Archive for May, 2015

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It is neither unbiblical nor mean to confront people about sin.

“Rebuke a wise man and he will love you.” (Proverbs 9:8)

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.” (Galatians 6:1)

“Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.” (2 Thessalonians 3:15)

“My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” (James 5:19-20)

Too many of our friends wander from God because we don’t love them enough to come along side of them and help them.

 

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Dude — okay…so you go to church on Sunday, maybe even go to a small home group during the week.  And when the topic of sex trafficking comes up in conversations, just like everyone else, you say that it’s a bad thing and needs to be stopped. Maybe you even went to a fundraiser to raise money to combat sex trafficking.

But then you find yourself online looking at pictures of nekkid ladies, or renting movies with graphic sex scenes. Besides supporting an evil system, did it ever occur to you that you are pimping and sex-trafficking your own soul? Yup – by giving your eyes to these things, you are forcing your soul to be violated, over and over again, by this ungodly vileness. And the more you do it, the more of a toll it takes spiritually

Maybe it’s time you got out of the sex-trafficking business…

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord ,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

So…you’re smoking weed and partying like the world on Saturday — and raising “holy hands” and zealously shouting the name of Jesus on Sunday (or at house church). But holiness is not a club you join, it is a life you live.

Playing this double-lifestyle game is dangerous to a person’s eternal health. If we really want to change, He is waiting for us with open arms. But if we continue to play games with the Living God, we will one day learn that this is a game we cannot win.

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“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Prov. 4:23)

Billions of dollars are spent each year on TV and internet advertising because it is scientifically proven that it changes the way we think and act. And there is more than one kind of advertising going on. The bombardment of ungodly world-view propaganda, under the guise of news, also powerfully impacts the way we think (There is presently an intense effort across all forms of media to attack God’s biblical plan for marriage).

In many ways, it appears that the world is doing a much better job of “discipling” the Church than the Church is. And as long as we slavishly give into our addiction for media and entertainment, we will continue to be changed into people who are more and more worldly — and may one day soon be found actually opposing the true Church and the true work of the Kingdom.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)