Country: Political Fiscal Deception

I’m inserting this quick article related to the recent 1.1 trillion dollar bill the government just passed to add debt onto the backs of taxpayers. The articles related to Canonicity will continue tomorrow.

We, as a nation, just elected more conservatives to office than has been made for a long time. Some think this will be an opportunity to bring sense back to our government. That is foolish thinking. For example, to quote from the Tea Party Patriots organization, Continue reading

Q&A: Train Your Replacements: How to Discern Truth Part 2: 1 Timothy 4:1-5

These are suggested answers to the Message Based Discussion Questions from the message presented on March 30, 2014 as part of the series on 1 Timothy. These are provided to stimulate thinking, but not prohibit from additional thinking.

Why disciple others to follow Jesus, instead of Truth principles?

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MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Discern Truth Part 2: 1 Timothy 4:1-5

This message was presented on March 30, 2014 as part of the series on 1 Timothy.

Alertness. We looked at alertness to Truth last Sunday, because mainline Christianity is falling away from it! I am concerned about Christians being pulled into the Christian Science, Mormon, and Jehovah Witness cults (among others), because those are obviously false doctrines. But for those in Protestantism who are compromising Truth, the drift is often more subtle. Do you know of churches that have moved away from Truth? How about denominations? What about Christians who professed Jesus and pursued following His Lordship, but allowed some intense suffering, mistreatment from leadership at church, or an unfair situation to cause them to depart from Jesus? Why did it happen? Because our minds and flesh like to explore new things and deceiving spirits like to fill up that desire. My friends, purity of Truth is essential, because what percentage of poison is in d-CON? Only 2 %. But unless we love each other, we’ll never be able to lead each other to the Truth.

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Q&A: Train Your Replacements: How to Discern Truth: 1 Tim. 4:1-2

These Message Based Discussion Question answers are provided as a stimulus to thinking through the questions. They are not to replace thinking, but assist for your deeper thoughts. The message was presented on March 23, 2014.

John 18:33-38; 14:6

Why disciple to His Truth?

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MSG: Train Your Replacements: How to Discern Truth: 1 Timothy 4:1-5

This message was presented on March 23, 2014 as part of the 1 Timothy series.

Alertness. Alertness is one of the most important concepts of your life.  When I was going through my flight training, my reflexes and coordination were not alert to what winds could do to that TH55 (training helicopter). We called it the “eggbeater,” because it beat us up.  After I soloed, I was often by myself, which meant I no longer had an IP (instructor pilot) there to take hold of the controls. I had to be alert.

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Beware of Empty Deception

The miraculous life we saw in Colossians 2:8-10 is a reality for those who humble themselves to God’s will and His power. God is the potter and we are the clay; He will mold and make us while we are waiting, yielded and still. It’s better than any television entertainment or concert, because there is no explanation besides “it’s the Lord doing it.” I’ve seen it many times again and again.So we need to: Beware of empty deception. The key is we can’t fall back to the philosophies, empty deceit of the world or the traditions of men. They ruin any adventure with the Lord. And we need to: Let His fullness lead you against worldly powers. Jesus is fully God and true humanity in one person! God wants you to press forward in the completeness you have in Jesus Christ. Don’t let anyone tell you, if you are a Christian, that you don’t fit in the Body at Grace, or match up to His grace, or will ever get it right! You are complete in Christ and through God’s work of sanctification, you can experience that completeness on a daily basis. If you are a believer, you are complete in Christ and God fully indwells you to live a miraculous life!

This Sunday, Paul addresses the basis for how to deal with legalism. Legalism isn’t something that is as obvious today as it was 40 years ago, but it still exists. So how do we ensure legalism doesn’t press the wind out of you? How do you press forward with joy and anticipation of God’s work in your lives? I’ll tell you Sunday morning from Colossians 2:11-15! Can’t wait to see you. It’ll be a great morning!