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Sowing the Right Seeds (5th in Sowing Series)

July 16, 2010

How can Christians overcome with today’s thinking? It take Bible thinking to be a real Christian witness and to overcome.

When calling people to salvation or to serve the Lord we sow the seeds of the benefits that are promised in the Bible. But in teaching Christians how to live, it is far more powerful and effective to teach not from the angle of what do Christians stand to benefit, though that part should not be excluded, but from the angle of them being servants of the Lord. We should teach from the angle of their being members of the body of Christ.

Here’s how it works:

Many today are trying to give Christians incentive to walk in God’s ways by listing all the earthly and heavenly benefits for doing so. The Bible does tell us of earthly and heavenly benefits for the obedient, but there is a more powerful incentive.

When a person receives God’s offer of salvation, they come into covenant with God. On their end of the covenant they are to trust and obey Him–they are to receive Him as their Father. On His end He is to be Father to them–that is be their parent, guardian, and provider. That is the greatest blessing and benefit. After hearing about that, the listener should be eager to find out how it all works. I’m, at this time, talking about the call to salvation and I already owned that the benefits the recipient can expect right now are of the utmost of importance and should be elaborated on.

Once you have convinced them that it is entirely in their interest to repent and be reconciled to God, it  is time to go into thorough detail about God’s brilliant and perfect plan to save them. They need to understand that they are about to enter into Christ’s crucifixion–their carnal desires are not to rule in their lives anymore. This is how God provided for our lower nature to be crucified. So it’s repentance, crucifixion, and then new life or the resurrection from the dead.

That’s how it works. If they don’t understand that, how are they going to live the new life in Christ which is a life based upon their new desire to please the Godhead rather than to please their carnal nature? That’s where the power lies. Any gospel that does not teach that is not the true gospel.

Now once the sinner has repented of doing things their way and has received Jesus into their heart, they are cultivated ground ready for proper sowing.

The angle for this stage is to emphasize Jesus. Magnify Him. Teach all about His nature, His attitudes, His way of life. Belabor the details of His beauty, His love, His sacrificial nature, and the monumental task He completed when He ascended into heaven to start His High Priestly ministry. The desired result is for the new believer to be stirred to a high state of love, appreciation, admiration, and gratitude toward Him. This state should be nurtured regularly.

Teach them all about His High Priestly ministry and teach them all about the empowerment we have through His acts and His presence.

Then weekly the new or young converts should be taught how to relate their conduct to Jesus and be taught their part as a member of His body. Christianity is not a single player effort. Each Christian in the local body is a designated member of Christ’s body and should be fitly joined to the other members. The teacher needs to stress this point–that the body works together for the cause of Christ. It’s not we work together for the common good. It’s not we work together to promote the church. It’s we work together to continue Christ’s work.

As you teach them to relate their activities to Christ and His body, you also teach them how to conduct their affairs and progressively learn to walk in love–teach them to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. The power lies in worshipping Jesus in one’s heart and conscientiously living one day at a time in a manner that will promote Jesus’ cause.

It’s all about Jesus. Convincing people to receive Jesus is about them–what will happen to them if they do or they don’t, but once they enter into covenant with God, it’s about being about the Father’s business. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. What else is there? (News flash: My outline is not original–this is the way the Bible handles things.)

So as soon as a child is old enough to go to a Sunday school class, he or she should be taught to relate their conduct to Jesus. Examples of how to teach little children:

You do not teach them to be kind and to be good. When you do that, they know they ought to be that way, but if they don’t feel like it, most times they won’t have the power to do it.

You teach them about Jesus with the goal of causing them to love Him. Once you have them wanting to be like Jesus and to make Jesus happy, then you teach them how: Tell them like this:

Jesus is kind to people and He wants us to be kind to people too. Jesus is our example of how to behave as children of God. Every time you are kind, Jesus smiles.

