There are houses that are wrong and houses that are right. Psa 119:86-105. Jos 24:15.
Acts 16:30-33. With that being said, we ask. “Is your house right?” Just in case you haven’t any clues as to what makes a house right, listen to this. If you are male; do you show God fearing leadership which directs the family correctly? Does your house go to church on Sunday? Have you obeyed the gospel, by being baptized for the forgiveness of sins? Acts 2:38. Acts 22:16. Are you married to the woman in your house? Are your children born into a legal marriage? Are you having bible classes at home teaching the children how to behave and to become productive citizens? Do you have fits of rage, swearing, smoking, drinking, hanging out in the streets and your children know? Once again I ask; “Is your house right?”
Many problems come from bad houses where no one is teaching or doing what is right.
So I ask; Is your house a breeding ground for the future problems of the city?
There are hundreds of people in Mexico walking toward the U S border with the hopes of entering this country. The U S government has told them to turn back because they will not be allowed to invade the country.
But they don’t turn back; they keep coming despite the warning.
These people refuse to listen, because they have nothing to lose.
They are fleeing bad countries where the government has failed themand being there offers no hope and possible death. So they have nothingto lose by pressing on. I don’t fault these people for trying to get a better life. However, people must do things the right way and marching into another country by force isn’t the way.
Many are currently applying for citizenship the right way by going by the process.
But those countries that won’t stop criminals from threatening their own citizens and won’t provide a decent life for their own citizens; while the leadership of those oppressed lands lives high on the hog. Those lands need to have something done about them. Their own citizens will walk hundreds of miles in the desert, jump on boats and sail across sea’s because their government won’t protect or provide for them as citizens.
The word of God teaches governments are supposed to take care of their citizens so that they won’t have to feel that they must take death defying odds to find a better life. Roman 13:1-7. The leaders of these nations that have failed their people will answer to God on the Judgment Day. Eccl 12:13-14.
We can get rid of stress by saying no to projects that are too much for us. We must realize that our stress level shoots though the roof, when allowing others to over load us. The wise thing is to speak up and refuse to let men use us for dump trucks. People cannot know our limitations, so don't let them be our judges.
Make sure that relaxing time is left for self and above all things, learn to trust in God. Matt 6:25-34. Luke 10:38-42. Phil 4:6. Eph 5:15-16.
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.
Okay, so all men are going to die. We get it and accept it. Rom 5:12. What we don?t get or accept is, what happens afterwards?
Some say, ?nothing happens? Okay, my question is; ?how do they know?? Evidence please. Others say, they have no idea what happens. And that is sure better then saying, ?nothing happens,? because it just a person who plainly is without a clue; nothing more or nothing less.
But the bible teaches the soul of men continue and the next action will be Judgment. Luke 16:22-23. Heb 9:27. Eccl 12:14. Heb 4:13. Rev 20:12. 2 Cor 5:10. Luke 12:4-5.
Ready or not, God is coming and He will meet with you. Or you ready to answer His questions about your life and if it matches up with what the bible teaches?
The "late" colonel Sanders, (Founder of KFC) said he use to curse regularly. All kinds of profane words would come out of his mouth and he didn't have to be angry to speak in such a manner. But change came when he read in the bible that man was going to take responsibility for every careless word on Judgment Day. Matt 12:36-38. 2 Cor 5:10. Heb 4:13. Eccl 12:14. The colonel did the right thing and repented, saving himself from answering for the use of his own tongue. Jas 3:1-10.
But what about you? How many profane words have you used today? Are you a "F" bomb user? Do you say the "S" word when something doesn't go your way? What about the awful, despicable. "mother"??? And lest we forget, the blasphemous "God"?
People fail to realize that God is watching and recording everything done on earth and will replay for all to see at the Judgment. 1 Cor 3:13.
It is time for everyone to take a look at themselves because one day, we will answer to God and our answer is going to be unless. Matt 25:41.
Many cannot listen to the word of the Lord when preached in its purity. The reason is; man doesn’t like being corrected on how he might be living. Man thinks the message of the scripture is supposed to please him. But that isn’t going to be the case; because God doesn’t think as man. God thoughts are higher than heaven above the earth. Isa 55:8-9. The scriptures teach what God wants, not what man wants.
