Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
1 John 1:5-10
Vs. 7 It is only the blood of Jesus that can make you spirituality clean after you sin. Jesus gave his blood for every sin. You might say I am not good Jesus will never forgive me and you are kind of right. The Bible tells us no one is good all have fallen short of God’s glory. Jesus died for every sin you have committed or will ever commit. Others of you might be thinking I am better than others because I don’t sin like so and so. Guess what friends sin is sin. Also sin is not just bad behavior it is missing God’s mark which was 100% perfection, and sinless life that only Jesus could live.
And those of you who say you aren’t sinners have committed the sin of telling a lie. Lets look at verse 8 the truth is not in you if you won’t admit you are a sinner. The hardest people to get to admit they are sinners are religious church going people. In Jesus day it was the religious people that nailed Jesus to a cross. However God will not force himself on you or force you to admit you are a sinner. It is like a person who has a drinking problem no one can help them until they are willing to admit they need help and have a problem.
The good news if you will admit you are a sinner is found in verse 9. If we will admit we have sinned God will forgive us.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
God can’t be mocked there is a price to pay for the one who does that. God will judge sin. We get the idea God is something like the big fat man in a red suite who brings little children gifts at Christmas time. Yes God is love but he will also judge our sins. Some might say God won’t judge and questions come up is AIDS the judgment of God? I don’t know I am not God but I do know when you go against the Bible and the teachings of the Lord you are asking for trouble just like the person who drinks too much may get in trouble the same thing goes for our sexual behavior.
I want use what I saw on a video here on the You Tube website. It is called something like this the day they took God out of the schools. It is worth watching please take time to check it out.
At the start of the video somebody is writing a letter to God about the different school shootings asking God why didn’t he keep the students safe who were shot. It goes through a list of different schools that had shootings. Then God answers I am not allowed in the schools.
The video then goes on to talk about how we have removed God from our nation and culture.
It says it started when they removed prayer from the schools. Now I am not one who is for prayer being brought back into the schools because those who don’t have faith in God can’t give us a prayer which will honor our God and it also would make it look like everything was ok at the schools when they are not. However prayer being removed from the schools did start something. Then they removed the Bible. What does the Bible teach than shall not murder and today we have killings in our schools.
The video goes on to say then Dr. Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children and we agreed an export should know what he is talking about so we won’t spank them anymore. Then we allowed our girls to have abortions and we gave the boys condoms because they are going to do it anyway. The video ends by saying we have reaped what we sow. Amen. Lets pray for a spiritual change which can only come from God for our nation. May America be worthy of God’s Blessing again.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Discipline: this is missing in the church world today. Discipline is good for you if you are eight or eighty years old. Today in our world and sadly in the church people can live anyway they want to. We aren't made right with God because of our behavior or does one’s behavior cause one to go to hell. We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus. However after a soul is made right with God there are behaviors the Lordship of Christ calls us to and other behaviors we are told not to do.
The purpose of discipline should always be to restore the person.
Now discipline is misused in the church. There are churches who have kicked people out of their church because they didn't like the way their church was going not because of some kind of sin. Church discipline should always be because of behavior which God calls sinful. There is a cult that teaches their group is the only true church the Jehovah's Witnesses. They kick so many people out of every year not because of sin but because those souls have done things that their leadership doesn’t like. Now their discipline goes so far as to keep families apart. Think about this if you are told you belong to the only true church and then you are kicked out of that church what will happen well the person who doesn’t know Christ might do something horrible like take their life. The other misuse of discipline is churches who never do it and allow its members to be on their way to heaven but live like hell. Now I am not backing away from believing once somebody is saved they are saved forever but the child of God who sins will lose reward. It is time for our church to use church discipline in a proper Bible based way. Every church and true follower of the Lord Jesus must embrace the fact they were created and created again to bring glory to God. 1 Corinthians 10:31