THE LIVING GOD – REFUGE

THE LIVING GOD – REFUGE
from Barbara's Bible

#Flooding, #disaster, #chaos, and the #unknown are surrounding the people of #Texas caused by the #hurricane #Harvey.  I go back four generations that have lived, worked, and died in that Texas dirt and even had #refuge in a panhandle dugout;  therefore, I’ve heard stories of their courage and tenacity to survive through words shared by my loved ones.  My great grandfather was a Baptist preacher in the rural Texas panhandle in 1870’s -1930; and as a child in 1940’s, I would receive hugs and words of joy from those that had known and appreciated him and the family all those years ago.   I lived with Texans who taught me (as a girl scout) safe survival skills and how to give others a helping hand.  As I’ve watched the TV coverage of  the disastrous flooding around Houston and I can see the Texas overcoming spirit imparting a spirit of faith in THE ALMIGHTY.  I think Texans have shown the world what it means to have faith in God and to care about your fellowman.  God’s Holy Word is as true today in 2017 as it was in 1870.  Ps.71 “IN THEE, O LORD I HAVE TAKEN REFUGE,  let me never be confused.  In Thy righteousness deliver me, and rescue me;  incline thine ear unto me, and save me.  Be thou my strong habitation where I may continually resort: Thou has given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.  Rescue me, O my God, out of the  hand of the wicked.  Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man for Thou art my hope….for THOU ART MY STRONG REFUGE.

Habitual Nature

Habitual Nature
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      19800702 ROR - As Encouragement To Ethics - Tangible Considerations - Of An Habitual Nature - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

How do we develop #habits and why do some of those turn into #addiction?  One man’s pleasure can be another man’s pain.  So how do we define pleasure? Does the Bible say to avoid all pleasure?  What are some tests we can apply to something that brings us pleasure to see if it is a negative behavior?  What about the ‘Fearsome Foursome,’ :  Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Gambling?

Next week we will start to look at what the Bible says about tangible ethics of a vocational nature.

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Prepare Your Spirit

 

THE LIVING GOD – COUNSEL

THE LIVING GOD – COUNSEL
from Barbara's Bible

Has #life got you down?  Do you need #counsel for living a life filled with purpose not just an existence filled with momentary thrills?  #Children, #teens, #young adults, #newly weds, #families, and #seniors all have special needs to cope with daily #struggles.   I observe TV, movies, and internet suppling minds with all manner of exciteo toxins which pass for entertainment to escape reality.  All of us make choices everyday that determine the direction that our lives take, but who or what are you choosing to mold your thought process?   From whom do you get direction?  Will you listen to anyone?   I do not waste my time on many individuals so impressed by their personal opinions and what they call their right to do and act any way they choose.  I prefer to listen and observe the guidance of the LORD through His Word.  Is.28:14 “Hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men”  26.”God instructs him to act properly and teaches him.”  29,”This comes from the LORD of hosts, who is WONDERFUL IN COUNSEL”  Need help in knowing truth from lies?   Seek the Living God.  Matt.7:7″Ask and it shall be given unto you”  “Ps. 33:10-11 “The LORD brings the counsel of the heathen to nothing  He makes the devices of these people of none effect.  THE COUNSEL OF THE LORD STANDS FOREVER AND THE THOUGHTS OF HIS HEART TO ALL GENERATIONS.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”  May we turn to the Living God, Jesus Christ for our salvation and follow His example and counsel for living now and eternally with Him.

Sexual Nature

Sexual Nature
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      19800625 ROR - As Encouragement To Ethics - Tangible Considerations - Of A Sexual Nature - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Is #sex a good or bad thing?  Why did #God create sex?  How can it be misused and what are the dangers of that?  What are five different views on sex and from where did they come?  Is there a distinction that can be made between fornication and adultery?  What does the Bible say about sex inside and outside of marriage?  How about sex that is not between male and female within a marriage?  Now, before you argue that this message was delivered 47 years ago, remember that the scriptures listed herein come from the unchanging Word of God, the Bible.  Why did God place restrictions on this particular aspect of the human experience?  What are some of the dangers of non-biblical views on sexuality?  Is there anything wrong with hedonism, birth control, abortion, homosexuality, or masturbation?  What is the biblical prescription for properly aligning our sexual nature?

Next week we will start to look at what the Bible says about tangible ethics of an habitual nature.

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THE LIVING GOD’S – SUN & SONS

THE LIVING GOD’S – SUN & SONS
from Barbara's Bible

#ECLIPSE is the word heard on every newscast and streaming over the internet.  The U.S. will see the eclipse of the sun by the moon this Monday.  What a magnificent showing of God’s creation and timing for the days and hours are in His hands.  We know He controls the sun when we read Is.38:7,8 “This will be a sign to you from the LORD that the LORD will do the thing He has spoken: ‘I will cause the shadow on the stairway …to go back ten steps.”  The Living GOD is in control of His creation!  Luke 21:25-27  Jesus said, “There will be signs in the SUN, MOON, and STARS, and upon the EARTH with dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the things which are coming upon the world for the powers of the heavens will be shaken and then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.  When these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  Get ready..pay attention to words in Matthew 5:44,45  that Jesus spoke, “I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that YOU MAY BE SONS OF YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN; FOR HE CAUSES HIS SUN TO RISE ON THE EVIL AND THE GOOD, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”  14:43 “Then the RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER.  He who has ears, let him hear.”

Personal Nature

Personal Nature
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      19800618 ROR - As Encouragement To Ethics - Tangible Considerations - Of A Personal Nature - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

This week may be a little less #blackandwhite than previous messages.  Brother Tommy jumps right in with a discussion of #suicide and different types of it.  Interestingly, when it comes to end of life decisions, it might interest you to know that Brother Tommy put into practice what he said here.  Are there any ethical considerations involved in the transplanting of organs?  When he gets around to talking about funerals, you should know Brother Tommy wanted to be laid to rest in a plain pine box in the backyard.  Spoiler:  he didn’t quite get his way.  But enough about death, next we move on to status and how and whether it should be sought.  And what does the Bible say about marriage and divorce?  Is there an ethical consideration to how we shape our lifestyle?

Next week we will start to look at what the Bible says about tangible ethics of a sexual nature.

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