How is your prayer life? How is your prayers for others?
Lou Priolo. Faithfulness: No More Excuses. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, June 30th, 2016. 48 pp.
This is an excellent resource on Christian living using biblical principles and God centered motivation. I realize the term “faithfulness” can be rather broad and my only real critique of this book is that it might have been better titled “Responsibilities” or something along that line so readers understand right away what the book is about. I totally enjoyed this book and found it immensely practical and helpful. Even for those who would say they are quite responsible would benefit from this book as the beginning of this work made clear that the more one grows in responsibilities, the more one sees one’s shortcoming and need for grace for improvement. With such an introduction I was compelled to read this all the way through.
Here’s a conference this past Saturday called “Not Ashamed Conference.” It cover three “S:” Salvation in Christ, Sharing Christ and Serving Christ.
These sermons are available on Sound Cloud (click below):
Here’s another Bible contradiction that we’ll be looking at: “How many men were possessed with devils at the country of the Gadarenes?”
Here’s the answer the skeptic annotated Bible gave along with the Scriptures quoted from the NASB that allegedly demonstrate there’s a contradiction:
Only one man was possessed with devils.
They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, (Mark 5:1-2)
26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs. (Luke 8:26-27)
Two men were possessed with devils.
When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. (Matthew 8:28)
Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:
Establishing the need: Do you realized that if you are a Christian you are called by God to be an ambassador of Christ? What does that mean and what does God require of you?
We will be looking at 2 Corinthians 5:20=
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Purpose of Series: Over the next few weeks on Sunday we will see four characteristics of an ambassador of Christ are so that you will faithfully represent Christ to other.
Our first one for today: An ambassador is one who knows God well.