Posts made in February, 2020

Faith Giving! 0

Faith Giving!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness’ – Psalm 50:12 THOUGHT: Although I have sent out teaching about giving previously, it is a subject that needs to be repeated, for many Bible verses encourage us to do it. The Apostle Paul devoted 2 whole chapters of his Second Letter to the Corinthians about this subject (See Chapters 8 & 9). That was a large Pentecostal church which should have been an example to others concerning generosity but was in danger of merely making empty promises. We have a loving God, who not only gave His Son, but also promises to give us all things (See Romans 8:32). Therefore it remains a mystery why so many Christians, particularly in the UK and the rest of Europe, are so mean when it comes to parting with money as far as God is concerned. It is commendable that when African and Asian believers come to the UK to study or work, they bring with them the principles of tithing they practised in their own country and also a desire to evangelise. Our text makes clear we cannot give to God what is already His and think we are doing something great. David...

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Clean Hands! 0

Clean Hands!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world’ – James 4:8 NLT THOUGHT: Reading the Book of Job recently I discovered a wonderful verse about the spiritual blessing having clean hands brings. I remember at mealtimes my mother would ask me, “Have you washed your hands?” Although I replied, “Yes”, she would say, “Show me your hands!” More often than not the result was another trip to the wash basin! To have spiritually clean hands is a command James is emphatic when he writes, ‘Wash your hands’. He is urging, “Do something about the sins you have committed or been involved with”. When we confess our sins, it is as if Jesus washes us clean, hands included, and presents us to the Father as righteous. Natural water cannot make our hands clean spiritually Washing the outside can never make the inside clean. Many a murderer has washed the blood off their hands in order to conceal their crime. They hope they will get away with it and some do but they forget that one day they will stand before God. The blood they shed cries out to God from the ground as did Abel’s. ‘“What have you done?...

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