And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. … Continue reading Harvest of Compassion
1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy (1st John 1:4-2:2) Part 2 John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In part two of this message, Elder Bryce shows us that to have the joyful fellowship with Jesus we desire, we must conform our minds, words, and deeds to life of Christ.
1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day, the first thing we must do is see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus. This message was preached at Mount Paran Primitive Baptist Church on January 10, 2021.
It only took modern psychology a few thousand years to figure out what the Bible has told us all along. We need to replace bad behavior with good behavior in order to form good habits of living.
Humans have faults but that does not mean we cannot serve God, and serve Him in a mighty way.
I want to go to that uncomfortable place where, even though the world may mock me, I ignore the opinions of others and flee to the feet of my Savior.
If you ever feel like you are doing pretty good with your discipleship because you are better than your neighbor, you picked the wrong standard!
O THAT I could repent! With all my idols part, And to thy gracious eye present A humble, contrite heart; A heart with grief oppressed For having grieved my God, A troubled heart that cannot rest, Till sprinkled with thy blood.
Let us not point the finger at some other city or nation. Let us not exalt ourselves and say that is talking about some other church or individual. Our belief is reflected in our actions (James 2:18). If we are not transforming our lives in thankfulness to the grace of God bestowed upon us, we are no better than these ungrateful and wretched cities.
Preachers have the responsibility to teach all the Bible to God's people. They are like watchmen on the wall to sound warnings, and calls to fight.