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Answering a skeptic

Posted: July 29, 2015 in Jesus, Witnessing

Question:

There are millions of Gods that all have individual and a personal name. Recommend one I should cling to? Thanks.

Answer:

If you are asking this with a humble heart rather than a smug pride know that you are not far from the one true God. There are millions of wrong answers to the question “what is 1 + 1″ (using base 10 math) but there is only one correct answer. You can know God and be reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ the Messiah. All of the vile sins that you have committed in your life, that will otherwise be rightly punished, will be washed away and you will be made a brand new creation.

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. -Romans 5:7 

I’ll never forget the time a brother I was with helped clean diarrhea off an elderly, mentally handicap homeless women in a Detroit ghetto.  I’ve long forgotten the exact message we preached open air in the park that day, but I will never forget that daring expression of Christ’s love and how it portrays him cleaning us of our own filth.

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If the righteous scarcely be saved what will come of the ungodly?  If the true believer (elect) barely escapes this thing intact what will happen to the apostate?  A  very real blindness and drunken stupor has and does overtake christendom as we speak, do not be careless dear believer as it may then overtake you too.

Do not get distracted with the cares of the world, fleeting riches, temporal pleasures.  Thank God if you have times of comfort, rest, peace, or abundance but do NOT let these things be a snare that distract you and take your eyes off of Jesus.  Stay close, stay humble, stay in the word, stay thankful, stay in the prayer closet.  Stay sober, stay awake and alert.  If you fall into sin or go off course turn back immediately by the grace of God. Be alert and on guard of your own soul and that of your brethren.  We can, must, and will overcome by the grace of God.

Preaching to myself as much as anyone else here.

Witnessing to the pastors kid

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Jesus, Witnessing

Mike just came to the door.  He goes around selling meat from the back of a truck.   I got to witness to him, his dad is a pastor.  He’s not following the Lord right now but he “will get back into it one day”.  I’ve GOT TO start keeping tracts by the door again.  SERIOUSLY.

For those who are looking for opportunities to share the Gospel, start with anybody who comes to your door.  They are on your turf, don’t be timid but bold in the Lord!

On a side note, if you want to understand how much judgment America is under, just look at this kid that came by today.  Even if he “gets back into it one day”, I wonder what he will get back into.  Churchianity? A fleeced checkbook? A pew? A powerless half gospel?  Truth is fallen in the streets.

 

The very act of preaching is a declaration of faith. The hearers can see faith in the preacher, as they are confronted by the faith of the preacher. They are confronted, both, by the message, and by the faith of the one who preaches it. The faith that compels a man to preach, and is then manifested in his preaching, is a flaming torch and a light in the spiritual realm. It’s like he is establishing a beachhead of faith, in hostile territory. He is like a forerunner of faith. People see that this man or woman really believes in Jesus enough to throw away their own standing in the world by preaching Jesus. People see a man or woman who is not ashamed of Jesus. They can then consider why they are ashamed of Jesus. They see someone who believes. They can then consider if they also should believe. They see someone who has denied themselves and taken up their cross, so they can consider whether they also should deny themselves and take up their cross. ~ Ian Vincent

Don’t be ashamed of Jesus.  Powerful song at http://www.dougtanner.com/fr_thykingdom.cfm