It is amazing that people will walk out of a church complaining about what was said in the sermon. Let me ask this. Did the preacher teach what was in the bible? Can you open your bible at home and see what he said? Do you think that the word of the Lord isn’t to step on toes? Are you perfect? If you are, then you are God. Will you admit to being God? If not, you must submit to bible admonishment. The word of the Lord is correction, not a praise of men speech. The word of the Lord are the words which convict men of sin and causes them to change so they can be saved. Heb 4:12. Jer 23:29. Jer 5:14. 2 Tim 4:1-4.
It doesn’t take much to ruin a life. Look at the police officer in Dallas that shot the man in what she thought was her apartment. Look at the mess Bill Cosby is in. Look at the problem going on to confirm the supreme court judge. Look at the little boy that died in the septa train situation. There is but a step to falling off the cliff for anyone. 1 Cor 10:12. With that being the case, we must get hold of discretion and never let it go. Pro 2:11. Pro 3:21-26.
I don’t know about other churches, but here, we teach that a person cannot be a fake. A person must be 100% genuine, because God will repay. 2 Cor 5:10-11. We teach that one must be doing what he is supposed to be doing all the time. It makes no difference if no one is around; a person is supposed to be where he is entitled to be and not somewhere else.
Let us ask ourselves. Would others approve of what I’m doing? Could I recommend that everyone else do it? Would I be doing it in the presence of family, spouse, children, friends, etc. Am I ashamed for others to know what I’m doing? If so, you aren’t using discretion and you are about to fall off the cliff. Pro 16:18
There is a Heaven and Hell and you need to consider which will be yours for eternality. Acts 2:40. Mk 8:36-37. Jas 1:21. Jas 5:20. Heb 5:39. Oh yes, you do have a soul! The soul is the real you and your body is only a shell or housing for the soul. Gen 2:7. Mat 10:28. At death the body goes back to the dust from where it was taken and the soul (or spirit) goes back to God who gave it. Gen 3:19:23. Psa 103:13-16. Eccl 3:19-23. Eccl 12:7. After death the soul awaits the judgment in Hades (the unseen place) where evil and good are separated by a great gulf. Lk 16:19-31. Jesus affirmed on the day of his death that He was going to take a remorseful thief with Him to the paradise side of Hades. Lk 23:43. Acts 2:29-32.
Heaven is an eternal luxury beyond man’s wildest dreams. Matt 7:21. John 14:1-3. Heb 4:9-11. 2 Pt 3:13. Rev 14:13. But Hell is so bad, it is worst than anything man can imagine. Hell is eternal fire reserved for those who fail to obey God. Matt 13:37-50. Mk 9:43-50. 2 Thess 1:6-9. Matt 23:23. Matt 5:22. 2 Pt 2:4. It will make no difference if one believes or not; everyone will be brought to the realization of Heaven and Hell. Heb 9:27. Matt 25:31-46. 2 Cor 5:10
A vampire isn’t a creature that lies in a coffin during the day and arises at night to drink the blood of the living. A vampire walks around day or night and drinks no blood, but does drain the resources of the weak and innocent that depend upon others to help them. We heard so often of someone that has been put in charge of the well being of another and instead of doing their duty to use resources and other monies to help the one placed in their care; they dip into the pot and spend and take stuff for themselves.
This conduct is reprehensible! An evil person takes advantage of a vulnerable soul who must depend upon others to care for him. Anyone who does that is void of ethics, humanity and is a vampire.
God will judge such sinners and there is indeed a special place in hell for any who prey on the weak. Pro 15:3. Ezk 18:12-13. Pro 30:14. Jude 14-15.
If you are in charge of the well being of someone else. Deny youself! Do what is right. Devote yourself to the mission to care and provide for those entrusted to you. Be ethical! Do the right thing and don’t steal or abuse the weak. Rom 15:1. Acts 20:35. 1 Thess 5:14. Pro 31:20. Psa 72:12-14
One may not be able to do good to every person in the world, but if man can do good for just one person; much has been accomplished.
The word of God, teaches men to do good toward one another. Gal 6.10. Luke 6.35. Heb 13.16. 1 Pt 3:11. Every day, people should look for opportunity to assist in making the burdens of others much lighter. Rom 15:1-2. At the end of the day, the person whose life has been touched, should say, “I’m so glad I met that person!”
It doesn’t take much, just a little concern, just a little looking around, just a little getting out of our comfort zone, just a little getting out of our self center zone and show another person that we can spread love.