So many selfies and immoral acts are recorded with this device that the iPhone should be relabeled the "i"dolPhone! And I'm sure Apple's execs have long been aware of their devices "misuse." The upcoming iPhone X will be a big "success" especially to college students who would rather spend a $1000 on one of those than help their parents pay on their ridiculously high college loans.
Ezekiel 14:1-5 KJVÂ Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me. Â (2)Â And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Â (3)Â Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Â (4)Â Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; Â (5)Â That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
Great Sermon! Ephesians 6:5-8 KJVÂ Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Â (6)Â Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; Â (7)Â With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Â (8)Â Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
These football players are paid professionals. They are employees of the NFL. NFL stands for the NATIONAL Football League. The NFL is divided into two conferences: The NFC and the AFC. NFC stands for the NATIONAL Football Conference and AFC the AMERICAN Football Conference.
The NFL's customers are called AMERICANs. Those AMERICANs have many iconic items that unite them together but the two greatest ones are honored at the beginning of all of the AMERICANs NATIONAL sports venues.
One of the two greatest icons is a graphic on a white flag that has red bars and white stars in a blue square. It's called the NATIONAL Flag.
The second icon is the NATIONAL Anthem and is a song called The Star Spangled Banner which honors the AMERICANs NATIONAL Flag.
Most customers are not happy with the NFL.
Great Sermon! 1 Peter 2:17 ERRB Honour all men . Love the brotherhood.
Fear God Awe Elohim . Honour the king sovereign .
I don't know fellas... If Peter is writing this from Rome using Babylon as metaphor then no doubt Nero Caesar (Peter's executioner) is the one to be honored. President Trump may be despicable in his speech but he is certainly no Nero. And certainly, we as servants of Christ should honor the flag, anthem, and government institutions and officials for that by extension honors the "king."
I expect any employee that brings disrespect to customers to face the consequences; which include termination of employment. For the record I am boycotting the NFL and will be satisfied with college football for my fix.
Great Sermon! I noticed that some of your comments dovetailed from accessing the Bible through Social Media into using Biblical applications (Logos, Bible Works, E-Sword, MySword, etc.). I do not use nor have any desire to use FaceBook for any reason. But I find Biblical applications valuable for Bible studies and a "one stop" resource for research.
I wonder if SermonAudio could be classified as a Social Media site.
This is the horrible consequence of the diabolical lies of self-identity and transgender politics. The end game is fornication with any one and every one of any gender and age. The young people in colleges, universities, high schools, and sadly in elementary schools who are taught to deny their natural God-given sexual identities are reaping the whirlwind. Society and government are demanding that everyone celebrate and encourage their delusion.
These dramatic increases happened in one year! This means that if society doesn't come to its senses then every corner of American culture will be physically and psychological infected without remedy. I fear that something worse than HIV is lurking in the shadows.
It reminds me of the plagues that God visited upon the heathen who despised His holiness:
1 Samuel 6:5-6 KJVÂ Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land. Â (6)Â Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?
Only a mentally ill person and babies may not know that a pregnant woman is NOT carrying a human being. So, yes, the mother, the doctor and those who assist him including the hospital or organization, and anyone who assists her such as husband, boyfriend, and even family members such as parents and siblings should (in a world turned right side up) should be prosecuted.
These babies are in the very process of being fearfully and wonderful created by God. And what God has joined together let no man (or woman) tear apart.
I had to re-read my posts to see if I said anything about Christians being bartenders, strippers, drinking beer, etc... and nope; they are not in my posts. Someone else added those to the discussion. I guess setting up and knocking down straw men is the best way some can get their point across.
Behold, Christ has seasoned salty disciples all over the world and I'm glad He doesn't need our permission where He wants to use us. I didn't see little Zach resigning from being a publican (i.e. tax collector) when he repented. Why? Because tax collecting is a benign profession; only the extortioners gave it a bad name.
And what can be more benign than playing sports? Sports! When homosexuals come out of the closet in sports does that mean Christians should quit? Makes them quitters, not conquerors. Maybe some of us are/were not sports-inclined, maybe a Charlie Brown in baseball.
Here's my straw man. I know some preachers and teachers that are steeped in error. Heretics. There are even homosexuals standing in some pulpits. Maybe Christian preachers should get out of the church business all together before their reputation get sullied.
I wonder how our beloved Apostle Paul got all those wonderful sports metaphors like connecting with a punch instead of beating the air, or running and competing in the (Olympic) games to win, or (gasp) wrestling? And to use them to teach us spiritual lessons.
John 17:15-19 KJVÂ I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Â (16)Â They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Â (17)Â Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Â (18)Â As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Â (19)Â And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
PaulB wrote: There would have to be so much compromise and turning a blind eye to so much, that the so called Christian would either have to be faking it or a huge compromiser.
Or a "vessel of honor" prepared for such a work. You're not in trouble for thinking that a Christian could compromise in today's climate of professional sports; no doubt most probably do. But for those truly called and equipped it would be a great opportunity for evangelizing, testimony, and exemplifying true Christian conduct to others.
