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    Falls Church
    Make Up Your Mind

    Falls Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 37:00


    Once we understand that the normal Christian life involves dying to self in order to find life in Christ, we must make up our minds- in or out--1. Can we accept that Jesus needed to suffer- -v.31-33--2. Can we accept that we must we suffer- -v.34-37--3. Is it worth it- -v.38-ch.9v.1--Applying- Since the cross is inescapable, how must we think--Why must Jesus go to the cross- 1 Cor. 1-18, Heb. 12-2-What is the will of God for each believer- Rom. 12-1-2-What is the believer's life all about- Phil. 1-21, Gal.6-14

    Hechos Ecuador
    Fiscalización recibió testimonios de exjueces nacionales y del Fiscal General Subrogante

    Hechos Ecuador

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 3:23


    La Comisión de Fiscalziación y Control Político este viernes, 5 de enero, continuó con la recepción de testimonios, en el proceso de sustanciación de la solicitud de juicio político en contra de María del Carmen Maldonado, Fausto Murillo, Ruth Barreno y José Morillo, expresidenta y vocales del Consejo de la Judicatura (CJ), por incumplimiento de funciones, auspiciada por la legisladora Viviana Veloz. En la segunda jornada, comparecieron los exjueces de la Corte Nacional de Justicia Beatriz Sánchez y Diego Velasteguí Enríquez, así como Wilson Toainga, fiscal General subrogante y el fiscal Carlos Eduardo Pérez. Beatriz Sánchez detalló el proceso seguido para la evaluación de los jueces y conjueces de la Corte Nacional de Justicia, el cual no contó con los requisitos constitucionales ni legales pertinentes. Es más, dijo, en la mal llamada evaluación se aplicaron parámetros subjetivos para valorar la actuación de los jueces, inclusive con un control de los fallos que se emitieron en un período determinado. A criterio de la exservidora judicial, el proceso fue eminentemente político y tuvo como objetivo separar a quienes eran incómodos para los vocales del Consejo de la Judicatura de la época. De su lado, Diego Velasteguí consideró que lo actuado por el CJ fue absolutamente inconstitucional e ilegal, atropelló varios derechos de los jueces, entre ellos el derecho a la seguridad jurídica, el derecho a la defensa, el derecho a a estabilidad y el principio de inamovilidad, porque se trata de funcionarios nombrados para un período fijo. Velasteguí destacó que durante su carrera judicial jamás recibió ni si quiera una amonestación, pues su trabajo estuvo apegado a derecho, como corresponde. Pero, lamentablemente, fueron sometidos a una evaluación encabezada por personas que jamás han ejercido como jueces y que en su apreciación cofundieron el rol del juez con el de un abogado litigante. Mientras, Wilson Toainga, fiscal subrogante, explicó su trayectoria hasta ser desognado en el cargo que ostenta actualmente, como parte de la carrera fiscal. Aclaró que el nombramiento de fiscales provinciales y agentes fiscales no es atribución de esta institución, sino del Consejo de la Judicatura. En tal virtud, la Fiscalía ha solicitado se realicen los concursos para fiscales a nivel nacional, con el fin de atender las demandas de la ciudadanía, pero no está en sus manos la decisión de cuándo y cómo hacerlo. Igualmente, el fiscal Carlos Eduardo Pérez consideró que sí hubo incumplimiento de funciones de la expresidenta y los vocales del Consejo de la Judicatura ya que, en su caso, no atendieron con diligencia varios reqierimientos para viabilizar su nombramiento como fiscal, pedidos que provinen desde 2019. Lo curioso es que, dijo, no se dio paso a su nombramiento, tuvo que pedir se el nombre para la fiscalía de la provincia de Galápagos y se nombra para Gauayas a Iván Valdiviezo, quien no pertenecía a esa jurisdicción, caundo el único elegible era el abogado Carlos Pérez. Para este sábado, 6 de agosto, a las 14h00, está prevista la comparecencia deJavier Cordero, Lauro De La Cadena, Jaime enríquez, Rafael Fernández, Diego Gordillo, Mónica Heredia y José Layedra, exconjueces temporales de la Corte Nacional de Justicia. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hechosecuador/message

    Abounding Grace Church
    Gospel Truth

    Abounding Grace Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 44:00


    Call to Worship - Psalm 32-1-2,10-11--Scripture Reading - Revelation 20-11-21-5--Sermon - Gospel Truths - Romans 5-1-3--Past event ---Present state---1- --2- --Certain future ---Ongoing attitude --- ---What does it mean to be justified- How can sinners like us be justified by a holy God----How do these verses teach that our salvation is secure----What effects should the Gospel have on our daily lives---Other passages to consider- Isa 53-3-6- Rom 3-21-26- 5-1-11- 8-1,18- Gal 3-10-14- Phil 3-20- Jam 1-2-4- 1 Pet 1-7- 3-18- Rev 21-1-5.

    Providence Presbyterian Church
    The Joy of the Lord

    Providence Presbyterian Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 31:00


    Rev. Jesse Pirschel preaches the sermon -The Joy of the Lord- from Gal 5-22. From the August 7th, 2022 Divine Worship Service. To access a full catalog of sermons from Providence Presbyterian Church, visit providencetemecula.com.

    FBC Carson
    The Curse of Works and the Gift of Faith

    FBC Carson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 46:49


    Abendgebet
    Abendgebet - 8. August 2022

    Abendgebet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 2:29


    Sommerzeit ist Erntezeit. Aber wie sieht es mit den Früchten meines Lebens aus? Pater Philipp lädt ein, gemeinsam mit dem Apostel Paulus zurückzuschauen (Gal 5,22).

    Amour, Sexe & Voyage
    Amour, Sexe & Voyage #52.

    Amour, Sexe & Voyage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 51:35


    Dans cet épisode c'est avec Anita, 31 ans, que j'ai eu le plaisir d'échanger. Anita rencontre un homme en 2018 sur les app de rencontre. Leur relation s'installe et les deux amoureux prévoient ensemble un tour du monde. Le départ s'organise, puis est décalé de par la crise sanitaire. C'est finalement en Mai 2021 qu'arrive enfin le jour du grand départ ! Après une escale en Espagne, le couple attérit au Costa Rica, pays dans lequel leur grande aventure commence ! Anita nous retrace ses moments marquants, entre randonnées en altitude au Pérou, la découverte de l'Amazonie en Bolivie, la visite du plus grand désert salé du monde le jour de ses 30 ans, la beauté des couleurs de la Colombie. Mais aussi, elle nous parle... de son émerveillement en Equateur au sein d'un refuge pour singes, de la découverte incroyable de l'île Galápagos et de sa joie de se retrouver dans la foule lors d'un événement au Mexique en pleine pandémie. Mais pas que. De par quelques tensions dans le couple, les deux amoureux décident de prendre leurs distances, de se séparer momentanément afin de visiter chacun de leur côté le Guatemala... Mais alors, comment se passera la suite de leur voyage ? Belle écoute. ----- Retrouvez Anita sur instagram @labinocle_envoyage ----- N'hésite pas à parler du podcast autour de toi et/ou à t'abonner à la page Instagram du Podcast : @amoursexevoyage_podcast ✨ Si tu apprécies ce Podcast et que tu m'écoutes sur Apple Podcast ou Spotify, n'oublie pas d'y mettre 5 étoiles et un commentaire ! Tu peux aussi le partager autour de toi ! Cela participera grandement au développement de l'émission ✨

    First Baptist Church, Westcliffe, Colorado

    Pastor Glenn explains the role of a Deacon, who is a servant of the Church. Acts 6:1-7; 1Tim. 3:8-13; Gal. 5:22

    Lehman Ave Church of Christ
    ”Embracing the Truth About God's Grace” by Hiram Kemp

    Lehman Ave Church of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 33:46


    August 7, 2022 - Sunday AM Sermon "Embracing the Truth About God's Grace" - 1 Peter 5:12 Hiram Kemp Introduction: 1. The word ________ appears more than __________ times in the Bible. 2. The ________ of __________ is both an _______ and _________  Testament idea. 3. The _________ of ________ is the ____________ of God ___________ to  ____________ at _____________ expense. 4. In 1 Peter 5:12, Peter mentions the ________ grace of ____________. I. ___________ is for _____________ (Titus 2:11) II. __________ brings ___________ (Titus 2:12-14) III. _________ can be ___________ (Jude 4) IV. We can _________ from ________ (Gal. 5:4) V. We are ____________ by __________ (Eph. 2:5, 2:8-9) Conclusion: 1. Jesus is the _________ of ___________ grace. 2. We need to ________ the _________ of ___________ ______________.   Duration 33:46

    Robertson Reformed Community Church
    Eternal Life Part Two

    Robertson Reformed Community Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 32:50


    SERMON OUTLINE (07/08/22) Eternal Life: 1 John 5: 13-21 1. The Introduction: Are we sure we have eternal life? 1.1 Big Idea: Here are two things in 1 John ch5 vv13-21 for us to know; to know for sure we have eternal life (13-21) 2. The first thing is: God hears our prayers (13-17) 3. The second thing is: Jesus protects us from sin (18-21) 4. Conclusion: the exhortation: These two things in 1 John 5 13-21 for us to know; to know for sure we have eternal – are we sure we have eternal life (13-21) Reflection: Are you sure you know that you have eternal life? Do you know that if you have eternal life God hears your prayers? Do you know that if you have eternal life Jesus protects you? (1 Kings. 3: 5-12; Jer. 11: 14; 14: 11; Matt. 6: 9-13; 7: 1; 26: 39; Lk. 22: 31-32; Jn. 1: 29; 10: 27-29; 17: 3; 20: 31; Rom. 6: 23; 8: 39; 12: 1; 1 Cor. 10: 13; 2 Cor. 12: 7-9; Gal. 2: 20; Eph. 2: 8-9; Phil. 4: 13; 1 Tim. 2: 5; Heb. 4: 16; 6: 4-6; Jas. 1: 6; 1 Jn. 3: 7-10; 4: 2-3; 5: 13-21)

    Bridgeman Baptist Community Church
    How Can We Have Faith?

