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"I am always trying not to do anything against God. But yesterday I did. I don't know if he is even my Heavenly Father anymore. I know God is the source of Mercy, but I am afraid and scared now because again I did sins." – Dawn, United Arab Emirates









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More pictures from the last week of our January 2020 Soul Winning Campaign on the streets of Benin City in 10 different locations. We distributed about fifty thousand tracts, we preached the gospel and the lives of many were saved and transformed.




More pictures from the last week of our January 2020 Soul Winning Campaign on the streets of Benin City in 10 different locations. We distributed about fifty thousand tracts, we preached the gospel and the lives of many were saved and transformed.




Some pictures from the last week of our January 2020 Soul Winning Campaign on the streets of Benin City in 10 different locations. We distributed about fifty thousand tracts, we preached the gospel and the lives of many were saved and transformed.



















An amazing book. Not only the ophan work, but in his late seventies and early eighties, Muller undertook many foreign tours all over the world, preaching every day for weeks on end to hundreds and sometimes to thousands.










Vilken glädje det är att se dessa damer så passionerade för den kommande korstågen i Abidjan. 28–31 januari 2020.




Me and a couple of my students in St Davids Diocese exploring Integrating Mission and Evangelism into our local church ministries 👍



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of with Pastor Bryan Hornsby @ Maple Hill Baptist Church—the first three conversations reminded me of the spiritual battle for the souls of men! for Jason (atheist) and Dan (cultural believer in God and doing good)




Daugleddau LMA attendees at today’s diocesan Conference in - Fthr Neil, Mthr Heather, Di & Hannah.



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Agape

Hello again, before starting this blog again I invite you to pray before you start, prepare your hearts, get away from the possible distractions, may God prepare your hearts to receive your word and may be able to respond to your will with actions so that it is not a dead faith, pray also for me, I also need to concentrate and I need God to give me wisdom so that it is his words that he is about to read and not mine.
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‘He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. ’ 1 John 2:4-6 

Last week I went to a friend’s house, her great grandmother was at home, she was an older woman, when I entered the house she greeted me along with other people, they invited me to move to another side of the house, leaving, one of my friends were raising a somewhat interesting conversation, she was asking her great grandmother if she gave him one of her rings, I was not close enough to listen well, but she with a slight tone of scolding told her constantly not while that my friend insisted that I give her one. End of the story: no, he didn’t give anything. We went to buy something and on the way, they told me that their grandmother does not give her rings because they are gifts from different people, it is the greatest and perhaps only way in which you can show affection to her great grandmother, giving her things, it is a somewhat story Interestingly, I had never heard someone do that.

On the other hand, I have friends who have a partner, normally, when they fight with their boyfriend or girlfriend, it is because the other person did not give him something on a special date or did not remember his birthday or normally expected something from the other person and did not happen, disappointments that They end up in fights.
What I want to get to is that there are different types of love and therefore different ways of demonstrating it and in these verses of 1 John 2 we can see one of them, AGAPE, maybe some have already heard this word and feel cool right now, maybe Someone has no idea what I am talking about, others probably turned to their bibles and tried to find out where this strange word appears, we still don’t get to that part, so relax because we have little left to understand why I leave you with that word now.
Last week we managed to see what it means to know the truth or rather how we show that we do not know the truth, not keeping his commandments, not bearing fruit, not being light, not being different are signs that we do not know the truth.
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. “

“BUT” after knowing what it means to not know the truth, after knowing those characteristics, then knowing whether or not you have fruit, after that, it makes a change of subject apparently, now you are talking about the characteristics of those who are in the.

