Monday, May 03, 2021

Verse of the Day - 1Peter 1:3


 

A Heavenly Inheritance

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Narrator Shares Struggle // Commit to The Lord While You Can



Watch as Jerren shares his struggle with health issues.  Jerren's video caused me to take a look at my own health struggles and helped me to do something about them.  I cannot share with you what I'm doing right now as I am just now getting started on my journey to better health.

My previous blog posts have been mostly geared toward Evangelism, but Jerren has made me aware that there is a health epidemic affecting the lost and Christians alike.  That being said I want to make you aware that I will be sharing videos by individuals that have overcome illnesses, i.e., insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and more.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Why does he think God hates him?

 


Why Does He Think God Hates Him?

Ray Comfort shares the gospel with a humble and likable young man who has a lot of knowledge of the Bible. He seems to be close to being saved, but close isn't enough. He soaks in everything Ray shares with him but seems to think that God hates him. Find out why.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

It Was In Antioch That The Disciples Were First Called Christians

Acts Chapter 11 - The Amplified Version - Biblegateway.com

It Was In Antioch That The Disciples Were First Called Christians

Peter Reports at Jerusalem

11 Now the apostles and the believers who were throughout Judea heard [with astonishment] that the Gentiles also had received and accepted the word of God [the message concerning salvation through Christ]. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision [certain Jewish believers who followed the Law] took issue with him [for violating Jewish customs], 3 saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and [even] ate with them!” 4 But Peter began [at the beginning] and explained [the events] to them step by step, saying, 5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision of an object coming down from heaven, like a huge sheet being lowered by the four corners; and [it descended until] it came right down to me, 6 and looking closely at it, I saw all kinds of the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the crawling creatures and the birds of the air [both clean and unclean according to the Law], 7 and I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’ 8 But I said, ‘Not at all, Lord; for nothing common (unholy) or [ceremonially] unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ 9 But the voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, no longer consider common (unholy).’ 10 This happened three times, and everything was drawn up again into heaven. 11 And right then the three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying. 12 The Spirit told me to go with them without the slightest hesitation. So these six brothers also went with me and we went to the man’s house. 13 And Cornelius told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, saying, ‘Send word to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here; 14 he will bring a message to you by which you will be saved [and granted eternal life], you and all your household.’ 15 When I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as He did on us at the beginning [at Pentecost]. 16 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 So, if God gave Gentiles the same gift [equally] as He gave us after we accepted and believed and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ [as Savior], who was I to interfere or stand in God’s way?” 18 When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified and praised God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance that leads to eternal life [that is, real life after earthly death].”

The Church at Antioch

19 So then [since they were unaware of these developments] those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with [the stoning of] Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, without telling the message [of salvation through Christ] to anyone except Jews. 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming [to them] the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand (the power and presence) of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord [for salvation, accepting and drawing near to Jesus as Messiah and Savior]. 22 The news of this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw the grace of God [that was bestowed on them], he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with an unwavering heart to stay true and devoted to the Lord. 24 For Barnabas was a good man [privately and publicly—his godly character benefited both himself and others] and he was full of the Holy Spirit and full of faith [in Jesus the Messiah, through whom believers have everlasting life]. And a great number of people were brought to the Lord. 25 And Barnabas left for Tarsus to search for Saul; 26 and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. For an entire year they met [with others] in the church and instructed large numbers; and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

27 Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them named Agabus stood up and prophesied through the [Holy] Spirit that a severe famine would come on the [a]entire world. And this did happen during the reign of [b]Claudius. 29 So the disciples decided to send a contribution, each according to his individual ability, to the believers who lived in Judea. 30 And this they did, sending the contribution to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Acts Chapter 10 ~ Gentiles Hear The Good News






The Amplified Bible - Provided by BibleGateway.com.

Cornelius’ Vision.

Now at Caesarea [Maritima] there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Regiment,

a devout man and one who, along with all his household, feared God. He made many charitable donations to the Jewish people, and prayed to God always.

About the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.) of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had come to him and said, “Cornelius!”

Cornelius was frightened and stared intently at him and said, “What is it, lord (sir)?” And the angel said to him, “Your prayers and gifts of charity have ascended as a memorial offering before God [an offering made in remembrance of His past blessings].

