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Singleness: Burden and Gift

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Singleness: Burden and Gift

"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.

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"corinthian" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

How to Study the Bible

05:17 min | 2 weeks ago

"corinthian" Discussed on How to Study the Bible

"The bible's been given to you like you're you're you're called out. I'm called out. We're all called out in this passage every doesn't say like hey pastures need to be really bold. It says no like anyone who has turned to the lord. The veils been taken away. It doesn't matter who you are if you're a. Ups driver stay at home mom or a teacher of kindergarten. Carter's or a ceo or pastor whoever if you've turned to the lord the salesman taken away and where the spirit of the lord is. There's freedom in with that unveiled face. We're actually able to see something differently. So our interests should be up like something's been transformed that really matters to our everyday life Whoever we are as long as we've turned to the lord question two in the alive method is. What's the back story. So in the backstory kind of trying to understand the whole of the passage right and we. We've asked enough questions now of this passage to know that we've got some stuff that we need to answer. Right and one of those things would clearly be in verse. Thirteen like this seems to be referring to a passage in scripture right. It's a different story that it's referring to and if you go to your study notes as you would you would see that. It's actually referring to exodus thirty four so we could go to exodus thirty four and read about like this actual passage which is of course what we'd wanna do now because i'm using this passage to set up an entire series. We're actually going to go. And visit with moses in a couple of weeks. And i'm going to give you those passages so we're going to just put a little pin in that and we're gonna know okay. We're going to want to know what this is all about. But i'll i'm going to give you a hint. Moses sees god. He like visits with god as they ambassador. To god's chosen people moses was the leader of the israelites being led out of egypt into the promised land and as part of that he's receiving from guide. God's short of like setup for what it's gonna look like to be god's people and it would it says in scripture that when moses was with god the glory of god was so that moses his face shine with the radiance of god so shiny so bright that he actually had covered his face with a veil because people were scared of him. They were scared of that level of holiness. So you kinda wanna know that as we as we read this passage because it's actually saying in verse eighteen. Hey we get to contemplate. God's glory like the glory of god is now available to us in a way that like our faces aren't even veiled and as we're in. His glory were being transformed into his image. And so we're going to spend time with god and as we do so we no longer have this veil between god and ourselves because moses when he would be with god would be so radiant that other people couldn't even handle it and now in christ. We have the opportunity to be this. Close to god's glory right so close to god's glory that our faces aren't veiled. Were actually able to be in that space. So i want to show you guys something really cool for our back story today and sometimes this is one of the things i'll do and bible study that i haven't really walked you guys through yet Which is i. If there's a word or phrase that piques my interest that i just find stands out that i want to investigate a little bit more. I will go and explore. What the original language. What was the word in the original language so The old testament was written in hebrew. The new testament was written in greek. And even though you know. I i'm not fluent in hebrew or greek nor.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Your Daily Prayer

Your Daily Prayer

04:27 min | 3 weeks ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Your Daily Prayer

"And let us know what you think Prayer of love from. I corinthians thirteen written by debbie mcdaniel and read by kelly. Gibbons love never fails. I corinthians thirteen eight known as the love chapter. I corinthians thirteen is one of the greatest reminders to us. Today of what real love looks like and.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Your Daily Prayer

Your Daily Prayer

01:30 min | 3 weeks ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Your Daily Prayer

"Prayer of love from. I corinthians thirteen written by debbie mcdaniel and read by kelly. Gibbons love never fails. I corinthians thirteen eight known as the love chapter. I corinthians thirteen is one of the greatest reminders to us. Today of what real love looks like and what. It doesn't look like widely read at weddings or written all over. Love notes eastwards may become so familiar over time. It can almost lose some of their important message as we read this portion of scripture. Today let us ask god for help in soaking in every truth as we pray his powerful words back to him let us ask for the freshness of his spirit to bring his message of love alive within our hearts and flowing through our lives. We can't do it on our own. We never be able to muster enough strength within us. It's only possible through him and more than ever before our world needs to see what true love looks like. We can do a lot of good things in this life. We can give gifts. And we can even make notable sacrifices for others but if we do not have christ within us compelling us filling us every moment of every day it prophets us nothing

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A Prayer of Love from 1 Corinthians 13

Your Daily Prayer

01:30 min | 3 weeks ago

A Prayer of Love from 1 Corinthians 13

"Prayer of love from. I corinthians thirteen written by debbie mcdaniel and read by kelly. Gibbons love never fails. I corinthians thirteen eight known as the love chapter. I corinthians thirteen is one of the greatest reminders to us. Today of what real love looks like and what. It doesn't look like widely read at weddings or written all over. Love notes eastwards may become so familiar over time. It can almost lose some of their important message as we read this portion of scripture. Today let us ask god for help in soaking in every truth as we pray his powerful words back to him let us ask for the freshness of his spirit to bring his message of love alive within our hearts and flowing through our lives. We can't do it on our own. We never be able to muster enough strength within us. It's only possible through him and more than ever before our world needs to see what true love looks like. We can do a lot of good things in this life. We can give gifts. And we can even make notable sacrifices for others but if we do not have christ within us compelling us filling us every moment of every day it prophets us nothing

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A True Family in God

Magnify Him Together

05:03 min | 2 months ago

A True Family in God

"The apostle john in his third epistle wrote averse verse about children. Third john verse three. He says there. I have no greater joy than the hear. The my children are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Is if you things that. I think we should talk about in reference to this verse. Today we are talking about children kind of more. So i guess we're talking about how we're all united as a family it true real family and so like to point out here is the way that this family was so real for the apostle john notice what he says. I have no greater joy. Now i gotta tell you that. For a long time i read this verse and i simply thought that the apostle john was talking about children little children that he was writing this letter and saying well i just want you to know that the greatest joy i have is that my children walk in the truth and i mean to me that made sense For years i didn't have children. But i assume that that your children Walked in the truth would be something. That would bring a lot of joy. What's really interesting about this. I don't actually think the apostle john is talking about little children again. That would be true but instead consider how he refers to himself in verse one. He calls himself the elder to the beloved gas whom i love in truth that relationship there now he's not. Just you know writing this random statement writing again and saying well you know i love you. Want you to know these things. And i want you to know that it makes me really happy when my own biological children walk in the truth but that just doesn't even make sense. He's writing a letter to gaya. Saying i love you. I'm like a father to you. And i love the fact that you are walking in the truth you know. He's writing this letter to guess and he's starting by explaining how happy he is about. How things are going with gas. So the apostle. John had this relationship where he innocent saw himself as father to guess and because gas was walking the truth at brought him great in intense joy. You know i. I think that we see a similar thing. With the apostle paul he wrote to the corinthians and It doesn't seem to have been all that joyful at this point but we see that same relationship when he was writing to the corinthians he said to them. This is first corinthians. Four verse fourteen. First corinthians four verse fourteen. He says i do not write these things to make you ashamed. But to admonish you as my beloved children the apostle paul saw the same kind of relationship with the people to whom he had taught the gospel now. I want to be clear as to what i'm saying. I'm not trying to say that You know we should find all the people to whom we top the gospel and look at them as our children. Not trying to say that i. I recognize that. That's what john is doing that. That's a pause doing. But i'm not trying to suggest that i think there's there's nuance here. And there's important caveat to understanding that because you know our tendency when we view that kind of relationship a father child relationship i think is unfortunately. Sometimes it'd be rather patronizing. And unlike unlike paul and john you we don't have the holy spirit to guide us as to what exactly we should say so. I don't want to go down that route instead. What i'm trying to bring out now is that there's this father child relationship between individuals who weren't biologically related and yet what john says is i have no greater joy than to see that my children are walking in the truth. And so what you have. Is you have this this relationship that appears to be even stronger than a biological relationship.

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A Prayer for When You're Feeling Weak

Your Daily Prayer

03:33 min | 2 months ago

A Prayer for When You're Feeling Weak

"Prayer for when you're feeling weak by christina fox that is why for christ's sake i delight in weaknesses in insults in hardships in persecutions in difficulties for when i am weak then i am strong. Second corinthians twelve seven through ten. I hate weakness. I don't like to feel inadequate or incapable. I don't like being dependent on others. I don't like not knowing what's going to happen. I don't like feeling helpless in the face of a trial. I don't like feeling spent an overwhelmed. I don't like it when i'm physically. Weak emotionally weak mentally weak or spiritually. weak dimension. I don't like being weak. But ironically god's word looks at my weaknesses differently. It's part of the prerequisite for coming to christ. Jesus said in luke five thirty one three to those who are well have no need of physician but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but centers to repentance. Our weakness is no match for christ. It's not an obstacle. he has to overcome. he doesn't look at us and bemoan the fact. He's not been given the cream of the crop rather he laughs at weakness and says look what i can do with it if the reality of your own weaknesses mocking you today. Go to god and prayer plead with the lord about it and rests in. His power made perfect in weakness. This prayer is for you and me. Dear father i come to you today feeling so we can helpless. There are many things on my plate so many worries so many uncertainties so many things. That just can't do every time i think about what lies ahead of me. I feel overwhelmed. When i consider carrying this burden for days on end i feel like i just might drown. Everything seems impossible. You said to come to you with my burdens. The bible says you are our rock and our fortress who are all knowing all powerful. You know the burden that i bear. You are not surprised by them. In fact he's allowed them into my life. I may not know the purpose for them. But i do know that i can trust your goodness. You are always faithful to do what is best for me. You care most about my holiness even above my immediate happiness. I ask that you remove this burden for me. Take away my weakness but ultimately i desire most of all that your will be done. I confess that hate this weakness in me. I don't like not knowing what to do. I don't like being incapable and insufficient. Forgive me for wanting to be sufficient in myself. Forgive me for wanting to be in control. Forgive me for complaining grumbling. Forgive me for doubting your love for me and forgive me for not being willing to trust and rely on you and your grace when i look into the future and see. My weakness helped me to trust you. May i like paul embrace my weakness so that you can be my strength. May you work through my weakness to change me. May glorify you my weakness looking away for myself and to the wonders of your amazing love through christ grant meet gospel joy even in the midst of this struggle. It's because of jesus. And through. Jesus that i can pray.

