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First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Sermon of the Week
Why Do We Wander from God? (Jeremiah 2:4-13)

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Sermon of the Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 38:50


Rev. Dr. Raymond Hylton, Senior Pastor

Pray the Word with David Platt
The Holy Wrath of God (Jeremiah 50:25)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 3:46


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 50:25, David Platt shows us how the wrath of God is holy and perfect.

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Sermon of the Week
You are Chosen by God (Jeremiah 1:4-10)

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Sermon of the Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 37:10


Rev. Dr. Raymond Hylton, Senior Pastor

Harrisburg Baptist Church Sermons
False Prophets and the True Promises of God | Jeremiah 29

Harrisburg Baptist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 38:17


Pray the Word with David Platt
Provision and Hope in God (Jeremiah 49:4)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 3:16


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 49:4, David Platt teaches us about the unique provision of the Lord.

First English Lutheran Church, Spencer, IA
August 14, 2022 The Hammer of God - Jeremiah 23:16-19

First English Lutheran Church, Spencer, IA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 21:14


August 14, 2022 The Hammer of God - Jeremiah 23:16-19 by Sermons of Pastor Paul Kaldahl

Warning with Dr. Jonathan Hansen
F - 8/12/22 - Apostle Dennis Moore - The Father Heart of God

Warning with Dr. Jonathan Hansen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 27:45


Apostle Dennis Moore - The Father Heart of God (Jeremiah tells us God knew us before we were born - He saw a vision of his house in heaven built with a multi-colored waterfall flowing through it - While praying for a woman of God, he saw a vision of her house in heaven with living art on the walls. The art reveals our work for God and His work through us. - Everything in the house is living and brings glory to God - He gives testimony of being sent to a church of an international apostle in Nairobi, Kenya where he ministered in prayer, where God spoke prophetically accurately to people he never met before - While ministering in Nairobi, he saw their spiritual potential and was shown that they were walking in a much lower state than they could have been - A senior missionary friend to Africa told him that an "Orphan spirit" was holding back those people - The orphan spirit will make you feel isolated, tell you are not good enough and rob you of a father's blessing - The Heavenly Father knew who you would be and what you would do before time but demon spirits work to steal His Father's blessing for our lives - The apostolic can reveal and release the true purpose of a person's life in the Father's blessing - We need to know the Father's heart to know our potential and purpose - One with an orphan spirit is constantly tormented and told negative things to take away their effectiveness in every area of life - The reason why the church is so dysfunctional today is because we have orphans behind the pulpits - A pastor in Pakistan who received a Father's blessing is building a four story tall church even though his personal income is $25 a month. He stepped out in faith to believe for that provision - The orphan spirit will create your identity around your weakness and magnify your weakness - The spirit of sonship/adoption reconnects us back to God's original purpose - The sin of Adam & Eve broke off God's original purpose - The sacrifice of Christ on the cross shifts us from the orphan slaves of fear to sons and daughters of God - The greatest gift we can have in this time is sonship with God - It takes the revelation knowledge of our sonship with God to have the Power needed to bring salvation to the world - Slaves carry the curse. Sons carry the blessing and identity with the eternal, speaking in divine authority) (Vision International Support Ministries) 2022-08-12 (Radio Air Date) World Ministries International Dr. Jonathan Hansen - Founder & President Rev. Adalia Hansen (360) 629-5248 WMI P.O. Box 277 Stanwood, WA 98292 warning@worldministries.org Visit our website http://www.worldministries.org/ and subscribe to Eagle Saving Nations https://www.worldministries.org/eagles-saving-nations-membership.aspx  Sign up for Dr. Hansen's FREE newsletters http://www.worldministries.org/newsletter-signup.html  Support Dr. Hansen through your financial gift https://www.store-worldministries.org/support-world-ministries-international-en.html  Order Dr. Hansen's book “The Science of Judgment” https://www.store-worldministries.org/the-science-of-judgment.html

Pray the Word with David Platt
Called to Obey God (Jeremiah 35:14)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 3:54


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 35:14, David Platt challenges us to consider if we are living in sin.

Aloha Bible Prophecy
Episode 1073: Do I Really Trust God? Jeremiah 17 – August 4th, 2022

Aloha Bible Prophecy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 61:22


Pastor JD talks about how God through the prophet Jeremiah zeros in on the problem of in whom or what do we put our trust, then concludes by celebrating Communion.  Social MediaProphecy Website:  http://jdfarag.orgMobile/TV Apps: https://subsplash.com/calvarychapelkaneohe/appChurch Website:  http://www.calvarychapelkaneohe.comTwitter:  https://twitter.com/JDFaragFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JDFaragInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/JDFarag

Calvary Chapel Kaneohe
Do I Really Trust God? Jeremiah 17 – August 4th, 2022

Calvary Chapel Kaneohe

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 61:24


Pastor JD talks about how God through the prophet Jeremiah zeros in on the problem of in whom or what do we put our trust, then concludes by celebrating Communion. The post Do I Really Trust God? Jeremiah 17 – August 4th, 2022 appeared first on Calvary Chapel Kaneohe.

Mercy Ministries of the Apostolic Faith
It's Complicated. Pt.2 ( It's Nothing Too Hard For God). Jeremiah 32:17-24

Mercy Ministries of the Apostolic Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 60:00


