Do not waste your life messing around on social media sites and useless things. Make your life count! Make your death count! Do not waste it on things that will be wood, hay and stubble on judgement day. There are thousands of souls perishing every single day. There is so much work to be done for God's Kingdom.
We MUST suffer as Christians, it is a guarantee. When we do suffer willingly for Christ, it proclaims to the world that Jesus is more valuable than, health, success, and all other passing things in the world. Oh let us strive to make Christ our treasure!
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted - 2 Timothy 3:12
Tim Conway is preaching on living with an Eternal Mind set... are you living with this mindset? "...you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." James 4:14
We must know God, His Son, and His Gospel. Only by knowing Him and his greatness will we be enabled to give our lives away as a living sacrifice to Him. Everything is about Christ, seek Him until you know Him!
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. - John15:1-7
There are such profound and incredible truths in this sermon excerpt, I greatly encourage everyone to listen to it, it has blessed me greatly to see more and more the preciousness of the blood of Christ! He sent His son to become sin for us!
Bob Jennings exhorts us to be diligent and disciplined in memorizing the Word of God, it is our weapon against sin, our encouragement in trouble, and our lens through which we can see Christ. "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11
How often we do we slip away and be with the Lord? Is He not the lover of our souls? Oh may God put a desire in us to pray and seek the Lord, to know Him more above all else in this quickly passing earth.
The making of a Son of Perdition was an apostle. The making of an apostate is a professing Christian. It's an alarming thing, is it not? You say, "Well how does he do it, Brother Currin?" I'll give you this shortly.
Paul Washer read's an expect from Puritan John Flavel, called "The Father's Bargain".
"Here you may suppose the Father to say when driving His bargain with Christ for you:
The Father speaks. My Son, here is a company of poor, miserable souls that have utterly undone themselves and now lay open to my justice. Justice demands satisfaction for them, or will satisfy itself in the eternal ruin of them.
The Son responds. O my Father. Such is my love to and pity for them, that rather then they shall perish eternally I will be responsible for them as their guarantee. Bring in all thy bills, that I may see what they owe thee. Bring them all in, that there be no after-reckonings with them. At my hands shall thou require it. I would rather choose to suffer the wrath that is theirs then they should suffer it. Upon me, my Father, upon me be all their debt.
The Father responds. But my Son, if thou undertake for them, thou must reckon to pay the last mite. Expect no abatement. Son, if I spare them... I will not spare you.
The Son responds. Content Father. Let it be so. Charge it all upon me. I am able to discharge it. And though it prove a kind of undoing to me, though it impoverish all my riches, empty all my treasures... I am content to take it."