Archives for November 2012

Pass on any Prayer Requests

Please feel free to pass on any prayer request to Stockport House of Prayer at Chelwood Baptist Church.There is also a Fire on Friday meetings with John Noble. If you are not sure please leave them with me & we will pray for you. No matter where you live we are here to serve you in the love of Jesus Christ.

Conditions of Salvation According to Jesus Christ in Matthew 18

I remember the shock of reading the whole of Matthew's gospel through in one sitting, back in 1985. It was one night in a place called New College, an Anglican college attached to the University of New South Wales, where I was in my final year of a Computer Science degree. I was just starting out in Christian discipleship, though I had been attending church weekly all my life. I remember a sense of the fear of God coming on me. When we let the Word of God as a whole speak to us it can be transforming.

Finding the Light Along a Dark Path – My Exhusband was the darkness

I hope is writing proves therapeutic for me and for the many good Christian women who may have had husbands who did not follow a good path.

I live in Calgary Canada and for several years while there I lived with an abusive husband, Tom (I won’t use his last name) but I hope some day the Lord sees fit to help this man or that he finds the Lord himself.

The Hour of Darkness

There is a time for everything, we are told in God’s Word (Eccl. 3:1). What many tend to forget is that everything means every thing, including evil. Yes, according to Scripture, there is a time when God allows even evil to hold sway.

“The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble” (Prov. 16:4 RSV).

The Parable of the Sower and “Once Saved Always Saved”

I refer you to the Parable of the Sower found in Matthew 13:1-23. Jesus talks about seed (which is the Word of God – not that you would think so listening to TV evangelists – but I digress). This seed falls on four different types of ground – the wayside, the stony ground, the thorny ground and the good ground.

Its pretty clear that in the case of the wayside hearers, these people were never saved. The word never entered their heart, primarily because they did not understand it, Jesus says. The devil took it away.

By Your Words you will be justified … and by your words you will be condemned

 

Jesus said, "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

(Matthew 12:36)

I have more questions on this passage than answers, so I throw it up for discussion.

Did Jesus really mean to say this to everyone, including his disciples, or did he only say it to the Pharisees (see vs 25)? One COULD argue that this passage was only written to the Pharisees and unsaved people like that.

Jesus offers Rest and Teaching

In Matthew 11 Jesus says, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)

Hurt but Never Left Jesus

Hello All and God Bless.

All of my life has been blessed by God and for that I am joyful. I have tried to life a life as instructed in the Bible and I think I am doing a good job of it and I feel the Grace of God for living this way.

I want to testify to all the lovely help I receive from my fellow Christians for any of the pains I have ever felt in life. Though I have never been tested like Job, my marriage has reminded me a little of this Book. Even though my husband was a violent man I prayed that he would find God.

The Bottomless Pit

I was surprised recently when the Holy Spirit drew my attention to the words “the bottomless pit”–surprised because I had not been thinking of anything remotely connected to this phrase. Why had he brought it to my mind? I knew this description was used in the book of Revelation, so I opened my Bible and concordance and began looking into the matter. This is what I found.

More on Salvation from the Teachings of Jesus

Of course there is a lot in the teaching of Jesus about the big subject of salvation, but I am especially concerned with the things Jesus taught regarding the CONDITIONS God lays down for those who are going to be ultimately saved. If a thousand men teach me that there is no reason to fear the loss of my salvation if I am spiritually lazy and religiously compromised, but Jesus tells me the opposite – then I would be wiser to take heed to what Jesus said, right? After all, HE is the One I will have to stand before, probably in less than 30 years from now at the latest.

 

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