It’s just so amazing that people who are in different culture, character, attitude, family, school, and age are united in Christ.
Church is there for each and everyone to help one another. They are there not to judge but they help you in your struggles/sins, to pray for you, to tell you of what the word of God says, to lead you to Christ and to be there for you.
That’s church! always remember that its never God’s design for you to live on your own.:D
And you know what’s the good thing about church?
They would never condemn you, why? because no matter how heavy the wage of our sins are they know that NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CONDEMN ANYONE BECAUSE EVEN JESUS NEVER CONDEMN.
So if you’re telling a person have no right to preach about God because he/she is a sinner, imperfect he/she is, always remember that we are living in God’s grace, lead by God’s Holy Spirit. If you’re thinking that “how can I preach? I am a sinner”, if we just repent, men, it says in Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,”.
It’s not about the good works, Jesus already said “IT IS DONE”. We are already saved.
WE ARE ALL IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGE, NO ONE’S CHANGING IN OVERNIGHT. So if you have the chance to correct someone with the wrong actions, tell him/her directly. HELP! That’s one way of helping someone build his/her character. He/she needs you and you need him/her also.
Mark Dever is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. said: “Ultimately, the church should be regarded as important to Christians because of its importance to Christ. Christ founded the church (Matthew 16:18), purchased it with His blood (Acts 20:28), and intimately identifies Himself with it (Acts 9:4). The church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:23; 4:12; 5:23-32; Colossians 1:18, 24; 3:15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27), the dwelling place of His Spirit (Romans 8:9, 11, 16; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:11, 15-17; Ephesians 2:18, 22; 4:4), and the chief instrument for glorifying God in the world. Finally, the church is God’s instrument for bringing both the Gospel to the nations and a great host of redeemed humanity to Himself (Revelation 5:9).”
We are not perfect and we will NEVER be, only by God’s grace that we can get through in every troubles and problems. Never hate the person, hate the sin that is in him/her instead and pray for that person.
If we encounter offenses, offer the burden to God and let not offense break your relationship to someone. In Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”. This is a commandment from God – to forgive. No matter how offensive it is, no matter what sin is involve, obey God and forgive for it is right.
REMEMBER: True friends won’t let their friends go astray. Spur one another for us not to mislead.
A note to self and to everyone! God bless! ♥
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I’m sitting in the chair trying to organize the thoughts and the emotions that I am handling with.
….and a thought popped out my mind ” What am I doing as a Christian?”
Having that thought in me made a burden in my heart.
I was reading Matthew a while ago from chapters 9 to 10 and God revealed something great in me.
Matthew 9:10-13 caught my attention. It says there:
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Stop being a fake Christian!
As a Christian we should stand up in our faith. If you are a REAL Christian, you are CONCERNED with God’s people! Do not be afraid in reaching out the people who are living in sin for God’s message can change everyone, anyone, everything!
Sometimes we are much more concerned with ourselves, with our own dignity! Like the Pharisees, they were more concerned with their own appearance of holiness than with helping the people, with criticism than encouragement, with outward respectability than practical help.
I just can’t help it but to be hurt when I read these verses in Matthew. Jesus was busy teaching for the sinners, making people believe that God is alive! He was not just concerned about the people who are righteous, but He is much concerned with the sinners and the hurt. In this life, we are not here to tell God “Oh God, why did you let this thing happen in my life?, God why are you not answering my prayers?, God I want this and that!” NO! Friend, we are here for His glory. It’s NEVER about our needs, it’s never about what we have or what we don’t have, it’s never about the emotions we have, it’s not even about the riches of this earth! You know, we can never be contented if we don’t have Him in our life. :) that’s the reality. We are not here to contest who is the most kind, who is the most prayerful, who is the most generous, nor who is the most Bible reader to be saved.
Mehn!, In Acts 15:11 it says:
No! We believe it is through the grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are.”
Believe in Him and we are saved. :)
The first in following Jesus is acknowledging our need and admitting that we don’t have all the answers but He has.
Jesus is so passionate in His people that He never failed to really make disciples and to push His 12 disciples to disciple for the Father. Now that even He is with the right hand of the Father, God sent the Holy Spirit to lead us. We have the Holy Spirit in us. Hallelujah! He never leave us!
in Romans 8:31 says:
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
What now? STAND UP my FELLOW Christians! Don’t just be a silent Christian! We are NOT secret agents of God here on earth! You are not made to just keep quite! Shout your faith loud and lead God’s people to Him! Let not evil conquer this world! :) Don’t just die without sharing His Word unto others. Let God use you..
LET’S FISH MEN FOR JESUS! Go FISHERS OF MEN!:)
love Jesus? love His people! :)
#HONOR GOD.MAKE DISCIPLES.