You teach: We show grace to others, because God showed grace toward us and gave us the Spirit of grace. That means we try to bless people just because Jesus wants us to. We don’t have to feel like being loving toward somebody, we do it because we have Jesus, the lover, in our hearts.

Teach them to be generous by telling them: Jesus is the wisest man in the world and He said: It is better to give than to receive. Say: Learn to be a giver and you will see what He means. Give them the scriptures that assure them of a great return on their investment, because the knowledge of the promises  make it easier to share generously.

To teach patience, you say: We are patient with people because God is patient toward us. Read scriptures that talk about the importance of patience.

You use pictures to show Jesus ministering to people and you tell the story that goes with the picture and don’t stop there–teach them that as Jesus is, so are we in this world. Teach them that Jesus is the Light and now He is in heaven helping all of us, His body on the earth, be light for others.

On and on it goes everything is taught from the angle that we have been bought with a price and we are no longer our own–that we belong to God and that this is a very good thing because He is the most wonderful Father. Teach them that Jesus is our shepherd and this is very good, because we need a shepherd and He is the most wonderful Shepherd. Teach them why we need a shepherd.

Nurturing the crops: Nurturing is done by repeatedly teaching them what the full armor of God is and how to put it on.

Harvesting takes place when the student blossoms out and begins to show their areas of expertise.

Along the same lines as likening the teaching of believers to sowing and reaping, we can use the illustration of team effort in building a magnificent building.

It is imperative for church leaders to build on the firm foundation spoken of in Eph: 2:20: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

This means that the information God has given us through the prophets, and the apostles and Jesus Himself are the foundation that we build on. There is no other. So, new believers must be taught the things that are taught by these three sources. Not just what Jesus said, not just New Testament, but the history of God’s dealings with mankind and the books of the prophets must be taught.

If any of this information is ignored, disregarded, or distorted, the building will not be godly. It will not be magnificent. It will not glorify God.

Also the building materials must be of top quality. Not wood , hay, or stubble, but silver and gold. Wisdom, faith, and love are the precious metals in the Bible. Biblical wisdom is heeded. Biblical faith is tried. And Biblical love is exercised.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Biblical Balance (1st in Balance Series)

April 9, 2010

In order to walk, little children must learn balance. We call it learning to walk, but it is more a case of learning balance. For the church, balance is of the utmost importance as she learns to walk in love. If she just applies wisdom without love she will have safety, but she will be cold and indifferent–she will end up legalistic which is deadly. On the other hand, love applied to situations without wisdom is sloppy agape and it is just as deadly, because godly wisdom is the preservative. Love without instruction is without form. Wisdom without love is void. To walk in love we must have a balance of both.

 The enemy of our souls is always trying to get us (the church) to go to the left or to the right off of God’s Word, because God’s Word is balanced. To have good balance, all of the Bible must be taught and in the balance in which it is written. In other words, one subject should not be emphasized over and above another subject unless that’s how it is handled in the Bible. For example; Grace should not be more emphasized than obedience. Love should not be over emphasized and wisdom understated. The promises should not be over emphasized while abiding in Jesus is understated–for the promises are for those who abide in Jesus. Faith should not be emphasized above walking by the spirit, since there will never be good results without the two going hand in hand.

 We also need to balance the written word with the leading of the Spirit in order to walk in the God kind of love–for it is the Spirit that gives life to the written word, enabling one to walk in wisdom and love, which is what the Bible teaches.

 In order for the church to take the Promise Land she must emphasize the presence of the Lord, faith, and obedience to the word of God with equal importance. The Israelites could not enter the Promise Land without the presence of the Lord. (Ex: 33:14-15) They could not enter the Sabbath rest because of unbelief. (Heb: 3:11-12) They couldn’t triumph over their enemies when there was sin in the camp. (Josh: 7:10-13)

 When salvation is preached, one should emphasize the awesome grace of God, but in balance with man’s part which is to enter into Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection so that they can be new creatures in Jesus.

