"God, hear my voice when I pray." ~ Psalm 64:1
Ephesians 3 - Part 3 - Ephesians 3
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." ~ Chesterton"It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to." ~ C. S. Lewis"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." ~ Chesterton
“It will greatly help you to understand Scripture if you note – no only what is spoken and written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goes before and what follows.” ~ Miles Coverdale
“We approach Scripture with minds already formed by the mass of accepted opinions and viewpoints with which we have come into contact, in both the Church and the world.. it is easy to be unaware that it has happened; it is hard even to begin to realize how profoundly tradition in this sense has molded us.” ~ J.I. Packer
“When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, ‘It is talking to me, and about me.'" ~ Soren Kierkegaard
Believer, I encourage you to 1.) Pray for your family members.. for your lost friends.. for your pastor, and 2.) Go get some or one unbelieving friend(s) to bring em to Jesus ..or to a soul-winning church.If you are a pastor.. with all due respect, I encourage you to preach the Word of God with confidence.. and then give the people an opportunity to repent and come to Christ by faith. Everyone who Jesus called He called openly and publicly.
1.) God is joyously, exuberantly, happy, because He delights in God the Son.2.) God is happy because He doesn't change and is totally sovereign, not half sovereign or a third sovereign.3.) God's personal happiness is actually a foundation for our Christian living because this will actually spill on over in mercy to us who believe.