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Unashamed with Phil Robertson
Ep 409 | Phil Shares How Not to Get Canceled & Jase Confronts a Man About His Foul Mouth

Unashamed with Phil Robertson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 57:09


Phil gives Jase a few words of advice to avoid being put on an “indefinite hiatus” after the "Duck Dynasty" incident. Jase describes walking the streets of Corinth, and Al tells of the Greek city lying in ashes for 100 years before being rebuilt by Julius Caesar himself. Jase explains how confrontation is really an opportunity. And Al shares how a broken window led to gratitude after a devastating storm. Visit https://PatriotMobile.com/PHIL or call 972-PATRIOT and get free activation with the offer code: PHIL Visit https://HomeTitleLock.com/RADIO and make sure you are not already a victim Visit https://GrooveLife.com/PHIL — Get 10% off your whole order with the code UNASHAMED! - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Simply Stories Podcast
Episode 115 :: Hillary Morgan- Ferrer & Amy Davison of Mama Bear Apologetics :: Stories of Mama Bear Apologetics and Raising Kids in a Post-Christian Culture

Simply Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 74:07


Today we are continuing to talk about living lives of Kingdom influence, discipleship and working out what it looks like to live out our faith with two incredible women, Amy Davison and Hillary Morgan Ferrer of Mama Bear Apologetics.  Hillary is the founder of Mama Bear Apologetics. What is apologetics exactly? Hillary will talk about that with us in this conversation, but essentially it is making a case for why we believe our faith is true. Does the Bible stand up to scrutiny? How does what we believe coincide with how we live? We'll break that down, define what it means to have a worldview, how that plays out in our postmodern culture, and more. Hillary's hope is that Mom is the apologist for every home, and she feels called to equip women to bring conversations that develop a worldview and help their kids process their questions, safely process their doubts, and learn how to look for answers. Amy was on the path of pursuing masters in theology and apologetics and encountered Hillary's work with MBA and reached out because she wanted to be a part of the work, and wa-lah! Their amazing ministry partnership and friendship was born :) These women are passionate about equipping families to know how to engage their world through the lens of their faith. We'll tackle especially what our kids are encountering in the world they live in. Amy says, “Every facet of media is communicating a worldview.” We want to be able to equip ourselves and our kids with how to filter and process what they are seeing. They also want to press into places where the Bible and God's call to live a certain way has been weaponized, and bring into the Light what is true and what has just been perceived to be true. The heart of MBA isn't to do more shouting though, but to equip us to work through our own beliefs, and then follow God's call to love our neighbors where they are.  We are not called to disparage or as Hillary says “be the playground morality police,” but we're called to live counter culturally in a postmodern, post-Christian society and love our neighbor as ourselves. This is hard and holy work, friends, but it is soooo good and I can't wait to dive into it with you! Whether you're a Mama or not, this episode and the work of MBA is incredible, and I know you're going to learn and be stretched here.   The Lord can take our questions. He can stand up to our scrutiny. We see Him all throughout scripture invite questions and He meets people right where they are, because their relationship with Him matters to Him. And you matter, friend. Your story matters.    Connecting with Hillary, Amy and Mama Bear Apologetics: Hillary Morgan-Ferrer Amy Davison  Books (the most recent one is Mama Bear Apologetics: Guide to Sexuality) Facebook Instagram Podcast Twitter   Episode Sponsor: Hopefuel Facebook  Instagram Link to shop SIMPLY15 for 15% off your purchase   Resources: Apologetics for Women (several interesting articles and resources here, here and here) Woman Hillary mentioned who shares her testimony on the MBA podcast  (Part 1 and Part 2)  First Mamabear book: Mamabear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies Southwestern Theological Seminary's Stand Firm Conference Lindsey Medenwaldt, (Love her talking about what turned her on to apologetics here) My episode with John Basie where we talk about living in a post Christian society  “Ji-Young” An Asian-American puppet premiered on Sesame Street (TOTAL SIDEBAR, but this is the sweetest quote from this article! “What's in a name? Well, for Ji-Young, the newest muppet resident of "Sesame Street," her name is a sign she was meant to live there. ‘So, in Korean traditionally the two syllables they each mean something different and Ji means, like, smart or wise. And Young means, like, brave or courageous and strong," Ji-Young explained during a recent interview. "But we were looking it up and guess what? Ji also means sesame.'" Cue me crying.) The scientific revolution Abolition of Man- CS Lewis The Women's March (in modern history, and 2017)  A modern retelling of Little Women (the OG by Louisa May Alcott) the one my daughter was reading  Deep Roots Bible curriculum  Ontological value The Chronicles of Narnia- CS Lewis Elizabeth Urbanowicz worldview program Pew Research The Power to Decide campaign parents, do you think your kids are listening  “Henry Danger” “You Can't Do That on Television”  “Sponge Bob” “The Simpsons” “Everybody Loves Raymond” Tabula Rasa MBA conversation with Monica Cline who used to work for Planned Parenthood Dorena Williamson- her books, our 3 episodes with her (Episode 10, 11, and 110)  Our series on dealing with doubt with Patrick Prill, Tyler Staton, and Mark Clark   Scripture References: Exodus 4:14-31- Aaron and Moses being brought together by God  Psalm 127:4- We're called to be warriors  Genesis 1:27- We're made in God's image  Psalm 139:14- We're made perfectly and wonderfully  Romans 2:12-16- For God has written the Law on our hearts Mark 2:13-17- Calling of Levi and “eating with sinners”, John 4- Samaritan Woman, Mark 5-sitting with Legion after he was healed, healing a girl and the bleeding woman-just to name a few) -Jesus was with people as they were  John 14:6- Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life 1 Corinthians 5- Paul talking about its not his business to judge those outside (This is a very specific and intense situation of sexual immorality within the church at Corinth and Paul's like, “hey guys… let's not focus on what the Corinithains are doing. Live like you belong to Jesus and let's talk about THAT. Particularly vs 9-13 focus on this. Also, verses 9-10 makes me giggle.) Romans 3:23- Everyone is born in sin  Colossians 1:4-17, 1 Peter 1:13, Hebrews 10:23- The hope we have in Christ Philippians 4:13- We can do all things through Christ Isaiah 30:21- He is the voice behind us and says this is the way walk in it Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)FacebookTwitterBlog  *Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com

The Gottesdienst Crowd
TGC 157 — The Gods of Our Age

The Gottesdienst Crowd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 55:25


The people of Rome, Galatia, Corinth, and Ephesus could hardly not know that they were idolaters when Paul preached to them. They had idols of stone and wood and precious metals. They had temples with statues devoted to their gods. We know from Luther's Catechisms that an idol is anything that you fear, love, and trust in above all things. We have idols too. They are not statues of stone or wood or precious metals. But they look exactly like the idols of the ancient world. In this episode, Mark Preus walks us through what they look like.  Host: Fr. Jason Braaten Special Guest: Fr. Mark Preus ----more---- Become a Patron! You can subscribe to the Journal here: https://www.gottesdienst.org/subscribe/ You can read the Gottesblog here: https://www.gottesdienst.org/gottesblog/ You can support Gottesdienst here: https://www.gottesdienst.org/make-a-donation/ As always, we, at The Gottesdienst Crowd, would be honored if you would Subscribe, Rate, and Review. Thanks for listening and thanks for your support. 

All Souls Sunday Sermons
You are not who you were (1 Corinthians 6:9–11)

All Souls Sunday Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 32:51


The gospel of the Lord Jesus is good news in every area of life, even when we're speaking about the highly contested area of sex and relationships. When the apostle Paul writes to confused Christians living in the sex-mad city of Corinth he is able to talk about who they were once and who they are now. There are behaviours that need to be given up when we turn to Christ, but every repentant believer is washed, holy and justified no matter who they were.

St Helen's Sunday talks podcast
Lacking nothing as we wait

St Helen's Sunday talks podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 30:17


Drew Balch - The messiest church in the New Testament surely deserves the sternest of rebukes? Yet, the Corinthians' status and God's promise to them are so mind-bogglingly wonderful, it's hard to believe they apply to anyone, let alone a church like Corinth.

Sermons – First Assembly of God

Corinthians Introduction Corinthians Introduction Acts 18:1-23 1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade […]

The Listener's Commentary
Acts 18:23-19:20

The Listener's Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 37:29


Acts 18:23-19:20   SUPPORT - The Listener's Commentary is a CROWDFUNDED Bible teaching ministry.  We believe everyone should have access to the wisdom of Jesus and the Bible so we've chosen to give the Listener's Commentary away as a free resource, and that's possible because of people's generous support. You can become a Ministry Partner by donating at:  https://www.listenerscommentary.com/give     TEXT    Acts 18:23-19:20   23 And after spending some time there, he left and passed successively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was proficient in the Scriptures.25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was accurately speaking and teaching things about Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;26 and he began speaking boldly in the synagogue. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately to him. 27 And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. 19:1 Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples. 2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “On the contrary, we have not even heard if there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John's baptism.” 4 Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all. 8 And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, having discussions and persuading them about the kingdom of God. 9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took the disciples away with him, and had discussions daily in the school of Tyrannus. 10 This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. 11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul,12 so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.13 But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had the evil spirits, saying, “I order you in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches!” 14 Now there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, doing this. 15 But the evil spirit responded and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know of Paul, but who are you?”16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit, pounced on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 This became known to all who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. 18 Also many of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. 19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they added up the prices of the books and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord was growing and prevailing mightily.   SUBSCRIBE - to receive monthly Bible studies sent to your inbox, updates, and more resources subscribe at https://www.listenerscommentary.com     Want to get more out of your Bible reading? Free Resource: 7 Ways to Immediately Get More Out of the Bible:  https://www.johnwhittaker.net/seven-ways   MORE TEACHING - For more resources and Bible teaching from John visit https://www.johnwhittaker.net

Mindy: Bräd- & Rollspels podd
Duell Eller Duett Rolling Ranch

Mindy: Bräd- & Rollspels podd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 19:03


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International Baptist Church Podcast
Episode 230: God’s Presence in Uncertain Times | Pastor Raymond Cazis | January 2, 2022

International Baptist Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 45:18


In our text today, we find Paul in Corinth after a difficult year of ministry. He is feeling depressed and alone. Corinth was a secular city known for its licentious lifestyle. It would have been known of the Las Vegas of its day. What Paul finds surprises and encourages him. Our text is Acts 18:1-11. For more information visit: http://internationalbaptistny.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/internationalbaptistny.orgGive online: http://internationalbaptistny.org/giveMusic: All Music Licensed through CCLI - https://us.ccli.com/CCLI Streaming Plus License # 21120922

Evangelism on SermonAudio
Acts 18:1-28 Ministry at Corinth

Evangelism on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 33:00


A new MP3 sermon from Christ Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Acts 18:1-28 Ministry at Corinth Subtitle: Book of Acts Speaker: Larry DuBois Broadcaster: Christ Bible Church Event: Bible Study Date: 12/30/2021 Bible: Acts 18:1-28; 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 Length: 33 min.

Discipleship on SermonAudio
Acts 18:1-28 Ministry at Corinth

Discipleship on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 33:00


A new MP3 sermon from Christ Bible Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Acts 18:1-28 Ministry at Corinth Subtitle: Book of Acts Speaker: Larry DuBois Broadcaster: Christ Bible Church Event: Bible Study Date: 12/30/2021 Bible: Acts 18:1-28; 1 Corinthians 16:1-24 Length: 33 min.

Sharing Your Faith Radio
Acts 18:1-28

Sharing Your Faith Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 33:48


After leaving Athens Paul arrives in Corinth where he stays for a year and a half after getting encouragement from the Lord. While there he meets a couple who become his partners; Priscilla & Aquila. After preaching in the synagogue

The Listener's Commentary
Acts 18:1-22

The Listener's Commentary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 31:27


Acts 18:1-22   SUPPORT - The Listener's Commentary is a CROWDFUNDED Bible teaching ministry.  We believe everyone should have access to the wisdom of Jesus and the Bible so we've chosen to give the Listener's Commentary away as a free resource, and that's possible because of people's generous support. You can become a Ministry Partner by donating at:  https://www.listenerscommentary.com/give     TEXT    Acts 18:1-22   18:1 After these events Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. He came to them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them, and they worked together, for they were tent-makers by trade. 4 And Paulwas reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. 5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 6 But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7 Then he left the synagogue and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord together with his entire household; and many of the Corinthians, as they listened to Paul, were believing and being baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul by a vision at night, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he settled there for a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12 But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,13 saying, “This man is inciting the people to worship God contrary to the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of some crime or vicious, unscrupulous act, O Jews, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you; 15 but if there are questions about teaching and persons and your own law, see to it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.” 16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat. 17 But they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and began beating him in front of the judgment seat. And yet Gallio was not concerned about any of these things. 18 Now Paul, when he had remained many days longer, took leave of the brothers and sisters and sailed away to Syria, and Priscilla and Aquila were with him. Paul first had his hair cut at Cenchrea, for he was keeping a vow. 19 They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, 21 but took leave of them and said, “I will return to you again if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he had landed in Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church, and went down to Antioch.   SUBSCRIBE - to receive monthly Bible studies sent to your inbox, updates, and more resources subscribe at https://www.listenerscommentary.com     Want to get more out of your Bible reading? Free Resource: 7 Ways to Immediately Get More Out of the Bible:  https://www.johnwhittaker.net/seven-ways   MORE TEACHING - For more resources and Bible teaching from John visit https://www.johnwhittaker.net

Grace in Truth Podcast
1 Corinthians 7:1-7, The Fruit of a Compromised Faith

Grace in Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 34:39


God designed sex as a glorious part of his creation.  The problem is not with God's design, but distortion that comes from sinful hearts.  When the church is silent in areas like sexual ethics, the culture will fill in the silence with a misrepresentation of the biblical position. 

