Our church had the privilege of having Rev. Robert Manning, an adjunct professor from the Washington Bible College, bring the message as a guest speaker recently. The title of his sermon was, "Your Failure is NOT Final".
It was one of those sermons where you deeply regret that you didn't have a video camera to record it. Over and over, I am impressed by the caliber of men and women that have dedicated their lives at WBC to teach young people how to minister to others.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
When a Christian places the written words of others, the opinions spoken/written of others, tips, advice etc before the Word of God to “find” an answer… the answers may not be from God. Man’s understanding of the Word of God will be tainted with a writer’s personal slant and limited to “human”
Okey dokey I’m back for another session of my ‘wonderful’ haha and ‘extremely in-depth and learned’ exposition of Galatians 3v.1-5.
Next after that “before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” NASB version offers, “[O foolish Galatians]…Before whose eyes Jesus Christ was openly set forth crucified?” I find this easier to work with as the former is older English and my postmodern mind is a little hard of understanding.
Updated May 14th 2008 at 10:05 AM by abidinglife
[COLOR=Blue].. There is a great deal of conflict over the definition of a Christian, today. I have, often been told that I have lied when stating that I am a Christian.[/COLOR] [COLOR=Blue]People of the world expect to see a perfect human being when they see a Christian and if the viewed subject, like myself, is a sinner struggling to live a Godly life they deduce that we are hypocrites.
.. First thing to understand is that Christians come, just like any group of people, in varying states
This is long, so I apologize in advance. I think the scripture is the important thing to read word for word here.
Luke 8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away,