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Giving Cheerfully

Establish the need: Do you give to the Lord?

 

Purpose: Today we shall see the command to give generously because of five motivation plus a heart check if we do not give generously.

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Joel James. Help! I Can’t Handle All These Trials. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, September 26, 2014. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Are you looking for a book concerning how to handle the trials of life?  This counseling “mini-books” is immensely helpful with this issue.  I have previously read four booklets from this series and this title is also another good one from this series.  I highly recommend this volume.

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You might remember my post Officer Chauvin and the belief that morals are up to individual to decide.

Glad to see that this was read and discussed for a podcast/radio show.

Here’s the video below:

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I was falling asleep on the keyboard last night, had a lot of discussions last night and today with ministry and then had a writer’s block…so I thought I post this what normally is on Sunday ahead of time before tommorow.

Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for your pastor.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When did Jesus say that he would return?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Before his disciples preach throughout Israel.

“But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to [b]the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.” (Matthew 10:23)

 

After the gospel is preached throughout the world.

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come..” (Matthew 24:14)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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Reading the news can be very depressing these days.  Yesterday I stopped following a news just for a break.

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GO TO PART 54

Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have more than one meaning and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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What do you do when school is out and your kids are restless?  Maybe you want to go on a vacation and have one planned but now its canceled because of the Corona Virus and hotels aren’t available, etc.  What can you do?

Here’s an idea.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 15th-21st, 2020.

1.) A few more tributes to Steve Hays

2.) Bible Contradiction? Which came first: the calling of Peter and Andrew or the imprisonment of John the Baptist?

3.)Ep. 76 – Finding Truth – How Critical Thinking Saves Faith

4.) Christians Must Realize Where People Get Their Worldviews From

5.) Francis Schaeffer on Mass Media Manipulation

6.) Van Til illustrates Romans 1:18-23

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR here that of a repost here.

 

For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Encourage Men to Be Biblical Fathers.

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Francis Schaeffer was a Christian apologist, cultural observer and evangelist.

He’s known for many things and among them is his documentary series “How Shall we then live?”

In one of his lectures he talks about media.  Below is a short clip about mass media manipulation:

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I haven’t watched any movie in a long time!  On Wednesday I was able to watch a World War One movie called “1917” with a brother in the Lord.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Which came first: the calling of Peter and Andrew or the imprisonment of John the Baptist?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

John the Baptist was imprisoned before Peter and Andrew were called.

Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee; 13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— 16 “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.” 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 18 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He *said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”” (Matthew 4:12-19)

Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16 As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (Mark 1:14-17)

Peter and Andrew were called before John the Baptist was imprisoned.

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He *found first his own brother Simon and *said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).” (John 1:40-42)

After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and people were coming and were being baptized— 24 for John had not yet been thrown into prison.” (John 3:22-24)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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Establish the need: Who made it possible that we can pray to God?

 

Purpose: Today we shall see three points concerning how Jesus is the one who made it possible we can pray.

  • God does not hear the prayer of the unrighteous
  • Jesus made it possible we can go to God
  • Our prayers are done in Jesus’ name

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading some time ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Matthew 5:17.  Here is my translation:

“Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι τὸν νόμον ἢ τοὺς προφήτας· οὐκ ἦλθον καταλῦσαι
Do not think that I come to abolish the law or the prophets I came not to destroy

ἀλλὰ πληρῶσαι. ”
but to fulfill

Here are some observations:

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