Dr. John Barnett on SermonAudio
My Devotions Today From Corinth—HOW PAUL DENIED UNGODLINESS EACH DAY

Dr. John Barnett on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 1:00


A new MP3 sermon from DTBM, International is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: My Devotions Today From Corinth—HOW PAUL DENIED UNGODLINESS EACH DAY Subtitle: Life & Letters Of Paul, The Speaker: Dr. John Barnett Broadcaster: DTBM, International Event: Sunday Service Date: 12/29/2021 Length: 1 min.

Renew Church OC
LA is Corinth #13 | 1 Cor 8(Food to Idols) | Dave Jung

Renew Church OC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:16


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LA is Corinth #12 | 1 Cor 7:17-40 (Unmarried) | Wilson Wang

Renew Church OC

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 49:03


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Daily Bible Reading Fellowship
Acts 18 - 19 KJV

Daily Bible Reading Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 12:44


Paul came to Corinth and found Aquila and Priscilla. Gallio made insurrection against Paul. Apollos came to Ephesus and spoke boldly about Jesus Christ. Paul came to Ephesus and taught baptism by the Holy Ghost. The man with the evil spirit overcame the seven sons of Sceva. Demetrius, a silversmith, called other craftsmen and protested Paul's teaching against the idolatry because of the goddess Diana.

The Lechem Panim Podcast
Lechem Panim #184 “The Dangerous Three” (Acts 15:19-20) Pastor Cameron Ury

The Lechem Panim Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 15:58


Hello and welcome to Lechem Panim! Today we will be continuing to look at Acts chapter 15, which tells of group of Judaizers (or Jew-makers) who had come to Antioch and began causing some major dissension by trying to impose the Jewish practice of circumcision on the Gentiles who had come to faith in Jesus Christ. And the Gentiles (understandably) were very taken aback by this; particularly by the idea that they might not yet be right in God's eyes; that there was a work they needed to perform (an actual operation they had to undergo) if they were going to be able to be followers of Jesus. And really this issue could have created a lot of division and might even have split the Church. And it was about more than just circumcision, but had to do with the issue of whether or not gentiles ought to keep the Mosaic law. And there was a lot of debate on this; but in the end the Jerusalem Council agreed that the Spirit of God was leading them away from placing that burden of the Law upon them, seeing as the Gentiles already had in their lives the marks of being believers. And so James, the head of the Jerusalem council, saying in… Acts 15:19-20 (NKJV)— 19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God {(And [The Gr. word for “trouble” means “to throw something in the path of someone to annoy them.”])}, 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. Polluted by Idols— And so Gentiles who have come to faith in Christ are not to be put under the weight of the Mosaic system. However, we see that they are asked to abstain from certain practices out of loving courtesy to their Jewish brethren in order to preserve the fellowship. And the first of these is that they are asked “to abstain from things polluted by idols”. Now the eating of food that had been offered to idols was a huge issue in the Early Church, which is why we see the issue discussed again in 1 Corinthians. And what the situation was was that the pagan gentile world of that time would worship idols, physical statues/images that represented spiritual beings. And in places like Corinth (to which 1 Corinthians was written) what people would do was they would take an animal into a pagan temple and offer that animal to the idol. And the “spiritual” god represented by the physical idol would eat the “spiritual” animal. And then you could use the actual physical meat however you wanted. Well, people were very clever about this. They would take their best animals for sacrifices and then (after the supposed god had eaten the spiritual animal) they would sell that meat in the meat markets at those pagan temples. You see it was quite different from Judaism, where you actually had to offer the physical animal (not just the spiritual one). Hell Money— When I was visiting my parents in China a number of years ago, my dad took me to kind of a Chinese funeral home. And they had a whole lot of normal items you would buy in everyday life, except they were paper. Paper houses (mansions), paper cars, paper watches, purses, you name it. And what you would do is you would buy and burn the paper item so that your loved one could have the real item in the afterlife. And you can actually buy money (they call it hell money) that (when you burn it) your loved one supposedly receives it in real money in the afterlife and they can then buy what they want. Now, I don't know if they have gift cards. If they do, and I die, do me a favor and burn a few paper Best Buy and Amazon gift cards for me, will you? Now, in all seriousness, it seems to me that if you really believed in this, you would put your money where your mouth is so to speak and burn real money. But you don't, just like in these pagan temples you don't burn the animal; no you just offer the spirit of the animal. How different this is from Judaism, where you give God (truly give Him) the animal. The Offense— But what you need to grasp from all this is that because of all this, the place to buy the best meat was at those heathen temples because that is where people had come to offer their best animals and (consequently) to then sell their best meat. So if you wanted to buy the best steak; the filet mignon; the porterhouse; the New York cuts, you would go to the pagan temples to get it. Now the Gentiles were not offended by this practice because they had always bought their meat at these markets. However, for the Jewish Christian who had been brought up knowing what God said about idolatry (Ex. 20:3; 34:17; Deut. 5:7), they would avoid anything to do with idols, including meat that had been offered to those idols (1 Cor. 8:1-13). And so the thought is that if a gentile were to have that Jewish Christian over for dinner, he would not offend his Jewish brother by offering that food that had been offered to that idol. And this is key for us to understand because (as we have already said) this request given by the council was not an attempt to put the Gentiles under the Mosaic Law, but was rather a request that they not do anything that might harm the unity between them and their Jewish brothers. Paul's Stance— And it ought to be noted that later we will see that Paul seems to have taken [a more liberal approach to the issue of food offered to idols in 1 Corinthians 8, which was written six or seven years after the council (c. A.D. 55), and perhaps in Romans 14, which was written eight years after the council (c. A.D. 56).] In certain contexts that may be okay. But they needed to be sensitive to the scruples of their Jewish brothers and sisters and abstain when necessary in order not to wound them. [This is the stance that Paul takes in his discussions in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8. He recommends sensitivity to people's consciences, to the weaker brother, and to putting a stumbling block in the way of someone else. {And so} Our convictions must always be tempered by love. Love will make us do things that we have fought against legislating.] In fact we will see that Paul (after all this) will have Timothy circumcised in order to not alienate Jews who might otherwise be open to the Gospel. Sexual Immorality— Now next we see that the council requests the gentiles to abstain from sexual immorality. And interestingly, this is the one that it markedly different from the other three. It's the only one that wasn't a dietary restriction and the only one that seems to be an explicit evil in itself. And once again, we need to understand the background of what was happening at that time to see why this is specifically mentioned. What we are talking about here is likely the kind of orgies that were associated (once again) with the pagan worship the Gentiles had up until this point been a part of. This kind of immorality was so common among the Gentiles, to the point where their consciences had become completely numb to it. It was a part of the pagan religious system. And so these new gentile Christians who are coming out of that pagan background have to be told explicitly not do something that to us might seem obvious. But you know, in America we have been slowly yet steadily moving back to that way of doing life. The sexual revolution in the 70's played a major part in that. And the ironic thing is that many today think that to cast off all sexual restrictions or boundaries is progress. But this “new morality” or “progressive thinking” is really nothing more than old-time paganism dressed up in new language. And in any culture where immorality has been allowed to pervade and the sexual lines crossed, that culture has crashed. Purity & Revival— This week I read a devotional by Dr. Dennis Kinlaw in which he says this: There is an important link between our purity in physical relationships and our vitality in spiritual relationships. It is quite clear biblically that God's purposes for us are tied up with our sexuality. He can only accomplish his purposes in human history, in human society, and in human lives if his followers use their sexuality according to his design and plan. I have noticed a startling truth in the history of the church: the Holy Spirit has a particular affinity for people who are very careful in the sexual aspect of their lives. You will have a difficult time finding an outpouring of the Holy Spirit among people where there is substantial sexual laxity. For some reason, purity and revival are linked inseparably together; God seems to have a particular sensitivity for protecting his creation in this way. Perhaps human sexuality is especially important to God because it is a prime symbol of the depth of intimacy that God desires with each human person. God uses most effectively those individuals who are committed to personal holiness and purity, and he seems to have a special blessing for groups who are committed to corporate holiness and purity. In our day, when such holy behavior is an anomaly, we need to set our course by his standards and not by the standards of the world. Whether you are married or single, young or old, are the thoughts, imaginations, and actions of your heart as pure as Jesus would have them be? If there is any impurity in you, you can expect spiritual impotence.]     And you know, he's absolutely right. And that is why we find here the council taking such a strong stand against sexual immorality. They knew that the power and effectiveness of the Church and it's ability to be filled with and used by the Holy Spirit was largely dependent on their remaining holy before God. And that is something we need to remember in our day and age as well. Things Strangled & Blood— Now after this they also add that the gentiles ought to abstain from things strangled, and from blood. This, once again, was a matter of courtesy to the Jewish Christians, who refrained from eating such things and who were careful to cut their animals in such a way so as to drain out all the blood; because God had specifically commanded them not to eat blood. Where The Lines Are— Now you and I are always interested in knowing where the lines are. We want to know what we are and what we are not allowed to do. And that is good; and is what the Gentiles needed to know. But (and I think the Jerusalem council was aware of this), it isn't always about what you do as much as how that action might affect your relationship with God or your brother or sister in Christ and their relationship with God. Susannah Wesley's Definition of Sin— For this reason, I have come to really appreciate how Susannah Wesley defined sin. This was how Susannah Wesley defined "sin" to her young son, John Wesley. She said: "If you would judge of the lawfulness or the unlawfulness of pleasure, then take this simple rule: Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things—that to you is sin.” ​Let's Evaluate— Now I love that definition because it puts the focus right where it needs to be; on our relationship with God. How might the action I am considering affect the communion I share with God and (consequently) with other people? Will it nourish me? Will it enhance my love for Jesus and keeps me centered in His will and in love for those He loves? Let us learn to evaluate all things by that standard. Let's do so. Amen.

ESV: Chronological
December 23: 2 Timothy 1–4

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 10:23


2 Timothy 1–4 2 Timothy 1–4 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You 3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.3 13 Follow the pattern of the sound4 words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. 15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me—18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus. A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus 2 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,5 who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:   If we have died with him, we will also live with him;12   if we endure, we will also reign with him;  if we deny him, he also will deny us;13   if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A Worker Approved by God 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God6 not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,7 a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” 20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,8 he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant9 must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. Godlessness in the Last Days 3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God 10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom10 you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God11 may be complete, equipped for every good work. Preach the Word 4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound12 teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Personal Instructions 9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,13 Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12 Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.14 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.15 Footnotes [1] 1:9 Or with [2] 1:9 Greek before times eternal [3] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit [4] 1:13 Or healthy [5] 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context [6] 2:14 Some manuscripts the Lord [7] 2:15 That is, one approved after being tested [8] 2:21 Greek from these things [9] 2:24 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [10] 3:14 The Greek for whom is plural [11] 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression) [12] 4:3 Or healthy [13] 4:10 Some manuscripts Gaul [14] 4:21 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [15] 4:22 The Greek for you is plural (ESV)

Frank, Starlene & Hudson in the Morning
12/22 Daily Recap: Christmas Trivia

Frank, Starlene & Hudson in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 23:30


We were LIVE from the Chick Fil A in Corinth today, and it was our last Christmas Wish broadcast! We had so much fun!! Plus we played a fun Christmas Trivia game with our favorite promotions girls! Weekday mornings 5:30am - 10am

