Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
With so much being discussed on the gifts of the Holy Spirit lately I have thought about what position I find myself in. Many scholars that I enjoy and tend to agree with are sitting on either side of the discussion. But like so many of these theological discourses it can become quickly a forming of camps and a piling of Bible verses. I cannot in good conscience jump into either side. So where does this leave me?
Well I think the answer is that I will remain committed to teach the whole Bible and sick to what it says as the foundation for my belief in these matters. This means that until I can receive a clear piece of the Scripture the speaks of the gifts ceasing then I will seriously consider that position. It also means that when I encounter those who talk of the miraculous gifts and works of the Spirit of God I will make sure it is fitting with the Bible before I accept it as being true.
We are not to base our belief on experience or feeling but on the Word and its Truth.
So whether you have seen and experience the abuse of what some call gifts or if you have felt that people have tried to quench the Spirit, neither is to be how we find the Truth.
So I encourage you to stick with the Bible and what it clearly teaches.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Today as I ponder and prepare to teach, peach and encourage the people of God, I am reminded that no matter how prepared I feel I am still at the mercy of the Lord. Though I study and train and pray yet I find myself often nervous with the weight of sharing God's Word. But what ever yesterday was it is gone and today is here.
God has given us this day for His purposes and glory. No matter if you feel prepared for it or not the day is here and it is His. So we serve Him fully and without restraint.
Once again I proclaim "not me, but the Love of Christ control me". I pray that today He will be greater and I will be less.
Let us walk together today in the Love of Jesus Christ and in so doing live in humility giving glory to God.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Not me, but the Love of Jesus Christ control me!
We are called to walk together in this mission we are on under our Lord Jesus. Let us walk on with the courage to submit to Him fully daily.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Read the Bible and understand the Truth from God and your life will be changed as you understand your need for Jesus and the saving grace given to us through the finished work on the cross.
Jesus is God come in the flesh to make a way for us to be in communion with the Father for His glory!