Pastor Sammy Turner

Matt Christiansen Bible Study
Session 9: August 6, 2022

Matt Christiansen Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


Scripture Reading: John 4:1-42 (I had posted that we would cover the whole chapter but that was just my ambitions getting the best of me) Now when Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard that he was winning and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself was not baptizing, but his disciples were), 3 he left Judea and set out once more for Galilee.4 But he had to pass through Samaria. 5 Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, since he was tired from the journey, sat right down beside the well. It was about noon.7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me some water to drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone off into the town to buy supplies.) 9 So the Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you—a Jew—ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?” (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)10 Jesus answered her, “If you had known the gift of God and who it is who said to you, ‘Give me some water to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 “Sir,” the woman said to him, “you have no bucket and the well is deep; where then do you get this living water? 12 Surely you're not greater than our ancestor Jacob, are you? For he gave us this well and drank from it himself, along with his sons and his livestock.”13 Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty again. 14 But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” 16 He said to her, “Go call your husband and come back here.” 17 The woman replied, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “Right you are when you said, ‘I have no husband,' 18 for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. This you said truthfully!”19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I see that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You people worship what you do not know. We worship what we know because salvation is from the Jews. 23 But a time is coming—and now is here—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (the one called Christ); “whenever he comes, he will tell us everything.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”27 Now at that very moment his disciples came back. They were shocked because he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you speaking with her?” 28 Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely he can't be the Messiah, can he?” 30 So they left the town and began coming to him.31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, “Rabbi, eat something.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 33 So the disciples began to say to one another, “No one brought him anything to eat, did they?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work. 35 Don't you say, ‘There are four more months and then comes the harvest?' I tell you, look up and see that the fields are already white for harvest! 36 The one who reaps receives pay and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together. 37 For in this instance the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.' 38 I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”39 Now many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the report of the woman who testified, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they began asking him to stay with them. He stayed there two days, 41 and because of his word many more believed. 42 They said to the woman, “No longer do we believe because of your words, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this one really is the Savior of the world.” Samaria—Geography and HistoryOur discussion of the text must begin with an understanding of Samaria and its relation with Israel lest we miss some of the most shocking elements in the story.Here is an abbreviated version of a Christian website's explanation:Samaria was both a region and a city that experienced many changes throughout biblical history. The city of Samaria was located in central Israel, about 30 miles north of Jerusalem and about 6 miles northwest of Shechem.As the Israelites were dividing the Promised Land, the region of Samaria was given to the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. King Omri, the sixth king of the northern kingdom of Israel, bought a hill in the Valley of Shechem in the region of Samaria and built the city of Samaria, which became his capital city (1 Kings 16:23–24). Eventually, the name of the capital was applied to the entire northern kingdom. Omri's son, King Ahab, erected a temple to Baal in the city of Samaria (1 Kings 16:32).[The woman at Jacob's well] brought up a centuries-old controversy: “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem” (verse 20). “This mountain” is a reference to Mount Gerizim in the central Samaritan highlands, the place where the Samaritans had built their own temple, which they considered the true temple of God.The Jews of Jesus' day disliked the Samaritans because of their religious syncretism and their mixed racial heritage. The temple in Samaria located on Mount Gerizim was destroyed in 129 BC by the Jews, adding to the hostility between the two groups.As a region, Samaria was significant in the Old Testament as being synonymous with the northern kingdom and in the New Testament as an idolatrous area Jews tried to avoid.Here's also a map that will be quite helpful: From the brief explanation and map above there are some key points we should keep in mind:The Bible passage emphasizes that Jesus had to pass through Samaria. Other routes did exist. So, did he have to pass through Samaria because of a geographic reason (e.g., he was in a hurry and Samaria was the shortest route)? Or did he have a plan that required going through Samaria? Verse 23 tells us that “the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.” (Also, keep in mind how John uses the word dei (had to) in other verses, like John 3:14, “so must the Son of Man be lifted up.”)The Jews would have considered the Samaritans as racially impure. Consider the following verses in 2 Kings 17:1 In the twelfth year of King Ahaz's reign over Judah, Hoshea son of Elah became king over Israel. He reigned in Samaria for nine years. 2 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not to the same degree as the Israelite kings who preceded him.5 The king of Assyria marched through the whole land. He attacked Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea's reign, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the people of Israel to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, along the Habor (the river of Gozan), and in the cities of the Medes.24 The king of Assyria brought foreigners from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the Israelites.Therefore, the Samaritans were neither Jew nor Gentile. They were somewhere in between. This tension surfaced in many ways, from considering Samaritans unclean to outright military conflicts.The Samaritans believed that the true holy mountain was Mt. Gerizim. That was a political and religious challenge against the Jews. To insult the Jerusalem temple was the greatest offense after insulting God himself (or perhaps there would have been little distinction between the two insults). Add to this the fact that the Jews destroyed the Samaritan temple in 128 BC.The brief explanation above talks about religious syncretism. This means that Samaritans mixed their Judaism with pagan religions—the kind of offense that led to their destruction in the Old Testament. For our purposes, we must also be aware that of the Old Testament writings Samaritans only accepted a form of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). So, they rejected David and the Davidic line, but they expected the prophet of which Moses spoke.The Woman at the Well and Gender DynamicsIn this story Jesus crosses a gender barrier that no longer exists in our culture. Because we can hardly imagine the scandal, I want to make a few points about the woman at the well and the gender dynamics of first century Israel.According to Jewish sages, Jewish men were to avoid conversation with women. Although requesting water from strangers was expected if one's need was urgent, a conversation of more than a few minutes between a man and woman would warrant the assumption of sexual intercourse. The conversation described in this story would be grounds enough to divorce a woman. The gentile world (Roman and Greek) had similar standards. Even the Samaritan woman immediately identified the gender scandal amplified by the racial scandal. “How can you—a Jew—ask me, a Samaritan woman, for water to drink?” Samaritan women were unclean, considered as menstruants “from their cradle.”Imagine the following scene in a movie: A guy and a girl are walking in opposite directions in an office. They bump each other. She drops the papers she was carrying. Both immediately reach down to pick up the papers. Their faces nearly meet. They exchange some nervous glances and words. What's going to happen? We all know the answer. This is how their romantic story begins. Believe it or not, there is a similar expectation at the well. Consider Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 24:12-14):12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, ‘Drink, and I'll water your camels too'—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”Consider also Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29:9-20, but I skip some verses):9 While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of his mother's brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother's brother Laban, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the flock of his mother's brother Laban. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and raised his voice and wept. 12 Jacob told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father.15 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?” 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in figure and appearance. 18 Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him like only a few days because of his love for her.Finally, consider Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:16-21):16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock. 18 When they came to their father Reuel, he said, “Why have you come back so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian saved us from [t]the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew water for us and watered the flock.” 