Monday, February 13, 2017

How to be a good friend 2

Exodus 33:11      
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

Face to face communication..
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When you have a friend you should communicate with them as often as possible in a face to face situation.

Now I have a friend who lives in North Carolina..

And I live in New York..

So it's not often that we get the chance to see each other face to face.. but when we do.. Trust me we are definitely chatting it up.

In our modern society it becomes too easy to just text or make a quick phone call all the time.. and never really spend one on one time with that friend.

The biggest thing in any friendship is COMMUNICATION..

You must communicate with them!

Monday, February 6, 2017

How to be a GOOD FRIEND.

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Proverbs 16:28 - A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

The bible is so right!
Actually it was Last week..

I was angry about something that happened to me..
And I was grumbling and complaining to a friend..

Guess what?

In my frustration and anger.. I sowed strife!
I also started whispering... And I sowed something into my friendship with the person I was speaking to... that separated us.

I said something without charity..

I said something that broke up the unity of fellow believers and friends..

And God HATES that!

I was wrong!
I have apologized but I have no idea what God will do.

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Will the friendship be restored?
Will it ever be the same?
Will I learn to shut up?

Only God can tell..

But I WOULD like to start working on a small series about FRIENDSHIP.

As I teach myself from God's word.. Feel free to join me...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Joshua 5:9

The place where the reproach is rolled away!
Oh God thank you that tonight you have rolled away the reproach! Oh how wonderful is it to have all the weights of life being rolled away!

In THIS Life God can and does make your faith have profit for your every day life!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloween via R.C. Sproul

I don’t know. And what’s more, I don’t care. First let me quickly deal with I don’t know, before moving on to the far more significant I don’t care.
The Bible does not say, “Thou shalt not celebrate Halloween.” It certainly doesn’t say, “Though shalt not dress thy little girl as a princess, walk with her through the neighborhood and collect tasty treats.” It does, however, far more than we Christians, take very seriously the supernatural realm. When God established Israel He commanded that witches there be put to death. The same for necromancers. He understood that these are not games to play with, but deadly serious matters. To the extent that celebrating Halloween means playing fast and loose with such things, I would strongly discourage it. That said, even if we confess that this was its origins, it still doesn’t mean dress up and candy are sins. As long as we stay clear of the macabre, I’d argue it’s a meat offered to idols issue. If your conscience is troubled, steer clear. If not, I won’t fuss at you about it.
That said, this is a question I’m not in the least concerned to answer. In my family this is a non-issue. We do not celebrate Halloween, but not because we’re certain doing so is a sin. We don’t celebrate Halloween for this simple reason — because we’re far too busy and far too giddy celebrating something far more significant. No, it’s not a harvest festival. (Indeed I would argue that the sanitized Christian substitute version of Halloween, wherein we call it something else, and dress up as Bible heroes may be the worst possible choice. We copy the ways of the world, badly. It’s the October 31st version of what goes on every Lord’s Day in happy clappy churches, a third rate copy of the world’s inanities.)
We don’t celebrate Halloween because we are too focused on celebrating the Reformation. October 31st marks the anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 these on the church door in Wittenberg. We rejoice that God in His grace emboldened Martin Luther to stand on the promises of God. We give thanks to God for recovering for His people the clarity and simplicity of how we might have peace with Him through the finished work of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the recovery of the Bible as our alone final standard of faith and practice, the ending of the Babylonian captivity of the church. This is not some bland Christian substitute for Halloween. This is the real deal.
Our celebration this year will take four days. On the 30th we begin our conference The Power of the Glory. Friday morning we start back up again with the conference. Then we will gather together for a Vespers Service, followed by a concert from Nathan Clark George, a tremendous talent and blessing to the church. Saturday we will have a street festival, complete with the reading of the theses, the retelling of the story of Martin Luther, s’mores and dancing. The puny and pathetic parties of the world won’t hold a candle to ours. Halloween is a dead issue. The Reformation, that’s life.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Can you relate to the questions below

It seemed to me exceedingly incongruous that a religion, whose fruits were declared in the Bible to be love, and joy, and peace should so often work out practically in an exactly opposite direction, and should develop the fruits of doubt, and fear, and unrest, and conflict, and discomforts of every kind; and I resolved if possible to find out what was the matter. Why, I asked myself, should the children of God lead such utterly uncomfortable religious lives when He has led us to believe that His yoke would be easy and His burden light? Why are we tormented with so many spiritual doubts, and such heavy spiritual anxieties? Why do we find it so hard to be sure that God really loves us, and why is it that we never seem able to believe long at a time in His kindness and His care?
I believe I have found the answer to these questions, and I should like to state frankly that my object in writing this book is to try to bring into some troubled Christian lives around me a little real and genuine comfort. My own idea of the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ is that it was meant to be full of comfort. I feel sure any unprejudiced reader of the New Testament would say the same; and I believe that every newly converted soul, in the first joy of its conversion, fully expects it. And yet, as I have said, it seems as if, with a large proportion of Christians, their religious lives are the most uncomfortable part of their existence. Does the fault of this state of things lie with the Lord? Has He promised more than He is able to supply?
A writer has said, “We know what overadvertisement is. It is a twentieth-century disease from which we all suffer. There are posters on every billboard, exaggerations on every blank wall, representations and misrepresentations without number. What visions we have seen of impossible fruits and flowers grown from Mr. So-and-So’s seeds. Everything is overadvertised. Is it the same with the kingdom of God? Do the fruits which we raise from the good seed of the kingdom verify the description given by Him from whom we obtained that good seed? Has He played us false? There is a feeling abroad that Christ has offered in His Gospel more than He has to give. People think that they have not exactly realized what was predicted as the portion of the children of God. But why is this so? Has the kingdom of God been overadvertised, or is it only that it has been underbelieved; has the Lord Jesus Christ been overestimated, or has He only been undertrusted?”
What I want to do in this book is to show, in my small measure, what I firmly believe, that the kingdom of God could not possibly be overadvertised, nor the Lord Jesus Christ overestimated, for eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him; and that all the difficulty arises from the fact that we have underbelieved and undertrusted.