I've never played professionally but in my days in the USAF I've played on basketball, baseball, football, tennis, and racquetball teams. I made it a habit to give God the glory for every point, every win, every loss, and the ability to play. It was good to compete against fellow believers so we could both represent Christ in competitions.
I look at it this way. The ability to play sports can be one of the many "talents" that the Lord has given to his servant to "occupy" until He returns. And upon His return He will be looking for a good return with interest and not for a buried talent. Whatever is done in word or deed let's do all to the glory of God.
Jim, how much of this interview did liberal ABC News leave on the cutting floor? If you posted your excerpt to show her disillusionment with the GOP then I suggest you see how much Ms. Nelson excoriates the Donkeys.
ESPN is leading the LGBTI media campaign and women's basketball behind Title 9 has become the legal hammer. Lesbian predators are running rampant in the locker rooms of both women's high school and college hoops. Every female high school and college basketball player in our church has quit teams because they were harassed by lesbian team members with no push back from coaches nor school administrators.
The WNBA is the lesbian showcase for gay marriage. I remember the media trying to hide the plague of domestic violence between lesbian couples in the WNBA. Violence among all expressions of homosexuality and gender confusion is greatly under reported.
I predict that evil will again overplay its hand and the masses will see that this evil emperor has no clothes; what is now championed will be rightly mocked and shamed back into the shadows.
But until that happens our sons and daughters who wish to participate in sports must be given a principled alternative to the current scholastic and professional chaos and bullying. Hopefully Trump's education initiatives can put enough school-choice funds in the hands of parents where charter and alternative schools can have their own sports programs. And hopefully, Trump will overturn or judicially tweak Title 9.
These deluded academics have a real problem with Dr. MLK (ironically, add an "i" and you would get MiLK). Dr. King's idea of civil rights are much different than today's so-called "social justice" warriors. His was a Gospel of peace while these believe in a message of division, injustice, anarchy, and intimidation. They are sons of Belial rather than sons of Peace.
Color vs Content of Character: Color like beauty is only skin-deep; not much content there. And yes, one may have a shallow character but, unlike skin color, character can be deepened.
If only we (saints) would boldly proclaim the Gospel which not only brings true racial and gender reconciliation (Galatians 3:28 KJVÂ There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus). And if they be in Christ then He and He alone can deepen the content of their character (Romans 5:3-4 KJVÂ And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; Â (4)Â And patience, experience; and experience, hope). "Experience" can be translated "proven character."
Bottom line: White, black, brown, yellow, and red (and whatever mixtures there may be) are all fearfully and wonderful made to bring glory to our Creator.
I'm Black... and I have a problem when a White person walks into the church and they are the only White person there... here in America. I would not have that problem if the church was in Nigeria, Kenya, or other Black nations. But here in America where our nearest neighbor could be of any race, the schools are teeming with children of many cultures, and the workplace is cosmopolitan Monday thru Friday... I have a big problem with segregated churches on Sundays. I can not fathom God being pleased with that. And what's gets me is so little effort is given from pastors to make that the top priority next to preaching the Word. Actually unity and love of the brethren should be a big part of the Word preached and taught. Paul hammered that nondiscriminatory unity theme time and time again. And humble John was so bold that he said:
1 John 4:20-21 KJVÂ If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? Â (21)Â And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
I think he also calls them a murderer too (1Jn 3:15).
Bottom line: with all that is going on today we need to step up to the plate and show unity. Show we are His disciples INDEED
Matthew 15:12 KJVÂ Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Hmmm, I wonder what leader they are talking to and what He said to offend them. I bet that wasn't the last time they were offended by something He said.
Another quote: Mark 8:38 KJVÂ Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Shame now equals shame later. To not speak about racism in all of its forms is the real shame. I think its a shame that the Southern (Spiritually) Poverty Law Center has called those saints who speak boldly about the sins of the nation to be labeled purveyors of "Hate Speech." We are in danger of being thrown in jail like Jeremiah was for standing up against this evil and perverse generation.
Youth in Asia wrote: But i do wish there was a place to talk with someone, someone who cares when life turns to hell, i use the email function of this site to reach various pastors, but i'm treated as a fan of their show, not as a someone they can minister to
This is a good site, but I do get your point. But you must understand that the first obligation of these pastors are to their own sheep; so their time and resources are limited in principally ministering to their own flock. The majority of my emails and comments are not responded to also.
Is it that you do not have ready access to a pastor or spiritual mentor who you may speak to in your location that you feel this way?
Again, this is a very good site. I mean, over a million and a quarter sermons and teachings from around the world. Some very good and some, well I would call, bordering on heresy; but it is always a good thing to see the contrast between Truth and counterfeit. I appreciate and pray for the site moderators who must call "balls and strikes" on things that are posted. And the posters are sincerely good people; very few are out right mockers.
But the pastors, teachers, and posters is not the God of all comfort, nor Jesus, nor the Comforter;so please forgive them.