Eat Y'all
59 - EATYALL Encore: Two Brooks Rice

Eat Y'all

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 31:58


There's nothing like a good encore! Today we're bringing back the hits - episodes 11 and 12, in particular - to take you back on a memorable trip to Two Brooks Rice Farm with three of EATYALL's favorite chefs and farmer Mike Wagner.  Sitting with Andy are chefs Milton Joachim of Charred Steak and Oyster Bar in Ocean Springs, MS, Ryan Cassell of Fenian's Pub in Jackson, MS, and John Cartwright of Rivertown Coffee in Florence, AL. Each of them chat about their visits to EATYALL Chef Camp and Two Brooks Farm, while Andy's time with Mike Wagner reveals rice growing methods that improve local ecology and farming practices. Tune in for two of our most popular episodes rolled into one - packed with farms, fixings, and flavor!  Farming And Rice And Everything Nice The Rice Growing Process. Hear Milton, Ryan, and John describe the rice processing steps they saw at Two Brooks, from the field to the combine to a rice color sorting machine that's much cooler than the loose change sorter at Sharper Image. Best of all, the tech and technique are all driven by hands that care for the products that you eat.   Home Grown Quality Assurance. Chef Ryan Cassell said that, as a chef, you're always putting your heart and soul on the plate. Learn why it's reassuring for him - and for you - that Two Brooks and other farms put that same effort into producing rice and other fresh, healthy ingredients. Live Healthily. Eat Dirt. Mike Wagner tells a story about a French wine merchant who tasted his vineyard's soil to help determine the quality of his grapes - and Mike does the same for his rice products. Why? Listen in for the answer and more about how nutrient-rich ingredients always make better foods. Our guest chefs' visit to Two Brooks Farm - all while braving muddy roads and thirsty mosquitoes to tell the tale during EATYALL Chef Camp - is a testament to Mike Wagner's work to not just sustain, but build a healthy environment by growing food the right way. Settle in for this best-of episode - and enjoy more greatest hits in the coming weeks from your friends at EATYALL. Today's Guests  Chef Milton Joachim - www.charredos.com The Executive Chef at Charred: A Steak & Oyster Bar, Milton Joachim grew up cooking at his father's seafood shop in New Orleans, before serving at some of the city's premier restaurants. Relocating to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and opening Charred in 2016, Milton infuses a southern, Creole flavor into the menu of Charred - voted Best Steakhouse at WLOX's 2021 Gulf Coast Weekend online competition.  Chef Ryan Cassell - www.fenianspub.com Since 2015, Ryan Cassell has served as General Manager and Executive Chef of Fenian's Pub in Jackson, Mississippi, where he revamped the menu to feature meals made with fresh local ingredients. An alum of the University of Southern Mississippi, Ryan has built relationships with neighboring food producers to provide local flavor to Irish favorites like shepherd's pie or fish and chips. Chef John Cartwright - www.rivertowncoffee.co A native of Corinth, Mississippi, John Cartwright opened Rivertown Coffee in Florence, Alabama, in 2004 - and quickly realized the value of serving food along with coffee. Teaching himself how to cook on-the-fly with the help of a few family recipes, Ryan now spends much more time in the kitchen than at the espresso machine, as he and Rivertown have helped create a close-knit restaurant community in Florence.    Farmer Mike Wagner - www.twobrooksfarm.com Representing the 10th generation of his family's farming legacy, Mike Wagner established Two Brooks Farm in Sumner, Mississippi, in 1992. While producing soy beans and rice on the farm, Mike developed health-conscious food products using eco-friendly farming management - processed, milled, and marketed with the help of his son and daughter.   Connect With Our Guests Chef Milton Joachim Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chef_milton_joachim Charred Steak & Oyster Bar Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/charredsteaksandoysters Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CharredOS/   Chef Ryan Cassell Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cassellryan Fenian's Pub Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fenianspub Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fenianspub   Chef John Cartwright Rivertown Coffee Company, Inc. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rivertowncoffee Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rivertowncoffee Farmer Mike Wagner Two Brooks Farm Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/twobrooksrice Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/twobrooksrice   Connect With EATYALL: https://eatyall.com Instagram - https://instagram.com/letseatyall Facebook - https://facebook.com/letseatyall Twitter - https://twitter.com/letseatyall LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/letseatyall YouTube - https://youtube.com/letseatyall   Show Credits: Hosts are Andy & Marianna Chapman Graphic Design by Tyler Castleman Production provided by Bryan Murphy Copywriting by Sean Sousa Connect With EATYALL: https://eatyall.com Instagram - https://instagram.com/letseatyall Facebook - https://facebook.com/letseatyall Twitter - https://twitter.com/letseatyall LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/letseatyall YouTube - https://youtube.com/letseatyall   Show Credits: Hosts are Andy & Marianna Chapman Graphic Design by Tyler Castleman Production provided by Bryan Murphy Copywriting by Sean Sousa The EATYALL Podcast is hosted by Andy Chapman, CEO and founder of EATYALL. EATYALL serves the food and farm community with effective chef outreach services.

Bible Geeks Daily Download
"Regular Checkup"

Bible Geeks Daily Download

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 5:18


Cross TrainingLook Inwardly to What God SeesRead or WatchMy family — with our pasty-white complexion — has a history of skin cancer. But after skipping my dermatologist appointment for almost a decade, my doctor was shocked by the amount of work he needed to do as he checked every freckle, sun-spot, and mole. I'm reminded that it's not just the "outer self" that needs regular checkups. Maybe it's past time to schedule an appointment with the Great Physician for a spiritual examination.We're Cross Training to develop our lifelong learning, the last of twelve marks of the Master we've worked on this year. Lifelong learning comes when we follow Jesus as disciples, hunger and thirst after righteousness, examine ourselves, and seek out wise counsel. So why is self-examination so important, and why do we tend to avoid it?What You Need to KnowJesus directs our attention to ourselves during the Sermon on the Mount, when he tells us to "first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye" (Matt. 7:5). Personal change like that begins with what we "see" and "notice" (Matt. 7:3). When we hear God's word, it should lead us to take a hard look at ourselves and start the work of correcting any problems we find. Anyone who hears and doesn't do that is "like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror" and then "goes away and at once forgets what he was like" (James 1:23-24).But sometimes we get so caught up examining others, that we forget to check ourselves. Many in Corinth wanted to test Paul, but he repeatedly emphasizes the word "yourselves" to challenge them to look in the mirror. "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!" (2 Cor. 13:5). Rather than having a distorted picture of ourselves as we help others, we need to turn our focus inward and test our own work (Gal. 6:3-4).What You Need to DoBefore you worship, take a moment to consider yourself. Do I have an issue to work out between me and my brother or sister? "So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift" (Matt. 5:23-24). Before participating in the Lord's Supper, see if you've prepared your heart to remember Christ in a worthy manner. "But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Cor. 11:28).Bring your life before God in honest prayer, inviting him to see you (warts and all) and lead you into his complete righteousness. David prayed to God, "test my heart and my mind" (Ps. 26:2). He begins another psalm acknowledging that God knows everything (Ps. 139:1-16), ending with a prayerful consideration of his own thoughts and actions, pleading, "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!" (Ps. 139:23-24). When you find anything out-of-line with the Lord's goodness, acknowledge it to him and walk in the light (1 John 1:7-10).Learn from your mistakes and try to see yourself more clearly through the lens of those difficulties. Even when something challenging happens that has nothing to do with you, see if there's something you can learn from it. Remember, "It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons" (Heb. 12:7). Because "the Lord disciplines the one he loves" (Heb. 12:6) to improve us (Heb. 12:4-11). When Jerusalem was destroyed, Jeremiah's lament pointed the nation to a path forward through self-examination and repentance. He said, "Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!" (Lam. 3:40).Through the WeekRead (Mon) — Matt. 7:1-5; Ps. 139:1-24; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; 2 Cor. 13:1-10; James 1:19-27Reflect (Tue) — What does the Lord see when he looks closely at my thoughts and behavior?Request (Wed) — "Search me, O God. Know me, and lead me in the everlasting way" (cf. Ps. 139:23-24).Respond (Thu) — Open up to a friend about an area of concern in your life, asking for their prayers.Reach Out (Fri) — How can you grow from the challenges you're experiencing?Support the Show

Grace in Truth Podcast
1 Corinthians 6:12-20, The Fruit of a Compromised Faith

Grace in Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 43:04


How does the church stand on a Christian sexual ethic when the world around them doesn't agree or understand?  The way we understand and speak about the consumption f the marital covenant is vital to our faith.  In this passage, see a clear line between God's desire and desire, and practices of the unsaved.  

Wayside Bible Chapel
Spiritual Immaturity | 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Wayside Bible Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 32:27


The root of the problem of factionalism in Corinth was their spiritual immaturity. The sermon explains from Scripture just how that immaturity is expressed and how we grow beyond it.

Today in the Word Devotional
Gift Three: The Gift of Relationship

Today in the Word Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021


Have you ever been in a conversation with a name-dropper? These people look for every opportunity to tell you about all the powerful or important people they know. The reason for this behavior is not hard to discern. By highlighting their relationship with these important people, they hope to gain admiration and respect. This week we are focusing on another gift we have received in the coming of Jesus—the gift of relationship. Because Christ came to earth to live among us, we can have a close relationship with Him. For the next days, we will examine what makes the relationship possible, several different aspects of it, and what this gift of relationship means for the believer. In today’s reading, Paul opens his first letter to the church in Corinth by highlighting their relationship with Christ. Three times he reminds the Corinthians that they are “in Christ” (vv. 2, 4, 5). This phrase emphasizes our close connection to Him. We aren’t just inching closer to Him, we are intimately connected. Our identity is bound up with His (Rom. 6:1–14). Paul gives thanks to God for the grace that has been given to the Corinthians “in Christ Jesus” (1 Cor. 1:4). Through this relationship, God has provided them with spiritual gifts to help them minister in the present (v. 7). He will also help them endure faithfully until Christ returns (v. 8). Everything they have in Christ is a gift from their initial conversion, to their continued growth in holiness, to their secure hope for the future. Paul reminds them of their primary calling. God has called them, first and foremost, “into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (v. 9). >> The word “fellowship” means much more than a surface friendliness. At its root, the word communicates the idea of “sharing” or of “being a shareholder” in something. As believers, we share in the life of Christ. How can you deepen your fellowship with other believers?

ESV: Straight through the Bible
December 16: 2 Timothy 1–4

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 10:23


2 Timothy 1–4 2 Timothy 1–4 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You 3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.3 13 Follow the pattern of the sound4 words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you. 15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me—18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus. A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus 2 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men,5 who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:   If we have died with him, we will also live with him;12   if we endure, we will also reign with him;  if we deny him, he also will deny us;13   if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself. A Worker Approved by God 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God6 not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,7 a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19 But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” 20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,8 he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant9 must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. Godlessness in the Last Days 3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God 10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom10 you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God11 may be complete, equipped for every good work. Preach the Word 4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound12 teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Personal Instructions 9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,13 Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12 Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.14 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.15 Footnotes [1] 1:9 Or with [2] 1:9 Greek before times eternal [3] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit [4] 1:13 Or healthy [5] 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context [6] 2:14 Some manuscripts the Lord [7] 2:15 That is, one approved after being tested [8] 2:21 Greek from these things [9] 2:24 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [10] 3:14 The Greek for whom is plural [11] 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression) [12] 4:3 Or healthy [13] 4:10 Some manuscripts Gaul [14] 4:21 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [15] 4:22 The Greek for you is plural (ESV)