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The Book of Genesis: Looking At The Book Of Beginnings

Knowing Faith

04:31 min | 3 months ago

The Book of Genesis: Looking At The Book Of Beginnings

"Is the book of genesis. Well it's the book beginnings and so it's telling us what happened at the beginning of the story that is going to form the entire arc of the biblical story. But it's important to remember that it's not just telling us what happened in the beginning. It's telling us what god did in the beginning and so it keeps god as the central figure of all of the action and that can actually as we head into this Season that lovey. Who wanna keep top of mind because we start to talk about whereas in the first eleven chapters. We talked about four events Creation fall flood and babble now in the second half of the book which is actually much longer than the first half. We're gonna talk about four. People abraham isaac jacob and joseph. I'm so mad at you right now in this present moment because when you say stuff like that it makes me. Did you have that going into next. Because i have been preparing episode run sheets and not one single time. Have you said we'll call. You know the first eleven chapters are really four events and the next forty eight chapters or thirty eight chapters for people because that would have been a great line from somebody else. I mean come on. It's not like i sit around at night map in this stuff out. Yeah and i'm never up to snuff so it asked the story. Arc moves toward a description of people. We do want to bear in mind that the central figure is still going to be y'all way and how he's acting in the earliest recorded Stories of human history for us so But but again it's a book beginnings meaning that all of the and i think we said last season. The genesis is often referred to succeed. Pot of the bible is where all of those themes wanna see go. All the way through to revelation are being set up for us. So that's what we spent a long time last season and we'll do this season doing is looking for what are those. What are the threads in. How can we begin to see them with greater ease and regularity as we move into the rest of the scriptures us great so okay so genesis book of beginnings first eleven chapters four people. Next section. Twelve through fifty is for events but jt. Why would why would. Why would we spend all this time studying. Yeah i did just get it backwards. And i said it backwards. Genesis eleven four events genesis. Twelve fifty four people in residual. Okay so jt. Why would we spend a whole season studying genesis. I mean like why not. Just get to the good stuff in the new testament and just roll. Yeah so. I mean. One of the things that i i think. The lord's really teaching me right. Now that i'm trying to learn in my ability to be a bible reader and a bible teacher is to see how really the whole story of scripture is in those first three chapters. It's also in those first eleven chapters that we did last semester. It's then it's in the next fifty minutes in the pentateuch. The first five books of the bible that really when you look at genesis to revelation the whole story of scripture which we think forms hold disciples wanted list hopes in this podcast. Is that you just know. The story of the bible may be able to participate in be participants in the story. And you can't. You can't participate in the store. You don't know is that they would see they would see that. The story of the bible really finds its seed form all of its hyper links through the rest of scripture. Here in the book of genesis genesis. I don't want to say that there's any book that's not foundational. We love all sixty six. The bible not including third corinthians kyle but all six bucks at arrival We we need to know. We need to love. Because god has put treasures there for us. But i i i do wanna say this carefully. Genesis is one of those primary pillar books that you don't get it right. It's going to be hard to get the rest of the story right. Yeah i think what you're saying. Jt makes sense. And i think one of the interesting things is when you read. Genesis is with somebody that you're playing and maybe you've also read a gospel or you're helping them read through the gospels. At the same time you start to realize that a lot of the the themes or the The images of the pictures or the the concepts of the theology. That's in genesis. And a really pronounced way is deliberately being communicated in the gospels and that those connections sometimes are really on the

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Biden taking helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 months ago

Biden taking helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

"Joe Biden like many presidents before him spent the morning of his inauguration attending a church service but he made it a bipartisan affair but it is the second Catholic to ascend to the presidency and shows Washington's cathedral of St Matthew the apostle he attended with wife Jill along with Kamilla Harris and her husband Doug him off as well as the Republican and democratic leadership in Congress Biden is extremely faithful a devout Catholic one scripture in which he finds deep meaning is a passage from second Corinthians for we walk by faith not by sight and a quote he often says in public is faith sees best in the dark it's that faith he has said will guide him through out his presidency I'm Julie Walker

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Passionate for God and Truth

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

03:38 min | 3 months ago

Passionate for God and Truth

"Passionate for god and truth. What if some were unfaithful. Does their faithlessness. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be true though. Everyone were liar as she just written that. You may be justified in your words and prevail when you are judged romans. Three three and four are concerned with truth is an inevitable expression of are concerned with god. If god exists then he is a measure of all things and what he thinks about. All things is the measure of what we should think not to care about. Truth is not to care about god to love god. Passionately is to love truth passionately. Being god centered in life means being truth driven in ministry. What is not true is not of god. Ponder these four sets of texts. On god and truth. One god is truth. Romans three three and four. God the father. What if some were unfaithful does their faithless. Nullify the faithfulness of god by no means. Let god be clue. Though everyone world wire john fourteen six. God the son jesus said to him. I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me. John fifteen twenty six god the spirit when the helper comes whom i will send to you from the father the spirit of truth who proceeds from the father. He will bear witness about me to not loving the truth is eternally ruinous. second loans. to ten. The wicked will perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Three christian living is based on knowledge of the truth. I corinthians six fifteen and sixteen. Do you not know. Your body's are members of christ. Shell i then take the members of christ and make them members of a prostitute. Never or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her for the body of christ is built with truth in love colossians. One twenty eight him. We proclaim warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom that we may present everyone mature in christ may god lake us passionate for him and for truth.

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Why 2021 will be an even bigger year for coronavirus

Coronacast

08:34 min | 4 months ago

Why 2021 will be an even bigger year for coronavirus

"But a lot of the people who are testing positive people who are already in quarantine in isolation we kind of feeling like it. It's not yet. But has new south wales more or less nile. The sydney outbreak have christmas and christmas under reasonably relaxed circumstances. You did have a massive gathering on eastern suburbs breach at bronte. Beach will only see the results of that in five to ten days time. But it's looking okay is still perplexes. Me that the premier of new south wales and the health minister are digging in refusing to mandate masks when that would give them an extra degree of security. I mean you had people the other day swarming. All over on boxing day swarming over the shops. There were some mask wearing but not as much as you'd hope and it would just be such a small thing to go to mandatory masks. You sort of need it to be a rule so that people follow it so that you get that mess coverage that you need for it to be effective. The other thing that i thought was interesting that they mentioned in the press conference yesterday was that some of the people who had testing positive had tested positive on ten or eleven of the isolation actually quite light in the isolation and that just goes to the varying incubation periods of this virus five days is average but it can go eight ten fourteen sometimes even longer than fourteen very. It's very small percentage of the golden fourteen. And then as we've said many times a corona cast your false negative rate right at the beginning of the infection is really quite high. Could it be could be anything up to eighty percent but then goes down to a low roundabout eight days and what you're seeing here is the false negative rate getting done pretty low as the infection proceeds in some people and it's just prudent to watch to see whether or not people are still negative as they come out of that chelation period. We've actually got a question from someone who is in quarantine or was at least when they wrote this letter to us. Lazy saying You norman and also the primary of new south. Wales urge people to celebrate christmas outside. But what about the quarantine is who have no fresh air for fourteen days and are relying on many hotel ventilation. Is it safe for them. Depends on the movie hotel. The ventilation has been a problem in some of them. And i think in some hotels they've try to fix up the ventilation so that is as it can be. But there's no guarantee in this the problem is if you're in quarantine and you're taking outside. That creates risk as they showed in victoria. So unfortunately you do have to remain confined to the room tough though that may be and question from phillip corinthian as well phillips making the comment that you say politicians talking about noncompliant behavior as being disappointing or surprising but He sort of going well. Why don't you just put them in jail. Where the regulations that there to make people comply with With regulations the problem here is coercion does not always work. They find that out in victoria. We mentioned this before wherever they please surrendered a supermarket. They arrested a woman. If you remember rightly And then they realize that you just alienate the community by too much coercion. You've got to bring the community along with you. That's what's happened in the northern beaches. It's not perfect. Didn't happen in suburbs of sydney over the christmas period. But you really just go to try and bring people with you and for really agree. Jesus offenders then you might have to find them or do something stronger. Yesterday they were talking about a woman who escaped quarantine in western australia and serious finds a waiting car but apart from the odd case. You just can't be seen to be too heavy-handed about this. You've got to bring the community with you. This many people in quarantine associational coming for testing like literally tens of thousands of people coming forward for testing. It seems a little unfair to focus on the very few people who aren't doing the right thing when so many people That's right and then. This is the problem of behavioral economics. If you like which is that if you think. The norm is misbehavior. Then you will change your behavior towards the norm. We we like to. Our behavior is typical of other people's with a few exceptions and therefore if all we're doing is broadcasting bad behavior actually the behavior of the community will drift towards bad behavior whereas if you focus on the positive and say the vast majority of people in new south wales during the right thing that becomes the norm and we do it. The same thing goes for just changing the subject from covid nineteen to say obesity. The more we say. Obesity is accused problem. Forty percent of people are obese or whatever. The number happens to be at that particular time people who are putting on weight thing. Oh well relatively normal. It's not a problem with being obese. Might not like it that much. But that's the way it's going whereas the actually say the majority strains are not obese and feeling gooden so on and so forth then you will tend to think. That's the norm and drift towards that so changing your behavior in that sort of form. And that's and that's how it works here to forcing you to hard doesn't work is the same the case with masks then like we were saying before that if you make the mandatory and people are wearing them then people just wear them well there is a there is a singing promoted by some people in healthcare. Which is there is a. There's something that you just do. It and mandatory mask wearing is adjusted. It's an easy thing to do You're not restricting people's behavior you're just asking them to wear a mask so it's not too onerous and therefore it's a reasonable thing to ask it's mandatory to others. We'll give him the is ls episode for at least a couple of weeks unless something big happens and we will be back if it does. Norman what sort of mindset show be should we be taking into two thousand twenty one. Well let's start with the so-called uk strain ovo people in britain. Are you jacking up with the uk strain. It's like people saying that. The krona viruses the china virus. So that feeling anxious about that anyway. There is a strain. I identified in south east of england which we saw yesterday in a preprinted that it looks as though the estimated increase in transmission ability. If you like is about fifty six percent not seventy percent for started. It doesn't look as though it's increasingly virulent in other words during more damage or even less damage to people and it. He's slowly taking over. In terms of the prevalent virus in that part of england and will probably start moving there and maybe even overseas once border. Start coming down. So there's not to panic about the comment in this. Pre print is the control of this virus. You've variant is the same as before it's lockdown. Actually it's a serious lock down the predict from their modeling that in the uk they won't control this variant with. Half-hearted lockdown measures is going to be the full thing including universities in schools. They predict unless britain does that. It's not going to be able to control this new variant given its increased contagious nece. Don't nothing i'd say. Twenty twenty one is what's for vaccines. The astra vaccine comes in and reports better effectiveness with new dozing van. We're in good shape and australia. And because we manufacturing it here but if they are stuck around sixty two percent. Australia has a major problem on its hands with a second rate vaccine and to acquire early doses of the vaccine from pfizer or moderna. So that we can be prepared particularly for clusters where if new clusters arise. We can immunize healthcare workers or even experiment with what we talked about before and chromecast ring vaccination but the astra vaccine is for australia's one to keep an eye on because if that doesn't pan out in the next few weeks to be in a highly effective vaccine. Australia's got a problem because we have a second rate vaccine on our hands. And the thing. I'll say for twenty twenty one. I'd love to leave you with a positive sense is that we've really got to begin for twenty twenty. One is going to be a long time before this comes under control and for most of two thousand twenty one. We are going to be at risk in australia from overseas. importation of virus from corona virus fatigue. Which i'm sure many people are feeling already. So we've just got to keep our vigilance. Keep our borders strict and hope that the vaccine gets in early and we can vaccinate as quickly as possible so that we get this under control and hope that those vaccines do prevent transmission. Those are the things to watch out for. And we're just gonna take a deep breath and digging for twenty twenty one absolutely but you've got to say that in terms of globally australia's going into twenty twenty one in a really good position competitive many other places in the world. It's really fantastic. And so as new zealand and conceive from south korea are fragile that can be sued. Just go to maintain our vigilance. Not rest on our laurels. But we've done well. Well

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It's coronavirus do-over time. What would we do differently?

