Aug 7, 2022
1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy
1 John 1:1-4 – The Transmission of Joy
Series: Topical
In 1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy, John the apostle testifies to the vital importance of an abiding relationship with Jesus. John self-identified as "the disciple whom Jesus loved" and according to the Scriptures, our highest calling in life is fellowship with God, which brings us the fullness of joy. A genuine relationship with Jesus is not found in going to church, being a good person or being religious in rules and regulations. A real relationship with Jesus begins with God's love for us and our joyful response of obedience to His Word. In 1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy, we are called to be the disciple whom Jesus loves as we joyfully abide in relationship with Him and others.  1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy   Since the Beginning God Has Been and is Pursuing a Relationship with you   How Can I be Certain God desires a Relationship with Me?   Jesus is:
  • The Creator
  • Eternal
  • God in the flesh
  •  
1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 ,(NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/1/8/s_1168008   “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.” 2 Peter 1:16-18, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/1/16-18/s_1157016   A Relationship with Jesus is the Only way to Eternal Life   “The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” Romans 8:3-4, (NLT)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/8/3-4/s_1054003   Our Highest Calling is Fellowship with God   “If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. Soon the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me. Since I live, you also will live. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. Those who accept My commandments and obey them are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, My Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal Myself to each of them.” John 14:15-21, (NLT)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/jhn/14/15-21/s_1011015   A Transformed Life in Jesus Transmits Joy for Jesus   “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:9-11,(NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/15/9-11/s_1012009 Visit us at https://www.themissionchurch.net
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  • Aug 7, 20221 John 1:1-4 – The Transmission of Joy
    Aug 7, 2022
    1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy
    1 John 1:1-4 – The Transmission of Joy
    Series: Topical
    In 1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy, John the apostle testifies to the vital importance of an abiding relationship with Jesus. John self-identified as "the disciple whom Jesus loved" and according to the Scriptures, our highest calling in life is fellowship with God, which brings us the fullness of joy. A genuine relationship with Jesus is not found in going to church, being a good person or being religious in rules and regulations. A real relationship with Jesus begins with God's love for us and our joyful response of obedience to His Word. In 1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy, we are called to be the disciple whom Jesus loves as we joyfully abide in relationship with Him and others.  1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy   Since the Beginning God Has Been and is Pursuing a Relationship with you   How Can I be Certain God desires a Relationship with Me?   Jesus is:
    • The Creator
    • Eternal
    • God in the flesh
    •  
    1 John 1:1-4 - The Transmission of Joy  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 ,(NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rev/1/8/s_1168008   “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.” 2 Peter 1:16-18, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/2pe/1/16-18/s_1157016   A Relationship with Jesus is the Only way to Eternal Life   “The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” Romans 8:3-4, (NLT)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/8/3-4/s_1054003   Our Highest Calling is Fellowship with God   “If you love Me, obey My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you. No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. Soon the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me. Since I live, you also will live. When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you. Those who accept My commandments and obey them are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, My Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal Myself to each of them.” John 14:15-21, (NLT)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/jhn/14/15-21/s_1011015   A Transformed Life in Jesus Transmits Joy for Jesus   “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:9-11,(NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jhn/15/9-11/s_1012009 Visit us at https://www.themissionchurch.net
  • Jul 10, 2022Acts 16 – Baptism – A Believer’s Response to God’s Love
    Jul 10, 2022
    Acts 16 - Baptism - A Believer's Response to God's Love
    Acts 16 – Baptism – A Believer’s Response to God’s Love
    Series: Topical
    Acts 16 - Baptism - A Believer's Response to God's Love is the incredible story of the Philippian jailer who was ready to take his own life, until he met the Apostle Paul. In response to the Gospel message the jailer receives Christ and in response to God’s love gets baptized. Perhaps you were baptized as a baby or you already love and follow Jesus, but have not been baptized as an adult; what should you do? In this Sunday’s message we see the power of the Gospel pursuing a man who was not looking for Jesus, and yet Jesus was looking for him! Don’t miss message that has a relatable narrative on the dark and difficult circumstances of the Apostle Paul and how God uses our trials to minister to others for the sake of being saved. Acts 16 will teach purpose of Baptism - a believer’s response to God’s love! Acts 16 - Baptism – A Believer’s Response to God’s Love When we Embrace the Call of God upon our Lives Expect Opposition
    Jesus said in the book of Matthew: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/5/10-12/s_934010
     
