A challenge for every disciple

September 18, 2018

A challenge for every disciple of Jesus is how to make a life in a world where you don’t belong.

How many rooms?

September 18, 2018

“The city was shaped like a cube, because it was just as high as it was wide. When the angel measured the city, it was about 2,400 kilometers high and 2,400 kilometers wide.”
(Revelation 21:16)

 

Anyone good at maths who can calculate approximately how many rooms in this city?

The process of delusion

September 18, 2018

I’ve personally known a number of Christians who’ve slipped into a state of delusion, and in every case I’ve noted that they had much good fruit in their life, very evident fruit of the Spirit, BUT there was something they would not let go, some sin they kept justifying or ignoring, and, as well, in every case, they gradually withdrew from the reality of real, accountable relationships. It didn’t happen overnight. But one morning they woke up and they were not the same person they were before, the lie they previously tried to cover for, they now believe.

Was it worth the pain?

September 17, 2018

A million years from now, when all the redeemed of the ages are living together in the Holy City, and someone asks Jesus, “Lord, do you think all the pain you went through was worth it?”

What do you think He’s going to say?

Limited time offer

September 17, 2018

Don’t miss out on eternal life, the offer is for a limited time.

The long wait for the Bible?

September 17, 2018

I  replied to a brother:

No, the church did not have to “wait” 400 years to get the Bible, manuscripts were in circulation among the churches from the time of the Apostles.

And even when or if a church only had a few manuscripts, due to the harmony of scripture, that was enough to keep them anchored to the truth of the Gospel.

Just say you’ve only ever read one of the Gospels and one of the Epistles. IF you believe what you have read and put it into practice you will surely not go wrong.

If a person does not believe in the authority of scripture it will make no difference whether they have only two books of the Bible, or the whole Bible.

And, if they believe in the authority of Scripture, and they only have two books of the Bible, they will surely not go wrong.

Expectation

September 15, 2018

What is your expectation of God?

Boring worship

September 14, 2018

I wonder if the Holy Spirit finds the monotonous, repetitive modern worship as boring as we do?

Clean house

September 14, 2018

You like to live in a clean house, right?

Well, so does God.

Good pleasure

September 14, 2018

May the LORD fulfill all His good pleasure in you today.

Better Kingdom

September 13, 2018

It’s a better Kingdom. Until we are convinced it is a better Kingdom we won’t seek it, we will be content with what the world has to offer.

God does the reconciling

September 13, 2018

The impossibility of man saving himself meant that if man was going to be reconciled to God it could only be possible if God does the reconciling. This He did by the death of His Son on the Cross.

The work of God

September 13, 2018

Prayer is, essentially, an acknowledgment of the work of God. The person who believes that God works in people’s lives prays for people, prays for His work in their lives.

Commitment

September 13, 2018

Simple, elemental church. Freedom to gather, freedom to associate. But there is one thing we are not free to do: we are not free to fellowship without commitment to at least a few brothers or sisters. This would be an abuse of our freedom. To just come and go, floating around like a leaf on the wind, with no real commitment to anyone is not New Testament faith – a real disciple of Jesus does not do that, he follows his Master’s example in laying down his life for his friends. Real love is only recognized in real commitment, and in commitment to pray for those you are in fellowship with.

All together

September 11, 2018

No individual Christian has it all together; reason being so that all together we can have it all together.

The most frightening experience

September 11, 2018

The most frightening experience any man or woman will experience is the wrath of God.

An honor

September 11, 2018

If someone holds you to a higher standard, or expects more from you, it’s an honor.

 

Then, apply this to God expecting more from us.

Otherwise, they would never know

September 10, 2018

If we try to convince others we are wonderful it must be because if we didn’t tell them they would never know.

If it’s any consolation

September 10, 2018

Everyone has to walk by faith, if it’s any consolation.

Strange Allergy

September 10, 2018

Allergic to God’s Word: not listed in the medical books, but a real malady just the same.