Now send men to Joppa and have them call for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter [and invite him here];

he is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”

When the angel who was speaking to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among his own personal attendants;

and after explaining everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

The next day, as they were on their way and were approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof of the house about the sixth hour (noon) to pray,

but he became hungry and wanted something to eat. While the meal was being prepared he fell into a trance;

and he saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet descending, lowered by its four corners to the earth,

and it contained all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air.

A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!”

But Peter said, “Not at all, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common (unholy) and [ceremonially] unclean.”

And the voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, no longer consider common (unholy).”

Now Peter was still perplexed and completely at a loss as to what his vision could mean when the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions to Simon’s house, arrived at the gate.

And they called out to ask whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.

While Peter was thoughtfully considering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Now listen, three men are looking for you.

Get up, go downstairs and go with them without hesitating or doubting, because I have sent them Myself.”

Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. For what reason have you come?”

They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man well spoken of by all the Jewish people, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear what you have to say.”

So Peter invited them in and gave them lodging [for the night].

Peter at Caesarea.

The next day Peter got up and left with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.

On the following day he [and the others] entered Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends.

When Peter arrived, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.

But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am only a man.”

As Peter talked with him, he entered [the house] and found a large group of people assembled.

He said to them, “You know that it is unlawful for a Jewish man to associate with or befriend a Gentile, or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I am not to call anyone common or [ceremonially] unclean.

Therefore when I was sent for, I came without raising an objection. So I ask for what reason have you sent for me?”

Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour (3:00-4:00 p.m.); and a man [dressed] in bright, dazzling clothing suddenly stood before me,

and he said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered before God [so that He is about to help you].

Therefore send word to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you. He is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.’

So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to listen to everything that you have been instructed by the Lord [to say].”

Gentiles Hear Good News.

Opening his mouth, Peter said:

“Most certainly I understand now that God is not one to show partiality [to people as though Gentiles were excluded from God’s blessing],

but in every nation the person who fears God and does what is right [by seeking Him] is acceptable and welcomed by Him.

You know the message which He sent to the sons of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all—

you know the things that have taken place throughout Judea, starting in Galilee after the baptism preached by John—

how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with great power; and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.

We are [personally] eyewitnesses of everything that He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem [in particular]. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross;

God raised Him [to life] on the third day and caused Him to be plainly seen,

not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen and designated beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank together with Him after He rose from the dead.

He commanded us to preach to the people [both Jew and Gentile], and to solemnly testify that He is the One who has been appointed and ordained by God as Judge of the living and the dead.

All the prophets testify about Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him [whoever trusts in and relies on Him, accepting Him as Savior and Messiah] receives forgiveness of sins.”

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who were listening to the message [confirming God’s acceptance of Gentiles].

All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.

For they heard them talking in [unknown] tongues (languages) and exalting and magnifying and praising God. Then Peter said,

“Can anyone refuse water for these people to be baptized, since they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”

And he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay there for a few days. 

Thank you for reading Acts Chapter 10 with me today.

Our next video will be on Acts Chapter 11.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Are Marriages Made In Heaven?

 


Are Marriages Made In Heaven?

Yes, I believe there are marriages made in heaven. How do I know that? Because the scriptures say that the Church is the Bride of Christ. The Church is known as the body of Christ and Christ is the head of the body.

Christ loves His Bride so much He sacrificed His life for His Bride so that when He comes again He will receive Her unto Himself. He is loyal and faithful to His Bride and His Bride is true and faithful to Him and Him only.  Do you think there are any marriages made in heaven for individual couples? I think so because the scriptures tell us, especially in the Old Testament, of marriages that were ordained by God. Some marriages were full of faith and love for each other, but the story of Hosea and his wife is drastically different. God ordained the marriage of a faithful man, Hosea, and an unfaithful wife Gomar. Why did God do that? I believe God created this marriage as an illustration of God's love for, the Jews of the time, and also for us Gentiles today. Hosea symbolizes the faithfulness of God and true while Gomar symbolizes the unfaithfulness of God's creation. God is so loving and true He was willing to pay the price to redeem His unfaithful wife.

