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What Irony!

Thank you Matt Redman for this excellent and uplifting song about heaven! 
Have you ever asked yourself why we don’t usually hear so much about heaven today?
 
Why do we always find ourselves to be attracted to speakers who are telling us that they have all the solutions/answers to all our earthly struggles and problems which the Bible calls “light and momentary troubles”?  When they tell us that there is a carefree life, a life that is easy and free from pain and suffering, we believe them. The only thing we demand from them is for them to call the name of “Jesus” and quote the Bible here and there, then we give them all we got, our hearts and minds. 
 
But why?
 
I really don’t know.
 
Listen what the Bible says: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Corinthians 2:17)
 
Eternal glory that far outweighs all our sufferings! 
 
Amazing, isn’t it?
 
Listen:
 
“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians 15:19)
 
“We are of all people” – means from all people who don’t believe in Jesus, people who are heading to hell rejecting God and His word, from all these people, we are the most to be pitied if our hope in Christ is only for this life.
 
God forbids for us to be Christians who are the most to be pitied.
 
Wow! What irony! 
 
Christians and most to be “pitied.”
 
No! No! No! These two terms don’t go together! ///

Quick Reminder!

If you live in Oslo, Norway, or anywhere near, come and worship God with us today at the Shalom Eritrean Pentecostal Church.
 
For more info, call the number you see on the flyer. Today’s program starts at 5pm, exactly after 5 hours. ///

Dead!

These days I am falling in love with St. Augustine’s life story and his writings. My! Where was I? I don’t know! Anyways!
 
By the way, St. Augustine lived during the first century (354 AD to 430 AD).
 
As a young lad, Augustine was a kind of young man that nobody in the right mind wanted to hang out with, unless of course they had similar lifestyles like his. I mean, Augustine was bad; he was living in the darkest of dark.

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Is This A Sin?

I sometimes receive these kinds of questions:
 
“So, if my boyfriend and I don’t have sex but sleep together, is this a sin? If so, can you give me a Bible verse that forbids us not to sleep together?”
 
“Where in the Bible does it say, “Do not kiss your girlfriend”?”
 
“Can you give me all the Bible verses where the word of God forbids a couple to live together before marriage?”

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Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?

A4P Guest: “Hi Missy, I am 24 years old. My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary last month. We both are Christians and we love each other. We came to the marriage not having any sexual relationship with anyone. We both grew up in church. I always enjoy being intimate with my husband but when it comes to actually doing “it”, for some reason, I lose interest. This was the case with me for the first seven or eight months of our marriage.

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