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Curses of Modern Medicine (Audio)  David Eells - 12/15/21  NIH and Fauci Hospital Protocols are Killing Covid -19 Patients (Video) COVID-19 is NOT a “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.” The most appropriate term is “Pandemic of Medical Malpractice.” Hospital protocols, and not COVID-19, have accounted for a significant portion of deaths. One of the biggest culprits is the drug Remdesivir. The antiviral drug manufactured by Gilead Sciences has remained a central component of the standard hospital protocol for COVID-19 patients. But the toxic drug is responsible for catastrophic side effects like multi-organ-dysfunction syndrome and kidney failure. None other than Anthony ‘Fraudci' and his NIH cronies were behind pushing the dangerous drug for COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir Background To understand the severity of this scandal, let's briefly review some background of how Remdesivir came into use for COVID-19. Remdesivir is a nucleotide analogue prodrug originally developed for the treatment of Ebola virus. A New England Journal of Medicine study claimed that a single United States COVID-19 patient showed improvement after taking Remdesivir. Coincidentally, the Wuhan Institute of Virology sought a patent for the use of Remdesivir. But at the height of COVID-19, the NIH picked Remdesivir as the gold standard treatment for COVID-19. Anthony Fraudci cited the drug's effectiveness against Ebola as the reasoning for its use against this novel coronavirus. Fraudci used this New England Journal of Medicine study to back his claims. A closer look at this study below: Remdesivir was pulled from the study due to 53.1% of recipients dying from the drug. Who supported that study? The NIH & NIAID. Another New England Journal of Medicine study Fraudci used to push Remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment analyzed 53 patients from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. This is what the study found: Seven of the 53 patients (13%) died after the completion of Remdesivir treatment, including 6 of 34 patients (18%) who were receiving invasive ventilation and 1 of 19 (5%) who were receiving noninvasive oxygen support ... The median interval between remdesivir initiation and death was 15 days (interquartile range, 9 to 17). A total of 32 patients (60%) reported adverse events during follow-up. The most common adverse events were increased hepatic enzymes, diarrhea, rash, renal impairment, and hypotension. In general, adverse events were more common in patients receiving invasive ventilation. A total of 12 patients (23%) had serious adverse events. The most common serious adverse events — multiple-organ-dysfunction syndrome, septic shock, acute kidney injury, and hypotension — were reported in patients who were receiving invasive ventilation at baseline. Despite these alarming studies, Remdesivir was pushed on the general public as the standard hospital protocol for COVID-19 patients. Cheap, off-label drugs like Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Ivermectin were targeted in a vicious smear campaign. The patents for HCQ and Ivermectin expired decades ago, meaning they don't line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies and hospital executives. The toxicity and catastrophic kidney damage caused by Remdesivir provided the ultimate setup to blame deaths caused by the drug on COVID-19 and the federal health agencies made a fortune buying the stock of Remdesivir, an experimental drug at the time. The Blaze highlighted how Remdesivir is the greatest scandal of the “pandemic:” ... why would we run the risk of spending $3,000 a person on a therapeutic that doesn't work anyway if it may create immune escape? Which raises the question: Why are we not treating everyone early with therapeutics like Regeneron, ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and other proven safe, cheap, and effective drugs that don't case renal failure like remdesivir and don't run the risk of inducing mutations? This is particularly important for those who are immunocompromised. The last thing people who already have fragile organs should be taking is remdesivir. In many respects the fact that remdesivir was ever approved and is still the only standard of care, as it kills patients and lines the pockets of both hospitals and the maker, Gilead, is possibly the worst scandal of this entire ordeal. On Feb. 5, Reuters reported that none other than the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the China Academy of Sciences sought a patent on Gilead's remdesivir, a failed drug repurposed from treatment of Ebola, based on the alleged improvement of a single individual COVID patient reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Incidentally, the only drug ever approved for COVID was developed by Dr. Ralph Baric's lab at UNC Chapel Hill, the same lab that applied for the coronavirus spike protein gain-of-function research and is suspected by many to be behind the creation of this virus.    Minnesota Doctor Blasts ‘Ridiculous' CDC Coronavirus Death Count Guidelines  (VIDEO) Fox News - 4/9/20 Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota family physician who is also a Republican state senator, told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for doctors to certify whether a patient has died of coronavirus are "ridiculous" and could be misleading the public. Host Laura Ingraham read Jensen the guidelines, which say: "In cases where a definite diagnosis of COVID cannot be made but is suspected or likely (e.g. the circumstances are compelling with a reasonable degree of certainty) it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate as 'probable' or 'presumed.'”  In response, Jensen told Ingraham the CDC's death certificate manual tells physicians to focus on "precision and specificity," but the coronavirus death certification guidance runs completely counter to that axiom. "The idea that we are going to allow people to massage and sort of game the numbers is a real issue because we are going to undermine the [public] trust," he said. "And right now as we see politicians doing things that aren't necessarily motivated on fact and science, their trust in politicians is already wearing thin." Jensen gave a hypothetical example of a patient who died while suffering from influenza. If the patient was elderly and had symptoms like fever and cough a few days before passing away, the doctor explained, he would have listed "respiratory arrest" as the primary cause of death. "I've never been encouraged to [notate 'influenza']," he said. "I would probably write 'respiratory arrest' to be the top line, and the underlying cause of this disease would be pneumonia ... I might well put emphysema or congestive heart failure, but I would never put influenza down as the underlying cause of death and yet that's what we are being asked to do here." Jensen then told Ingraham that under the CDC guidelines, a patient who died after being hit by a bus and tested positive for coronavirus would be listed as having presumed to have died from the virus regardless of whatever damage was caused by the bus. "That doesn't make any sense," he said. Jensen also reacted to Dr. Anthony Fauci's response to a question about the potential for the number of coronavirus deaths being "padded," in which the NIAID director described the prevalance of "conspiracy theories" during "challenging" times in public health. "I would remind him that anytime health care intersects with dollars it gets awkward," Jensen said. "Right now Medicare has determined that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you'll get paid $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator, you get $39,000; three times as much. Nobody can tell me, after 35 years in the world of medicine, that sometimes those kinds of things [have] impact on what we do. "Some physicians really have a bent towards public health and they will put down influenza or whatever because that's their preference," Jensen added. "I try to stay very specific, very precise. If I know I've got pneumonia, that's what's going on the death certificate. I'm not going to add stuff just because it's convenient.”   Past Statistics: Deaths by medical mistakes hit records HealthcareITNews - By Erin McCann - 7/18/14  Update: Since this article below was written, accidental medical deaths have reached 440,000 a year: In July of 2014 senate hearing exposed 400,000 people each year die of medical mistakes, over a thousand a day. This is the third largest killer in U.S. Between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals? Keep this in mind as you read the article below. All the percentages of danger below have risen dramatically. "Witchcraft" or "sorcery" in the New Testament is from the Greek word "pharmakeia"; English "pharmacy" - Healing through the use of drugs. [See etymonline.com and dictionary.com.] Of Babylon it was said: (Rev.18:23)... for with thy sorcery were all the nations deceived.    It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing Thursday, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to solve the crisis, with IT often at the center of discussions.  Hearing members, who spoke before the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, not only underscored the devastating loss of human life – more than 1,000 people each day – but also called attention to the fact that these medical errors cost the nation a colossal $1 trillion each year.   "The tragedy that we're talking about here (is) deaths taking place that should not be taking place," said subcommittee Chair Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in his opening remarks. [See also: EHR adverse events data cause for alarm.] Among those speaking was Ashish Jha, MD, professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health, who referenced the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report To Err is Human, which estimated some 100,000 Americans die each year from preventable adverse events.  “When they first came out with that number, it was so staggeringly large, that most people were wondering, 'could that possibly be right?'" said Jha.  Some 15 years later, the evidence is glaring. "The IOM probably got it wrong," he said. "It was clearly an underestimate of the toll of human suffering that goes on from preventable medical errors." It's not just the 1,000 deaths per day that should be huge cause for alarm, noted Joanne Disch, RN, clinical professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, who also spoke before Congress. There's also the 10,000 serious complications cases resulting from medical errors that occur each day.  Disch cited the case of a Minnesota patient who underwent a bilateral mastectomy for cancer, only to find out post surgery a mix-up with the biopsy reports had occurred, and she had not actually had cancer...       "Why is it when a death happens one at time, silently, it warrants less attention than when deaths happen in groups of five or 10?" he asked. "What these numbers say is that every day, a 747, two of them are crashing. Every two months, 9-11 is occurring…we would not tolerate that degree of preventable harm in any other forum.”   In the hearing's closing questions, when Sanders inquired as to why this crisis was not constantly splashed across front page news, he was met with this: "When people go to the hospital, they are sick. It is very easy to confuse the fact that somebody might have died because of a fatal consequence of their disease, versus they died from a complication from a medical error," Jha said. "It has taken a lot to prove to all of us that many of these deaths are not a natural consequence of the underlying disease. They are purely failures of the system. Journal of The American Medical Association declared there was 450,000 deaths a year from iatropic causes. Iatropic means doctor related causes. This is from years ago. So what is it now after 750,000 people have died in the US for the same reason. But as we're going to see, it's a lot worse than this.   Recent: 40+ Jaw Dropping Medical Malpractice Statistics Etactics: By Butterfly Meltzer - 7/29/21 Medical malpractice happens more often than most might think and when it does, it's not a “cried wolf” scenario. Doctors do make mistakes, but sometimes the actions classified as malpractice are intentionally taken. Naive, inexperienced, and/or simply bad physicians, unfortunately, exist in all fields of medicine. Whether they're a surgeon, psychologist, primary care physician, or therapist, malpractice can occur across any specialist role. The result can lead to permanent injury and even death. The consequences can be severe and victims often have no choice but to take legal action. Here are over 40 statistics about medical malpractice: General Malpractice Malpractice can occur in many forms across different segments of the healthcare industry. To get a true understanding though, you need to look at healthcare as a whole.  You should probably start with the reputation of the doctor in question. Maybe previous patients have sued that doctor in the past. Maybe they have a high rate of misdiagnosis or other medical errors. From nursing homes to outpatient therapy, billing errors to misprescribing, malpractice can happen anywhere.  The average person who files medical malpractice claims is 42 years old. (University of California) 10% of all U.S. deaths are now due to medical error. (Johns Hopkins) 99% of physicians face at least one lawsuit by age 65. (New England Journal of Medicine) New York had the highest amount of medical malpractice in the US (16,688 reports) from 2009 to 2018. (NPDB) North Dakota had the lowest amount of medical malpractice in the US. (126 reports) (NPDB) 37% of malpractice claims reviewed resulted in payments (The Doctors Company) It's estimated that 7,000 to 9,000 patients die every year from medication errors. (My Medical Score) 5-10% of all physicians have had sexual contact with patients. (American Medical Association) Medical Overuse Many people agree that doctors tend to overprescribe medicines. There have been countless stories that link the opioid pandemic to overprescribing. Patients are often given too much medicine that ends up doing more harm than good. As a result, the overuse of medical practices can lead to medical malpractice. If a patient receives tests, treatment, and medication that they don't need, the patient will most likely have unnecessary expenses. 15-30% of 2000 physicians surveyed in a study believe most medical care is not needed. (Johns Hopkins) 22% of prescription medications are unnecessary 24.9% of medical tests do not need to happen 11.1% of procedures do not need to take place 30% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. (CDC) 20% to 50% of antibiotics prescribed in US acute-care hospitals are unnecessary or inappropriate. (CDC) 27% of doctors say that patients receive antibiotics when drugs won't help. (WebMD) Medical Misdiagnosis So maybe you have certain symptoms that are easily confused between those of several different issues. As a result, your doctor misdiagnoses you and gives you medicine that you don't actually need. But does that count as medical malpractice? As with most situations in healthcare, it depends.  Misdiagnosis can lead to surgeries you don't need, medicines that negatively affect your health, and treatment that can lead to permanent damage. In severe cases, medical malpractice that involves misdiagnoses can lead to death. Roughly 12,000,000 American misdiagnoses happen each year (My Medical Score) Over more than 100,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled each year due to medical diagnoses that initially miss conditions or are wrong or delayed. (Johns Hopkins) Nearly ¾ of all serious harms from diagnostic errors occur around vascular events, infections and cancers. (Johns Hopkins) 37.8% are cancers  22.8% are vascular events 13.5% are infections 21% of patients receive an outright wrong diagnosis on their first visit to a doctor. (Mayo Clinic) 66% of patients get a diagnosis that may be on the right track but isn't quite accurate or complete. (Mayo Clinic) 12% of all patients who seek second opinions end up with the same diagnosis they started with. (Mayo Clinic) 22% of malpractice claims filed by hospitalized patients were diagnosis-related. (University of Michigan) 38% of malpractice claims against physicians involving the treatment of children involved a misdiagnosis. (The Doctors Company) Around 5% of outpatients receive misdiagnosis. (BMJ Journal) Surgical Malpractice Any kind of surgery can be terrifying. That's why you should always ask questions before giving consent for surgery. When medical malpractice happens during surgery, feelings of confusion overwhelm patients. They may feel that their doctors abused their trust. Not to mention they could also be in serious pain if something during the operation went wrong. From the patient perspective, they should arm themselves with knowledge in case something goes wrong. 85% of surgeons are likely to get into a lawsuit  (The High Court) About 16.7% of 2000 physicians surveyed said that they performed unnecessary procedures for profit (John Hopkins) A little more than 4,000 surgical errors occur each year (My Medical Score) 39 surgeries per week end up with a surgical tool, like a sponge, left inside patients  20 operations per week occur on the wrong body part 20 wrong surgical procedures occur on a patient per week 59% of surgical errors only resulted in temporary injuries (My Medical Score) 40% of surgical errors resulted in permanent injuries or death (My Medical Score) Mental Health Malpractice There are many myths surrounding mental health but medical malpractice isn't one of them. Surgery usually can't fix mental health issues. Diagnosis can really only occur through the evaluation of symptoms, and many mental health issues have similar symptoms. This is especially true for children. If doctors overprescribe opioids and antibiotics, it's safe to say that that carries into mental health. Doctors also prescribe medicines that don't actually help the illness, so naturally, this can happen in the mental health world as well.   41% of US psychiatrists faced a malpractice lawsuit at least once (Medscape) ⅓ of psychiatrists managing their legal risk between 2015 and 2016 had claims involving incorrect treatment. (Sommers Schwartz) 20% were for medication issues 15% involved suicides or suicide attempts 6% percent were for misdiagnosis. More than 60% of people who receive a diagnosis of major depression don't actually have it (Johns Hopkins) Of 706 people surveyed, only 15% received a prompt diagnosis, while 85% experienced diagnostic delay (Bridges to Recovery) Among the 85% delayed, 71% said that their symptoms had become worse as a result of receiving inappropriate treatment 47.3% of 50,000 patients were correctly identified with depression by general practitioners (Bridges to Recovery)   A 2008 study found that 57% of adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder did not meet diagnostic criteria upon more comprehensive diagnostic review. (Brown University School of Medicine)  According to the table of Iatrogenic Deaths In The United States linked here , We could have an even higher death rate by using Dr. Lucien Leape's 1997 medical and drug error rate of 3 million. (14) Multiplied by the fatality rate of 14% (that Leape used in 1994 (16) we arrive at an annual death rate of 420,000 for drug errors and medical errors combined. If we put this number in place of Lazorou's 106,000 drug errors and the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 98,000 medical errors, we could add another 216,000 deaths making a total of 999,936 deaths annually.   CDC - Iatrogenic Deaths “Disappeared" in 2020, COVID-19 Took Their Place  For decades up until 2020 CDC annual reports listed medical error (iatrogenic) deaths as the third-leading cause of death in the US. The only change in that annual "ranking" of deaths was in the last 5 years cancer sometimes overtaking heart disease as a leading cause of death in the US and most other Western ("developed") countries.  Now, the latest CDC report has completely removed the iatrogenic category  and COVID-19 deaths have taken that third place. If the CDC had simply moved the iatrogenic deaths up or down the list, it would have been at least a debatable issue. However, the complete disappearance of medical error deaths exposes directly the fraud. Iatrogenic deaths can't just vanish in a single year.  In fact, if the hospitals were full to brim with patients in 2020 then iatrogenic deaths would be much higher than prior years. Btw, the "unintentional injury" category on 4th place covers "life accidents". They are counted separately from iatrogenic deaths, so one cannot argue that iatrogenic deaths moved to 4th place. Unless I am missing something, this may be the most direct admission yet by the powers that be that the COVID-19 death numbers are completely fake. Either no COVID-19 deaths occurred in 2020 or all of them were iatrogenic in nature so one can swap the names on 3rd place. So, either we have a blatant, public, demonstrable and irrefutable lie or public admission by CDC of genocidal medical interventions for all COVID-19 patients who died in hospitals in 2020.   Attorney Thomas Renz – All New Whistleblower Information Rumble — Attorney Thomas Renz Releases Stunning Data from Never Before Seen Vaccine Injury/Death Tracking System Thanks to a Whistleblower that came forth to Attorney Thomas Renz, the public is now seeing, for the first time ever, hard data from the largest database available in the U.S. to study the COVID-19 impact including deaths & injuries; The CMS Medicare Tracking System.  During an extraordinary speech at Clay Clark's ReAwaken America Tour, Attorney Thomas Renz shocked the crowd of thousands in attendance and millions watching via livestream as he revealed: That data from the Medicare Tracking System reveals that 19,400 people less than 80 years old have died within 14 days of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine. In addition, 28,065 people have died that are over the age of 80 within 14 days of receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The Total number of American Citizens that died within 14 days of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is 48,465 according to hard data revealed in the Medicare Tracking System. In July attorney Renz's whistleblower, under penalty of perjury, stated that she estimated at least 45K people had died from the Covid-19 Vaccine. USA Today Fact Checkers and other fact checking services claimed that to be “mis-information.” Today's revelations solidify that the “Trusted News Initiative” is actually the source of mis-information and propaganda, and that Attorney Thomas Renz's whistleblower was correct all along. After proving that over 45K people have died from the COVID-19 vaccine, Attorney Renz then moved his attention to focus on the amount of people that are being killed in American hospitals by Dr. Anthony Fauci's instituted protocol of Remdesivir. Attorney Renz is also in possession of Remdesivir death data from the Medicare Tracking System that has been withheld by the government from our citizens. The Remdesivir data reveals of the 7,960 beneficiaries prescribed Remdesivir for Covid-19,  2,058 died. That is 25.9%. 