Friday, May 31, 2024


Preach the Word

2 Timothy 4:1-8 (ESV)
1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

1 Corinthians 15:34 (ESV)
Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Go and sin no more!

Would Christ tell us to do something that we could not do?

John 8:11 (ESV)
And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
now I know [The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53–8:11.]

John 5:14 (ESV)
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”

Now I know this is not Jesus but!

1 John 2:1 (ESV)
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.

1 Corinthians 15:34 (ESV)
Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

Paul I'm the foremost Sinner.

1 Timothy 1:16 (ESV)
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

Paul is not saying he is still a Sinner he is saying he was the foremost But yet Jesus Christ displayed his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in Christ.
If Paul thought he was the chief Sinner would he still be telling people to be imitating him a Sinner?

1 Corinthians 11:1 (ESV) ​
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:16 (ESV)
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

2 Timothy 3:10 (ESV)
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,

Now I'm not saying Paul believed he was perfect and did not stumble but if he did, he had an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

1 John 2:1 (ESV)
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

 The crucifixion of Christ was the most heinous act ever to have been done but it was also the salvation of us.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Therefore the world hates you     

From He Gets Us has an agenda web site.
How did the story of Jesus, the world’s greatest love story, get twisted into a tool to judge, harm, and divide? 
We’ve done a lot of homework on our culture. We researched how people feel about each other and what they think about Jesus and Christianity. We’ve connected with thousands of people of various faith traditions and those who claim no religion. We spoke to all kinds of people — different backgrounds, beliefs, and, yes, political affiliations. And this is what we’ve learned: From politics to sexuality and religion, so many of us feel like our values, beliefs, and identities are under attack by the ideological “others” around us. Many perceive those who differ with them on issues of justice, dignity, and humanity as not just wrong or misguided but also as evil. As enemies. We often see these “others” as close-minded, selfish, hypocritical — and if we’re honest, many of us respond in kind. 

You know I would not have to have done a lot of homework to know why the world hates us.

John 15:18-19
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024


"What is Pre-Evangelism?
This is not a dig at the 'He Gets Us' campaign; I have already done that.
But the 'He Gets Us' campaign thinks it is going out and trying to be everything to all people. It is most definitely Pre-Evangelism because there is no Evangelism. Just a bunch of feel-good gobbledygook. There are a lot of other groups out there talking about pre-evangelism, and many of them align with the He Gets Us approach. However, there are a few out there that see pre-evangelism as I do."
For me Pre-Evangelism is getting a firm foundation on the Word of God and understanding how to engage with others. Then going out to spread the Good News. Now this is not easy to do. This is one reason that you need to associate with a Bible believing church or a group of Bible believers. I believe this is one of the main jobs of the church, to give believers a firm foundation of the Word of God. Unfortunately, many churches today have forgotten this, and give feel good sermons, and have Sunday school classes that do not help in giving deep roots to the believer.
Build Your House on the Rock
Matthew 7:24-27
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
You Can’t Infect People with A Disease You Don’t Have!
When I first read this, I thought how true this is. And I prayed God let your Holy Spirit infect me so that I might infect others for you. Yes, I did say let the Holy Spirit infect me. Now you might say the Holy Spirit is for speaking in tongues, well that is only one very small part of what the Holy Spirit can do. The main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to give us boldness to spread the word of God.
Acts 4:7-8
And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them,
Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
So, as a believer you need to pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. So that you too can have the boldness to speak the word of God. And after you've studied the word of God and have it written in your heart, then when you are out in the world the Holy Spirit will help bring back the Word of God to you and will let you know what to say. This does not mean that you need to be a Bible scholar, but you need a foundation.
How to engage with others!
I'm the last person to tell people how to engage others. Maybe when I was younger and more outgoing, but in my old age I've become somewhat of a hermit preferring to be out on my 15 acres with my goats and dogs. But I do remember what it was like to be a little more outgoing.
First have a smile and not a fake smile.
The joy of the Lord
Psalms 35:27-28
Let those who delight in my righteousness
shout for joy and be glad
and say evermore,
“Great is the LORD,
who delights in the welfare of his servant!”
Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness
and of your praise all the day long.
Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
Small Talk:
Be pleasant and grateful showing God's love. You may not have anything in common, but you can still show interest in that person you're witnessing too. More than just small talk when you see someone struggling with something help them. If you're at Home Depot or Lowe's and you see someone trying to load something in their pickup or car, go and offer to help. If you see someone in grocery store struggling to reach something or to lift something help them show Christ love in your actions. And then when they say thank you, you might think about saying something like, “I just thank God that I was able to help you”. And how great and good our Lord is. You might even ask if they go to church somewhere and if they do not, invite them to your church. Not that we're trying to get them to come to our church, we're trying to introduce them to Christ. Just let the Holy Spirit guide you in what to say.
If you do start up a conversation with a stranger, don't be judgmental! You can start off like Paul saying we've all sinned and come short of the glory of God, and I am the chief sinner of all. It's OK to show weakness and how Christ has saved us and through our weakness he can use us.
This is just a starting point. I am not an expert in this, but God has been dealing with me about being bolder and witnessing to others. I do not just want to criticize ‘He gets us’ campaign. I need to go out and be that light in the world showing the reflection of Christ, uncompromised by what our culture thinks and wants Christ to be.
Proverbs 11:23-24
The desire of the righteous ends only in good,
the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

 The man that will have God's best becomes at once the object of the personal attention of the Holy Spirit. Such a man will not be required to wait for the rest of the church to come alive. He will not be penalized for the failures of his fellow Christians, nor be asked to forego the blessing till his sleepy brethren catch up. God deals with the individual heart as exclusively as if only one existed.

If this should seem to be an unduly individualistic approach to revival, let it be remembered that religion is personal before it can be social. Every prophet, every reformer, every revivalist had to meet God alone before he could help the multitudes. The great leaders who went on to turn thousands to Christ had to begin with God and their own soul. The plain Christian of today must experience personal revival before he can hope to bring renewed spiritual life to his church. 

A.W. Tozer.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

 What is God trying to do with His believing people?-the Bible calls us a remnant according to grace, believers taken out of the great, teeming swarm of so-called religious people in today's world. I am inclined to join others in wondering if the Lord is postponing His coming because He is trying to get His Bride ready? For years it has been the popular idea in evangelical Christianity that the whole body of believers in Christ would rise like a flock of frightened birds when the Lord comes. But A.B. Simpson and William MacArthur and others in the past generation said, "Oh no! The Lord will take with Him those who are prepared and ready for His coming!" I do not presume to give an answer satisfying to everyone in our churches. But I know that many Christians are too smug about this, saying in effect: "I am converted to Christ through grace, so I can live as I please!" Of some things we cannot be dogmatic; but we know this for sure-God has no halfway house between heaven and hell where He takes us to fumigate us!

 A.W. Tozer