Bigger Battles Brewing

Unfortunately, many Christians have an entirely wrong notion about their faith and their responsibilities toward God.

So anxious are we to ‘save’ people that we may even be guilty of not properly explaining what the plan of salvation is actually about and consequently this leads to shallow commitment and lukewarm Christianity that does not truly understand the monumental sacrifice that Christ made on the cross and the response that God expects from us to the death of His dearly beloved Son.

Quite a few churches offer their members a continuous stream of quality entertainment thru their various programs and activities, as if they are trying to outdo the world’s attractions.

People who point out that Christ Himself said, “the flesh profiteth NOTHING” (John 6:63) are quickly regarded as ‘fanatics’ or ‘ascetics’ since the Biblical view is so out of step with current church practices and the Bible is selectively read to prop-up this comfortable condition.

The fact is all who would live Godly in Christ shall suffer persecution (2 Timothy 3:12)…. even when there is no physical persecution, what about the mental attacks of the demons ?….. the closer one draws to God the more these forces try to gain a foothold in a person’s mind …. do not marvel when some minister of the gospel is exposed for sinful behavior, all that has really happened is that such an one failed to guard their mind and was overcome and overrun by filthy thinking …. which ultimately led to similar actions.

In my most recent video of ‘Five Minutes with the Word of God’ I show you how important it is to guard your thoughts and how God has placed in us the ability to do so with the discipline of metacognition.

Playlist for Five Minutes with the Word of God messages

Corrupted Christian Concept

I am noticing more and more a big disconnect between what I see in so-called ‘Christian’ forums and on Youtube and what I see in my Bible.

How is it people are looking to their church or their pastor to ‘hear from God’ instead of seeking to know God personally and hear from Him directly ?

Everyone has a Bible but nobody seems to be able to relate to it ….. except for the purpose of throwing verses at people when convenient to do so.

God wants so much more from us than that,

I hope this short video will challenge you….. there is no substitute to humility and surrender before God.

Five Minutes with the Word of God update

Hello Dear Friends,

A week has passed and I found a way to improve the video quality even though I have not obtained additional video lights as yet, so this next episode is much improved and I trust the short message will minister to your hearts.

I know that it is God’s Will that I continue these short messages on Youtube each week…. but do I need to put a message in here every time I upload another episode ?….. perhaps not, as you can go straight to my video channel and I have created a Playlist for the messages to be added to…. so they will be all available in one place as a series.

It takes considerably longer to write on this blog than it does to make the short video message….. but I have a backlog of messages on Facebook that I need to put here before they sink too deep into the Timeline (of forgetfulness ?).

In this internet world, it’s all about the ‘now’ …. what did you publish today ? …. but I had hoped that timeless message that took me so long to write would remain easily found in Google….. but with the vast volume of internet publishing that is going on worldwide the chances of anybody finding an old message seem dismal.

Why not send me some feedback ? I would love to hear from my readers.

Five Minutes with the Word of God

I have not posted to this Bible Blog in a long time, but I have been active on other Social Media. I would like you to view the first episode of a new series, “Five minutes with the Word of God” which will air weekly and will usually be uploaded on Friday.

God laid it upon my heart during my early morning time with Him, and I was quick to get it done but the lighting and quality is poor…… I am trying to get some video lights and a better microphone so that I can offer a  better quality video…… I hope this does not deter people from the important message it contains…. however, technical issues aside, I would really like to hear from viewers who have watched the video and/or been following this blog.

I would like you to bring passages of Scripture that you are having difficulty with, so that I may lay them before the Lord and hopefully address them in future episodes.

I do not have exceptional ability to answer all questions of the Bible…. far from that…. and there are passages that I find puzzling myself, and up to this point in time, have not received explanation…… so I certainly cannot promise a ‘satisfactory’ answer to any question you might bring…… NO….

The real value of the broadcast is that (hopefully) it get’s more people studying the Word of God …… and by keeping it short, more people will also be motivated to view it.

This weekly program replaces the sermon from the First Baptist Church which was long  and did not engage viewers to the end. However, that was NOT the reason it has been discontinued, I am no longer at that church (because God has called me to another church) and there appears to be no other person willing to record those broadcasts in my absence.

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