Peter was a loved apostle of Jesus, though emotional and impetuous at times. Jesus let Satan sift him during His trial, but He had prayed for his recovery after denying Him. Crushed with guilt and grief, Jesus forgave Peter and gave him tokens of forgiveness and then also restored and promoted him.
Safety in life brings everything back to the Bible - all thoughts, ideas, choices, plans, events, etc. It should be taught daily to children. Your ideas can never be better. Period. Success in life before God and men is by fruit, not results, feelings, or words. Fruit is identified in the Bible. Abound in it.
The sin Adam chose in Eden and we choose daily pervades all parts of life, and it should be identified to avoid misjudging things, persons, relationships. God is greater than man and can do what He wants with your life, like He did Job. We should never blame, complain, or even question Him. He is God.
With the golden parachute of guaranteed eternal life, we can manage and profit by the trials and tribulations of uncertain life in this world. Not only has God saved us for eternity, His choices rule our lives here and now with incredible blessings, if we take the time to consider His loving providence.
Music is the powerful language of the soul. David played the harp to heal Saul's devil-afflicted soul. You do not have the right to any music. You must glorify God and use music that will lift your spirit toward heaven. Measure all music by its fruit in producers, performers, listeners, and churches using it.
Recall seven reasons why God left us here. Average Christian is not VCL; most churches are not. How can you lose VCL? You can choose carnal, foolish, worldly friends. Or you can become too dependent on any relationship, so that you will compromise knowingly or not to keep the relationship.
To be an overcomer, you must count the cost and give up things that compete with Christ. He taught the lesson to crowds that followed Him. You must walk in the Spirit for His power to resist temptations inside and out. Victorious living is the life of faith, so you must build your faith by preaching.
To be an overcomer, you should look to the reward like Jesus did. You must guard your inputs vigilantly, you should be the most thankful person, you should pray for it, and you should look to the effect. Remember that your defeated Christian life or a joyful, winning one will affect all those around you.
To be victorious you must believe that God forgives easily, quickly, and fully. Any ideas to the contrary are sinfully wrong and will defeat and discourage you. Look to Jesus as your example going before, see difficulties as opportunities like Job and Paul did, and get competitive to be the best in God's sight.
A victorious Christian life is confident living, kingdom building, and intentional living. It is necessary to view each night and day, in that order, with the clear goal to obey Christ fully. Your greatest enemy is yourself, and you must force all feelings to follow faith, no matter how powerful they may seem to be.
A victorious Christian is a growing one with fruit rather than funks. One of our greatest enemies is bad thinking. Your thoughts are not helpful to serve God better. Too many of them are foolish and sinful. You must hate any funks and not try to excuse them by ruling your thoughts to choose godliness.
Key facts to remember for victorious living are why God left us here with a sinful flesh in a sinful world. There are seven broad reasons He did so, and they are quite helpful to live intentional lives for God's glory and His approval and rewards. His reasons are also our goals for living right.
Further identifying marks of a victorious Christian, who grows in grace, knowledge, service, and zeal in Christ's kingdom. They do not allow the sissy fits or funks of many today that are destroyed for hours or days at a time. They quickly repent and resume their duties with God's healing power.
This simple graphic is a little tool to see all that is in the world we must not love. It is too easy to hate the bottom tier and forget our own lives at the top, which Jesus also said for us to hate. The tiers in between are the other things we must keep in their proper place to love God as He expects. The 3-minute video might help you further understand the graphic.
Paul ended the first three chapters of Ephesians with a doxology. This followed his prayer for greater fellowship with God by Holy Spirit power working in them. You exist for God's glory, and it should be the focal point for every church.
We fight daily against our flesh, the world, and Satan to love God and His Son. God expects total love and devotion to Him, and He knows if we slip. Therefore, we need revival often, so we must seek it diligently, and He will powerfully reward it.
What should we do to change our habits and increase our love of Christ? We must repent for past lack of love and commit our full devotion to Him. There are some practical things that can be done daily to keep our hearts with Him.
Paul was taught by Jesus Christ, and knew about Him better than any man, but he sought to know Him better in personal ways. In contrast, he warned about enemies of Christ that worshipped their bellies by minding earthly things.
