Today, there is some weird notion that there is a great divide between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament. This is one of the reasons why we shouldn't listen to unbelievers concerning Scripture. They claim that the God of the OT is wrathful and vengeful, He doesn't exhibit love or care. But they miss verses like Malachi 3:6 "For I the Lord do not change, therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed."
On the opposite end of the spectrum they view the God of the NT as loving and weak on judgement. And miss verses like John 8:24-26, "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins... I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you..."
Are you able to explain the full and balanced nature of who God is to others? Are you able to explain that God is a God of love and yet is also a God of judgement? Are you able to explain that God is a God of forgiveness but also a God of justice? That is the topic in today's Ministry Moment with Pastor John Samuel Barnett - do you balance the nature of God in your service?
(From 2015OCT04 - HFG-18 - Seeing & Responding to Christ's Ministry Portrayed in God's Tabernacle)
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Parenting is life long. Praying keeps us on the front lines of our children's lives – all through our lives. Successful parenting of a godly family only has two requirements: get started in prayer and never quit that praying.
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Listen to what God says we can be by His grace. This is what you should want to be, what we should want to be around, what we should be drawn toward:Seek to become a man who is Wise (1.5) Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase learning,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Are you wearing your ID Tag? Jesus said in John 13 that each of His children have an ID badge. “By this shall all men know that YOU are My disciples…” What is that ID? By the what? THE LOVE we are to have. Are you wearing that...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We are looking at how to disciple our children through prayer and the Scriptures. We are focusing on preparing our children for troubles they inevitable will face. God's Word teaches us how to see our children avoiding bitterness when they go...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The greatest goal we have spiritually as parents is to raise children that are useful to God. Usefulness in Christ's kingdom is defined by one very precious quality – SERVANTHOOD. The words servants and servants and bond servants are...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, only how to pray. Prayer is one to the few things we are asked to unceasingly be involved with. If prayer is something we are to do unceasingly, then we better know how to do it properly!When God's...[ abbreviated | read entire ]