Archive for August, 2019

Our joy

August 15, 2019

If you want joy, think about the fact that Jesus took all your sins away on the cross, and has freely given you eternal life, and is coming soon, and you’ll live with Him forever.

 

Isn’t our joy connected to how much we love the Lord and His people?

Interest in souls

August 15, 2019

My interest in politics is limited to my interest in their souls.

Syncretism

August 15, 2019

Commented on Facebook:

 

Much of the fake stuff comes from Africa.

 

Just as in South America, where they mixed Catholicism with voodoo, so in Africa they mixed the fake prosperity gospel they saw on TV coming from America, with their tribal traditions of shamanism and witch doctors.

 

The result is superstition. Type Amen and share 7 times and money will come today. That’s a witch doctor in a Pentecostal suit and tie.

Two edged sword

August 14, 2019

The same truth which encourages, challenges and convicts a real Christian, makes a fake Christian feel threatened.

Reliant

August 14, 2019

Christians should become more and more reliant on the Holy Spirit, not only in spiritual matters, but in practical matters also.

Test

August 14, 2019

If you’re a true Christian your Christianity is going to be put to the test to reveal that it is actually true.

The replay will be boring

August 13, 2019

Don’t spend your whole life just talking, because the replay on judgment day will be too boring for everyone to watch.

Topical

August 13, 2019

Prominent “leaders” renouncing their faith.

 

When a few people fall away from apostate churches that is NOT the “great falling away”.

 

The great falling away is when the majority think apostate churches and preachers are wonderful.

 

 

 

 

Stage-crafted

August 12, 2019

Emotions are normal, but not the manufactured emotions of the stage-crafted “church”.

To the non-Christian

August 12, 2019

God impresses upon your heart that the Bible is true.

 

Now, what do you do with that?

 

Where do you go from here?

 

What do you do now?

 

Because, if the Bible is true, then where do you stand?

 

If you’re a normal person, and the Bible is true, then you’re in BIG trouble.

 

So, is your response to just hope the Bible isn’t true?

Fulfilling it

August 12, 2019

Jesus gives every one of His disciples a ministry.

 

We need to check up with Him daily that we are indeed fulfilling it.

Selfless

August 11, 2019

In Jesus we see a uniquely selfless Person, and we note that after three and a half years of His ministry, which affected an entire nation, his only possessions were the clothes on his back. He gave and gave and gave, seeking nothing for Himself. That is unique. You won’t find such a perfectly selfless Person as this anywhere, and yet He calls us to follow Him.

A “real” church

August 11, 2019

I would not be rude or offensive to observe that the majority of the body of Christ has been conditioned to think that a church without a band, song leader or “worship service” is not a real church, and perhaps so different it could be dangerous. I think this is a realistic assessment.

 

It doesn’t mean there’s necessarily anything wrong with these things, but if one thinks these things are what makes a church a “real” church, then they’re still, at best, very immature.

Dear Pastor

August 11, 2019

Dear Pastor

 

Did you know there’s only one example of a head Pastor over a church in the New Testament?

 

Here it is:

 

 

 

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church.

 

3 John 1:9

 

Diotrephes has two faults, according to the text.

 

1. He makes himself the sole leader or head pastor of that church.

 

2. He maintains his position by banning anyone who could challenge his ungodly actions. He maintains his “pastorship” over the church by an iron hand so that no one can question what he is doing.

 

The epistle doesn’t mention Diotrephes’ motives, but it’s simply the sinful flesh: desire to have authority over others, desire to be important, and desire to use people for one’s own financial gain.

 

In the New Testament record you will never find a church with one Pastor, or a senior Pastor with junior Pastors under him.

 

You don’t find it there for good reason.

 

God had the wisdom and foresight to prevent the Diotrephes of this world from taking the preeminence in His church.

Which version of the truth would you like?

August 8, 2019

When there’s a mass shooting, the media first has to ascertain his religious and political affiliations so they’ll know which way to spin the story, or whether they should make an issue of those affiliations, or cover them up.

 

Tell me it’s not true.

Truthful word

August 8, 2019

Truth is the nature of God”s word.

 

Just like the nature of water is that it’s wet.

 

The nature of God’s word is that it’s true.

 

Jesus said the Father’s word is truth.

 

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17

 

Firstly, humbly accept all of God’s words as truth.

 

If not, you don’t believe He is true.

 

It’s personal.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember

August 8, 2019

Christian, remember how faithful the Lord Jesus has been to you.

Great work

August 8, 2019

One of the great miracles of God is how a Christian can live in this world but not be influenced by it.

 

How Christians can live and thrive in a hostile spiritual environment is purely a great work of God.

Who is a liar?

August 7, 2019

You don’t have to tell a straight out lie to be a liar, you simply need to believe things which aren’t true and propagate those beliefs.

It’s Him

August 6, 2019

Our true gifts of the Spirit surprise us, because we know it’s Him, not us.