20 So he said to his daughters, “Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him [u]to have something to eat.” 21 And Moses was willing to live with the man. And he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.I am obviously not suggesting that that story between Jesus and the woman at the well is romantic. I am suggesting that John's audience would have been immediately nervous upon hearing the setting of the storyThe woman at the well was probably of disrepute. Consider the following:The woman goes to the well alone in the hottest part of the day. This has led to much speculation, but it is quite likely that no one wanted to be around her. (The culture would have discouraged being around overt sinners.)The woman had been divorced five times. The story does not say that she had been committing adultery, but five husbands had found some ground to divorce her. The most reasonable explanation is adultery.The woman was living with a man who was not her husband. This would have been seen as sinful and socially unacceptable.Main Themes in the TextNow that the background of the story has been discussed, we can focus on its main themes and lessons. I am a little short on time, so I will set these out as bullet points:The Gift of Living Water. Like the reaction of Nicodemus to Jesus' requirement that one must be born again, the woman at the well is puzzled (or bothered) by Jesus' offer of living water. Can Jesus be greater than Jacob? The woman's tone is unclear. She might be responding in mockery. Keep in mind that that the woman probably emphasizes “our” in “our Father Jacob.” Apparently Samaritan tradition emphasized their descent from Jacob although they were aware of the Jews' version of their ancestry (2 Kings 17).Jesus' offer of living water is not demeaning bodily needs for regular water. Jesus is using the source of the regular water—the sacred well—as a springboard to discuss something ever holier. Moreover, Torah was often compared to water and a good teacher to a well. But were wisdom (and here I am using wisdom and Torah nearly interchangeably) will make one hunger and thirst for more of it, the living water is enough to satisfy forever.Living water is literally fresh, running water, which was the preferred water for purification. Additionally, water could refer to God (Jeremiah 2:13 “For My people have committed two evils: They have abandoned Me, The fountain of living waters, To carve out for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That do not hold water.”) and to the blessings of the end times (Zechariah 14:8 “On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem . . . .”).Salvation Is from the Jews. The woman recognizes Jesus as a prophet. She was probably thinking of the Taheb, the restorer, who would be like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18) since Samaritans apparently did not believe in the prophets after Moses in the Old Testament. Jesus corrects her misunderstanding. The Jews are right, the Samaritans are wrong. Salvation comes from the Jews. This an affirmation of the Jewish sacred writings and prophesies within them. Christians are just as committed to the Old Testament as the Jews.Worship in Spirit. “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.” That time is ending, Jesus tells her. Now we worship in spirit. I will quote the scholar Craig Keener at length here.“John here refers to worship empowered by the Spirit. Some argue that the passage refers to worship with the human spirit, that is, passionate worship with one's whole heart. But more natural expression for this existed in the LXX . . . . Moreover, the human spirit is hardly John's usual sense of “Spirit”; apart from references to Jesus' personal spirit (11:33, 13:21; 19:30), the only other probable exception, 3:6, includes a reference to God's spirit, and fourteen undisputed references plainly refer to God's Spirit .”Also consider that the preposition “in,” as in “in Jersualem” or “in Gerizim” seems to retain its locative sense. “In spirit” probably means inside the power of or indwelling of the Spirit. Given the emphasis on prophetic inspiration in early Jewish conceptions, John's audience probably understood the phrase in terms of inspiration as well.Spirit and truth is most likely another hendiadys. Jesus is the truth. Similarly, the Spirit can be considered one with the truth. The Mission and the Revelation. Jesus says, “But a time is coming—and now is here—when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers.” She responds, “I know that Messiah is coming (the one called Christ); whenever he comes, he will tell us everything.” In the climax of the story, Jesus responds, “I, the one speaking to you, am he.”You know I try to keep a scholarly tone, but wow. This is incredible. The prophesies are coming true. (The Samaritans seem to have believed that the era of divine favor (rahutha) ended soon after Moses. The era of divine displeasure (panutha) was upon them and would end with the Taheb, who would restore the era of divine favor.) And, as it turns out, the Taheb is looking for worshippers in the Spirit regardless of race, gender, or sinful past. And the wait is over. The Christ is not coming—he is here. Question from Last WeekThe Fate of the UnevangelizedLast week we discussed that Jesus did not come to judge but to save. (John 3:17) People are already condemned by their wrongdoings. (John 3:18) Christ offers a way to be reconciled with God, both in the sense of being forgiven and in the sense of one's very nature being turned from darkness to light. So, the question naturally arose, what happens to those who never hear of Jesus?This is a difficult question but it is a very important one. Honest Christians disagree. The answer will depend on several theological commitments. As you guys already know, I have been trying to avoid taking a position on most theological debates. To some extent I will do that here as well. I will present options. There is, however, one theological position that I must and will affirm. Christ is “the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through [him].” So, I will not discuss any position that denies the truth that Jesus' sacrifice is the only way to be reconciled with God. Those views can simply be labeled as non-Christian. I do not mean that as an insult but simply as an accurate description. And non-Christian beliefs are not the focus of our Bible study.I also need to give an extremely important introduction. The Christian conception of God is that he is perfectly good, perfectly just, and he loves us self-sacrificially. God has organized all of history in light of his plan of mercy and salvation for us. He wishes that no person should perish. (2 Peter 3) If God is who he says he is, then the question of the unevangelized is not as emotionally charged as it seems. I can trust that however it is resolved, it is done so in a loving and just way—indeed in a more loving and just way than I can even imagine. With that said, let's move on to the possibilities.Roughly, the answers to this question can be divided into five categories:(1) Gospel Exclusivism. This is the view that people must hear the gospel to be saved. There is no way around it. (You can find an example here.) This view may seem unfair, but that is not necessarily the case. Many Christians believe that God unilaterally chooses those who are saved. Those who are not chosen could be placed in situations in which they will not hear the gospel, since they will not be saved anyways. A different way to argue for the fairness of “gospel exclusivism” is that God knows exactly who would and would not respond to the gospel message. Those who would respond in denial may be placed in situations where they will never hear it, since they would reject it if they heard it anyways.(2) General Revelation Inclusivism. This is the view that people can react positively (in humility and faith) to the revelation they have received. Their faith in God brings them into salvation through Christ's sacrifice. (Notice, this is not a different path to salvation.) Here's an example of this view:The Bible says that God wants all persons to be saved. Those who have never heard of Christ will not be judged on the basis of what they don't know; they'll be judged on the basis of what they do know. So what do people who have never heard of Christ know? There are two truths God has revealed to everyone, everywhere. First, he exists. We all know this by observing the natural world around us. And second, there's a moral law. We all know this by experiencing our conscience within us. Every one of us has a moral sense of right and wrong.So those who never hear of Christ can still respond to the light they have been given in nature and conscience. On the basis of their knowledge of God and the moral law they can turn to God for forgiveness and new life. Just like people who lived prior to the time of Christ, they can be saved through Christ, even though they haven't heard of Christ.(3) Postmortem Evangelism. This is the view that unevangelized persons will have the opportunity to respond to the gospel after death. An example of this view is found in Postmortem Opportunity: A Biblical and Theological Assessment of Salvation After Death, by theologian James Beilby. The argument is simple. God desires every individual to be saved, and because a person can only be saved by placing conscious faith in Christ, God will make an opportunity in this life or the next for that person to respond in faith. Because the Bible and Christian theology do not give us a reason to think God can't or won't do this, at least so goes the argument, there is a strong possibility that there will be postmortem opportunities for the unevangelized and pseudoevangelized.(4) Christian Universalism. By calling it Christian, I am not implying that this view is in fact correct. I add the word Christian to distinguish this form of universalism from a decidedly non-Christian one. Non-Christian universalism claims that there are many ways to be reconciled with God. Most religions, if not all of them, take us to the same place. That denies the exclusivity of Jesus, which is a core Christian tenet. On the other hand, there is a Christian form of universalism. It claims that all people, whether in this life or the next, will accept Christ as their savior. Notice that this is technically not a different view from the prior three. It simply adds a modal distinction—not only may people come to saving faith but they will. (If all will come to faith, how exactly they do so is not all that important.)(5) Agnosticism. This is the view that we cannot know for certain. Notice, this is not only stating that one does not know but that one cannot know. Scripture does not tell us, is the claim.I must add a couple of comments before I leave this discussion. First, I am not implying that all these views are equally likely considering scriptural data. Universalism, for example, has a great deal of trouble making sense of passages like Jesus' description of the narrow gate to salvation (Matthew 7:13) and Jesus' rejection of some hypocritical followers (Matthew 7:23). I am implying, however, that someone can hold one of these views and properly call themselves a Christian—even if they might be a Christian who is incorrect.Second, notice the one unifying theme. Christ is the only way to salvation. Everyone reconciled with God, both in the Old Testament and New Testament, is saved through Jesus.I hope this is helpful. We can discuss this matter further during the Bible study.

