Connor wrote: Steve, sorry for what I said, please forgive me, my aim in life is not to tear people down, what MS has told me is from the scriptures, so I'm at fault for the name calling. MS thank you for the exhortation, thank you for being a true sister that is not ashamed to stand for Christ. Laybug thanks for the link, I'll read it tomorrow, and thanks for the encouragement.
Tell me what you said, and I will tell you if I forgive you. Sounds like you at first didnt feel you said anything wrong, which tells me your pretend friends hit the report abuse abuse key on you. I say that because they never hit the report abuse key on each other and believe they have said some pretty naughty things
Rnel wrote: Penned wrote: buffoonery and dealt with the character of the situation (wasn't someone here today lamenting no one will get to the character of the situation?), then we'd stop with the WWIII Rosh madness and deal within with our problems. our problems have become a stench. What do you mean by Gog and Magog? I know about Ezek 38 - 39 Trying to understand what you said about that?
I think Penny is just concerned about Christian complacence in geomilitary affairs, implying the current NATO military buildup against Russia is partially being justified by neocon promoters of the dispensational accusation that Russia is Gog. Since Gog is the bad guy, bloodshed can be falsely supported.
btw- Talk to scholars at a yeshiva, and ask them who Gog of today is. It will surprise you
Connor, I'm going to tell you a story today via email with the hopes of perking you up a bit, giving you some inspiration and energy, mental and spiritual. You need to know that you're far from alone and what another has been through and made it through without ever waning in faith, even though most would have.
Great Sermon! Bro. Rick, I want to thank you for sharing your messages here outside of your own congregation. They really help carry me through my days. You preach in such a down to earth manner in the midst of the loftiness of God's breathed out Word. You don't preach so high above my head that I'm unable to grasp it and pull it to myself in this season of my life. Thank you.
Summary, Part 4 (final) CORPORATE ADMONISHMENT [52:41]. For Paul, one important purpose in the corporate singing of God‚Äôs praise in our Lord‚Äôs Day worship is our mutual instruction and admonishment in Christian doctrine (Col 3:16). He presumes a few facts about public worship that are not common to the thinking of many Christians today: that teaching and admonishment are corporate, not by proxy; that psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs should be doctrinally sound if they would instruct and admonish; and that we must know divine truth if we would edify each other through our corporate singing. We meet an important principle here: a shallow understanding of God and His truth leads invariably to shallow worship. The height of our worship correlates to the depth of our understanding of divine truth. CONCLUDING LESSONS [56:15]: 1. Mutual exhortation is crucial to our church‚Äôs perseverance and progress. Do you need to be a Barnabas to a struggling Christian? 2. Mutual admonition is key to our church‚Äôs holiness and happiness: it‚Äôs an expression of love, both giving and receiving (Ps 6:23, 15:31, 13:18).
Summary, Part 3 BROTHERLY LOVE ALSO ADMONISHES [39:24]. INDIVIDUAL ADMONISHMENT. The New Testament word translated ‚Äėadmonish‚Äô means ‚Äėto warn or instruct, as giving instructions in regard to belief or behavior‚Äô. Admonition is the duty of Christians as Christ‚Äôs under-shepherds (cf. Acts 20:31). Admonition is a component of faithful gospel preaching (Col 1:28). But it is also the responsibility of the brethren (1 Thes 5:14). The unruly are to be admonished because of their disorderliness. How necessary is this admonition in our day of radical independence! But do not regard your sinning brother as an unbeliever or even as an enemy, but as a beloved brother (2 Thes 3:14-15). We all have a duty to admonish brothers and sisters who are walking out of step with the word of God, and this means that we must be walking in step with it. Hypocrites hold no weight in others‚Äô consciences (Rom 15:14). Faithfulness and love sometimes sends us on a rescue mission to reclaim a wandering brother (Jas 5:19-20).