    Acts 16 - Baptism - A Believer's Response to God's Love
    The Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Ephesians 5:17-20, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/eph/5/17-20/s_1102017 Discernment Begins With Seeking God’s Will Above Our Own In the book of Romans is says: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2, (NKJV)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/12/1-2/s_1058001 A Repentant Heart: - Has a Humble Posture - Responds to the Gospel - Shows evidence of transformation Why Baptism? - We Identify in Jesus’ Death & Resurrection - Symbolizes the Old Life Made New - Symbolizes our Commitment to the Church Baptism is Walking in Obedience to Jesus’ Command
     
     
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  • May 22, 2022Joshua 1 – Be Strong and Courageous
    May 22, 2022
    Joshua 1 - Be Strong and Courageous
    Joshua 1 – Be Strong and Courageous
    Series: Topical
    Joshua 1 - Be Strong and Courageous is an inspirational message showing us that we can be the valiant people of God.  When we focus on God’s abilities and faithfulness we are able to then be strong and courageous. Strength and courage are not merely words, but the truth of what God promises and provides to those who follow Him. Listen to Guest Speaker John Hwang as he unpacks this uplifting message showing what it means to embrace God's call of strength and courage in daily life so that we may be the valiant people of God.
     
     
    Joshua 1 - Be Strong and Courageous Points:
     
    1> Confidence in The Promises of God
     
    2> Obedience to The Word of God
     
    3> Assurance of The Presence of God
     
    4> Encouragement from The People of God
     
    Joshua 1 - Be Strong and Courageous
     
     
    Near the end of his time on earth Joshua writes to Israel:  "Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed."  
    Joshua 23:14, (NKJV)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jos/23/14/s_210014
     
     
    The Apostle Paul writes in the book of Romans:  "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. "
    Romans 8:18, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/8/18/s_1054018
     
    And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
    Romans 8:28-30, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/rom/8/28-30/s_1054028
     
    Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU."    So we may boldly say: "THE LORD IS MY HELPER; I WILL NOT FEAR. WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME?"
    Hebrews 13:5-6, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/13/5-6/s_1146005
     
     
     
     
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  • Feb 13, 2022Acts 12 – Prayer in God’s Playbook
    Feb 13, 2022
    Acts 12 - Prayer In God's Playbook
    Acts 12 – Prayer in God’s Playbook
    Series: Topical
    Acts 12 - Prayer in God's Playbook is a deep dive into Acts 12 where we look at the importance of Prayer in God's Playbook. What is prayer? Why should I pray? Does prayer really make a difference? The apostle Peter is thrown in prison and faces imminent death, but the church prays for him. Listen to the miraculous story of Peter's deliverance and the vital role prayer plays in our life as we participate in God's Kingdom through prayer.  Acts 12 - Prayer in God's Playbook will give us more understanding on how God uses answered prayer to increases our faith as we study His word and follow His ways. 
     