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional
MW: When you wonder, “WHERE IS GOD?” (Jeremiah 32:41)

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 7:01


Today's Scripture: I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul. - Jeremiah 32:41

Pray the Word with David Platt
Formed by God (Jeremiah 18:4–6)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 4:20


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah  18:4–6, David Platt asks God to form and mold his people to look more like Jesus.

Pray the Word with David Platt
Bringing the Nations to Know God (Jeremiah 16:19–21)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 4:58


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 16:19–21, David Platt asks God to bring the nations to know his love.

Your Daily Bible Verse
Good News! We Cannot Hide From God (Jeremiah 23:24)

Your Daily Bible Verse

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 8:33


Today's Bible Verse is Jeremiah 23:24 - "Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?”declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”declares the Lord."Want to listen without the ads? Become a BibleStudyTools.com PLUS Member today: https://www.biblestudytools.com/subscribe/Meet Our Hosts:Jennifer Slattery is a writer and speaker who hosts the Faith Over Fear podcast. She's addressed women's groups, Bible studies, and writers across the nation. She's the author of Building a Family and numerous other titles and maintains a devotional blog at https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.comFollow Jennifer:https://www.lifeaudio.com/faith-over-fear/https://www.facebook.com/JenSlattehttps://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/Grace Fox has published hundreds of articles and authored 10 books including the award-winning devotional, Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. She's a member of the “First 5” writing team for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a regular contributor to Guideposts' Mornings with Jesus. Grace lives aboard a sailboat in Vancouver, British Columbia. Married in 1982, she and her husband celebrate three grown kids and eleven grandchildren.Check out Grace's newest book, Keeping Hope Alive: https://www.tyndale.com/p/keeping-hope-alive/9781649380517Subscribe to her weekly devotional blog and monthly update on her website: www.gracefox.comFollow Grace:Facebook: www.fb.com/gracefox.authorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/graceloewenfox/  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gracefoxauthor

Pray the Word with David Platt
A Relationship with God (Jeremiah 13:11)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 3:40


Pray the Word with David Platt
Boasting in the Knowledge of God (Jeremiah 9:23–24)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 3:50


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 9:23–24, David Platt reminds us not to boast in riches, but in our knowledge of God.

Pray the Word with David Platt
Return to God (Jeremiah 4:1)

Pray the Word with David Platt

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 3:18


In this episode of Pray the Word on Jeremiah 4:1, David Platt encourages believers to return to the Lord who loves us and cares for us.

West Ridge Church
They Walked With God: "Jeremiah"

West Ridge Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 42:10


They Walked With God: "Jeremiah" - Tim Grandstaff

Mornings with Brother Mark
I will be their God - Jeremiah 32:36-38

Mornings with Brother Mark

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 4:20


Union Church
The Story of God: Jeremiah

Union Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 38:07


Listen along as we continue our series through the Bible. Jeremiah Jeremiah 1:4-10 - Jeff Reading Prophets: A real encounter with the presence of God, leading to speaking the truth of God to the people of God. Accusation Repentance Consequence “We underestimate God and we overestimate evil. We don't see what God is doing and conclude that he is doing nothing. We see everything that evil is doing and think it is in control of everyone.” - Eugene Peterson Jeremiah 13:17 -  Jeremiah 29:11 Before Jeremiah knew God, God knew Jeremiah. This turns everything we ever thought about God around. We think that God is an object about which we have questions. We are curious about God. We make inquiries about God. We read books about God. We get into late-night bull sessions about God. We drop into church from time to time to see what is going on with God. We indulge in an occasional sunset or symphony to cultivate a feeling of reverence for God. But that is not the reality of our lives with God. Long before we ever got around to asking questions about God, God had been questioning us. Long before we got interested in the subject of God, God subjected us to the most intensive and searching knowledge. Before it ever crossed our minds that God might be important, God singled us out as important. Before we were formed in the womb, God knew us. We are known before we know. This realization has a practical result: no longer do we run here and there, panicked and anxious, searching for the answers to life. Our lives are not puzzles to be figured out. Rather, we come to God, who knows us and reveals to us the truth of our lives. The fundamental mistake is to begin with ourselves and not God. God is the center from which all life develops. If we use our ego as the center from which to plot the geometry of our lives, we will live eccentrically. - Eugene Peterson Jeremiah x image/file 3:6-11 7:5-7 Jeremiah (like other prophets) exposed the idolatry that underlay the spiritual, political, economic and social disintegration of his society. The issue in the Bible is not just “Do you believe in God or not?” Everybody believed in gods of some sort. The question was, “Who is truly the only living God?” And if that God is indeed Yahweh the God of Israel, then there are consequences in real life – as shown in the Torah. Yahweh demanded justice for the poor, compassion and equality for foreigners and refugees, systemic redress for poverty, structural mechanisms to protect the homeless and family-less from abuse and destitution, fair and equitable distribution of land, integrity in the judicial system, humility, simplicity and morality in the government (as opposed to wealth, women and weapons) - Chris Wright 25:11 31:31-34 52:31-34 If we forget that the newspapers are footnotes to Scripture and not the other way around, we will finally be afraid to get out of bed in the morning. Too many of us spend far too much time with the editorial page and not nearly enough with the prophetic vision. We get our interpretation of politics and economics and morals from journalists when we should be getting only information; the meaning of the world is most accurately given to us by God's Word. - Eugene Peterson

Simply Stories Podcast
Episode 127 :: Amber Albee Swenson :: Stories of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Being Chosen for More in God's Kingdom

Simply Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 68:50


Today I get to share with you my conversation with Amber Albee Swenson. Amber is a wife, a Mom, a Bible Study author and teacher of the Word. She deeply wants to help other people know the Word of God, to help them know and love God more,  and she wants to try and make God's Word practical and applicable for people no matter what season they're in. Amber shared with me where God has moved in her life and how He's taught her the power of forgiveness, perseverance and seeing God's faithfulness every step of the way.  Today is Good Friday, which is the day we remember the crucifixion of Christ. I hope that the gift of His life and His love falls fresh on you today from this conversation. No matter what's held you back, the pain you've faced, the hurt you've felt from people, the confusion you may carry towards Christians, that doesn't change the power of the truth: Jesus died and rose again so that You would know how loved you are. He can take your hurt. He invites you too. Life is hard. Amber reminded us in this conversation that the important things in God's kingdom are going to be hard, but we also can remember that we will never be alone, forgiveness is worth the risk, and Jesus can and will meet us and lead us in all of it.  This is a word of encouragement for the weary. This is a word for those that don't know what to do with the reality around them. This is a word for those who don't know how to even get to the Gospel because of the noise in their way. This is a word for the ones who don't know how to go back to church. Whether you hear this on Easter weekend, or some other day of the year, know that the Lord still cares for you. There is a place for you in the family of God.  He is risen, friend. You matter to Him. Your story matters.    Connecting with Amber: Books Facebook Instagram Twitter Podcast Website References: -Her book/study Chosen for More -Time of Grace media ministry (podcast, videos, blogs) -Gifted for More- Dr. Bruce Becker -Jackie Hill Perry -”Let the lion out”- Actual quote by Charles Spurgeon :: ““The Word of God is like a lion. You don't  have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.” -Paul and Barnabas reconcile  -Conflict in the Church during Vietnam  -The Book of Psalms -The Book of Proverbs -Lamps tied to the ancients' feet  Scripture References: Exodus 3:7-22-Moses telling God all the reasons it was a bad idea for him to be a leader Romans 5:3-5, Philippians 3:14-the call to persevere  Deuteronomy 32:4, Joshua 21:45, Lamentations 3:21-23, Psalm 33:4 -God is faithful (to name a few :)) Deuteronomy 31:6--He does not leave you  Philippians 4:13-We do things through HIS strength Isaiah 40:29-31-He will give strength to the weary Matthew 11:28-30-Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened  Matthew 6:11-Give us this day our daily bread  1 Kings 19-Elijah, and he's had it, and the angel of the Lord appears to him.  1 Kings 17:2-16-Elijah fed by ravens 1 Kings 18:16-19:18-Ahab blames Elijah for everything  Matthew 26:69-75, Luke 22:54-62-One of Peter's worst moments Acts 9:1, Acts 22:20-One of Saul's worst moments Mark 10:35-45-One of John and James' (sons of thunder) worst moments  Genesis 3-Eve's worst moment  Ruth 2:1-3, 8-18-Ruth's determination to survive Esther 4-Esther didn't want this job John 21:15-25-Peter.. God love him, God still said He can use him.  Judges 4-Deborah  Galatians 2:11-21-Paul confronts Peter  Acts 15:36-16:10-Paul and Barnabas part ways over John Mark 2 Timothy 4:10-Paul talks about people deserting him  Ephesians 2:19-22-Christ is the cornerstone of the Church  2 Timothy 1:9-Grace and mercy in Jesus  Matthew 27:54-Truly He is the Son of God Jeremiah 29:11-The Lord has a plan for you.  Ephesians 2:10-We are God's handiwork  1 Corinthians 12:4-31-We each have spiritual gifts, We're a body with different members but each called according to a purpose  John 10:10,Luke 22:31,1 Peter 5:8-Satan seeks to kill and destroy  Proverbs 27:17-iron sharpening iron Colossians 1:18-Christ is the head  1 Corinthians 12:12-27-we're called to be the body //we're called to unity (not uniformity) Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26- Christ's body broken for us Matthew 22:15-22-Jesus being pushed to take a stand John 8:1-11-Woman caught in adultery Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 43:1-7, 41:13, Philippians 4:6-7 -Do not fear (the most repeated command in scripture, but here are a few) Psalm 139:23-24-David prayed “search me”  Matthew 6:9-13-The Lord's Prayer and forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35-The parable of the unmerciful servant  Mark 14:27-52- Disciples leaving Jesus after arrest  Luke 22- Judas' betrayal John 21:1-17-Breakfast with his Savior Matthew 26:69-75, Luke 22:54-62-Peter's betrayal Romans 12:2- Be transformed by the renewal of your mind  Galatians 1:11-2:21- Paul being on fire for the Lord and being called to learn instead of go Acts 16:6- Paul wanted to go to Asia and God said no Psalm 119:105- Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast:Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life)FacebookTwitterBlog  *Intro and Outro music is from audionautix.com

