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  • The Old Song...Revelation 4-7 pt 7

    08/23/2016 2:53:23 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 4 replies
    And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.(Revelation 4:9-11)The Apostle John has been ushered into the very center of reality, the throne room of Almighty God. God is there,...
  • Maintaining Doctrinal Purity

    08/23/2016 9:09:44 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] rejoices with the truth" (1 Cor. 13:6). Love never compromises God’s Word. Paul has just given us a list of things that love does not do: become jealous, brag, act arrogantly or unbecomingly, seek its own, become provoked, keep track of wrongs suffered, or rejoice in unrighteousness. Now he comes to the first of five things love does: "[Love] rejoices with the truth" (v. 6). The contrast in verse 6 is between love's inability to rejoice in unrighteousness and its joy when truth prevails. "Truth" refers to God's Word, which is the standard of righteousness. Paul could have said,...
  • Letting the Fog Lift

    08/23/2016 9:09:10 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on’” (Matthew 6:25). God’s Word commands us not to worry. A story I once read reminded me that worry is like fog. According to the article, dense fog covering seven city blocks a hundred feet deep is composed of less than one glass of water—divided into sixty billion droplets. In the right form, a few gallons of water can cripple a large city. Similarly, the object of a person’s worry is usually...
  • The Cherubim and The Gospels...Rev 4-7 pt 6

    And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. (Revelation 4:7-8)John saw four “Living Beings”, called “beasts” in the King James Version, worshipping the Holy and Sovereign God in antiphon. The description of the...
  • Rejoicing in Righteousness

    08/22/2016 11:39:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] does not rejoice in unrighteousness" (1 Cor. 13:6). Love never justifies sin. To most Christians, the idea of rejoicing over unrighteousness is repulsive because it suggests enjoying deliberate, wanton sin. We've seen sin's tragic effects on mankind and know how it offends God, so how could we ever rejoice in such a thing? But rejoicing in unrighteousness includes any attempt to justify sin in your own life or the lives of others, so it can be a very subtle thing. There are many ways to rejoice in unrighteousness. One is to exchange right for wrong. That's what the prophet...
  • Materialistic Christians

    08/22/2016 11:39:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth’” (Matthew 6:19). You cannot pursue both God and riches. Ours is a society consumed with material things. Status, success, and importance are all too often measured by a person’s financial worth. Those with wealth flaunt it; those without wealth fake it. People often rack up huge debts in their desperate and futile pursuit of happiness through accumulating material things. Sadly, that same materialistic mind-set permeates the church. Instead of offering an alternative, that of being distinct from the world, the church joins the world in its pursuit of riches. Most tragically...
  • Forgiving Others

    08/21/2016 1:40:49 PM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] does not take into account a wrong suffered" (1 Cor. 13:5). If you love someone, you won’t keep a record of their offenses. It is reported that when the Moravian missionaries first went to the Eskimos, they couldn't find a word in their language for forgiveness. They had to combine a series of shorter words into one compound word: Issumagijoujungnainermik. Although the word appears formidable, its meaning is beautiful, being translated: "Not-being-able-to-think-about-it-anymore." You've probably noticed that unforgiving people usually have good memories. Some can hold a grudge for a lifetime. But love never keeps a record of wrongs committed...
  • A Little Piece of Bread

    08/21/2016 1:40:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for [the Lord] Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5). God promises to provide for all your needs. In World War II the death of many adults left many orphans. At the close of the war, the Allies provided some camps to feed the orphans and to try and find a place to relocate them. The children began to develop and grow, receiving the finest food and care. But in one of the camps, the...
  • PROPHETIC SIGNS AUG 21, 2016 - 'BIG BROTHER' IS WATCHING YOU!!! (video)

    08/21/2016 1:39:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUG 21, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    6.1 magnitude earthquake off the north coast of Japan .... UN admitted a role in the deadly Haiti cholera outbreak .... it is a scientific fact that there is no gay gene .... Muslim armies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are destroying entire villages and hacking Christians to pieces with machetes .... everything we do on the internet is stored, duplicated and shared and 'Big Brother' is watching you .... surrounding countries of Israel are gearing up for war .... global government is approaching fast and also the one world religion is pushed by Pope Francis.
  • 2016 08 21 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Canary is on Life Support" (video)