46% of people died within 14 days of the Remdesivir Treatment. The Remdesivir Treatment was established in U.S. Hospitals at the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Serious adverse events were reported in 131 of the 532 patients who received Remdesivir. That is 24.6%. Attorney Renz says ” This begs the question… Why is this the protocol in American Hospitals? Does this appear “Safe and Effective” to you?” RENZ's NURSE WHISTLEBLOWERS REVEAL TWO TIER SYSTEM OF CARE DEPENDING ON YOUR VACCINE STATUS During Attorney Thomas Renz speech at Clay Clark's ReAwaken America Tour in Colorado Springs, Colorado Renz also talked about 2 Whistleblower nurses that revealed to him that they have seen a 2 tier system of health care depending on the patients “vaccination status.” “The nurses revealed to me that patients that are vaccinated are getting Ivermectin, which is proven to heal people. But if you are unvaccinated, they put you on Remdesivir in the hopes that you will die” said Attorney Thomas Renz. THE FDA IS TRACKING VACCINE DEATHS, ALL THE WHILE CLAIMING THE COVID VACCINE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE Also during Attorney Renz' speech he revealed that the FDA is actively working with CMS real-time data ( CMS Medicare database ) to gather weekly reports on Covid-19 adverse events, despite the fact that the US population is told repeatedly this vaccine is “safe and effective.” Attorney Renz says “This information has never been given to the public, and you will see why they have kept it hidden and never published. It's very damning, and this data reveals that the FDA knew what was coming, let it happen, and thousands and thousands have died or been injured.” During his speech Renz revealed in one state alone ( New York ) that the amount of people who experienced adverse events after the Covid shot were in the thousands. Adverse events experienced by people who got the Covid-19 shot in New York State included thousands of cardiovascular events, thousands of cases of people getting Covid, and thousands of deaths. At least 13 side effects are reported in the system. “Remember, these are “side effects” that the government, media, and social media continue to tell the public that are not happening. The mantra of “safe and effective” must stop after today's information” says Attorney Renz. A copy of Attorney Renz entire speech along with data from the hidden vaccine tracking system will be posted on his website at www.Renz-Law.com    Proof That They Knew! Renz said, Our data comes from a whistleblower with access to CMS data. CMS data includes billing, prescribing, treatment, and all other information related to beneficiary treatment – that is how the government knows how much money to send healthcare providers. This info was all recognized by the US Department of Defense in the presentation we found and reposted on www.renz-law.com  Our whistleblowers have searched this data to provide these numbers. This data is being hidden from be public but would be easily searchable for government analysts using the same searches we did. Our question – why aren't our elected officials and bureaucrats searching for this information and sharing it? Percentage of Americans covered by Medicare in 2019: 18.1% 59.4 Million People. 18% of 330 Million is: 59,400,000 Total Medicare Budget: $899 Billion (2020) Largest data base available in the U.S. to study COVID-19 trends. It includes all claims: vaccine dates, treatment dates, death dates, adverse events, hospitalizations. It is not self-reporting like VAERS. As you can see in the information that was excerpted from a presentation by the FDA, they are tracking the data we are presenting here. In other words they know or should know this info. The number of CMS beneficiaries who died within 14 days* of a COVID-19 vaccine are: Under 80 years old - 19,400 + Over 80 year old - 28,065 = 47,465  (*within 14 days of 1st or 2nd dose, whichever difference was lower PER THE CDC – YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED VACCINATED UNTIL TWO WEEKS AFTER YOUR SECOND SHOT OR FIRST SHOT OF JANSEN SO THESE DEATHS DO NOT COUNT ‐ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/vaccines/fully‐vaccinated.html) The FDA planned (all along) to monitor CMS data for side effects in nearly real time to watch for the safety of the COVID vaccines:   See all the adverse events including deaths from 9 different states in the latter half of this PDF: COVID Vaccine Cover Up PDF – Renz Law and COVID Pfizer Whistleblower Data – Renz Law   Dr. David Martin Explains 7 Felonies that Could Prosecute Dr. Fauci/ Felony Crimes End Big Pharma Immunity from Lawsuits Dr. David Martin has been spending the past year and a half fighting to unravel what he says is the global criminal conspiracy of coronavirus. Parties include the American and Chinese governments, the International Monetary Fund, and Blackrock. Martin says these groups are guilty of criminal conspiracy in a terrorist plot against the American people.    A brand new VAERS data analysis from 11/16/21 found hundreds of serious adverse events that were completely missed by the CDC that should have been mentioned in the informed consent document that is given to patients.  VAERS Analysis: Over 150,000 Americans killed by covid vaccines   The first half of this link below shows the hospitals are the killing fields following DS protocols. This is not for Christians who believe the Word but for those who dont. As you know we need to trust the Word. It is more dangerous for us, as believers and followers of Christ to "trust in the arm of flesh". Now you know why.  Dr. Bryan Ardis - TheRevealReport - Emergency Broadcast - Oct 12 2021  Roots of Modern Medicine David Eells  The Physicians' Original Hippocratic Oath: I swear by Apollo the Physician, and Asklepios and Hygieia, (We will discuss these three god's and godess as we go on.) and all the Gods and Goddesses that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and this syngraphe ('contract'): to consider him who taught me this Art as dear to me as my parent, to share my substance with him, and to relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring as equivalent to my own brothers, and to teach them this Art, if they wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other form of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients and abstain from whatever is harmful and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such advice; likewise, I will not give a pessary to a woman to induce abortion. I will live my life and practice my art with purity and holiness. I will not cut persons suffering from 'the stone', but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this skill. Whatever houses I enter, I will enter for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption, and especially from the seduction of females or males, of free persons or slaves. Whatever I see or hear in connection with my professional practice or not in the life of men, which should not be made public, I will not divulge, considering that all such knowledge should remain secret. As long as I continue to keep this Oath inviolate, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the Art, respected by all men, at all times. But if I should trespass and violate this Oath, may the opposite be my lot. www.csun.edu   Apollo in Greek Mythology Apollo is in many respects the paradigm of a Greek god. He represents order, harmony, and civilization in a way that most other Olympian deities cannot quite equal. One only has to compare him with Dionysos to understand how Apollo is depicted as a bright, rational counterpart to the chaotic and frenzied god of wine and women. Indeed, Apollo is most often associated with the cultivated arts of music and medicine, and his role as the leader of the Muses establishes him as a patron of intellectual pursuits. Pronunciation - {a-pol'-lo} Etymology - "Destroy or excite" Other names - Apollon (EDITOR'S NOTE: The angel of the abyss is Apollyon, meaning destroyer.) (EDITOR'S NOTE: Witchcraft or Sorcery in the New Testament is from the Greek word Pharmakia; English Pharmacy; Healing through the use of drugs. Of Babylon it was said, (Rev.18:23)... for with thy sorcery were all the nations deceived.)  In Greek mythology, Asklepios (Asclepius) was the god of healing. He was the son of the Olympian god Apollo and a mortal woman named Coronis.    Asklepios (Roman Aesculapius) The Hesiod places Aesculapius' origin in Thessaly where he lived in a subterranean cleft with both a serpent and a hound as companions. Born of the god Apollo and the mortal woman Coronis (a "former" virgin of the Lapithae), Aesculapius was raised by the centaur Chiron, from whom he learned the art of healing and became a physician. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This healer God is an imitation of Jesus. This god is supposedly born of an earthly mother and a god (Son of God) he supposedly raised the dead etc. The physicians symbol, the serpent on a rod, was an imitation of Moses serpent that was lifted up in the wilderness, which pointed to Christ the healer. This god is clearly a false Christ.)  According to Greek legend, patients seeking healing would sleep the night in the temple of Aesculapius. During the night, Aesculapius would appear to the patient in a dream, accompanied by his daughter, the goddess Hygieia, and by a serpent who followed Aesculapius wherever he went. At that point, Aesculapius would treat the patient in the dream, often by having the serpent lick his or her wounds. In the morning, the patient would awaken healed. As a result, throughout history, the symbol of the physician has been, and continues to be, the Staff of Aesculapius, a wooden staff with a SINGLE serpent entwined. Many readers, however, are probably more familiar with the Caduceus, which is the winged staff of Hermes, the messenger of the gods, with TWO intertwined serpents. His followers established temples called Asclepions, temples of Asklepios, temples of healing. The greatest asklepion was in a grove of trees south of Corinth, Greece where the sick had to spend a night while the proper remedies were revealed during a dream to the priests of the temple and the cured had to make a suitable sacrifice (usually a rooster) to the god. According to mythology, Asculapius had a number of children including Hygieia, the goddess of health (from whose name comes the word "hygiene") and Panaceia, the goddess of healing (from whose name comes the word "panacea" for a universal remedy). Today, the staff of Aesculapius is a commonly used symbol of medicine. It is the symbol of the American Medical Association (AMA) and many other medical societies. Chiron taught Asclepius the art of healing. According to Pindar (Pythian Odes), Asclepius also acquired the knowledge of surgery, the use of drugs, love potions and incantations. www.loggia.com   Physician Humor.........or is it? Original Author unknown - David's notes in red These statistics are very outdated but are far worse now and they do prove a point. Think about this: Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. (These numbers have now skyrocketed) a. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000. b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000. (We just proved that this number, as of the early 2,000's, is closer to 1 million.) c. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health & Human Services) Then think about this: a. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000. b. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500. c. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188. Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ...ONE DOCTOR! Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand! As a public health measure I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention.    Man's Methods or God's Glory What we've seen so far has proven that the curse of God is in trusting in man. Jer 17:5  Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah. (God has a method that never fails but it is foolishness to man.)  But God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose [yea] and the things that are not, that he might bring to naught the things that are: that no flesh should glory before God (1 Cor.1:27-29). God's methods will always be considered foolish, weak, base, and despised by the world and the worldly church… In my past experiences, at the end of all of my works to save myself by man's methods, God gave me faith to see His works. God's method was faith in Him combined with my own weakness. He said, "[my] power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor.12:9). Faith is foolish, weak, and base to the world but it brings God's power... Worldly methods failed me, but faith in the promises brought the most awesome deliverance. Glory to God! Recently, I watched a report on antibacterial soaps on the national news. They reported that the net effect was that they were not wiping out bacteria, but making them resistant. What did penicillin do but make antibiotic resistant bacteria for which there is no medical cure on the horizon? Poisons on the crops, to try to destroy the curse, go into the water supply and cause a multitude of diseases. Read your toothpaste tube; fluoride is a deadly poison. The Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 284, July 26, 2000, reported that doctors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., causing 250,000 deaths every year from iatrogenic causes! (Now over 450,000 and this does not including the medical murders being committed because of CV-19.) Iatrogenic is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy, used especially of a complication of treatment. If this is what their organization admits, what is the truth? The numbers are much higher. If, as some believe, this is God's preferred method of healing today, He is surely making a lot of mistakes. I have a good doctor friend who prefers to not use drugs. He has told me how he prays for patients who will believe, with results. The problem is that most are not interested in deliverance from their curse if it takes repentance and faith so he does what he can. My mother took a drug for years. One day she was reading an article by Reader's Digest on the side effects of medicines. The side effects of the drug she was on were breast cancer and glaucoma, and she had them both. That was a terrible trade. My father's favorite doctor told him after an examination, "One thing I am sure of, you are not going to die of a heart attack. You have the heart of a much younger man". About a month later, he had a serious heart attack. I became convinced it was because of a drug he was taking to put oxygen into his blood because he lost a lung to smoking. Two close friends took a drug that had a side effect of damaging their kidneys. Their doctors admitted this in both cases. Man shifts the curse around and sometimes multiplies it, but he cannot deliver by his own efforts. If he could, then Jesus' death was for naught. I believe it is God's purpose that we understand that there is no permanent deliverance from the curse except God's deliverance through Jesus Christ. The world's deliverance is a deception, because, ultimately, their gods fail them. God wants us to see through that. We have been told that God now uses modern methods for delivering us from the curse. God's method is always free. It is salvation by grace, which is the unmerited, unpaid for, favor of God. Neither Jesus nor His disciples charged anything for healing, deliverance, provision, or any other form of salvation. The world's method always cost. The poor often go untreated until they die. In God's kingdom, all are treated on condition of faith. God desires to use the same method He used in the Scripture, the word of faith, because it is the only one that does not give glory to man. If a Christian receives a recovery from some disease while under the care of doctors and medicine, everyone wants to know what the medicine was or who the doctor was. God will not share His glory with another. I am not condemning those who use doctors or medicine. I offer the good news that Jesus has already healed you almost 2,000 years ago. Reading the New Testament once shows that God did not use the methods of man. In the coming wilderness we will need to understand this. Soon God's people will not be able to buy or sell with the world. Then all will be forced into a wilderness experience where there will be no idolatry with the gods of this world. For the people of God in the wilderness there will be a great lack of doctors, medicine, lawyers, bankers, psychiatrists, insurance, food, clean water, and public assistance of all types. Then we will see God's power in man's weakness (2 Cor.12:9-10). The churches' methods of obtaining provision today are the same as the world's methods and are therefore acceptable to it. God has a peculiar method for ministering deliverance from the curse that costs nothing, gives no glory to man, and proves His sovereignty. (1 Cor.1:28) And the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, [yea] and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are: (29) that no flesh should glory before God We see here that God chose to use something that does not exist in the physical realm in order to destroy the things that do. The "things that are not" are the promises in the Word that we do not see fulfilled. The "things that are" are the cursed things of sin, sickness, and lack, which God wants to "bring to nought". For example, if you are sick, that is a thing that is; but "by whose stripes ye were healed" is a thing that is not in the physical realm. God chose faith in His promises "that are not" in order to bring to naught the sickness. Jesus and the disciples used God's method for dealing with the curse by calling "the things that are not, as though they were" (Rom.4:17). They just commanded it done according to the promises. They did not choose "the things that are", like doctors, medicine, psychiatrists, banks, and such to "bring to naught the things that are", like sin, sickness, torment, lack, debt, etc. The things that appear in this realm are the things that are and are all under the curse. (Heb.11:3) By faith we understand that the worlds (Greek: "ages") have been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. God's method is to use the Word and not the physical things that appear, just as in the Gospels and Acts. In anointing with oil, it is obviously not the oil but the faith that heals. Oil is just a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Paul's handkerchief did not heal; it was the power from his faith (Acts 19:12). Some might think that once Jesus also used things such as when He made clay with His spit to heal a blind man in John 9:6-7. It was not the clay that healed his eyes, but the washing it out of his eyes; clay symbolizes the Adamic nature and the things that are (Job 10:9; 33:6; Isa.29:16; 45:9) just as man was made from clay. In other words, our eyes must be cleansed of seeing through eyes of clay. We need the spiritual eyes to see the promise as done by faith. (2 Pet.1:3) Seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life (Greek: zoe, "God's life") and godliness.... To have spiritual eyes, we must see that Jesus has already given us His life and blessings. We need to be cleansed of fleshly eyes that keep us from God's blessings. ... The natural man (of clay) receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged (Greek: "examined" or "seen") (1 Cor.2:14). By the way, the spit from Jesus' mouth symbolizes that which comes out of the mouth of the Lord that gives life to man, the Word or manna (Dt.8:3; Jn.1:13; 6:33,51). I once knew a preacher who said, "The reason Paul did all those miracles was because Luke the physician was with him". Wrong! Not in one verse do we see Luke using physician skills, which could never result in a miracle. The Greek word iatros is falsely translated "physician" but it just means "healer". Iatros is also used of Jesus as "healer". Translators put their modern ideas here. "Physician" means "one who practices medicine", which Jesus and the apostles never did. The term used for drugs or medicine in the Greek is pharmakia (English: "pharmacy") and is translated "witchcraft" or "sorcery", which Paul called a work of the flesh in Galatians 5:20. The nations are deceived with pharmakia (Rev.18:23). Luke was a healer in the same way Jesus and the other disciples were. It should seem strange to these people that Jesus and his disciples did not use "the things that are" to administer healing or deliverance. If Paul's handkerchief had the power to heal, why could it not heal before he touched it? It only acted as a medium to carry the healing anointing to the sick by faith. I have prayed over handkerchiefs, water, or people as mediums and seen healings. A brother, whose wife was very sick, came into our meeting. He was very troubled and on the edge of tears about this. The brother was not yet convinced that he needed to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Asking the Lord in my thoughts what to do, it came to me to pray over him to impart healing power to him, which we did. Then I said, "Now brother, go lay hands on your wife, and she will be healed". He was not convinced that healing was our right today, but he went home to lay hands on his wife. When he did, she was healed, and he came back excited. You see, it is not the medium; it is the healing power manifested through it, or in this case him, by faith. Jesus imparted authority to the disciples to heal before they received the Holy Spirit. So how do we use God's method of "the things that are not"? By calling "the things that are not, as though they were" (Rom.4:17). In other words, agree with the promise and call it done. God chooses to use "the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are: that no flesh should glory before God" (1 Cor.1:28-29). God does not desire to use man's inventions so that only He can brag. God's salvation is not by our works. It is by getting our eyes off the problem and on the promise. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 teaches that our affliction will be temporary if "we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen". When the Israelites got their eyes off the snake bite (curse) and on the serpent on the pole (Christ who became our curse [Jn.3:14]), they were healed (Num.21:49). As we saw, Paul's "thorn in the flesh" had nothing to do with sickness but a demon that was bringing him into humbling circumstances where he was weak to save himself so God's power was present to save him. His advice to Timothy puts a question in some concerning the use of remedies. In the text we can see that sin is the subject before and after the verse in question. (1 Tim. 5:22) Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. (23) Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities (Greek: asthenia; meaning "weaknesses"). (24) Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after. (25) In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid. The word sometimes translated "infirmities" is actually "weaknesses" and is clearly seen in other texts where the same word is correctly translated. (1 Cor.1:25) ... The weakness of God is stronger than men. Now we know that God is not infirm or sick so this word has to be "weakness". (2 Cor.13:4) For he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him through the power of God toward you. We know that Jesus Christ was not crucified through infirmity, but weakness because He would not defend Himself when He was brought before Pilate and the Jewish leaders. Timothy had spiritual weaknesses for which the only cure was the spiritual wine of the nature of Jesus. The stomach or belly was spiritually considered the seat of rulership for the carnal man. It represented being driven by the lusts (Greek: "desires") of the flesh, driven by sin. (Php.3:19) Whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and [whose] glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Peter called those who returned to their sins, "the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire". The sow best identifies those who are servants to their flesh's appetites. On the other hand, wine was considered the cure for bondage to sin. Wine represents the blood of Jesus. (Mt.26:27) And he took a cup(of wine), and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; (28) for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. (29) But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Through our own blood we have inherited the lusts of the sinful flesh and through Jesus' pure blood that nature is destroyed. (Lev.17:11) For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. His blood is in us to the extent that we repent and partake of the life of His Word. (Jn.6:53) Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood (wine), ye have not life in yourselves. (54) He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. Partaking of the blood or wine is a matter of walking in His Word by faith in His blood that was given to us. (1 Jn.1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin. The combined fruitful faith that resides in the true body of Christ is the answer to the question of why Isaiah commanded a cake of figs for Hezekiah's boil. (Isa.38:21) Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover. The figs here represent the Body of Christ or Israel as in Jesus' warnings about bearing fruit. (Lk.13:6)And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. (7) And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber the ground? (Rev.6:13) and the stars of the heaven (Abraham's seed) fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casteth her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind. Jesus identified the righteous as being under the fig tree when He saw Nathanael there as an Israelite without guile (Jn.1:47 50). Notice that in the verse before the "cake of figs" was laid on the boil, faith was expressed to God by the body for Hezekiah's healing as the saints in the "house of the Lord" were praising God for this. It was the figs' faith that sucked the poison out of the boil. (Isa.38:20) The Lord is [ready] to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of the Lord. The cake of figs was a natural parable that represented a spiritual happening just as in Jesus' parables of planting wheat and corn, etc. See God's Vaccine   Please read our book Faith for all Things    