Titus Ededjo Blog
“Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows God” (Jeremiah 9:24)

Titus Ededjo Blog

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 1:49


This episode is also available as a blog post: http://titusededjo.home.blog/2022/04/06/let-him-who-glories-glory-in-this-that-he-understands-and-knows-god-jeremiah-924/

Calvary Chapel Las Vegas
The Living God | Jeremiah 10:10 | March 27 | Fernando Serrano

Calvary Chapel Las Vegas

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 55:50


Calvary Chapel Las Vegas Sunday Morning Message

First Importance
"Shredding the Word of God" - Jeremiah 36 (March 9, 2022)

First Importance

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 28:25


Dr. Jimmy Millikin shares this message from Jeremiah 36 entitled, 'Shredding the Word of God." He draws 4 specific points from this passage: 1. God's Word Written 2. God's Word Proclaimed 3. God's Word Rejected 4. God's Word Established

Drippings from the Honeycomb: The sweetness of God’s Word one verse at a time.

In Matthew 7:15, Jesus issues a warning against false prophets. This warning is applicable to the church today and was echoed by the Apostles to the churches they planted. How can we as believers take steps to be on guard against the false prophets and teachers that Satan sends into the church to try and destroy it?Believers must be vigilant in studying the Scriptures and continually checking the teaching they sit under against the Word of God. By disciplining themselves in this way, believers will be prepared to “cry wolf” if/when the time comes. Relevant Scripture ReferencesFalse prophets will come into the church Acts 20:29-32/Matthew 7:15False prophets are allowed by God in His sovereignty to test His people Deut 13:1-5False prophets will be harshly judged by God Jeremiah 14:13-16False prophets preach a message that pleases those who despise God's Word. Jeremiah 23:16False prophets cover up evil actions by corrupt leadership. Ezekiel 22:27False prophets do not call out sin in the church. Micha 3:5-8False prophets teach heresy and deny that salvation is found through Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 2:1-7False prophets do not affirm the divinity of Jesus Christ. 1 John 4:1Support the show

The Jackson Gravitt Theology Podcast
Wrath of God (Jeremiah 25)

The Jackson Gravitt Theology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 41:30


NCF Sunday Talks
I met Jesus! The woman who took a risk of faith

NCF Sunday Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 33:43


Nothing is too difficult for God (Jeremiah 32:17).  A lady met Jesus on a very crowded road once. She had had problems with bleeding for 12 years. This caused physical problems, but it  also  made her ritually unclean. People would shun her and keep their distance so that they didn't become unclean too.As she reached out to Jesus and physically touched Him, so she was healed. Jesus stopped what He was doing and spent time with her, calling her "daughter" - a beautifully intimate term. She had been ostracized by her community, but now she was healed and whole again. Taking that risk of faith changed her life.What tender name is God calling you? How will you reach out to Jesus today - despite there being risks?  Nothing is beyond God's power. 

Good Shepherd (English)
Trusting God (Jeremiah 17:5-10)

Good Shepherd (English)

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 23:18


Sermon preached on 13 Feb 2022 at the Sunday 11am Morning Prayer Service by Rev Jonathan Wong

City Church Murfreesboro
The Door Labeled “Heaven”: How Story & Habit Prepare You to Experience God - Jeremiah 12& 17

City Church Murfreesboro

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 53:30


The most profound experiences with God happen through suffering. Don't avoid it, prepare for it.  Story & Habit are your roots. Place them deeply & consistently into a life-giving source. Support the show (https://pushpay.com/g/borocitychurch?src=hpp)

St. Andrew UMC Podcast
Life After God: “The Aim of God” (Jeremiah 29:10-14 ) - January 16, 2022

St. Andrew UMC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 34:02


Doubt can be the purest form of belief. Disbelief can be the surest path to our salvation. Running from faith can be the most honest expression of running toward God. No one ever told us this. So some of us stopped believing altogether. Assuming there's only one way to believe in God, or only one kind of God to believe in, some choose to live life after God. But what if we were misled? What if living life after a God we can't believe in has freed us to live life in pursuit of a God we were never told about—One who cares less about what we believe, and more about how we're doing, who we're becoming, where we're going, and what we're giving our precious lives to? What if the real God is waiting for us on the other side of life after God?

New Work Fellowship Podcast
Take the Trust Test (11/21/2021)

New Work Fellowship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 43:10


Take the Trust Test Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” Psalms 26:2, “Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.” Galatians 6:4 (NIV), “Each one should test his own actions.”   TAKE a Personal Inventory Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; TEST me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life”.   REMOVE the growth-stunting barriers Jeremiah 17:6, “They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future.”   UNDERSTAND God's growth principles Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.”   SURRENDER your whole heart to God Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”    TEST God's Promises  Malachi 3:10, “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven's Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

The Tom Short Show
What Do Catholics Believe about Mary and Why Do They Believe it?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 22:02


May plays a very prominent role in Catholic faith and practice.Do their beliefs about Mary come from the Bible?Should you believe Mary is the "Mother of God"?Are Catholics wrong to "venerate" Mary?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to find out.Scripture Used in Today's MessageLuke 1:47 (Mary needed a Savior)Matthew 1:25 (Mary a virgin UNTIL Jesus was born)1 Timothy 2:5 (ONE Mediator between us and God)Jeremiah 7:18 (Queen of Heaven)Jeremiah 44:17-25 (Queen of Heaven)The Seven Metaphors Jesus Used to Describe Himself in the Gospel of JohnBread of Life  (John 6:35)Light of the Word  (John 8:12)Door  (John 10:9)Good Shepherd  (John 10:11, 14)Resurrection and Life  (John 11:25-26)Vine  (John 15:5)Way, Truth, and Life  (John 14:6)For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

