Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Preaching is a Public Heralding of the Gospel

Did you know that "preach" is actually a public heralding of the gospel? It isn't something we do inside a building to the same people over and over - that would be closer to teaching.

Here is what we find in the Strongs Greek definiton from the original text:

G2784 κηρύσσω kērussō kay-roos'-so
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel): - preach (-er), proclaim, publish.

Here is what the bible says about 'preaching'.

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
(Rom 10:14-15)

A street preacher can reach A WHOLE Lot of people with the gospel. Sinners are not going to walk into a church building any more than criminals are going to walk into a police station.

Take the gospel to the lost! Go fish for men! Don't expect the crops to sprout legs and walk into the barn because you painted the building!

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Relationship Aspect of Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is being quoted a lot now a days with emphasis on the protection. What about the relationship aspect?  Is that important?

God is not looking for vain confidence. Psalm 91 has conditional concepts within the text.

Meditate on these few passages.

What is it to dwell in the secret place of the most High?
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Notice that the person dwelling in the secret place of the most High is afforded His shadow. This must be contrasted with those who do NOT DWELL in the secret place of the Most High.  

How does one trust THE LORD and make Him their refuge?
Psalms 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

How does one make THE LORD their habitation?
Psalms 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

How does one set their love upon God?
Psalms 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Notice the "because" verses?  This means the person in Psalm 91 is afforded these benefits because they love and Trust The Lord!

When quoting the protection verses in Psalm 91, don't overlook the relationship aspect of the Psalm.  If we don't have the relationship that Psalmist writes about, can we really boast in the protection?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Casting Down Vain Imaginations - HACK

Are you casting down vain imaginations only to have them come back again and again? In this podcast I am sharing a ‘hack’ that has been working for me.

Show Notes:
Casting down Imaginations 2 Cor 10:4-5 ;
Romans 12:1-2 renewing our minds;
Benefits of renewing our minds;
2 Timothy 2:19-26 anchor passage ;
We are to depart from iniquity;
Sinners are slaves to sin John 8:34;
Romans 6:15-16 we are servants of who we obey;
We purge ourselves to be meet for the Master's use;
Holiness Hebrews 12:14 1 Thessalonians 4:7 2 Corinthians 7:1;
The struggle with the mind and flesh Romans 7:25;
Romans 7 becomes Romans 8 !!!;
The formula for freedom John 8:31-32;
We reap what we sow now Galatians 6:7-8 ;
God watches our thoughts Psalms 19:14;
The John 10:10 suicide exposure;
Sources of vain imaginations;
The old way - the sun and the cross;
Philippians 4:8 intentional thought life;
Revelation 2-3 benefits of overcoming;
Casting down WHILE adopting the values of God;
This wicked thought has no place in my future!!!;