. 



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    Mon, Apr 4th - 1:24AM

    1 Corinthians 12:28



    28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:

    first are apostles,
    second are prophets,
    third are teachers,
    then those who do miracles,
    those who have the gift of healing,
    those who can help others,
    those who have the gift of leadership,
    those who speak in unknown languages. (NLT)

    We all have a role to play in the Church of God.  And when I say Church of God I mean the worldwide community of believers.  You might not be a preacher or teacher but you can be helper.  The majority of churches have volunteers who help out with the thousands of little tasks that has to be done to keep a church operating.  Point is we all have been called to help spread the Gospel even if it is assisting the church in daily operations so it can spread the Gospel.  God never told us to do nothing. 



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    Sun, Apr 3rd - 1:28AM

    1 Corinthians 12:7



    1 Corinthians 12:7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. (NLT)

    Here it says we are all given a spiritual gift.  The sad truth is that so many Christians never use their gift.  They are more than happy to come to church every Sunday set through a hour long service go home and never get involved with the church whatsoever.  They can care less that sinners are spiritually dead all around them, they do not want to get involved.  How selfish.  Christ died for you but you can’t get off of your lazy butt to further the Gospel.



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    Sat, Apr 2nd - 12:50AM

    1 Corinthians 10:21



    21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils

    To many Christians try to live in both worlds.  They want play Christian on Sunday morning then live their lives like they never heard of God the rest of the week.  They are often called Sunday Christians.

    It doesn’t work like that.  You are either all in or you are not.



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