    08/21/2016 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | John Haller
    As a follow up to a previous message entitled "The Canary in the Coal Mine", John ramps up the rhetoric this week with his update entitled "The Canary is on Life Support." As many may know, miners used Canaries to warn them of increased levels of dangerous gas in the mine shafts. Due to the canary's elevated respiration rate and faster metabolism, it would react to fatal levels of dangerous gasses long before human life would be lost. It was an "early warning system" per se. It is clear that our Prophecy Update Canary is in intensive care as the...
  • What Else Did John See Up There?...Rev 4-7 pt 5

    And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.And the four beasts had...
  • The Lord Who Provides

    08/20/2016 5:00:45 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided’” (Genesis 22:13-14). When God provides for a believer, He’s being true to His name. The Old Testament gives God many names, but one of the most lovely is Jehovah-Jireh, translated in...
  • Godly Anger Versus Selfish Anger

    08/20/2016 5:00:13 PM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] is not provoked" (1 Cor. 13:5). Self-centered anger cannot coexist with love. The great eighteenth-century preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards had a daughter with an uncontrollable temper. When a young man asked Dr. Edwards for his daughter's hand in marriage, he said no. The young man was crushed. "But I love her and she loves me," he pleaded. "That makes no difference," Edwards replied, "she isn't worthy of you." "But she is a Christian, isn't she," the young man argued. "Yes," said Edwards, "but the grace of God can live with some people with whom no one else could...
  • The Throne Room...Rev 4-7 pt 4

    And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.(Revelation 4:2-5)After hearing the heavenly voice commanding him to “Come up here”, the apostle John has been translated...
  • Vancouver Christians collide over televangelist Franklin Graham

    08/19/2016 9:19:02 AM PDT · by amorphous · 76 replies
    VancouverSun.Com ^ | 18 August 2016 | Douglas Todd
    Metro Vancouver Christians are colliding over the coming crusade of televangelist Franklin Graham, who is known for criticizing homosexuals, Muslims and U.S. President Barack Obama. Saying that Graham is often “incendiary and intolerant,” some evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics are opposing his participation in the three-day Festival of Hope event at Rogers Arena in early March, 2017, that many of the city’s mega-churches are supporting . “Rev. Graham is a polarizing figure … His ungracious and bigoted remarks have the potential to generate serious negative impact on the Christian witness in Vancouver,” says a statement from five prominent evangelical and...
  • Transgender Crusade Hits Funeral Homes

    08/19/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - The push for transgender acceptance is making its way to funeral homes, as a transgender funeral director is taking a Christian-run business to court for refusing to accept his charade as a female. According to arguments heard August 11 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Anthony Stephens, who now goes by the name Aimee Stephens, was denied the "right" to dress as a woman while at work after coming out as transgender in 2013. Stephens reports he provided his employer, RG & GR Funeral Homes in Detroit, with a letter outlining his...
  • No, God Isn’t Transgender

    08/19/2016 8:06:44 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    firstthings.com ^ | 8 . 15 . 16 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady (or should we now say the Bearded Lady?) has published an op-ed piece titled “Is God Transgender?” by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Cousin to a man who “transitioned to a woman” in the 1970s, Sameth contends that “the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender.” He marshals many purported examples of gender fluidity in the Hebrew scriptures, in order to argue that religion should not be put in service of “social prejudices” against...
  • The Throne Room...Rev 4-7 pt 4

    And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.(Revelation 4:2-5)After hearing the heavenly voice commanding him to “Come up here”, the apostle John has been translated...
  • The Generosity of Love

    08/19/2016 6:15:54 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] does not seek its own" (1 Cor. 13:5). Love transforms selfish people into self-sacrificing people. From the time of Adam and Eve, replacing God with self has been at the root of all sin. Our first parents had only one restriction: "From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die" (Gen. 2:17). But Eve believed the serpent's lie that God was trying to keep her from realizing her full potential (Gen. 3:5). She ate the forbidden fruit, gave some to Adam,...
  • Dare to Be a Daniel

    08/19/2016 6:15:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Thine is the dominion, O Lord, and Thou dost exalt Thyself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from Thee, and Thou dost rule over all’” (1 Chronicles 29:11-12). Trust God, who controls everyone and everything. In Daniel 6, King Darius chose 120 princes to help him govern his kingdom. Over the princes he appointed three presidents, with Daniel being the first president. The princes and other two presidents were jealous of Daniel, so they devised a scheme against him. They told the king that he should make a law requiring every person to make his requests only...
  • Come Up Here...Rev 4-7 pt 2