    Bridgeman Baptist Community Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 39:02


    Date: 07.08.2022Pastor Tamara Courtice shares the message from our series based on the first four topics of the Alpha Course with "How Can We Have Faith?"Have you faced the "Why" stages? What is religion? What is faith? It is grounded in reason and evidence. Thomas had a theory and tested it. What was his result? Faith is completed by action. Will you open the door, from the inside? Then what will you do? Passages: Heb 11: 1, John 20: 24-29, Matt 7: 7-8, Heb 1: 1-4, 29-49, Rom 3: 23-25, Gal 2: 16, Rev 3: 20Please send prayer requests to prayer@bridgeman.org.au or on our website: https://www.bridgeman.org.au/prayer/To contact Bridgeman Baptist Community Church please email hello@bridgeman.org.auIf you would like to give at Bridgeman Baptist Community Church please go to https://www.bridgeman.org.au/giving/

    Imigrantes
    EP25-Fernanda Diniz: Escritora mineira morando em Pontevedra, na Espanha.n

    Imigrantes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 91:18


    A conversa de hoje foi com a mineira Fernanda Diniz. Ela é escritora, jornalista e professora de formação. Também sócia de uma empresa que oferece mentoria em escrita, clube do livro, promove escritas coletivas dentre outros produtos e serviços; o club escreva. A Fernanda nos conta como foi se reinventar profissionalmente depois da mudança de continente para acompanhar o marido numa empreitada profissional. Ela já morou na Suíça, Alemanha e atualmente está na região de Galícia, na Espanha. Para encontrar a Fernanda no instagram: @fernandadinizescritora e o Clube escreva @club.escreva Episódio novo toda primeira e terceira quinta-feira do mês.  Apresentação e produção: Ana Freccia e Liliana Carneiro Edição: Liliana Carneiro Instagram: @imigrantespodcast  E-mail:imigrantespodcast@gmail.com Música: Funk Game Loop- Kevin MacLeod 

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 10 - Satan's World System

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 49:01


    Satan's World System      As we discussed previously, Satan is permitted, for a time, to rule over the majority in this world. Three times Jesus referred to Satan as “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). Other passages of Scripture call Satan “the god of this world” (2 Cor 4:4), and “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:2), informing us “that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). Satan rules as a tyrant who has “weakened the nations” (Isa 14:12), and currently “deceives the whole world” (Rev 12:9). He personally attacked Adam and Eve (Gen 3:1-7), Job (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-13), David, (1 Chr 21:1), Joshua the high priest (Zec 3:1-2), Jesus (Matt 4:1-11), Judas (John 13:27), and Peter (Luke 22:31-32). He continues to attack God's people today (1 Pet 5:8), practices deception (2 Cor 11:13-15), and has well developed strategies of warfare (Eph 6:10-12). Furthermore, humanity is living in an “evil age” (Gal 1:4), under “the dominion of Satan” (Acts 26:18), whose sphere of influence is called “the domain of darkness” (Col 1:13). Though Satan has attacked some people directly, he mainly operates as commander of an unseen realm of demons, through a worldwide system of philosophies and values he's created, through unbelievers whom he energizes to do his will, and through the sinful inclinations of our fallen nature. These all help advance his agenda in which he attacks God and His people. Paul, when writing to Christians in Ephesus, discusses the reality of these things. Paul said: "And you [Gentile Christians, before salvation; see Eph 2:4-9] were dead [νεκρός nekros – dead, corpse; i.e., separated from God] in your trespasses and sins [i.e., acts of disobedience against God], 2 in which you formerly walked [περιπατέω peripateo – to walk, conduct oneself, behave] according to the course of this world [κόσμος kosmos - world, system], according to the prince of the power of the air [Satan – the commander of an unseen realm], of the spirit that is now working [ἐνεργέω energeo – to work, energize, empower] in the sons of disobedience [i.e., sons characterized by their disobedience to God]. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh [σάρξ sarx – flesh, body, i.e., sin nature], indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind [even their reasoning processes were corrupt], and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest." (Eph 2:1-3)      The Bible recognizes Satan's world-system and warns us not to love it. John writes and tells the Christian, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world” (1 John 2:15-16). We live in a fallen world, and John's command is intended to warn us of real danger. First, John opens with the negative particle Μὴ Me, which is followed by the Geek verb ἀγαπάω agapao, which is in the imperative mood—the mood of command. The word ἀγαπάω agapao denotes desire or commitment to something or someone. David L. Allen comments on love: "In its essence love is two things: a desire for something and a commitment to something … Whatever it is you desire and whatever you're committed to, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love football, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love hunting or fishing, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love your spouse, you desire to spend time with her and you are committed to her. Love is more than an emotional feeling. Love requires a commitment of time and resources."[1]      John then gives the object we are not to desire or be committed to, namely, the world (τὸν κόσμον). The Greek word κόσμος kosmos is used in Scripture to refer to: 1) the physical planet (Matt 13:35; Acts 17:24), 2) people who live in the world (John 3:16), and 3) the hostile system created and controlled by Satan that he uses to lure people away from God (1 John 2:15-16). It is this third meaning that John has in mind. Hence, the word κόσμος kosmos refers to “that which is hostile to God…lost in sin, wholly at odds with anything divine, ruined and depraved.”[2] Concerning, the word κόσμος kosmos, David L. Allen writes: "Sometimes the word “world” is used to refer to the organized evil system with its principles and its practices, all under the authority of Satan, which includes all teachings, ideas, culture, attitudes, activities, etc., that are opposed to God. A fixation on the material over the spiritual, promotion of self over others, pleasure over principle—these are just a few descriptors of the world system John is talking about. The word “world” here means everything that opposes Christ and his work on earth. Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world” (John 14:30; 16:11), and Paul called him “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). In Luke 16:8 Jesus referred to all unsaved people as “the sons of this world.”[3]      Satan's world-system consists of those philosophies and values that perpetually influence humanity to think and behave contrary to God and His Word. This operating apart from God is first and foremost a way of thinking that is antithetical to God, a way of thinking motivated by a desire to be free from God and the authority of Scripture, a freedom most will accept, even though it is accompanied by all sorts of inconsistencies and absurdities. Lewis Chafer writes: "The kosmos is a vast order or system that Satan has promoted which conforms to his ideals, aims, and methods. It is civilization now functioning apart from God-a civilization in which none of its promoters really expect God to share; who assign to God no consideration in respect to their projects, nor do they ascribe any causality to Him. This system embraces its godless governments, conflicts, armaments, jealousies; its education, culture, religions of morality, and pride. It is that sphere in which man lives. It is what he sees, what he employs. To the uncounted multitude it is all they ever know so long as they live on this earth. It is properly styled “The Satanic System” which phrase is in many instances a justified interpretation of the so-meaningful word, kosmos."[4]      Many people who live in Satan's world-system exclude God and Scripture from their daily conversations. This is true in news, politics, academic communities, work and home life. God is nowhere in their thoughts, and therefore, nowhere in their discussions (Psa 10:4; 14:1). These are the agnostics and atheists. But there are others in Satan's world-system who are very religious, and these are the worst kind of people, because they claim to represent God, when in fact they don't. In the Bible, there were many religious people who spoke in the name of the Lord (Jer 14:14; 23:16-32; Matt 7:15; Acts 13:6; Rev 2:20), claiming to represent Him, even performing miracles (Deut 13:1-4; Matt 24:24; 2 Th 2:8-9; Rev 13:13). The Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes where this way, and they said of themselves, “we have one Father: God” (John 8:41b). But Jesus saw them for what they really were and said, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father” (John 8:44a). The religious—like Satan—are blinded by their pride. Humility must come before they will accept God's gospel of grace, and it does no good to argue with them (2 Tim 2:24-26). These false representatives loved to talk about God, read their Bibles, pray, fast, give of their resources, and spent much of their time in fellowship with other religious persons. Theirs is a works-system of salvation, which feeds their pride; giving them a sense of control over their circumstances and others.[5] These false organizations and their teachers appear as godly and righteous, but Paul described them as “false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ” (2 Cor 11:13). Though very religious, these are in line with Satan, who operates on corrupt reasoning and is a deceiver. Paul goes on to say, “No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds” (2 Cor 11:14-15).      The contrast between the growing Christian and the worldly person is stark, as their thoughts and words take them in completely different directions. The growing believer thinks about God and His Word all the time, as “his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night” (Psa 1:2). The word law translates the Hebrew word תּוֹרָה torah, which means law, direction, or instruction. Navigating the highways of this world can be tricky, and the believer needs the direction or instruction God's Word provides. It is our divine roadmap for staying on God's path and getting to the destination He intends.      At the core of Satan's world-system is a directive for mankind to function apart from God, and when obeyed, people produce all forms of evil, both moral and immoral. We should understand that Satan's system is a buffet that offers something for everyone who rejects God, whether that person is moral or immoral, religious or irreligious, educated or simple, rich or poor. Satan is careful to make sure there's even something for the Christian in his world-system, which is why the Bible repeatedly warns the believer not to love the world or the things in the world. We are to be set apart (Col 2:8; Jam 1:27; 4:4; 1 John 2:15-16). Lightner states, “The world is the Christian's enemy because it represents an anti-God system, a philosophy that is diametrically opposed to the will and plan of God. It is a system headed by the devil and therefore at odds with God (2 Cor 4:4).…It is in this wicked world we must rear our families and earn our livelihoods. We are in it, yet are not to be a part of it.”[6] It is important to understand that we cannot change Satan or his evil program; however, we must be on guard, for it can and will change us if we're not careful to learn and live God's Word.      At the moment of salvation, God the Father “rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Col 1:13), and “our citizenship is in heaven” (Phil 3:20). This transference is permanent and cannot be undone. Once this happens, we are hated by those who remain in Satan's kingdom of darkness. For this reason, Jesus said to His disciples, “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you” (John 15:18-19; cf. John 16:33; 1 John 3:13). Love and hate in this context should be understood as accept or reject, which can be mild or severe in expression. When praying to the Father, Jesus said, “they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14b), and went on to say, “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15). It is not God's will that we be immediately removed from this world at the moment of salvation, but left here to serve as His representatives to the lost, that we “may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet 2:9). We are not to participate in worldly affairs that exclude God, but are to “walk as children of Light” (Eph 5:8), manifesting the fruit of the Light “in all goodness and righteousness and truth, trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord” (Eph 5:9-10), and we are told, “do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them” (Eph 5:11).      The growing Christian faces real struggles as Satan's world system seeks to press him into its mold, demanding conformity, and persecuting him when he does not bend to its values. The world-system not only has human support, but is backed by demonic forces that operate in collaboration with Satan. Scripture tells us “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12). The battlefront is more than what is seen with the human eye and is driven by unseen spiritual forces. As Christians living in the world, we are to be careful not to be taken “captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Col 2:8). Realizing the battleground is the mind, we are to think biblically in everything, which is our only safeguard against the enemy (2 Cor 10:3-5).      As Christians we face situations every day in which we are pressured to compromise God's Word. We face difficulties at work, school, home, or other places, in which we are confronted by worldly-minded persons, both saved and unsaved, who demand and pressure us to abandon our biblical values. There is room for personal compromise where Scripture is silent on a matter; however, where Scripture speaks with absolute authority, there we must never compromise! Wiersbe states, “The world, or world-system, puts pressure on each person to try to get him to conform (Rom 12:2). Jesus Christ was not ‘of this world' and neither are His people (John 8:23; 17:14). But the unsaved person, either consciously or unconsciously, is controlled by the values and attitudes of this world.”[7]      By promoting the gospel and biblical teaching, the church disrupts Satan's domain of darkness by calling out of it a people for God. By learning God's Word, Christians can identify worldly conversations and activities and either avoid them or seek to redirect them by interjecting biblical truth, which should never be done in hostility. When sharing God's Word with others it's proper to know that not everyone wants to hear God's truth, and even though we may not agree with them, their personal choices should be respected (Matt 10:14; Acts 13:50-51). We should never try to force the gospel or Bible teaching on anyone, but be willing to share when opportunity presents itself. At times this will bring peace, and other times cause disruption and may even offend. In this interaction, the growing Christian must be careful not to fall into the exclusion trap, in which the worldly person (whether saved or lost) controls the content of every conversation, demanding the Christian only talk about worldly issues, as Scripture threatens his pagan presuppositions. Having the biblical worldview, the Christian should insert himself into daily conversations with others, and in so doing, be a light in a dark place. He should always be respectful, conversational, and never have a fist-in-your-face attitude, as arrogance never helps advance biblical truth (2 Tim 2:24-26). The worldly-minded person may not want to hear what the Christian has to say, but he should never be under the false impression that he has the right to quiet the Christian and thereby exclude him from the conversation.      As we grow spiritually and walk with God, learning and living His Word (2 Tim 2:15; 3:16-17), we stand in opposition to Satan's world-system and sow the seeds of spiritual insurrection in the lives of those who live and walk in his kingdom of darkness. We disrupt Satan's kingdom when we share the gospel, “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3-4). When anyone places their faith in Christ, trusting solely in Him as Savior, they are forgiven all their sins (Eph 1:7), gifted with eternal life (John 3:16; 10:28), and the righteousness of God (Rom 4:1-5; 5:17; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9). They are rescued from Satan's enslaving power, as God rescues them from the “domain of darkness” and transfers them into “the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Col 1:13). The gospel is the only way a person can be delivered from spiritual slavery; “for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16). Once saved, we seek to influence the thoughts and lives of other Christians through fellowship (Heb 10:23-25), prayer (Jam 5:16), edification (Eph 4:29), encouragement (1 Th 5:11), love (1 Th 4:9; cf. Eph 4:14-15), and words of grace (Col 4:6).   [1] David L. Allen, 1–3 John: Fellowship in God's Family, ed. R. Kent Hughes, Preaching the Word (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 96–97. [2] Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, p. 562. [3] David L. Allen, 1–3 John: Fellowship in God's Family, 96. [4] Lewis S. Chafer, “Angelology Part 4” Bibliotheca Sacra 99 (1942): 282-283. [5] There are many church denominations today that call themselves “Christian”, but who come with a false gospel in which human works are added as a requirement for salvation (i.e., Catholics, Methodists, Church of Christ, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.). [6] Robert P. Lightner, Handbook of Evangelical Theology, p. 206. [7] Warren Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament, Vol. 2, p. 18.

