Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013 August 7 - Morning Manna

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry"(2 Timothy 4:1-5)
Today's Morsel: I was recently asked by someone what I thought about same sex marriage. I asked them what they meant by same sex marriage? They said, y"Yu know, two women marrying each other or two men marrying each other." So I asked them what their your definition of marriage was? And they told me it was a man and a woman joined together is holy matrimony. I said to them, "So you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman?" And they agreed. I asked them what difference would it make what I think? If you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, then you need to hold to that view or conviction and not allow anyone to persuade you otherwise, no matter what other people do, say or believe. I told them that just because I don't agree with someone doesn't mean that I don't love them. And just because I see things differently then others, doesn't mean that I don't care for them and am not willing to help them. I told them that the last time I checked, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was for the whole world. Then I asked them what the purpose of marriage is? And they said they thought it is to be united with the person you love. I said that is partially true. But according to the Bible, the real purpose of marriage is to prevent fornication and for reproduction, as fornication is a sin and causes spiritual death. I also told them that the second purpose for marriage was for reproduction. The Bible said that God made them male and female and told them to be fruitful and multiply (reproduce) after their kind (Genesis 1:27-28). I told them that if you really want to know what I think, I think that God's love and mercy can reach to everyone and allow each of us to see our errors when we commit them. And so until He does, I will follow the apostle Paul's advice to Timothy and continue to preach the Word.
Sing: Are you washed in the blood? In the soul cleansing Blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless are they white as snow, are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?

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    What did Peter preach?
    1. Peter preached that Jesus was a miracle worker. (Acts 2:22)
    2. Peter preached that Jesus was resurrected from the dead by God the Father.(Acts 2:24-35)
    3. Peter preached that Jesus was both Lord and Christ.(Acts 2:36)
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    4. Peter told them to repent and be baptized in order to have their sins forgiven.(Acts 2:38)

    This is the same message Jesus preached. (Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved....)

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