’ If ye love me, keep my commandments. ’ (John 14:15)

The best way to show that we love our Lord is by obeying his commandments because his desires will be ours because for our love to be visible his will must be reflected in our actions, it cannot be one without another, we cannot obey without a heart or a heart without obeying, in this way we cannot glorify God

’ This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. ’(Matthew 15:8)

It is impossible to worship the Lord with a dead faith that does not shine that does not reflect him and his nature, but it is even worse to be hypocrites, the vast majority of us know that Jesus always confronted the Pharisees and the word with which he describes them In the King James Bible it is “hypocrites” (Matthew 6, Matthew 15: 7, Matthew 16: 3, Matthew 22:18, Matthew 23) people who are not consistent, who pretend virtues or emotions that they do not have, in the case of the Pharisees, it was mostly humility, they were not humble in their hearts, they obeyed but never did it for the one who deserves glory, but for themselves, because they sought the approval of men; unfortunately we can fall into that same sin, we can be hypocrites, we can have a feigned love, we can simply obey but not for our love for him, but desire for recognition, the Pharisees did not give alms because they loved their neighbor, but because they loved themselves excessively, they wanted recognition, they didn’t feel love for God or the brothers;

'Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the glass and the plate, so that the outside is also clean. ’(S. Matthew 23:26)

The inside is a priority, the external will naturally come out, lately, I have been reading at the same time as other young people in my church made, on one occasion I read in fact parts in which Paul demonstrates his love for his brothers and I do not mean he spoke with them and he told them that he loved them but sometimes he talks about Paul praying with his brothers, hugging them, crying with them, comforting himself, among other things and that is because when the inside is clean the outside too, when commonly or in our heart We love God, that love is reflected in obedience and love to the brothers. In the cases we have had with the youth of my church we have studied about having true communion with God, which is very good but having communion with the brothers is also important

'When a man’s ways please the Lord , he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. ’(Proverbs 16:7)

When we truly love the Lord, our ways become straight for God and in this way we obey his commandments when he says in Matthew 5: 38-48, that we should love our enemies, that we have to love our neighbor, when we love God we will obey his commandments it must come naturally from us, it must be our desire to show the brothers that we love them, sometimes it is difficult to show love to the brothers, to those who are not believers, to our enemies, sometimes it will not be easy, this is not a change overnight, but it is something that we when we are true children of God, must have

'But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. ’(Galatians 5:22-23)

AGAPE, is a love that by definition is a love that is made without expecting anything in return, unconditional that seeks only the welfare of the loved one, this love was what Jesus gave us on his cross, an unconditional love, even when he was despised for those he had helped, even when Peter denied it, even at the times when he was under the punishment of God’s wrath by sinful and miserable people like us when for giving unconditional love for his elect he was insulted Ashamed and wounded, he gave love and received hatred, he could simply let us be punished and leave us dead in our sins, in any case, his justice is fulfilled, but he did not let us die, but he chose to love us and intercede for us, he chose to be our way to the father, he chose to be our way to a true communion with him and he intercedes and apologizes to the father in favor of those who made fun of him

'Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. ’(Luke 23:34)

Even when he knew that they would be guilty of his death, he intercedes for them, literally Jesus prayed for the forgiveness of his murderers. If we are Christians we have the fruit of the spirit and this is also composed of love, a love equal to that Jesus had with us and with those who repudiated him, in the verse of Galatians, the first aspect that is mentioned that this fruit has is the love, the beauty of this is that it is the fruit of the spirit, it is a love that only and exclusively of the believer

'But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. ’(1 Corinthians 2:14-15)

The natural man does not understand or be part of the spiritual things there is no way he can understand a love in this way, this is a difficult love to give, but now, if we are believers we can give it without measure, an unconditional love, no It matters whether that person treats me well or not, it will simply become increasingly natural to love them, as in the previous blog, it is a resistance race, we have to shed what makes it difficult for us to run the race that has been given to us.

'But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. ’(1 John 2:5-6)

Loving brothers is not always easy, loving those who are external to us is not easy, but now that we know that we are new creatures, our way of life changes and that includes our way of loving, we have not been drifting without direction without having any idea about how to love people, but that, we have been given a perfect and glorious example to which we must point within ourselves, to Jesus who became man for us, who suffered, was tempted, persecuted, lived a difficult lifestyle, but still, even knowing that Judas was going to betray him, even knowing that Peter was going to deny him and that Thomas was not going to believe until he saw his hands with marks, he knew everything they were about to do He washed each and every one of his feet, showed his love to them and to us; We must show our love to him, love God leads us to obey his commandments, obey his commandments leads us to love our neighbor, this must be like a fruit, that our love of God is perfected, I recognize that there are people who do not They find it easy to show love to those around them, I am one of those people, but to show love is necessary to be easy to see, why would you cover your light before them? Why would you deprive them of unconditional love?

