Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mentoring a Brother 3


Hello Reform-Shire Friends,
Here is this weeks Mentoring a Brother 3 (below)
From this point on it will now transition to hopefully some more weightier interaction and I'll try to promote the discussion by posting some statements or questions that have to do with the Gospel or the Doctrines of Grace.  We'll just see where it goes from there.
Greace (Grace and Peace)

Chris
www.Reform-Shire.blogspot.com
Coram Deo!!!

Subject: Mentoring a Brother 3




If you get a chance to listen to Alistair Begg today (03-09-10), you'll come away with a real appreciation for your fathers and at the same time understand how much we as fathers rely on God our Heavenly Father to guide us and direct us with our families.

Last week we talked about God's Holiness and our absolute depravity as fallen man.  And we talked about the Beatitudes of someone responding to the touch of the Holy Spirit to awaken someone (Ephesians 2:1,5) in that state of depravity or dead in sin.

So, here is the question?  In light of this condition we are awaken from, how do we respond?
What is the only way anyone will respond?  So, we would say that this Grace is irresistible as described in (John 6:37-40).  This does not mean the person cannot at first resist and I would suppose that a person can resist for a time.  But, ultimately, there is no resisting God through the Holy Spirit.

Later on in that chapter it says:
43"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered. 44"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.

I'll just leave it at that, and I hope you will have questions or comments or challenges.

Greace = Grace and Peace

 
Chris
www.Reform-Shire.blogspot.com
Coram Deo!!!

2 comments:

Robert said...

I know god created the natural law of gravity. I have a very hard time resisting that. How in creation am I supposed to be able to resist the SUPERNATURAL law of God's grace.

Anonymous said...

I know that God created the natural law of gravity. I have a very hard time resisting that. How in creation am I supposed to resist the SUPERNATURAL law of God's grace?