Guardians of the Gospel

At last night’s home fellowship, we looked at a very important topic from Philippians 3–the necessity of church leaders guarding the purity of the true gospel against the invasion of false teachers who try to do the impossible: blend faith and works as the basis of salvation. You can hear the study, which is one of the most necessary topics I’ve taught on this year, at this link.

Upcoming attractions

Coming soon — a devotional message on this parable from Matthew 13:

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Answers for Jews awaiting Messiah

The Messiah’s people, who have come to know Him, present to you the way to also come to know Him, and receive God’s forgiveness of sins in His name. You can read it here, as well as find an opportunity to correspond with them and ask questions. The founder of this ministry, Jews for Jesus, this week went to be with Jesus. He surely wants you, be you a fellow Jew or a Gentile, to be there one day too.

Thought for the day

John 3:17–“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him the world might be saved.” We deserve condemnation; we need salvation. In Christ, we escape what we deserve and find what we need: Forgiveness, cleansing, and eternal joy in His presence.

JW’s convenient misquotation of Scriptures

Just had a meeting with JW cult members. They misquoted a scripture, changing the words to make them match their theology. I asked them to show me where the Bible says that. They deferred, so I asked again. They didn’t again. Then finally I demanded they show me where the Bible says what they claimed, and they read a verse from the OT that they VERY loosely interpreted to be making the claim they had made with their fake quote. I asked them why they lied to us about what the Bible says to support their theology. They said they say what they do because the Holy Spirit guides them in their talk. Which made me angry. I said, “Don’t tell me that. The Holy Spirit did not make you lie to me about what the Bible says.” They were here a few minutes more, but the discussion was effectively over at that point.