How did He do that? Gomar had left her husband because she loved her evil desires. Gomar enjoys her unrestrained evil desires until she became a slave to the sins she thought she enjoyed. Hosea had been searching for his unfaithful wife because he loved her. When he found her he paid that price to redeem her from her life of sin. Now that's true love.

This is how much God also loves us as He sent His only Son to earth to become a man. His Son, Jesus, paid the price for our sins by losing His life on the cross so that He could pay the ultimate price for our salvation. Now that's true love. The price Jesus paid willingly was so that His Father could offer His Son's Bride a gift of eternal salvation. When the Bride accepts His gift she offers herself to Him with true love and devotion.

The description above is the way it should also be between a married couple. I wish I had understood years ago. My parents did not teach me these things because they had never been taught how to truly love one another. 

God's love for His human creation is an example of how all married couples should love one another. Unfortunately, this type of love relationship is not the norm even among many Christians. The problem is the sins we commit without any regard for God and His Commandments.

Here are a few sins that cause problems:  Write the numbers of the Ten Commandments beside each item that relates to each category.

  • Pre-marital sex 
  • Sex outside your marriage
  • Living together as if married, but are not
  • Idol Worship - person, place, or thing
  • Looking at another person with lust in your heart.
  • Lying to one another
  • Bitterness and Hatred
  • Taking the Lord's Name In Vain - (omg)
  • Pornography
  • Masturbation
  • Praying to a man-made object
  • Coveting someone that belongs to another

These are just a few of the things people do that are opposite of the way God expects married couples to behave. I am ashamed to admit that I am guilty of at least one of the items on the list in my past. I regret my willful sins of the past and the divorces that followed.

The good news is my ex-wife and I have forgiven one another and we are now best friends again. We live 400+ miles apart, but we have been talking on each on the phone everyday since November 2020.  She has a terminal blood cancer and she is ready and looking forward to standing in the presense of Jesus.

Thankfully the Lord is gracious as I have confessed my sins to Him and He has forgiven me. Let's read 1 John 1:8-10:

"If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude ourselves and the truth is not in us. [His word does not live in our hearts.] If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us."

Even though we are divorced I still believe our marriage was made in heaven and we will be together again in heaven.



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Acts Chapter 9 ~ The Conversion of Saul ~ Saul Begins to Preach Christ ~ Peter's Ministry



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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Some people are born gay



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How An Ethiopian Received Christ ~ The Good News of Salvation Through Christ ~ Acts Chapter 8




How An Ethiopian Received Christ

So, when Peter and John had given their testimony and preached the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, preaching the good news [about salvation] in many Samaritan villages [along the way].

But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go south to the road that runs from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” (This is a desert road).

So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch [a man of great authority], a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure.

He had come to Jerusalem to worship, and he was returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading [the scroll of] the prophet Isaiah.

Then the [Holy] Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”

Philip ran up and heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah, and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

And he said, “Well, how could I [understand] unless someone guides me [correctly]?”

And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading:

“Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He does not open His mouth.

“In humiliation His judgment was taken away [justice was denied Him]. Who will describe His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.”

The eunuch replied to Philip, “Please tell me, about whom does the prophet say this?

About himself or about someone else?”

Then Philip spoke and beginning with this Scripture he preached Jesus to him [explaining that He is the promised Messiah and the source of salvation].

As they continued along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch exclaimed, “Look! Water!

What forbids me from being baptized?”

[Philip said to him, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”

And he replied, “I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”]

And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [suddenly] took Philip [and carried him] away [to a different place]; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but he went on his way rejoicing.

But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the good news [of salvation] to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea [Maritima].

Thank you for reading Acts Chapter 8 with me today.