GracePoint
11-07-21 Having your own personal relationship with God Jeremiah Johnson

GracePoint

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 67:47


Spiritcode
Healing the Shadow Self

Spiritcode

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 22:39


HEALING THE SHADOW SELF Much of our inner life with its feelings and deeper motivations of why we do what we do is hidden in the deeper recesses of the soul and remains unknown even to ourselves. These feelings and doubts and fears get pushed down and suppressed, and they make up what are called the shadows of the unknown self – our shadow self.  When David wrote Psalm 32 he portrays to us his life as a man who was taken from shame and guilt into acceptance and forgiveness, and from despair and depression into fulfilment and joy - and transformed from his shadow self into his true self. And he encourages us to embrace this kind of transformation through God's love and mercy and forgiveness. In this psalm David starts off paying tribute to the blessing of the magnificent mercy and forgiveness of God. He then recounts the damage and torment he did to his soul by keeping everything in the shadows before finally opening up to God and letting his light and truth come in to his heart. Then he gives thanks for the safe place of refuge that he finds in the presence of God and he rejoices in the powerful blessing of his inner transformation, encouraging us to trust God for this same blessing. Psalm 32:1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  2 Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.  3 For when I kept silent (h?âra??; concealed or ignored the state I was in), my bones wasted away through my groaning (aga) all day long.  4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.  5 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.  6 Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time, so that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from getting stuck in a place of trouble: you surround me with shouts of deliverance.  7. (And then God says) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye. Don't be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, and will not stay close to you. Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! DAVID'S TRIBUTE TO GOD'S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS This Psalm starts off speaking about three expressions of God's of love, in his forgiveness and covering and mercy towards us of our three areas of failure and liability in our human nature which are, transgression, sin, and iniquity. Each of these is defined specifically in the original Hebrew language;  Transgression - (p?e??a‘); means active resistance, revolt or rebellion. This is the act of deliberate and wilful disobedience to God's moral and spiritual laws. David said that he received forgiveness for those things from a forgiving and eternally loving God (Jeremiah 31:31). Right from the beginning God never stopped loving his children Adam and Eve and he forgave them their transgression. He also required that they bear the consequence of their disobedience – primarily the startling and unfamiliar experience of feeling separated from God, which would disappear whenever they repented and received his forgiveness and redeeming love.  Sin - (h???t?â'â); means an offence – turning from the path and missing the mark. This is the experience of being led astray by wrong desires and falling into sin through temptation. David was temped into committing adultery with Bathsheba and subsequently sending her husband into the front line of battle where he was killed.  And even though David knew that he was covered by God for those things because of the blood of sacrifice, he also knew he would bear the consequences of his sin, and suffer much grief because of it. We read in this psalm of the sorrow and remorse he went through because off his guilt. Iniquity – (avown); means the twisted or distorted nature of our flawed humanity right from the time of our birth. David said that this was not counted against him. David describes his iniquity (avown) in another psalm;  Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was born in iniquity… You delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret place of my heart.  DAVID'S PAIN AND SORROW THAT OPENS HIM UP TO GOD'S LIGHT That is why David said in Psalm 139 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is anything offensive in me, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.  David realized he was getting in the way of God's light into his heart so that all he could see was his shadow - the shadow of the unknown side of his sinful self, the false vision of himself living independently from God and getting stuck in a place of trouble (vs 6). He knew that God knew everything about him and that God didn't have to search him in order to find out what he was like. What David was saying was ‘Lord I want to know about me what you know about me'. David wanted to know what was in the shadow side of his life so that he could make way for God to transform him into the man that God wanted him to be. David knew by his guilt and shame that there were things inside him that had led him into deep sin. He also knew he had been driven by his natural instincts to react defensively and aggressively in the face of threat and danger.  He tells us in this psalm that what caused him so much sorrow and suffering was the struggle with the burden of his hidden sin and his doubts and fears and wrong motivations, and he was honest enough to want to know about them and to be transparent about his shadow self. Our shadow self is a bundle of everything we don't want to know about concerning this painful life of ours because we have a life full of our own aspirations and plans that we want to get on with and it is scary and painful to face the why and how of the pain. We cannot ignore the very real pain of those hidden shadow feelings even though our inner shadow self with its hidden feelings and deeper motivations and its doubts and fears can get pushed down and suppressed so that we can remain unconscious of them. Our pain will always come to the surface while everything else can stay hidden.  when David faced that shadow self and came into the light of God's Word he received healing from the guilt and shame and the emotional and mental pain. When David wrote in the Psalms, he opened up his life to us as well as to God - his thoughts and feelings and his successes and failures. He does not only open up his own life to us but he also mirrors the soul of humanity and the journey of that soul as it changes its attachment from a self-serving pursuit of fulfillment and happiness to its attachment to God's heart. David is an example in the Bible of an Old Testament person living with a heart for God and prophetically enjoying a New Testament experience of mercy and forgiveness and the attainment of true fulfilment and happiness through God's love. The Bible tells us that he was called ‘a man after God's own heart' (Acts 13:22) and he writes in Psalm 139:16 – all the days for me were written in your book, as God has done for each one of us. We are drawn into the life of David where we can often see our own hu manity reflected in his life. Even Jesus in his humanity as the perfect Son of God who was without sin is called many times in the Bible ‘The Son of David'. David opens up that book of his God-loved and God-forgiven life for us to read, inviting and challenging us to do the same and to be healed from our shadow self to our true self.  THE NEW LIFE OF TRANSFORMATION  Paul quotes David from Psalm 32 in Romans and brings this experience of David's healing of his shadow self into the New Testament through the work of Jesus on the cross and he mentions those same three areas of failure and liability. Romans 4:6 … “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his iniquity.” So this psalm is central to the gospel and points out the path of true peace and happiness to all of us who are made aware of our shadow self, and upright enough in heart (righteousness) to take responsibility for it. This awareness often comes about when we have failed ourselves and God through our stumbling and falling and our hurtful reactions to situations. However, this blessing in disguise of being made aware of our shadow self can set us free from the harmful spiritual and emotional and physical effects of darkness so that we can find healing and growth in our spirit and soul.  Just as our weakness and failure of our natural life is hidden in our shadow self, our New life of faith is hidden with Christ in God. And just as light and truth reveals our failures, his light and truth reveals to us our true self as God created us to be in Christ, accepted and forgiven, endowed with individual creative gifts that are waiting to be expressed and enjoyed.  The journey of the old natural mindset that creates its own pathway to fulfillment and happiness starts at around age 3 or 4 when we begin to plan ways to achieve our own program for happiness, which is about having what we want when we want it, and using unpleasant measures such as demanding attention, emotional manipulation and crying, and anger tantrums. The difference between children and adults is that adults have learned to become more skilled and subtle about pursuing their fulfillment and happiness program.  In this old natural mindset as adults we still want to control the circumstances around us, and to get attention and approval for everything we do and to feel secure about our material possessions, and along with around 8 billion others we pour all our emotional and mental and physical energy into those pursuits. We are willing to change our careers, our appearance and identity labels, and even our names, but ask us to pour our energy into changing our heart to pursue a life devoted to God and we resist at all costs. People are too busy with their programs, even religious and prayerful ones, wanting that bit of extra control maybe just over a few things, even sometimes over God, and quoting a Scripture to him just for good measure. The kind of transformation that David is talking about in this psalm is not about being changed from a bad person to a good person, or from a non-churchgoer to a churchgoer; transformation is about being changed from living in the natural shadow of our false self to living in the light of The Holy Spirit in our true self.  That transformation is what the Bible means about what our salvation really is – sozo – salvation – healing of the shadow self at the present moment. It means far more than going to Heaven one day – where there will be no more tears no more sorrow no more shadow self.  That is why the Bible says ‘Now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 - sozo – healing). This is the time for the healing of our shadow self – here and now. We have the presence of God but what can be missing is our being present to God. Being present to God means two things; the first thing is simply to BE THERE and honouring that time as belonging to God and CONSCIOUS of his love for you and of his supernatural activity for good towards you at that moment. The second thing is to PRESENT yourself to God as his new creation yielded to his will for your life and confirming this by giving thanks to him in your current circumstances. I believe that at this time in history there is a work of the grace of God drawing us into being PRESENT with him and to him with our whole heart and mind.          