When you love someone in this way you are looking for the best for that person with you express that agape love, we were chosen to be children of God and now we are sent to spread the gospel message, why would you not tell him the best news in the world with someone you love without condition?

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To conclude with the reflection, again I invite you to conclude with a prayer of response to the message, praise and thank God for sending his son in propitiation of our sins, ask for you to show your love, maybe love your enemies is difficult for you, pray for people who are difficult or for those who hurt you, worship God for his infinite love that he gives us continually, pray for me, I also need to work on my love for others.

Yesterday’s blog I upload today, I’m sorry, probably next week we will have an extra blog on Monday, God willing, I’m going back to classes, so I’m going to need to move my schedules, the blog probably won’t be uploaded on Thursdays but that It depends.

If you have any questions, the question space is open, if you need me to pray for you for something special, you can also use that space to write your requests. See you soon, God bless you.

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There is more to the Christian life than going to church or being a good person.  Realize that our salvation is totally based on what Jesus did for us.  We cannot work our way in to heaven or do anything good enough to qualify for salvation.

Jesus is the one given for our salvation.  It was his sacrifice and the love of God that continues to do what only God can do.  Take that in.  Remember it.  Share it with others often.

Here is a simply reminder.  Read on.

John 3:14-17  NLT

And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.  16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

We have heard those for a long time, if we have been in church.  Might have even seen some of those verses on billboards or little cards being handed out somewhere.  You might have seen John 3:16 painted on a guys chest at some football game where it was freezing.

Point is… the Gospel is still the truth and how people receive salvation and promise of eternity with God.  

This is worth sharing those who need because we sure are blessed to be saved by God’s grace!

Galatians 2:8-9  NLT

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

I need those reminders.  Let’s tell others!

土匪李拐的改變

土匪李拐的改變


台灣基督長老教會,有一位馳名的黃武東牧師(1909~1994),他隨身攜帶著的皮夾裡,
經常珍藏一張相片,感念引導他們全家悔改歸主的恩人,一方面也作為傳福音的道具。這個人就是李拐。

前清未年嘉義縣(前稱諸羅山),義竹鄉,東後寮村,有一個土匪頭目李拐,平日燒殺擄
掠,姦淫搶奪無惡不作,清朝官府對他很頭痛。日本治臺時,他仍然無惡不作。但是有個禮拜六,李拐和嘎嘎們行搶之後,晚間經過教會門口,李拐被教堂的歌聲吸引,嚷嚷們催他快走,他卻吩咐他們先回去,自己獨自在禮拜堂門口聆聽青年詩班為主日禮拜獻詩的練習。


此時,教會牧師發現有人站在外面,便邀請他進入禮拜堂,並且向他傳福音,說明上帝的誠命。很奇妙的,李拐竟然流淚接受耶穌做他的救主。


黃武東牧師的父親黃倫,是清朝末年的舉人,在地方上極受人尊敬。宣教師曾經多次向他傳福音,但都被他拒絕,並堅稱中國固有的倫理道德更勝過聖經所說的。
在《黃武東回憶錄》(洛杉磯台灣出版社,1985)書中,黃武東牧師敘述了以下的事蹟:

父親開柑仔店(雜貨店)時,拐叔時常到店裡白吃白喝,因為他是土匪,無人敢得罪,先
父也只好任其需索。一天,拐叔要到店裡,取了些日用品後,拿到櫃檯要父親算帳,父親大驚,不知他究竟要算什麼帳。拐叔乃更詳細的對父親說,他過去常來白吃白拿,不知拿了多少,請父親把這些帳全部算一算,看連同這次拿的,一共若干,他要還清。

父親聽後更感訝異,也不知過去的帳要從何算起,便敷衍的要拐叔儘管吃喝,別說這些。拐点顯得不好意思,要父親下次他來時一定要告訴他,欠多少,他就要還多少。
以後他又到店裡幾次,每次都催父親告訴他積欠的数目。之後父親暗中觀察他的行動,有時看他還挑著蓮霧、拔仔等,到庄頭叫賣。

