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This is War - Paul Washer

One of the greatest preachers of our generation! MAN-UP preachers

What is The True Biblical Role of the Pastor?

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First! In order to be a true preacher of the word, you must be ordained by God. You must be sure that your calling to the pastoral ministry is of God, because it is a ‘high calling’. In order to preach effectively, we must be faithful to the calling that God has given us. We must preach the Gospel. references for this study (1 Tim 3; Eph 4:12; James 3:1; Col 1:25; 1 Cor 12:8-10, 28-30; Gal 1;15-16; Heb 4;12; Rom 1;16; Acts 1:8; Rom 10:14-17; Acts 2; 1 Thess 1:5-8, 4:1-7; 1Cor 1;17-31; Acts 4:31, 6;3-4; Isaiah 55:11; Ps 119; Joshua 1:7; Ezra 7:11; Acts 5:17-32; Matt 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1;15-16; Acts 13:1-4, 14:23;Prov 4:23; John 15:8, 17;17). 1. We are to teach the Bible expositorily . Be careful to preach Christ, and not ourselves or our own agenda. We must be committed to preaching the whole counsel of God’s revelation and not just selected ‘comfortable’ passages. We must be willing to proclaim the truth of God’s Word, even when it is not popular, o

The Awe Factor Of God

TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER!

We Must Pray for These People

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When we think of false religions we assume Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Satanic cults. This is only the tip of the iceberg. In the grand scheme of things these groups only play a small part in the realm of religion. There is a greater force out there that has permeated the earth with its culture, values and beliefs. Its not Hinduism, Buddhism, or Judaism. This group of people has made their presence known throughout the earth: they are the Muslims. When we say ‘Muslim’ many people automatically react in fear or anger, based on the activities of a few people in this group. This is a group that has put fear into many people. However, this is also a religion that has many similarities to our own. It is exactly these similarities that can make Muslims very difficult to reach with the gospel. The term 'Muslim' reflects more on their culture or political standing more so than their actual spiritual beliefs can be useful. There are just about as many different sects in Islam as there

How Are You Doing Today?

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Where is your heart today? Is your Christian walk a persevering one?, or is it one full of doubt? Maybe its e ven unbelief because of a certain situation or circumstance going on in your life? When you fall into trials, what do you do? 1. Do you lose your cool? 2. Do you take it out on others? (Family, friends, Co-workers 3. Do you break things, us fowl language? 4. Do you get angry with God? 5. Do you throw in the towel, give up? Better yet do you: 1. Rejoice 2. Praise God in it? 3. Persevere through it? We always need to remember, our Heavenly father is always with you through each and every trial, and He will always see you through, if you have genuine faith. (Luke 8:15) As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. John Piper said “When God calls you to be free from fear as you do evangelism, as you take a test, as you face an interview, as you take a stand against an unjust business p

Who's Behind Your Pulpit?

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What exactly are churches looking for in a pastor today? I ask that question because in today's post-modern world we see biblical principles on a down slide. The Bible says “ For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things” Phil 3:18-19 . Paul also warns us when he says “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up , speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears” Acts 20:29-31 . The more and more I read about local churches the more I find myself discouraged to see what the future holds for the local church. Just look around your community! Are the p

If My Words Abide in You, John Piper

Test All Things Christian

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What is happening to the local & universal churches discernment today? There are increasing difficulties because we haven’t separated ourselves from the world. On the contrary, we have allowed the world to shape the church instead. We have allowed postmodernism into the church in various forms including entertainment, secular music and television. Truth has all become ‘relative’ and what is good for me, may not be good for you, but that’s okay according to today’s religious philosophies. Many church leaders believe that we must adjust to the culture if we’re going to draw people in. Many things have been replaced with ‘new’ ways, and even the teachings are changing - to false teaching, by false teachers. We have become afraid to judge false teaching against doctrinal truth in order to unite people. The Word of God is His truth given for us to live by - we the church must have more discernment a Greek word “anakrino” which means to distinguish, or separate out so as to investigat

Where do we go from here?

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I found this at http://sacredsandwich.com/ I thought this would be good for a laugh, but don't laugh too hard there is a lot of truth in what this comic is saying.

He Is Not Here!

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Why do you seek the living among the dead? For He is RISEN ! (Luke 24:1-7) What does this mean for us (the believer ) "He is Risen" 4 things we need to understand about this statement! 1. His risen body is necessary 2. His risen body is our hope of reconciliation 3. His risen body is eternal life 4. His risen body proves His Deity 1. His Risen Body was Necessary (1Cor 15:16-22) For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile (vain, empty, worthless); you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep (death in Christ, Old Testament saints, prophets, believers before the cross, and after) in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable (miserable). But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits (the beginning of sacrifice) of those who have fallen asleep (those who died) . For since by man came death, by Man also came t

How Far Will You Go?

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Persecution Among Christians By Mike Andrews We live in a world that is so full of sin and unrighteousness that they have become blinded to what is going on around them because of their selfishness. We are a world of people who accept all types of religions but hate Christianity and anything that deals with Christ Jesus. If you say to someone who is lost in sin or who is a worshipper of a false god, that the Jesus is the only way to attain eternal life (John 14:6), those people would look at you with hate and resentment and say "you are so narrow-minded". If today's world could only see past their blindness and see the lives of people who stand for the Gospel of Christ. They need to know about those who die and are persecuted in so many ways each year for their faith in China and around the world in areas that are heavily populated with Muslims or other false faiths. Its one thing to say you are a Christian, but it is a serious matter when you are willing to die or take

Nobody Special

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I would like for us to look at 11 TRUTHS about our Lord Jesus in His Incarnate State (human form). This is something that we need to consider (meditate upon) as we come to worship Him this Easter Sunday. 1. His birth (Luke 2:11) “for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” 2. He was flesh and blood (John 1:14) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us...” 3. He wept (Luke 19:41) “now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it” . (John 11:35) “Jesus wept” 4. He needed rest (Matt 8:24) “and suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep” 5. He endured shameful things (Matt 26:67) “then they spat in His face and beat Him; and struck Him with the palms of their hands” 6. He felt anxiety (Luke 22:44) “being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” 7. He hungered (Matt 4:2) “and when He had fast

Embracing Accusation

This song is worth re-posting. Listen to the words of this song and humble yourself for what Jesus Christ (the God Man) did for you and me on the Cross of Calvary To HIm Be the Glory

John Gill Collection is Up for GRABS

You must go over to For the Cause of God and Truth is giving away a copy of John Gill's collected writings on CD-rom. To enter just follow the link back!!