Q. What is good?
Q. Do you think of yourself as good?
Q. What % of good are you?
Q. What % of good confirms you are a Christian?
Q. What % do you place on your fellowman thinking that you are good?
Q. Why are you trying to be good?
Q. Is good a measurement of salvation?
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Tags: blindness, elevation, envy, false church, feelings, good, judge, judgment seat, Lie, love, prodigal, separation, true Christian, two truths
When I was a young boy my older brother used to tease me incessantly. He’d run away from me on the way to school and leave me sitting in the gutter crying. He’d never let me play with his friends and he’d wrestle with me and pin my arms to the ground with his knees until I cried for mercy. He’d go out of his way to make sure
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Tags: blame, elevation, envy, pride, prodigal, responsibility, separation, spirit of fear, stubborness, thorn in the flesh
A young man from our fellowship lived with my family for a number of years. He was well liked, had a gentle nature, was amiable, helpful and friendly and fitted in very well. His main attribute was the capacity to project “coolness”; nothing seemed to fluster him. One day my son returned to live with us and everything changed. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: accountable, blame, cool, correction, elevation, Lie, niceness, pride, prodigal, rejection, sin
They feared the Lord and served their own gods 2Kings 17:33,41
How can you fear the Lord and serve other gods at the same time? The answer is,
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Tags: authority, blame, blindness, commandment, elevation, envy, false church, grown-up, humility, Lie, niceness, position, pride, prodigal, sabbath, wife
In the Greek the meaning of envy is …
Envy = pain felt and malignity conceived at the sight of someone else’s excellence or happiness. Envy can degenerate into a desire to make war upon the beneficiary, and thus to trouble their good and diminish it.
James 4:5 tells us that the spirit in us lusts to envy. That is, we are born with the inherent trait to want the best for ourselves in preference to what’s best for others. God defines this inherent characteristic as pride, and regards it as the top level of sin. There’s nothing you can do about the fact that you are born with sin, but there is a solution to your sin. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: angry, envy, fair, forgive, good, judge, prodigal, repent, sin
If a child says to their father “I appreciate what you’ve done for me”, and then chooses to truant from school, speaks rudely to their mother, or practices sexual promiscuity behind the parent’s back, that’s a contradiction. How can you say you appreciate the parent and at the same time disrespect and defame the parent’s principles or your father’s wife?
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Tags: appreciation, Christ, Christian, commandment, contradiction, disunity, envy, feelings, forgiveness, grievance, hypocrisy, lesbianism, love, position, pride, prodigal, relationships, repentance, saved, sexual promiscuity, sin, surrender, wife
Q. Is there such a thing as a Christian who isn’t saved?
The church teaches ‘once saved always saved’, but is that true? It’s true if you’re saved; but what if you’re not really saved?
The parable of the 5 foolish virgins in Matthew 25 strongly suggests that it’s possible to lose the Holy Spirit, and confirms that you can’t get the Spirit from someone else. You alone are responsible for the Spirit to stay in you.
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Tags: Abraham, authority, Christian, commandment, controversial, envy, false church, guilt, heart, Micaiah, Pharisee, prodigal, saved, unconventional
A humanist in the church started a concept that’s not endorsed by the Word of God. Unconditional love sounds right but it’s not. Unconditional love means that God will love me no matter what I do. That’s a lie! God’s love is conditional. His ten commandments are conditions for His love (Exodus 20). Repentance with the right attitude is a condition for His love; Peter was forgiven, but Judas was cursed; David was forgiven, but King Saul was cursed; Jacob was forgiven, but Esau was hated, Romans 9:13. If you sin, knowingly or unknowingly, there is a consequential punishment; and if you resist correction you can lose your Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: agape, authority, Christ, Christian, commandment, conscience, controversial, false church, heart, love, prodigal, repentance, rich young ruler, submission, surrender, unconditional love, unconventional
SERMON 2. Don’t call me STUPID!
How do you react when someone calls you ‘stupid’? Most people bite back. In Matthew 5:22, Jesus challenges people who call others ‘stupid’ to think before they accuse, because the act equates to killing the person’s character and earns hell punishment. Therefore, the person who brands others as ‘stupid’ is actually passing judgment on themselves because it’s the height of hardness to have experienced the pain of being called ‘stupid’ and then to turn on others with the same hurtful brand. Jesus doesn’t judge them; they’ve judged themselves. Everyone has said in their heart, Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: authority, Christ, Christian, commandment, conscience, controversial, envy, heart, insane, Pharisee, pride, prodigal, rich young ruler, right mind, stupid, unconventional
In Mark 5, Jesus heals the man with 2000 demons and the people come and find him in his right mind.
In Romans 8, the Word says that the carnal mind is against God’s mind. Any time you won’t do what God says, you harden your mind. Like arteriosclerosis, if you persist long enough in resistance to the mind of God, you’ll end up with a hard-heart and thus have a spiritual heart attack.
You say, “I love God and do everything He says, to the best of my ability”. Most Christians love Jesus for Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: arteriosclerosis, authority, Christ, Christian, commandment, controversial, envy, heart, insane, Pharisee, prodigal, rich young ruler, right mind, unconventional