My Evening Devotional
Require God as your Vital Necessity

My Evening Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 13:01


The Amplified Bible is the ONLY translation that uses the phrase “vital necessity” in our relationship with and to God: Jeremiah 29:13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. What things do you consider a vital necessity in your life? In other words, what can't you live without? Most people would immediately think of food, water and shelter; but in reality, we can't really live unless our minds and hearts are set on seeking the Lord. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit myeveningdevotional.substack.com

Passion Centre
Vital Necessity

Passion Centre

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 40:59


Pastor Tony Silveira at the Passion Centre. he Amplified Bible is the ONLY translation that uses the phrase “vital necessity” in our relationship with and to God: Jeremiah 29:13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. What things do you consider a vital necessity in your life? In other words, what can't you live without? Most people would immediately think of food, water and shelter; but in reality, we can't really live unless our minds and hearts are set on seeking the Lord.

Fresh Manna
Hearing God (Jeremiah 42:2-3, 5, 19; 43:2-4)

Fresh Manna

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 3:29


Wake up Castle Rock and America
Are we not allowed to speak?

Wake up Castle Rock and America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 6:24


Are we not allowed to speak?   Tucker: Marine battalion leader calls out military leaders, failed leadership: Then relieved of duty (fired) Are we not allowed to speak out or have an opinion? You have military officers being relieved of duty because they voiced their opinion about Afghanistan. No one in this world has not voiced their opinion, no one in this world has not at some time spoken the truth, no one in this world has not lied at some point?   But we all have sin; they have come short of the glory of God; we are to speak the truth, but if we live in America, are we not allowed to have freedom of speech. Have we embarked owner nation of dictatorship or nation a fear? Are we not supposed to be honest because honesty it's truthfulness, not now it is almost a crime to speak honestly. Bad is good, and now good is bad; that's how our nation has become?   Honesty is a biblical principle; as I said before, no one on this planet has not lied. Once we believe a lie quicker than the truth, one would accept a false statement quicker. However, that doesn't give us the right to continue to lie; we need to look at ourselves and realize that lies will cause issues, hardships, and yes, can even cause death.   No, I do not know what's in the mind or hearts of our elected leaders, but I know that we are regressing, not progress. Fear is being put into the hearts in the minds of the  American people, but fear is a liar fear is false evidence appearing real. I recall in my younger days I've heard people make comments, then no one knows the evil lurks in the heart of a man. As for me, I know that my father in heaven is in control because he knows everything.   Now is this evil beginning to manifest itself? What happened to us to our leaders doing what is right for the American people. we have people that thrive on power, but I once remember hearing that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Is that what's happening here now? Now, what does the Bible say about honesty? Honestly, it's truthfulness. An honest person has the habit of making accurate, trustworthy statements about life self-others in God. An honest person represents themselves as zest as they are in telling others the truth about themselves and what is not pleasing to God. Honestly, it's not expressing everything that goes through yours or my mind that that's trapped; that's transparency, and yes, a person can be honest without being transparent. However, no one can be consistently honest without a commitment to the truth. Honestly will at the time hurt someone filling, but that does not mean that dishonesty is preferable.   This honestly is reproved in scripture. God does not accept a person who practiced deceit; that's in psalms 101 verse 7. Jeremiah 9 verse 5 says of the wicked society everyone deceives his neighbor. No one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongue to speak lies they worried themselves committing, and nicotine speaking the truth well honestly is a mark of healthy human action.   A person who knows the truth but for whatever reason says differently it's a liar. The Bible emphasizes the importance of making true statements about God. Personally, misrepresenting God is a serious offense. A liar is defined first and foremost as someone who denies that Jesus is Christ first John chapter 2 verse 22 trusting allies is consistent with forgetting God Jeremiah 13 verse 25 and those who claim to know God but contradict him add to his words or refused to follow accept his commandments are also called liars first John chapter two verse 4 first John chapter 5 verse 10 proverbs chapter 30 verse 6. Yes, I know many people have misquoted scriptures it took, and that includes our political leaders. They have to misquote scripture or use scripture to try to justify their mistakes.   Honestly, as a character quality signifies the spiritual work in a person's soul, God cannot lie. Look at Hebrews six verse 18; therefore, his presence in a person gives rise to truthfulness. And if you are following price a child of God, then you should be honest; I don't care if you're in the military or not. You should do the will of God, then do as the Lord leads you and be honest, yes there will be repercussions, but it is standing firm in the faith. You're going to be OK call faith stand for father all in thy hands.   Reality humankind, whatever terminology you want to use, we're not honest. We are not naturally honest look at psalms 116 verse 11. This honesty has a worldly reward lying to them, bringing financial gang power political positions sexual satisfaction. Still, it's all temporary, but these rewards come at a price look at Afghanistan what is going on right now in that country.   This honesty, please do more and more wickedness look up proverbs 17 verse 4 lion to fulfill worldly desires ultimately leaves it results in a loss of everything a person has including their life. Health inhabited will include all liars read revelation 21 verse 18 work good is it for a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his soul look at mark 8 verse 36.   Yes, indeed here and now, it is sometimes tempting to lying misrepresenting ourselves, or downplaying uncomfortable truth to avoid conflict dishonesty is never good for any relationship in any leadership speaking dishonesty words or dishonest words to avoid conflict is flattery take a look at Psalms 12 verse 2 again at times honestly with hurt the feelings of others it is inevitable remember the words of the wise wounds from her friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.  Proverbs 27 verse six in France is willing to wound with the truth sweet words if lies are the enemy, so I've repeated[sPause sec=2.2 ePause] it at Fran this woolen to the womb with the truth sweet words if lies are the enemies of our soul with that being said honestly in the honesty should always be competent by gentleness it honest person is motivated by love not buying obsession with relying on accurate information proverbs 19 verse 22 above all the honest person is concerned with telling the truth about God been fostering the spiritual growth of other people efficient four verse 29 those who follow Jesus the truth John 14 verse six will speak the truth in love efficient 4 verse 15.   So, in closing, let's be diligent about what we do, what we say and how we said to do our best to be honest in all situations' opinions family friendship in our self above all let's be honest is Sharon God's word be truthful Sharing the word of God yes, we all lie at times. Still, we need to do our best to practice honesty. Pray for our Nation, leaders, and each other. No matter what side of the political line you support, we need to unite as Americans regardless of our Ethnicities groups; we need to stop the hatred, bickering, and much more.  We need to come back to Jesus and God. Bring God back into our nation. We need Jesus now more than we may realize. Here and now.  All the time, God is good, and all the time, God is good God is not dead. He is truly alive blessings In Christ Jesus.      