Acts Chapter 9 will be our next video and I'm sure you will find this one to be another exciting chapter as Saul gets saved and his name is changed to Paul.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Stephen's Testimony ~ Stephen Put To Death ~ I see Jesus standing at the right hand of God




Stephen's final words remind me of a song that Dotti Rambo wrote many years ago titled, "I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before

I suspect Dottie may have written this song after reading Acts Chapter 7. Another possibility is the song reminds me a lot of the "Parable of the Prodical Son." When I was young I must thought I'd live forever as I never thought about being homesick for heaven. Now that I'm in my golden years I now realize the eternity is closer than ever. The words to this song describes the way I feel as I have never this homesick for home before. Like Stephen, I cannot wait to see Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father. Here are words to the song: 

I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before Writer: Dottie Rambo 

Verse 1:

THERE’S A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW THE TABLE’S SPREAD IN SPLENDOR SOMEONE’S STANDING BY THE OPEN DOOR I CAN SEE A CRYSTAL RIVER SO I MUST BE NEAR FOREVER LORD I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS HOMESICK BEFORE

Chorus: 

SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHT SHINE IT’S JUST ABOUT HOME TIME I CAN SEE MY FATHER STANDING AT THE DOOR THIS WORLD’S BEEN A WILDERNESS I’M READY FOR DELIVERANCE LORD I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS HOMESICK BEFORE

Verse 2:

I CAN SEE THE FAMILY GATHER SWEET FACES ALL FAMILIAR NO ONE’S OLD OR FEEBLE ANYMORE THIS LONESOME HEART IS CRYING THINK I’LL SPREAD MY WINGS FOR FLYING LORD I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS HOMESICK BEFORE

Repeat Chorus

Monday, April 05, 2021

Stephen ~ A Man Full of Grace and Power ~ Full of the Spirit and of Wisdom



#stephen #amanfullofgraceandpower #fullofthespiritandofwisdom

In today's chapter, we will hear about a young man named Stephen who was young but very mature in his faith. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+6&version=AMP

Stephen was the exact kind of person each true Christian should strive to reach this level of maturity.

Do you pray to be like Stephen?

I haven't been, but now I see that Stephen is a perfect example of a true Christian.

I will be praying and asking the Father to help me to fully mature in Christ just like Stephen.

I pray this not to bring any glory to myself, but that our Heavenly Father will receive all the glory.

What about you?

Will you pray for the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit just as Stephen had.

In the next chapter we will read and hear Stephen preach. And, we will hear what Stephen said that was the same thing as what Jesus said on the cross.

Acts Chapter 7: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+7&version=AMP

Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Are You A Good Person ~ Have You Ever Told A Lie ~ Are You Going To Heaven or Hell



Today, April 4, 2021, we celebrate the holiday Easter.  It's not all about easter egg hunts or even dressing our best and going to a church building to worship.  The truth is today is a day to celebrate the risen Christ.  As a matter of fact everyday is Easter because our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and everyday we celebrate and worship our risen Savior, Jesus Christ, who saved us from sin and death. 

#areyouagoodperson #haveyouevertoldalie

I have a quote by Ray Comfort I'd like to share with you: “People are going to Hell, and they must be warned. If there was no Hell, I wouldn’t bother pouring my heart out to strangers I meet.” Click here to read the full article: Evangelophobia: The Illness of the Modern Church - https://www.livingwaters.com/evangelophobia-the-illness-of-the-modern-church/

Well, I'm sure you can see that Acts Chapter 5 is a very powerful chapter and you can also see the dangers of lying. So, who killed Ananias and his wife Sapphira? Was it Peter? No, it was God who killed them! To God, lying is very serious, but in today's society, people do not have any problem lying to one another.

Will there be any liars in heaven? No! Listen to what the Bible says in Revelation 21:8. "But as for the cowards and unbelieving and abominable [who are devoid of character and personal integrity and practice or tolerate immorality], and murderers, and sorcerers [with intoxicating drugs], and idolaters and occultists [who practice and teach false religions], and all the liars [who knowingly deceive and twist truth], their part will be in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

What about you?

Do you see yourself as a good person?

Have you ever told a lie even, if it were just a little white lie?

Have you ever stolen anything?

Have you ever taken the Lord's name in vain?

Have you ever looked at another person with lust in your heart?

If you said yes to any of these questions do you still see yourself as a good person?

If you said yes to all of these questions then you are a lying, thieving, blasphemer, and an adulterer.

Based on the Ten Commandments, which is our moral compass, do you still see yourself as a good person?

When you stand before Jesus to give an account for your life and He judges you based on the Ten Commandments will you be going to heaven or hell?

Did you know that God made a way so that you would not have to go to hell?

What did he do?