Coronacast

04:01 min | 4 months ago

It's coronavirus do-over time. What would we do differently?

"I'm health reported teigen tyler an opposition and journalists alter norman swan wednesday the ninth of december. And it's episode. Two hundred of the corona cast so when we hit the one hundredth episode. We buy setback and went. Oh my gosh. We never thought we'd get to one hundred two hundred. I know it was like two hundred years two hundred days. Well it feels like a silent day to answer these questions from dane. Who says what do you think is the most important thing we've learned about. Nineteen in the last year and if we had a time over again what would we do differently. Well let's do something different. You answer that first to you. Know what i think. At an individual level we would have been more mentally prepared for the challenges of these. See the personal challenges of these see but from an infection control perspective especially in australia Harto corinthian outbreaks notwithstanding. I really do think that we have done an incredible job of keeping levels of the virus incredibly low in australia when we say overseas. What could have been here in australia if we hadn't taken that really hard stance from the beginning. So here's what. I think we would do differently. So the first thing. I'll start is internationally and this is a wishlist. I wish that we had had a more cooperative world when the virus hit if we'd had a more cooperative world you know. This is just wishful thinking but we had a habit of world without authoritarian fragile leaders in china russia and the united states. This would be a very different pandemic. in fact it may never even escape from china because they would have dealt with it transparently and they would have controlled it than they would have told people about it and they're told people about it in december. They're abroad in international help into wuhan market and checked where come from and the world would have pulled together on china's behalf and helped china out but we came into an environment where nations were operating by themselves and it was every state for themselves. And that's the sex. The ground for the pandemic so do differently do international relations differently. The biology of a pandemic organism is almost the least important part of that organism of the pandemic loss of different organisms can cause pandemics. It's human behavior that causes the pandemic so the way we live the way we act. Politics works so international travel works. That's what creates a pandemic what we would do. Differently is have a world that's more pandemic aware and aware of their behavior and aware of the broader implications beyond beyond the personal. That's what i would do differently than international level. The wild thing about that is that if we had done that we never would have nine. What scale of crisis. We would have averted but we do know that. This isn't going to be the last pandemic pathogen that if we ever encounter and saw are we need to take these lessons going forward so that the next pandemic is a fisa like this one should main. I'm a comeback to something. We said on corona cast probably in march march april the of the beginning when prevention works. Nothing happens and so the most important thing we've learned we should have learnt is or if you went back in time is that the general community knows that when you actually have prevention working nothing happens. So that's a lesson for everything and we're facing catastrophe with climate change but it's a slow moving catastrophe and if we actually act on climate change not very much will happen and that's what you actually want to happen. So people talk about all paul early in the seventy s sixty s and seventy s doomsayers population and. so on. The are all wrong because nothing happened. Nothing happened because people did some stuff about that sort of thing and of course nothing happened. So what we learn from this is successful. Prevention is dull and boring because nothing happens. There's no drama.

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Faith Is First in Your Heart, Then In Your Actions

Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast

03:43 min | 5 months ago

Faith Is First in Your Heart, Then In Your Actions

"Say is i in your heart and it's got to get in your mouth. Second corinthians five seven we walk by faith we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves bar conviction our belief respecting man's relationship to god and divine things. Thus we walk by faith and not by sight our appearance so faith is not something that you have. Because you see something that convinces you. It's not even something that you have because you believe. Are you feel something that convinces you but it's something you i have in your heart. That's why many times you believe something that doesn't make any sense at all to your mind. Don't have any people here today. That you've got something in your heart. You believe god wants to do in your life and you can back it up in the word but to your natural mind it makes no sense at all. How about somebody. Who just you don't see any way that you're believing could ever possibly happen. Not we'll see. That's why you need this message because there's not enough doug you know if you're not believing for the impossible then you're not open for miracle in your life the only way you're ever going to get a miracle is if you have to have one if you need one when you stop depending on everything else around you and believe that only god can help you. Luke chapter five the first five versus i share these scriptures often because i think that make such an amazing point and so i wanna share them in this message now at occurred while the people pressed on jesus to hear the message of god it was standing by the lake of genetic the sea of galilee jesus standing by a lake and there were all kinds of people around who wanted to hear what he was saying. I guess a little bit like today. We got lake out there. Somewhere and Here you are. In here i am. I'm preaching and you want to hear the word of god. And he saw two boats that were there at the lake but the fisherman had gotten out of the boats and they were washing their nets. They'd been fishing all day and they were finished the day and so he got into one of the boats. One that belong to simon peter and he asked him to draw a little bit from the shore. Now you might not understand why it could have been because the crowd was pressing him in too much but one of the things back then. They didn't have the microphone on the sound system that i've got but when you speak over water it carries that sound a lot more than if you're not so jesus got out a little bit into the water. I guess so. He didn't get pressed by the people would also so the sound would carry better got into one of the boats. The one that belonged to peter and he said to him pull out a little bit from the shore. He finished his message. And then he said to peter put out into the deep and lower your nets for hall. So here's the thing. Simon peter's master we fished all night were exhausted. And we didn't catch a thing. Well some of you've been doing that you've been fishing half airline for something and you haven't got anything yet. Well maybe it's because you haven't been fishing deep enough. Come on remember. My is not talking about christians that are attached but not committed. Paper used dating jesus but not married when make a full commitment. Something different happens in our life. So i've been fishing all night. They didn't catch anything. they were tired. They wanna go home. And jesus said now i want you to go out a little bit deeper. Maybe you've about given up on your dream. And god's saying to you to date nope not yet don't give up. Just keep believing one more time one more time. Maybe some of you need to pick your own dreams up and dust them off and believe that god can do great things

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"corinthian" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

07:26 min | 6 months ago

"corinthian" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Restoring the baptism of the collage in churches again. Let us restore the giving of the Macedonian churches. Paul speaks of their giving as a grace of God. He says in second Corinthians, the chapter all that in much proof of reflection, the abundance of their joy and deep poverty. Abounded unto the riches of their liberality. According to their power and beyond their power they gave of their own accord. We all little people who are living beyond their means inflation being what it is, It is easy to do. But here were some people who were not living beyond their means. They were giving beyond their means. Paul does not put them down for doing it. Rather, he commands them. He tells us in the fifth verse read chapter how they were able to do it. He says they first of all gave themselves to the Lord. People who give themselves to the Lord will not have any difficulty in the matter of giving. Beyond their means. Not only did they give beyond their means what he commands. The practice to the Corinthian Church is also he tells them in 1/7 verse to abound in this grace Also If we are going to restore the church of the New Testament, we will have to learn to abound in that grace of giving again. Let us restore the faithfulness. Of the puzzles, Teaching and fellowship on the breaking of bread in the church at Jerusalem. They were steadfast in all of these things. Of course, they did not have a copy of the New Testament at that particular time, so the only way they could be steadfast in the teaching of the apostles. Would be to go where the apostles were teaching and preaching. They were, it seemed in services at every possible opportunity. When a person accept Christ as his Saviour. He automatically commits himself to faithful attendance for the rest of his life. All of his Lord's days are reserved for the Lord's Supper on the teaching of the Apostles. Let us restore a New Testament church by restoring the faithful US. Of the Jerusalem Church. Ladies and gentlemen, let us restore The elder ship of the churches of Christ in Crete on the island of Crete. Paul had left Titus for the purpose of sending in order the things that were wanting In ordaining elders in every city. I don't need it. He referred to them as elders. He called the same elders bishops. We need to restore this office to the New Testament Church. In the New Testament church, a bishop and an elder were both one and the same thing. Today. We think of a bishop in the denominational sense. We think of a man who superintendent a work of many congregations. But even the apostolic these there was a plurality of bishops or elders. Over each congregation. If Paul had been speaking of a bishop in the nomination, all sense he would have told Titus Your day in a bishop or two or three bishops over the whole island of Crete. That would have been enough in what Church of the New Testament. Do we find a bishop? Who was super intended, then worked and ruled over many congregations. Ladies and gentlemen. They're Woz. No such person. Another foul up on the New Testament plan of elders and or bishops. Is the violation that Paul gave two women elders and preachers, he said. The Timothy in words that cannot be misunderstood Guy permit, not a woman to teach nor the usurp authority over the man. I must apologize for Paul because he was not politically correct. If he had lived today he would have modified The qualifications ofthe elder or bishop at that time, if he had lived if he were living today, he would have to say that Timothy Careful, man. Or a woman. A desire the office of a bishop either one He or she desire with the good work. A bishop then must be blameless. The husband or the wife, either one of one husband or wife, whichever the case may be vigilant, sober of good behavior given to hospitality. I have to teach not given the Y no striker, not greedy of feather Luger, but patient. Not a brawler, not publish is one that rules well, his or hers own host will all gravity. A man or a woman either on know not how to rule his or her own house. How shall he or she Take care of the Church of God. Let us restore The New Testament church by restoring the elder ship of the church is on the island of Crete. Ladies and gentlemen, let us also restore the church. Of the New Testament by restoring the evangelism of the church at Antioch. The church at Antioch was the first congregation To send evangelist to foreign soil. Enact chapter 13. We're told. If that were at the church in York profits and teachers Barnabus and Simeon that was called Naggar Lucius of serene Many in the foster brother of heard and saw as a minister of the Lord and fasted. The Holy Spirit said separate me Barnabus unsolvable the work Warren to have called them. You see, Ladies and gentlemen, the church sends out pressures. Let the church send out pressures that will preach the words. Of the holy Spirit, namely the Bible. With the Holy Spirit, send out one man to tell people about their heads and ask Jesus to come into their hearts. Then send another to tell them that what Peter said on the day of Pentecost. The world today is getting a mixed message. When I was a young man, a preacher told me One day, he said. The Lord needs you. And the church sent me out. They sent me out to tell people that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. That he was raised up from the dead. And they needed to believe it and repent and be immersed for remission of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit Church is today..

