And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
The so-called “great commission” of the Lord to His disciples is found in somewhat different form in each of the four gospels and in still another form in the first chapter of Acts. To get the full message of the commission, all five must be analyzed and organized together.
The most familiar statement is in Mark 16:15 above. This was in the upper room and must have followed the words recorded by John: “Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21).
The commission was then further defined as recorded in Luke 24:47-48: “That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.”
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Our Founding Fathers created a governing framework heavily influenced by biblical principles. Slowly, we have changed from “one nation under God” to a group of people who no longer want Him to be involved.
Our nation has become ungodly in several ways: Many are driven by materialism and power; immorality and rebellion are prevalent; empty philosophy and false doctrine are widely accepted. Underlying it all is the push to keep God out of the nation’s affairs.
Yet even in an unbelieving society, people can, follow Jesus as individuals. But the world will continually disseminate faulty teachings, so believers must be discerning. Otherwise, erroneous messages can lead Christians to compromise their convictions. Then affections and priorities may change. Don’t let the world’s clamor make the Spirit’s voice less audible. Without His guidance, our minds become vulnerable to lies.
The Word of God is a compass that keeps us headed…
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Stop and consider God’s wonders. Job 37:14
“What’s a diatom?” I asked my friend. I was leaning over her shoulder looking at pictures on her cell phone she had taken through a microscope. “Oh, it’s like algae, but it’s harder to see. Sometimes you need a drop of oil on the lens or they have to be dead to see them,” she explained. I sat amazed as she scrolled through the pictures. I couldn’t stop thinking about the intricate detail God put into life that we can only see with a microscope!
God’s creation and works are endless. In the book of Job, one of Job’s friends, Elihu, points this out to Job as he struggles through his loss. Elihu challenges his friend, “Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the…
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The Dilemma of Obedience
God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, “I wonder if that is God’s voice?” Isaiah said that the Lord spoke to him “with a strong hand,” that is, by the pressure of his circumstances (Isaiah 8:11). Without the sovereign hand of God Himself, nothing touches our lives. Do we discern His hand at work, or do we see things as mere occurrences?
Get into the habit of saying, “Speak, Lord,” and life will become a romance (1 Samuel 3:9). Every time circumstances press in on you, say, “Speak, Lord,” and make time to listen. Chastening is more than a means of discipline— it is meant to bring me to the point of saying, “Speak, Lord.” Think back to a time when God spoke…
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Comment by Jim Campbell
January 30th, 2019
Democrats are laboring on the false assumption that they will try to hold on until they can take over the White House following the 2020 elections.
It won’t be the first time they have done so.
Like “Old Mother Hubbard,” who went to the cupboard……….
The cupboard on the left is still filled with low life bottom feeders and wannabe hopefuls who will never make it through the nominating process.
She is said to have pneumonia and has been placed in a medically induced coma.(Source)
It’s clear that Democrats don’t want President Trump to nominate a third justice to the Supreme Court.
As expected, the so-called “NEWS,” is doing it’s best to bury the information.
Replacing far-left Ginsburg with another judge who will uphold the constitution will be devastating to the liberal cause to turn the US into a social nightmare like…
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“South Carolina police seized more than $17 million over a three-year period according to a comprehensive jointinvestigationby theThe Greenville NewsandAnderson Independent Mail.
Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.” As I drive to Mega Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world! What a world!”
There is a massive unspoken problem in America today floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship. Founded by revolutionaries crying “No taxation without representation!” the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where 44% of the people pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher. What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government? This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body…
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Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7
First of all, focus is a matter of sight. We focus on the eye chart at the doctor’s office; we focus our binoculars when looking at distant objects; we focus our camera lens when we take a picture.
It is not surprising that Proverbs encourages us not to “be wise in [our] own eyes.” Said another way, don’t trust your own eyes as a source of focus in life. There is a lot to see in this world, and much to focus on. The challenge is to make sure we are focusing on God first and seeing life through His “eyes.” Proverbs 3:5 says the same thing: Trust in God with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding. Our eyes and our understanding are gifts of God, but…
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Please Pray for Israel and our Christian Earth and USA
( Matthew 5:7 KJV ) “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain Mercy.”!!
( Psalms 41:1 KJV ) “( To the chief Musician, A Psalm of King David. ) Blessed is he that Considereth the poor: the LORD will Deliver him in time of trouble.”!!
( John 10:27-30 KJV ) “My Sheep Hear My Voice, and I Know them, and they Follow Me: And I Give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My Hand. My Father, which Gave them Me, is Greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s Hand. I and My Father are ONE.”!!
( Philippians 2:10-11 KJV ) “That at the Name of Jesus Christ-MESSIAH – Yeshua HaMashiach-MESSIAH every Knee should Bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth…
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