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Re: “God's Lamentation

"I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."1Co 2:3-5-Paul makes it very clear that while he was among them he was greatly disturbed. He was "in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling." Little wonder that he could say that God had chosen the weak things of this world. Paul had no exalted opinion of himself; yet he was a great intellect and a great man in many ways. Obviously, he never thought of himself as great. "A Christian is nothing more than a sinner who is saved by grace." Even though we are saved, we are still frail, prone-to-sin creatures living in a sin-filled environment. That in no way excuses our sin, but it is the reality we live in. The quickest way to fall away from your faith is to put too much emphasis on a man or woman of God. God uses human instruments to plant the seeds of salvation. He uses human instruments to disciple us in our new-found faith. We forget they are humans who walk in the same frail clay bodies as we do, prone to the same weaknesses we are. Nobody is immune to sin. No matter who you are, your life flows from your personal relationship with Christ. There is a very real enemy who is out to kill, steal, and destroy. The enemy is very wise in the art of warfare. Why waste time working on taking out people one by one, when if you can take out a leader you can wipe out many people at once. The enemy knows that if he can take down a leader of a local church, he can take out many people at one time. WE need to be praying fervently for our church leaders, That God would surrund them with a hedge of protection. The ground is level at the foot of the cross, and like we learned by Peter's experience, we are all capable of sin. The key point I want you to understand today is that you must keep your faith focused on God, and not a man so your faith will not be shaken.Christ was the only one who did it perfect. My personal philosophy is to take the spiritual wisdom from other men and women of God, but never idolize them, never expect them to be more than the man or woman of flesh and blood they are, but realize that God has touched them in a special way and given them something that can benefit our spiritual lives. Today’s word is an important reminder that the only one we should ever try to pattern our lives after is Jesus Christ, because He is the only one who lived this life without sin. He is our example and the one each one of us should strive to be like. Pray for those that God brings into your life to share the truths of His Word . Never let your eyes focus so much on A man that you lose sight of GOD. After all, no man could die for your sins. It was GOD who loved you so much that He willingly bled and died so that you might have everlasting life. Keep your eyes focused on HIM.

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Posted by Heartbroken on 09/16/2010 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Beer Me, Jesus

flying squirrel, I accept your apology though none is necessary, I had just happend to have a King James Bible in front of me at the time. I don't even think I could consistantly speak that way :), I usually use a New Living Translation. I pesonally think this has been a great dialogue between people, we should all be able to discuss these things. Jesus said if you seek Me you will find Me. My prayer is that someone will see the Heart of God in all this and desire to read the Bible for themselves to see what it does say...Jesus Loves All of You!!

Posted by Pastor Mike Blaine on 08/24/2010 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Beer Me, Jesus

@ Albee and Cindy...Right on! Thats it, its not about the church, its about the truth of the Word of God...Proverbs says its a fool who rejects correction. Its not about the Pastor, were all imperfect, its about the body of believers on the same journey headed to the Kingdom of God. If someone had a life saving cure I would certainly want to know about it or to be told I'm going the wrong way to get it. Out of love for my fellowman, I would love for them to know the God who loves us and want to save us. Most of all, as a Christian, I would never want to block anyone from seeing the True and Loving God<>

Posted by Pastor Mike Blaine on 08/24/2010 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Beer Me, Jesus

We need to all focus on the MAIN THING..Jesus died for each and everyone of us so that we would all have an oppertunity to spend eternity with Him. Jesus did not come to condemn but to teach us unconditional love. We are to love one another and share about the life saving blood that was spilled for us.The ground is level at the foot of the cross and we are all equally guilty of sin. That is what makes grace and mercy so fantastic. I love each and everyone of you because you are all loved by God our creator.. Belief in Jesus is a relationship with Him, not what club we belong to.

Posted by Pastor Mike Blaine on 08/24/2010 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Beer Me, Jesus

Book of John Chapter 3:16-20 We should all know what to believe, why we believe and be able to defend what we believe. And if you truly believe it, stand firm and not be wishywashy.

Posted by Pastor Mike Blaine on 08/23/2010 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Beer Me, Jesus

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth 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 believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Jesus said what he meant and meant what He said. Unless people open thier Bibles and read them in context, they will continue to be decieved. JESUS is the ONLY WAY..

Posted by Pastor Mike Blaine on 08/23/2010 at 6:07 PM

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