Summary, Part 2 Among the lessons: an encouraging person urges new believers with sober exhortations to remain steadfast in their faith and true to Christ; his power lies in his moral uprightness and his being filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith; God uses his gracious characteristics to bring others to the Lord; and he sees beyond a brother‚Äôs present failure to his future success. FURTHER, ENCOURAGEMENT MAY TAKE THE FORM OF ENTREATY [14:14]. Acts 14:21-22, 1 Thes 3:1-4 ‚Äď The disciples and were encouraged to continue in the faith on the grounds that tribulation comes along with it. Tenderness may at times demand urgent, imploring exhortation, especially when addressing the great issues of eternity (1 Thes 2:7-12, 5:11). HOW THIS WORKS OUT PRACTICALLY IN THE CHURCH [22:44]. Titus 2:3-4 ‚Äď Elderly Christians are called upon to offer their life wisdom to younger Christians. Notice that these exhortations are not to be occasional, but frequent. We have every Lord‚Äôs Day for this, and all our fellowship outside church as well (Heb 10:23-25). 1 Thes 5:14 ‚Äď The downcast especially need encouragement.
Summary, Part 1 We continue C. THE VARIOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF OUR MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITIES: OUR DUTY TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER IS EXPRESSED IN THE MANY ‚ÄėONE ANOTHER‚Äô EXHORTATIONS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT at 4. BROTHERLY LOVE ENCOURAGES AND ADMONISHES [starting at 1:29 of the audio]. The word family translated ‚Äėencourage‚Äô and ‚Äėencouragement‚Äô may be translated ‚Äėencouragement‚Äô, ‚Äėcomfort‚Äô, ‚Äėconsolation,‚Äô ‚Äėexhortation‚Äô, and sometimes ‚Äėentreaty‚Äô or ‚Äėappeal‚Äô. The literal meaning of the word is to be called alongside for the purpose of giving assistance or support. Jn 16:7 ‚Äď Christ is the great comforter, but He sends the Holy Spirit in His absence. Acts 4:36, 11:20-24 ‚Äď Barnabas is a wonderful model for Christian encouragement. In fact, his name means ‚Äėson of encouragement‚Äô.
I'm glad to read this. I've not patronized this store since they announced this ludicrous policy. It would be a blessing if they made the decision to no longer kowtow to those confused about such a simple, basic matter because of their rejection of the Bible.
From what it sounds like, the Lord is separating you from the world. Count it all joy my brother. Always remember this about the Lord who preceded you- Isiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. So it's no surprise that his saints would experience the same as him. For we are being conformed into his image unto sanctification daily as we walked with him. I'll tell you what, I'd rather have this than all the "friends" in the world. One things for sure when you experience the new birth... not many others have. And it's heartbreaking when you don't find hardly anyone else with the same joy. But it taught me not to find comfort in the flesh of others.
Personal prophecy My definition of prophecy is a propositional truth stating God‚Äôs revelation of future events or of secret matters through an individual (often known as a prophet or a seer. Anyone can publicly declare the words of the Bible (i.e., preach). On the other hand, no one can prophesy unless God supernaturally grants him a revelation.
Down again Chris, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, why would God allow all this to happen? If ever I doubted my faith it has been during these last two months, I've had much hurt, I just want it all to stop.
It's a gut tearing feeling really when you're skeptical of everyone, I put my self out, people took my generosity and basically threw me away, that's what it boils down to, they had enough and just used me, that's encouraging to know that most of the people you grew up with just completely cuts off all manner of communication, don't care, visit, call, e-mail, and when I e-mail they don't care to respond.
I didn't come to Christ to receive 5 star treatment, but this just seems to be too much, overwhelmed by guilt, grief, despair, depression...
For those who have friends, spend an hour thanking God for them, He only promised food and raiment, yet He blessed you with someone to encourage you and strengthen you, when you gather with the church look for people who are hurting, be a blessing to the church build one another up.
buffoonery and dealt with the character of the situation (wasn't someone here today lamenting no one will get to the character of the situation?), then we'd stop with the WWIII Rosh madness and deal within with our problems. our problems have become a stench.
What do you mean by Gog and Magog? I know about Ezek 38 - 39 Trying to understand what you said about that?