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 9 - Satan as The Ruler of This World

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 57:55


    Satan as the Ruler of this World      Many think of Satan as the counterpart of God; but this is wrong. God is the Creator, whereas Satan is merely a creature. God is infinitely and eternally good, whereas Satan was created good, but then turned away in rebellion, leading others to follow, both angels and people. Satan is not the counterpart of God; rather, he is the counterpart of those angels who maintained their allegiance to God. To understand this is to contrast Satan with good angels where, as a creature, he properly belongs.      The Bible reveals Satan was originally created a holy angel of the class of cherubim; however, because of pride (Ezek 28:11-18), he rebelled against God (Isa 14:12-14), and convinced many angels to follow him (Rev 12:4, 7). The name Satan is derived from the Hebrew שָׂטָן Satan which means “adversary, opponent, accuser, opposing party…[or] the one who hinders a purpose”[1] The Greek Σατανᾶς Satanas carries the same meaning and is used “in a very special sense of the enemy of God and all of those who belong to God.”[2] Other names for Satan include the shining one, or Lucifer (Isa 14:12), the evil one (1 John 5:19), the tempter (1 Th 3:5), the devil (Matt 4:1), the god of this world (2 Cor 4:4), the accuser of the brethren (Rev 12:10), the prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2), the serpent (Rev 12:9), and the great red dragon (Rev 12:3). Further, Satan is a murderer and liar (John 8:44), is compared to a lion that prowls about, looking for someone to devour (1 Pet 5:8), and one who disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14).      Lucifer became Satan at the time of his rebellion when he declared, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”  (Isa 14:13-14). J. Dwight Pentecost states, “The desire of Satan was to move in and occupy the throne of God, exercise absolute independent authority over the angelic creation, bring the earth and all the universe under his authority, cover himself with the glory that belongs to God alone, and then be responsible to no one but himself.”[3] Satan seeks to operate independently of God's plan for him, and he leads others, both saved and unsaved, to do the same. Lucifer introduced sin and death to the first humans when he convinced them to turn from God and eat the forbidden fruit (Gen 2:16-17; 3:1-7). At the time of the fall, Adam handed his kingdom over to Satan, who has been ruling this world since (Luke 4:5-6; Rev 11:15).      Satan is permitted, for a time, to rule over the majority in this world. When Jesus began His public ministry, He faced a series of tests from Satan, one of which was an offer to receive the kingdoms of the world without going to the cross. Satan told Jesus, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish” (Luke 4:6). Satan took possession of “this domain and its glory” by God's permission and man's sin, presumably, when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and follow Satan (Gen 3:1-8). Satan said to Jesus, “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours” (Luke 4:7). Satan's offer had to be true in order for the temptation to be real. At some time in the future, Satan will share his authority with the Antichrist, because he advances his agenda (Rev 13:1-2). Three times Jesus referred to Satan as “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). Other passages of Scripture call Satan “the god of this world” (2 Cor 4:4), and “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:2), informing us “that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). Satan rules as a tyrant who has “weakened the nations” (Isa 14:12), and currently “deceives the whole world” (Rev 12:9). He personally attacked Adam and Eve (Gen 3:1-7), Job (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-13), David, (1 Chr 21:1), Joshua the high priest (Zec 3:1-2), Jesus (Matt 4:1-11), Judas (John 13:27), and Peter (Luke 22:31-32). He continues to attack God's people today (1 Pet 5:8), practices deception (2 Cor 11:13-15), and has well developed strategies of warfare (Eph 6:10-12). Furthermore, humanity is living in an “evil age” (Gal 1:4), under “the dominion of Satan” (Acts 26:18), whose sphere of influence is called “the domain of darkness” (Col 1:13).      As Christians, we have victory in Christ. At the moment we trusted Christ as Savior, God “rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col 1:13-14). As Christians, we have been gifted with God's own righteousness (Rom 5:17; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9), and will never face condemnation (Rom 8:1). Furthermore, God “has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Eph 1:3), and called us to serve as “ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor 5:20), sharing the gospel message with others.      God the Father has promised to give Jesus the kingdoms of this world, saying, “I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession” (Psa 2:8; cf. Isa 2:1-5; Dan 2:44; 7:14). This will occur after the seven-year Tribulation; at which time it will be said, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever” (Rev 11:15; cf. 20:1-3). Satan was judged at the cross (John 12:31; 16:11; Col 2:14-15), and awaits future punishment. His judgment is very near when he is cast out of heaven during the Tribulation (Rev 12:7-12); at which time his wrath is greatest against Israel. After the return of Christ (Rev 19:11-16) and the establishment of His kingdom (Rev 20:1-6), Satan will be confined to the abyss for a thousand years (Rev 20:1-3). Afterwards, he is released for a brief time and will again deceive the nations and lead a rebellion against God (Rev 20:7-8), but will be quickly defeated (Rev 20:9), and cast into the Lake of Fire, where he will remain, with his demons and all unbelievers forever (Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10-15).   [1] Ludwig Koehler et al., The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994–2000), 1317. [2] William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 916. [3] J. Dwight Pentecost, Your Adversary the Devil (Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan Publishing, 1969), 25-26.

    Galères d'humoristes
    Galères d'Humoristes - Épisode 289: Vivien Poyet

    Galères d'humoristes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 23:01


    Ça parle du plateau de Vivien (le Beaujolais Comedy), d'Aix-en-Provence, d'Emmanuel Chiona alias Shamann, de Clermont-Ferrand, de l'émission La France A Un Incroyable Talent, de vannes sur le Nord pour taquiner, d'une spectatrice mécontente bourrée, de la fois où je me suis viandé sur scène, de Galères de Péteux, de bonus, de plein air, d'enfants-enceintes, de couacs techniques, de notre seul Zénith, de retrouvailles après le covid, d'une tentative de couper le spectacle, d'un retournement de veste, de pizzas expéditives, de garder le cap malgré le bruit, de stigmatisation, du véritable sens de l'humour communautaire, de la RSE, d'un témoignage très touchant, de mon sketch de la fête foraine, de Samia Orosemane, et de ne jamais annuler...Retrouvez Vivien Poyet :⚫Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/VivHumoriste/⚫Instagramhttps://instagram.com/vivien_poyet⚫YouTubehttps://youtube.com/channel/UCMNVVk6rdwr9PIbHcJMxlfA⚫TikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@vivienpoyetEt bien sûr vous pouvez également me retrouver sur les réseaux sociaux:⚫Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/SofianeHumoriste⚫Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sofiane_ettai⚫Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SofianeETTAI⚫YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZmnGo-1bsiK8t2CptHn1g⚫TikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMe12uJ1G/ Voir Acast.com/privacy pour les informations sur la vie privée et l'opt-out.

    Amigos TIC
    Amigos TIC: Apropiación digital: La transformación tecnológica en las organizaciones.

    Amigos TIC

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022


    La transformación a través de la apropiación digitalHoy en día la transformación digital ha ocupado un puesto muy importante en las organizaciones. Es considerada como la integración de tecnología digital en todas las áreas de una empresa, esto le añade un valor agregado para el cliente, además mejora todos los procesos, haciendo que se lleven a cabo con mayor eficiencia. Un término que va de la mano con la transformación digital es la apropiación digital, ¿pero qué significa?: Es la capacidad para diseñar y usar herramientas tecnológicas, adoptando una cultura o mentalidad digital, esto permite entregarle al cliente una experiencia completa y así satisfacer sus necesidades. Los Amigos TIC, conversan con Jorge Retrepo; especialista en Finanzas y Gestión de Proyectos de la Universidad de Antioquia, phD en Creación de Diseño interactivo y Comunicación Digital. A lo largo de su vida se ha dedicado a estudiar de fondo la transformación a través de la apropiación digital.Quédate y disfruta de un nuevo episodio de Amigos TIC. Aprenderás de tecnología, innovación y emprendimiento. 00:00    Apropiación digital: La transformación tecnológica en las organizaciones03:18     Jorge Restrepo, phD y Fundador HYPERCUBUS.co - Co-Founder de AteliED05:27     Humanizando la transformación atreves de la apropiación digital07:52     ¿Qué es apropiación digital para Jole?09:47     Diferencias entre: Transformación digital, gestión del cambio y apropiación digital.11:58      Transformación digital vs recursos humanos14:10      Tips: Transformación cultural en la tecnología.19:24      Los procesos de diseño arrancan con la empatía.20:42     Ojo al dato, de Jole... pero con Santiago Pinzón Galán.

    Historia de Aragón
    Galáctica: esto no ha hecho nada más que empezar

    Historia de Aragón

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 23:31


    Más de 2.200 personas han visitado Galáctica, en Teruel, durante el mes de julio. El Centro de Difusión y Práctica de la Astronomía situado en Arcos de las Salinas abría sus puertas al público precisamente el pasado mes. En agosto se han programado nuevas actividades, como la observación de la lluvia de perseidas. Maribel Aguilar, coordinadora de Galáctica, y Alejandro Vera, guía astronómico, explican cómo ha sido la apertura de este gran centro de la divulgación y la experimentación astronómica, y cuentan qué sensaciones ha suscitado en el público.

