My Old Testament Survey 1 Professor, Paul Twiss, spoke recently in the chapel for the Master’s University. The message is titled Why We Love and is taken from 1 John 4:7-12.
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In the fall of 2018, I remember reading #Jude and it was the first book I went to for answers. I’m not quite sure why that book but it began a journey through the Bible. And for every question I had, God had the answer. It was His kindness that led me to repentance. And He who lived righteous because I could not, paid my ransom, which I deserved to have to pay, and he defeated death and gave me Himself as the gift of eternal life. He created in me a clean heart, a new life In Him. My old life is dead. Praise The Lord for His Grace and His compassion and long suffering for a sinner like me.
I read in the book of Jude again last night and the highlighted passage jumped out at me. Here is more but you can read the whole book at ESV.org
5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day-
7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. – Jude 1:5-7 #ESV #Bible #Truth
#Remember #Jesus is the only #hope for the world. He calls us all to repentance.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 8:1 ESV
4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? – Romans 2:4 ESV
21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it-
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:21-24 ESV
#minneapolis #mn #twincities #gospel #faith #areyouinchrist #believe
Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality – Pastor John MacArthur
“…the wrath that is being referred to in Romans 1 isn’t any of those; it is the wrath of abandonment. The wrath described here is the wrath that is executed when – according to verses 24, 26, and 28 – God gives them over, gives them over, gives them over. In other words, it’s when God abandons a nation. It’s when God abandons a society and gives them over to the consequences of their behavior which is escalating iniquity and disaster, leading to judgment. “This wrath of God is released from heaven, revealed from heaven” – verse 18 says – “against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth.” And he goes on to say they all have the truth; the truth is visible from creation – you can know something of God and His nature – and from the heart. Romans 2says the Law of God is written in the heart.”
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And the good news, as shared in this message, is Jesus saves sinners. No matter what walk of life, blind eyes can be opened by the Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pray for those who are lost that they may come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Many have come out of this lifestyles into a new life in Christ. We are all born in sin. Jesus tells us that we must be born again. The old life will no longer matter. The new life in Christ is the beginning of eternal peace with God.
May God bless you as you hear and read His Word today.
While maintaining His holiness and justice, the Bible also affirms that God is love, and that in love He has responded to the plight of man.
Repentance begins with a recognition and confession that what God says about us is true that we have sinned.
A genuine recognition of our sinfulness and guilt will also lead to genuine sorrow, shame and even hatred for what we have done.
Apparent sincerity of confession alone is never definite evidence of genuine repentance. It must be accompanied by a turning away from sin.
1 John 1:5-7 (Walking in the Light), 1 John 1:8-10 (Confession of Sin), 1 John 2:3-4(Obedience), 1 John 2:9-11 (Love for the Brethren), 1 John 2:15-17 (Hatred for the World), 1 John 2:24-25 (Perseverance in Doctrine), 1 John 3:10 (Righteousness), 1 John 4:13 (Spirit’s Testimony), Hebrews 12:5-8 (Discipline)
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Some of my favorite Faithful to God’s Word Broadcasts and Podcasts that I have enjoyed over the past several months. I’m pleased to share this list with you. God bless you.
American Gospel does not hold back; the camera pans back to the outer boundaries of auditoriums at Hinn crusades, where desperate parents cradle diseased children, ignored, unwanted, and unhealed. We watch this, and we hear Justin Peters testify to this experience personally, and we cannot help but feel both sadness and righteous anger—Christ’s own anger. The money-changers are still in the temple, still making God’s name a mockery. – Owen Strachan, ‘American Gospel’ Blows a Hole in the Prosperity Gospel, TGC, Jan 17, 2019
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (ESV)
3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
Trailer to American Gospel: Christ Alone
1 Hour Version available to view free on YouTube. The full film is highly recommended. Share with your friends and family. The Gospel IS this important where we must speak up for The Truth that saves sinners and out against false teachers taking on the name of Christianity and trampling the Cross of Christ. Pray for your loved ones that the Holy Spirit will open their eyes to these false teachers. And that they come to a saving faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To order the film for immediate viewing, visit americangospelfilm.com
An important message from the book of Matthew by Grace Community Church pastor-teacher John MacArthur.
“Here are the words of our Lord Jesus Himself. And they are stunning words, shocking words, and tragic words.” John MacArthur
Matthew 7:21-27 (ESV)
21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
For more details about this sermon, including a transcript and related resources, visit: https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/80-326
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Mt 16:24–25). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
Pastor John MacArthur tells us in his message, Winning By Losing: The Paradox of Discipleship, “… [that] this was one of Jesus’ recurring themes. There are some things that our Lord especially taught, some specially loved truths which He went back to again and again and again. We see them over and over in the Scripture. And we will never understand salvation and we will never understand discipleship unless we understand this principle…so oft repeated. The principle is winning by losing.”
Check out the message here. And then take a look at the book The Gospel According to Jesus available in Print, e-Book, MP3 CD and Audible. Additional sermons resources are available in The Gospel According to Jesus topical series which is available on the Grace To You website or via the Grace To You app for your phone.