"Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, 'Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him. The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all:) that word, I say, … Continue reading No Respecter of Persons – Acts 10:34-44
"When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the … Continue reading Acts 7:54-60 – For Confronting the sins of the People He was Stoned
"And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part … Continue reading You Have Not Lied Unto Men, But To God – Acts 4:36 – 5:11
"And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, 'Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? Why look ye so earnestly on us, as though … Continue reading You Killed the Prince of Life – Acts 3:11-18
"But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, 'We have seen the Lord.' But he said unto them, 'Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust … Continue reading John 20:24-31 – Unbelieving to Believing
"When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, 'It is finished': and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their … Continue reading John 19:30-37 – That the Scripture Should Be Fulfilled
"'And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but … Continue reading John 16:23-30 – In That Day You Will Ask Me Nothing
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. Philip saith unto Him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth … Continue reading John 14:6-12 – Jesus; The Way, The Truth, The Life
"Jesus cried and said, 'He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent Me. And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I … Continue reading John 12:44-50 – Seeing Jesus, See the Father
"And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, 'How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly'. Jesus answered them, 'I told you, and … Continue reading John 10:22-33 – Jesus and Chanukah
"We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence He is. The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence He is, and He hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any … Continue reading John 9:29-34 – Born Blind, Seeing, Speaking for Jesus
"The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. Then said Jesus unto them, 'Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto Him that sent Me. Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find and where I am, ye … Continue reading John 7:32-39; 45-46 – Never man spake like this Man.
"Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in My Father's … Continue reading John 5:39-47 – Search the Scriptures…
"Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, 'Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all come to Him.' John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing, except … Continue reading John 3:25-36 – John the Baptist Speaks
It has been said that there are no inactive members in any church. They are either actively building it up or actively hindering it. I’m not sure where this came from, but there is a lot of truth in that statement. With that in mind, here are 10 ways to work against your church.
1. Show up only when it is convenient.
2. When you do attend, show up late and leave as soon as possible.
3. Find something to grumble about (music, preaching, people).
4. Whenever your pastor or teacher makes a mistake in his theology, make sure everyone realizes it, but be sure not to talk about it with him.
5. Never appear interested.
6. Refuse to accept any responsibility.
7. Do not spend time in prayer for your church and pastor.
8. Realize that you know more than the leaders in your church, but do not be…
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