Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Living For Jesus

Here is a Blueprint for Christian Living

 “Look and Live”

  1. Look to the Lord for your purpose in life, Micah 6:8, “He hath shown you O man what is good and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
  2. Look to the Lord for your wisdom, Proverbs 3:4-5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
  3. Look to the Lord for your salvation, Isaiah 45:22, “Look to Me and be and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God and there is none other.”
  4. Look to Christ for a righteousness greater than your own. Mathew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
  5. Look to Christ to give you an abundant life, John 10:10, “I have come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.”
  6. Live for the glory of God. I Cor. 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do all for the glory of God.”
  7. Live in the spirit of praise, I Thess. 5:18, “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
  8. Live on the Word of God, Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds form the mouth of God.
  9. Live with your eyes on the judgment seat of Christ, II Cor. 5:10, “For we must all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ to receive the things done in the body whether good or bad." 
  10. Live before God with a broken and repentant heart. Psalm 51;17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart-These, O God, You will not despise.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This is a very informative video from Prager University with Dinesh D'Souza on evaluating differnet cultrues. 

What makes the culture of America unique is that it was built on the principles and the foundation of a Christian worldview.  Here are the following building blocks of a Christian worldview:

The list that follows are the main presuppositions that make up a Christian worldview:

1. There is a God, Isaiah 43:10,11; 44:6,8; 45:5. 
2. This God is a Trinity, Gen. 1:26; Zech.
12:10; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 1:1. 
        3. God has revealed Himself in three ways: In creation, which is general revelation,in the Bible, which is special revelation, and in Jesus Christ His Son, Rom. 1:18-20' I Cor. 15:3.
4. God is the creator of the universe and all that is in it with order
and design -- the universe is not an accident, Gen. 1;
Isaiah 44:24; 45:18; Jer. 27:5; Neh. 9:6. 
5. God created all of life with a design and a
purpose -- life did not evolve, Gen. 1:11,12,21,24,25; 1 Cor. 15:38,39. 
6. The unseen supernatural world is just as real as the physical world, Eph. 6:12; Job 1:6; Mark 5:2; Matt. 12:22 
7. God made man in His own image, Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7; 1 Cor. 11:7. 
8. Man possesses dignity due to being made in God's image Job 31:15; Ps. 22:10; 139:13; Hosea 12:3; Luke 1:41-44. 
9. The first humans were Adam and Eve, and lived in the Garden of Eden, Gen. 2;    Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:22,45; 1 Tim. 2:13. 
     10. Adam and Eve were the first family (male and female) homosexuality 
        therefore, is unnatural Gen. 1:28; 2:21-25. 
    11. Man is morally accountable to God Ex. 15:26; 1 Kings 11:38; Rom.
      2:16; Ps. 50:6; 82:8; James 1:21. 
    12. God gave Man dominion of the earth, Gen. 1:28; Titus 1:7 
   13. Man is to subdue the world in a manner consistent with biblical
     revelation Gen. 1-2; 2 Tim. 3:16-17. 
   14.Sin entered the world through the sin and fall of Adam and Eve, Gen.
      3:1-6; Rom. 5:12-14 
   15. All people have sinned in Adam and are therefore in need of
      salvation Rom. 3:23. 
   16. Jesus is the only way to escape the judgment of God Acts. 4:12; 
      John 14:6. 
   17. The civil government is ordained by God and is God's provision for
       order and safety in society Rom. 13:1-7; John 19:11. 
   18. Christians are obligated to follow the laws of the land except where 
      they contradict the Bible Acts 5:29; 4:19. 
   19. Christians are commanded to preach the gospel to all the people in

        the World Matt. 28:18-19; Ps. 22:17. 

If we lose these foundatinal principles we will lose what has made this nation and its culture so special in the modern world. A Christian culture can only be maintained by the preaching of the gosple of Jesus Christ.

May the Lord enable us at Berean to continue to proclaim the unsearchable riches of that great gospel!!!