Which of you convinceth me of sin? Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
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John 8:42-49 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father devil, and lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from beginning, and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and father of it. And because I tell you truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. How many today dishonor their Pastor, their Minister? How many Churches have you seen break up because people become offended by word being preached? Jesus asked same question;”Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me?” Why is Truth so hard to believe, is it because of traditions of your fathers, fathers? Is it because you were taught by your parents or aunts or uncles that there is something wrong with what Bible says? Have many been taught wrong for so long that they now believe it to be truth? What is so wrong with saying that Hell is real, what’s wrong with saying that fire will never be extinguished and a person will suffer in extreme heat for ever, having only smell of fire and brimstone and burning flesh to awaite them, a flesh that will never be consumed, because of their rejection of truth? What is wrong with quoateing scripture as it was delivered from God? And what about “Falling Away,” that Jesus spoke of ? 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, son of perdition; Is this a falling away from church, will people stop going to church building, is this what Jesus ment? No. Its a falling away from truth, a falling away from commandments, its a falling away from ordanices of God. Its man worshiping creature more than creator. The churches will be full of religious people, a people that will be rejected by Christ at His return, not haveing Spirit but of a carnal mind. “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me?”
Prioritize Your Life for SuccessWritten by Jan Wallen
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The Christian knows to place his priorities in order of God, spouse, family, job and then finally hobbies. Yet human nature guides him down road that lays waste to any priority he may set for himself while in church on Sunday mornings. Most of other religions of world teach these same principles as well, and still people of all faiths stumble down this same road without fail.
Priorities, like God, require a commitment in our lives. We must commit ourselves to establishing our priorities and then to meeting them one at a time. God, of course, should be number one commitment you make to yourself. As through God, you will find strength and fortitude to establish and meet each of your other priorities in life; priorities of spouse, family, and job, each in their proper order.
Romans 12:2 NIV Do not conform any longer to pattern of this world, but be transformed by renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
It is not enough to sit in church on Sunday mornings and pledge to make God priority in your life. You must go to further extreme. You must make a commitment in your life to make God number one priority in your life. And then you must follow through on that commitment. Then and only then, will you find abilities within yourself to reach beyond what you ever thought you were capable of doing, to commit yourself to setting priorities in your life, even outside of work place, and to follow commitment to your priorities with fulfillment of your goals.
If you do not have God in your life, I encourage you to meet Him so that you to may experience joy and fulfillment of renewing of your mind, as so many of us have experienced. If God is only in your life on Sunday mornings, I encourage you to reach into your heart, past lip service that you are offering, and finally make commitment to put God as top priority in your life.
In conclusion, I applaud each of you who make commitment to manage your time and priorities in work place. It is my hope that this article has opened your eyes to part of your life that is bigger than work, 33% of your life that is spent doing non-work related activities. Spend them well.
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