Monthly Archives: April 2010


Immature Christians-Part One, Introduction

Immature Christians-Part One
Introduction

1 Cor. 3:1-2
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly.

Over the years we have been around carnal, immature Christians. When a person has only been born again for a few years, it is easy to accept and understand them being babes in Christ. What can be hard to deal with is people who have been Christians for several years (some for over 10 years) and they still are carnal, immature, and act like babes in Christ. This series of nuggets is going to address the issue of Immature Christians.

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Living a Disciplined Life-Part Three

Living a Disciplined Life-Part Three
JUST SAY NO!

This nugget subject is going to be hard hitting and direct. Remember to read these nuggets in the light of God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. However, at the same time there is the conviction of the Holy Spirit and there is a call to holiness.

I am sure most of you know the U.S. campaign to stop drug abuse among kids. It is called Just Say No To Drugs! The concept is for kids to say no to those who approach them to take drugs. What I find amazing is that we expect our kids to "Just Say No" when we as adults many times can’t say no to food, cigarettes, bad habits, sin. Or Just Say Yes, when God asks us to do something. Do we want something from our youth that we can’t do ourselves?

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Living a Disciplined Life-Part Two

Living a Disciplined Life-Part Two

How To Change
This nugget subject is going to be hard hitting and direct. Remember to read these nuggets in the light of God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. However, at the same time there is the conviction of the Holy Spirit and there is a call to holiness.

There is Hope
Did the last nugget put conviction on your heart to live a disciplined life? Or over the last few months, or years, has the Lord been convicting you about living a disciplined life? Has the Lord been showing you there is an area of your life that is out of control? Then I want you to know There is Hope. There is Hope because God loves you enough to let you know there is an area of your life that needs fixed. And Jesus is in the fixing business. And when He fixes things, He gives a lifetime (eternal) warranty.

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Living a Disciplined Life-Part One

Living a Disciplined Life-Part One
This nugget subject is going to be hard hitting and direct. Remember to read these nuggets in the light of God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. However, at the same time there is the conviction of the Holy Spirit and there is a call to holiness.

Undisciplined Life
Have you ever noticed that many Christians don’t live a very disciplined life? Sometimes Christians are just as irresponsible and at times more irresponsible than those who do not have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. And many times the undisciplined living is actually sin.

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Get Fired Up for Jesus

If you want to get fired up for Jesus, you need to be challenged to do more for God, you need to be encouraged to walk in your gifts and callings, or if you want to be inspired, then you need to listen to these audio clips:

www.christianblogsites.com/audio

Let me know what you think.

P.S. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of everyone and his brother calling themselves an apostle. You will want to listen on the audio titled Apostolic Witness.


Learning From Our Disappointments-Part Four

LEARNING FROM OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS-Part Four
Disappontmens-My Experiences

As each of us takes a look at the disappointments we have experienced in life, we can get discouraged and fell like things have not gone right for us. We can focus on all the negatives–the only ifs. Or we can ask God to show us how He has been with us during the hard times. Or what we have learned from the no’s in our life. And also realize that here on earth we may never get the answer to why bad things have happened to us or why our prayers have not been answered.

I share some of my experiences in the hope to show that "…all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. Notice it says to those who love God, not those who are perfect, special, or unique. All things work out for good for anyone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. You may say that it is not happening for you. Yes, maybe today it is not, but ultimately it will.

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Learning From Our Disappointments-Part Three

LEARNING FROM OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS-Part Three
Disappontmens Can Be Good

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, [3] knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. [4] And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2-4

Perfect and Complete Lacking in Nothing
Disappointments can certainly test your faith. You are trusting God for something that you believe is His will and then it does not happen. You wonder where is God? You start to question if God is on your side. You start to lose faith in God because of your disappointment. But in the midst of it all, you regain faith in God in spite of the circumstances; because you remember experiences of the past and how God ultimately "worked out things for good". So you are able to endure the testing and disappointments.

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Learning From Our Disappointments-Part Two

LEARNING FROM OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS-Part Two
Goals and Desires

Godly Desires
It is great to have desires that would be according to the will of God. However, many times our disappointments are because we have put all our hope and dreams on a desire that depends upon cooperation of other people, the success of events or favorable circumstances. Some of our desires will be blocked and at times are impossible to be meet, even by God Himself.

When our desires become goals, we can become angry, anxious, and depressed if we don’t achieve our desires. Because our desires involve people that we have no control over we can become angry with them if they interfere with our desires. Or we can become depressed if events or circumstances don’t go our way.

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Learning From Our Disappointments-Part One

LEARNING FROM OUR DISAPPOINTMENTS-Part One
Disappointments–His Appointments

In these series of nuggets we are going to discuss godly goals and godly desires. We are going to learn the difference between goals and desires. We also are going to learn that just because a goal or desire is godly, it does not mean that it is the will of God for our lives. Many times we experience disappointment and pain because we have a desire that can never be fulfilled on this earth because it is dependent upon people or circumstances beyond our ability or right to control. Many Christians ‘crash and burn’ because they can’t achieve their godly desire. However, if we have godly goals that are led by the Holy Spirit, we will see our goal achieved. No goal, conceived of the Holy Spirit, can be blocked.

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Forgiveness-Part Eleven, Forgiving Ourselves

Forgiveness-Part Eleven
Forgiving Ourselves

What God does not hold against us, we need not hold against ourselves.
"AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS
I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE."
Hebrews 10:17

If God is not thinking about it, then we don’t need to. Otherwise we are saying we know more than God.

We need to believe more in the power of Christ’s forgiveness than in the power of sin. Focus on forgiveness and freedom!

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