Month: July 2016

Why do We go? An Essay on Missions and the Gospel

Originally posted on Martin On The Move:
The subject of Christian missions is incredibly complex, informed by a multiplicity of experiences, traditions and intentions. In short, it would be impossible to tackle in a single post. However, it is safe to say that missions reflects…

The Wisdom of Faith

  • It certainly is true that hardly anything is missing from our churches these days—except the most important thing. We are missing the genuine and sacred offering of ourselves and our worship to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…. ~A.W. Tozer

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Lost Sheep

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Jesus’ lost sheep are hunted for, found, cleansed and brought Home. No one can take Jesus’ sheep from Him for He will give them all to the Father and no one can take them from Him or the Father.

Astray like a lost sheep

Psalm 119:176    176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.

(The Psalmist has gone astray and is asking God to rescue him by His Word.)

1 Peter 2:25    25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls

Good shepherd seeks out

John 10:1-27   “I Am the Good Shepherd”

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But…

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The Value of Self~Discipline

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Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. [1 Corinthians 9:26]

Today’s culture is obsessed with entertainment, sports, materialism, and emotional gratification. In fact, those excessive preoccupations have become the marks of our shallow, amoral, and often immoral society.

A century ago President Theodore Roosevelt essentially predicted those results when he said that prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich theory of life would eventually destroy America.

One sure antidote to such a lifestyle is the self-discipline evidenced in the genuine Christian life. Your spiritual guidance and power come from the Lord, but you need self-discipline if He is to work effectively through you.

Paul wrote to Timothy, “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come”…

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10 Elements of the Lord’s Prayer

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Her are 10 elements of the greatest prayer ever written which makes up the Lord’s Prayer. It is part of  the backbone of  our Christian heritage. We should learn these components well.

  1. A personal relationship with God— “Our Father”

2.  Faith                                “which art in heaven”

  1. Worship—                          “hallowed be thy name”

  1. Expectation—                    “thy kingdom come”

  1. Submission—                     “thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”

  1. Petition—                            “give us this day our daily bread”

  1. Confession—                      “and forgive us our debts”

  1. Compassion—                    “as we forgive our debtors”

  1. Dependence—                    “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”

  1. Acknowledgment—          “for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the  glory                                                   forever

Always keep Jesus in your heart and on your mind.

God is testing you every day and has given you the right to make your own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods…

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Lord’s Prayer

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The Lord’s prayer is given to us by Christ so we may know how to pray. We simply and wholeheartedly pray one of the two prayers below to the Father in Jesus name.

Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13    In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

10        Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12        And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

13        And do not lead us into temptation,

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Luke 11:2-4    So He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

On earth as it is

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