Friday, November 26, 2010

A Jabbing of the Conscience

Well at church on Sunday the main thrust was end times – what we should be doing and how we should be behaving now and for Jesus’ return.

These are the verses mentioned:
Luke 21:5-28
2 Timothy 3:12 & 2 Timothy 4:1-5, 8.
Malachi 4:1-2
Hebrews 3:12-14, 9:27 & 10:19-25
Romans 12:9-21 (Although I think right from verse 1 is great because it fits with the theme.)
Titus 2:11-15
John 13:34-35
Acts 1:9-13
Matthew 22
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
2 Corinthians 5:8-11
1 John 3:2-3 & 2:28-29
1 Corinthians 15:50-52
Genesis 5:24
2 Kings 2:11-12

Well I called this post “A Jabbing of the Conscience” because it didn’t stop there...or rather God didn’t stop there.

My friend Mike, a brother in Christ, has a couple of blogs (Let Us Repent and Believe & Calvinistic "Quotes"), and on the latter he made four posts which fit in well with the theme.

Sunday November 21st 2010

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.(Romans 12:9-21 ESV)

Monday November 22nd 2010

I'll Be Honest: Father, whatever it takes, make me like Christ. - He will always answer this prayer, and it will hurt, but the joy's of knowing the Lord more and more are worth it all. To be broken is to be fixed, to be lost and unable to find yourself is to be found in Christ.

John Flavel: "Most men need patience to die, but a saint who understands what death admits him to should rather need patience to live." 

Tuesday November 23rd 2010

J.C. Ryle: "Do nothing that you would not like God to see. Say nothing you would not like God to hear. Go no place where you would not like God to find you. Never spend your time in such a way that you would not like God to say, 'What are you doing?'" 

Even if you’re not a “Calvinist” I think you would enjoy Mike’s blogs. They are God-honouring and edifying.

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