Lifting Her Voice
He is the Living God - Jeremiah 10-13

Lifting Her Voice

Play Episode Play 58 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 23:01 Transcription Available


This is Episode #227 and today we'll read Jeremiah 10-13 together.   But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God and eternal King.Show Notes·        Awesome Video of Solomon's Temple·        These will help!  Overview videos of all books of the BibleVisit·        Visit my website·        Visit my church·        Visit The German Shepherd·        Find me on Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter. Bible Study Resources·        CSB Study Bible – Hardcover or Kindle!·        The Bible Project's Bible Basics – Free!·        Every Bible You Could Ever Want!·        The Bible Hub – Free!·        Bible Study Tools – Free!·        The Bible Project- Free!Other Resources·        Want to use your tablet for Bible reading? Consider Kindle .·        I love Audible! Try it for free!·        Want it? FaithGear has it!·        Wear your faith! Christian Strong·        Bet Hannon Business Websites designed and maintains my website.·        Title of song used in the podcast is 3 Joys & the Truth, by Daniel O'Connor Disclosure:  This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you purchase anything, I may get a small commission.  This does not cost you anything and it helps offset the costs of the podcast.  Thank you in advance.View my Broadcast License.

The Kingdom Corner with Matt Geib
"The Great Exposure" ~ Ephesians 5:11 (Pt. 1)

The Kingdom Corner with Matt Geib

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 27:51


Ephesians 5:11 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. We as overcoming Sons & Daughters of God are being developed in God's darkroom to be His portrait & Masterpiece that he will show or Expose to the World In Glory to dispel darkness {1:46-2:08} Ephesians is such a timely book, for the trials we are experiencing today & parallels what the Ephesians & Paul were going through as he was in prison as he penned this epistle. {2:22-3:50} The reading of the text 'Eph. 5:1-11' {3:50-4:40} Last episode which covered vs. 3-7/8,10 showed a contrast between worldly vs. Christian behavior, it examples of what we DO NOT want to be like as Christians. {4:40-4:58} Then as I was re-reading this passage again God really Highlighted for me Verse 11...Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.....Today I want to talk to you about "The Great Exposure" {5:08-5:13} You must begin to have courage to let your light shine {5:18-5:38} EXPOSURE DEFINED...from the root word 'Expose' = is a condition or fact of 'being exposed' meaning to be open, vulnerable,uncovered,disclosed, put on exhibition, to be manifested, to divulge, To be revealed.. a 'REVELATION' {5:40-5:57} In Photography EXPOSURE is a very important element...literally is means the amount of LIGHT per unit area reaching a frame of photographic film that is determined by shutter speed,lens aperture & scene luminance {5:57-7:20} The story & example of Ansel Adams , the famous black & white photographer {7:20-7:47} Of course in this passage it speaks of exposing sin as we are light in the Lord, & yet there is so much more TRUTH we can realize on this topic of EXPOSURE. {7:47-8:28} Looking again at the definitions for Expose/Exposure & bringing in parallel (metaphoric) Truths from The story of Ansel Adams {8:28-8:41} Colossians 3:3 We have been hid with Christ in God & when HE shall appear (meaning Christ) with all His Glory we shall appear alongside Him in Glory. {8:41-9:15} Today you may be hidden away in the darkroom with Christ as HE is determined to work on you & with you to craft the PERFECT picture(portrait) of you..That is the IDENTITY of Who you are & How you will SHOW OUT..BE EXPOSED to the world {9:15-9:46} Ephesians 2:8-10 By grace are you saved through Faith, it is the GIFT of God, lest any man should boast...(remember many forget vs. 10:-)) For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP created in Christ Jesus for GOOD WORKS which God hath foreordained that we should walk in them......WORKMANSHIP is translated MASTERPIECE or POETRY in some translations! {9:46-10:09} He may be in the Darkroom right now with you PERFECTING your perfect PORTRAIT to put on display to the world. {10:09-11:11} You must begin to SEE & Grasp the VISION he has of you..NOT YOUR VISION, BUT HIS VISION of YOU!!....Too many times our vision has been cloudy & we are unable to SEE ourselves as He sees us, because our doubtful hearts/minds trip us up...HE"S desiring to 'SHOW YOU OUT" Son & Daughter to the world! {11:11-11:37} The example of Jeremiah..Jeremiah 1:4-5 {11:37-13:42}  Psalm 139:13-16 {13:50-15:42} WHAT it Means to be "THE LIGHT"...Eph. 3:8...POINT: The Great Exposure is birthed or developed in LIGHT {15:42-16:51} Reading Ephesians 1:17-21 {16:51-19:13} APOKALYPSIS (Revelation) is a synonym to Exposure..we could say that the Father wants to give us a "Spirit of Exposure"...HOW!? IN the Knowledge of Him, that is through Intimacy in the darkroom(prayer closet)...Just as Paul prayed for the Ephesians to have FULL APOKALYPSIS...I Pray for all those who hear this message to also receive that REVELATION!...Sometimes just like Jeremiah we are AFRAID to be exposed & offer excuses to God ( Jeremiah said he was too young)..Jer. 1:6-10...However Because He is calling us HE WILL PROTECT US! {19:13-21:56} ...POINT 1 = He is developing us as a Portrait...POINT 2 = LIGHT is essential to develop us the correct way...POINT 3 = He will Protect us in the Process because we are HIS INHERITANCE. Eph. 1:12-21 {21:56-24:08} TWO EXAMPLES of TREASURES  a) 'Monuments Men'..b) Our 'winnings'...note just like with the monuments men recovering priceless Paintings from Hitler/Goering...God will work through His Ministers to free us from the enemy who will attempt to keep our treasures hidden....Also when we won our Treasure people TOOK NOTICE....Others will TAKE Notice of the Portrait (US)/His Bride He will display {24:08-25:40} Reading Eph. 1:13-21 again {25:40-26:58} Episode recap of 3 main points + preview of PART 2 for next week FOR More Information/ resources: My book can be found Here: https://amzn.to/35mta57 also HERE with a 20% discount www.Lazarustribe.media Here is a course based on my book where you can get a special rate for the book + the course www.significanceacademy.com      

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas
The Catastrophic Cost of Rebelling Against God! [Jeremiah 52-1-30]

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2020


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Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries
3971 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 113:13


3971 SM032920 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries
3971 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 113:13


3971 SM032920 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries
3971 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Jim Brown / Grace and Truth Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2020 113:13


3971 SM032920 Corona Virus Message, Part 2: The Four Judgments Of God- Jeremiah, The Last Major Prophet During Israel's Destruction- The Sword, Famine, Pestilence And The Beast

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas
Jehoiakim: The Disaster of Fearlessly Discarding the Word of God (Jeremiah 35:1—36:32)

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2020


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Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas
Banking on the Promise of God! (Jeremiah 32:1-44)

Sermons – Community Bible Chapel, Richardson, Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2020


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