    08/18/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    08-20-16 | Bill Randles
    After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.(Revelation 4:1-2)The revelation given to the apostle John,begins with “the things that are…”. That would be the temporal situation of the church; despised and rejected like her Lord, struggling with temptation, persecution, false doctrine, false prophets,...
  • Treating Others with Consideration

    08/18/2016 7:13:06 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] does not act unbecomingly" (1 Cor. 13:5). Considerate behavior demonstrates godly love and adds credibility to your witness. When I was a young child, I loved to slurp my soup. I didn't see any harm in it even though my parents constantly objected. Then one evening I ate with someone who slurped his soup. He was having a great time but I didn't enjoy my meal very much. Then I realized that proper table manners are one way of showing consideration for others. It says, "I care about you and don't want to do anything that might disrupt your...
  • Recognizing God's Ownership

    08/18/2016 7:12:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1). God owns everyone and everything. One day when John Wesley was away from home, someone came running to him, saying, “Your house has burned down! Your house has burned down!” Wesley replied, “No, it hasn’t, because I don’t own a house. The one I have been living in belongs to the Lord, and if it has burned down, that is one less responsibility for me to worry about.” John Wesley viewed his material possessions from a biblical perspective, for Scripture makes...
  • The Things Which Are... Revelation 4-7 pt 2

    Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter (Revelation 1;19)The instruction given to the apostle John, by the Lord Jesus Christ, was threefold, “write the things which you have seen”, that is the vision of Jesus Christ, standing among the lampstands, in glory, as described in Revelation 1. Second he was to write the things which are, that is the condition of the churches, in this world, as described in the seven letters to the churches. From the vantage point of the things that are, the sight of the...
  • Becoming an Effective Minister

    08/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Love . . . is not arrogant" (1 Cor. 13:4). Love is the key to effective ministry. In 1 Corinthians 13:4 Paul says, "Love does not brag and is not arrogant." We often equate bragging and arrogance, but in this passage there is a subtle difference. The Greek word translated "brag" emphasizes prideful speech or actions; "arrogant" emphasizes the attitude of pride motivating those actions. The prideful attitudes of the Corinthians were evident in several areas. In 1 Corinthians 4:18-21 Paul says, "Some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. But I will come to you...
  • Finding True Contentment

    08/17/2016 6:27:19 AM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “To me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). True contentment is found only in Christ. There has never been a society in the history of the world that has had as many commodities as Americans have. We are living in affluence that is unheard of in the world’s history. The key philosophy behind it all is this: only as you accumulate enough assets to satisfy your particular lifestyle can you really be happy. Sad to say, Christians have bought into that philosophy. Now, there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with commodities, but it is wrong to think...
  • Exalting Others

    08/16/2016 3:03:48 PM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Love does not brag" (1 Cor. 13:4). Love exalts others; pride exalts self. Most of us shy away from people who have an inflated view of themselves or place themselves at the center of every conversation. Yet perhaps you too struggle with the temptation to spend most of your conversations talking about yourself. Even if you would never openly brag about yourself, might you at times secretly resent others for not acknowledging your accomplishments? That's the subtlety of pride. Boasting always violates love because it seeks to exalt itself at the expense of others—to make itself look good while making...
  • Serving Your Master

    08/16/2016 3:03:15 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon’” (Matthew 6:24). The believer is to serve God, not riches. When reading Matthew 6:24, many people say, “I believe that you can serve two masters. I work two jobs.” The reason they say that is they don’t understand the Greek word translated “serve.” It refers not to an employee in an 8-to-5 job but to a slave. A slave is one who is constantly and entirely devoted...
  • The Novelty of the Personal Relationship with Jesus

    08/16/2016 12:37:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 95 replies
    Patheos ^ | 08-13-2016 | James F. McGrath
    I was asked on Reddit about a topic that I blogged about at some point in the past, but not finding the post in question, I thought I would revisit the topic. The phrases “personal relationship with Jesus” and “personal savior” are not only not found in the Bible, but are much more recent than that. Here is what Joel Miller discovered by performing an ngram to see how frequently the phrases appear in books (HT Scot McKnight):
  • The Revelation is Blessed...pt 1

    The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.(Revelation 1:1-3)The Book of Revelation is unique to all of the other books of the Bible, because it pronounces...
  • Overcoming Jealousy