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Dearing Christian Church
Midweek Class Summary Session 12 - 1 Corinthians 7:1-11

Dearing Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 13:38


In chapter 7, Paul begins answering some of the questions the church in Corinth and sent to him via a letter. The first question deals with marriage.

Tiger Talk Podcast by Northeast Mississippi Community College

In this week's episode, host Will Kollmeyer welcomes Dr. Ricky G. Ford to the podcast to talk about everything Northeast Mississippi Community College. This week, Ford talks about the ending of the Fall 2021 semester and the college preparing for the Spring 2022 semester. In addition to talking about enrollment for the spring, Ford discusses the ongoing talks to establish a free health clinic for the students at Northeast with an MOU between Dr. Dennis' office here in Booneville and Baptist Memorial Hospital. This is a great addition to the college and will help to ease parental worries about sending their students off to college. Ford highlights the Apple Spotlight that Dr. Michelle Baragona, Dr. Carlena Benjamin and he did last week focusing on making the campus more student-centered and discusses a trio of gifts to the college that have totaled over $65,000 in recent weeks including a $30,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Mississippi that will aid in buying protective gear for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Police Department, a $25,000 endowed scholarship by Cook Coggin Engineering, Inc., and almost $10,000 from BancorpSouth to help our Adult Education program. Ford also talks about an articulation agreement with the University of Tennessee at Martin that the college is pursuing and the purchase of a facility to house not only all of our career and technical education classes but our workforce and adult education in the near future. Ford emphasis the Prison Education program that will utilize the Ready for Pell program to help those incarcerated at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility in Corinth and gives an update on the renovations happening at the Seth Pounds Auditorium, the outdoor classrooms around the campus and the Mississippi Department of Transportation construction projects.

WWUTT
WWUTT 1578 When We Are Judged, We Are Disciplined (1 Corinthians 11:31-34)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 24:37


Reading 1 Corinthians 11:31-34 where the Apostle Paul urges the church in Corinth to judge themselves that they would not be judged with the world. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

Revival Plan
Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 7, pp. 259-268 Day 411

