reaching out to the lost sharing the gospel with them.
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I was saved over 30 years ago and on the day that I got saved I ask the Lord to always be my guide from deception as a young christian when it came my way.and not once has my Savior let me down. though today many have been deceived. I stand firm upon Gods word and Gods truth. my feet are grounded firmly in it and no man can convince me otherwise. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife for the last 36 years and six children ( four sons and two daughters ) and four granddaughters. I have faced many trails in this life's journey. I have made many mistakes and suffered loss but I have never lost faith in the Lord Jesus. my past is not as important as what lies ahead of me "the kingdom of heaven" this what I lone for everyday.I hope to be able to share with the members here some of what God has taught me through my trails and for them to share the same as well so that we may all glorify God in all things good or bad. I love all my brothers and sisters in the Lord and enjoy their fellowship and sharing Gods word building up one another. I love the lost and my hearts desire is that all come to Gods saving grace. I hope that this bio gives you some understanding of who I am. the lord comes first in my life and then my family. my fellow saints and a great desire to reach out to the lost.
You have God's Word that you are supposed to study, rightly DIVIDING.
That means you know Who a passage is addressing, before you try to apply it.
When Malachi 1:1 says "to Israel", guess what? It isn't talking to you.
You weren't part of that covenant.
You aren't under that curse.
To wear a lack of obedience to God's command to rightly divide the Word of truth, as a badge of honor, is to expose folly, simplicity, and pride.
I know how to rightly divide the word of God as I have explained to you before in another thread , and yes I study Gods Word Daily and know I'm not under the law or a covenant. what I'm speaking of is "God speaking to the heart through His Word " Many times God Has spoken through His word to my heart and I have acted upon it '' Which is being obedient to God " and the way I see it brother Garry acted upon God speaking to his heart to help the needy children on his bus route." which is being obedient to God " which we are to help the Needy . this has nothing to do with rightly
dividing Gods Word neither does the post by brother Garry.
Brother Mike I was in accident in 2000 in which I was hit by a semi my spin and hip where crush and I had a brain injury , I was in a wheel chair for two years unable to walk and had a great loss in memory and secures caused by the brain injury, I spent 8 weeks at a brain center with others whom had the same problems as I was having some far much sever. while I was there I begin to pray for these people and It wasn't long that I was sharing the gospel with many of them but found it very hard when I would have to explain it maybe 10 or times to some of them and some never understood it at all but I would continue to pray for them no matter how bad it may have seemed there was always Hope in the Lord .I made friends with a young man that had been in a motorcycle accident he was full of anger and bitterness because he new he would never be able to do for himself again without the help of others , I prayed daily for this young man to trust in the lord Jesus as his savior but the more I prayed the harder he got. I was about to give up but the day I was going home he came to me and ask if I would help him, I ask how I could help and he said he needed Jesus but didn't know how to call on him ' there was a couch in the lobby and we knelt down there and he trust the Lord Jesus as his savior and afterwards he told of a peace in his heart that he could now accept his condition.
It can be very hard dealing with someone that has this type of condition, I know , I was told that would never walk again and would have memory problems and secures the rest of my life '' but because of my loving savior JESUS today I can walk and no longer have secures '' and live a normal life. " Praising Him Daily "
Brother Mike one thing this young man may be having problems with is that most people including family don't understand someone that has a brain injury some even act as though you're crazy or weird, and this can have a impact on his life to often do things to get attention . maybe talking and if possible praying with his family could help.
I've lifted this up to the Lord and will continue to pray for you and this young man
Thanks brother Garry I know now I'm not alone in doing this ,I started doing this about ten years ago and still do it now, I've been adding notes to scripture were God has spoken to me through His word the last ten years and it's a joy and a blessing going back to the old notebooks and seeing how God has changed my life in many ways but beware this hunger can become additive and a joy when you open your bible at home ,at church or to witness to the lost.
Holly Spirit lead rightly dividing the word of God hiding it one word at a time in your heart " Amen "
When I moved from my hometown to where I'm at today it took a lot of searching before I found a IFBC when I found one I did not know it had lost it's pastor and had hired a new one which was part of the new evangelical movement 5 years later the church was destroyed and I was looking for another church there's a lot of the same church's here and I'm not going to join one just to be in church . I did find one about 35 miles from my house but I have not joined because it's an IBC and they use more then bible ( I'm KJO) and I disagree with some of the doctrines taught . l've tried to be a good witness to a lot of it's members but lately things are getting as I have seen before in my last church and it wont be long and ccm will creeping in the doors .
