Don't forget the 1st part of 2 Peter 3 vs.9 which says, "long suffering to us". Peter is writing to believers (2 Peter 1 vs.1;2 Peter 3 vs1) and are a different group than the scoffers in vs.3. It seems clear to me that it is the elect that He is not willing to perish and come to repentance. If God desired everybody to repent and be saved could He not do it? John 5 vs.21; John 17 vs.2; 2 Timothy vs.24-25.
Serious food for thought Dear Brother, Our church chose to devote a part of our fasting this week to the Gospel in North Korea. Your devo on the cross and "open door" gives much food for thought. The cross must frame our outlook on all of life and ministry, not only with NK. Thank you for your hard work with these podcasts. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you.
Great comments Agree on your call for balance and ultimate faithfulness to the Lord thru music. Best multigenerational approach I saw was a church in Chile: several groups with various styles and ages led congregation in song. The body of Christ consists of belie
For Johanna Johanna, I just discovered this comment, sorry for the delay. I feel a little uncomfortable also when I see a woman or child standing before me reading the very revelation of God. To me, this is as authoritative a Word as one can deliver, and would seem to be under the ban which the apostle suggested. Some might group it with prophecy. But prophecy seems to be with the miraculous utterances, which know no gender boundaries. One thing I am learning: it is the pastor(s), and not me, who is/are responsible for what is done in the church. I can speak with him/them privately, but then it is in God's hands.
Great Sermon! Incredibly Powerful Sermon! This will challenge some who claim belief currently. I am Greatful to Yah that I can truly say I have eternal life and that His Commandments are not grevious! May God Bless this sermon and reach the heart, mind, and soul of it's listener!
Great Sermon! Inspiring & Convicting,
These testimonies of bygone saints and exhortations to living as one crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20)cuts so deep, how feeble and weak I am but praise God how mighty He is !
Bible reading in church I am part of a Brethren assembly that allows women to speak, and even to teach, though I have come to believe that the latter is contrary to God's Word. I was wondering what you thought about public reading of Scripture as opposed to teaching. This seems to me to be similar to prophecy, in that the woman is reading God's words. We have 'open worship' in which anyone may bring a reading, song or word.
Informative Sermon! Surely a true believer would not be fooled by such men for long.
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
God Help Us! How long Oh God will your people neglect prayer. Turn our hearts towards Thee Oh God that we may seek Thy will for those "the least of these." For death has come up into our windows. The lie in streets and no man regardeth. Help us our God. Help our brethren. Eze 45:9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, Amo 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Boko Haram Means 'The Bible is forbidden.' Thanks for the reading Bob. This may be of interest:
"So why do Western governments and media pretend that the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, means Western Education is sacrilege? We all know what Halaal means in Arabic: something lawful or permitted, as in Halaal food. Similarly Haram is the Arabic for forbidden. Boko is the Arabic for the Book, always understood in the Quran to mean, the Bible. Hence the Quran refers to Christians as â€˜people of the Bookâ€™. So anyone understanding Arabic and Islam would understand the etymology of Boko Haram to mean The Bible is forbidden. There can be no other explanation."
- Peter Hammond (Frontline Fellowship), War on Christians in the Middle East (Free MP3) at http://ow.ly/IbodF (PuritanDownloads.com)