Revival Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 19:35


In counseling for the advancement of the work, no one man is to be a controlling power, a voice for the whole. Proposed methods and plans are to be carefully considered so that all the brethren may weigh their relative merits and decide which should be followed. In studying the fields to which duty seems to call us it is well to take into account the difficulties that will be encountered in these fields. So far as possible, committees should let the people understand their plans in order that the judgment of the church may sustain their efforts. Many of the church members are prudent and have other excellent qualities of mind. Their interest should be aroused in the progress of the cause. Many may be led to have a deeper insight into the work of God and to seek for wisdom from above to extend Christ's kingdom by saving souls perishing for the word of life. Men and women of noble minds will yet be added to the number of those of whom it is said: “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, ... that ye should go and bring forth fruit.” John 15:16. -260- Chapter 52—Church Discipline In dealing with erring church members, God's people are carefully to follow the instruction given by the Saviour in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew. Human beings are Christ's property, purchased by Him at an infinite price, bound to Him by the love that He and His Father have manifested for them. How careful, then, we should be in our dealing with one another! Men have no right to surmise evil in regard to their fellow men. Church members have no right to follow their own impulses and inclinations in dealing with fellow members who have erred. They should not even express their prejudices regarding the erring, for thus they place in other minds the leaven of evil. Reports unfavorable to a brother or sister in the church are communicated from one to another of the church members. Mistakes are made and injustice is done because of an unwillingness on the part of someone to follow the directions given by the Lord Jesus. “If thy brother shall trespass against thee,” Christ declared, “go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone.” Matthew 18:15. Do not tell others of the wrong. One person is told, then another, and still another; and continually the report grows, and the evil increases, till the whole church is made to suffer. Settle the matter “between thee and him alone.” This is God's plan. “Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another.” Proverbs 25:8, 9. Do not suffer sin upon your brother; but do not expose him, and thus increase the difficulty, making the reproof seem like a revenge. Correct him in the way outlined in the word of God. -261- Do not suffer resentment to ripen into malice. Do not allow the wound to fester and break out in poisoned words, which taint the minds of those who hear. Do not allow bitter thoughts to continue to fill your mind and his. Go to your brother, and in humility and sincerity talk with him about the matter. Whatever the character of the offense, this does not change the plan that God has made for the settlement of misunderstandings and personal injuries. Speaking alone and in the spirit of Christ to the one who is in fault will often remove the difficulty. Go to the erring one, with a heart filled with Christ's love and sympathy, and seek to adjust the matter. Reason with him calmly and quietly. Let no angry words escape your lips. Speak in a way that will appeal to his better judgment. Remember the words: “He which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” James 5:20. Take to your brother the remedy that will cure the disease of disaffection. Do your part to help him. For the sake of the peace and unity of the church, feel it a privilege as well as a duty to do this. If he will hear you, you have gained him as a friend. All heaven is interested in the interview between the one who has been injured and the one who is in error. As the erring one accepts the reproof offered in the love of Christ, and acknowledges his wrong, asking forgiveness from God and from his brother, the sunshine of heaven fills his heart. The controversy is ended; friendship and confidence are restored. The oil of love removes the soreness caused by the wrong. The Spirit of God binds heart to heart, and there is music in heaven over the union brought about. -262- As those thus united in Christian fellowship offer prayer to God and pledge themselves to deal justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God, great blessing comes to them. If they have wronged others they continue the work of repentance, confession, and restitution, fully set to do good to one another. This is the fulfilling of the law of Christ. “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” Matthew 18:16. Take with you those who are spiritually minded, and talk with the one in error in regard to the wrong. He may yield to the united appeals of his brethren. As he sees their agreement in the matter, his mind may be enlightened. “And if he shall neglect to hear them,” what then shall be done? Shall a few persons in a board meeting take upon themselves the responsibility of disfellowshiping the erring one? “If he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church.” Verse 17. Let the church take action in regard to its members. “But if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.” Verse 17. If he will not heed the voice of the church, if he refuses all the efforts made to reclaim him, upon the church rests the responsibility of separating him from fellowship. His name should then be stricken from the books. No church officer should advise, no committee should recommend, nor should any church vote, that the name of a wrongdoer shall be removed from the church books, until the instruction given by Christ has been faithfully followed. When this instruction has been followed, the church has cleared herself before God. The evil must then be made to appear as it is, and must be removed, that it may not become more and more widespread. The health and purity of the church must be preserved, that she may stand before God unsullied, clad in the robes of Christ's righteousness. -263- If the erring one repents and submits to Christ's discipline, he is to be given another trial. And even if he does not repent, even if he stands outside the church, God's servants still have a work to do for him. They are to seek earnestly to win him to repentance. And, however aggravated may have been his offense, if he yields to the striving of the Holy Spirit and, by confessing and forsaking his sin, gives evidence of repentance, he is to be forgiven and welcomed to the fold again. His brethren are to encourage him in the right way, treating him as they would wish to be treated were they in his place, considering themselves lest they also be tempted. “Verily I say unto you,” Christ continued, “whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Verse 18. This statement holds its force in all ages. On the church has been conferred the power to act in Christ's stead. It is God's instrumentality for the preservation of order and discipline among His people. To it the Lord has delegated the power to settle all questions respecting its prosperity, purity, and order. Upon it rests the responsibility of excluding from its fellowship those who are unworthy, who by their un-Christlike conduct would bring dishonor on the truth. Whatever the church does that is in accordance with the directions given in God's word will be ratified in heaven. Matters of grave import come up for settlement by the church. God's ministers, ordained by Him as guides of His people, after doing their part are to submit the whole matter to the church, that there may be unity in the decision made. -264- The Lord desires His followers to exercise great care in dealing with one another. They are to lift up, to restore, to heal. But there is to be in the church no neglect of proper discipline. The members are to regard themselves as pupils in a school, learning how to form characters worthy of their high calling. In the church here below, God's children are to be prepared for the great reunion in the church above. Those who here live in harmony with Christ may look forward to an endless life in the family of the redeemed. God's love for the fallen race is a peculiar manifestation of love—a love born of mercy, for human beings are all undeserving. Mercy implies imperfection of the object toward which it is shown. It is because of sin that mercy was brought into active exercise. It may be that much work needs to be done in your character building, that you are a rough stone, which must be squared and polished before it can fill a place in God's temple. You need not be surprised if with hammer and chisel God cuts away the sharp corners of your character until you are prepared to fill the place He has for you. No human being can accomplish this work. Only by God can it be done. And be assured that He will not strike one useless blow. His every blow is struck in love, for your eternal happiness. He knows your infirmities and works to restore, not to destroy. -265- Chapter 53—“Consider One Another” You will often meet with souls that are under the stress of temptation. You know not how severely Satan may be wrestling with them. Beware lest you discourage such souls and thus give the tempter an advantage. Whenever you see or hear something that needs to be corrected, seek the Lord for wisdom and grace, that in trying to be faithful you may not be severe. It is always humiliating to have one's errors pointed out. Do not make the experience more bitter by needless censure. Unkind criticism brings discouragement, making life sunless and unhappy. My brethren, prevail by love rather than by severity. When one at fault becomes conscious of his error, be careful not to destroy his self-respect. Do not seek to bruise and wound, but rather to bind up and heal. No human being possesses sensibilities so acute or a nature so refined as does our Saviour. And what patience He manifests toward us. Year after year He bears with our weakness and ignorance, with our ingratitude and waywardness. Notwithstanding all our wanderings, our hardness of heart, our neglect of His holy words, His hand is stretched out still. And He bids us: “Love one another; as I have loved you.” John 13:34. Brethren, regard yourselves as missionaries, not among heathen, but among your fellow workers. It requires a vast amount of time and labor to convince one soul in regard to the special truths for this time. And when souls are turned from sin to righteousness, there is joy in the presence of the angels. Think you that the ministering spirits who watch over these souls are pleased to see how indifferently they are treated by many who claim to be Christians? Man's preferences rule. Partiality is manifested. One is favored, while another is treated harshly. -266- The angels look with awe and amazement upon the mission of Christ to the world. They marvel at the love that moved Him to give Himself a sacrifice for the sins of men. But how lightly human beings regard the purchase of His blood! We need not begin by trying to love one another. The love of Christ in the heart is what is needed. When self is submerged in Christ, true love springs forth spontaneously. In patient forbearance we shall conquer. It is patience in service that brings rest to the soul. It is through humble, diligent, faithful toilers that the welfare of Israel is promoted. A word of love and encouragement will do more to subdue the hasty temper and willful disposition than all the faultfinding and censure that you can heap upon the erring one. The Master's message must be declared in the Master's spirit. Our only safety is in keeping our thoughts and impulses under the control of the Great Teacher. Angels of God will give to every true worker a rich experience in doing this. The grace of humility will mold our words into expressions of Christlike tenderness. -267- Chapter 54—To the Teachers in Our Schools My Dear Brethren and Sisters, The Lord will work in behalf of all who will walk humbly with Him. He has placed you in a position of trust. Walk carefully before Him. God's hand is on the wheel. He will guide the ship past the rocks into the haven. He will take the weak things of this world to confound the things that are mighty. I pray that you will make God your Counselor. You are not amenable to any man, but are under God's direction. Keep close to Him. Do not take worldly ideas as your criterion. Let there be no departure from the Lord's methods of working. Use not common fire, but the sacred fire of the Lord's kindling. Be of good courage in your work. For many years I have kept before our people the need, in the education of the youth, of an equal taxation of the physical and mental powers. But for those who have never proved the value of the instruction given to combine manual training with the study of books, it is hard to understand and carry out the directions given. Do your best to impart to your students the blessings God has given you. With a deep, earnest desire to help them, carry them over the ground of knowledge. Come close to them. Unless teachers have the love and gentleness of Christ abounding in their hearts, they will manifest too much of the spirit of a harsh, domineering master. The Lord wishes you to learn how to use the gospel net. That you may be successful in your work, the meshes of your net must be close. The application of the Scriptures must be such that the meaning shall be easily discerned. Then make the most of drawing in the net. Come right to the point. However great a man's knowledge, it is of no avail unless he is able to communicate it to others. Let the pathos of your voice, its deep feeling, make an impression on hearts. Urge your students to surrender themselves to God. “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 1:21-23. As you follow Christ's example you will have the precious reward of seeing your students won to Him. -268- Aggressive Effort The Lord God of Israel is hungry for fruit. He calls upon His workers to branch out more than they are doing. He desires them to make the world their field of labor rather than to work only for our churches. The apostle Paul went from place to place, preaching the truth to those in the darkness of error. He labored for a year and six months at Corinth, and proved the divine character of his mission by raising up a flourishing church, composed of Jews and Gentiles. Christ never confined His labors to one place. The towns and cities of Palestine resounded with the truths that fell from His lips. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 7 pp. 259-268

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
Faithful Stewards of God's Mysteries

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 55:19


Rev. Dr. Jeff Dukeman, pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Gulfport, MS, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. The city of Corinth was well-known for its problems, and the same could be said for the church in Corinth. Yet St. Paul writes to them as Christians. As he addresses their divisions over which teacher they follow, he clearly elevates Christ as primary. He and Apollos are servants of the one Lord, Christ; they are stewards of what He has given them. He names these mysteries, that is, all of the things that the Triune God has done in order to save sinners. Pastors still today are these servants and stewards, handing over the gifts of God to the people of God. Faithfulness is the key, not the individual personality. In this, God alone stands as Lord and Judge; no human court can give the verdict. As pastors and hearers alike rightly discern truth from error and rebuke sin and falsehood as necessary, they do so as those who are justified by grace through faith in Christ. “Advent with the Apostles” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the Epistle readings for the season of Advent. This holy season of repentance and joy focuses on the coming of Christ. As the apostles write to us concerning Christian doctrine and life in light of what Christ has done in His first coming in the flesh, they strengthen us to live and wait in hope for His second coming in glory on the Last Day.

WWUTT
WWUTT 1577 Eating and Drinking Judgment on Yourself (1 Corinthians 11:28-30)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 24:08


Reading 1 Corinthians 11:28-29 where the Apostle Paul explains to the church in Corinth why some have become sick and died due to their misuse of the Lord's table. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

WWUTT
WWUTT 1576 The Lord‘s Supper In an Unworthy Manner (1 Corinthians 11:27)

WWUTT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 23:00


Reading 1 Corinthians 11:27 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the church in Corinth for handling the Lord's table in an unworthy manner. Visit wwutt.com for all our videos!

Start with Scripture (A Hesed Heart Podcast)
409: Timeline Part Two (2 Corinthians)

Start with Scripture (A Hesed Heart Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 5:23


In today's Bible based mindful morning devotion, we look at Part 2 of 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4. Today we look at the timeline of Paul's relationship with the believers at Corinth trying to understand what he is talking about in regards to visits and metters be mentions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/start-with-scripture/support

Sermons by the Monte Vista church of Christ
Being a Christian in Corinth

Sermons by the Monte Vista church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 37:42


Paul planted the church in Corinth on his second preaching journey (Acts 18:1-11). Paul later penned two inspired letters to this church.  While these disciples were certainly the people of God (1 Corinthians 1:1-12), they did have problems. They were experiencing quarrels and spiritual immaturity (1 Corinthians 1:11; 3:1). They were tolerating sinful behavior (1 […]

Start with Scripture (A Hesed Heart Podcast)
408: Timeline Part One (2 Corinthians)

Start with Scripture (A Hesed Heart Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 7:11


In today's Bible based mindful morning devotion, we look at Part 1 of 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4. Today we look at the timeline of Paul's relationship with the believers at Corinth trying to understand what he is talking about in regards to visits and metters be mentions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/start-with-scripture/support

Catholics With Bibles
Episode 77: Intro to 1st Corinthians

Catholics With Bibles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 34:06


Join Chase and Ryan this week as they get into the crazy things that were going down in Corinth that made Paul write to correct them. Things are going to get spicy this week on Catholics With Bibles - enjoy!

Cogitations
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Cogitations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 29:42


Paul preached the Word to the church in Corinth for free and regretted it, not for how it affected him, but for how it affected them. Take a listen as I draw a thought for us from this principle found in God's Word.  Be sure to check out the website for the mission work. Remember, it is still under construction:  www.matitimemission.org  If you want to support our mission work:   Tony Brewer, DIGITAL SUPPORT: www.patreon.com/nearchurches www.buymeacoffee.com/cogitations PAYPAL: nearchurches@gmail.com   CHECK SUPPORT: Riverview church of Christ c/o Tony mission fund 365 Pine Glen Road Riverview N.B. Canada E1B 4J8  

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 343: God Uses Paul's Past

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 22:57


In Acts 22, Paul's testimony falls on hostile Roman ears, and he narrowly escapes scourging by way of his Roman citizenship. Reflecting on this incident, Fr. Mike reminds us that God uses Paul's past to further his ministry, and that God does the same with each of us, today. Commenting on today's readings from 2 Corinthians, Fr. Mike highlights that we are called to be cheerful givers and disciplined thinkers. He also points out that, as Paul reminds us, the most important ministry credential is to be called by God and equipped by his grace. Today's readings are Acts 22, 2 Corinthians 9-11, and Proverbs 29:5-7. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

Saint of the Day
Our Venerable Father Patapius (6th or 7th c.)