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Episode 23: Going the Distance - One At A Time

Youth Ministry Maverick: Mold-Breaking NextGen Investment

00:59 sec | 6 months ago

Episode 23: Going the Distance - One At A Time

"John Seventeen says the world, you know, it won't understand, you know, the 1st Corinthians says that the natural man does not understand the things of God wage. So what I want to do is equip the same that means a second Timothy to just one at a time because it will sue multiply and give them those faithful who will be able to each other's also that's the drawing card and what is a natural drawing card is the vents like a mission trip. Over the years that I've been here, it's the mission trip over summer camp entertainment. Yeah, I'm saying that some came got done used but I'm just saying I'm not out of a hundred times in the students coming back and says bro. You remember when we went to Acuna Mexico and in your case, no gallus. And so it's when I put that tap on that

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How To Pray Against Negative Thinking

Teach Us to Pray

01:24 min | 6 months ago

How To Pray Against Negative Thinking

"First prayer is over negative thinking if you ever want a sneak peek into the direction that your day or week is headed. Just look at your thoughts. What you were thinking has power to direct the course of your entire day starting with positive. In truthful thoughts can lead to a peaceful and fulfilling day. Negative thoughts however not aligned. With god's truth can lead to a confusing and frustrating day. This is why god wants us. To keep our thoughts on good things philippians. Chapter four verse. Eight tells us whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatevers right whatever is pure whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy. Think about such things. If changing our thoughts from negative to positive can change our day from good to bad they also have the power to direct. The course of our lives now. That is serious. Which is why. The bible also instructs us in second corinthians chapter ten verse five to take captive every thought to make it obedient to christ. Now this may seem easier said than done because it is but our thought life is something that we can pray about a constant prayer of mine. Is that my thoughts will will ally with god's truth that she will reveal an uproot any lies in my mind and replace them with good and truthful thoughts.

For the Sake of His Name (Ezekiel 20:9)

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:38 min | 7 months ago

For the Sake of His Name (Ezekiel 20:9)

"Ezekiel Chapter Twenty Verse Nine. God says, but I acted for the sake of my name. that it should not be per famed in the side of the nations among whom they lived. In who site I made myself known to them and bringing them out of the land of Egypt. Slimming read the first part of that verse again, and just answer this question as you hear it. Why is God doing what he's doing among his people? Why is God disciplining them judging them. And why is God even in the midst of his discipline judgment promising to restore them Why is he doing it Verse Nine Ezekiel Chapter Twenty. But I acted for the sake of my name. Same language in verse fourteen, I acted for the sake of mine name that it should not be profane in the side of the nations and who side brought them out. You get down verse twenty two in the same chapter I withheld my hand and acted for the sake of my name that it should not be profane in the side of the nations in whose side I had brought them out. Why is God doing what he is doing? Why has done what he has done? Why will do what he will do for the sake of his name? Oh listen closely like. This truth. Is. Fundamental in scripture and essential for understand the Christian. Life. Why has God done? What he is done? Why is God doing what he is doing? Not, just an Ezekiel but today, why will do what he will do in the future? Here's why for the sake of his name that's direct from his mouth God does all that he does ultimately for the sake of his own name. For the sake of his glory specifically among the nations. This is what we see from cover to cover in the Bible God is zealous for his name to be exalted among all the nations. In case, you're wondering what is that? Is that really true like just looked at the end of the Bible where the sovereign God of the universe has orchestrated all things to culminate in what? Every nation tribe tongue and people gathered around his throne seeing praises to his name. That's the whole point. That's the whole point of history, and that is the whole point of each one of our lives. We. Live. For the glory of God's name. That's that's what should drive us from the moment. We awake to consciousness in the morning and all throughout the day to the moment we fall asleep at night, and even that we're praying that God would be glorified as re, sleep? I we exist for the glory of God's name this show, Dr. every thing we do in our lives and our marriages and our families like how do I love my wife further glory of God's name Love My kids for the glory of God's name. How do I carry out my work whatever you do your job? How do you do it for the glory of God's name Sweat I Corinthians ten, thirty one says whatever you do whether you eat or drink like. Whatever you have for breakfast eat breakfast for the glory of God, do it all for the glory of God and so we pray God us our lives. Today we pray to glorify your name utilize every day to glorify your name, spend our lives for your namesake not for Our Name. God forgives for our pride. Forgive me for my pride. Forgive us for. Every desire to promote our own name for own name to be seen in this way or that way God rid all desire for the promotion of our names from us God help us to live for the rotation of your name alone glorify yourself and all that we do today we pray to point people to you. Tell people about you to reflect you with their lives helpless to run from sin for Your glory helps to love other people as ourselves for your. Glory helpless to do everything. We do today for your glory among the nations among all the peoples gotta replay for that hollowing of your name among all the nations show your great glory among the Khasi People in. India got almost a million of them. Many of them who are leaders and mosques leaders in the Muslim community God, We pray for the Causey people show your salvation through the name of Jesus among the causes people of India. We pray among every people group in the world throughout the world to the ends of the Earth among all the nations tribes, tugs, people got the name of Jesus to be known and enjoyed and exalted we pray. For the sake of your name we live today for the sake of your name we pray all these things for the sake of everything we do for the sake of your name and everything we do. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

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Expecting better than average

Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast

05:16 min | 7 months ago

Expecting better than average

"What if you demanded the best from yourself instead of just putting up with average. What if you never said anything negative again. Yeah can you imagine how would change your life? If you never again, what about if we never again complained about anything? What if you really believe the devils a liar and you never listen to him again? The Bible's Fuller Scriptures about doing your best. You must love the Lord Your Guy with all your heart with all your soul with all your mind with all your strength. We can't, be part time Christians. Is Not a Sunday morning event. This takes everything you got, and those of you that are here they you know that this is Friday morning. And he'll be back tonight and probably in the morning, and then you'll probably go to church on Sunday morning. I was want to read you one scripture second Timothy, two, fifteen study and eager to do your utmost to present yourself to God approved tested by trial a workman who has no caused to be ashamed. In that good. Do your utmost. You know I've been saying this lately I really like this I'm GonNa. Say It to you to I. Don't know what it is. We think we're doing here on earth but I'll tell you. The amount of time that we're going to live here is so pathetically small compared to eternity. and. I'll tell you there's just so many things we get all uptight about that just really just don't make any difference at all when you really look at it and I think that we need to spend more of our here time getting ready for their. And then I don't know what you think, but I think Jesus is coming back soon. I mean. There's not too many signs left to be fulfilled. And I don't know that it'll be in my lifetime but I, have a feeling it's going to be soon. You might say, well, the Apostle Paul it was going to be soon. Well, it's gotta be sooner now than it was then. Next thing one talk to you about is make an investment in yourself. You're having a bad day. Now this may sound odd but when you're having a bad day, just go do something for yourself. Okay this is gonNA take a while. But you know what? Truthfully the flesh is so stupid when you're having a bad day, you WANNA punish yourself make it worse. I mean, you say, well, what can I do for myself? I can't go shop and every time I have a bad day. Well I'm not talking about being foolish but I mean, if you're having a bad day, go outside and take a walk. And, I was walking the other morning and I thought. I thank God. For something I'd never think in far before my life I don't think I. Thank. God. Thank you for color. Just imagine if everything was one color even if it was your favorite color, it would still get boring. Color. I. Mean there are so many different colors. In the world. I mean just a walk can make you realize how amazing God is. and. When you realized how mazing God, is it'll make any bad day better. Don't you sit home and think about your problem get out take a walk. Drink a cup of coffee and here life coffee drink a cup of tea if t do something. Go, get a pedicure. Dave pedicures. Just, in case you guys I'm Never GonNa go get a pedicure. Well, you're what you missed out on getting your feet rub feels really good. Man You. Can't that I can't go do that I got all kinds of problems in my life I can't just. Go be silly. Jesus help me. Do. You Not Know First Corinthians six nineteen and twenty that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives within you. Whom you have received as a gift from God, you are not your own your about with the price purchased with the preciousness and paid far made his own sold in honor God and bring glory to Him in your

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"corinthian" Discussed on Daily Bible Reading Passages

Daily Bible Reading Passages

01:50 min | 7 months ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Daily Bible Reading Passages

"That come to naught bug. Buckley speak the wisdom of god in a mystery. Even the hidden missed him which god ordained before the word on our glory which none of the princes of this world or had they known it they would not have crucified. the lord of glory be but as it is. i had not seen. Naw ya hud. Neither have entered into the heart of man. the dame's which god has developed by them that love him but god has revealed them unto us by his spirit for the spirit such as all teams. Yeah that deep things of god for walkman note things matt save the spirit of man which is even so the things of god no no men by the spirit of god now we have received not the spirit of the world but the spirit of god that we might know the things that are freely given to us of god which things also we speak not in the woods which man's wisdom teaching which the holy goes teaching comparing spiritual things with spiritual but the national man Things of the of god for they are bullishness unto him nine. The gandhi know that because they ostrich redesigned but he that is spiritual judges all teams yet. He himself is judged of no.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Daily Bible Reading Passages

Daily Bible Reading Passages

05:19 min | 8 months ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Daily Bible Reading Passages

"The first episode of the apostle to the current fuss Dinh's chakma one. Barak ought to be in a boston of jesus rise to the will of god and sox theme of rather under the church of god which is at garden van that uh sanctified in christ jesus quality to be saying wait all that in every place on the name of jesus christ our lord and ours rage beyond to you and peace from auto fonda and from the lord. Jesus christ i thank my god always on your behalf for the grace of god which is a new by jesus. Christ that in everything. Yeah are enriched by him in all hundreds and then all knowledge even as the destiny authorized wall spending you. So that jake on behind in no gin waiting for the coming of our lord. Jesus christ who shall also on you under the end that game maybe later in the day of jesus christ the baker by whom he was called the fellowship office son. Jesus christ our law now beseech you resident by the name of our lord jesus christ that the a all speak the same thing and that there will be no divisions on you but that day before bigly join together in the same mind and in the same while it had been declared under me off you might resident by then which are of the house of khloe that there are contentions among you now. This is say that everyone of you said. I am a fall and i are close and i am. I apprised is christ. Invited was all hosted by for you all you back guys in the name of that i baptize none of you but crispus less any should say that i had backed is in my name and i baptized. Also the house. Oh i know. Not whether i baptized any other for bryce me not to baptize by reach the gospel. Not with miss him of. What's let's across fries soon. Be made ninety becht or the breaching of the cross is banned that fetish by undo us. Say it is. The foul of god boy is rated. I destroy the wisdom of the wide avid range the understanding of the brunette whereas the right. Where's describe where is the dispute. This love god made bullish. The wisdom of this love or that in the wisdom of god was by wisdom dot it as god by the foolishness of preaching Than that many jews require a sign and the grease the actor wisdom but we preach christ crucify under the jews a stumbling block and under the grease religious but under then john all both jews end reads the power of god and the wisdom of god because the bullishness of god is wiser than men and the weakness of god is stronger. That met l. calling rhetorician how that not many wise men after the flesh. Not many mighty. Not many noble are called by god that june the foolish thing the confound the why and had jobs in the week thing was unbounded john. Mikey and bay stay off. The roads and things recharges spots at god's chosen yet and they john knocked to rain to knock stay. That are that no less. Should laurie in his presence. But the ban on gay. Bryce jesus will god is made on us wisdom and righteousness and thank the gatien and redemption that according as it is written either glorious led him blurry in the law. Raise the lord. Hallelujah learned to got may god bless you all..

