Kids of koraH

Showing category "Live Teach Repeat" (Show all posts)

Thoughts on Success and Failure

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 



Who or What is the Origin of Your Purpose and Activity?

“Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."  (Acts 5:38-39 NIV)

Bible principle: When you obey God’s plan, you will succeed.

A plan from God that is obeyed is unstoppable. The men and women who choose to do the will of ...
Continue reading ...
 

Thoughts on Finishing

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 


"Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride." (Eccl 7:8 NLT)


The Lord does not give me a job to quit on, but a work to finish.


He gives me the ability to finish, but I must have the will and determination to finish things.


The Lord does not tease: He does not give a task for me to fail in and be ruined. He assigns me my portion of work to bring Him glory.


*The act of finishing is rejuvenation in itself. (Jn 4:34 NIV)

Resting from work is not the ultima...


Continue reading ...
 

Contrary to Conventional Wisdom

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

Traditional knowledge: When you vent out anger, you would feel better afterwards.

Psychology says: You need an outlet, so go ahead and vent out.

But the Bible saysWhen you vent out, things will get worse.

Examples of destructive and growing emotions are Jealousy and Envy.

In the public trial of Jesus, Pilate knew that it was out of envy and jealousy that the chief priests had handed Him over to be crucified.[Mk 15:10] It took them 3 years to let their envy and jealousy to have Je...


Continue reading ...
 

Added or Joined?

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 
Thoughts on Church Growth


"Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the PEOPLE. And all the BELIEVERS used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the PEOPLE. Nevertheless, more and more men and women BELIEVED in the Lord and were added to their number." (Acts 5:11-14 NIV, highlights-mine)

Here is what seems to be a puzzle: ...


Continue reading ...
 

How to Choose a Church Family

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

Practical Steps in Choosing a Church for Life


After praying to the Head of the church - the Lord Jesus, to which church you will go, there are some practical advice and guidelines to consider. Remember, church is for life. So choose very wisely and prayerfully. Don't ever think that you could transfer anytime. Replanting a tree has its consequences, even death. Removing a hollow block form a wall has adverse effects - it creates an ugly hole on the wall. Choosing a church is a one-time thin...


Continue reading ...
 

The Urgency of Water Baptism

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

Water Baptism is the first step of obedience to God. Delaying is blunt disobedience.

"As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" (Acts 8:36 NIV)

An Ethiopian eunuch dressed in style and pride didn’t hesitate to be water baptized after understanding the work of Christ Jesus for him on the cross.

"Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that d...


Continue reading ...
 

The H2O in Water Baptism

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

Water baptism is immersion under water. The water used is not significant; it’s the obedience that matters to God. There is no such thing as ‘holy water.’ We are the ‘holy’ or impure that makes water or any other material thing as ‘holy’ or impure. Physical water only cleanses our body, and not our souls. However, water baptism cleanses our minds and the inclination of our hearts.


"Baptism, which is symbolized by that water, now saves you also, not by removing dirt from the body...


Continue reading ...
 

How to be Water Baptized

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

Practical Steps for Water Baptism

1. Talk to your pastor. Your home church has a schedule for water baptisms. It could be weekly, monthly, or depending upon their calendar. Some churches rent a swimming pool; others have a baptismal pool inside the church.


2. On the set day of baptism, bring extra clothes and a towel. Choose decent clothing for immersion as you would to a mall shopping activity. Some churches have a baptismal robe to make it uniform to all who would be water baptized. ...


Continue reading ...
 

A Man Just Like Us

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

"Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! Then he prayed for rain, and down it poured. The grass turned green, and the crops began to grow again." (James 5:17-18 NLT)


The prophet Elijah was similar to us. He didn't snap his fingers for miracles to happen; he prayed. If he prayed and the supernatural occurred, then we can also do the same.

And now we ask: Just how exactly did he do it? (The story ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Act of Praying: A Spiritual Reflex (Part 1)

Posted by cr0cus on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Live Teach Repeat 

There is nothing religious about prayer. Just as a healthy relationship is defined by an open communication, so it is with our walk with God. The Lord has placed eternity in our hearts – a longing that only He can fill, and we verbalize that emptiness and fulfillment for the Eternal One through prayer. It is an instinct that God initiated within us; we are designed to pray. We are creatures of habitual prayers, and we just haven’t recognized it yet.

Prayers are but words expressed from...


Continue reading ...
 

Re:View Holy Week In 1st Corinthians 15

Posted by cr0cus on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, In : Live Teach Repeat 


It’s the time of the year when we rehearse our faith about our Savior’s death and resurrection.

1 Cor 15:1
A. “I want to remind you...”
 -It is always good to be reminded. The Bible is the only material that we read over and over again. Its truths are so vast and spread out, that we need to be refreshed every now and then.

B. “...of the gospel I preached...”
 -The Apostle Paul wrote this letter/book. He was referring to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this day and age, we need t...

Continue reading ...
 

When Good Works are not Good Enough

Posted by cr0cus on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : Live Teach Repeat 
                
(A short sharing outline)

“I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.” (Acts 10:34-35 NIV)

Text: The Truth about Cornelius in Acts 10
Background: An angel appeared to Cornelius so he could send for Peter.

A. Cornelius’ characteristics

 1. Devout

 2. God-fearing

 3. Generous

 4. Prayed to God regularly.

B. The missing ingredient: HE WAS NOT YET SAVED

 1. Angels told him to send for Peter so th...
Continue reading ...
 

On Bible Versions and Spiritual Growth

Posted by cr0cus on Sunday, April 17, 2011, In : Live Teach Repeat 


Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. [2 Tim 3:16-17 MSG]

The Holy Scriptures is inerrant. God inspired men and women of various characters and background to speak and write down His heart. (2 Pet 1:21)

The Hebrew Language and the Old Testament. Moses wrote down the first five b...


Continue reading ...
 

The Corrupted Case of Simon the Sorcerer

Posted by cr0cus on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, In : Live Teach Repeat 

“Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.” (Acts 8:13 NIV)

False Conversion

Simon was in bondage to the occult. The Bible clearly says that he practiced sorcery. He has a deep relationship with demons. For a time, he amazed important and lowly people with his magical performances.

But then Philip came to his city in Samaria. By presenting the Gospel in its pure form, the people believed in the salva...
Continue reading ...
 

I + O - G = BAD REPORT

Posted by cr0cus ... on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Live Teach Repeat 


"And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored." (Num 13:26-32)


Information plus Opinion minus God equals Bad Report


The Israelites sent out 12 spies to check out the land. For Joshua and Caleb, they set out out for a strategy to claim the promised land. But for the other 10 leaders, they were looking for an excuse. Both the 2 and the 10 have same facts and evidences:


  1. The land DOES flow with milk and honey.

  2. It yields bountiful-looking frui...


Continue reading ...
 
 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

 

 




 

 

Make a Free Website with Yola.