    Denník N Podcasty
    Oči dokorán pre Zuckermandel v Bratislave

    Denník N Podcasty

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 26:13


      Témou najnovšieho vydania podcastu o vizuálnom umení je maľba Zuckermandel v Bratislave. O diele Karola Frecha, ktoré namaľoval v období medzi dvomi svetovými vojnami, rozpráva historička umenia a kurátorka Patrícia Ballxová z Galérie mesta Bratislavy.

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 8 - The Despair of Atheism And The Hope of Christianity

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 57:35


    The Despair of Atheism And the Hope of Christianity      As we grow and develop mentally, we develop a worldview, which is a biased perspective on life. A worldview is a mental framework of beliefs that guide our understanding of what is. It's the assumptions we employ to help us make sense of the world, ourselves and our experiences. Early in life—when our perception of the world is being shaped—we are influenced by the worldviews of family, friends, and surrounding culture. As we grow older, we are confronted with different and opposing worldviews via religious and educational institutions, literature, movies, music and art. At some point in our development—it's different for each person—we choose what we believe and why. Our worldview is important because it's the basis for our values which influence our relationships, money habits, social and political decisions, and everything we say and do. At its core, there are basically two worldviews a person can have. Either one is a theist or an atheist. Choices have consequences, and the worldview we adopt has far reaching ramifications. The biblical worldview offers value, purpose, and hope. The atheistic worldview—when followed to its logical conclusion—leads to a meaningless and purposeless life that eventuates in despair.      The atheist's worldview denies the existence of God and believes the universe and earth happened by a chance explosion billions of years ago. Rather than intelligent design, he believes in unintelligent chaos, that the earth, with all its complexity of life, is merely the product of accidental evolutionary processes over millions of years. His worldview believes everything is merely the product of matter, motion, time and chance; that we are the accidental collection of molecules; that we are nothing more than evolving bags of protoplasm who happen to be able to think, feel, and act. The conclusion is that we came from nothing significant, that we are nothing significant, and we go to nothing significant. Ultimately, there's no reason for us to exist, and no given purpose to assign meaning to our lives. We are a zero. Some have thought through the logical implications of their atheism and understand this well. Mark Twain wrote: "A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other. Age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; shames and humiliations bring down their prides and their vanities. Those they love are taken from them and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. The burden of pain, care, misery, grows heavier year by year. At length ambition is dead; pride is dead; vanity is dead; longing for release is in their place. It comes at last – the only unpoisoned gift ever had for them – and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence; where they achieved nothing; where they were a mistake and a failure and a foolishness; where they have left no sign that they have existed – a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever. Then another myriad takes their place and copies all they did and goes along the same profitless road and vanishes as they vanished – to make room for another and another and a million other myriads to follow the same arid path through the same desert and accomplish what the first myriad and all the myriads that came after it accomplished - nothing!"[1] And Bertrand Russell wrote: "Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hope and fears, his loves and beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labors of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruin – all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy that rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul's habitation henceforth be safely built [bold added for emphasis]."[2]      No God means we live in a purely materialistic universe. Logically, materialism leads to nihilism which teaches that life is meaningless. If there is no God, then each of us are nothing more than the accidental collection of molecules. All our thoughts, desires, passions and actions can be reduced to electrochemical impulses in the brain and body. We are nothing more than a biochemical machine in an accidental universe, and when we die, our biological life is consumed by the material universe from which we came. But this leaves us in a bad place, for we instinctively search for meaning and purpose, to understand the value of our lives and actions. This tension leads to a sense of anxiety, what the German philosopher, Martin Heidegger, called angst. Angst and fear are different, for fear has a direct object, whereas angst is that innate and unending sense of anxiety or dread one lives with and cannot shake. The French Existentialist philosopher Jean Paul Sartre understood this worldview and the despair connected with it. Sartre proposed that individual purpose could be obtained by the exercise our wills, as we choose to act, even if the act is absurd. Francis Schaeffer wrote: "[Sartre] held that in the area of reason everything is absurd, but nonetheless a person can authenticate himself by an act of the will; everyone should abandon the pose of spectator and act in a purposeless world. But because, as Sartre saw it, reason is separated from this authenticating, the will can act in any direction. On the basis of his teaching, you could authenticate yourself either by helping a poor old lady along the road at night or by speeding up your auto and running her down. Reason is not involved, and nothing can show you the direction which your will should take."[3]      I would argue that most atheists really don't want to talk about the logical conclusion of their position, and choose to go about their daily lives ignoring the issue altogether, as it's too painful to consider. This is why Sartre abandoned reason and advocated that we seek for meaning in the choices we make, even if those choices are irrational. Aldous Huxley proposed using psychedelic drugs with the idea that one might be able to find truth and meaning inside his own head. Schaeffer states, “He held this view up to the time of his death. He made his wife promise to give him LSD when he was ready to die so that he would die in the midst of a trip. All that was left for Aldous Huxley and those who followed him was truth inside a person's own head.”[4]      But there is another implication to an atheistic worldview, and that's in the area of morals. If there is no God, then there is no moral Lawgiver outside of mankind, and no moral absolutes by which to declare anything ethically right or wrong. There is only subjective opinion, which fluctuates from person to person and group to group. We're left to conclude that if there are no moral absolutes, then what is, is right, and the conversation is over. Morality becomes a matter of what the majority wants, or what an elite, or individual, can impose on others. Francis Schaeffer wrote:  "If there is no absolute moral standard, then one cannot say in a final sense that anything is right or wrong. By absolute we mean that which always applies, that which provides a final or ultimate standard. There must be an absolute if there are to be morals, and there must be an absolute if there are to be real values. If there is no absolute beyond man's ideas, then there is no final appeal to judge between individuals and groups whose moral judgments conflict. We are merely left with conflicting opinions."[5]      Ironically, when the atheist states “there is no truth”, he is making a truth claim. And when he says “there are no absolutes”, he is stating an absolute. Logically, he cannot escape truth and absolutes, without which, reasoning and discussion are impossible. The biblically minded Christian celebrates both truth and absolutes which derive from God Himself, in which He declares some things right and other things wrong (e.g., Ex 20:1-17), and this according to His righteousness (Psa 11:7).      The atheistic view regards mankind as merely a part of the animal kingdom. But if people are just another form of animal—a naked ape as someone once described—then there's really no reason to get upset if we behave like animals. A pack of wild lions in the Serengeti suffer no pangs of conscience when they gang up on a helpless baby deer and rip it to shreds in order to satisfy their hunger pains. They would certainly not be concerned if they drove a species to extinction; after all, it's survival of the fittest. Let the strong survive and the weak die off. Evolution could also logically lead to racism, which is implied in Charles Darwin's book, The Origin of Species, which original subtitle mentions the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Ironically, we teach evolution in public schools, telling children they are just another animal species, but then get upset when they act like animals toward each other. We can't have it both ways. We can't logically teach atheistic evolution and simultaneously advocate for morality. It's a non sequitur. If there are no moral absolutes, then one cannot describe as evil the behavior of Nazis who murdered millions of Jews in World War II. Neither can one speak against the murder of tens of millions of people under the materialistic communistic regimes of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, or Pol Pot.      It's interesting that people cry out for personal and social justice because they're naturally wired that way. But for the atheist, such inclinations are either a learned behavior based on arbitrary social norms, or a biological quirk that developed from accidental evolutionary processes. Again, we're left with no moral absolutes and no meaning for life. Naturally, for the thinking person, this leads to despair. For this reason, some seek pleasure in drugs, or alcohol, partying and/or sexual promiscuity in order to deaden the pain of an empty heart. Others might move into irrational areas of mysticism and the occult. The Burning Man events are a good example of this. The few honest atheists such as Twain, Russell and others accept their place of despair and seek to get along in this world as best they can. But they have no lasting hope for humanity. None whatsoever.      But the Christian worldview is different. The biblically minded Christian has an answer in the Bible which gives lasting meaning and hope; and this allows us to use our reasoning abilities as God intended. The Bible presents the reality of God (Gen 1:1; Ex 3:14; Rev 1:8), who has revealed Himself to all people (Psa 19:1-2). The apostle Paul argued this point when he wrote, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse” (Rom 1:20). This is called general revelation in which God reveals Himself through nature. God has also revealed Himself to the heart of every person, for “that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them” (Rom 1:19). John Calvin referred to this as the sensus divinitatis, which is an innate sense of divinity, an intuitive knowledge that God exists. Calvin wrote, “there exists in the human minds and indeed by natural instinct, some sense of Deity.”[6] He further states, “All men of sound judgment will therefore hold, that a sense of Deity is indelibly engraved on the human heart.”[7] Part of Calvin's argument is based on God's special revelation in Scripture. But part of his observation is also based on human experience. Calvin wrote, “there never has been, from the very first, any quarter of the globe, any city, any household even, without religion, [which] amounts to a tacit confession, that a sense of Deity is inscribed on every heart.”[8] The problem is not with God's clear revelation, but with the human heart which is negative to Him. For those possessed with negative volition have, as their habit, to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom 1:18). The problem lies in the sinful heart that suppresses that revelation from God in order to pursue one's sinful passions. The apostle Paul wrote: "For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures." (Rom 1:21-23)      However, God is a perfect gentleman and never forces Himself on anyone. People are free to choose whether to accept Him or not. But if they reject what light God gives of Himself, He is not obligated to give them further light, as they will only continue to reject it. Of those who are negative to God, three times it is written that He “gave them over” to “the lusts of their hearts” (Rom 1:24), and “to degrading passions” (Rom 1:26), and “to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” (Rom 1:28). Once God permits a person to operate by his sinful passions, he is given a measure of freedom to live as he wants, but not without consequence.      God does not render final judgment upon the rebellious right away. Rather, God extends to them a common grace, which refers to the undeserved kindness or goodness He extends to everyone, regardless of whether they are righteous or unrighteous, good or evil. God's common grace is seen in His provision of the necessities of life (i.e., sun, rain, air, food, water, clothing, etc.). This grace depends totally on God and not the attitude or actions of others. Jesus said of His Father, that “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matt 5:45). Paul affirmed this grace, saying, “In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways [in rebellion]; and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness” (Acts 14:16-17). Here, God's grace is most obvious, in that He provides the necessities of life and even blesses those who are unsaved and hostile toward Him. His love and open-handedness toward the undeserving springs completely out of the bounty of His own goodness. Part of the reason God is gracious and patient is that He “not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Pet 3:9). However, grace ends when the unbeliever dies, and if he has spent his life rejecting Christ as Savior, then afterward, he will stand before God's judgment seat, and if his name is “not found written in the book of life”, then he will be “thrown into the lake of fire” (Rev 20:15), where he will be for eternity. This final judgment is avoidable, if Jesus is accepted as one's Savior. The Bible reveals: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)      To the heart that is positive to God and turns to Christ as Savior, He has revealed Himself in special ways in His Son, Jesus Christ (Heb 1:1-3), and in Scripture (1 Th 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16-17). God's special revelation gives us insights into realities we could never know on our own, except that God has revealed them to us in His Word in propositional terms. As we read the Bible in a plain manner, we come to realize that God exists as a trinity (or triunity), as God the Father (Gal 1:1; Eph 6:23; Phil 2:11), God the Son (Isa 7:14; 9:6; John 1:1, 8:58; 20:28; Col 2:9; Heb 1:8), and God the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Cor 2:11-12; 2 Cor 13:14). And that all three persons of the trinity are co-equal, co-infinite, and co-eternal, and worthy of all praise and honor and glory. The Bible also reveals that God personally created His universe and earth in six literal days (Gen 1:1-31; Ex 20:8-11). That He created the first humans, Adam and Eve, in His image, with value and purpose to serve as theocratic administrators over the earth (Gen 1:26-28). We have the ability to reason because we are made in the image of God, who also gave us language as a means of communicating with Him and each other (Gen 2:15-17, 23). God also created a host of spirit beings called angels, but one of them, Lucifer, rebelled against God and convinced other angels to do the same (Isa 14:12-14; Ezek 28:12-17). Fallen angels are called demons and belong to Satan's ranks (Matt 25:41; Rev 12:7-9), and they influence the world of people in many ways in their thinking, values and behavior (1 Tim 4:1; Rev 16:13-14). Lucifer came to earth and convinced the first humans to rebel against God (Gen 3:1-7), took rulership over the earth (Luke 4:5-7; 2 Cor 4:4; Eph 2:2 1 John 5:19), and expanded his kingdom of darkness to include all unbelievers (Matt 13:36-40; John 8:44; Acts 26:18; Col 1:13-14). Adam and Eve's sin brought about spiritual death (i.e., separation from God) and God cursed the earth as a judgment upon them (Gen 3:14-19). God's judgment also explains why everything moves toward decay and physical death (i.e., the second law of thermodynamics). But God, because of His great mercy and love toward us, provided a solution to the problem of sin and spiritual death, and this through a Redeemer who would come and bear the penalty for our sins (Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14; 9:6; Matt 1:23; Luke 1:26-35; Gal 4:4; Heb 10:10, 14; 1 Pet 2:24; 3:18; Rev 1:5). This Redeemer was Jesus Christ, God the Son, the second Person of the Trinity who became human (John 1:1, 14), who lived a sinless life (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 1 John 3:5), willingly died on a cross (John 10:17-18), was judged for all our sin (Heb 10:10, 14), and was buried and raised to life on the third day (1 Cor 15:3-4, 20), never to die again (Rom 6:9). After His redeeming work, Jesus ascended to heaven, where He awaits His return (Acts 1:9-11; cf. John 14:1-3; 1 Th 4:13-18). Jesus' work on the cross opens the way for us to have forgiveness of sins (Eph 1:7), and spiritual life (Eph 1:3; 1 Pet 1:3, 23), if we'll trust in Him as our Savior (John 3:16; 20:31).      When a Philippian jailer asked the apostle Paul, “what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30), Paul gave the simple answer, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Act 16:31). Believing in Christ means we turn from trusting in anyone or anything as having any saving value (which is the meaning of repentance) and place our complete confidence in Christ to save, accepting Him and His work on the cross as all that is needed to have eternal life. Salvation comes to us by grace alone (it's an undeserved gift), through faith alone (adding no works), in Christ alone (as the only One who saves). Paul wrote, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph 2:8-9). God also promises us an eternal existence with Him in Heaven (John 14:1-3), who will eventually create a new heavens and earth, which will be marked by perfect righteousness (2 Pet 3:13), and be free from sin and death (Rev 21:1-5). God has already begun this restoration process, and this starts with the restoration of lost sinners to Himself, and progressing toward the complete and perfect restoration of the universe and earth.      If we accept God and His offer of salvation, we have a new relationship with Him, and this means we are part of His royal family. God also gives meaning to our lives and calls us to serve as His representatives in a fallen world. To reject God and His offer is to choose an eternal existence away from Him in the Lake of Fire. This is avoidable, if one turns to Christ as Savior, believing the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and raised again on the third day (1 Cor 15:3-4). Won't you trust in Christ as your Savior and begin this new and wonderful life? I pray you do. Other recommended sources referenced in this lesson: Francis Schaeffer: Trilogy: https://smile.amazon.com/Francis-Schaeffer-Trilogy-Three-Essential/dp/0891075615 Francis Schaeffer: How Should Then Live - https://smile.amazon.com/Should-Then-Live-LAbri-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B00IFG0AD8 Francis Schaeffer: How Should Then Live Ten Part Video Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpPMMb50QcE&list=PLP0lSOp9RORx7W0REI8SVK2CNIrMjhS_T James Sire: The Universe Next Door - https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Next-Door-Worldview-Catalog-ebook/dp/B084L3SQDY Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism and Human Emotions - https://www.amazon.com/Existentialism-Human-Emotion-Philosophical-Library/dp/0806509023 The Humanist Manifesto - https://smile.amazon.com/Humanist-Manifesto-2000-Planetary-Humanism/dp/157392783X Steve's Blog: https://thinkingonscripture.com/ Steve's Books: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B005FSY6XO Steve's Audio Lessons: https://thinkingonscripture.com/audio-video/   [1] Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Mark Twain, edited by Michael J. Kiskis (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, WI, 2013), 28. [2] Bertrand Russell, “A Free Man's Worship” from Mysticism and Logic (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1917). [3] Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture, 50th L'Abri Anniversary Edition. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005), 167. [4] Ibid., 170. [5] Ibid., 145. [6] John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 1997), 1.3.1 [7] Ibid., 1.3.3 [8] Ibid., 1.3.1

    UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

    Guarding the House From Our Enemies (2) (Audio) David Eells - 8/3/22 Factious Infiltrators Steal From God's House Samuel Marychurch - 7/30/22 (David's notes in red)   (This teaching from the Lord will be very important to the Church, which is getting ready to go through this same trial of faction in the tribulation.) (We felt this is a warning dream and cast lots to confirm and got 3 heads for a yes.) I dreamed my wife Tiannah (meaning joy, happiness or follower of Christ, representing a disciple of Jesus.) Tiannah and I were staying at a studio apartment. (A studio is a play on words, meaning a place to study the Word.) (We were both in a one room apartment where we shared all things together, in common. This represents one body in Christ.) (Eph. 2:21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.) The apartment had modern and fancy fixtures throughout. (Modern represents our current time we live in and something to be aware of or pay attention to now.) We had 2 black laptops and many items of value inside the apartment. (This represents our spiritual treasures stored up in heaven [and our “studio" materials.].) (The black laptops represent the treasures of revelations of things hidden in darkness in Isa. 45:3 and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that it is I, Jehovah, who call thee by thy name, even the God of Israel.)f Our friend Gerald was staying there with us. (Gerald means, "ruler with the spear”. I believe he represents God.) (God's presence is with His people now that our Savior, Emmanuel, meaning, "God with us" has come and reconciled us to God our Father.) Then suddenly this lady appeared. I am not sure who she was but... we didn't invite her. (As we will see, this woman represents the Judas body of antichrist, "sons of perdition” who are thieves, and like their father the devil, they come to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy...) Gerald was concerned about her being there because he didn't trust her. Gerald said “I don't know her”. It felt as if he was trying to warn us. (God warns us through His Spirit about people and situations. His Holy Spirit gives us wisdom and discernment, but, as we will see, there's always big trouble when we ignore the warnings and sear our conscience through self-will or evil-reasonings that are against the commands in His Word.)  We went out, came back from grocery shopping and our hands were full carrying the groceries. (Hands being full of groceries represents distractions that feed our flesh. When this is occurring our discernment is so diminished that we are blind to the spiritual dangers right in front of us.)  When we got to the door to go inside, the lady was there and she offered to open the door for us. She seemed genuine and sincere and it seemed like she just wanted to help us.  (2 Co. 11:14  And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light. 15 It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works. And Rom. 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.) So, then I handed her our key chain that had a bunch of different keys on it, along with the door key. (The keys could represent the keys to the Kingdom.) She opened the door and let us in and gave us back the keys. (Mat. 16:19  I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Jesus has given us the keys to bind and loose. If we are unwise with this authority we can loose the enemy and open doors for him to steal from us.) Later on, we went out again and came back and when we went to open the door, we realized that the key to the front door wasn't on the key chain. When we checked the front door it was unlocked and the key was left in the door. We went inside and all of our items were gone. I felt upset, and I realized that the lady must have taken the key off the keychain that time that I let her open the door for us. I then woke up. (This reminds me of Hezekiah when he showed all his treasures to the Babylonian embassage and they later came and plundered the Temple and all Jerusalem.) (... I felt the Lord is trying to reveal an imposter may be trying to gain access or has snuck in, to steal, kill, and destroy inside the Body of Christ and to be on guard against it.   Don't Climb the Mountain in Your Own Strength  Kit Gioura - 7/22/22 (David's notes in red) In this dream I saw two men who had barricaded themselves in a shopping center. Their main goal was to kill everyone in sight. (This is similar to Samuel's dream above. The enemy, in the Judas, antichrist, factious body, as merchants of Babylon are seeking to prey upon and steal from and kill those who are feeding the desires of their flesh.) These two men were prepared for war and they were armed to the hilt. Many were slain by these two men. (Many are taken out because they refuse to go any further in the kingdom by continuing to carry their cross and sacrifice their flesh on the altar of obedience to the Word of God, which warns us of these people.) As they were taking people out, a call went out to the cops who came and started to attack these two men. I could hear the two men saying, “These cops are different here!" (Meaning, they are well prepared) (God's ministers are supposed to enforce the Word of God which exposes these people. The faction,  uses slander and criticism to kill, and deceive those who disobey God's commands to separate from them. Tit 3:10  A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse.) Then the scene changed and the two men were now in a house on a country side hill which had green, heathy grass. Inside this house it was dark and these two men were hiding in the darkness waiting to ambush those that were climbing the hill. (The enemy is always targeting those who are seeking to conquer their flesh and climb the hill to Mt. Zion. Jas 3:16  For where jealousy and faction are, there is confusion and every vile deed. And Psalm 11:2  For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.) Many people took up arms and went up the hill hunting for these two. (This represents our prayers and spiritual warfare that will succeed in taking down these enemies and exposing them. We must not fight in the flesh with anger, retaliation or unforgiveness for then, we too, will fall, as we will see. Eph. 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.) One of the men was captured and was taken down. But the other was still hiding out in the corner in the darkness waiting to pounce on people but was later exposed. Many mighty men fell at the hands of these two. (These Judas' have betrayed many and spiritually destroyed and killed many who were weakened through disobedience to the Word and lazy to conquer their flesh and climb the hill to Mt. Zion. Also the devil has authority to come against us, to our own destruction, if we are trying to conquer or fight in our own strength.)           Remember What You Heard from the Beginning       Vanessa Weeks - 4/13/22 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that it was night and I was climbing a grassy hill. (This hill represents climbing Mt. Zion.) (This represents conquering the flesh by putting it under our feet. 1Pe 1:24  For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth). (We are remembering our promise that in Rom 6:11  Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus.12  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey the lusts thereof: This faith makes it possible to die to self and conquer our flesh as we climb the hill to Mt. Zion, the Bride.) It was very dark but there was a bright light shining on the area where I was climbing. (Psa. 18:28 For thou wilt light my lamp: Jehovah my God will lighten my darkness.  And Psa. 119:105  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path). (Jesus and His Word are what lights our way of obedience.) I knew I had to climb to the top of this hill. It was difficult and I was climbing with my hands and feet. (Representing our works and walk of faith. As disciples of Christ we may walk in His steps and have His works to climb to the top of Mt. Zion.) I heard my husband Barry (Representing the Lord our Heavenly Husband) who was standing by me, but I did not see him. (This symbolizes Jesus always being with us even when we don't see Him.) (Heb. 13:5 ... for himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.) Barry was telling me to remember to do the things he had told me to do or to do the things I said I would do. (I think these were one and the same. 1Jn 2:24  As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father.)  (Psa. 15:1-5 Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart; (Being truly honest with ourselves on everything the Spirit shows us or speaks to us about not hardening our hearts thus searing our consciences.) 3 He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor; 4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah; He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not; (i.e. they keep their word even if it hurts them to do so. They don't utter rash vows or promises and then reason away why it's okay not to fulfill them if they truly have the means or the time.) He that putteth not out his money to interest, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.) Also I heard David (representing the David Man-child reformers) saying something to me to the same effect. I did not see him either. (Php 2:12  So then, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; And Php 2:13  for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.) When I got about half way up the hill, I got very weary and had to rest for a while. (Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.) I remember thinking of Eve at this point in the dream, (Representing the overcoming Bride) and how she has had her trials and was overcoming, and now it was my turn. Then I woke up.    A Rock of Refuge; A Strong Fortress to Save Me Marie Kelton - 7/27/22 (David's notes in red) In the dream, it was night time, and zombies were attacking people. (These zombies, who are the “walking dead" representing those who are possessed with the “stupid demons” of faction.) I got in a car with a couple of other people and we drove to a refuge where the Lord was. (Pro. 18:10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.) Then the scene changed and this time I was observing what was happening. The zombies were still attacking people, but then a group of people started using the Word of God. When they used the Word of God, a big square shaped stone came up from under the ground with ancient symbols on it. (This stone is the stone that the builders rejected, which is Christ, who is the ancient Word. The builders became apostate and lost the power of the Word but we must stand on the power of the Word to conquer our enemies. Luk 1:68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; For he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people, 69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of his servant David ... 71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; ... 73 The oath which he sware unto Abraham our father, 74 To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies should serve him without fear.) As the zombies were trying to attack people, they would fall on this square shaped stone that had the ancient symbols on it and couldn't move from it. (These zombies are ministers of the curse of sin and death, which Jesus bore for us. Gal. 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus. 1 Pe. 2:4-8  unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. 7 For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; 8 and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.)   Judgment on the Faction  Marie Kelton - July 30, 2022 (David's notes in red) In the beginning of the dream, there was this black teacher, teaching. (This Black teacher represents the leadership of the faction who have usurped the true leadership and drawn many of the spiritually weak away unto themselves.) I saw this black girl in a bright yellow outfit laying down on a couch. (The black girl represents their followers who are walking in darkness.). (The couch represents a false sense of rest because of their doctrine that, “It's all under the blood.” Also, a couch represents people with psychiatric problems.) When I walked up to her I thought of the spirit of fear because she was wearing all yellow. (The factious followers live in a lot of fear and torments because they are under a curse of separation from the Body through their willful disobedience to the Word.) But when I picked up a card that was next to her, it said, “Depression" in bright yellow like the clothes she was wearing. The card was describing symptoms of depression. (The factious body is in fear and depression because there is no life of Christ living in the darkness of witchcraft [which is rebellion.].) The dream changed and I was now in Debbie Fenske's house looking out the door. There were these big tall evergreens. (Representing the mature disciples in the neighborhood who have eternal life.) In front of the evergreens were huge tigers (Representing factious, predatory leaders seeking to destroy disciples.). They were eating the head of another tiger that was already dead. (This represents Gal. 5:15-16  Select Language Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bambara Basque Belarusian Bengali Bhojpuri Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dhivehi Dogri Dutch Esperanto Estonian Ewe Filipino Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Guarani Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Kinyarwanda Konkani Korean Krio Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lingala Lithuanian Luganda Luxembourgish Macedonian Maithili Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Meiteilon (Manipuri) Mizo Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Odia (Oriya) Oromo Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese Punjabi Quechua Romanian Russian Samoan Sanskrit Scots Gaelic Sepedi Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tajik Tamil Tatar Telugu Thai Tigrinya Tsonga Turkish Turkmen Twi Ukrainian Urdu Uyghur Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version  

