Thursday, May 28, 2015

Words of Comfort: Guilt trip.

“Christianity is a guilt trip?”
Which of the Ten Commandments makes you feel guilty, and why?
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Words of Comfort: “I don't hate God. I just don't believe He exists.”

“I don't hate God. I just don't believe He exists.”
Such is the way of many cultures that if a son or daughter marries out of the faith or does something of which they strongly disagree, in the parent’s minds, they no longer exist. There is no greater contempt for a person than to so hate them they don’t exist in your mind.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Words of Comfort: Newborn.

“He who looks into the eyes of a newborn baby and says that child is evil and born of sin and will go to Hell if not baptized is seriously mentally ill.”
You are confused. The Bible doesn’t say anywhere (or even hint) that if a newborn baby isn’t baptized, it goes to Hell.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Words of Comfort: Teardrop.

“I could abundantly justify compassion for perishing men, even on the ground of natural feelings. A mother who did not, like Hagar, weep for her dying child—call her not ‘mother,’ call her ‘monster.’ A man who passes through the scenes of misery which even this city presents in its more squalid quarters, and yet is never disturbed by them, I venture to say he is unworthy of the name of man. Even the common sorrows of our race may well suffuse our eyes with tears, but the eternal sorrow, the infinite lake of misery—he who grieves not for this, write him down a demon, though he wear the image and semblance of a man.” Charles Spurgeon

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Words of Comfort: Thirsty?

It was love that drove Hagar to cry out to God for the child. How can love not compel us to lift up our voices and weep, given the impending deaths of multitudes around us? God has opened our eyes to see the wells of salvation in Christ, so we must lead sinners by the hand to Him who cried, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). From,The Evidence Bible

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Words of Comfort: Real fear.

There is no worse state for a nation or the Church to be in than to lose the fear of God. Someone once said, “I fear God, and next to God I chiefly fear him who fears Him not.” Those who do not fear God will lie to you, steal from you, and even kill you if they think they can get away with it. It is the fear of the Lord that causes men to depart from evil. Jesus said, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28).

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Words of Comfort: A rare message.

This is the message that we must preach: that all humanity flee from the wrath to come, that they are to be saved from this wicked and adulterous generation through repentance and faith in Jesus alone. Sadly, these words are rarely heard from the lips of popular preachers. Every time we enter a pulpit or open our mouths to preach in public, we should be mindful that there are more than likely unsaved people listening to our words. Their blood will be on our hands if we fail to warn them (see Ezek. 33:3–9; Acts 20:26,27). From, The Evidence Bible

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Words of Comfort: Remember the thief.

It can be a difficult situation if someone you are witnessing to asks about the fate of a loved one who died and was not a Christian. Simply say, “Only God knows the eternal destiny of the person, and the Scriptures assure us that He will do what is right. So we can take consolation from that.” Some may be tempted to say that the loved one went to hell, but the truth is that we don’t know what happened minutes before their death. Remember the thief on the cross.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Words of Comfort: Decision vs Repentance

Keep planting and don’t be tempted to revert to using the methods of modern evangelism to get “decisions for Christ.” That may make you rejoice because you think you are seeing fruit, but keep in mind that while we may rejoice over “decisions,” Heaven reserves its rejoicing for sinners who repent (see Luke 15:7), and repentance is God-given (see 2 Tim. 2:24–26). Sow in tears, and you will reap in joy—in God’s time.   From, The Evidence Bible

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Words of Comfort: Germination.

There may be times when you do not see any fruit for your evangelistic labors. You are planting seed in the hearts of sinners but it seems that no one is being born again. If that is the case, consider this verse: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58).

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