Forgive One Another

Forgive One Another
Bible Audio Blog
      19831002pm Forgive One Another - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

We all #want it but rarely #give it, #forgiveness.  Is it weak to forgive others?  Who is our example?  Is an apology or an admission of wrongdoing required before forgiveness can occur?  What happens when we don’t forgive others?  Does God gives us what we deserve when we sin against Him?  What does God’s type of forgiveness show us about how we should forgive and forget?  Can we forgive too much?  I challenge you to try.  What does true forgiveness look like?

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God’s Purpose

 

THE LIVING GOD – SAVES

THE LIVING GOD – SAVES

Days seem to fly by like the #speed ⇒of motion constantly propelled with more thrust.  I can remember becoming a teenager in #Amarillo, #Texas during the #1950s when cars and people were very colorful.  Yes, poodle skirts and bobby socks were the rage to wear while driving around in an aqua convertible!  The days were filled with hope and anticipation of  things to come and come they did.  You see the #Billy Graham Crusade came to our football stadium.  They had an organized team that prepared christian volunteers to counsel individuals that came forward during the invitation repenting of their sin and accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior.  I was blessed to have been a teen counselor who was trained by Billy’s ministers on how ‘to listen and share how Jesus Saves’.  What a privilege to have heard those passionate sermons delivered by Billy Graham and then to have walked down the bleachers onto the football field side by side with someone seeking Jesus.  I shall always be thankful for the privilege of hearing Billy Graham and then learning from his team ways to share God’s  abundant love with others.  Baptists churches had a goal which stated  “A Million More in ’54”  so we would tell others that Jesus Saves.  This training and experience influenced me into my college years.  During my senior year at #Hardin Simmons University, I was teaching a Sunday School class of eleventh grade girls who began having personal quiet times with reading the Bible and prayer.  I ask them if they wanted to come over to my dorm to talk about ways of sharing Jesus.   So we had our girl time when I pointed out a list of scriptures from my Granny written in the back of my Bible which were followed by the principles and scriptures used in the Billy Graham Crusade.⇒John 3:16-18 “GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.  FOR GOD SENT NOT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD; BUT THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED.  He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”  Matt.1:21″JESUS SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS”  Acts 16:30,31 “WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?  Paul and Silas said to the prisoners, “BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND YOU WILL BE SAVED” Joel 2:32 “WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED”  These were my Granny’s list: + 1. Repent – Luke 13:5   + 2. Believe – Romans 10:4   +3.Receive – John 1:12   +4.Confess -Matt. 10:32   +5.Obey -John 14:15   ….. THE LIVING GOD SAVES….. yesterday, today, eternally

Care For One Another

Care For One Another
Bible Audio Blog
      19830925pm Care For One Another - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

The Lord gave me ample #opportunities today to #care for my literal #neighbor.  It was enough to make me worry about next week’s lesson about forgiving each other.  #Jesus told us what He expects from us in the parable of the good Samaritan.  Did you know that the Jewish traveler and the beaten and robbed Samaritan did not live in the same area or even associate with one another?  That makes this parable even more amazing.  Do you avoid people who have been beaten down or robbed of their money or their dignity?  How can we equip ourselves and teach others to protect and defend with the whole armor of God?  Is it enough to identify the need?  Should we require others to come to us?  Should we do this all by ourselves?  Is it important to follow up?

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First Place

 

THE LIVING GOD – GOODNESS

THE LIVING GOD – GOODNESS

“Where do I turn to?” are lyrics of a song from yesteryear, but very appropriate for today.  The horrific fatal shootings in our schools which occurred because of deranged minds have all authorities concerned and contemplating solutions which could stop future tragedies.  I observe evil emboldened everywhere in our society today by the news, internet, movies, tv, and in peoples’ language and actions!  Everyone wants to be noticed, but do our actions have consequences?  What does God have to do with it?  What does God have to do with schools?  Psalm 27:11-14 gives us a pathway to goodness  “TEACH ME THY WAY, O LORD and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.  Deliver me from the will of my enemies:  for false witnesses are risen up against me and such breathe out cruelty.  I WOULD HAVE FAINTED UNLESS I HAD BELIEVED TO SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.  Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, I say, wait on the LORD.”  My prayer is that we shall listen and learn and obey the Word of the Living God now and forever.  “Why boast about yourself in mischief, O mighty man?  GOODNESS OF GOD ENDURES CONTINUALLY.” Ps.52:1  Like the pop song of old was asking then ‘where do I turn?’  I can tell you to whom I turn in times like these — “Let the wicked be ashamed and be silent in the grave, and let the lying lips be put to silence which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.  O HOW GREAT IS GOD’S GOODNESS   WHICH HE HAS LAID UP FOR THEM THAT FEAR HIM; WHICH GOD HAS WROUGHT FOR THOSE THAT TRUST IN HIM BEFORE THE SONS OF MEN!” Ps.31:17-19

Submit To One Another

Submit To One Another
Bible Audio Blog
      19830925am Submit to One Another - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

What is the first relationship that comes to mind when you hear the word #submit in a biblical context?  The one most often referenced is between a #wife and #husband.  But, what about employer and employee or teacher and student or one Christian and another?  How does this behavior differ from what we see daily and even are told by the secular arena about the way the world works?  Are there examples of how we should submit to one another?  Can this submission go too far?  Can and should a leader submit to a follower?  What is the proper balance?

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Love Conquers Fear