2 Cor 3:12-16 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: (13) And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: (14) But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. (15) But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. (16) Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
History of the Begotten Belief concludes with the defection of DM Canright, the conversion of Dr. JH Kellogg, HC Lacey's influence on Marion Davis, ML Andreasen's epiphony, and Ellen White's corrections of Boardman and Cummings.
Examines 5 key doctrinal lies that prevent people from believing that we are accepted in the Beloved and now have all spiritual blessings in Christ.
Memorising Scripture is one of the most blessed experieinces that helps the Christian in many ways. We explore some of those blessings and ways of memorising.
Sharing your personal testimony is one of the most powerful things to lead people to Christ. We need to be ready every moment to share what Christ has done for us.
What is the focus of our worship? The character or the power of God? Put another way, does God's character give birth to power and life or does power and life give birth to character?
The Scriptures tell us that
God is Love 1 John 4:8
God hath Immortality 1 Tim 6:16
The Love of God is the source of His being and this is expressed through His power and Immortality. This ensures that all of God';s power is an expression of His Love.
If God's Love and Power are co-equal elements then power and love are shared and this would mean that not all of God's actions could be sourced in love.
Isa 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;
God's name [character] is holy
God inhabits [dwells in] eternity [immortality]
This simple question of the relationship of God character of love and His power as either love manifested through power or power and love working together in tension is critical to understanding who God is and how He lives.
Jer 9:23-24 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: (24) But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
A sermon that will challenge your understanding of the three angels messages. Learn how the message Babylon is fallen is a powerful exaltation of the cross.
In our meetings the steps were carefully laid out.
The material from the book Identity Wars establishes the relational value system where we do not glory in things but in our family and friends relationships. This opened the way for the understanding of the Divine Pattern which gives to us the key to knowing how the fountain of blessing is established. When once Christ is free to take the position of submission to the Father as described in the Divine Pattern then the channel of blessing as described in the book Life Matters will open up.
Imagine being compelled by a desire to be close to every single person you know. Maybe if you had lots of money and showered people with gifts you could certainly get people’s attention. Yet would they be close to you? Would they not be further away from you because the gifts you give become a replacement for yourself and your friends would desire your gifts more than they would desire you and your company. Such was the experience of the prodigal son when his money ran out.
[Editors note: Satan's counterfeit justice comes by making mercy appear to be inconsistent and therefore oppositional to justice. Using a co-source paradigm, these two attributes are made oppositonal creating a false idea of justice. God is ever merciful and justice is an expression of mercy. It is not one or the other as Satan claims.
It’s a simple question that invites you to fulfil the command of Paul.
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. 2 Cor 13:5
The question is an invitation to see if we have found hope in the gospel of Christ. Not a false hope that promises all of heaven while we continue our evil deeds against others without a sense of accountability because we assure ourselves that we are forgiven. Instead it speaks to a hope that enables us to believe that the creative Spirit of God through Christ can transform us to be like Christ.
Below is a quote from Great Controversy regarding the Sabbath. Below that I have repeated the statement but with the subject of the Son of God as the subject
Two weeks before Pentecost I was walking along the beach and praising our Father for His wonderful creation. I also was thinking about what things needed to be included in our Pentecost event. Suddenly in my mind I imagined the elders rising to honour the grandfathers amongst us and taking the opportunity to thank them for their hard work over the years to provide for their families. I thought about how much harder things were sixty years ago and how much self-sacrifice was required to raise a family. I wanted to honour these men in our community and thank the Lord for them. How much we need Grandfathers. Their years of life experience should be considered a treasure to the community of faith and drawn out whenever possible.
"Thus the covenant from Sinai brought them to the covenant with Abraham. The first covenant brought them to the second. The old covenant brought them to the new covenant. And thus the law, which was the basis of that covenant,-- the broken law,--was the schoolmaster to bring them to Christ, that they might be justified by faith."p. 149, Para. 5, [SIG].