Far too many who want to go to Heaven, want to get there doing as little as they can, they don't want to give any effect, they want to obey as little as possible, they want to live their lives as their way. They might have a little trouble getting there!]
A person becomes a believer, is born again, becomes a Christian when the Holy Spirit brings into their mind their need of forgiveness and their need for a Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have been taught to just believe, its all that necessary. I believe the Bible that I hold in my hand is rather close to the original. So how do we know that? listen and learn. Its true we do.
Hackers are hacking my sermons and putting them out for the world to see! Wish!
What is to be our reaction to the reaction of the world as we see on display today around the United State and the World? Are we going to have to adapt to what we see every day in the world around us? Are we going to have to change our way of thinking about how the worldview is been presented to us?
We have certainly over the years been asked what we thinking about a number of issues, "Can we drink beer, or Jack Daniel?" "Can we have sex before marriage?" "Can we smoke weed, etc??" Can we be a Democrat and still be a Christians? Can a Christian believer join the Freemason or the Lions, Beavers, or any club?" "Can a Christian read other translations other then the KJV? " I
First Peter 2 have been my topic of study for over a year in our church. There seem to be the idea of holiness that is to illustrated our lives before God and man. When ask such questions has this one, I usually like to give them my sermon notes on the subject of holiness,
You have been called to participation. God invites men and women to participate in fellowship with Him and in His salvation. God's saving initiative, the effectual call of God. God called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. First Peter 1:1, 15, 2:21 and 3:9 and 5;10 From the sermon tonight. From Darkness To Light. Sin to Salvation.
First Peter 2:11 will be our text Wednesday at ROJBC
1Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. (nasv)
Dearly beloved, i beseech (3870) you as strangers(3941) and pilgrims (3927) abstain (567) from fleshy lust (1939), which war again the soul"(5590) (Strong's number) God has never called the Believer to Fit In. But to Live And Speak To The Glory of The Lord.D L Moody captured the essence of Peter's exhortation when he exclaimed..."I have more trouble with D. L. Moody than with any man I know."