This brought tears to my eyes. I am so thankful that the Lord granted me repentance. When He saved me, I was radically saved, and radically changed, by a radical God.
As it says in Jude, Christians are to “contend for the faith.” But it seems there’s an increasing need to ‘contend for soberness’ and sanctification amongst the brethren.
I was told by a Pastor (who is a user, and ‘proponent’ of alcohol consumption), that he looks forward to, and “can’t wait” to literally drink “fine wine” in heaven. He advised the verse he uses to support his desire, is Isaiah 25:6.
Isaiah 25:6 says, “And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.”
“And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things,…. Which is to be understood, not of the ultimate glory of the saints in heaven; which is sometimes represented by a feast; and the participation of it, by sitting down with the saints at a table in the kingdom of God, and by drinking wine there, to which state the best things are reserved, but rather of the Gospel dispensation, which lies in the ministration of the word and ordinances; and which are ‘compared’ to a feast, which consists of the richest dainties, for the entertainment of the faith of God’s people; and this is made by the Lord himself, who is sovereign Lord of all, the King of kings; who sits at the table himself, and welcomes his guests, and is the sum and substance of the feast:” – John Gill
Here is my teaching on this verse.
As Rigney stated “Because when another faithful ministry becomes a fruitful ministry, the envious pastor sees a threat, a rival. The Gospel driven pastor sees reinforcement.”
Disclaimer: One of the men that Rigney cited as a leader or pillar was Piper. I do not subscribe to Piper.
I have not followed any of this news, so I did not know much about this, until this morning when I turned my radio on while enroute to evangelize. I then decided to change the Text that I was going to preach from, and I used this instead.
I denounced the hatred, racism, and murder. But then by using the Law, I turned the murder on them. Sorry for getting two facts wrong. Nonetheless the message remains the same. This is the edited version. Warning there is some graphic imagery. #alllivesmatter
Video street preaching ‘Going to War with No Korea, Iran or China? No worries! (You cannot kill a born-again Christian…)
The lady seen at the beginning was giving invitations to her church (while she was in line). She was inviting people to church, and I was inviting people to Christ. Perhaps the Lord might use both of us. She and a couple of ladies got very excited about the preaching of the Gospel, which was very encouraging. This is the edited version, private conversations were removed.
Music ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow,’ by Hymns.
Music ‘The Wheat’ by Hans Zimmer, et.al.
Sometimes ya gotta slow down, and have a little fun.
Lord willing, I’ve been ‘street preacher’ through the book of Romans.
Dr. R.C. Sproul on being “divisive” (If a professing Christian believes that Christians should never be divisive, then they don’t know the Bible, or the God of the Bible,
Amen. If a professing Christian believes that Christians should never be divisive, then they don’t know the Bible, or the God of the Bible.
This was just a snippet of the Gospel Seeds planted. By God’s grace, hundreds of Gospel tracts were distributed. This festival was hosted by ‘Off Road Nights.’
Music, ‘The Fast and Furious,’ by Brian Tyler.
A street preacher is also a street teacher…
I’ve been doing a study on, and meditating on Ephesians 5:1-21, walking in love, the light & wisdom. Particularly because I want to walk more circumspectly, and better discern when I might be ‘in sin’ in regards to whom I associate with, or where to draw that line while walking amongst the unregenerate.
One of my many Bible commentaries, is Paul Baynes commentary on Ephesians. Baynes (1573–1617) was also known as the “Radical Puritan.”
Out of my decades of being born-again, like many other old dead guys, I have never heard a pastor exegete Ephesians 5 like this.
Brethren, the postmodern church has been infected and effected by a postmodern view of the Scriptures. Though the Word of God does not change, man’s view of the Lord’s Scriptures have. Even by some of our more solid Pastors.
A solution to this progressive problem, is going back in time, and filling your shelves with ‘old-school’ academia.
However my suggestion to you, is spend more time in the Bible than any other book, my Christian library is ‘academia focused.’ In other words, my books are all about the Bible. Books on Theology, Systematic Theology, Doctrine, Greek and Hebrew helps, Bible commentaries, etc. Books that give me a more accurate interpretation, understanding, and exegesis of the Bible.
Though all sin is evil, and all sin brings forth death and damnation, the Scriptures do speak specifically on sexual immorality. Sadly I know an increasing percentage of ‘professing’ Christians that have succumbed to Satan, by not only tolerating sexual immorality. Furthermore they have accepted it, acquiesced to it, congratulated it, and even celebrated with those whom practice sexual immorality. Recently one ‘professing’ Christian told me that he went on a double-date to the movies, with a homosexual couple. All in the name of ‘friendship evangelism,’ or the unbiblical – mystical “They’ll see Jesus inside of me” heresy.
That is not the Jesus of the Bible, and that is not a Biblical “love” as they claim. It is a worldly carnal sensual’ love, it is an unholy disdain of God’s Holiness, it is an affront to a Holy God; and it is a terrible witness. The most unloving thing a Christian can do, is make the lost feel comfortable on their way to hell. A good passage on a ‘Biblical love,’ in context, is Ephesians 5:1-21.
Christians, let me ask you this. Would you personally associate yourself with, and accept a group of self-identified car thieves, or drug dealers, or murderers, or rapists, or adulterers, or child molesters? Then why have so many ‘professing’ Christians accepted and associated themselves with ‘sexual immorality’ (heterosexual or homosexual)?
I suspect the reason why, is either ~
a) They are sexually immoral themselves (and must repent), or
b) they are false converts, or
c) they are cowards, or
d) all of the above.
And never forget what the Lord Jesus said about ‘spiritual cowards’ in Rev 21:8.
Biblical evangelism and/or Biblical Christianity produces both ‘salt and light.’ The ‘light and the Law’ expose the sin, it opens the wound, and then it manifests their need for salvation. The salt festers the wound, as the ointment or remedy (the Gospel) is then applied. But instead, many ‘professing’ Christians are sugar-coating sin.
Having said all that. At the beginning of this video this person told me he was going to heaven, but at the end he said “I don’t know.” The Seeds were planted, and the results belong to the Lord.
A side note: I should have better explained in this video, that I did not ‘marry out of fornication,’ I repented from fornication (granted by God) before I met my wife. Too many today believe that the ‘act of marriage’ is ‘repentance.’ That is why I have told straight couples that I would not marry them if they were fornicating.
Darn I just realized I forgot to “seal the deal,” by telling him he’d go to heaven if he would “accept Jesus,” or “repeat this prayer after me,” or “slip up your hand,” or “make a decision,” or “walk down this isle to the front,” – Thus not saith the Scriptures.
“You are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill. You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it. You therefore flatter them. And what happens? They laugh at you. They dance upon their own graves and at last they die. Your delicacy is cruelty, your flatteries are poisons; you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool’s paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumber from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God we will not!” – Charles Spurgeon
orthodox presbyterian church (opc)
The great Dr. J.I. Packer on ‘repentance.’ I suspect that ‘repentance’ is preached more in the streets by open-air preachers, than inside churches by pastors.