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The Likeness of the Glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 1:28)

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:55 min | 8 months ago

The Likeness of the Glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 1:28)

"Ezekiel Chapter One verse Twenty Eight. Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain. So was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. and. When I saw it, I fell on my face and I heard the voice of one speaking. This. This is such. A good verse at the end of a fairly confusing chapter like you. You read through Ezekiel. Chapter One and your head might be spinning like trying to put all this imagery together. But part of the picture here is is exactly what Verse Twenty Eight is saying Ezekiel is seeing the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord and he is in awe he's over while I'm T- can't wrap his mind completely around it, and that's just the likeness of the glory of the Lord. In recent days I've been an. Exodus chapter. Thirty. Three next chapter thirty four when God reveals himself to Moses and I kings chapter nineteen when God reveals himself to Elijah but neither Moses or Elijah can see like behold the fullness of the glory of the. Lord. So they get like a partial view. So to speak much like we see here in Hezekiel at the appearance of the lightness of the glory of the Lord to all this to say like we see this all throughout scripture God's glory displayed described and all kinds of ways that all lead to all. That's exactly what happens. In. Excess Chapter Thirty Four. It's exactly what happens in I. Kings Nineteen. It's what happens here in Ezekiel Chapter one about Isaiah chapter six like whenever anyone sees like the lightness of the glory of the Lord there on their faces it's all over revelation and then so in light of all that, I just want to remind us where all scripture is headed revelation chapter twenty, two, verse four hundred scripture. All history is headed toward the day when the Bible says, we will be fully free from sin and sorrow and sickness and suffering and death, and all the. Hard things in this world. and. We will be with God. He will be with us and verse four and Revelation Twenty Two five of the most beautiful words in the Bible they will see his face. Clean I want to encourage this hope today like one day we're GonNa Behold the glory of the Lord. And so today in view of that day, like open up the Bible Ezekiel Chapter One and all kinds of places and here this one speaking. Ezekiel says when I saw, the light is to the glory of the Lord I fell on my face. I heard the voice of one speaking like pictured when you open up the Bible the God of the Universe whose glory you could not. Be Able to see in this world, he is speaking to you. Like I was at the coast recently, I'm looking out over the horizon seeing this what looks like an infinite expanse of sea and sky and I've got my Bible open and I realized the God who created this is speaking to me. He's listening to me as I'm praying he loves me cares for me and I just want to pray that over you. Oh, God a pray that every single person listening right now with no one that your glory is beyond our comprehension. That, there is no way. We can even imagine your greatness and your beauty and your splendor, and you're wonder God re pray that you would help us never ever ever to be casual with you to have a small view of you. CAN GIVE US A. Glorious view of yourself up to realize that your glory even likeness of Your glory would bring us to our faces in off. And and sends does cowdery pray that you would. Make us a people who spend time. On our faces before you. In all of you. And then to open your word. And hear US speak to us. God May, we never cease to be amazed by. Your love for us. By your voice in our lives. By. Your care for us you're listening to us you the Creator. Glorious God. Overall you are listening to us right now you're with us your spirit dwells in. God, we are in awe. and. We pray you help us to live with the sense of odd and to love your word as the one who's speaking to us and God. We pray that you would kind of form us more and more and more in the process. To. A likeness of Jesus just like second. Corinthians three says beholding Uruguay Laurie transform us our lives. From one degree of glory to another, make us more and more holy. Make us more and more loving. Make us more and more like you. We pray. In Jesus name.

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Three Examples of How Faith Fulfills Good Resolves

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

03:14 min | 9 months ago

Three Examples of How Faith Fulfills Good Resolves

"To this end, we always pray for you that are God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of face. By his power. Second Thesselonians one eleven. When Paul says that God fulfills are good resolves. By his power through face. He calls are acts works of face. He means. That we defeat sin. And we do righteousness. By. Face Daddy is. Being satisfied with all that God promises to be for us in Christ in the next five minutes. Five months. Five decades. And into eternity. Here are three examples of how this might look in your life. One. If you set your heart to give sacrificial engine. The power of God to fulfil this resolve. We'll come to you as you trust. His future grace in the promise. My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus Philippians Four, nine, thousand, nine, hundred. And the, promise. Whoever sows bountifully. Will also reap bountifully. Second Corinthians nine six and the promise God is able to make all grace abound. Do you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work. Second Corinthians. Nine Eight Two If you set your heart to renounce pornography. The power of God to fulfill this resolve will come to you as you trust. His future grace in the promise. Blessed. Are The pure in heart for they shall see God Matthew Five Eight. It is better that you lose one of your members. Than that your whole body be thrown into Hell Matthew five nine much better wonderfully better all satisfying -ly. Better. Three, and if you set your heart to speak out for Christ when the opportunity comes. The power of God to fulfil this resolved will come to you as you trust his future grace in the promise do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you ought to say for what you are to say we'll be given you in that our. Matthew. Ten Nineteen May God increase. Our daily face. In the precious promises of God. Promises. Of. His inexhaustible blood bought Christ exalting future grace.

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The Different Tenses of Grace

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

03:13 min | 9 months ago

The Different Tenses of Grace

"August Eleven The different tenses of grace. We always pray for you that are God. May Make you worthy of his calling. And may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in him according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Second Testimony Ins, one eleven and twelve. Grace is not only God's disposition to do good for us when we don't deserve it. We call this undeserved favor. God's grace is also a power from God that acts in our lives and makes good things happen in US and for us which we also don't deserve. All said that we fulfil our resolves for good. BY HIS POWER VERSUS ELEVEN And then. He adds at the end of verse twelve according to the. Grace. Of our God. And the Lord Jesus Christ the power that actually works in our lives to make Christ exalting obedience. Possible is an exertion of the grace of God. You could see this also in First Corinthians fifteen ten. By the grace of God, I am what I am and His grace toward me was not in vain on the contrary I worked harder than any of them though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. So. Grace is an active present transformative obedience enabling. Power. Therefore. This grace. which moves in power from God to you at a point in time is both past. And Future. It has already done something for you and in you and therefore it is passed and he's about to do something in you and for you and so it is future. Both five seconds from now. And five million years from now. God's grace is ever cascading over the waterfall of the present. From an inexhaustible river of grace coming to us from the future into the ever increasing reservoir of grace in the past. In the next five minutes. You will receive sustaining grace flowing to you from the future. In this you trust. And You will accumulate. Another, five minutes worth of grace. In, the reservoir of the past. For this. You give. Thanks.

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This Practice Changed My Business - with Lisa Bilyeu

RISE Podcast

07:13 min | 9 months ago

This Practice Changed My Business - with Lisa Bilyeu

"My friend Lisa. Who is an entrepreneur just like I am. In this season. Absolutely everything's Differen- and you've got a pivot and you got to figure things out we've been sharing information. Lisa reached out and was like we're doing the greatest thing. You guys have to do this thing. So we had made an appointment to talk about it and then I was like. Dang we should just record this If you love it, I'm GonNa love it, and if we love be entrepreneurs listening to this, we'll get something out of it as well. So that was where it started we jumped into. The exciting Marion tell me about tell me how what's business for you guys today how have you pivoted in side of Corinthian? Can We? Start I guess I'm going too fast because I also am getting that everyone like might. I. Didn't even say Your Lisa. Built quest nutrition alongside your husband Tom, I haven't done a very good job excited to see you and talk to you. So tell me what life looks like right? So some speaking to you go and them Yes oh, right now we have impact theory, which of course you on share and continues just change. It's a different fricken world and what we'd is changing every week and used to that rockets over tanner rights. Just when you think you want the standard audience just when you think you understand your metrics and how to deliver impact. Everything has changed and a campus carry social, and my instinct is to go into the family Gaza. Mode of all, my ball, what is happening, but I always remind myself in the West situations the best things can come from like an it doesn't ever feel well right in in that moment it doesn't feel so i. look all considered okay. Like when we went into quarantine at first few weeks, everyone was like a wanted to be empowered was doing great. And then it's just you know dwelled started to change oversleep with the medal of to Freud like this. So many things that changed week after week and I'm just trying to navigate me unhedged. Forty one, rich and. Just, anything that you can get comfortable. It's like Yukon and I try to find the beauty in I tried to find a beauty in the challenge versus the frustration in it because I into magically go to the frustration. So just from a company standpoint yet every week trying to assess how is content doing all we resonating with people what are people looking for how people's behaviors changed a what is impact look like today? But then who's on the other side I always also myself what he actually one use are you happy? When you build a business news especially in Bill Gates for so long and if so much time in F I, never want to be that person. It's like well I. Guess I'm Lynn. So I gotTa keep going. It's like no even if you gave five years of your life, even if you gave up your sacrifice, you have to keep reassessing are actually doing what you still love does the old you know the way the world is now used to enjoying it use to wake up every day energized pollute to ask yourself I shouldn't you know some kind of going through a better assessment now? Love it. What does impact look like now an how much time energy am I willing to dedicate and I'm coming back to the also yes I do want to impact yet willing to give it my older have to ask myself. Am Do not more worry I think. I. Honestly I'm sure you guys have been having these conversations to, but I feel like that's all of my friends who are in the content space everything is shifting. So quickly and everything in everything feels very polarizing right now and it you know people are scared people out of work. Everything is uncertain and I was asking myself recently I'm right I've been through this. Before this is not the first time that social has felt like this for me, and so I was asking like what is winner? Am I felt like this before I realized it was before the last election so I do think that there is something historically about an end will continue to be. So every single time that we have an election and how that affects social and I do think that there's something. The conspiracy theory person in me feels like since gets drummed up on both sides to distract us from the real issues to distract us from the change that needs to happen to distract on many levels on both sides not just one side. So I do remember feeling like this before like what the Heck my supposed to do or how am I supposed to speak To people and it was the last time that we were coming up on election. So my feary four you for everybody listening is this will only get worse. This will only get worse leading up into until November it will only become more polarizing because there's something weird about social where people I was just talking about this with beans the other day that like people. Think that the point of social media is to have being. So it doesn't even matter what you say. You'll be like Oh what a beautiful day and someone will be like it's not beautiful where I am it's like what in the world? So I think that there's something than tastic about approaching it of like what are your core values you know you guys are so wrapped around this idea of impact in what does impact like to you and you're listening to this it doesn't have to be the same as Tom Research are the same as me but what are the core values that you wanNA show up for with your community because I do think. Lots of people who have been putting out into the world will hesitate to do that because they're going to get opposition no matter what they're posting and that scares me because if the people who have been creating content to make the world a better place start to be too afraid to post then I feel like evil wins right. Then I feel like the only thing available in news feeds is vitriol and hatred and division, and so if you. are a content creator you're listening to this conversation man I, just want to encourage you to double down on goodness triple down on positively even if you're going to get shit for it because better to show up as yourself in a world where so many people are afraid to create then to highway and like hope that it's going to go away because it's not not for a long time. So I to go ends, I've been trying to kind of. Put this into like a phrase, the item repeats myself it's not perfect yet but the thing I go with is a drawl the be a rejected to be true to myself than expected for being, of course,