 When Jesus said to the Jewish leaders, “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone,” speaking of the woman caught in the very act of adultery, he was not making light of the law or the sin–he was walking in love and wisdom. Wisdom knows that the law is righteous and was established to give life not death. But love wanted to give the woman another chance. Jesus knew that when the law was established, strict penalties were decreed to help people be strong and resist temptation. But the woman brought to Him was no more of a sinner than those who wanted Him to sentence her to death. His answer was full of love and wisdom.

In Matt: 12:3-4, Jesus is not teaching us to make light of the law, He is operating in love and wisdom. He knew that God established the law to help man, not to destroy man. Just so, the showbread was to be kept holy to help man gain a concept of the holy, but when David and his men were in great need of sustenance, mercy took precedence over the teaching. The wisdom of God (which is full of love) would say, “If I deny David and his men this food in the name of keeping it sacred, will I be serving the law or breaking the law of love?” Therefore the Spirit behind the law rules over the law.

 The balance of the Word is already in the Word. The church’s balance is not a balance of some of God’s Word and some of the world. Christians should not be ashamed of any of the Word. As soon as the church tries to hide or ignore any part of God’s written word, she becomes unbalanced. The Word is our balance.

 Parent/child relationships do not work very well if one party neglects their role obligations. Marriages are not very successful if only one party fulfills their role obligations. Government never works well without everyone doing their part to honor it. The word of God will work well for the church when she honors all of it. The New Testament is the Holy Spirit revelation of the law. We are new creatures in Jesus and we have God’s laws written in our heart by the Holy Spirit. When we void any part of God’s Word, we are thrown off balance. This is a call to receive the Word in the Spirit in which it was written.

 © Sylvia Huffnagle

Romans 6-8

April 2, 2010

THE CONCEPT: Rom: 6:1-10: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2: God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5: For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7: For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8: Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10: For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

(This is God’s plan of salvation. If the gospel that is going around does not include this concept it is not “The gospel”.

 THE REALITY: God planned for mankind to be RECONCILED back to Him as His children through the sacrifice of His Son. Jesus’ innocent blood cleanses the receiver from sin and guilt.

 THE DELIVERANCE from sin comes through entering into Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection as described above.)

 11-14: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13: Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 (HOW TO RESIST TEMPTATION: Knowing–reckon–let not–neither yield. To be under the law was to be under pressure– one strike and you were out. But under grace, the pressure is release– you fight until you win.)

 15-16: What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

 (ADDED STRENGH in the battle beside, knowing, reckoning, letting not, and not yielding is knowing that if you yield to sin, you are a servant of sin. You have given it your power. That’s what Adam and Eve did. They yielded their power of choice to Satan and their carnal nature. Jesus, on the other hand, did not yield. He maintained His power over sin, flesh, and the devil. He did it the way that is describe here. So if you reckon yourself to be His servant instead of sin’s servant, He will be your way, your truth, and your life and you will end up triumphant.)

 THE GAME PLAN: 17-20: But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18: Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19: I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20: For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

 21-23: What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22: But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 (REMEMBER: The WAGES paid for sin is eternal death. The FRUIT of becoming servants of God is holiness, the end being eternal life.)

 Romans 7 talks about the law of sin and death–it lays out the “born again” person’s dilemma. They want to and plan to do what is right, but often find themselves doing the opposite. The chapter ends with the question: 24: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25: I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 Remember that the original text was not separated into chapters. We are about to discover the deliverance for the chapter 7 dilemma.)

 Rom: 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 (How does the believer overcome the weakness described in chapter 7? By walking after his born again spirit and not after his fallen carnal nature. There is a choice to be made each time a challenge comes. Will you follow your regenerated heart or will you follow your lower nature?

 REMEMBER THIS: Life is about choices. And God is about goodness.)

 2-7: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

 (Did you get that? THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE has set you free from the law of sin and death. Notice vs. 5–are you following the flesh? If you are “born again” stop it! God has enabled you to be spiritually-minded–you do not have to please your lower nature, you can please God now. The repentance and turning experience was to make the way smooth and straight for the King. It gives God the opportunity to give the receiver a new heart–a heart to please Him.)

