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    We are humbling and honoring our GOD, no need personal glory
    We are called to have humility to honor fellow Christians too
    We are failed if we fail to love others
    We are zero if we hate and reject some person,. God is Judge..
    We need to take good care to stay with holiness when our knowledge and wisdom boasting us to blind our conscience..
    We are called to serve with patience
    Even we die like Lazarus who died with poverty.. nothing to bother..
    Dear brethren, God used me to build many prayer halls, to plant many churches,. to train and send many ministers to fields, to help many suffering people, to do many activities, still i am not with strong home, lot of times flesh is demanding to focus on self needs.. but spirit is keeping me to stay and focus on vision.. And mind is not satisfying for what God did through me.. but always mind is fearing to stay in cool and pure love with God and people.. THIS IS A GREAT UNCEASING FIRE IN HEART..
    every 5 seconds 9 people going to die.. 6 of them are not hear the gospel... we need to more to spread the gospel.. who knows our little sleep can send some people to hell,, who knows our little more care can save some souls to kingdom of God...
    WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS NOT GREAT
    OBSERVATION ON HOW WE ARE FAILING IS IMPORTANT TO LIVE AS MENTOR FOR GOD..
    THANK YOU JESUS....

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    Not all of us are failing, I am I`ll be honest but I have met a few whose #1 goal and priority in life is to serve God with all they are and in all honesty those people are a great inspiration.

    In my opinion people in this country (U.S.) have had it made for far too long, we`ve never known persecution, we`ve never had the cause of Christ to cost us anything, nor has anyone faced death because of Christ,,YET.

    Yeah we need to further the gospel, we need to live solely for the will of God, but we also need our faith truly tested and refined so when that day does come.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JSB View Post
      Not all of us are failing, I am I`ll be honest but I have met a few whose #1 goal and priority in life is to serve God with all they are and in all honesty those people are a great inspiration.

      In my opinion people in this country (U.S.) have had it made for far too long, we`ve never known persecution, we`ve never had the cause of Christ to cost us anything, nor has anyone faced death because of Christ,,YET.

      Yeah we need to further the gospel, we need to live solely for the will of God, but we also need our faith truly tested and refined so when that day does come.
      Yes sir, i agree with you.. many people are doing right and they are honest.. i am also doing right in His grace.. i am also thinking i need more care to stand in right way,, any time we can lost our task and vision so i wrote this matter.. thank you for sharing
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      • #4
        Originally posted by JSB View Post
        Not all of us are failing, I am I`ll be honest but I have met a few whose #1 goal and priority in life is to serve God with all they are and in all honesty those people are a great inspiration.

        In my opinion people in this country (U.S.) have had it made for far too long, we`ve never known persecution, we`ve never had the cause of Christ to cost us anything, nor has anyone faced death because of Christ,,YET.

        Yeah we need to further the gospel, we need to live solely for the will of God, but we also need our faith truly tested and refined so when that day does come.
        Thank you for comment... sorry for late response.... here in India we have difficulties... we have so many problems // even to live with full food is big problem.. because no supporters for us.. many false missions are make us as beggars... as false missions doing some business.. true ministers loosing their hold between people due to many misunderstandings.. i am working hard to support our mission workers who are in fields.. they are in planting work.. pl remember them in prayers.... God bless you
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        • #5
          I don't know. I think you are hitting the nail on the head for the primary reason in America that so many have turned away from church - the building and the congregation.

          The American church has lost sight of its original purpose. Mega churches and those we see on TV, those we drive by on Sundays that look like stadiums... they really do seem to be all about money. My own pastor (I do not attend a mega-church by any means) lives in the most expensive neighborhood in my small town. There is a lot of money floating around many churches...

          ...but it is often difficult to see the fruit of the funds. We have jumbo trons, and the latest technology (and smoke machines!) for a "Worship Experience" - but meanwhile, the majority of the evangelicals are raging republicans decrying across social media "DOWN WITH BERNIE - HE'S A SOCIALIST."

          And I think: isn't the church supposed to be socialist? Wasn't Jesus, basically, a socialist?

          When did gathering our money and sitting on it become the way of the American Christian? How are we helping the poor? How are we helping the sick, the children, the widows, those with mental disabilities, teenage moms, the homeless.

          I can stand behind a ministry like those of Francis Chan, Jenn Hatmaker, and others. There are some churches left in the world putting their money where Christ's mouth was.

          But the bigger picture of Church is sadly running it's own reputation into the ground.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by clairebeautiful View Post
            And I think: isn't the church supposed to be socialist? Wasn't Jesus, basically, a socialist?

            When did gathering our money and sitting on it become the way of the American Christian? How are we helping the poor? How are we helping the sick, the children, the widows, those with mental disabilities, teenage moms, the homeless.
            Hi Claire,

            Lemme ask you something Claire. When it comes to our money it is obvious that Socialist wish to dictate our actions. My question pertains to the moral law and being compelled by it. Do you think God wants to establish a Christian Theonomy? Consider charity for a moment, if you were on the beach having a sandwich, and another person walked up to you and asked you for a sandwich, and you gave a sandwich or part of yours to them, clearly virtue could be observed and argued from the point of charity. But now, lets change the situation, you are having a sandwich and another comes up and asks you for a sandwich and you decline. Now, Bernie Sanders comes riding up on a horse and puts a gun to your head and says give that person your sandwich. Can you now say that you gave to charity? May I suggest that the virtue has been stripped from the transaction under compulsion? You did not freely give anything to charity. Does God force people to tithe ten percent? How did God receive Cain's sacrifice?

