Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33 This pair of verses is continually misused to coerce or scare people into confessing that … Continue reading Confess or Deny
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, … Continue reading Lost Sheep
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that … Continue reading Who Is This Man?
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;Matthew 13:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: ... The sower soweth the word.Mark 4:3, 14 A sower went out to sow his seed: ...Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke … Continue reading Sowing Seed
Ephesians Series • 25. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Ephesians 6:15 (November 1, 2020) Part 2. The word of God helps us in our daily lives, and equips us to help others in love.
Ephesians Series • 25. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Ephesians 6:15 (November 1, 2020) It is not just the preacher’s job to prepare to preach the word. It is the duty of all children of God to prepare to receive the word, apply the word, and live the word. Scripture tells us who we are and where we stand. It also tells us Who God is and what He has done for us. When we see the marvelous grace of God in our lives we want to follow Him. The Bible shows us exactly how to do that as well.
You can't scare someone into loving God!
There is a true rest in the grace of God when we see that Jesus truly did “pay it all.”
Jesus plainly says that there are some who truly do love God and want to hear from Him. They seek out truth. And even though they are sometimes errant in their ways, they are not interested in just playing church. They truly want to glorify God in their worship.
Perhaps we have too low a view of what is happening when a man is blessed of God to preach and teach exactly what we need when we need it.