    08/15/2016 9:02:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Decrease Font SizeIncrease Font Size "Love . . . is not jealous" (1 Cor. 13:4). Jealousy thrives in a climate of selfish ambition. Jealousy is an insidious sin that cries out, "I want what you have, and furthermore, I don't want you to have it." It replaces contentment with resentment and spawns a myriad of other sins. The Corinthians, in truth, were jealous of one another's spiritual gifts. First Corinthians 12:31 literally says, "You are earnestly desiring the showy gifts, but I show you a more excellent way." The word translated "earnestly desiring" is translated "jealous" in 1 Corinthians 13:4....
  • Seeing Clearly

    08/15/2016 9:01:41 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!’” (Matthew 6:22-23). Generous giving brings spiritual understanding. When people see, their body is filled with the light that comes in from the world their eyes perceive. But if their eye is dark (blind), there is no light and they perceive nothing. The eye is like a window—if a window...
  • 2016 08 14 John Haller's Prophecy Update "More Delusion" (video)

    08/14/2016 4:36:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | John Haller
    The "Slippery Slope" argument, played down by left-wing progressive pundits, has steered us into dangerous territory. Now, adult-child sex is being discussed on the alleged merits that it may be "normal" and "natural" and therefore should not be considered taboo behavior. Europe continues to crumble under the delusion that "helping" those supposedly fleeing persecution in Syria is the moral and right thing to do. However, this "Muslim Invasion" is nothing more than that. It is a holy war being fought without a single shot being fired. The long-term impact of this phenomenon will be a massive shift in the ideological...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 14th, 2016 (video)

    08/14/2016 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 32 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | J D Farag
    Pastor J.D. presents forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that specific Bible prophecies like Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 are on the cusp of fulfillment, and what it means to us as it relates to the timing of the rapture.
  • That Other Eschatology...

    08/14/2016 6:47:43 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    Evidently, the murderous Islamic terror organization, ISIS, is media savvy. Why not? They are one of the richest and most successful terror enterprises in the world. So it should be no surprise that ISIS has produced Picture-15.pnga modern glossy magazine to promote it’s nefarious doctrines. "> The magazine is named Dabiq. The name doesn’t usually ring a bell with most Westerners but instantly stirs the passions of devout Sunni Muslims because of a prophecy within Islam which states that the last apocalyptic battle will take place between the Mujahadeen and the western Crusaders at the tiny city of Dabiq, in...
  • Wish Ba 'Av;Israel's National Day of Sorrow

    How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger! The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn...
  • Plan Now to Die Well

    08/12/2016 12:12:19 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 31 replies
    Desiring God.org ^ | August 9, 2016 | John Piper
    If you don’t have a better plan for how you are going to die, someone will probably just turn on the television. As a minister of the word of God, I have always thought that part of my calling is to help people die well. That would include Paul’s aim that Christ be magnified in his body by death (Philippians 1:20). I thought of every Sunday’s sermon as part of this preparation for death. And I hoped every visit to the bedside of the dying would be faith-strengthening, hope-giving, Bible-saturated, gospel-centered, and Christ-exalting. Which is why I groaned at the...
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • In Hot Pursuit - Part 2 // Philippians 3:10-11

    08/11/2016 4:10:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    RealLifeJackHibbs ^ | Aug 10, 2016 | Jack Hibbs
    Discovering the presence of God and His joy in every situation. The Book of Philippians is a “Reality Book” on how to live the Real Christian Life as designed by God. It is also unique for many reasons, one being that it mirrors our lives today and the culture that we live in now.
  • Martyrdom Without Love

    08/11/2016 1:56:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing" (1 Cor. 13:3). Wrong motives rob even the greatest sacrifice of its spiritual benefit. So far in his denunciation of loveless ministries, Paul has addressed what we say, what we know, what we believe, and how we give. Now he comes to the apex of his argument: how we die. Many Christians have made the ultimate sacrifice of martyrdom, but even that is useless without love. In Paul's time, many slaves were branded with a hot iron to identify them as belonging to...
  • Living Unselfishly

    08/11/2016 1:56:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth’” (Matthew 6:19). The believer is to use his possessions unselfishly. Some years ago I happened to have contact with two quite wealthy men during the same week. One was a former professor at a major university who through a series of investments made possibly a hundred million dollars. In the process, however, he lost his family, his happiness, and his peace of mind and had aged far beyond his years. The other man, a pastor, also made some investments and acquired great wealth but was not preoccupied with his investments. Because...
  • Benevolence Without Love