            We could take this further, and question whether old Bernie Sanders gave his own in previous example, or perhaps his action involved at gun point taking yours and handing the one wanting your sandwich. Is this charity? Scripture says God loves a cheerful giver. Which do you think Jesus prefers? Lastly, why are only issues of money the top of socialist agendas if they care so much about what Scripture teaches? What about sexual immorality? Are socialist pushing to dissolve no fault divorce, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality? What about drunkenness, drugs (sorcery) or even gossip? Why do you suppose that the socialist agenda does not align with Scripture when it comes to moral issues that are explicitly listed in Scripture, sustained lifestyles or actions that will prevent one from inheriting the kingdom of heaven? Should the Government enforce a Christian Theonomy and compel its citizens to follow it?

            God bless,
            William
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            • #7
              Originally posted by clairebeautiful View Post
              I don't know. I think you are hitting the nail on the head for the primary reason in America that so many have turned away from church - the building and the congregation.

              The American church has lost sight of its original purpose. Mega churches and those we see on TV, those we drive by on Sundays that look like stadiums... they really do seem to be all about money. My own pastor (I do not attend a mega-church by any means) lives in the most expensive neighborhood in my small town. There is a lot of money floating around many churches...

              ...but it is often difficult to see the fruit of the funds. We have jumbo trons, and the latest technology (and smoke machines!) for a "Worship Experience" - but meanwhile, the majority of the evangelicals are raging republicans decrying across social media "DOWN WITH BERNIE - HE'S A SOCIALIST."

              And I think: isn't the church supposed to be socialist? Wasn't Jesus, basically, a socialist?

              When did gathering our money and sitting on it become the way of the American Christian? How are we helping the poor? How are we helping the sick, the children, the widows, those with mental disabilities, teenage moms, the homeless.

              I can stand behind a ministry like those of Francis Chan, Jenn Hatmaker, and others. There are some churches left in the world putting their money where Christ's mouth was.

              But the bigger picture of Church is sadly running it's own reputation into the ground.
              Thank you for your writing
              here is few details from me
              I am strongly believing ,, church is not building or some construction,, it is the body of living souls
              This spiritual body only designed and made to develop the kingdom of God
              In early church people left their properties too,, they served and they lived together,
              Equal leadership,, no personal glories, caring saints,,, spreading gospel,,, giving life ,,, oh great commitments ,,
              in our limited things,, we are mostly fallowing same practices, in my person i left all my job and home matters and living in a place which is like desert and remote area which is not my native place,, serving here from 26years,, working strong,, caring saints,,, making disciples and loving with whole heart,,
              1. we sent some mission workers to fields (villages) ,,, encouraging them and caring them
              2. we are working hard to stop the traditional steps and religious activities where people trusting on false matters,,
              3. in caring saints,, we are helping to widows and orphan kids in our churches only,, not out side ,,
              4. to raise next generation ministers working hard by teachings ministry in Bible college.
              right now i am not with strong home for me,, i don't trust in riches,, while some poor families are suffering, while kingdom of God is with some needs, how can i live as rick man?
              It is highly impossible for called saints,,
              i hope i can write to you in next time,, blessings
              Last edited by serve2save; 05-10-2016, 03:53 AM.
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              • #8
                clairebeautiful I do agree with you it seems somewhat hypocritical to be a Christian and attempting to defame Bernie as a socialist. I don't think many Americans even know what true socialism or true capitalism is. All our public schools, mail system, garbage collection, etc. are all socialist systems, but nobody is crying to get rid of them and start paying for private. We live in a mixed economy and I think most modern industrialized countries agree that is the best way to go.

                While I personally want to feel good when I give, and don't like the idea of giving to lazy people, I'm not sure Jesus would agree with me. I'm not sure where it says in the Bible that when we give, it is to give ourselves a warm fuzzy feeling. Rather it seems we are to give because there is a need, and also to detach ourselves from our possessions.

                Additionally I'm not sure how else besides paying taxes could a person help provide heath care for others. Heath care is a huge money making system and it requires government or private insurance intervention to control it. How is it justifiable that if you have no insurance, a doctor can charge you any figure he wishes, but if you go through insurance, the charge is capped.

                I personally feel quite connected and guarded with my money, and I don't like like the idea of providing others a free ride. But I know those are my own feelings and greed, and I'm not going to attempt to justify myself through the Bible or God. I think if someone were to make a case for "what would Jesus do" it would be on the side of providing basic necessities for all.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marie View Post
                  I don't think many Americans even know what true socialism or true capitalism is.
                  You can always inquire on the 100 million murdered in the 20th century by Socialists. You may want to ask older generations such as the ones that stormed the beaches of Normandy.

                  One thing is evident to me, the socialist party is hostile towards God and religion, but it doesn't have any issues using what it can from religious texts in order to acquire more power.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by William View Post
                    One thing is evident to me, the socialist party is hostile towards God and religion, but it doesn't have any issues using what it can from religious texts in order to acquire more power.
                    So true. However I would have used the word "exploiting."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by William View Post

                      You can always inquire on the 100 million murdered in the 20th century by Socialists. You may want to ask older generations such as the ones that stormed the beaches of Normandy.

                      One thing is evident to me, the socialist party is hostile towards God and religion, but it doesn't have any issues using what it can from religious texts in order to acquire more power.
                      That is exactly my point.

                      Just because healthcare or garbage service falls under the umbrella of "socialist", people who want it are slandered as socialists - when true socialism involves a whole pot of other crap nobody was talking about instituting. And while Americans might think they are true capitalists, they are not, because they still ascribe to the idea of public school, social security, medicare, etc. Whether anyone believes it or not we live in what's called a "mixed economy" - where a country attempts to institute what it feels are the best parts of capitalism AND socialism. So to label democrats as socialists is completely unfair.
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