父親見拐点這種不尋常的轉變,心中納悶不已。一日,他忍不住跑到拐叔家看個究竟。拐点當時還是個羅漢腳仔(單身漢),只在庄裡有一小塊祖先留下來貧不能耕種的厝,中間有一棵蓮霧樹,平日無人整理。父親到那兒一看,但見四周已經图有離
芭,土地開為菜園,裡面還開了一口塗井,並在井邊設置吊蓄和吊桶,以便灌溉菜園,先父還發現蓮霧樹有些枝上紮著土,預備接枝。這些轉變,更令父親驚奇不已。

奇怪的事不斷發生,父親發現他每到拜六便不賣菜,跑到店口,看到鄉人在玩「腦甘蔗」(將甘蔗由中間斬斷,讓參加者猜测兩段的長短差距,猜中者贏得該甘蔗)、「應印」等遊戲時,就對著眾人講道理,講時還引經據典,出口成章,說什麼「死生有命,富贵在天」、「謀事在人,成事在天」等成語。

有一天,他拿了一個西瓜當「教具」,西瓜上正好停了一隻蒼蠅,他遂轉動西瓜邊告訴鄉人說,俗話說「天邊海角」是不正確的,天沒有邊,海也沒有腳,不是平的,而是和這個西瓜一樣是圆的;地球會轉動,但人為什麼不會掉下來?和苍蝇一樣,西瓜轉,牠也不掉……。說得圍觀者個個目瞪口呆。

父親看他不但改邪歸正,而且,文盲居然會唸詩句、講地理!心中納悶不已,一直到他再來要求清帳的時候,終於忍不住問拐叔,究竟什麼原因,使他有此劇變。
拐叔平靜的說,他已經入教,這些都是教會裡的傳道先生教他的。

父親雖不迷信鬼神,一聽他入教,卻猛搖頭反對,說:「拜番仔教,是大不孝啊,你千萬
不能信!」(范註:「番仔教」,早期看待外國人,說他們,因此連他們引進的東西都加上「番」字,例如玉米[番麥、地瓜(蕃薯)、辣椒(番仔畫] 煤油「番仔油」和火柴(番仔火」等。)

拐叔只回覆說:「耶穌教不是番仔教,更不是大不孝,耶穌教乃是敬拜一位創造天地的上帝,教人要孝敬父母,不要行竊,要行善,切勿欠债,有债必還。因此,我才來清帐。」說後,再請父親無論如何要讓他還清這筆帳。
父親深受感動,隨便說了一個數字,拐叔立即掏出身上所有的錢,點算給父親,並言明不足部分,日將拿來還清,不久,果如言,悉数還清欠款。

拐叔的奇蹟,引起父親的好奇,一時向叔說:「我想跟你一起去做禮拜好嗎?」拐叔看
到父親這知書明理的讀書人,克肯和他一起去做禮拜,一時感動得淚流滿面。
捐叔乃詳細告訴家父,禮拜堂在牛桃灣,從這裡步行要走六里路,做禮拜是在每個禮拜的禮拜日,就是日曆上以紅紙印刷的那一天。禮拜首式夏天自十一點開始,冬天自十點,禮拜只有一個鐘頭。我們路遠,八點就要出發;做禮拜的移神不必太好,只要清潔就可以;禮拜後一起飯,飯、菜都是信徒隨個人的意思帶來的;吃完了午饭以後,傳道先生或舊的會友即來教我們白話字、吟聖詩、學祈禱、陰聖經、休息。然後於下午三點(冬天自二點)再做一次禮拜,禮拜後,即可回家。禮拜式有傳道牧師講道理,你讀書人比較容易聽得懂……

父親過後,興沖沖地回到家裡,要兩位母親(范註:古代有錢人三妻四妾是常有的事)早早準備,禮拜天全家和拐叔到牛挑灣教會聽道理做禮拜。
我當時年七歲,已略懂事,記得母親留言後,兩人抱著神主牌大哭,但因歸於父親的威
服,不敢不從。不久,父親決定改信上帝,命將供在正廳的神主牌取出毀棄時,母親起初仍偷偷藏著,逢祖宗忌日便取出偷拜。

