Month: August 2015

Missionary support awareness movement

A Powerful Reminder about Missionary Support

FishFinders Worldwide

It is our goal to raise awareness to all Christians around the world about the importance of supporting a missionary, as we have commited ourselves to reaching this goal, we for all of you to also help us with this. If we can raise this awareness, reminding people of the lack of support our missionaries (You) face, it will help us to bring the statistics down on this issue. So help us to spread the word, Link to our site, blog, reply, then tell a friend or family member to do the same. Together we can make a difference. Thank you and God Bless!

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Gospel Wednesday | Matthew 18

Jesus teaches great principles for 2015 in Matthew 18

Faithful Stewardship

bibleLet us continue our walk through the Gospel According to Matthew. Last week we worked through Matthew 17.

Last week’s look at Matthew 17 ended with a short demonstration of God’s provision for His people. I debated stopping short of that portion so that it could serve as the introduction into today’s, but decided against it since chapter 17 is such a short chapter already. Today, we’ll start with what today would seem to be a deep theological question of who would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 18 (ESV)

Matthew 18:1-6 (ESV) | Who Is the Greatest?

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of themand said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you…

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The Spiritual Blessings of the Gospel Represented by a Feast because it Shows the Communion of the Saints.

Feasting on the Bread of Life is a Divine Pleasure

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

Tuesdays with Edwards!

Sometime between August 1728 and February 1729 Edwards preached The Spiritual Blessings of the Gospel Represented by a Feast based on Luke 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper and bade many. My Tuesdays with Edwards posts have been looking at the ways which show “how gospel provision is well represented by a feast.”

Edwards showed how he saw this:

in the expensiveness of gospel blessings,

in the free offer of it,

as it nourishes the soul as food does the body,

because of the excellency of it,

by the abundance and variety of it,

and by the friendship of those that feast together.

Today’s post looks at a seventh parallel.

You can read this sermon in its entirety at www.edwards.yale.edu. This selection is from Sermons and Discourses, 1723-1729, ed. Kenneth P. Minkema, The Works of Jonathan Edwards

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The Dynamic Power of Vision

Lord, Give us Vision to Conquer the World for Christ!

Academic Giants

Vision gives life a sense of meaning and direction Are you an eagle or chicken?!

Rising to a dawn of a day most filled with hymns and songs of worship and praise to express our allegiance, obeisance and love to the Living God, in every day of worship, thousands of these were the creation of one blind but virtuouswoman who, though blind, in the thickness of darkness, she sort the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to be the staff of hope, joy, faith and peace in the hearts of many.

And today we sing along her voice, cords & lines of inspired words in hymns that have braved the dichotomy of the seasons of the Church. She stood for, and committed herself to a cause greater than herself, and in the darkness of a blind-stricken life, she pursued bravely and confidently a vision that those gifted with sight were blinded from by the hustles of their…

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Promises and Proverbs

To Receive Clarity Between a Proverb and a Promise is a Blessing

Longmont Pastor

Take the few minutes to listen to this audio from John Piper. He’s addressing something that I think a lot of people are confused about.

The issue is: what constitutes a “promise” in the Bible, and what constitutes a “proverb”?

The issue in question is that of Proverbs 22:6, which says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Many people consider this a “PROMISE” from God – that if you raise you kids up right, they will be good people who do right things. In particular, many Christians come to this verse in the hope that if they raise up their children to walk with God, then their children are guaranteed to grow up to share their faith – and if that doesn’t happen, then it is “user error”, i.e. the parents didn’t do a good enough…

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Book: Currently Reading – Don’t Waste Your Life, By John Piper

“Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper is a life-changing book!

Particular Baptist Reading Group

Today we kick off our next reading project, ‘Don’t Waste Your Life,’ by John Piper. As mentioned yesterday the book is not hosted here, it can be found at the Desiring God website as a free pdf file. Other than that the book can be purchased at Amazon or elsewhere.

This week we will be reading the ‘Preface’ and Chapter 1, ‘My Search for a Single Passion to Live By.’ These are only short chapters, so very easy to read and won’t take very long to do so.

The book can be downloaded at:
http://www.desiringgod.org/books/dont-waste-your-life

See also:
Particular Baptist Reading Group:
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/101137-particular-baptist-reading-group

Don’t Waste Your Life Discussion Page:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/283956?group_id=101137

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Pray for Me

How Blessed It Is to Pray for One Another!

Entrusted with the Gospel

WheatonI don’t think I usually ask the church to pray for me. And maybe that’s just…dumb.

Oh, I’ll fill in the Friendship Register at church with a prayer request sometimes, though the pace of the service and my responsibilities keep me from it many weekends. But I don’t think I turn to fellow brothers and sisters with prayer requests as often as I should. The Apostle Paul was not so foolish. In both of his letters to the Thessalonians, and in his letter to the Colossians, he asked for prayer:

“Finally, brothers, pray for us…” 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (ESV)

“Brothers, pray for us…” 1 Thessalonians 5:25 (ESV)

“At the same time, pray also for us…” Colossians 4:3 (ESV)

Paul asked people to pray for him not because he wanted others to be thinking warm thoughts of him, nor because he thought it would somehow help their spiritual growth. No, he…

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Exalting Christ in our Prayers for the Unsaved

We exalt our Lord Jesus Christ with joyful hearts today, Blessed Father.  You crowned Him Lord over all. He is supreme over all. You have placed all authority in the Hands of the Risen Christ (Matthew 28:18).

We come before You again on this beautiful day that You have made, interceding for our unsaved relatives, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and students of all ages. We intercede for their souls with the authority invested in us according to Your Grace. We are rejoicing that all authority is in the Hands of our Risen Savior and Lord.

O Lord our God, You rule over this family, over all souls, over the Church of Jesus Christ, and over the universe. Your authority is infinite. Your authority is unconquerable. Your authority is incomparable. Your authority is supreme.

Almighty Savior, we stand in Your authority. We are thrilled that You have authority over these prayers that we have been praying for the unsaved. You have authority over every specific person that we are praying for today. We are standing in the gap for all the unsaved millennials in our families, as well as for the unsaved of all ages that You have laid on hearts to pray for. Work powerfully by Your Spirit and open their hearts. Touch and transform their lives, for the praise of Your Glory.

Hear and answer our prayers today. Let the Lord Jesus Christ be magnified in our prayers. Amen.