Communion Message July 19, 2009 by Richard Beadle - Song Leader and Broadcast Journailst in the Carribean
I just read an internet post in which someone was doubting the effectiveness of the Bible to answer his life challenges because he had received some inadequate advice. This is a great time of year to renew our commitment to bury the Scriptures deep in our hearts so that we will "Always be prepared to answer. Here are some great ideas for Bible study.
As the new year is quickly approaching, we
often search for ways to renew and reconnect spiritually. Many opt to "read the Bible in a year."
Philippians was written as a thank-you letter for their financial support to the ministry of Paul. He saw their support as goling way beyond financial, though. It was a multi-faceted partnership, encompassing at least 15 different aspects:
London and Scotland June 20-30
This is my fourth visit to the UK, so by now I have many established friendships with which to be reacquainted. My wife Jan and I traveled first to London. We visited the South region which meets in Croydon. CJ Wakefield leads the group of about 120. I taught a new lesson titled Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? as well as one on From Shadow to Reality.
When it comes to the Spirit in my walk with God, I have been ignorant, and my ignorance has not served me well. Rather than humbly submit to the Spirit’s influence and guidance, I have often ran roughshod past Him trying to obtain some spiritual goal.
The people of Jeremiah’s day were hearing a lot about what was going to happen because of their sins. God was not pleased with the false prophets who were trying to give them a false sense of hope and peace.
Through the grace of God, we are able to have our sins forgiven at the waters of baptism and receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). Most Christians understand the idea of having our sins forgiven, but how much do we know about the second part of Peter’s declaration?