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"corinthian" Discussed on Maranatha Ministries UPC

Maranatha Ministries UPC

09:33 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Maranatha Ministries UPC

"Jesus helped me to live up to my potential helped me to be the person you created me to be. And if I am represented by the good ground that produces thirty fold than helped me to produce the whole thirty fold and not be so down on myself that I only produce twenty five or twenty. Twentyfold helped me to be the very best. I am capable of being what I'm trying to say. Is that sometimes? Because we can't do were produced. What someone else can? We sometimes decide not to produce anything and we just commend. Like we're no good and we're lowly and God help us and I'm here to tell you you have something to offer God. You have something that you can offer the church. You have something that you can offer this world and just because it's not as much as someone else doesn't mean what you have to offer doesn't matter don't you ever forget that just because you don't have as much to offer somebody else doesn't mean what you have to offer doesn't matter be the very best you can be let me reversal scripture. Let me wrap this up here by reading this versus Scripture from I Corinthians chapter twelve because this is how sometimes is so it is something we look around at the body of Christ you all of us put together. We make up the body of Christ and we determined that some people have very important roles and my role just doesn't matter. Listen To what the Apostle Paul wrote and he said this to the Corinthian Church and First Corinthians chapter twelve he said of the foot the foot says I am not part of the body because I'm not a.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

"Pre The word with David Platt is AVI source from radical dot net. First Corinthians chapter four verses one to this is how one should regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. These are two of my favorite verses in the whole book of First Corinthians the way that Paul describes himself and leaders in the church but really every follower of Christ here to fold he says we should be regarded as servants of Christ and the word there uses for. Servants is a word that would be used to describe the under rower on a boat so picture like the Lowest Galli of slaves on a boat. That's that's what the word is for servant here like just row here row. There do whatever your master. The captain ship says the do. So we're under oers. We are servants of Christ. He's the captain of our lives and we do whatever he says. We go wherever he leaves. We are servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. And the mysteries of God. There is a reference to the Gospel the Cross of Christ and we are stewards of this Gospel. So we've been entrusted with this possession and it is the most valuable possession. It's the very gospel of Jesus Christ and so we are to steward it in this world. So we're servants of Christ stewards. The mysteries of God's Tours the Gospel so with those roles that we have in our lives. So just think about that and your life my life today you and I are servants of Christ and we are stewards of the Gospel. So what is required of us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God and I could just after four verse. Two says one thing is required of stewards. The day be found faithful. I want you to think about that word because I believe for screens chapter four one and two are giving you and me a clear definition for success in our lives. What does success in your life? You think about it. The world has all kinds of answers to that question for you success in your life and and likely you have some thoughts some ideas that come to your mind that are what the world says is successful but here. In First Corinthians chapter four verse to God is saying in his word. What success is in your life as a servant of Christ and a Steward of the Gospel? Success is you being Faithful Faithful Servant of Christ doing whatever he says a faithful steward of the Gospel making known in the world. This is success for you. This is success for me. So God we pray well first of all. We praise you for the privilege of being servants of Christ or it is the great honor of our lives that we would be servants of Jesus. We wouldn't want it any other way. We're so glad to be your servants. We know that we have an option of being slaves to sin in ourselves are slaves to Jesus and we're so thankful that you manage slaves the Jesus for their refined true freedom true joy and true life so thank you for Magna servants of Jesus Doers of the Gospel. The no only we heard it. You've entrusted to us that we believed it now. We have the religious sharing it so that others can experience internal life thank you for making us stewards of the Gospel. So God re pray to day like if today was our last day on Earth we pray that we would be found faithful servants and faithful stewards today. And help us to do whatever you call us today to obey you to walk with you. We're under rowers to tell us what to do we want to do. It helps to live like that today. And help us to be stewards. Faithful Stewards of the Gospel today. Elba's to share. It helps to garden in Your Church. Help us to promote it in the world to proclaim in the world to proclaim it. It's someone who doesn't know it got re pray that if today was our last day the Justice Day we will be found faithful servants and faithless to hurts. We pray the same if you give us tomorrow and the same if you give us the next day the next the next day until one day we stand before you and God we pray we WanNa hear on that day well done good and faithful servant faithful steward. God police was to live for this definition of success. Make US successful. According to First Corinthians four one to pray in Jesus name Amen..

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"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

"Pre the word with david platt is avi source from radical dot net. First corinthians chapter one verse. Seventeen for christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel and not with words of eloquent wisdom lest the cross of christ be emptied of its power. What powerful verse. Paul just summarizing. What jesus sent him to do and obviously and we know this. From First Corinthians chapter one verse one. Paul was unique in that he was an apostle of God. But there's a sense in which this same thing here. And I Corinthians one could be said of every follower of Jesus Christ has sent us to preach the Gospel to proclaim the good news of his love in Christ not with words of eloquent wisdom last the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. Like you think about it. How often do you? Maybe not share the Gospel. Because you think oh. Am I mess it up I might? I might not say things right. Or I just I. I can't share it as good as other people like. I think about this person. Or that person. That pastor like day know how to say this like they've got better words. I'm just. I'm just not like that. Like I don't think that don't think that for a second. That's the beauty of the Gospel. It has power in it. Like God created you. Use it against God. God has sent his son to pay the price for your sin. He's died and rose from the grave. You turned from your sin trust in him as savior and Lord of Your Life. You'll be forgiven of your Senan reconciled to God forever like just a pure Basic Gospel has power US share that it has the power to save people's lives for all of eternity. Believe that believe that. You don't have to have I don't have to have. This is offering for me when I preach. I hope it's freeing for all of us as we think about our lives like today the opportunities you and I will have today to share the Gospel with somebody like just plainly share it and trust its power. It has power. It's pretty awesome when you share this news to know that this news has inherent super natural power to save. And this is what Jesus has sent us to do this. Why we're on this earth like yes to glorify him and all kinds of ways but to preach to proclaim so when you hear pre cheer don't just think like stand up on a stage behind a podium and our table or whatever and in speaking of thousands or hundreds of people like no no no no like proclaim. This is just speak. Tell Herald like you have good news like when you have good news that you can't wait to share with someone that's the picture here so share it and as you do know that it has power like what you're sharing has the power to transform lives for all of eternity so God help us help us help us. We pray to be faithful to proclaim the good news today to share the gospel of your love today. Please oh God. We pray for opportunities Work at restaurants in just wherever we find ourselves in ballfields or in activities here. Are there the gym? What wherever we might be today. We know that you have sent us to proclaim this Gospel so help us to proclaim it and help us not to think. How can I make this as eloquent as possible? Lord deliver us from that kind of thinking. Help us to think. I trust the power of what? I'm sharing in Gary. Pray we pray that you use are sharing of this Gospel today to lead people to life transformation for all of eternity got replay that for the Moon Nar people in India eight hundred forty seven thousand known followers of Jesus Gallery Pray Send Somebody to the moon are people in India might hear the Gospel and see its power transform their lives. God We pray for the Spread of the Gospel through us as sent once right relive in re pray that you will lead us to every people group in the world as Your Church. Pray for the spread of the Gospel to the Moon. Ohare show the power of the Gospel in our lives today in among the Moon. Nar We pray in. Jesus name Amen..