Character or conduct valued by men is not enough, even if Biblical. We must love Jesus the Son of God or we can expect His judgment like Israel received in 70 A.D. What can you do with your family to know and love Jesus most of all?
We shall soon be at the judgment seat of Christ to account for our lives. Have we loved Jesus Christ and served Him passionately, or have we measured ourselves by worldly standards? Earthly honors will not mean a thing in that day.
Isaiah foretold Jews rejecting Jesus for not having any beauty. To those with spiritual and foresightful eyes, He is very beautiful. Do you think Jesus Christ beautiful? How do you show it and tell it to others. Renew your first love of Him today.
Life can be summarized as a series of decisions. Each decision has consequences for your future. We must be intentional about life and every choice we make with a circumspect view of the ramifications.
The LORD tells us not to glory in might, wisdom, or riches but that we know and understand Him. How much do you glory in His Word? Do things of God truly delight your soul?
Your tongue is far more powerful than you think! Men rise and fall in the sight of Jehovah, by their careful and diligent management of it. Godly men know the Christian walk is successfully navigated by directing their speech, rather than their feet. Have you mastered this unruly evil?
Persecution drove the gospel north to Antioch of Syria. Barnabas came to see the Gentile converts and exhort them to cleave to Christ. He knew the threats to their zeal, which are similar to our own. Let us run to Christ and never let go.
You do what you do by influences and goals you allow or choose. To please God and live victoriously, you must reset the factors for your priorities. Listen for the three reasons that should rule your life for God's glory and your success.
Mighty men with God learn how to bring arguments in prayer to win His favor.
Baptism according to the Bible is a wonderful event full of meaning and value, but it has been terribly corrupted by many heresies. The true followers of Jesus Christ keep God’s commandments just as given – they will not alter baptism at all from the example and instruction of the New Testament. We are Baptists because we believe the Bible, and we will exalt and defend it. Get excited about Bible baptism!
Faith has three good helpers to trust God for great deliverances when in trouble.
Wednesday service to exalt Jesus Christ by the scripture and hate wood, hay, stubble.
Playing with sin, even a little at a time, will eventually destroy you and all yours.
Bible bowels are your affection & sympathy for others to be loosed for kindness.
Any sinner can start over at anytime for any sin by true Biblical repentance.
Then the earth shook! God hears and answers prayer - powerfully - like for David (Ps 18:6-7). He can and will answer prayers powerfully for you as well. David did great things with God's help. Let Bible examples increase your faith to prayer more powerfully.
The inspired words of David in Psalm 119 can help you with spiritual prayer.
4/1/2015 PMSin Lies Slides
Lust and sin deceive men with all sorts of lies to get them trapped in death.
Your life is the result of choices you make out of only three options.
Godly Christians must rule a variety of inputs that corrupt heart and mind.
Miners invest wealth, effort, planning, patience to look underground for precious metals and gemstones. They endure hardship, setbacks, and risks searching for stones. But they cannot find wisdom and understanding. Only God knows where it is
Jesus destroyed the works of the Devil legally on the cross and vitally by regeneration. But a very real personal and practical war continues. He is a murderous liar. He is a roaring lion seeking to devour you. He will lie about sin, hiding from you the horrible end results.
Eph 6:10-17 PowerPoint of whole armor of God by Nathan Crosby.
The gospel of Christ shined a bright light into the darkness of Gentile ignorance and sin. Christians should live as children of the day and reject works of darkness. They should reject the lusts of their flesh to live for Jesus Christ fully, not even allowing opportunity for sin.
Christians owe civil government the honor and taxes due them, but they also owe all men they meet the duty of neighborly love. They should pay all debts and obligations on time, but they will always owe neighborly love, which is doing good to all men and keeping the Law of Moses.
The Lord's tender care of the rejected slave Hagar builds faith.
Carnal Christianity compared to a lewd and profane adulteress.
The higher spiritual plane of delighting in the Lord of glory.
A message about dealing with trials and tribulations in a God honoring manner so that in the end these things turn to our profit.
Fellowship with God through faithful confession of sin
The saints' unity in Christ's blood and the Spirit beats family.
“For he that will love life, and see good days.”
I Peter 3:10
Detailed study of the nature and importance of heart religion
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest,and causest to approach unto thee.” Psalm 65:4
The Lord's tender care of the rejected slave Hagar builds faith.