Subject: Mentoring Brothers; The Cross & Resurrection
What an amazing weekend and then a funeral of a wonderful woman Janice Cryer. Such an inspiring family and faith. We heard yesterday the testimony of Janice' sister. She said that in 2001 she had been a Jehovah's Witness for several years and she was going to Wichita to convert her sister Janice. After 3 days of debating back and forth. The JW was converted. The text that grabbed her and woke her from the grasp of the deceiver, was: John 1:1
The Word Became Flesh1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
Is there any other concept or teaching so strong that it would break through all the finely tuned complex teaching of a cult such as the JW?
And it is the Word (Jesus Christ) that brings someone to faith in the Word (Jesus Christ) through the preached Word(Jesus Christ) because it is all about the Word(Jesus Christ)
If you have not listened to any of the recommended programs that I have passed along. You MUST listen to this weeks program on the White Horse Inn. It is absolutely critical to grasp this, and it needs to be shared with all believers so that they know what they believe and why they believe it. Rev. Ken Jones tells a story about a man who thought he didn't need Christianity because everything was going just fine for him.
Listen to that story. The Gospel is practical for those tough situations that we cannot handle. We have to see the eternal good away from any temporal bad or temporal "good".
Please let me know that you have listened to it... Make the time to... Please, it is very, very important.
Greace = Grace and Peace
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Subject: The Cross & Resurrection
The Cross & Resurrection
Jesus Christ, according to the apostle Paul, was crucified for our sins and was raised for our justification. The resurrection isn't simply an amazing miracle to which we yield our assent, it is the watershed of history, the day of our salvation. So the gospel isn't what happens inside of us, which varies from person to person and from week to week, but the news of a mission accomplished by God that can't be diminished, altered, improved, or completed by us-it can only be received. The main thing for generic religion has always been universal, timeless principles; even in popular culture a figure like Santa Claus is an important icon at Christmas because the mythology surrounding him teaches a good lesson. If we could only give back some of the love that we are given on a regular basis there would be peace on earth-that is what the Christmas cards say. Santa, Jesus, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa can be used to make the same point.
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