 8-14: So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

 (This is part of the gospel. This is the part where God saves you from sin and death. This is as true as any of the rest of it. Born again people are not to be in the flesh, but in the Spirit. What does vs. 13 say? It also is part of the gospel. If you live after the flesh, you shall die. MORTIFY the deeds of the body. Who are the sons of God that all creation is waiting, with groanings, to have manifest? Those that are led by the Spirit of God.)

 15-17: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

 (This is one place many people get tripped up. They feel a relationship and affection for God and think, therefore, that this scripture confirms their salvation. They think they have a spirit that cries, Abba Father! But if they are not being led by the Spirit, they do not have this relationship with God for the sprit that cries, Abba Father is a spirit of reverence and submission as well as a spirit of relationship and affection.

 Somehow the whole chapter does not convince them of their error because the church has belabored the love and grace side and neglected the necessity of living a life of obedience to the Father. Yet it is that life of obedience that God wanted to give to us for our sake that we may live and not die.)

 18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

 (This is the suffering of the Saints: to resist the devil, draw nigh unto God. It is to walk by the Spirit and deny our carnal nature. It calls for long-suffering, patience, and endurance.)

 19-22: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21: Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22: For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

 (This talks about God putting spiritual man in an earthen body. His intent was not so much humbling man, but His intent was for spiritual man to bring the carnal nature into submission to the spirit. These are the sons who will rule with Jesus–those who have subdued their carnal nature. God wanted His sons who rule the earth to be part of it–hence the earthen body. He also wanted His sons who rule to be one spirit with Him–hence the putting the flesh under.

 When this happens and Jesus comes to rule–nature will be restored, including the extinct animals. Jesus’ resurrection guarantees this. All of God’s creation–every species– will be resurrected and the sons of God–those who suffer with Him– will rule with Him.)

 © Sylvia Huffnagle

In Defense of the Gospel

April 2, 2010

Liberal theology interprets God’s plan of salvation as something He devised so that we sinners could get to heaven even though we miss the mark. All one has to do is admit that they are a sinner, ask forgiveness for being a sinner and believe that Jesus said the price for their sins and then they are in.

To give them credit many of that group want to be good and try to be good, but if it’s too hard–oh well, god will forgive them for their weaknesses.

There is a branch of this group who don’t even care if they sin–thinking that their sins are covered, according to Jn:3:16 and Rom: 10:9-10

The trouble with this theology is that it does great harm and is not in line with a lot of scriptures. I will point to many of the scriptures that show this interpretation of the plan of salvation to be in error.

But first, the harm is that it negates the true intention of God and violates the true plan of salvations. For I will show that God’s intention is to restore the sinner to spiritual life and to give the repentant sinner the power, knowledge and equipment to overcome sin and death.

And second harm is that it violates God’s plan to have obedient children who will love and help the world–be a part of the answer and not be a part of the problem–to do this one must learn to make godly decisions that are good for themselves and those whom they touch rather than harm. Lies, sexual sins, abuse of substances, obesity, greediness, putting money first, not knowing God’s Word, ugliness, a me first attitude, and a my little world perception are a few of the wrong choices that cause harm and suffering.

Now I will show the loving heart of God and His ingenious plan of salvation.

Rom: 8:1-4: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5-8: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9-11: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12-14: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15-18: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

© Sylvia Huffnagle

Should We Argue The Scriptures?

February 13, 2010

Question About The Bible:

Is it right to argue over what one bible says, and what Jesus wants for our lives. Why is there so much arguing over what Jesus Meant.

A Bible Answer:

There are three reasons why we should not argue the scriptures.

1. Jesus did not come to create a religion but a new covenant

Jesus said that he did not come to bring peace and harmony to the world. Jesus did not come to establish a religious organization. In fact, he spent his time condemning the men who ran the current organization. Jesus did not come to write a bible. In fact, the bible was written after his death.