    Apartment Shenanigans
    Ep 69 I went through a Metamorphosis, became tan and overflowed with Oni-chan

    Apartment Shenanigans

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 96:06


    For the episode 69 special, of course, the class had to review some Hentai. We gather together with some fun characters in our club and review some more of the "popular" tags in Hentai. We review Metamorphosis, I became a tanned Gal, so I fucked my Best Friend, and last but not least Overflowed. So grab your sisters, brothers, or cousins, and sit down for this read-along/watch along of these various works of art that these wonderful creators have blessed us with. Trigger Warning: Discussion includes talk of various NSFW terms that are often associated with Hentai. 

    Apartment Shenanigans
    Ep 69.69 | Hentai Bloopers

    Apartment Shenanigans

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 34:07


    I Became a Tanned GAL, So I Fucked My Best FriendOverflowedFor the episode 69 special, of course, the class had to review some Hentai. We gather together with some fun characters in our club and review some more of the "popular" tags in Hentai. We review Metamorphosis, I became a tanned Gal, so I fucked my Best Friend, and last but not least Overflowed. So grab your sisters, brothers, or cousins, and sit down for this read-along/watch along of these various works of art that these wonderful creators have blessed us with. Trigger Warning: Discussion includes talk of various NSFW terms that are often associated with Hentai. 

    Fairview Church of Christ
    Whose Burden?

    Fairview Church of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 44:45


    Gal. 6:1-6. Paul describes two sides of responsibility and that we should bear each other burdens. In this study, Evangelist Reagan McClenny looks at how we are better together when we work together and bear each other's burdens.

    Solus Christus Reformed Baptist Church
    Indwelling Sin's Opposition - It Lusts - What the Lusting of Sin Is

    Solus Christus Reformed Baptist Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 23:00


    Indwelling Sin it is said to lust- Gal. v. 17, -The flesh lusts against the Spirit.- This word expresses the general nature of that opposition which the law of sin makes against God and the rule of his Spirit or grace in them that believe- and, therefore, the least degree of that opposition is expressed hereby. When it doth any thing, it lusts- as, because burning is the general acting of fire, whatever it doth else, it doth also burn. When fire doth any thing it bums- and when the law of sin doth any thing it lusts.

    Entérese con EL COMERCIO
    Información al día: Iguanas vuelven a nacer después de dos siglos en isla Santiago, en Galápagos; Empate entre 9 de Octubre y Orense, entre otros temas.

    Entérese con EL COMERCIO

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 3:37


    Información al día de EL COMERCIO, Platinum y Radio Quito este martes 2 de agosto de 2022. A continuación las noticias que debes saber: Fiscalía halla USD 5 millones en la vivienda de una víctima de sicariato en Guayaquil; Nubosidad y lluvias serán parte del clima este 2 de agosto en Quito; Iguanas terrestres vuelven a nacer después de dos siglos en isla Santiago, en Galápagos. En Deportes: Empate entre 9 de Octubre y Orense y en Mundo: Biden confirma que Estados Unidos mató al líder de Al Qaeda. Puedes contactarnos a podcast@elcomercio.com. Gracias por escuchar este podcast.

    Bayview Bible Chapel
    The Purpose of the Law | Gal. 3:19

    Bayview Bible Chapel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 41:03


    Even though the law can't save us, and we were slaves to the law in our sin, the Law was given for a good purpose. Find out that purpose. Gal. 3:19

    The Addiction Connection Podcast
    #171 - Perseverance Required in Pastoral Care and Addiction Ministry

    The Addiction Connection Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 39:52


    Conversation between Dr. Mark E. Shaw and Jim Quigley with Pastor Steve Short discuss addiction biblical counseling in the local church. Pastor Steve Short is a CABC and an ordained minister, who after decades of pastoring a church, is now actively serving in a retired capacity at Beamsville Christian Church, his local church in Greenville, Ohio. He can be found at https://www.beamsvillechurch.com where they have an ACBC-certified training center for other pastors and lay people, and provide counseling for church members and for the community. Dr. Mark E. Shaw is the Founder of The Addiction Connection, author, ordained minister, certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor, speaker, and professor who is a CABC, with IABC and ACBC certifications. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. Jim is a CABC, and is the Chairman of the Board of The Addiction Connection, while serving as the Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC. 2:24 Gal 5:16 Am I walking by the spirit or am I walking in the desires of my flesh? 3:38 Day-to-day residential ministry struggles 6:27 What happened? Christian critic JD Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sydney, Montana 11:53 Barna report on ministers' addictions – drugs, alcohol, pornography 16:08 Are there similarities between pornography and addictions to substances? 17:36 Pastor Short on longevity, consistency, and connections to his community 23:37 Opioid settlement funds? 25:15 Methadone, buprenorphine, and suboxone (medication-assisted treatment) non-addictive? 28:00 What are the success rates of counseling Christians biblically? 29:27 What makes a real leader? 31:24 What is the CABC process like? (Pastor Steve's strategy) 33:30 Pastor Steve discusses a crucible analogy

    Redemption Hill Church
    Acts 2:41-47 - Gospel-Shaped Community

    Redemption Hill Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 48:49


    Acts 2:41-47 shows the impact of God's people coming together in community. The impact is felt internally as members of the body are cared for and encouraged in tangible and intangible ways (Gal. 6:1-5). It is also felt outwardly as our city experiences God's love and grace through His people, the church (Acts 2:42, 5:14, 11:24). Redemption Hill Church is a community of people who gather together to worship Jesus, live life together, support each other, and spill into our city for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God. It is the privilege and calling of the church to make disciples and teach people what it is to follow Jesus. This will happen best in the context of relationships and authentic community, as mature followers of Jesus come alongside those who are younger in their faith, and as members come alongside those who are hurting or in need (2 Tim. 3:10-16). It is the responsibility and calling of Redemption Hill Church's leaders to foster a culture of discipleship by teaching and equipping God's people to be His Church (Eph. 4:12-16). As part of training people to be disciples of Jesus, the church must be active in discipline (1 Cor. 5-6). In this Sunday's sermon, Pastor Eric will emphasize the essentials of biblical community, particularly focusing on the ways this is beautifully reflected in Redemption Hill Church, while also calling us to even greater expressions of it.