Saint of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 1:48


He was born at Thebes in Egypt, and at a young age left his pious parents, his inheritance and his acquaintances to dwell in the Egyptian desert, devoting himself to ceaseless prayer. After many years, he reputation spread and, despite his desire for solitude, throngs of pilgrims would seek him out for his prayers and counsel. To escape the attentions of men, he did a surprising thing: he abandoned the desert and moved to Constantinople, settling in the Blachernae district, where, amid the bustle of the city, he was able to pass unnoticed, more secure in his solitude than he had been in the caves of Egypt.   As he grew in obedience to the commandments of Christ, the grace of working miracles grew in him, and once again he gradually became known. Once a blind man cast himself before Patapius on the street, and the Saint cured him instantly by calling on the name of Christ. Once he healed a man crippled by dropsy, anointing him with the oil from a vigil lamp and signing him with the Cross.   After blessing the Church for many years with his prayers and miracles, St Patapius fell asleep in peace, and was buried in the church of the Monastery of the Egyptians near Constantinople. In 1904 his precious and incorrupt relics were uncovered in the course of some building at a small monastery near Corinth. From that time the monastery has been dedicated to St Patapius, and many miracles are worked there.

Tiger Talk Podcast by Northeast Mississippi Community College

In this week's episode, host Will Kollmeyer welcomes Dr. Ricky G. Ford back to the podcast to talk about everything Northeast Mississippi Community College. Ford handed off the role of TigerTalk guest last week to Northeast executive vice-president Dr. Craig-Ellis Sasser and ended a streak of 74 straight weeks on the longest-running community college podcast in Mississippi but the education veteran returns this week to start another streak. Ford talks about the upcoming holidays and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy holidays as the college heads into its annual Christmas Break at the latter portion of next week but also gives some great news that the college has purchased the old Corinthian plant on Chambers Drive (MS 4) to house not only its career and technical education but the building's almost 400,000 square feet will allow Northeast to house its career tech, workforce, and adult education all under one roof in the future. Ford continues with the good news by announcing the winners of the Jeffrey Powell Reach for the Stars award (tune in to see who won this year) and talks about plans for a free health clinic for the college's students. If you have not registered for the spring semester and are thinking about making the New Year's resolution to further your education or get a better job, registration is now open at Northeast for the Spring 2022 semester...what better way to give the gift that lasts a lifetime than to give the gift of education. Speaking of education, Ford discusses the Prison education program at the Alcorn County Regional Justice Center in Corinth and how it will help those incarcerated to receive an education and reduce the recidivism rate in Mississippi in the process. 

Dearing Christian Church
Midweek Class Summary Session 11 - 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Dearing Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 13:43


Paul tackled a difficult subject for some of the young believers in Corinth -- why they must leave their old practice of sexual immorality behind. 

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 340: The Power of the Holy Spirit

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:14


Fr. Mike emphasizes the power of the Holy Spirit exemplified in Paul's interaction with those in Ephesus in Acts 19 and reminds us that God wants to fill each of us with the same Holy Spirit so we can walk in his strength. Fr. Mike also highlights the power of sacramentals, the reality of demons acknowledging Jesus, and the importance of removing things in our lives that are harmful. Lastly, as we begin reading the Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians, we get a glimpse of Paul's heart for the people of Corinth. Today's readings are Acts 19, 2 Corinthians 1-2, and Proverbs 28:22-24. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

Our Daily Bread Podcast | Our Daily Bread

Nicholas, who was born in the third century, had no idea that centuries after his death he would be known as Santa Claus. He was just a man who loved God and genuinely cared for people. One time he learned of a family who was in great financial distress. Nicholas decided to help. He came to their home at night and threw a bag of gold through an open window, which landed in a sock or shoe. Nicholas gave cheerfully of his own possessions and did many kind deeds. The apostle Paul urged the believers in Corinth to be cheerful givers. He wrote to them about the great financial needs of their brothers and sisters in Jerusalem and encouraged them to give generously. Paul explained to them the benefits and blessings that come to those who give of their possessions. He reminded them that “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6). As a result of their cheerful generosity, they would be “enriched in every way” (v. 11), and God would be glorified. Father, would you help us to be cheerful givers not only in this Christmas season but all year long? Thank You for Your incredible generosity in giving us Your “indescribable gift,” Your Son Jesus (v. 15).

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
December 4: Ezekiel 38–39; Psalm 124; 2 Timothy 3–4

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 14:42


Old Testament: Ezekiel 38–39 Ezekiel 38–39 (Listen) Prophecy Against Gog 38 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech1 and Tubal, and prophesy against him 3 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech2 and Tubal. 4 And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. 5 Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all his hordes; Beth-togarmah from the uttermost parts of the north with all his hordes—many peoples are with you. 7 “Be ready and keep ready, you and all your hosts that are assembled about you, and be a guard for them. 8 After many days you will be mustered. In the latter years you will go against the land that is restored from war, the land whose people were gathered from many peoples upon the mountains of Israel, which had been a continual waste. Its people were brought out from the peoples and now dwell securely, all of them. 9 You will advance, coming on like a storm. You will be like a cloud covering the land, you and all your hordes, and many peoples with you. 10 “Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day, thoughts will come into your mind, and you will devise an evil scheme 11 and say, ‘I will go up against the land of unwalled villages. I will fall upon the quiet people who dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having no bars or gates,' 12 to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth. 13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all its leaders3 will say to you, ‘Have you come to seize spoil? Have you assembled your hosts to carry off plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to seize great spoil?' 14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? 15 You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. 16 You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 17 “Thus says the Lord GOD: Are you he of whom I spoke in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel, who in those days prophesied for years that I would bring you against them? 18 But on that day, the day that Gog shall come against the land of Israel, declares the Lord GOD, my wrath will be roused in my anger. 19 For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground. 21 I will summon a sword against Gog4 on all my mountains, declares the Lord GOD. Every man's sword will be against his brother. 22 With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur. 23 So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD. 39 “And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech5 and Tubal. 2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward,6 and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel. 3 Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand. 4 You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 You shall fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. 6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 “And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, declares the Lord GOD. That is the day of which I have spoken. 9 “Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and make fires of the weapons and burn them, shields and bucklers, bow and arrows, clubs7 and spears; and they will make fires of them for seven years, 10 so that they will not need to take wood out of the field or cut down any out of the forests, for they will make their fires of the weapons. They will seize the spoil of those who despoiled them, and plunder those who plundered them, declares the Lord GOD. 11 “On that day I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the sea. It will block the travelers, for there Gog and all his multitude will be buried. It will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.8 12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. 13 All the people of the land will bury them, and it will bring them renown on the day that I show my glory, declares the Lord GOD. 14 They will set apart men to travel through the land regularly and bury those travelers remaining on the face of the land, so as to cleanse it. At9 the end of seven months they will make their search. 15 And when these travel through the land and anyone sees a human bone, then he shall set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon-gog. 16 (Hamonah10 is also the name of the city.) Thus shall they cleanse the land. 17 “As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: Speak to the birds of every sort and to all beasts of the field: ‘Assemble and come, gather from all around to the sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you, a great sacrificial feast on the mountains of Israel, and you shall eat flesh and drink blood. 18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth—of rams, of lambs, and of he-goats, of bulls, all of them fat beasts of Bashan. 19 And you shall eat fat till you are filled, and drink blood till you are drunk, at the sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you. 20 And you shall be filled at my table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all kinds of warriors,' declares the Lord GOD. 21 “And I will set my glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid on them. 22 The house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God, from that day forward. 23 And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, because they dealt so treacherously with me that I hid my face from them and gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword. 24 I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their transgressions, and hid my face from them. The Lord Will Restore Israel 25 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name. 26 They shall forget their shame and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none to make them afraid, 27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies' lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore. 29 And I will not hide my face anymore from them, when I pour out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 38:2 Or Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech [2] 38:3 Or Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech [3] 38:13 Hebrew young lions [4] 38:21 Hebrew against him [5] 39:1 Or Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech [6] 39:2 Or and drag you along [7] 39:9 Or javelins [8] 39:11 Hamon-gog means the multitude of Gog [9] 39:14 Or Until [10] 39:16 Hamonah means multitude (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 124 Psalm 124 (Listen) Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord A Song of Ascents. Of David. 124   If it had not been the LORD who was on our side—    let Israel now say—2   if it had not been the LORD who was on our side    when people rose up against us,3   then they would have swallowed us up alive,    when their anger was kindled against us;4   then the flood would have swept us away,    the torrent would have gone over us;5   then over us would have gone    the raging waters. 6   Blessed be the LORD,    who has not given us    as prey to their teeth!7   We have escaped like a bird    from the snare of the fowlers;  the snare is broken,    and we have escaped! 8   Our help is in the name of the LORD,    who made heaven and earth. (ESV) New Testament: 2 Timothy 3–4 2 Timothy 3–4 (Listen) Godlessness in the Last Days 3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men. All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God 10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom1 you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God2 may be complete, equipped for every good work. Preach the Word 4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound3 teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Personal Instructions 9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,4 Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12 Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.5 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.6 Footnotes [1] 3:14 The Greek for whom is plural [2] 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression) [3] 4:3 Or healthy [4] 4:10 Some manuscripts Gaul [5] 4:21 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [6] 4:22 The Greek for you is plural (ESV)

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
Sustained to the Day of the Lord Jesus Christ

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 56:50


Rev. Philip Hoppe, pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson, MN and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bruno, MN, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study 1 Corinthians 1:3-9. St. Paul sets the tone for his first letter to the Christian church at Corinth by centering them in the Lord Jesus Christ. He blesses them with the grace and peace that come from God alone. Although this congregation has its problems, St. Paul gives thanks for all that the grace of God has accomplished there. By the preaching of the Gospel of Christ's coming in the flesh, they have not lacked in any gift of God's grace. This prepares them for the revealing of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Last Day. His faithfulness will sustain them to that Day as they share in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ and so with all other Christians. This is true for Christians still today as we wait for the final advent of our Lord. “Advent with the Apostles” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the Epistle readings for the season of Advent. This holy season of repentance and joy focuses on the coming of Christ. As the apostles write to us concerning Christian doctrine and life in light of what Christ has done in His first coming in the flesh, they strengthen us to live and wait in hope for His second coming in glory on the Last Day.

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 331: Peter Preaches to the Gentiles

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 22:15


In today's reading from Acts, the Holy Spirit guides Peter to initiate ministry to the Gentiles, beginning with the family of Cornelius, a Roman centurion. Upon hearing Peter preach, Cornelius' entire household receive the Holy Spirit and are baptized. Commenting on today's second reading from 1 Corinthians, Fr. Mike reminds us to pursue Christian unity and avoid the dissension and infighting we see in the Church of Corinth. Today's readings are Acts 10, 1 Corinthians 1-2, Proverbs 27:21-22. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

Does the idea of trembling before the Lord inspire you or make you feel uncomfortable? Lauren Daigle's song "Tremble" inspired me to explore where people are described as trembling before the Lord. Spoiler alert: It should inspire you. Join me as we examine a couple of places in Scripture where we see why and how we should tremble before the Lord. In this episode, I discuss: Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: Explore a topic Read in context Read and keep on reading Repetition Follow the cross-reference Compare and contrast Make a list Examine the text in various translations Complete a word study The 30 Day Music Challenge Getting a Scripture starting point by typing in a keyword into BibleHub.com Understanding what the text actually says before moving to what it means before moving to what it means for me Finding the instruction to "serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling" - Psalm 2:11 Heading back to 1 Corinthians (where we were studying last week in Episode 402) - 1 Corinthians 2:3 How the Greco-Roman world of the Corinthian church placed a high value on professional orators who could persuade the audience through entertaining instruction - 1 Corinthians 1:22 How the gospel was silly to the Greeks and horrifying to the Jews - 1 Corinthians 1:23 Looking at the founding of the Corinthian church in Acts 18 Paul's chosen preaching approach in Corinth - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Comparing and contrasting what the audience expected with what Paul delivered and why Paul's fear and trembling were not a tactic; instead, they were a reflection of his deep-seated understanding of how weak and small he really is Enjoy the official live music video of our inspiration song below. More Than a Song Playlist Additional Resources Lyrics - NewReleaseToday.com ESV Study Bible - Amazon Paid Link Overview of 1 Corinthians - BibleProject.com This Week's Challenge Read and meditate on Psalm 2 and let it launch you back into 1 Corinthians. Ponder the cultural surroundings of the Corinthians. Contrast your observations with our culture today as you move into what the truths of this text might mean for you today. In your prayer time this week, set aside every thought except that of Christ and Him crucified and see how that may change the way you think. And the next time you enter into the glorious presence of God, don't boast and don't beg, just worship and tremble.