God help America!!! You are right, this country is in a mess!! I never thought I would see the day when society would condemn a person for speaking out against homosexuals! It seems like this country has been brain-washed. Now good is evil and evil is good. I weep for my country.
Great Sermon! Good to know that others recognize what tale-bearing does. The reporters don't even know that scripture is being violated. The Word of God tells us "... brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you ..." (Php 4:8,9).
This is because they have no understanding; or possibly want to appear more righteous than others. Discord is sown daily. There is a united spirit in their flesh and they feed one another with the same events secular media does; 24/7. Clicks have formed in a way that should not be heard of among the people of God.
Where is our Lord in all of this? He is and will separate the wheat from the tares which have crept into our fellowship (Jude).
These posts are usually not related to prophecy being fulfilled. They cause no incentive, no motivation; generate no love, encourage no prayer and are detached from what the regenerated, born anew creature was predestined to do and be - conformed to the image of Christ.
Great Reminder! talebearing can actually become a habit to the point that you do not recognize it when you are doing it. I believe our culture has been conditioned to this kind of behavior by all the tabloid magazines, and media outlets that inundate us with this kind of info. Agreed! Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can have victory in this area of our walk. Thank you for this much needed reminder.
Great Sermon! Hi Pastor Jeff, I received a nice package in the mail. It was not one but five CD's of you message How to change your marriage. I have already listened to it twice, and have plans for the copies. I really enjoy your sermons. May God continue to Bless You. Thank you very much for the five CD's. Jane Mason