    Break Forth Bible Church
    Living By Faith

    Break Forth Bible Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 38:00


    Pastor Jeremy shares Sunday in Glendive. Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. We deceive ourselves if we do not “Do the Word” 1. To “Do the Word” you must REMEMBER the Word 2. To “Do the Word” you must PRACTICE the Word a. James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does You can know about: ● Living right ● Tithing ● Walking in love ● Living by faith ● Healing ● Witnessing Ez 33:30-32 "As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, 'Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the Lord.' 31 So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. 32 Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. 1. People want to “Hear” the words from the Lord...but they do not want to “Do” them. 2. I am going to do...I need to do...I have to start doing...God's been dealing w/ me about doing...The Lord knows my heart... 3. We will be judged by our “Works” not our intentions. 4. We will be held accountable for the Light/Revelation that has been given to us. 5. Just because we know something doesn't mean we are doing something. Matt 7:20-27 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' 23 And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' 24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Luke 6:46-49 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say? 47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great." John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Why would someone build their house w/o a foundation...they are deceived You can know about: ● Living right ● Tithing ● Walking in love ● Living by faith ● Healing ● Witnessing Luke 19:20-22 Then another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.' 22 And he said to him, 'Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow.

    Fairview Church of Christ
    The Sad, True Story of a 250-Year-Old Ladder

    Fairview Church of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 45:44


    Gal. 5:13-26. Not far from the reported place where Jesus was buried is a ladder that causes strife in men who cannot get along. In this study, Evangelist Reagan McClenny examines some of the things that cause strife in today's world and ways we can overcome them.

    Inversionista Gal
    XIX - Diario de una inversionista

    Inversionista Gal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 41:48


    En los episodios del diario, te comparto entradas personales de mi vida como inversionista. Todo esto con la idea de que te lleves enseñanzas de mis logros, fracasos y obstáculos que te preparen para convertirte en una inversionista Gal.  

    TheBridgeWynne Podcast
    Free! And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Different!

    TheBridgeWynne Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 59:23


    Today Pastor Dustin Clegg continues with the Free! series as we take a look at Galatians 5:1-15. Dustin points out that there are 2 things that can derail our freedom: (1) Sin (Hebrews 12:1-2) and (2) believing false messages (Gal 5:7).What are some characteristics of a counterfeit message? (1) Jesus is not quite enough; (2) We are subject to 1 or 2 or a few of the laws; (3) A turn from the doctrine of grace; and (4) A loss of future righteousness.What are some characteristics of false followers? (1) They distract from obedience to the truth; (2) They aren't from Jesus; (3) They always involve others in their false beliefs; (4) They will be and probably already are being judged; and (5) They will come after people/teachers of the truth.How do we apply this? Always filter everything we do through love of Jesus and love of others.

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 6 - Positive and Negative Volition

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 44:24


    Positive and Negative Volition      Volition is the ability to act within a sphere of freedom and in accordance with one's desires. There are three categories of volition in existence: God's volition (Isa 46:8-11; cf. Gen 1:1-31), angelic volition (Psa 103:20), and human volition (Gen 1:26-28). God's volition is absolute, immutable, and always operates in concert with His divine attributes. And, according to His sovereignty, He created intelligent and moral beings—angels and people—with the ability to obey or resist His directive will. In fact, Lucifer and a third of the angels exercised their volition against God and caused a bifurcation in the angelic realm (Isa 14:12-14; Rev 12:7; cf. Matt 25:41). Two thirds of the angels exercised their volition to stay with God, and these continue as holy angels to do His will (Matt 16:27; 26:53; 1 Tim 5:21; Heb 1:14). As Scripture reveals, Satan persuaded Adam and Eve to disobey God, and this brought sin and death into the creation (Gen 3:1-8; Rom 5:12; 8:20-22), with the result that every person is born with a sinful nature and proclivity to sin (Jer 17:9; Matt 7:11; Rom 7:18-21; Gal 5:16-17; Eph 2:1-3). However, God has dealt with the sin problem through the life, death, burial and resurrection of His Son, Jesus (John 3:16; 1 Cor 15:3-4), who paid our sin debt (Col 2:13-14), and liberates us who have trusted in Jesus as Savior (Rom 8:1-4), so that we might not be controlled by sin, but will pursue righteousness (Rom 6:5-13; 1 Pet 2:24).      The tendency of people who operate on negative volition is to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom 1:18), and to operate by a worldly wisdom that is not “from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic” (Jam 3:15). The vast majority of humanity will not choose a relationship with God nor a walk with Him (Matt 7:13-14).      When God's Word is dethroned from the mind of the believer, other forces will dominate for the worse. God's desire for the Christian is to develop his/her character so that righteousness, goodness, grace and love flow easily and with continuity of expression. If the character is good then the behavior will be good, for it follows that a person with an honest character will easily and consistently behave in an honest manner, and a person with a loving character will easily and consistently behave in a loving manner. But good character does not automatically occur in the life of the Christian, nor does it happen overnight; rather, it matures over a lifetime as we make many good choices to walk in step with God and let His good Word transform us from the inside out. But we should be aware that it is possible to abuse our liberty and make bad choices with the result that we weaken the will and forfeit our freedoms (the addict knows this to be true). Not only that, but bad choices and abuses of freedom bring harm to others within our periphery; for this reason, Scripture states, “You were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal 5:13).      Unbelievers who love their moral depravity will naturally stand against those who are children of God and who love righteousness. This is why Scripture states, “Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:13). Those who set their wills against God will not listen to the Christian who comes with His message; however, they will listen to their own. The apostle John tells us about those who walk in darkness, saying, “They are from the world; therefore, they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them” (1 John 4:5). That is, there are those who operate from presuppositions and values that are cosmocentric, which exclude or pervert serious consideration and discussion about God, refusing to give Him any say over their lives. When confronted with divine revelation, the person who is negative to God either denies His existence (Psa 14:1), or reduces Him to the status of a creature (Rom 1:22-25). And the person who is negative to God can be simultaneously immoral and religious (2 Tim 3:1-5).  

    Foster Carolinas
    What is a GAL? - Episode 2

    Foster Carolinas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 19:29


    This week, return to hear about the sad side and the incredibly happy side of being a GAL from our good friend, Kecia. Susanna and Kecia talk about how LOTC has been a huge help to some of the kids she has served and how needed more GAL volunteers and foster parents are. Listen in and hear the heart behind this GAL and many others. Here is the link to sign up as a GAL through Gaston Co. NC - volunteerforgal.org Make sure you are following along on our social media pages: Facebook: Least of These Carolinas Instagram: @lotcarolinas www.lotcarolinas.com THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    Scaling UP! H2O
    262 The One About Hiring the Best Water Treaters

    Scaling UP! H2O

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 79:52


    When you know that you need to hire someone, what do you look for? How do you know if the person you are interviewing is a good fit? What does your hiring process look like? In today's market, do you still find it easy for you to find the right person for an open position?  If hiring the right person is something that you are struggling with, then this episode is for you. My lab partner today, Chris Bellizzi, is someone who has been coaching business owners for years on this topic, and this is something he is very passionate about. Chris Bellizzi started his career in the Water Treatment industry fresh out of college. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1994 from the University of Washington, he went on to work at NALCO. He started as a Sales Representative, and was promoted to  District Manager three times and eventually became the Regional Manager in the middle market business sector at NALCO. Currently, Chris is the General Manager at EAI Water and the Managing Partner at ApHinity. ApHinity from EAI is a brand of technologies based on the science of chemical affinity. The technologies ApHinity offers play a critical role in the challenging water conservation, reuse, and recycling environments of today. Chris is also a Certified Legionella Water Safety and Management Specialist and a Certified Water Treater. Chris and his wife Elsa have four daughters - two of whom are now working in the water industry (not for Chris!), and he loves being able to  “talk shop” with them. If you are a Water Treatment company owner or a hiring manager, this episode is for you! Chris will share with us why building trust and delivering results are the foundations of finding the right people for your company, the 10 traits that he looks for when interviewing someone, why setting expectations is important, and how perpetuating the OKG (our kind-of-guy / our-kind-of-gal) mentality made him and his team better Water Treaters! Bottom line: Chris Bellizzi will share with us his keys to hiring the best people for open positions at your  company. Your roadside friend, as you travel from client to client.  -Trace    Timestamps:  Why the water treatment industry is the best industry for people who love to learn [00:54] Thinking On Water With James [06:55] Promoting Legionella Awareness Month in August and other industry events [08:15] Finding the right people is difficult [11:23] Introducing Chris Bellizzi, the General Manager at EAI Water and the Managing Partner at ApHinity [14:02] Why building trust and delivering results are the foundations of finding the right people [18:49] Where to find candidates and the 10 traits to look for when interviewing candidates [22:00] The art of hiring slowly [43:21]  Setting expectations [50:33] Perpetuating the OKG (Our-Kind-of-Guy / Our-Kind-of-Gal) mentality [55:04] Lightning round questions [1:03:57]   Thinking On Water With James:  In this week's episode, we're thinking about how to properly store pH probes. Why is pH probe storage important? What can happen if stored improperly? Can a pH probe be stored dry? Can it be stored in city water or distilled water? What about storing it in a pH 4, 7, or 10 buffer solution?  Why would one be better than another? Is there a storage solution designed for pH probes? How might the storage solution be applied to the rubber cover often used to protect probes between uses? Take this week to think about your pH probe and what proper storage means to its accuracy and lifespan.    Quotes: “I was able to become a District Manager at a very young age, and it forced me to learn how to run teams and grapple with the issue of hiring at a very early age.” - Chris Bellizzi “What are the core values that clients really buy from over the long term? Number 1, they buy trust, number 2, they buy results.” - Chris Bellizzi “Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy ÷ Self-Focus = Trust.” - Chris Bellizzi “The non-negotiable traits I look for in an interview are people with low self-ego, high-integrity, high emotional intelligence, someone who cares, and a passion for mechanical and chemical things. The negotiables are work ethic, someone that got your back, social leadership, competitive drive, an aptitude for mechanical and chemical things.” - Chris Bellizzi “There is no one solution in Water Treatment; there are a variety of ways to get from Point A to Point Z.” - Chris Bellizzi “In the Water Treatment Industry, people that are successful are those that are very comfortable initiating the relationship.” - Chris Bellizzi “The longer the interview process, the better. The art is in managing your expectations as the hiring manager and the interviewee's expectations, and not losing people along the way.” - Chris Bellizzi “Prioritize hiring the right values and behaviors over experience and booking business.” - Chris Bellizzi “The Water Treatment Industry should never be boring. It comes with its built-in alarm, and that alarm is if you ever feel bored, you are doing this job wrong.” - Trace Blackmore “Life is too short. Do something you love, you'll never work another day in your life.” - Trace Blackmore   Connect with Chris Bellizzi: Phone: (949) 939-7162  Email: cbellizzi@eaiwater.com  Website: eaiwater.com LinkedIn: in/chris-bellizzi-a08b6863   Links Mentioned: The Demographic Drought - presentation by Author and Economist Ron Hetrick 173 The One With the Exit Plan Coach Herb Brooks Coach Chris Petersen The EntreLeadership Podcast The Every Man Ministries Podcast The Rising Tide Mastermind Submit a Show Idea AWT (Association of Water Technologies)   Events: August is Legionella Awareness Month Smart Water Summit – August 29 to 31 in San Antonio, Texas Water Infrastructure Conference – September 11 to 14 in Portland, Oregon StormCon 2022 – September 26 to 28 in National Harbor, Maryland   Books Mentioned: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni Revenue Growth Engine by Darell Amy  

    The Bridge Christian Podcast (Audio)
    John 19:1-22 ~ "Who is Your King?"

