Posts made in October, 2019

Crowd’s Reactions! 0

Crowd’s Reactions!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Many godly Jews were in Jerusalem that day for the religious celebrations, having arrived from many nations’ – Acts 2:5 TLB THOUGHT: Acts Chapter 2 records the historic Day of Pentecost when God filled the disciples with the Holy Spirit and they ran out into the streets of Jerusalem speaking in other languages the praises of God. The crowd that quickly gathered were amazed at what happened. The Bible heading for these verses is, “The Crowd’s Response”. Today’s Teaching highlights four responses and reactions that happened on that day which are still being repeated throughout the world. They were confused – ‘And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language’ – Acts 2:6 True Christianity does confuse people. It does not concentrate on rules and religious practices but a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor does it promote doing the best one can in order to please God, for it labels everyone a sinner but teaches that everyone can be saved. No more uncertainty of faith because Christians know their sins are forgiven and they have eternal life! For religious people like the Jews, the fact that works are not enough is confusing as is God...

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Forgotten Prayers Answered! 0

Forgotten Prayers Answered!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife, Elizabeth, will give you a son, and you are to name him John’ – Numbers 11:23 NLT. THOUGHT: Why? One of the most common questions Christians ask. Why has God not healed me? Why has He not answered my prayer? I know the Bible promises it, so why have I not received it? Zacharias and Elizabeth would have asked similar questions concerning her barrenness. They knew the scriptures and promises of God but no answer came concerning their prayer for a child. Yet all that changed when one ordinary day became extra-ordinary. An angel appeared to Zacharias while he was doing his priestly duties announcing that God had heard their prayer. Elizabeth was going to have a baby who would be the forerunner of the Messiah. Let’s look into the background of this amazing encounter. 1. Delay had not initially dampened their faith They had history on their side, for their nation had started from those who found it impossible to bear children. Abraham had a twenty-five year battle over Sarah’s barrenness before she conceived. Isaac had to intercede for Rebekah and Jacob did the same for Rachel. The founding fathers all prayed...

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