I was a Youth Pastor for 20 years until God called me into the evangelist ministry and the mission fields for 7 years and now God is calling me back into the youth ministry but this time I will be starting a church with the youth in our town just recently we had our first meeting and had 35 youth attend a lot of them where young adults whom I taught for many years ( how great the rewards ) whom are born again christian's IFB we don't have a place to meet regular yet but we are seeking God in prayer daily to bless the ministry for His Glory.
We are all called into the ministry and if we can't find a church there is always a need for a new one to be started '' Many times I have taught that On Our Knees God Will Lead " seeking God Daily in Prayer is our power to do all things in Him for His Glory.
Today Many church's a falling away and It's getting harder to find one that hasn't become worldly and my friend you are in my prayers that God will direct your way to find the right church.
My granddaughter was in public school in the first grade and was being forced to except that homosexuals were born the way they are and their way of life was good and not evil. and that cross dressing was just fine and they should be encourage to try it. Public Schools are forcing every ungodly thing they can upon the children within them.. "my granddaughter is now being home schooled ''
In our State the better the rating the better the education which means more ''money'' the school gets from the State for higher teacher pay etc.
as for me not one school in this state has a rating above -0- because better education is obeying the word of God trusting in Him and drawing closer to Him and trusting in Jesus as ones lord and Savior . which means eternal life.
I believe that christian's should not be forced to pay school tax to support the ungodly sins being taught within the public schools and christian's should be allowed to use the money to home school our children.
This mean you got puppies coming , we have just the thing you need '' Gators " we got so many that it was just made legal to hunt them again about a week ago one was killed about a mile from my house that was 15 ft. I use to have a lot of stray dogs and cats coming around but I think I know now why I'm not seeing them anymore Gators eating them. I live on a tidal creek and had one about 6 ft in the yard he was going after my chickens I got my 270 and shot him and grilled his tail.
I think I would rather put up with the strays though at least they'll run from you.
Brother, I am not a moderator, so I speak for myself. The initial idea for this "debate" format has to do with some very specific teachings that have been batted around the forum for a very long time. Because of the nature of open forums like this one, it is nearly impossible for two people to have any type of meaningful discussion on these topics because of the myriad of interruptions and rabbit trails. The idea is for two people to mutually agree to have a rational discussion upon an agreed upon topic without interruption and without time constraints. Because it is limited to two people, they do not have to worry about trying to "keep pace" with the entire conversation. They can work at it as they have time.
I believe this will give the two "debaters" time to really think and compose a good solid response, instead of just "firing from the hip" as they try to keep up with a conversation with unlimited people.
I agree pastor steve it will also give those whom want to learn Gods Word and His Truths a chance to learn and God willing some will turn to Jesus
Religious leaders such as Copeland and Robison seek to serve their father the devil and now they want to serve the pope as well. they need to get out of "the religion business " and " tear down the walls" between them and God and trust in the Lord Jesus as their savior.
I had to learn Spanish with a company I work for years ago because they where hiring anyone that had a green card I was a supervisor so I had to learn to speak Spanish Which I don't regret having too because I was able to lead 5 men to trust in the lord as their savior.
My grandmother was full Cherokee Indian and I learn to speak Cherokee from her and my mother when I was a kid I go to the reservation twice a year and share the Gospel with them in their Native tongue there are very few Cherokee pastors whom speak their language and most them speak English
Sorry Larry I was just trying to show a good side to it but I feel the same as you do brother
Change of plans we may have our first hurricane of the season the 4th it's a tropical storm right now but by mid morning it will be up to hurricane strength the storm is very close to land and is 50 miles wide the weather stations are reporting the storm may make landfall just above us but are not sure where it's going to make landfall and if it doesn't come on land here we will still be getting 70 to 80 mile per.hr winds and heavy rain and some tornado's
There's over 1 million visitors here for the 4th and we are already having many vacationers being injured from the strong rip currents and high suffer and if this hurricane makes landfall here there will be a lot of panic and evacuation next to impossible.
Which gives us even more the reason to be in prayer and I cant think of no better way to spend the 4th of July then praying with the family.