    The Bridge Christian Podcast (Audio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 74:49


    John 19:1-22 ~ Who is Your King? A teaching from The Bridge Christian Fellowship Whidbey Island through the book of John by Pastor Rick Crawford. References: Gen 3:17-18
Isa 52:14
Mt 16:18
Col 1:18
Rom 8:33-39
Zec 6:12-13
Mt 27:19
Dan 2:21
Eph 1:17-23
1 Pet 2:24
Eph 4:32
Jms 4:4
2 Ki 16:10-17
Jn 8:43-45
1 Cor 5:7
Lk 23:23
Gal 1:10
Rom 5:12,15
Isa 53:12
Mt 27:37
Mk 15:26
Lk 23:38
Ps 96:10
Rev 5:9
1 Pet 1:17-23

    Redeeming Truth Podcast
    EP 93 | God the Spirit Explained (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth

    Redeeming Truth Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 27:09


    EP 93 | God the Spirit Explained (Our Doctrinal Statement) | Redeeming Truth   Pastors Jon Benzinger, Dale Thackrah, and Kyle Swanson discuss God the Spirit. Who is God the Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit?   God The Holy Spirit. We teach that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, is personal, meaning He thinks, feels, desires, chooses and acts. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent and eternal. He created and preserves the world, was actively involved in Jesus' earthly life (e.g., His conception, empowering His ministry, at His Crucifixion and His Resurrection), was sent by the Father and the Son in fulfillment of the New Covenant as Jesus' comforting replacement, is the Divine Author and Interpreter of Scripture, convicts of sin, restrains evil, grants new life to the spiritually dead, places all believers into Christ and the one true church, convinces them to repent and believe, indwells them permanently, empowers biblical preaching, gives Christians access to God, leads them away from and empowers them for victory over sin, transforms them into the image of Jesus, produces godly character, prays for them, gifts them for ministry, seals and protects them until He raises them from the dead and in all things brings glory to Jesus. We teach that while God can certainly work miracles today, they were prominent only during certain periods in biblical history, being given to authenticate someone's ministry as truly speaking or working for God. The offices of apostle and prophet ended with the Apostle John. The ‘gift' or ability to perform miracles was never intended to be the normal Christian life and no one is performing miraculous gifts at will today (e.g., tongues / languages, prophecy, healing, etc.). Spiritual gifts are ministries given to every Christian for the purpose of blessing and edifying others. No specific ‘gift' is evidence of salvation. No ‘word from the Lord,' feeling or impression will ever contradict or supersede what the Spirit has already said in the Bible He authored. [Gen 1:2; Exod 4:30-31, 7:17; Job 33:4; 1 Kgs 17:24; Pss 33:6, 51:11, 104:30, 115:3, 139:7- 10; Isa 6:9-10 (comp. to Acts 28:25-27) 32:14, 44:3, 61:1, 63:10-11; Ezek 36:27, 39:29; Joel 2:28-29; Matt 3:16, 12:28-32, 28:19; Luke 1:35, 7:15-16; John 3:2-8, 6:63, 10:38, 14:11, 14:16-17, 14:26, 15:26-27, 16:7-15; Acts 1:16, 2:22, 5:3-4, 10:38, 15:28, 28:25; Rom 1:4, 8:2-27; 1 Cor 2:10-11, 3:16, 6:11, 6:19, 12:4-13, 13:8-10; 2 Cor 3:17, 12:12, 13:14; Gal 5:16-18, 5:22-23; Eph 1:13-14, 2:18, 2:22, 4:7-12, 4:30, 5:18; 2 Thes 2:6-8; Titus 3:5; Heb 9:14, 10:15-16; 1 Pet 1:10-11, 1:23-25; 2 Pet 1:21; 1 John 4:13].   Click here to Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCenfIkvDIJa4Qb4WgsH8hkw?sub_confirmation=1   Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redeemerbibleaz/   For more information about Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona or to help support this ministry, please visit us at https://www.redeemeraz.org   Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redeemeraz   Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/redeemeraz   Never miss a sermon, find our Redeeming Truth Podcast in your favorite player, and subscribe!

    More Than a Pretty Face
    All About Hairline Lowering With Dr. Gal

    More Than a Pretty Face

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:32


    In this episode, Dr. Azi and Dr. Gal chat all about hairline lowering surgery, also known as forehead reduction surgery. Dr. Gal is the leading plastic surgeon in the world for forehead reduction or hairline lowering surgery. He pioneered and is the ONLY surgeon who performs his trademarked Forehead Reduction One Stage Technique (FROST), which lowers the hairline significantly without having to use a tissue expander.  Dr. Gal educates on these topics & more:  His background & journey to becoming a leading plastic surgeon Who is a good candidate for hairline lowering surgery? His hairline lowering technique Hairline lowering surgery combined with other cosmetic fixes Hairline lowering recovery & results To follow Dr. Gal: Instagram @drgalmd Website https://www.drgalmd.com/hairline-lowering-surgery Submit your questions for the podcast to Dr. Azi on Instagram @morethanaprettyfacepodcast &  @skinbydrazi, on YouTube and on Tik Tok @skinbydrazi. Shop skincare at AziMDSkincare.com and learn more about the practice at LaJollaLaserDerm.com. The content of this podcast is for entertainment, educational, and informational purposes and does not constitute formal medical advice. © Azadeh Shirazi, MD FAAD.

    La Sacó del Estadio
    800 Episodios sacándola del Estadio

    La Sacó del Estadio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 22:42


    Episodio 8️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ llevamos 8️⃣0️⃣0️⃣En este podcast contamos historias sobre todos los deportes y ligas americanas y ya están abiertos todos los campos de entrenamiento de NFL

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 5 - A Divided World Until Christ Returns

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:40


         We live in a divided world. I'm speaking about a division between believers and unbelievers, children of God and children of the devil. Jesus gave this picture when He explained the parable of the wheat and tares (Matt 13:24-30). Afterwards, when Jesus was alone with His disciples, they asked for an explanation of the parable (Matt 13:36), and He said: "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear." (Matt 13:37-43).      In this revelation we understand: 1) God the Son has sown good seed in the world, which are believers, 2) Satan has sown weeds, which are unbelievers, 3) both live side by side until Christ returns at the end of the age, 4) at which time Jesus will send forth His angels to separate out all unbelievers, 5) which unbelievers will be cast into the lake of fire, and 6) believers will enter into the millennial kingdom. We have here a picture of the current state of the world which consists of believers and unbelievers. The current state ends at the return of Christ when He renders judgment upon unbelievers and establishes His earthly kingdom.      For the present time, Satan is the ruler of this world (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; 2 Cor 4:4; Eph 2:2; 1 John 5:19), and we are all born under “the dominion of Satan” (Act 26:18), into his “domain of darkness” (Col 1:13). Our spiritual state changes at the time we turn to Christ and trust Him as Savior (1 Cor 15:3-4). At the moment of faith in Christ, we became “children of God” (John 1:12), are transferred to the kingdom of His Son (Col 1:13), forgiven all our sins (Eph 1:7), given eternal life (John 10:28), the gift of righteousness (Rom 5:17; Phil 3:9), and the power to live holy (Rom 6:11-14). And, it is God's will that we advance to spiritual maturity (Heb 6:1; Eph 4:11-13; 1 Pet 2:2), and serve as His ambassadors to others (2 Cor 5:20).      Are Christians called to make the world a better place? As Christians, our primary focus is evangelism and discipleship (Mark 16:15; Matt 28:19-20), not the reformation of society. Christians are to be good and do good (Gal 6:9-10; Eph 2:10; Tit 2:11-14), and in this way, society is better as a result. However, the reality is we live in a fallen world that is currently under Satan's limited rule, and God sovereignly permits this for a time. True good is connected with God and His Word, and His good is executed by those who walk according to His directives. But there are many who reject God and follow Satan's world-system, which system is always pressuring the Christian to conform (Rom 12:1-2). A permanent world-fix will not occur until Christ returns and puts down all rebellion, both satanic and human (Rev 19:11-21; 20:1-3). Those who are biblically minded live in this reality. As a result, our hope is never in this world; rather, we are “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Tit 2:13). We are looking forward to the time when Christ raptures us from this world to heaven (John 14:1-3; 1 Th 4:13-18). This will be followed by seven years of Tribulation in which God will judge Satan's world and those who abide by his philosophies and values (see Revelation chapters 6-19). Afterwards, Christ will rule the world for a thousand years (Rev 20:1-7), and shortly after that, God will destroy the current heavens and earth and create a new heavens and earth. This is what Peter is referring to when he says, “according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells” (2 Pet 3:13; cf. Isa 65:17; Rev 21:1). Our present and future hope is in God and what He will accomplish, and not in anything this world has to offer. As Christians, we are “not of the world” (John 17:14; cf. 1 John 4:4-5), though it's God's will that we continue to live in it (John 17:15), and to serve “as lights in the world” (Phi 2:15), that others might know the gospel of grace and learn His Word and walk by faith. This understanding is shaped by God's Word, which determines our worldview.      How are we to see ourselves in this present world? In the dispensation of the church age, we understand people are either in Adam or in Christ (1 Cor 15:21-22). Everyone is originally born in Adam (Rom 5:12), but those who have trusted in Jesus as Savior are now identified with Christ (1 Cor 1:30; 2 Co 5:17; Rom 8:1; Gal 3:28; Eph 1:3). This twofold division will exist until Christ returns. Furthermore, we are never going to fix the devil or the world-system he's created. Because the majority of people in this world will choose the broad path of destruction that leads away from Christ (Matt 7:13-14), Satan and his purposes will predominate, and Christians will be outsiders. And being children of God, we are told the world will be a hostile place (John 15:19; 1 John 3:13). There will always be haters. Until Christ returns, Satan will control the majority, and these will be hostile to Christians who walk according to God's truth and love.      How should we respond to the world? The challenge for us as Christians is not to let the bullies of this world intimidate us into silence or inaction. And, of course, we must be careful not to become bitter, fearful, or hateful like those who attack us. Haters will hate. It's what they do. But the Bible teaches us to love those who hate us (Matt 5:44-45; Rom 12:14, 17-21), and we are to be kind, patient, and gentle (2 Tim 2:24-26; cf. Eph 4:1-2; Col 3:13-14). What we need is courage. Courage that is loving, kind, and faithful to share the gospel of grace and to speak biblical truth. The hope is that those who are positive to God can be rescued from Satan's domain of darkness. We can also live in the reality that God's plans will advance. He will win. His future kingdom on earth will come to pass. Christ will return. Jesus will put down all forms of rebellion—both satanic and human—and will rule this world with perfect righteousness and justice. But until then, we must continue to learn and live God's Word and fight the good fight. We are to live by faith (Heb 10:38; 11:6), share the gospel of grace (1 Cor 15:3-4), disciple others (Matt 28:19-20), be good and do good (Gal 6:9-10; Tit 2:11-14), and look forward to the return of Christ at the rapture (Tit 2:13; cf. John 14:1-3; 1 Th 4:13-18).