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A few terms that's been circulating among Christians in the body of Christ, anytime someone addresses an issue regarding how we are to live before a watching world, that's sure to get emotions stirred or conflict & controversy started; depending who's at the end of the rebuke. The terms are "Hater" and "Pharisee".
But are such labels warranted against brothers/sisters in Christ who genuinely are concerned about how we as Christians are to live? What does it REALLY mean to be labeled a "Hater"? And what does it REALLY mean when someone labels you a "Pharisee"? Such terminology carries more weight and the implications are far greater than those who choose to verbally expess them may understand or realize.
Are we as Christians, commanded to hold each other accountable to holiness when sin or error are unmistakably clear? Or is our only option, when we see the Lord's name dishonored & blasphemed, to pray?
The Berean Brothers (Rico Gibson, Douglas Rogers aka "Read B Verses", and Tony Spain) and I will address this and other topics tonight.
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Welcome Church! We are here every Sunday to read the Bible, tell personal stories and pray together because when two or more are gathered.....In a non-judgemental down to earth format. God bless you every one! Today we are reading Acts Chapter 23!
The Trial Before The Council
Paul tells the Jewish council that he's always lived a good life and that's he's totally right with God.
The high priest, Ananias, orders some of the others to punch Paul in the mouth. And they do it. What a bunch of followers.
Paul gets angry and calls the high priest a "whitewashed wall." Burn! He also points out that it's against Jewish law to hit him. Check and mate.
But the council tells Paul that he has no right to insult the high priest and then Paul does a 180, agrees with them, and apologizes.
Hmmm. That apology might be a first for Paul.
Paul tells them that he himself is a Pharisee and that he's there because of the things he's been teaching about Jesus and the resurrection of the dead. That's sort of right.
A fight breaks out between the Pharisees and Sadducees who both have different views about the resurrection of the dead. No one can agree on anything apparently in this story. Go figure.
The Pharisees take Paul's side for a bit (good work, Paul), but things start to get out of control and the Romans remove Paul from the room and take him back to prison. Darn. Just when he was making some headway
LUKE 7: 37- 38 - And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
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In this episode of the Way Walker Radio Show we will have guests live on the air to debate with The Way Walkers about their beliefs. We have brought to you many opposing views about what WE believe, but here is the chance for a few people caught up in the Hebraic Roots movement to sound off about their religion! While we have opposing views on our show, we will not compromise in any way shape or form, but we will still allow YOU the listener to have free will and come to your own understanding and belief about what the Word of God really has to say about the matter!! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!!!!!
Today we are taking it there. This will be a very heavy broadcast. I will be revealing what the Spirit gave me about the song "I luh God" sung by Erica Campbell. This song has been very controversal but for the wrong reasons. This woman is masquerading as a disciple but is nothing more than a pharisee. The lyrics are disturbing. We will be discussing Mark 8:36 and Matthew 4. Again, I must say if you are not spiritual you will not get it. I do ask that you pray ahead of time before listening to this broadcast. Ask the Spirit of God to open your eyes to the truth.
There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
He came to Jesus at night and said to him,
“Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God,
for no one can do these signs that you are doing
unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to him,
“How can a man once grown old be born again?
Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and Spirit
he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
What is born of flesh is flesh
and what is born of spirit is spirit.
Do not be amazed that I told you,
‘You must be born from above.’
The wind blows where it wills,
and you can hear the sound it makes,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;
so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Study each week with Evangelist Reid as she teaches the Word of God and prays with you. Also enjoy some Caribbean Gospel music by Second Chance Ministries and others. Your life will not be the same. This is your season to be blessed. God can do great things in your life. This is a year of no limits! Tune in each week for your breakthrough annointing! Jesus loves you and wants you to be victorious!
1. Pray and not faint (Pray alot and do not get tired of praying)
2. Be persistent like the widow
3. God can do more than an unjust judge.
4. Do not exalt yourself in prayer like the Pharisee/Humble yourself like the Publican.
5. Come to Jesus with a childlike/trusting/innocent attitude
6. If God asks you to give sacrificially, do it! God will give you more than you have given.
7. Have faith in God. Walk by faith and praise God in advance for your victory!
8. God has no limitations
The religions that man invents are all religions of self-justification; every single one of them. That's what they all have in common. The radical difference between these and New Testament faith is this: it is GOD who justifies, and God alone. And He does it as a gift undeservedly given. I ask people all the time, and I mean even CHRISTIANS - church-going Christians. "On what basis are you justified? If you stood before God and He say to you 'Why should I let you into My heaven?' " And guess what? Most of 'em answer like a Pharisee: " 'Cause I'm a good person. I do my best." So then I say, "Well, how do you think JESUS fits into that whole picture, if at all?" And they answer, "Oh, yeah. Jesus. Well, I believe in Him." And they answer as if Jesus was just an after-thought. In essence, they base their salvation on self-justification. Tonight we talk about a man who was tempted to do just that, but God steered him clear of that error, at the last minute: Job. Tune in and take notes! Your host Rev. Rick Anderson, on "Jewish Roots", each Thursday at 9:30 pm EST. LIVE Internet radio. Listen through www.scripturesdramatized.com. To call with a comment: 347-324-5759. "FOUGCREW" radio.
The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus' day had a distinctly "holier than thou" attitude. The viewed themselves as a spiritual elite, and they looked down upon the masses as inferior. This is particularly evident in two passages:
And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get" (Luke 18:9-11). Listen in to today topic: "Holiness, Its Not Just A Life Style It's God's Character" also visit us at www.uptopministries.org