Revival Preaching Report  April 18

 

Revival preaching services continue to be well attended. We have had guests in each of our services as well as a very good showing of our own members.

Bro Males’ preached on the ministry of the Holy Spirit in providing joy, empowering evangelism and effecting change in the believer.

The altar call was answered with numbers of souls on their knees before the Lord.

Thus far two have presented themselves for believers baptism.

I am looking forward to the final night of revival preaching this evening at 7:00 PM. If you are in the area, join us tonight at Bible Baptist Church in Puyallup

 

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Revival Preaching Report April 17, 2018

The service was well attended.

The congregational singing was spirited and full of joy.

The altar was filled as Christians knelt in holy dissatisfaction.

Hard To Swallow

The problem seems so obvious doesn’t it? The gnat and the camel are of such different proportions, who could not tell which was the more challenging to swallow? Trouble was, they were blind. They could not see the obvious.

 

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1 Chronicles 11:6 Who Will Do This?

1 Chronicles 11:6 (KJV)
And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.

These days I tend to side with David on just about everything. He was not a perfect man and God plainly gives to us an account of his worst failures. But many of those things David is often criticized for have no basis in Biblical fact. The Bible does not call David a poor father. The Bible does not fault David for his faithfulness to Saul, etc. I believe we would be wisest to do the same.

That said, there is something in this passage I think a person can learn from. David’s open offer to give the top spot in the army to the one who first took Jerusalem left him vulnerable to whoever got the job done. Joab won the prize and David honored his promise for the rest of his life. But it cost him dearly. Joab’s skills in leadership and combat served David well. But his lack of true submission brought:

  • Pain to David’s family,
  • Risk to David’s throne and eventually
  • Death to Joab personally

It would surely have been better to promote a man of his own choosing to do the job.

 

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1 Chronicles 11:6 Who Will Do This?

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Sticks and Stones

What’s all this about providing rocks to students to hit gunmen with?

I have a thought or two on the subject.

 

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Mark 10:2 The Only Questions That Are Good Questions

Mark 10:2 (KJV)
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.

Sometimes you just can’t win.

The Pharisees asked this question of Jesus, the Bible specifically says, “tempting Him.”

They didn’t really want an answer and really, they would have been upset at any answer He gave.

Later a young man will ask Him a question and leave sorrowful because Jesus’ answer wasn’t one he intended to follow.

The only questions that are good questions are those that are asked in a teachable spirit. Questions meant to challenge will almost always end badly.

But I note that Jesus answered the questions anyway. They are not to be ignored or avoided. The teacher answers questions and lets the responses be what they are.

 

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Mark 9:49-50 Salt Is Good

Mark 9:49-50 (KJV)
For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

The value of salt in the ancient world is well known. They used it as a trading commodity as well as a preservative for their food and a cleansing agent for their wounds. Salt was also added to their sacrifices and was used in their covenants.

In this instance the employment of salt seems to be about its savor as well as its cleansing. The purpose of this salt however, was not that we might apply it to others but to ourselves. When Christians are pure, unspoiled and of a good nature we have the ability to peacefully draw others toward that which is pure and good and right. When we, on the other hand, try to apply the salt on others we almost certainly cause a break in the peace.

It reminds me of Peter’s counsel to the wives of unbelieving men. 1Peter 3:1-4
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Focus on growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and we will more likely evangelize in a peaceful and profitable manner.

 

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Mark 9:49-50 Salt Is Good

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Mark 8:19-20 Equal Proportions and Fair Rewards

Mark 8:19-20 (KJV)
When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

Right away I notice that, while Jesus gave a miraculous increase both times, there is:

  • Not an equal need
  • Not an equal offering and
  • Not an equal reward

He fed five thousand men with five loaves and had twelve baskets left over.
He fed four thousand men with seven loaves and had seven baskets left over.

The blessings of God are not about equal proportions and fair rewards. We do what we can. We do all that we can. God will then do more than enough.

One time we have a little less (five loaves).
We are not expected to scrounge around and dig up more just because the need is greater. Another time we will have a little more (seven loaves). We are not to hold back some just because we know God can supply for others without it.

One experience does not necessarily establish precedent for the next.
Having a return of twelve after an offering of five doesn’t promise a return greater than twelve with an offering greater than five.

Ours is a faith of obedience and trust.
We obey the Lord with what we have and trust Him to use all things well.

 

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Mark 8:19-20 Equal Proportions and Fair Rewards

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My Case Is Handled

The thing about religion (and for that matter, law in general) it operates from the position of guilt. It assumes the guilt of the individual and acts accordingly. Every new rule it creates, every function it performs, is built upon the presupposition that its adherents are guilty.

 

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