    Prayer in God’s Playbook Prayer Makes Us Participants and no longer Spectators
    Acts 12 - Prayer In God's Playbook
     
     
    What is Prayer?
    • Our Response to the Knowledge of God • Two-way Conversation with God
    What do we pray?
    • Love & Adoration • Repentance • Earnest Cries for Help
    Why do we Pray? Our Prayers Matter
    The Apostle James wrote: "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit." 
    James 5:13-18, (NKJV)     https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/jas/5/13-18/s_1151013
     
    Why do we Pray?
    Our Prayers Matter
    Prayer Aligns our Will with God’s
    Again the Apostle James wrote:  "And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure."
    James 4:3, (NLT)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/jas/4/3/s_1150003
    Why do we Pray? Prayer is a Weapon Against Evil Answered Prayer Increases our Faith Faith does not grow by knowledge alone. Prayer invites us to experience God’s power! Pray that God’s Word would Grow & Multiply
     
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  • Jan 9, 2022Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 – New Beginnings
    Jan 9, 2022
    Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 - New Beginnings
    Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 – New Beginnings
    Series: Topical
    Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 - New Beginnings is a powerful passage full of practical insights on how to set godly goals as we enter into a new year.   Many people search for New Beginnings in their life. Have you ever tried to set goals or resolutions, but continue to come up short or struggle to follow through? Nehemiah teaches us the difference between selfish motives and divine direction. When the passions of our heart are aligned with God's Will we find that we can set achievable goals that accomplish God's will and serve others. Although our circumstances may be difficult, Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 - New Beginnings, also shows us that God equips us for every good work even in the face of opposition!
     
     
    Nehemiah's Prayer and Divine Passion
     
    Passions Can be Driven by Selfish Motive or Divine Direction
     
    What Divine Passion Is On Your Heart
     
    How To Respond To Divine Passion
     
    Fasting
    Prayer
    Repentance
    Hope
     
    Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 - New Beginnings
    God spoke to Moses and said:  "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe careful ly all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of th e earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:  Deuteronomy 28:1-2, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/deu/28/1-2/s_181001
     "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 
    Deuteronomy 28:15, (NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/deu/28/15/s_181015
     
     
    In the book of Ezra it says: "The letter which you sent to us has been clearly read before me.  And I gave the command, and a search has been made, and it was found that this city in former times has revolted against kings, and rebellion and sedition have been fostered in it.  There have also been mighty kings over Jerusalem, who have ruled over all the region beyond the River; and tax, tribute, and custom were paid to them.   Now give the command to make these men cease, that this city may not be built until the command is given by me.
    Ezra 4:18-21, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/ezr/4/18-21/s_407018
     
     
    Vision is Knowing Where You Are and Aiming Where God Calls You To Be
     
    Achievable Goals Require: 1. Accountability 2. Realistic Timeline 3. Resource Plan Kingdom Goals Accomplish God's Will and Serve Others
    The Apostle Matthew quotes Jesus saying: "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
    Matthew 6:33, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/mat/6/33/s_935033
    New Beginings
    Expect Opposition
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  • Jan 2, 2022Psalm 34 – Divine Protection of Jesus’ Church
    Jan 2, 2022
    Psalm 34 - Divine Protection of Jesus' Church
    Psalm 34 – Divine Protection of Jesus’ Church
    Series: Topical
    Psalm 34 - Divine Protection of Jesus' Church is an encouraging message reminding us what it means to stand our post even in a world that is not a safe place. Spiritual battles require spiritual protection. We cannot isolate ourselves from the dangers of this world because it is fallen and there is evil all around us. The good news is that the scriptures say: "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37. Psalm 34 - Divine Protection of Jesus' Church gives us practical application of what it means to walk in the divine protection of Jesus.
     
    The Prophet Isaiah wrote: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD."
    Isaiah 54:17, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/isa/54/17/s_733017
     
    Psalm 34 - Divine Protection of Jesus' Church
     
     
    In the Book of Hebrew it is written: "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
    Hebrews 10:24-25, (NKJV)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/heb/10/24-25/s_1143024
     
     
     
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  • Nov 28, 2021Daniel 6 – Jonah 2 – Acts 27 – Living With Gratitude
    Nov 28, 2021
    Daniel 6 - Jonah 2 - Acts 27 - Living With Gratitude
    Daniel 6 – Jonah 2 – Acts 27 – Living With Gratitude
    Series: Topical
    Daniel 6 - Jonah 2 - Acts 27 - Living With Gratitude teaches us that Gratitude is learning the satisfaction in God's greatness, not our own. Living with gratitude is easier said than done! Our sinful nature defaults to entitlement as we seek our own greatness. When we face hardships and trials in our lives how do we live with gratitude? God's love and forgiveness are the foundation for a grateful heart, which we see in the biblical characters of Daniel, Jonah and the Apostle Paul. Daniel 6 - Jonah 2 - Acts 27 - Living With Gratitude is a message on how we can live with gratitude no matter our circumstances.
     
