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Do you hunger for God's Word or do you like what the world offers? If you listen to God's message spoken by His messenger, do you say to yourself;" I wished so and so was here to hear this, because he/she really needs it". If you do this then you judge others and this is a sin in the eyes of the Lord. The focus needs to be on ourselves while we receive the Word. And we have to take it to our own heart.
If we are committed followers of Christ we have to love our enemies; do good o all who hate us; bless those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us. This is NOT optional. This is how we are different from the world. This is striving to be like Christ.
We've all been approached by someone begging for money. So what should we do? What does the Bible say? Listen as Jon Merkling helps us to understand a Biblical view of poverty and how we as the church can best help those in need.
Sunday Sermon by Eddie Mayes - 11-18-2012 - http://mountainrock.org/the-grace-of-giving
Did you change (immediately) after you were baptized? Or are you acting the same as before your baptism? If you are the same you might be one of the vipers John the Baptist is talking about in Luke 3:7. Ask yourself if your baptism was only a ritual to silence your conscience (and God will accept me now), or did you come out of the water a changed person. Is your focus on Jesus? Are you His servant, slave? Does your life revolve ONLY about pleasing Him?
God asks us to give freely to him, promising that he will more than repay us. And, Jesus taught that we will be accountable for our stewardship of everything God entrusts to us. But, will God really repay the investments we make in his kingdom? This case study will help you to see that he does and help you to understand why it is so vital that we seek out opportunities to make such investments. It's life changing. Don't miss this. Mt 19:16-30; Mk 10:17-31; 2Cor 9:6-11; Mal 3:6-12; Mt 25:14-30; 2Cor 9:6
One main reason that God has "graced" Christians so much is so that we might be channels of His grace to others. Two specific ways we are commanded to do that in Romans 12:13 are to contribute to the needs of God's people and pursue hospitality. It seems so simple, and yet we come up with all sorts of excuses to disobey. These are two practices of which those living with a renewed mind will naturally approve and do.
You don't debate, you demonstrate the power of God! There are Four Types of Fasting: 1. Normal - abstaining from food, drinking liquids; This is for a specific time and specific purpose. 2. Partial (i.e. Daniel Fast) - Abstain from specific food groups for a specified time. 3. Rotational - Abstain from specific food for a specified time and then you switch to a different food. 4. Absolute - Give Up Everything; You have to be under the anointed power of God to take on this type of fast.
We can learn much by observing what takes place in the world...interestingly much of it matches up with Scripture once we probe below the surface (of both the world and the Bible). Unfortunately some people will point to the recent devastation in Haiti as an example of how God does not exist… Yet in reality the devastation in Haiti has given many examples of how God not only exists, but how humanity bears His image. In light of that, how do God’s “image bearers” handle their finances…or do their finances handle them?