This past year has shown just how evil man can be. Just look at the amazing increase in murders though out American cities. Life in the eyes of many people is cheap and just like stepping on a bug. People will kill over here, they will rape over there and steal down the road. God sent the flood upon the earth; He observed the evil which men were doing and it sadden Him. Gen 6:5-7. The evil of man still sickens the Creator, and just because it may seem He isn’t around, you can be sure He is. Pro 15:3.
We now have been blessed to enter a new year and there is no magic stick to wave and make evil go away. Evil is stopped when a person comes to his senses and realizes that a sinful life isn’t right. Luke 13:3. Luke 15:17-19. Acts 2:28. We invite you to study the Bible with us and learn how to change a sinful life into one which pleases God. The way of God isn’t popular, but it makes life better. John 14:6. Matt 24:35. 1 Cor 6:9-11.
We are now in what is called the holiday season. Over the past weeks many have enjoyed very good meals and happy times with family and friends. It is amazing how man can practice kindness and sharing during the holiday season and such is credit to the human race. But it would be better for us all if this conduct existed though out the year. Kindness doesn’t cost us anything and it certainly creates the character that God intended for man to display. So why not give the virtue of
kindness a try? Just think for a moment; if we had more kindness, there wouldn’t be all the problems that are hurting us. Heb 13:1-3. Col 3:12. Gal 6:10. Rom 12:17-18. Matt 7:12.
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 in his remaining years.. 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 look at themselves because one day, we will answer to God. What will your answer be? Matt 25:41.
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 overload us. 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.
The wonderful thing about obeying the gospel is the fresh start that it gives the candidate. Our sins are completely wiped cleaned and cannot be brought back ever again. Heb 10.17.
The man baptized by Philip knew this because after his conversion he went about his way, celebrating his new condition. Acts 8.39 And with all the past deeds being erased, it is
starting over again. Rom 6.1-17 2 Cor 5.17.
But it is horrible for one to commit sins in his twenties and quit doing so; only to have to answer for them at the judgement bar. But that is what will happen, if a person doesn’t obey the gospel, thereby having those sins washed away. Act 22.16
The best thing anyone can do and may I say the only thing one can do, is obey the gospel.
This lesson certainly isn’t going to please everyone; and this is true because men love engaging in sex. When it concerns sex; there is God's way and there is man's way. God created the sexual act by telling Adam and Eve,” to be fruitful and multiply”. Gen 1.27-28. But He was talking to man and wife. Gen 2.24-25.
A man has no business having sex with his girlfriend because her body does not belong to him; and only in marriage can man even think about owning his wife's body and the wife, doing the same. 1 Cor 7 .1-4. Heb 13.4 1 Thess 4.1-6.
Why don't people just date? One is attempting to find a mate and the effort needs to be on accomplishing that. The couple doesn't have to be having sex and babies and neither do couples have to enter marriage being highly skilled in sex acts. Sex like anything else is supposed to be learned, and that is what God expects a couple to do. 1 Cor 6.18
According to the word of God, a person is to date the opposite sex, seeking a spouse in the process and remains celibate until marriage. People can remain celibate by not listening to Satan. You know that the devil is going to be saying it is unreasonable and too much to ask of a person. But that is all a lie. The devil just wants you to commit fornication and lose your soul over the sin. Don’t listen, man can resist fornication, and remain morally pure.
There is nothing wrong with being a virgin. That is a person who understands what God wants and is living the way God expects. Everyone having sex, is living according to Satan.
A person might read this and disagree and I say, take it up with the Lord. I have attempted to teach His words, not mine. You can argue with Him about your right to commit fornication.
Your neighbor, coworker, relative, friend; is a Christian and you aren’t. Since they are Christian you feel uncomfortable around them. You do whatever to stay far from them because they might start
preaching to you. Does this sound like you?
Allow me to sum up the person you are avoiding. First, the Lord is pleased with that person. Next, that person is going to Heaven. That person is honest friendly and trustworthy. That person loves their enemies and will go to great lengths to treat others in the right way. If you or anyone else is in need, that person will do whatever they can to assist you. They won’t cause you pain by lying or trying to deceive you in some way.
So why are you afraid of them? Why do you want to be around people who are the opposite of what I have described? Seems the problem is you. By shunning decent godly people, you show that you are comfortable around those who endorse and carry out all kinds of unethical actions.
What you need to do is reach out to them. They are good people. Learn from them. Ask them where they attend church and go visit that church. Agree to a Bible study with them.
Look at a lot of places in Philadelphia and you will see neighborhoods covered with trash, abandon cars, mattresses, stoves, furniture, boxes, garbage, paper, etc.
This trash didn’t just fall from the sky; it was placed there by people. I'm talking about people who have no sense of pride, decency, respect for others or the laws which prohibit dumping. These are
people to whom laws mean nothing. They are like animals, caring about nothing but their own agenda. And if that agenda is served by having their dog, leave waste in front of your house; so be it. Pro 2:12-15.
Attitudes like this is no way for humans to live. Man must answer to God; so why go before Him with a resume of evil works? 2 Cor 5:10.
Man must learn what laws he is obligated to and obey those laws. 1 Peter 2:13-17. Man needs to start showing respect by doing whatever he can not to offend or endanger others. Pro 3:29. We must make people better by our encounters with them.
Recently a lady saw her neighbor house on fire and frantically knocked on the door awaking them from sleep and saving lives. This was a heroic act by her; she knew those people weren’t aware of the danger near them, and she sounded out the warning.
This is like a teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ; warning people to repent and get their lives right in the sight of God. People all over the globe, are sleep in sin and cannot see the danger of hell fire creeping upon them, because Satan has blinded their eyes to slumber. Eph 5. 13-14. 2 Cor 4. 1-5. Rom 13.11. 1 Thess 5.4-8.
The person attempting to introduce the gospel to you, means no harm. They want to warn you. They are following the wishes of the Lord, who also wants to warn you.
The fire of hell is coming. Heb 9.27. Won’t you give the gospel a chance?
Halloween is coming and for those who believe in Ghosts haunting the earth; that belief will only become more intense.
But such ought not be the case. Halloween is just another holiday day where people dress in costumes and give candy. However, man needs guidance, something to show him direction and shine light on the issues which confront. So that is where the Bible comes in.
People can better themselves by having faith in the word. Heb 11:6. Psa 19:8-10. Mk 9:21-23. Psa 119:105. The scriptures are God’s speech to man and He teaches that the dead don’t spook the living. 2 Tim 3:14-17. Eccl 9:4-6:10. Job 7:1-10. Job 10:18-22 . Psa 103:13-16. 2 Sam 12:22-23. At death the spirit of man is removed from earth and taken to Hades to await Judgement. Jas 2:26. Heb 9:27. Psa 90:10. Lk 24:5. Lk 22:42-43. Acts 2:29-32. Lk 16:19-31.
Ignorance of what the Bible teaches has lead many to believe things and a highly creative imagination has cause many to think they hear and see things. Acts 17:22-27. But if one believes the word of the Lord, he will be secure. Pro 1:29-33. Psa 34:10. 1 Pt 2:2-6.