The magic of X-Christmas or sober living? 'The poor you will always have with you' said Christ. On the same lines, we can say that all year round we may find plenty of opportunities to exercise generosity to show love and appreciation to our family members and others without having to wait to the 25th of December every year.
The magic of X-mass consists of supposedly grown up adults playing the yearly game of fabricating a self-gratifying high concentrated in pick hours of a particular day of the year.
From an ethic point of view, as mature and biblical believers, it should be easy to realize that if Christmas had not the high of â€śgettingâ€ť it would not be so 'devoutly' celebrated. If it were not that some people make money of the season it would not be so fervently perpetuated, for which Santa is an effective tool.
It is remarkable how biblical believers dissociate their basic beliefs from unscriptural Saints myths (Santa means Saint). We have learned to segregate and compartimentalise secular and religious knowledge in our minds without flushing.
To live soberly we don't know any more. This implies acting against the current of the world's frenzies out of premeditated judgement.
Interesting subject I believe that Biblically, God has spoken to His people throughout history in various ways. How does that look like? It varies.
I do not think that Huckabee is saying that he expects an audible voice from heaven, but that he intends to seek direct guidance from The Lord before moving forward.
I admit, that this is hard to do. Sometimes you can have good intentions, but then get impatient and make a decision. Other times, I believe God wants us to move forward in faith without any specific revelation or confirmation.
I agree with uche Since christmas was never a holiday ("holy day") given by God and because it falsifies the date of Christ's incarnation and the Apostles never observed it, isn't it deceptive and, therefore, antithetical to the essence of Christianity (namely, the Truth)?
Great Sermon! I really enjoy your sermon. Christians need hear more sermons like this. Most have no ideal who and what they really are. On works, I read the James 3:14-20 and used to worry about if I was doing enough good works. But I read Ephesians 2:10, I read it , thought about it. I found a sermon from C.H, Spurgeon called, The Singular Origin of a Christian Man. What a blessing, great sermon.
a question ..how does a Christian honor God in the NBA?..aren't the players on the same team that has gyrating, "Biblically naked" cheerleaders?..that's synonymous with being a christian pimp..all the public praying and Jesus pep talks can't negate the fact that one is still pandering sexuality by participating..little eyes see.
Great Sermon! When God brought the Israelites out from Egypt He gave them specific dates, liturgies and places for worship that fully captured the essence of separation from the idol worship of Egypt and surrounding nations. I may be overstretching this but isn't there a case to be made for the syncretism that is associated with Christmas? Christians can say that Christ is the centre of their holiday and that the holiday presents an opportunity for sharing the gospel story. But can we really ignore the pagan associations of the past and the commercialized and unChristly present? I might be wrong but is it not better to separate the church from Christmas entirely? Would it affect the church?
God Did Not Lie... Friends, God did not lie. He was referring to the evil report of the land, and their own assertion that God could not keep his promise. Moses asked God to pardon for the sake of the His great Name (vs. 15-16). God did pardon, and kept his promise, but those who desired to go back to Egypt reaped what they had sown in unbelief. He gave them what they asked for. By saying, "ye shall know my breach of promise", God was in essence saying, "You think I can't keep my promises by defeating these giants? I'll show you that supposed broken promise by having your children defeat them, while you die in the wilderness." It was confrontation of their unbelief. KJV still stands.
Great Sermon! John 17 Dear saints, the holy of holies of all scripture is John 17. Our Wonderful Lord, sweating drops of blood for us, storming the gates of hell, and being prepared as the Lamb of God! And in His mercy he allows us to eavesdrop on this most intimate of conversation with the Heavenly Father, what a glorious event. God Bless you all.
agreed Your assessment is spot on in my opinion. On a positive note... I have heard rumors that Mr. Walker had been attending Grace Community Fellowship under the leadership of Johnny Mac. I can't confirm that, nor does it necessarily mean anything, but its a small.glimmer of hope that Paul might have heard the true Gospek and possibly repented. But who knows .... Only time will tell
The source Dave I agree with you 100% however we need to assess the writer. If the writer is not Christian then they wouldn't understand the difference between Christians and Mormons and then did pick up on quotes that could have explained more who this gentleman is. Is the author Christian? Other sources referenced? That type of information would help others understand who this actor was. Still the Point that just because he says a few certain things does not show he was a Christian is the wright one grok this article.
Legitimate Discussion Good Discussion. Legitimate questions. Because most people incorrectly believe that good works get you into heaven, they believe that if a celebrity does charity work, this means they are saved. Not necessarily.
Great Sermon! This is my list, not much difference in yours, except Roms 8 and Ephesians 1 &2 as 1 chpter. 1. Rom 8 2.John 1 3.Gen 1 4.Gen 3 5.Isaiah 53 6.1 Cor 15 7.Matt 28 8. Dan 9 9.Ephesians 1&2 10. 2 Tim 3. The reason I added Rom 8 and Ephesians 1&2, After the Gospel and Jesus Christ, to me the church/body of Christ(a mystery hidden in God before the creation of the world) is the most important theme in the New Test. You have to ask yourself what was his purpose for going to the cross,to redeem the church/body of Christ. Except for Acts 2 on your list, the church is not mention.