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"corinthian" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Problems in it as the Corinthian church you had people that were divisive you at immorality you had problems and gray areas you had problems with authority there were even problems of the lord's supper when it came to the subject of spiritual gifts the problems even got more bizarre chapters twelve to fourteen first Corinthians are written discrete not problems and views concerning the subject of spiritual gifts and as you come to first Corinthians chapter twelve verse is four to seven the primary thesis is every believer has been given a distinct spiritual gift ministry and power from god so that every believer make proper the softened program of god every believer has been given a distinct spiritual gift a distinct ministry a distinct power from the lord so that every believer may profit in the sovereign program of god don't believe may discover his spiritual gift and ministry he may use a spiritual get the ministry but he cannot take credit for his gift in ministry because god wants us to clearly understand that that spiritual gift in ministry comes from god the father god the son and god the Holy Spirit in these opening verses god wanted to clearly let his people know that he's the one who's sovereignty decides who gets what yeah and he's the one who authorizes the utilization of the gift now is there is like a determined in first Corinthians twelve forty seven and I hope your bibles are open there there are two key realities that Paul brings out in this section number one the source of every spiritual gift ministry and power is gone first Corinthians twelve four says now there are varieties of gifts but the same spirit and there are varieties of ministries and.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

Catholic Culture Audiobooks

13:13 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

"You did all things without respect of persons and walked in accordance with the Commands of God subject to those office and properly respectful to the PRESBYTER. Xv Your community you educated the minds of your young men to moderation automation and modesty. He exhorted girls to do their duty. With a blameless modest and pure conscience and you taught married women to love their husbands says they should be subject to them according to the rule of obedience and manage their homes with piety and much wisdom. Every one of you I used to walk in humbleness of mind without boasting preferring to obey rather than to command to give rather than to receive satisfied satisfied with the rations served by Christ. You gave heed to his words you were careful to keep them in your hearts. His sufferings were before your there is thus all were granted a deep and radiant peace and an untiring longing to do good and they're came upon all an abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit you were filled with Holy Council and in pious zeal and reverend confidence. You stretched forth your hands to Almighty God. Beseeching him to be merciful to your involuntary Shortcomings Day and night. You kept up your efforts on behalf of the whole Brotherhood so that with his mercy and compassion the full number of his chosen. Ones might be saved. You were pure and simple and forgiving toward one another All sedition and schism of any sort was abominated by you you wept for the failings of your neighbors and reckoned as your own their shortcomings you were without regret for any good you had done and were ready to undertake any kind of honorable service adorned with the habits of virtue and reverence. You performed all your duties in the fear of gone the commandments and ordinances of the Lord were written on the tablets of your heart all all glory and greatness was granted you and what the Scripture said was fulfilled my beloved ate and drank and was enlarged and and grew fat and kicked from this came jealousy and envy quarreling dissension persecution and disorder war war and captivity thus the honored rose up against those in honor those without reputation against those with a good name. The foolish against the wise the young against their elders the reason why righteousness and peace are far removed is because each each one abandons the fear of God becomes blind in the things of his faith does not walk in the ways of his commandments and does not live worthy the of Christ instead each one proceeds according to the evil desires of his heart yielding to a wicked and MBA's jealousy by which also also death came into the world for it is written thus and it came to pass after some days that came from the fruits of the earth offered for to sacrifice to God and able also offered of the firstborn of the sheep and their fat and God looked on able and his gifts but he did not regard Cain and his sacrifices and Cain was greatly grieved and his countenance fell and God said to Cain why are you pained and and why has your countenance fallen if you have offered rightly but not divided rightly. Have you not committed sin. Restrain your envy. You can repel it and you must control it. And CAIN said to Abel his brother let us go into the plane and had it happened while they were in the plane that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. You see brothers. Jealousy and envy V brought about the murder of a brother because of jealousy. Our Father Jacob fled from the face of Isao his brother jealousy caused Joseph to be pursued you to death and to become enslaved. Jealousy compelled Moses to flee from the face of Pharaoh King of Egypt when he was asked by his countrymen who set you up says a judge or arbiter over us. Do you wish to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday through Jealousy Aaron and Miriam were lodged outside had the camp. Jealousy plunged eighth in and a Byron Alive to Hades for having rebelled against Moses The Servant of God because of Jealousy David received. Ill will not alone from foreigners but was persecuted even by Saul King of Israel but to leave the ancient examples temples. Let us come to the heroes. Nearest ourselves let us consider the noble examples of our own generation through jealousy and envy the greatest and holiest pillars of the church were persecuted and they endured to the death. Let us put before our eyes. The Good Apostles Peter Because of unrighteous jealousy underwent not one or two but many sufferings and having thus borne testimony went to his well deserved served place of Glory Because of Jealousy and dissension. Paul pointed out the way to the reward of endurance. Seven Times he was put in chains means he was banished stoned. He became a herald in the east end in the West and received the Nobel renown of his faith he taught righteousness the whole world and after reaching the confines of the West and having given testimony before rulers passed from the world and was taken up to the holy place having having become the outstanding model of endurance. Besides these men who lived such holy lives there was a great multitude of the elect who suffered many outrages because of jealousy and became a shining example among us it was because of jealousy that women were paraded as demands Indira K.. And put to death. After they had suffered horrible and cruel indignities they kept up the race of faith to the finish and despite their physical weakness won the prize they deserved. It was jealousy that separated from their husbands and changed the saying of our father. Adam this this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. Jealousy and quarreling have destroyed great cities and nations and these things dearly beloved. We are writing not only to warn you but also to remind ourselves for we are in the same arena and the same contest lies before us for this reason. Let us abandon empty and silly concerns and come to the Glorious and wholly rule of of our tradition let us see what is good and pleasing and acceptable in the sight of our maker. Let us fix our gaze on the blood of Christ and realize how precious it is to his father seeing that it was bored out for our salvation and brought the grace of conversion to the whole world let us look back over all the generations nations and learned that from generation to generation. The Lord has given an opportunity of repentance to all who would return to him Noah I preached penance and those who heeded were saved then Jonas announced destruction to the innovates and they repented of their sins Basaltic God in prayer and estranged though they were from God obtained salvation. The ministers of God's grace preached on repentance with the help of the Holy Spirit and the Lord of all things himself spoke of repentance with an oath for as I live Sayeth the Lord. I desire not the death of the center but his repentance attendance. He added this kindly assurance repent own house of Israel of your wickedness. Say to the sons of my people if your sins ends reach from the Earth to heaven and if they be redder than scarlet and blacker than sackcloth and you returned to me with all your heart and say father I will listen to you as a holy people and in another place. He speaks US wash and cleanse yourselves. Put Away wickedness out of your souls from before my eyes cease from your wickedness. Learn to do good seek judgment rescued the oppressed give judgment to the fatherless. Listen justice to the widow and common let us consider together Saith the Lord and if your sins be as scarlet I will make them white as snow and and if they be as Crimson I will white in them as wool. And if you'd be willing and listen to me you shall eat the good things of the earth but if you be unwilling and and listen to me a sword shall devour you for the mouth of the Lord has spoken these things desiring therefore that all his beloved should share in repentance he established by his Almighty will and so let us obey his magnanimous in glorious will now let us become supplements of his mercy and kindness and prostrate ourselves and turned to his compassion. Let us abandon vain effort in quarreling and Jealousy Jealousy which leads to death. Let us fix our gaze on those who have perfectly served his magnificent glory. Let's take you knock who was found righteous and obedience medians and was taken up without there being a trace of his death noah was found faithful by reason of his service. He proclaimed a new birth to the world and through him. The Lord saved the living creatures. Who entered in harmony into the Ark Abraham who was cold? The friend proved himself faithful Foale by becoming obedient. To the words of God. It was through obedience that he went out from his country and from his kindred and from his father's house it was by leaving leaving a small country and week kindred a small household than he hoped to inherit the promises of God for he says to him depart from thy country tree and from like kindred and from father's house to the land which I shall show the and I will make of the a great nation and I will bless the and I will magnify thy name and Thou Shalt be blessed and I will bless them that bless the and I will curse them that Kirsty and in the gene shall all the families of the Earth be blessed and again when he separated from lot God said to him lift up thine eyes and look from from the place where thou art now to the north and to the south and through the east and to the West for all the land which thou assist I will give to the and to I see forever and I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth if a man can count the dust of the earth. Then can I seen be counted. Also and again he says God brought Abraham Fourth and said to him look up to the heaven and count the Stars if thou count them so so shall thy seed be and Abraham believed God and this was reputed to him for justice because of his faith and hospitality. A son was given him in his old age and it was through obedience that he offered him as a sacrifice to God on the mountain which he showed him because of his hospitality and piety locked was saved from autumn. When the whole region roundabout was judged by fire and brimstone? The Lord made it clear that he does not abandon those who hope in him but that he delivers to punishment and torture those who turn away for as his wife was going out with him. Becoming a different mind not remaining in harmony she was turned into a sign she became a pillar of salt and remain so to this day. So that all may know that the double minded in the doubters of God's power come into judgment and become a warning to orange generations because of her faith and hospitality Rahab the Harlot was saved for when spies had been sent to Jericho by Joshua the son of none the king. The land knew that they had come to spy on his country and sent men to capture them so that when they were taken they might be put to death so the hospitable Rahab received achieved them and hid them in the top of the house under stocks of flax and when the men from the king came and said the men spying on our land came into the bring bring them out for the king has so commanded she answered pointing for them in The Opposite Direction. The men whom you seek did indeed come to me but they left immediately and are continuing on their journey and she said to the men I surely know that the Lord is giving you.

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"corinthian" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

Catholic Culture Audiobooks

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Catholic Culture Audiobooks

"Memorial of Saint Clement of Rome and in honor of his feast. Day Catholic Culture audiobooks is pleased. Release this full recording of Saint Clements letter to the Corinthians. If you've been listening to one of our sister podcasts way of the fathers with Mike Aquilina. You'll know that in his most recent episode. Mike Disgust Saint Clement of Rome. And this letter for in detail rather than introduce the letter again here. We've compiled a few excerpts from that episode of way of the Fathers to encourage any of you who've yet to check out that podcast to do so. This is only a fraction of the Information Mike Packs and each episode in an entertaining and accessible way. I really can't recommend the podcast broadcast enough so without further ado. Here's Mike Aquilina. Who is Saint Clement of Rome? Well he's a member of the small elite group. We call the Apostolic Fathers. They are the earliest of the fathers. They lived in the first century and early second century entry and their lives overlapped with the lives of the apostles. Everyone agrees that he was one of the first successors of Peter as Bishop of Rome. The best evidence of clements mind and heart is what we have from Clement himself and that is one single solitary but long and beautifully crafted letter. It's clear that Clement is writing in response to an appeal and he acknowledges that the appeal was submitted to the Roman church by Christians in Corinth the situation and corn born to become an international scandal. What exactly happened? It seems that Young Christians had grown tired of obeying their elders in the faith so they fired they're aged clergyman and replaced them with younger models. The letter is long but it works unlike Paul's letters which often seem hurried. He didn't scattershot. Clements is a literary unity. It's a single argument. Developed patiently and methodically. Some readers have judged digressive live but I don't I'd say it's like a freight train. It only goes forward. Clement prosecutes his case gently and in terms as positive as possible possible. But he doesn't hesitate to invoke the authority that he has inherited from the apostles through the laying on of hands. History tells us that the Corinthians received a letter gratefully early and graciously they repented he was effective. We know not only of his own claims to authority but also of the Corinthian Churches Church's acceptance of those claims. And so even today he witnesses to the special care resume the divinely established gift of the Papacy..