祭拜時,我又是擔任把風的任務,當時最困難的是香味不易清除,常常拜過後,母親便急急打開門窗,以扇子揮去室內香味。

此後父親當然也不再請叔公來祭祖,僅珍藏一本族譜。可惜這本族譜在我於1972年離台赴美時,因無意久居,未隨身攜帶,待決定暫不回鄉後,囑子女到景美住宅整理時,始發現連同多數藏書、照片等,均告失竊,甚至連一個頗富紀念價值的書櫃也告遗失,誠為一大憾事。

父親未信教前,染上鴉片癌,當時雖有意戒除,惜無力做到。改信後,父親堅心決意

禱、認罪,曾為了抗拒煙癮,夜間睡於院裡草捆堆上,終於把這惡習改掉,此後父親的性格改變很多,脾氣較前溫和。兩位母親才因此受感動,烧毁神主牌,全心虔敬信主。真的像保羅先生所說的:「若有人在基督裡,他就是新造的人,舊事已過,都變成新的了。」(林後 5:17)

你是一位好小姐媽?
美國有一位馬禮遜醫師(他也是牧師),有一次聘請秘書。這位女秘書第一天上班,馬禮遜就找她談話,開口就問她:「普西拉小姐,你是一位好小姐嗎?她嚇了一跳,反問:「我來上班之前,有人告訴你關於我的是非嗎?」馬禮遜醫師說:「沒有。」

他從抽屉拿出一張紙,又問她今年幾歲?普西拉有點憤怒的說:「我來上班,跟我的年齡有什麼關係?若你認為我不適任,就叫我回家好了。」

馬禮遜醫師又說:「我猜你今年三十歲。」普西拉非常氣憤的皮包拿著就要走(女人最不喜歡被問及年齡)。但馬禮遜醫師卻不放過她,又向她說:「你從一歲到十歲是孩童不懂事。若從十一歲到三十歲,你每天都犯一種過錯,你想,你是一位好小姐嗎?」

普西拉想了想,說:「一天可能不只犯一種過錯,也許超過四種。」馬禮遜醫師說:「這樣的話,一年有365天,二十年就有七千多天,那麼你是一位好小姐媽?」她開始冷靜了下來。

馬禮遜醫師告訴她:「你今天下班回去,在神的面前安靜的思想,從你懂事以來,這些年間的行為,有哪些是不討神與人喜悦的事。」
第二天上班,馬禮遜醫師又與她交談,看見她心靈有些沮喪,問她:「你覺得如何?」
她說:「當我回家,按照你的話,在主面前安靜的回想過去的年日,從懂事以來,就像銀幕,一幕一幕的看到我過去一切的醜陋面。我自以為自己是完善、無可指責的人。但是在聖靈照之下,我發現過去的我,所想,所作,所為,有許多自私、驕傲、嫉妒、撒謊、欺騙、惱怒、對人冷漠,也有許多不願人知道、不討主喜悦的。原來我是一個罪大惡極的人,真是羞愧!」

那時馬禮遜醫師與她翻開提摩太前書一章 15-16節:「基督耶穌降世,為要拯救罪
人。……在罪人中我是個罪魁。然而,我蒙了憐惯,是因耶稣基督要在我這罪魁身上顯明他一的忍耐。」並提醒她回去,切實在主的面前悔改認罪,求主赦免。因為他兒子耶穌的血會洗淨我們一切的罪。「我們若認自己的罪,神是信實的,是公義的,必要赦免我們的罪,洗淨我們一切的不義。」(約畫 1.9)
人要如何解决罪的問題,一般以為靠善行,作功德,造橋鋪路,捐獻更多的錢做善事,就可以救自己。若是這樣,上西方,進天堂,永遠是有錢人的份。其實有的人捐錢給慈善機構,名義上是做善事,目的卻是為了得名、得利,還可以退税,可說名利雙收。基督徒相信「得救是本乎恩,也因著信;這並不是出於自己,乃是神所賜的;也不是出於行為,免得有人自誇。我們原是他的工作,在基督耶穌裡造成的,為要叫我們行善。(弗2-8-10)基督徒蒙恩得救之後,要行善,這是我們應盡的本分。通常大家的想法是,我若不害人,不做虧心事,就是好人。這是消極的。聖經的原則是:「人若知道行善,卻不去行,這就是他的罪了。」(雅4:17)

anonymous asked:

What do you do if every time you bring up God in a conversation someone changes the subject?