    Living with Gratitude: Entitlement is the Enemy of Gratitude An Entitled spirit produces:
    Selfish ambition Self Righteousness Self Reliance
     
    Daniel 6 - Jonah 2 - Acts 27 - Living With Gratitude
    “Our underlying problem is a deep desire not to find our satisfaction in God’s greatness, but our own.” – John Piper In the Book of Luke, Jesus teaches: “Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets. Yet they shamelessly cheat widows out of their property and then pretend to be pious by making long prayers in public. Because of this, they will be severely punished.”
    Luke 20:46-47 (NLT)   https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/luk/20/46-47/s_993046
    How do we live with Gratitude? Living With Gratitude Begins When our Striving Ends The Apostle Paul writes: “For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God. 20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:19-20, (NLT)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/gal/2/19-20/s_1093019 Living with Gratitude - Daniel 6 Gratitude is a Result of God’s Love for Us Not the love for our Circumstances Living with Gratitude - Jonah 2 Gratitude is a proper Response when we’re Forgiven of our sin Living with Gratitude - Acts 27 Gratitude brings Abundant Joy to Life’s Storms
    Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
    Philippians 2:3-4, (NKJV)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/phl/2/3-4/s_1105003
     
    Living With Gratitude is Satisfaction in God’s Greatness; not our own
    The Apostle John writes of John the Baptist: “So John’s disciples came to him and said, “Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to Him instead of coming to us.” John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for Him.’ It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at His success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:26-30, (NLT)  https://www.blueletterbible.org/nlt/jhn/3/26-30/s_1000026
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  • Aug 22, 2021Jude 1 – Atheist’s Objections to God
    Aug 22, 2021
    Jude 1 - Atheist's Objections to God
    Jude 1 – Atheist’s Objections to God
    Series: Topical
    Jude 1 - Atheist's Objections to God by Guest Speaker Charlie Campbell. Charlie Campbell provides excellent responses to Skeptics Objections to God. Jude 1 - Atheist's Objections to God is a summarized version his book "One-Minute Answers to Skeptics"
     
    Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Topics Covered in this message are:

     Is God's existence real? Wasn't the Bible written by men? If God is loving, why does He allow evil and suffering? Does the Bible condone slavery? Isn't evolution scientifically proven? The Bible oppresses women right? Why do Christians hate homosexuals? Listen to Charlie Campbell point us to God and His Word as he answers Atheists' Objections to God.

    Atheists often assert there is no evidence for God. As Christians we are called to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3) and to be equipped with providing evidence for God. The expanse of the Universe, billions of stars, the precise nature of the Earth's axis and even the complexity of our DNA and bodily functions all point to intelligent design by a creator. Objections to God and HIs existence cannot stand in the face of creation in all its' details and created purpose.

    Evolution has been proven false time and time again when we consider the dis-proven Fossil Records of "Ida", "Lucy", "Neanderthal man", "Nebraska man", and "Piltdown man." Atheists' objections to God are often rooted in misinformation or simply a posture of no matter what God reveals it's never enough to convince the skeptic.

    Many Atheists cling to straw-man arguments founded on the Bible's standard of homosexuality, Cannanite genocide, slavery and the inerrancy of Scripture. Despite popular Atheist belief the Bible condemns the oppression of women, slavery and the mistreatment or cruelty of anyone, which includes homosexuals. We are called to be kind to all people, but Christians can disagree with all kinds of lifestyles engrossed in sinful practices.

