“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
Who said it?
St. Francis of Assisi, not Mother Teresa.
I made a mistake on the video clip I uploaded yesterday where I said “as Mother Teresa said.” It was a mistake and forgive me for that mistake. It was St. Francis who said, “Preach the Gospel – – – ” not Mother Teresa. But the message was not a mistake and I hope and pray that you didn’t miss the message.
The message I was struggling to deliver in that video clip was this: Continue reading If Necessary Use Words
When we know how to take control of our eyes, we can be in a good shape to take control of our actions; what our body parts choose to do. If we lose the battle at our eyes, we lose the battle that is waging against our whole body and we get stuck in all sorts of destructive habits and lifestyles.
Jesus said, ““The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23) ///
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When a woman submits to her husband’s leadership, she paves the way for the Holy Spirit to take over her husband’s heart (1 Peter 3:1). And when the Holy Spirit takes over her husband’s heart, guess what “the probable” outcome will be? Genesis 1:2 says, “the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” – Continue reading Sign of Strength
A4P Guest: You always advise us to go to church but what kind of church do you advise us to go to?
A4P: I advise you what I advise myself. For me personally, I become a member of a church which has the following basic seven faith statements: Continue reading Which Church to go to?
The Bible says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
I love the fruit of my tongue but only the one that brings life to me and others. So, I try my best to make sure that what comes out of my tongue brings nothing but life. But instead of trying to control what comes out of my mouth, I strive to filter what I’m dwelling on in my heart, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Matthew 12:34b)
So, the one thing I need to pay close attention to is what I let come and stay into my heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
And to guard my heart, the Word of God advises me to do these: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) – What is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, – – – ?
Nothing but the Word of God! ///
A4P Guest: In one of your recent posts, you said, “a born-again Christian man who is free from sexual struggles is found in a cemetery or in heaven.” That means he is nowhere to be found on earth. What do you mean when you said “struggle”? The word “struggle” is defined as: a long effort to do, achieve, or deal with something that is difficult or that causes problems. Are you referring to the new created man (born-again) person having sexual struggle? Does the new born-again Christian have such continuous struggle with sin? If we are born of God, we could not commit sin. The seed in us is new. The born again person has no appetite for sin. There is, of course, a level of maturity in Christianity but a new born-again and matured Christian man never ever struggles with sin. 1 john 5:18 says, “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.” We are Spirit filled. Our old mind is renewed by the Spirit of God. If we are always under struggle what is the purpose of the Spirit in us?
A4P: (Thank you for giving me permission to address your question on the page. Bless you!) Continue reading “A Born-Again Christian Man Never Ever Struggles with Sin”
When we read the Bible, we find only two things expressed as “a double-edged sword.”
Do you know those two things? Here they are:
- The Word of God: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD, – – -” (Hebrews 4:12a)
And, Continue reading Only Two things are like “a double-edged sword”
A4P Guest: Where do I find a born-again Christian man who loves Jesus to death and has no sexual struggles?
A4P: Easy. He is found in a cemetery as a dead-man or in heaven as an alive-in-Christ-man. ///
Hmm, I offended some people?
My friend, fornication, cohabitation, adultery and homosexuality are becoming our “alternative lifestyles” (we who profess to be Christians) while the Word of God says to us, “- – -Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Divorce is becoming one of the ways we deal with difficult marriages while God says, “I hate divorce.” (Malachi 2:16) Continue reading “You offended some people by the video message you uploaded yesterday”
A4P Guest: “I’m a 22 year-old girl. I’ve been seeing this nice guy, 24 years old, for a couple years now. He is very serious about his faith in Christ (which I love the most). He is solid on his stand about sexual purity and what marriage should be. He loves me and cares about me. But these days, I feel like he doesn’t care about me but about himself and his goals. He is a very hard-worker, loves education and serves in his church. But he is not that passionate about me anymore. He used to at the beginning of our relationship but not anymore. He is just too busy with other things. I don’t even know how I can decide to marry him. I’m tired of being in a relationship but not being happy. What’s wrong with me?”
A4P: (Thank you for giving me permission to post our conversation on this page. Bless you!) Continue reading “What’s wrong with me?”