Tuesday, October 15, 2013

True Confessions 10/12/2013

Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32)

The team tonight included: Mark, Sharon, Debbie, Forest, Paul, Dean C., Sai, Jeremy, Jorge, and Steven V.

Mark was the lead off man. Proclaiming the Gospel with passion and zeal, he based his message on 2 Corinthians 4:3-5: "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bond-servants for Jesus' sake." (NKJV)

Paul shared these observations from the box:  "The message in the Bible is a message that needs to be heard. This message is of such importance that your eternity hangs on it. Your life is busy, so is mine, but your eternity deserves attention. This is a book of authority. God has intrinsic authority over all things because He made all things. Plants, animals, people, it all belongs to Him. No person has authority over their own life. The way we know that to be true is because every single person will die. No one can thwart death. It says in the Bible that all have sinned. The problem is that most people create their own set of standards and then we attempt to judge God by our standards. You and I have no right to judge God because the Bible says that God is Holy and perfect. Each one is tempted when he is carried away by his own lust. We'd like to reverse it and say that God is not fair. The problem is in us."

Dean shared this thought:  "You are playing a part in this drama. God created His beings with a free will. He didn't create wind-up robots who would automatically worship Him and love Him. And if you are honest with yourself you know that you don't love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and you don't love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. Actually, the Bible says that we are running from God. We are suppressing the knowledge of His existence. We're doing everything we can to push away the truth that we know instinctively, that there is a God and we have sinned against Him. He has written His moral law upon our heart. God says we have all been given a measure of light. We are without excuse. When we say to God that we do not want to follow His path, that we want to do what we want to do, then we are sitting in God's seat, making ourselves the God of our life."

How to Think and Act in Evil Days

Here is a recent teaching by John MacArthur that addresses the current culture of unbelief, and it's stages of turning away from God. (Approx 40 minutes, worth every second.)

Halloween Fellowship and Hollywood Outreach

Halloween is on its evil way! Time for all believers in the True and Living God to respond in love and faith by JOINING WITH US IN SHARING THE GOSPEL IN HOLLYWOOD ON HALLOWEEN, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31st. 

We'll be gathering at Dean's place, 816 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank at 5:00 pm. Sai will be providing a wonderful Thai dinner for us to enjoy before we caravan to Hollywood at about 6:30. We plan to be there till about 9:00 pm, returning to the store. Contact us if you plan to meet us in Hollywood. There will be many Giant $100 Tracts to hand out. Costume optional. Please RSVP to Dean or Steve!!

Don't forget . . . Join us this Saturday Evening, October 19th, 6:00 pm at Burbank Police Dept. parking lot, on Palm, near Glenoaks. See you there!

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