    Many Atheists believe Christians are trying to force their beliefs on others, which is contrary to the Good News (Gospel) as it is a free gift offered to all. At the end of the day Atheists' Objections to God fall short in front of a loving and merciful God willing to receive anyone who will come to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
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  • Aug 15, 2021The Book of Proverbs – Wisdom for Today
    Aug 15, 2021
    The Book of Proverbs – Wisdom for Today
    Series: Topical
    The Book of Proverbs - Wisdom for Today is wisdom in practical matters of life, application of knowledge and a right relationship with God.  Our world has never possessed so much knowledge and information as we do now.  The Book of Proverbs - Wisdom for Today points out the disparity between what the bible teaches as wisdom versus what we see happening in our world today.
     
    The world has never been so educated and literate as it is today yet, it is evident our world continues to spiral into the dark abyss of sin, selfishness and madness.  How can we be so intelligent with technology more advanced than ever, but still find our world ripping itself apart?  The Book of Proverbs reveals our world is devoid of wisdom.
     
     
    The Book of Proverbs - Wisdom for Today
     
    Wisdom does not come from a specific political party- a collegiate degree of some kind - the flag of a certain nation - or a race of people that is superior to others.  Wisdom comes from one source, above, God's Word and is given through His Holy Spirit.   In a floundering world with both infrastructure and societies crumbling- we must remember - God has given His church wisdom; not simply knowledge - but the character and the power to apply we we know to a world in desperate need of a Savior.
     
    Wisdom for today comes through dependence on God and a humble heart.
    King Solomon says: "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10, NKJV)    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/pro/9/10/s_637010
     
    When gossip stops conflict end. 
    King Solomon says: "Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.  As charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are like tasty trifles, And they go down into the inmost body." (Proverbs 26:20-22, NKJV)
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/pro/26/20-22/s_654020
     
    Key Words
     
    wisdom wisdom for today knowledge Dependence humble soft answer Solomon Practical Matters Application of knowledge Right Relationship with God Stop Gossip Emotional Response Anxiety & Depression Seek Wise Council Parenting Advice Discipline Spare the rod
  • Aug 8, 2021Daniel 1:1-21 – Purposed In Heart
    Aug 8, 2021
    Daniel 1 - Purposed In Heart
    Daniel 1:1-21 – Purposed In Heart
    Series: Topical
    Daniel 1:1-21 – Purposed In Heart is a story of four young men who are purposed in heart to walk in obedience with God even after being abducted and taken captive to Babylon. Daniel 1:1-21 – Purposed In Heart portrays king Nebuchadnezzar ‘s plan and purpose for selecting Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah who were young men from the tribe of Judah. He tried convert them to the Babylonian culture by re-naming them to Belteshazzar; Shadrach, Meschach and Abed-Nego. They endure the spiritual assault of the enemy by staying purposed in heart. Although these four teenagers are far from home, community and temple worship their hearts are fixed on God, which make them resolved to stand firm.
     
    Daniel 1 - Purposed In Heart
     
     
    The Apostle Paul says: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. ” (Ephesians 6:10-13, NKJV) 
     
    https://www.blueletterbible.org/nkjv/eph/6/10-13/s_1103010 
     
    The temptations of Babylon were abounding for Daniel and his friends and the enemy in our own lives attacks our spiritual disciplines, culture and knowledge and identity. Daniel purposed in heart not to defile himself with the king's food. Daniel's obedience reveals a heart fixed on God's glory and not our own.
     
    Purposed in heart stems from a heart fixed on God focused on God's Word. Daniel and his friends discover that a heart fixed on God produces an abundant life. Daniel and his three friends fight a spiritual battle through obedience and wisdom found in God's Word. God's faithfulness leads Daniel and his friend to an abundant life evident to all. As followers of Jesus we are called to be purposed in heart as we live a sanctified life in Christ.
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