Jesus gave us a glimpse of his father. He continually tried to turn people’s eyes toward the Father. He came to fulfil the scriptures. He also came to prepare the way for the Holy Spirit. Jesus ultimately came to create a new covenant between God and the people who love him.

The problem is that we keep turning our eyes from Jesus. We use the scriptures to find biblical answers that sound right to us. We look for solutions to God’s problems that do not involve us submitting to God.

Paul did argue the scriptures. The bible says that Paul reasoned with men in the synagoues (Acts 17:2) when these men denied Jesus was the Messiah. Paul reasoned with Felix, and immoral governor in Robe (Acts 24:25)

Paul instructs us to be bold when we discuss the scriptures with people (Acts 20:27). Everyone needs the truth. It must be stated boldly and fully (2 Cor 3:12. Acts 20:27)

What you must focus on is that Jesus turned people’s eyes toward God. Paul turned men’s eyes toward Jesus and Salvation. If you read the bible, when Paul is being bold and stating that you ‘must’ – he is talking about sins of the heart that separate you from God. He writes letters to tell the church how to live in a manner that will help them keep their heart pure. Jesus did the same thing.

Paul condemns as ‘will worship’ the observance of ordinances ‘after the precepts and doctrines of men.” (Col 2: 20-23) The Greek word is ‘will worship’ meaning to worship the self imposed.

In Mark 7 Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for imposing their rules on the people. Jesus admonished the Pharisees – especially for one rule that makes it difficult for people to follow God. When we study the bible, we pick some things out of the bible and use those to impose our rules on others. Jesus said that we shouldn’t divorce. He also said we shouldn’t look on another and lust, lie, be violent, lose our temper, or let the weak suffer. We should live by the rules.

The Problems comes when we try to force another person to agree with, or obey, your views then it is important to remember that Jesus not only rebuked this behavior, he despised the Pharisees for the same thing.

If you want to argue the scriptures. Argue Christ’s salvation, love, mercy, and healing. If we want to argue then follow in the footprints of Paul. Argue with the cruel and immoral. Stand up for right. Despise those with money who use it to oppress the poor.

2. The arguements are rarely about something God considers ‘important.’

I’ve sat through many arguments over bible scriptures and there is always one constant. We rarely argue whether our soul is pure or whether we worship in a manner that is pleasing to God. Our heated debates never discuss whether we should tithe our time to charity, or whether it is wrong to lose our temper. Instead, we argue doctrine. We argue the aspects of the organization. We argue whether we will accept members who commit particular sins, while at the same time, forgiving our own. We argue that one sin is worse than another.

To Understand This Bible Answer – you must understand what the Bible is.  You also need to understand the bible’s Author – God.

3. The bible does not contain every manuscript, chapter, verse, and book that was passed down in the original manuscripts.

My God holds together the universe with the same ease that we breath. He is the author and creator. I do not fear that any perceived challenge to the inerrancy of the scriptures will unravel the church. There are over 5600 Greek manuscripts, 10 000 Latin manuscripts, and 500 other manuscripts. There are also the Patristic writings. No 2 manuscripts are identical. All ha e the same message. There are 200 000 differences among all 5600 manuscripts. Today’s New Testament has fewer books than the First New Testament.

If anything tears the church apart today, it will be man’s refusal to accept the Holy Spirit, bend to God’s will, and follow in Jesus footsteps. It will be our heard hearted attitude that focuses more on what other people should do, and shouldn’t do … much in the same way the Pharisees did 2000 years ago.

Another way to look at this would be to pick sides. Do you want to argue God’s love and Salvation with Jesus and Paul? Or, do you want to argue rules and tradition like the Pharisees.

 

If you have a question you would like a bible answer to you then post it Friday Night in the Live Chat. We will go beyond our group to find a God-Centered Answer to your Question.


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