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"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

Pray the Word with David Platt

06:05 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

"Pre the word with David Platt is a resource from Radical Dot Second Corinthians chapter ten verse ten

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"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:48 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

"Pre the word with David Platt is a resource from radical Dot Second Corinthians Chapter Seven verse ten you just name We pray

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"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

Pray the Word with David Platt

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"corinthian" Discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

"Pre The word with David Platt is a resource from Radical Dot Second Corinthians Chapter Five Verse Twenty therefore we are embassador for Christ God making his appeal through us we implore you on behalf of Christ

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"corinthian" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

12:08 min | 2 years ago

"corinthian" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Please stay tuned for information entered services premature aerial and tapes if ever, there's a time when it becomes evident that people of this country love to argue and debate things. It's in an election year when you go through the mud, slinging of some type of presidential campaign and debates it appears that these debates help verify that the nation loves the verbally argue heavenly the arguments aired between candidates and political debate. But after the debate is over the networks, go to various places around the country, and they debate what was just said, it's on that in our old damning. Nature. It seems that there is something about us the likes to question criticize debate now sometimes debating can be a good thing. And we must admit that most of the time, it's interesting after all, who doesn't want to know whether or not one toothpaste is better than another who of us doesn't want to know which vehicle, we should Dr Who of us doesn't want to know whether we have the most beautiful license plates in the country. Certainly listening to a good debate, maybe intellectually enlightening and entertainingly interesting and stimulating, but there is one area in which debates can be very dangerous, and frankly, eternally damaging it is in the area of spirituality in ministry. There's some people there are some churches, who wanted to bait with God, and they want a debate with his word. I can guarantee you this. That's a debate we're all going lose. There are those who are stubborn and proud and arrogant and ignorant. And they think that arguing in the church is something that pleases, God, it was that way in the Corinthian church. Now, the Corinthians were truly God's people in the Carinthian church was true church of God. There's no doubt about that. But the Corinthians have many problems and instead of being a spiritual church, they were Colonel church, the Corinthians. Just live forty five miles west of Athens, and the Athenian mindset and infiltrated the church argumentation and debate became the quote unquote in way of thinking, and it was. Destroying life in the church people in this church. We're not quiet and submissive. And God honoring them were loud and pushy and shoving. They love to be classified as learned people. But they frankly didn't wanna learn one of the areas of the bait. That was splitting. The church was that of the minister the Corinthians were in heated discussions over who the best minister was one group, thought it was Paul another group thought it was a powerless arguments. We're not being led by the spirit of God. They were being fostered by self-centered stubborn self righteous people who were very flesh on the Corinthians. Had lost total sight of what ministry is to be about. So in first Corinthians chapter three versus five to nine Paul. Writes the sprouting out that distorted perspective. No, I'm not too sure that generally speaking, we're not a whole lot different in this year in, in our society. Then the Corinthians were back in eighty fifty six it's not uncommon to hear people who profess to be believers discussing who the better. Minister is whenever you go, particularly to a church as a pastor. You'll hear somebody say, we'll our former pastor did it this way, you're being compared to that type of ministry brand Thursday -ociety has progressed in its industry, but I'm not sure it's really progressed months in a spirituality, the point that Paul wanted to make and I Corinthians. Three five nine was that God wants his church understand? The place of ministers, the place of himself in the place of his ministry. See ministry is God's ministry ministers, God's men people are God's people growth. It's God's growth, callings are God's callings, every minister in every believer has an important role to play in the program of God in the church of God, but must always be remembered is it is God's program now. It seems from an examination of these verses that one of the things the Corinthians were using as a determining factor for who the best minister was was that of numbers, apparently somewhere, arguing that the man who seemed to be. Influencing. The most people was the one who is really being used most, by the Lord, Paul, this passage makes it clear that nothing could be further from the truth. All ministers who've been truly called and gifted by God playing important part in the ministry of God. And frankly, numbers aren't even in the equation. Now there are five critical ministry concepts that Paul presents in, I Corinthians three five nine and I hope your bibles are open their concept. Number one, you have the responsibilities of the minister in a ministry versus five to seven. Here's what Paul says, what then is a policy and what is Paul servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one, I planted Apollo's watered, but God was causing the growth. So then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything but God who causes the growth now, you'll notice that verse five begins with that pronoun, what or some text at the pronoun, who both pronouns are. Are significant and valid contextual. Meaning the pronoun, what refers to function of a minister, and the pronoun, who refers to the identification of the minister to simply state, the point, the opening pronoun, asked the question who are ministers, and what do they do? What's their function? What are they supposed to be doing? What is their responsibilities? How does he fit the sovereign program of God, Paul needs to address this, the Carinthian so they can figure out what ministers are now in examining? These verses there are four key facts that he brings out about the responsibility of a minister, first of all minister is one who ministers forgotten serving him. He says, in verse five servants through whom you believed he brings that point up again down there in verse nine for we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field. There are two key nouns that show up in this context, which give the true biblical perspective of a minister in his ministry. The first noun is the now servant, is the Greek word NAS from which we get our English, where deacon in this. Context. It's not referring to the office of Deaconess referring to the service of a minister, the word itself is one that emphasizes one who is an attendant one who is a servant worker for the Lord. Paul uses this word servant many times in connection with ministry. He taught that ministry wasn't enablement from God. He taught that ministry wasn't entrust meant for faithfulness. He taught that ministry was an appointment by God. He taught that ministry was for the purpose of communicating the truth of God. So a minister is to be a servant the second term that us fellow worker sooner, Goan is one that refers to one's work one's employment ones task in being responsible to work for the Lord. If you combine these two terms, they inform us that according to God, his minister is one who is to be an attendant in his work. He's employed by God. He's been called gifted by God to work in God's ministry for God. And with God, someone said a long time ago if you want. To lead people. You'll have trouble because most people don't want to be lead. But if you wanna serve people, you'll always have something to do, because most people want to be served that was the perspective that Paul hand in the ministry, we are to be servants of the Lord, Paul, one of these Corinthians to realize that ministers, whether a policy Paul were servants of God and fellow workers with him. A minister is one who has the responsibility to be a servant for the Lord, and frankly, that's why God has saved us one question that we must ask is if our whole purpose of salvation is to go to heaven. Why the moment we believe on the Lord? Jesus christ. Doesn't just take us there. Well, the answer to that question is ES things for us to do as one of his people, and we've been saved to serve saved a serve the Lord and if we're not serving him, we're not fulfilling their purpose. The second fact that Paul brings out is that a minister is one who ministers, God and developing the faith of the people's servants through whom you believed that phrase through. Whom you believed refers to a servant, who presented the truth of God, and the people came to faith in hearing, the truth of God. Paulin apologised preached the word of God in God through the proclamation of the word produced faith in people talk. Kerley says that faith is a gift of God, that comes by hearing the word of God. He says that in multiple places a Fijian's two Romans ten seventeen as the minister proclaims, the word of God, God produces faith, the minister communicates, God's people in God produces faith in people ministries about, proclaiming, the word of God. So that God can produce faith in people that is exactly what a minister has the responsibility to do to accurately. Teach the scriptures I was in a discussion not long ago with someone who was saying that he was discussing with those that were preparing for ministry. What a pastor is supposed to be. And he said, well, it doesn't really matter. If a pastor is a real good student of the bible. I said, I disagree with you, because his primary responsibility is to feed the flock. And if you're gonna feed the flock, you have to be a good student of the bible. If your job is the feed, the flock, the word of God, and that's exactly, what Jesus said to Peter, Peter feed, my sheep, if your job is to feed the flock, you have to be one that will at least take seriously, the preparation and study of the word of gun. He see, it's the word of God when it's properly unleashed that causes faith in people. It brings people to the point where they believe, and that's why we teach the bible on radio. That's why we have radio bible study because it produce. Faith. We know that because we've had people come to our church who've come to faith in Christ by listening to the word of God being taught on the radio. So the word of God is the lifeline that produces, faith, and we're never at a greater level of usefulness in the hands of God than when we're accurately teaching the word of God, God uses that to develop the faith of his people, there will be no higher testimony that a human being can have one that says we were servants through whom you believed we accurately unlock the scriptures and you came to faith through the scriptures. And I wanna tell you strong faith will always be a byproduct of one who has strongly been taught the word of God. Now, there are people who run around saying they have faith, but they're not strong in their position of understanding the things of God, or strong in their spirituality because strong faith always comes from being carefully taught the scriptures that brings us to the third fact. The minister. There is one who ministers forgotten, cultivating, people for sixes. I planted a policy watered, but God was causing the growth Paul chooses a farming analogy and giving us insight into biblical ministry, and I want you to notice carefully, and this analogy that the minister is not used for harvesting the crop. He's used for cultivating, the crop a minister plant in waters, what this says, is that the primary responsibility of the minister is the tend to the chore of cultivating God's people in the fame. Verse nine makes it clear that the field where this cultivating work is take place is in the people of God. Because he says, for we are God's fellow workers and you are God's feel God's building. So the field where they call the baiting is to take place is within the people. Now, ladies and gentlemen. This is so significant to see the church is about cultivating. The faith of God's people not the lost world. There are churches that are making. A fatal mistake when they think their primary responsibility is to lower their standards. So they can reach the world. That is not their primary responsibility, their primary responsibility is to, cultivate, the faith of God's people who go out in various parts of the world, and they become the witnesses in those various places of responsibility. So the ministers primary job is either to be a planner or water pertaining to the seed, and the seed is nothing more than the word of God. There are many passages than make it clear that seed is used as an analogy for presenting the word of God..

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"corinthian" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

GSMC Bible Study Podcast

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"corinthian" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast

"How do we do god's work in the world to make the world a better place to make the world more like it should be if god's love were present everywhere if we were all doing this if everyone lived as god if everyone loved as god loves us how different would the world be how would we live differently so this is again yesterday we or not yesterday but in previously in the first corinthians we talked about the first the last supper and those words there in the last supper and so that's a really actually a nice tie in to to this because it's at the same it's at the same instance obviously you know this is in john's gospel and that was in i grunt the and so that was paul telling reminding the corinthians of what happened at the last supper but now it's a really nice segue i think into this reading from the gospel of john and we're so we're getting more of the picture all the time this picture of jesus as he journeys through holy week him just trying to do as much as possible to prepare his followers his disciples his friends for his upcoming death his imminent departure from them because he as we can see they are in a bit of denial they're not ready for what is about to happen and jesus only had a little bit of time left so speaking of time that is all the time that we do have for today's podcast but i do hope that you'll join me tomorrow tomorrow is mandi thursday so we will be reading that story of jesus washing his disciples feet and moving yet closer to good friday in the events of the passion and jesus's death and crucifixion crucifixion end death so again thank you for joining me today as a reminder you can find this podcast and all of the golden state media concepts podcasts at www dot g s mc podcast dot com.

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