Jeremiah 17 9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 10I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Frank...brother.. thank you. I have a thought. . If someone can't do Christmas without a Christmas tree, they should seriously contemplate whether or not they are worshiping it. I know in my case, it seemed like it wouldn't be Christmas without one. I read Jeremiah in a new way last year. No tree this year.
Real Reasons For Hope In This Evil Age This sermon should encourage every born again believer who hears it, and should draw every unbeliever to repentance for his or her sins. But the sermon by Pastor Doug is mainly aimed, I believe, for born again believers like myself who sometimes are overwhelmed and discouraged by the ungodly, unjust, and downright depraved and unconscionable actions of our present period of history. Pastor Doug warns us not to expect these wrongdoings to just go away. He tells us that good and evil will exist side by side, possibly for a long time. However, Almighty God, the Ultimate Fisher of Men, is casting out a net drawing all of his creation ("fishes") to himself, and once the net is full, there will be an emptying of the "net". Some will go to glory to worship him forever, and (based on Matthew XXV) others will go to "eternal fire" to experience the fire that cannot be quenched. We who are in the Lord have the privilege of access to the throne of grace, as well as the promise and substance of eternal life with Him. We pray with thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life with the Lamb that has been freely given us through no merit of our own. Jesus will return to take the Church into the presence of the Father. The sermon ends with a passionate crescendo of encouragement.
Great Sermon! hmm is it possible that rap/ hip hop is similar to a form of COUNTRY MUSIC..? except the grabbing of crotch.
remember the JOHNNY CASH song A BOY NAMED SUE? did he SING or RAP the 'melody' and played the guitar throughout
I say this because many blacks, (since I am one, I could say this) came from the old south, and early rappers never sang, but 'talked' just like SQUARE DANCE CALLERS through the music. In the late 70s, when DISCO started to die, they had to think of something else, that was cheap and didn't require a complete band. Even early rappers were DISCO DJs and didn't get on stage like modern rappers
Its possible that young people are getting dangerous (for men) antidepressants because of the misuse of their sexuality and the soul ties that ensues--80% of the wild men who shot up buildings and people were on these, starting with COLUMBINE High School while women on them tend to not have this problem, but are without a boyfriend or husband, unlike previous generations. They even use the term SINGLE when they are without a boyfriend when the previous generations would say they are single until they are MARRIED, NOT IN LIMBO (similar to a 14-25 yo).. in fact, its not a good way to raise a family for more than one generation
Jim Lincoln wrote: For greed to be reigned in, it sometimes take laws, Penny. Apparently, Mike, the parents of 26 year old kids, like the idea of keeping on their insurance, no doubt the "kids," do to in Massachusetts, Want a Glimpse of Obamacare? Look at Massachusetts I have seen a thread through articles like these, that reigning in costs of healthcare is going to be a problem that are going to have to be looked at.
1)More insured, but no more doctors, means more costs of healthcare.
2)Requirement for all polices to cover things not needed or wanted means more costs of healthcare.
3)People covered for everything will go to the emergency room for really serious things like slivers or colds. These will be in addition to the ones without insurance who already do it. This increases the costs of healthcare.
Only in your imagination will greed be reigned in. Greed and the force of law, not demand of the people, is driving Obamacare.
Without lies, it would never have got off the ground. If it was truly a good thing, it wouldn't need false witness, would it? Consider:
21Â Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
I could not find the word necklacing in the king James bible ????
Unprofitable Servant wrote: I would be reluctant to say that a verse written in Jeremiah about 2 millennium before there was such thing as a Christmas tree, applies aptly to it. Not defending Christmas trees, just they are not the object of worship or affixed with hammers. I think if we are going to rightly divide the word of truth, we should not be saying Jeremiah 10 speaks against Christmas trees. What think ye?
I agree brother. I have never heard of anyone esteeming or worshipping a Christmas tree or even associating them with Christ. To me and to most they are simply ornaments; no more, no less. Now, I am not sure of the origin of these types of things, but if someone doesn't think they should have them, then they shouldn't have them. It is like the saying "God bless you" when someone sneezes. If they know the origin and they think they are blaspheming God, then don't do it.
Anyway, thanks for your comment. It caused me to read Jeremiah chapter 10. I have probably read that chapter several times in my lifetime and never thought it was referring to a Christmas tree. BUT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING and one could argue it.
Give a listen Thanks for bringing this out.
I disagree with you on Romanism ...but will give you 100% for this program.
The evangelical church is star struck just like the world.
No difference at all.
I would be reluctant to say that a verse written in Jeremiah about 2 millennium before there was such thing as a Christmas tree, applies aptly to it. Not defending Christmas trees, just they are not the object of worship or affixed with hammers. I think if we are going to rightly divide the word of truth, we should not be saying Jeremiah 10 speaks against Christmas trees. What think ye?
As to the birth of our Lord, I believe it should be a cause for daily thanksgiving. We should ever be thankful that the Creator of the whole universe, adored in heaven by seraphims and worshiped by the saints, would leave its glory and splendor and take upon Him the restrictions and limitations of human flesh. That He would voluntarily subject the free exercise of His divine attributes to His Father and live for over 33 years among the rebels of humanity. He suffered under manifold temptations, weariness, hungry, thirst, grief, sorrow, and much more. He was beaten, afflicted, mocked, spit upon, betrayed, and crucified but always kept the goal and joy of redeeming His sheep at the forefront of all He endured. He who knew no sin became my sin substitute because He willing became a babe in Bethlehem. May God give us grace to be ever thankful to Him for His unspeakable gift.