“The NT Born Again & the Super Bowl  – 101” ...Blog.
*** (1Jn 2:15-16-17) Stop loving the world and the things that are in the world. If anyone persists in loving the world, the Father's love is NOT in him.
(1Jn 2:16) For everything that is in the world -> the desire for fleshly gratification, the desire for possessions, and worldly arrogance -> is NOT from the Father: but is from the world.
(1Jn 2:17) And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever. [John 7:38-39 & Revelation 20:15]
*** (Luke 11:23) The person who isn't with Me [Jesus] is against Me, and the person who doesn't gather with Me scatters."
*** (Luke 16:10-to-13) He who is faithful in the least is also faithful in much. And he who is unjust in the least is also unjust in much.
(Luke 16:11) Therefore if you have Not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the True Riches to you? [Psalms 119:97-to-104]
(Luke 16:12) And if you have Not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give you that which is your own?
(Luke 16:13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will Hate the one and Love the other, or else he will Hold to the one and Despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
*** (Matthew 5:13) You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste; how can it be made salty again? It's good for Nothing, but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.
Question: What do You: have prepared for Super Bowl… ‘Today”…? One report said that in excess of 160 million will watch it this year. Remember in 2004 and the Super Bowl half time program… and Janet Jackson EXPOSING her breast… for all to see? Even the children, whose parents were watching: were NOT Outraged about it! Previous to that, I has spoken to several Pastors: warning them & their Churches… that their “Multi Media Presentations” were for the Lord’s Word… and NOT for that of “Worldly Entertainment!” The “Excuses” of using it for “Evangelism”… was their pat answer. Question: Can You provide ANY Bible ‘Verse or Chapters’… where Christ Jesus used such ‘Methodology’… in His preaching of the Kingdom? Just the Opposite, as Satan Tempted HIM… to display such grandeur… “Luke 4:9-to-13”…! To which Christ Jesus REBUKED Satan…! Even Peter was taken with such… “Matthew 16:20-to-28”…! To which Christ Jesus REBUKED Peter…!
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come; says the Lord Jehovah, that I will send a ‘Famine’ in the land; not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water; but of hearing the Words of the LORD Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].
*** (John 5:39-40) You search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life. And they are the ones witnessing of Me [Jesus],
(John 5:40) and you will ‘Not’ come to Me [Jesus]; that you might have life.
*** (Matthew 7:13-to-18) "Go in through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.
(Matt 7:14) How narrow is the gate and how constricted is the road that leads to life, and Few are the people who find it!"
(Matt 7:15) "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.
(Matt 7:16) By their fruit you will know them. Grapes aren't gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?
(Matt 7:17) In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit.
(Matt 7:18) A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.
By the time: that many of you read this… “Super Bowl XLVIII”… will be “Over!”
1. How much “Preparation & Cost” did You go through, for your “SB Party”…? Did You celebrate it at your house… or at that of a friend…? In previous years, have You celebrated the Super Bowl before…? Do You also apply ‘TIME’… to the Baseball World Series, each year…? Or the Basketball Championships…?
2. Do You consider yourself… “Truly Born Again”… by the Holy Spirit of God…? Do You meet with Him, in His Holy Word… “DAILY”…? [2Corinthains 4:16] Do You… “Read & Study & Obey”… His Holy Word…? Are You growing in… “His Grace, Judgment, Mercy, Love & Evangelism”…? Are You involved in the… “Discipleship of Others”… to the Glory of His Kingdom… “Luke 24:44-to-48”…?
About NOW… someone will surely SAY… “You have gone to Medaling”…! May I please ask You another Question…? “Do You know your Bible”…? NO, I did NOT say… “Know ‘About’ your Bible”…! Do You actively “Defend the True Faith”… against the “False Teaching & Preaching”… with the Sword of the Spirit: [Ephesians 6:17] the Holy Word of GOD…? Do You ever speak out for the… Over ‘4,000 +’ Innocent Unborn Babies DAILY… Murdered by Abortion… by their American Mothers…? Do You also… “Actively Pray”… against such Evil…? Do You speak about HIM… Christ Jesus, the Passover Lamb of GOD: the LORD of Lords, KING of Kings… to Others…? Do You share His Holy Word & its Truths… with Others…? “AS MUCH AS”… You do about the Super Bowl and Other Sports…?
Or have You substituted… “Politics”… for the TRUTH found in His Holy Word: the Bible…?
*** (Proverbs 27:5-6) Open Rebuke is better than Secret Love.
(Pro 27:6) Faithful are the ‘wounds’ of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
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*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation; as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him.
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things ‘hard’ to be understood, = which the ‘Unlearned’ and ‘Unstable’ = “Pervert”; = as also they do the rest of the = “SCRIPTURES”; = to their own destruction. [1Corinthains 16:22]
“Most American CHRISTIANS [?]”… know more about Politics: than “Bible Doctrine”…?
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*** (1Peter 3:15) but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready Always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear;
*** (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the main thing; get Wisdom; and with ALL your getting get Understanding.
*** (James 4:4-to-10) You Adulterers and Adulteresses! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility [War] with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. [Matthew 6:24 & Luke 16:13]
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing: when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us? [Joshua 24:19]
(Jas 4:6) But He gives all the more grace. And so He says, "God opposes the arrogant: but gives grace to the humble." [2Corinthains 12:6-to-10 & Hebrews 4:16]
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, and He will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
(Jas 4:9) Be Miserable, Mourn, and Cry. [Repent] Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
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*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?
*** (1Corinthains 11:30) That's why so Many of you are WEAK; and SICK; and a Considerable number are DYING.
*** (1Corinthains 3:13-14-15) each one's work shall be revealed. For the Day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try each one's work as to what kind it is.
(1Co 3:14) If anyone's work which he built remains, he shall receive a reward.
(1Co 3:15) If anyone's work shall be burned up, he shall suffer loss. But he shall be saved, yet so as by fire.
*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
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*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept; precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) And that from a CHILD you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction in righteousness:
(2Tim 3:17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Doctrine = One Way…!
Reproof = Wrong Way…!
Correction = Turn Around…!
Instruction = Only This Way…!
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) STUDY EARNESTLY to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the Word of TRUTH: with “PRECISION”.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain Because you have become too lazy to Understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, whose minds are trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.
Thank You for allowing me to share… “His Holy Word”…! Depending on your Relationship with Christ Jesus… is just HOW… You will receive this Truth from His Holy Word…! Those WHO have an active relationship with Christ Jesus based on His Holy Word… will receive this as “His Rebuke”. Those WHO do Not: will receive this as… “Non-Loving: Legalistic: & Hyper Critical”…! When ONE Knows: the Christ JESUS of the WORD… then all this… Fits into its “Place & Context”…!
*** (Proverbs 25:11-12) A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
(Pro 25:12) As a ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon a hearing ear.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”.