Which of you convinceth me of sin?

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Which of you convinceth me of sin? by Anthony Smith

John 8:42-8:49

Which of you convinceth me of sin? There are some who ask, ”Where do you receive your inspiration to write messages from God?” Andrepparttar answer I give them is some what unorthadoxed. Most of my inspiration comes fromrepparttar 135074 hatred of this world forrepparttar 135075 truth. Some times it comes from hatred from Christians, that become offended byrepparttar 135076 truth of Scripture. The Bible is not a book of conciliation but a book of truths. God offers no compromise in His word, but He offers reasoning between Him and us. Jesus knew that there would be many that would become offended byrepparttar 135077 truth just as whenrepparttar 135078 Pharisees came against Him in John 8:42-49. But this did not stop Him from tellingrepparttar 135079 truth. There are many verses in Scripture that I remember but these next stand outrepparttar 135080 most. Matthew 13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receiverepparttar 135081 greater condemnation. Our condemnation comes from many sources,repparttar 135082 lost,repparttar 135083 world, Satan,repparttar 135084 establishment of mans science, and yes, sometimes from Christians andrepparttar 135085 Church. Why are we as ministers ofrepparttar 135086 Gospel condemned so harshly? “For in many things we offend all.” We offend because we userepparttar 135087 word of God to rebuke, reprove and teach,repparttar 135088 word of Truth. Call no Man Father, No drunker-ed shall enter intorepparttar 135089 Kingdom of Heaven, Homo-sexuality is an abomination to God, Who hasrepparttar 135090 correct intrepretation, ect, ect. James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word,repparttar 135091 same is a perfect man, and able also to bridlerepparttar 135092 whole body. There is no perfect man, no one who can bridlerepparttar 135093 whole body, nor take controll ofrepparttar 135094 tong. I’ve never seen any one walk on water nor perform any myrical. A minister is not a crowd pleaser but an ambasidor of Christ. He’s not a comedian but a messenger ofrepparttar 135095 truth. He’s not a puppet but a master withrepparttar 135096 ordination from God. He’s is not an orator of just Good news but a sword of righteousness who preaches salvation and punishment of Hell Fire and Brimstone to those who refuse to believe. A minister is not a baby sitter for your salvation but an a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. So you say, ”If a Minister is not a, crowd pleaser, comedian, puppet, baby sitter or an orator,Then what is a Minister?” Romans 13:4 For he isrepparttar 135097 minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth notrepparttar 135098 sword in vain: for he isrepparttar 135099 minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Which of you convinceth me of sin?

Prioritize Your Life for Success

Written by Jan Wallen

Today, it is hard to open an e-mail newsletter, a website, or an offline magazine and not see someone talking uprepparttar importance of time management.

The time management gurus are going out of their way to teach us how to set priorities in our work week, how to organize those priorities, and then finally stick to our priorities to get more done. I applaud their efforts.

Yet in all ofrepparttar 127066 dozens of articles that I have read that speak ofrepparttar 127067 importance and power of priorities in our work day, I have yet to see one person apply this principle to our lives outside of our jobs.

Let me show you how this is important. There are in fact 168 hours in a week. Of those 168 hours, we spend about 40 of them working, and we spend about 4 hours a week in transit to and from our jobs. As a result, we are spending just over one quarter of our lives taking care of business.

We spend approximately another 56 hours each week sleeping and another 7 hours grooming ourselves each week. Add to thisrepparttar 127068 7 hours we spend eating, and we are left with 54 hours in our week that no one is talking about.

I find it truly startling that people fill volumes talking about how to manage just over 25% of our week, and completely ignore another 33% of our week that is left to our free time pursuits.

Most times when I count down these numbers for people, they are dumbfounded to realize that they have more free time available to them than they spend actually working! Work seems such a prevalent portion of our lives that we fail to realize that we have lives beyond work.

So let me ask you a question. One third of your life is devoted to non-work related activities. What priorities have you set for yourself during these 54 non-work hours available each week? Okay, now let me take that same question one step further. Are you acting on these priorities each day? If I asked your children what priorities you have set for your own life, how would THEY respond?

So many people recognize a need to set priorities onrepparttar 127069 job. Yet most of these same people fail to place priorities on their lives. Why do people recognizerepparttar 127070 need for one and notrepparttar 127071 other? Some would say thatrepparttar 127072 problem is rooted in not having God in their lives. But, even that falls far short ofrepparttar 127073 truth.

Even Christians fall into this same rut. That seems to cancel outrepparttar 127074 argument about a lack of God in our lives.

The only argument that bears out in fact is that we pay more attention to giving our priorities lip service, than we do to findingrepparttar 127075 strength, determination, and integrity toward defining and then honoring any real priorities in our lives.

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