God sent His Son into the world to be born as a man so that He could give His life as a human sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world.

Before Jesus gave up His life on the cross He said three words.

Do you know what they were?

He said, "It is finished!

This means that there is no longer any need for sacrifices to pay for our sins because He paid the price for us.

So what must you do to be saved?

You need to repent and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Have you done that today?

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Saturday, April 03, 2021

Acts 4 ~ 5,000 Heard the Message of Salvation, Believed In Jesus and Accepted His as the Christ



Hello my "Well Done" blog readers,

I am a student of Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's "The School of Biblical Evangelism" online course and I highly recommend that you should enroll in the online study and also order the book by the same title.

One of my favorite parts of the course is reading the sample witness interactions called "Preacher's Progress."  The following is an excerpt from the course "The Survivor's Guide, Chapter 44, Pages 279 and 280, reprinted by permission.

Christian: “Hi. How are you doing?” Joe King: “Fine…I heard you talking about sin. I don’t think God has any right to condemn us for lust.”

Christian: “Why is that?”

Joe King: “Because He made us like this.”

Christian: “You’ve got to be joking. Even though you were made by God, He still holds you responsible for your actions.”

Joe King: “That’s not right. If a toy is faulty, you take it back to the manufacturer. It’s his responsibility.”

Christian: “That would make sense if you were a toy. But you are a moral human being. You have a conscience that tells you when you do wrong.”

Joe King: “Well, I think that is wrong.”

Christian: “No criminal is going to be happy when the law catches him, and no judge in his right mind will fall for the old ‘God made me like this’ routine.”

Joe King: “I have prayed a number of times and don’t feel that my prayers got past the ceiling.”

Christian: “They probably didn’t. The Bible says that your sins make a separation between you and God so that He will not hear.”

Joe King: “Are you saying that God doesn’t hear my prayers?”

Christian: “If you are in sin, the Book of Proverbs says that your prayers are an abomination to the Lord.”

Joe King: “So what does that mean?”

Christian: “It means that you need Jesus Christ to wash away your sin, because you are an enemy of God in your mind. Did you know that?”

Joe King: “I didn’t know that.”

Christian: “Did you know that the Bible teaches that God’s wrath abides on you?”

Joe King: “I didn’t know that either.”

Christian: “Joe, imagine if we had placed a microchip behind your ear a month ago, and everything you had thought about, all those unclean thoughts, had been recorded for everyone to see. Would you be ashamed?”

Joe King: “I sure would.”

Christian: “That’s what has happened. God made your mind. He sees what you think—all that lust that has gone on in your heart. Every word you have spoken has been heard by Him. Even the darkness is pure light to Him… and you will have to give an account for every idle word you have spoken. The Bible says that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.”

Joe King: “That’s heavy. What should I do?”

Christian: “You need to repent and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.”

I pray this video above and the sample witnessing interaction has been helpful to you.  If you have questions please feel free to contact me using the Contact Form on the left sidebar of this blog.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Healing the Lame Beggar ~ Peter’s Second Sermon ~ Walking And Leaping And Praising God



Peter’s Second Sermon

"Now while he was still holding on to Peter and John, all the people, utterly amazed, ran together and crowded around them at the covered porch called Solomon’s portico. And Peter, seeing this, said to the people, “You men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Why are you staring at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant and Son Jesus [doing Him this honor], the One whom you handed over and disowned and rejected before Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. But you disowned and denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked for [the pardon of] a murderer to be granted to you. But you killed the Prince (Author, Originator, Source) of life, whom God raised [bodily] from the dead. To this [fact] we are witnesses [for we have seen the risen Christ]. And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health and complete wholeness in your presence. ..."

Please be sure to read the entire Acts Chapter 3

The most important thing Jesus tells us to is to pay attention to His Words and to do what He says:

The following is a complete list of "The Commands of Jesus". Let me know if you would like to receive a pdf copy of these commands.