Hey dear friend, I would say: Let them. Be kind and let them.

That doesn’t mean you never talk about your faith around that person. But my guess is that 1) the topic of God is painful for that person, 2) the topic of God is repulsive for that person, 3) it is not entirely relevant for that person, or 4) I say this with much love, but maybe the manner in which faith is brought up has not been gentle or understanding.

You cannot force someone to talk about something they don’t want to. I’m not saying you’re doing that. But if they’re changing the subject and your goal is to “bring them back to God” all the time, you’re coercing that person into a subject that they obviously don’t want to discuss.

A Christian’s goal is never to transmit information until another person is persuaded. That’s a very westernized way of evangelism. It assumes that a “threshold of theological knowledge” is what makes a Christian. Modern church evangelism is a memorized checklist of systematic facts, and it seems that once you can recite those facts, this must mean you’re close to God. This, of course, is not true.

If you want someone to know about your faith: we must simply live into our faith. To just be. And be curious about the other person. I bet there is a reason this person avoids any talk about God. Why not get to know them? And why not discover within yourself: what is your goal? Agenda? Motive? Did you assume this person is avoiding faith discussions? Or is there something in you that pushed too hard, assumed it must be their issue, when it could be yours? And really: can you still love this person even if they never open up about their faith with you, ever?

I’m sorry I’m being a little hard here. I have experienced too much aggression from those who think they’re just “passionate, outspoken, bold for truth,” when really they were being obnoxious and socially tone-deaf. Of course, it’s good to be open about your faith. Talk about it, sure. But we must enter with a gentleness that leaves room for discomfort, disagreement, dialogue, or even total avoidance. And in the end, you may be just one rung of the ladder in this conversation. You may not be the one who gets to talk faith with that person; it might be someone else. Certainly you want to be a rung in that ladder, and not an obstacle.

— J.S.

The Rich Young Ruler

17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments, ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20 And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.” 21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22 But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.

23 And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”

28 Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”
Mark 10:17–31 | New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New American Standard Bible Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

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The Way of the Master
Ray Comfort (and Kirk Cameron)

10 Favorite Lines:

  • Biblical evangelism always proclaims the Law to the proud, but grace to the humble.

  • Nothing reveals Calvary like Sinai. Nothing exalts unconditional mercy like fierce and holy wrath.

  • The Bible consistently defines the love of God toward sinners in two words: the Cross …God expresses His love toward the saved believer by offering daily comfort, joy, inner peace, patience, self-control, and a safe harbor in times of trouble… Look in your Bible to find any instance of Jesus, an apostle, or a prophet offering an unrepentant sinner any form of God’s love other than Jesus’ blood on the Cross.

  • God is not obligated to give us mercy. He is only obligated by His own righteousness to give us justice. …Our punishment is deserved. Mercy is mercy because it is undeserved.

  • …we should not prescribe the cure before we have convinced the sinner of the disease.

  • …the thought that he’s going to Hell, without the use of the Law to justify that fact, is unreasonable to a sinner’s mind.

  • It is this simple: you broke the Law and Jesus paid your fine.

  • If we really believed that unregenerate souls were going to Hell, we would preach with overwhelming passion.

  • To lift our hands in adoration to God, yet refuse to reach out our hands in evangelism for God, is nothing but empty hypocrisy.

  • …it is the wrath of the Law that makes us appreciate mercy.
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King Saul with David is a great Bible example of this proverb. No doubt many times David ate at Saul’s table but Saul grew very jealous of David and wanted to kill him. See 1 Samuel 18:8-12 & 20:1-33.

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