    08/10/2016 3:57:52 PM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If I give all my possessions to feed the poor . . . but do not have love, it profits me nothing" (1 Cor. 13:3). Love is characterized by self-sacrifice, but not all self-sacrifice is an act of love. If you've ever donated to your church or another charitable organization out of obligation, peer pressure, legalism, guilt, a desire for recognition, or simply a tax deduction, you know what it means to give without love. In our society it's easy to fall prey to that kind of giving because the needs are so great and fund raisers appeal to every...
  • Being a Wise Manager

    08/10/2016 3:44:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth’” (Matthew 6:19). Wealth comes from God, and we are to manage it wisely for Him. John Wesley was a godly man who devoted his life to serving the Lord. What is not as well known perhaps is that he was rich, gaining most of his wealth from his published hymns and other works. At one point in his life he gave away 40,000 pounds sterling—a fortune in those days. When he died, his estate was worth only twenty-eight pounds, for he had given nearly everything to the Lord’s work. It is...
  • Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener...

    08/10/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 10, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener will be barred from using the girls' bathroom A devout Christian mother in Texas is fighting for her transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom when she starts kindergarten. Kai Shappley, 5, was born male, but has lived as a little girl for the last two years publicly. Kim Shappley told KHOU that she named her child Joseph Paul at birth, but changed the name after her child made it clear as to what gender she identified with early on. 'By age 3, she was verbalizing,...
  • Only 30% of Churchgoers Say Their Pastor or Priest Has Mentioned Abortion From the Pulpit

    08/09/2016 7:03:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion is not an often-discussed issue in many religious services in America, but when it is, most clergy defend unborn babies’ right to life, a new survey found. The Pew Research Center released a new poll on Monday that examined how often Americans hear about political issues from the pulpit. Abortion was third on the list, with religious liberty and homosexuality ranking first and second. Other issues included immigration, the environment and poverty. According to the poll, 29 percent said their clergy member spoke out about abortion during a service. Most said their clergy spoke out against abortion (22 percent),...
  • John Hagee - America's Righteous Revolution

    08/09/2016 2:29:39 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 8 replies
    itbn.org / John Hagee Ministries ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | itbn.org / John Hangee Ministries
    I was there for this rally. Someone made it possible for me to go and see JHM for a 3rd year in a row. I spoke to him briefly afterwards as I did a couple of years ago. This was a few months back. I'm pinging people who I don't normally ping to this forum so that more can see it. I used a link that can handle the bandwidth of multiple users simultaneously.
  • Pray for your intercessors[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/09/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 8-9-16 | Christ in us
    Have you prayed for your intercessors today, For you see they need breakthrough in the very same way, They pour out their heart and time for you, Yes they are in this battle to, so as you awake let the Spirit guide your way, For as you pray for another your blessing arrives today, Your WellSpring "awakens" to the sound of Joy, Flooding your well and Living Water is deployed ~ ~ ~ For joy comes in the morning as you pray, Not just for yourself but for another each day . . . Psalm 30:5A For His anger is...
  • Ezekiel 38 Scenario Developing Rapidly

    08/08/2016 12:15:15 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 33 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 8/8/16 | Gary
    Ever since the failed coup in Turkey, there has been a rapid alignment towards an Ezekiel 38 scenario and several of these developments need to be addressed. First, some background: Ezekiel 38 describes a war between Israel and certain surrounding nations with the enemies of Israel having the motive of taking a certain spoil.  This war has clearly not yet taken place and it appears to occur shortly before the millennial reign of the Messiah (Jesus) per the text, likely around the time of the rapture and the beginning of Daniel's 70th Week.  While there is some debate regarding Russia's...
  • My children die from a lack of knowledge[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/08/2016 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible. Holy Spirit ^ | 8-8-16 | Bible,Jesus The Word
    My children die from a lack of knowledge from rejecting My Spirit for as My word speaks truth the denial of it grieves me and My Messenger of Truth their comforter. So do not despise the gift of prophecy or any other gift for they all come down from the Father of lights and these are all found in My Spirit of Truth and to deny Him is to deny Me as well for I and The Father are one . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 20 Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations-words of...
  • In Hot Pursuit // Philippians 3:10-11 (video)

    08/08/2016 8:48:26 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    RealLifeJackHibbs ^ | Aug 5, 2016 | JackHibbs
    Discovering the presence of God and His joy in every situation. The Book of Philippians is a “Reality Book” on how to live the Real Christian Life as designed by God. It is also unique for many reasons, one being that it mirrors our lives today and the culture that we live in now.