The Commands of Jesus from the Book of Matthew - Part 1 of 2 ~ Whatever He says to you, do it! https://youtu.be/ljpsUwqutoA

The Commands of Jesus from the book of Matthew - Whatever He says to you, do it! ~ Matthew ~ Part 2 - https://youtu.be/ZgzD8hYpyoo

The Commands of Jesus From The Book of Mark ~ Whatever He Tells You To Do, Do! - https://youtu.be/vm4Qe2i9ZYw

The Commands of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke - https://youtu.be/s_h416cMRJ0

My Well Done Theme Keyword Phrases: * teach me how to live * what has god called me to do * commands of jesus * what must i do to be saved * what must I do to gain eternal life * share the gospel * share your faith * believe and you will be saved * accept jesus christ * are you a good person * have you ever told a lie * have you ever looked at another person with lust * have you ever taken god's name in vain * have you ever stolen anything * are you going to heaven * are you going to hell * do you ever worry about dying

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Day of Pentecost ~ Peter's Sermon ~ Acts 2 ~ Filled With The Holy Spirit



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"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately]. . . "

Theme Keywords: * teach me how to live * what has god called me to do * commands of jesus * what must i do to be saved * what must I do to gain eternal life * share the gospel * share your faith * believe and you will be saved * accept jesus christ * are you a good person * have you ever told a lie * have you ever looked at another person with lust * have you ever taken god's name in vain * have you ever stolen anything * are you going to heaven * are you going to hell * do you ever worry about dying

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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Monday, March 29, 2021

The Kingdom of God ~ You Will Be Baptized With the Holy Spirit ~ He was ...



#thekingdomofgod #youwillbebaptizedwiththeholyspirit

"The first account I made, Theophilus, was [a continuous report] about all the things that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day when He ascended to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given instruction to the apostles (special messengers) whom He had chosen.

To these [men] He also showed Himself alive after His suffering [in Gethsemane and on the cross], by [a series of] many infallible proofs and unquestionable demonstrations, appearing to them over a period of forty days and talking to them about the things concerning the kingdom of God.

While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak.

For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked Him repeatedly, “Lord, are You at this time re-establishing the kingdom and restoring it to Israel?”

He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.

But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

And after He said these things, He was caught up as they looked on, and a cloud took Him up out of their sight.

While they were looking intently into the sky as He was going, two men in white clothing suddenly stood beside them, who said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky?

This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

Then the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet (Olive Grove), which is near Jerusalem, [only] a Sabbath day’s journey (less than one mile) away.

When they had entered the city, they went upstairs to the upper room where they were staying [indefinitely]; that is, Peter, and John and [his brother] James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew (Nathanael) and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas (Thaddaeus) the son of James.

All these with one mind and one purpose were continually devoting themselves to prayer, [waiting together] along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.

Now on one of these days Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty believers was there) and he said, “Brothers and sisters, it was necessary that the Scripture be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the lips of David [king of Israel] about Judas [Iscariot], who acted as guide to those who arrested Jesus.

For he (Judas) was counted among us and received his share [by divine allotment] in this ministry.”

(Now Judas Iscariot acquired a piece of land [indirectly] with the [money paid him as a] reward for his treachery, and falling headlong, his body burst open in the middle and all his intestines poured out.

All the people in Jerusalem learned about this, so in their own dialect—Aramaic—they called the piece of land Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For in the book of Psalms it is written,

‘Let his place of residence become desolate, And let there be no one to live in it’; and [again],

‘Let another take his position as overseer.’

So of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus spent with us, beginning with the baptism by John [at the outset of Jesus’ ministry] until the day when He was taken up from us—one of these men must become a witness with us [to testify] of His resurrection.”

And they put forward two men, Joseph, the one called Barsabbas (who was surnamed Justus), and Matthias.

They prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know all hearts [their thoughts, motives, desires], show us which one of these two You have chosen to occupy this ministry and apostleship which Judas left to go to his own place [of evil].”

And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles."

I love the Lord and I Love reading His Word everyday as I find His Words exciting and I cannot wait to see Him in person. I pray this is your hearts desire too.

If you have a question or comment please feel free to do so in the comments section below. I pray that you have been blessed and inspired today.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Blessings From Our Lord Jesus Christ Be Upon You ~ Jesus Is Lord ~ Romans 16





#ourlordjesuschrist #jesusislord

Romans Chapter 16 - the Living Bible translation.

Hello again, this is Jack and I will be reading Romans Chapter 16 for you today.

Please read along with me.

