marcaevans

*Independent Fundamental Baptist
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About marcaevans

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  • Birthday 05/24/1989

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  • Website URL http://baptistjournal.wordpress.com
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  • Gender Male
  • Location: Bristol UK.
  • Interests Nursing/Healthcare, Technology, Social Media, Photography. God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Are you IFB? Yes

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  • Bio UK Based Registered General Nurse. Technology and Baptist writer. Born Again 02/29/2012.
  1. Lord we thank you for your guidance and wisdom and let it be known that our thoughts are with the families of those who were killed in a shooting last week. Lord please help guide their families and bring forward eternal rest to those who lost their lives. We ask that you continue to guide us and help us follow your word. We ask that you spread peace out across the land and spread your light and condemn all evil in the name of your Son Jesus Christ. Continue to bring hope to the masses and help us to work against injustice and suffering. AMEN.
  2. what is the green number?

    Hi, I hope this is the correct place to post this. I have been noticing on the forum that under the persons name there is a green box with a number in it. Mine is currently at 1 but I have seen others a lot higher. What exactly is this and what does it mean?
  3. Which Strong's concordance to use?

    Hi, sorry if this is a stupid question but I have only been saved a month and still learning. People around me keep going on about concordances, what are they exactly?
  4. Hello, Sorry I am unfamiliar with these forums as I only joined yesterday and dont know where else to post this. I just wanted to share something from the Sunday service of the Sunday just gone. I actually attend two different baptist churches because I travel occasionally between where I currently live and where I grew up (where my parents live). This weekend I was back at my parents so I attended the one back here. This church however does not have a permanent Minister at the moment so the Church has Ministers come in to deliver Sermons. I wanted to share this weeks service because for the first time since I was saved a month ago, the Minister's choice of Sermon really spoke to me. I spent the entire service sat in awe at what he was saying and thank the Lord that he helped this Minister choose that topic. The main focus of the sermon was around John 11, where Jesus came to Mary and Martha who believed that they had lost their brother Lazarus. As it happened Lazarus has been "dead" for four days and the Minister said that Jesus did not rush because he was able to see with spiritual goggles and knew that Lazarus was not dead. Mary and Martha pretty much threw judgement upon Jesus saying if you were here this would not have happened. It was explained this was because most of us see in a physical realm and are not able to open our eyes to the spiritual realm. Lazarus had not died he was there to show the immense power of the Lord and this was a test of faith to all. I had been told since the beginning that any hardships in our life is not because God hates us, he Loves us but this is a continuing test of our faith and we need to show this faith. In understanding this two quotes I had recently read came into my mind; The first was from Romans 2:1 that says Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. The second quote was also from Romans but this time 2:11 that says God has no partiality. My understanding of this is that no matter what happens we must continue the same level of faith and love for God otherwise we too could face wrath in the day of wrath and revelation. So that is what I took from the Sermon; that there are no hardships only tests from God and that we must maintain the same level of faith as we have always had. The other being use the scripture to guide life and look at things always in the spiritual realm. In thinking about it another quote comes to mind "That which is born of the flesh, is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit, is spirit. (John 3:6) God Bless you all and thank you for reading this!
  5. Hello!

    Hello there, My name is Marc, I reside in Bristol which is in South-West England, UK. I now consider myself to be an independent baptist, this Church is where I feel most at home. I found God about a month ago now and entered into his Kingdom straight away. I was baptised in water and of the Holy Spirit on February 29th. I think since that time I have had such an immense experience, my life seems to have become a lot more positive and I feel that God is teaching me so much. I recently learnt the names of the books of the Bible and can now quote quite a few verses. I have to give thanks to God for this as I was previously an atheist for the 21 years of my life. I think that before this point I only really knew that Genesis existed in the Bible but took no interest in it. I do wish to ask a question though, as I say its only been about a month since I was baptised but recently I have felt the Holy Spirit working through me. I often get an incredible warmth and tingling feeling from the pit of my stomach as well as a sense of immense happiness. It is not only this though, I keep receiving signs through reading my Bible and again when I think about it through the Holy Spirit, that I should be laying down my life to sharing his word. Does this mean that God is calling me to become a Pastor at some point or am I misinterpreting the message? In going back to why I suddenly switched from being an atheist to becoming a Baptist was again I received a calling. I received a very clear message whilst walking through the town in which I live that said to me "you are ready now is the time" I just sort of listened to this calling, it actually happened as I was passing by a preacher. As it happened that Pastor had been reading the book of Mark and asked the Lord to bring someone forward and it would seem I was the one he called upon. Anyway that is my story, and that is my question. Thank you for reading it and God Bless you!