Showing posts from November, 2008

Have you shared your faith TODAY?

We MUST Go. God commands us to! What is Evangelism? lit., "a messenger of good" (comes from the Greek word “angelos”, "a angel or messenger"), denotes a preacher of the Gospel," (1 Cor 1:17) We are to be Witnesses. This comes from the Greek word “martur”. This is a person who is a witness in life, and by death. From which we get the English word “martyr”. A witness is one who has heard, seen, experienced, and knows the truth of a person or event. (example I John 1:1-5). Why do we evangelize? Here are 10 reasons why we must evangelize this lost and broken World 1. The Bible clearly teaches it. (Mark 16:15-17) 2. God clearly practiced it. (Matt 28:18-20) 3. Jesus clearly practiced it. (John 3 & John 4) 4. The Holy Spirit clearly gives us the ability to proclaim it. (1 Cor 2:1-8); (John 14:26) 5. The Gospel clearly calls for it. (Gal 1:1-11); (1 Cor 1:13-17) 6. The apostles clearly lived it. (Gal 2:20); (Acts 2:14:24); (Phil 4:9) 7. The world clearly needs

How Long can you Hold your Breath?

How much emphasis do you put on Prayer? Is it your desire to pray to a holy God? Or do you say 'I don't really know and don't really see the importance of it". My brothers and sisters prayer is our every day breath. This is how we communicate to our sovereign God. We must stop holding our breath when it comes to the matter of Prayer. Ask yourself : How long can you hold your breath? 5 seconds, 30 seconds, maybe 2 minutes. The Bible says we must continue, never ceasing, always praying. Prayer is of the utmost importance. If you are not praying, you are not living. John Piper says " if you do not love to pray, you do not love God". Our souls and the souls of others depend on this one privilege that the Lord has given through His Son's finishing work on the Cross. The veil is torn we must enter in . Here are 5 Truths to Help Us when it comes to the Matter of Prayer . Before we begin listen to what John Bunyan wrote about the significance of prayer for the b

This is Me

I heard Todd Friel on the way home reading this and I thought to myself. Thanks alot John for showing how rotten I really am. Read this and ask yourself. IS this you? because if it isn't, your lying to yourself. IT'S reallyYOU and ME. How I Approach God When Feeling Rotten November 17, 2008 By: John Piper Category: Commentary A vague bad feeling that you are a crummy person is not the same as conviction for sin. Feeling rotten is not the same as repentance. This morning I began to pray, and felt unworthy to be talking to the Creator of the universe. It was a vague sense of unworthiness. So I told him so. Now what? Nothing changed until I began to get specific about my sins. Crummy feelings can be useful if they lead to conviction for sins. Vague feelings of being a bad person are not very helpful. The fog of unworthiness needs to take shape into clear dark pillars of disobedience. Then you can point to them and repent and ask for forgiveness and take aim to blow them up. So

We Must Remember?

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.