Ready?

Read!

"Phoebe, a dear Christian woman from the town of Cenchreae, will be coming to see you soon.

She has worked hard in the church there.

Receive her as your sister in the Lord, giving her a warm Christian welcome.

Help her in every way you can, for she has helped many in their needs, including me.

Tell Priscilla and Aquila hello.

They have been my fellow workers in the affairs of Christ Jesus.

In fact, they risked their lives for me, and I am not the only one who is thankful to them; so are all the Gentile churches.

Please give my greetings to all those who meet to worship in their home.

Greet my good friend Epaenetus.

He was the very first person to become a Christian in Asia.

Remember me to Mary, too, who has worked so hard to help us.

Then there are Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who were in prison with me.

They are respected by the apostles and became Christians before I did.

Please give them my greetings.

Say hello to Ampliatus, whom I love as one of God’s own children, and Urbanus, our fellow worker, and beloved Stachys.

Then there is Apelles, a good man whom the Lord approves; greet him for me.

And give my best regards to those working at the house of Aristobulus.

Remember me to Herodion my relative. Remember me to the Christian slaves over at Narcissus House.

Say hello to Tryphaena and Tryphosa, the Lord’s workers, and to dear Persis, who has worked so hard for the Lord.

Greet Rufus for me, whom the Lord picked out to be his very own; and also his dear mother who has been such a mother to me.

And please give my greetings to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the other brothers who are with them.

Give my love to Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and to Olympas, and all the Christians who are with them.

Shake hands warmly with each other.

All the churches here send you their greetings.

And now there is one more thing to say before I end this letter.

Stay away from those who cause divisions and are upsetting people’s faith, teaching things about Christ that are contrary to what you have been taught.

Such teachers are not working for our Lord Jesus but only want gain for themselves.

They are good speakers, and simple-minded people are often fooled by them.

But everyone knows that you stand loyal and true.

This makes me very happy.

I want you always to remain very clear about what is right and to stay innocent of any wrong.

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.

The blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

Timothy my fellow worker, and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my relatives, send you their good wishes.

I, Tertius, the one who is writing this letter for Paul, send my greetings too, as a Christian brother.

Gaius says to say hello to you for him.

I am his guest, and the church meets here in his home.

Erastus, the city treasurer, sends you his greetings and so does Quartus, a Christian brother.

Good-bye. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

I commit you to God, who is able to make you strong and steady in the Lord, just as the Gospel says, and just as I have told you.

This is God’s plan of salvation for you Gentiles, kept secret from the beginning of time.

But now as the prophets foretold and as God commands, this message is being preached everywhere, so that people all around the world will have faith in Christ and obey him.

To God, who alone is wise, be the glory forever through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Sincerely, Paul" Thank you for reading Romans Chapter 15 with me today. This is the final chapter from the Book of Romans. Next we will be reading the Book of Acts starting with chapter 1, but we will be reading from the Amplified Bible. I look forward to reading the Book of Acts with you. Please remember to subscribe, if you haven't already, like, share, smash the bell icon, and comment. May the Good Lord bless and protect you today!

Christ didn’t please himself ~ God will conquer sin and death ~ "BE" att...



#beattitudeofchrist #romans15

"Even if we believe that it makes no difference to the Lord whether we do these things, still we cannot just go ahead and do them to please ourselves; for we must bear the “burden” of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others—of those who feel these things are wrong. Let’s please the other fellow, not ourselves, and do what is for his good and thus build him up in the Lord. Christ didn’t please himself. As the Psalmist said, “He came for the very purpose of suffering under the insults of those who were against the Lord.” These things that were written in the Scriptures so long ago are to teach us patience and to encourage us so that we will look forward expectantly to the time when God will conquer sin and death." 

Theme Keywords: 

  • teach me how to live
  • what has god called me to do
  • commands of jesus
  • what must i do to be saved
  • what must I do to gain eternal life
  • share the gospel
  • share your faith
  • believe and you will be saved
  • accept jesus christ
  • are you a good person
  • have you ever told a lie
  • have you ever looked at another person with lust
  • have you ever taken god's name in vain
  • have you ever stolen anything
  • are you going to heaven
  • are you going to hell
  • do you ever worry about dying