Sunday Sermon Series – Proverbs 14

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PROVERBS 14 

The book of Proverbs was designed to help us in “attaining wisdom and discipline; in understanding words of insight; in acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; in giving prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young.” On Track Devotions 

Proverbs 14 is no exception, made up of 35 separate sayings or insights is is a wealth of knowledge for those who open their hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit. 

Some of my favorite are: 

v.7 Leave the presence of a [shortsighted] fool, For you will not find knowledge or hear godly wisdom from his lips. 

Do not have fellowship (close or deep relationships) with fools who mock sin. Nothing beneficial for your spiritual maturity can come from it.

v.14 The backslider in heart will have his fill with his own [rotten] ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his ways [the godly thought and action which his heart pursues and in which he delights].

Those who claim or have claimed to know Christ but fail to act like it are living Burger King Theology.  They want God their way, while True Christians  find satisfaction in following God.  

v.31 He who oppresses the poor taunts and insults his Maker, But he who is kind and merciful and gracious to the needy honors Him.

If we oppress or ignore the poor in our midst we insult God. Now a word of caution this is not referring to the “Social Gospel” that has become so popular. This is referring to taking care of the needy within our household first, congregation next and then our neighbors as was the custom in O.T. times and as the first century church in Act continued. 

v.34 Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity and virtuous character] exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.

Righteousness on both ends of the nation, that is its Government (elected representatives and the people. But where sin, immorality unethical acts etc. abound the nation is a disgrace before God. 


SERMON

How a Man’s Conduct Comes Home to Him

Charles Haddon Spurgeon,  May 16, 1875 

Scripture: Proverbs 14:14

From: Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Volume 21


Other Resources

Christian Charity Enforced – by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)

Includes reference to Proverbs 14:31

 

 

Live Not by Lies

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: Live Not by Lies

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…Weiss describes a growing and institutionally enforced anti-Semitism, and proceeds to list a series of incidents that she says cannot be accurately understood as isolated, but instead as an essential and insidious component of the new liberalism, a “mixture of postmodernism, postcolonialism, identity politics, neo-Marxism, critical race theory, intersectionality, and the therapeutic mentality.”

 

5 Questions about Homosexuality

5 Questions about Homosexuality

Kevin DeYoung

Q. If the Bible says so little about homosexuality, why do Christians insist on talking about it so much?

A. – The reason the Bible says comparatively little about homosexuality is because it was a comparatively uncontroversial sin among ancient Jews and Christians…

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The Homily That Should Be Preached From Every Pulpit in America

Staring Into the Abyss with Fr. Ed Meeks

WATCH: Courageous Priest Speaks The TRUTH About Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

This homily given by Fr. Edward Meeks of Christ the King Parish in Towson, MD should be preached from every pulpit in the United States. Our nation is at a tipping-point and Catholics can make a difference if they vote with a well formed conscience.

 

Devotional Thought – 10-13-2020

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There are three types of “Christians” in the world. You are probably thinking I have gone off my rocker but hear me out. If we take this one verse in context 2 Corinthians 6:14-18  I believe we can see them all. Paul tells us that Light (God and His chosen) can have no fellowship (union) with Darkness (Satan, sin and unbelief). 

The pretenders: Those who remain unequally bound together with unbelievers they try and live in both worlds and as Christ relates to John will be spit out Revelation 3:14-16 in the end. 

The Legalist: You know these folks they seperate from all things (except maybe nice cloths, cars, homes etc.) They do not smoke, drink, go to movies, dance, even their music is “appropriate” and are quick to condemn anyone who does not comply. They believe what they believe and everyone else be damned.

The Pilgrim: Those who understand that all are sinners saved by Grace. That all “worldly” things are bad for us, and even those that we can participate in should never be done in excess. We are pilgrims or sojourners and exiles (1 Peter 2:11) and as such our focus must always be on the eternal not the temporal. 

One last note you can not evangelize if you stay locked in your church, home etc. you have to go out into the world, that is the nature of the Great Commission.  Nowhere does God tell us to bring the world into the church, He calls us to go into the world. We must do so with caution and being well prepared. 

Pro-Life Updates (Various Sources)

REMINDER the annual 40 Days for Life event began Wednesday September 23rd in Jackson, MS and many cities across America. It ends November 1st

212 LIVES SAVED

FROM ABORTION SINCE SEPTEMBER 23

Please join us in some manner of  40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose. 

To find out more in the greater Jackson area contact Pro-Life Mississippi  or at  (601) 956-8636.  Or the national 40 Days for Life Organization for a location near you.

Also read the latest Pro-Life Mississippi (PLM) Newsletter Here: Pro-Life MS Sept 2020 News

YOUR VOTE COUNTS:

#1 Please sign the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge.

As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

#2 Share the We Can’t Vote for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden pledge
 by email or social media with your friends and family!


SIGN THE National Petition to Defund Planned Parenthood

SIGN HERE


Pro-Life News Report

To read these stories and more visit:  LifeNews.com

Top Stories 

 Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I Believe in the Power of Prayer.” Thank You for “Praying for Me”
 Senate Democrats Trash Amy Coney Barrett: The Right to Kill Babies in Abortions “is at Stake”
 Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?
 Biden Considering Andrew Cuomo for Attorney General Despite Killing 15,000 Nursing Home Residents

More Pro-Life News 

 Joy Behar: Amy Barrett Supporters are Racists, Sexists. They Have a “Male White Panic”
 Senator Slams Democrats’ Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett’s Christian Faith: It’s “Demeaning to Women”
 Planned Parenthood CEO: Amy Coney Barrett is a “Vocal Threat” to Abortion
 Feminists Trash Amy Coney Barrett’s Large Family: She Has a “Clown Car Vagina”

Pro-Abortion Senator Ironically Claims Amy Barrett’s Confirmation Will Set Back Women 

Writer: Pro-Life People Voting for Biden Prove They Hate Trump More Than They Hate Abortion


Stand 4 Life

Miracle preemie twins finally come home: ‘They had a 10% chance to live and they did it’

Vice President Mike Pence: “I’m Pro-Life, I Don’t Apologize for It”

Supreme Court refuses to rule on FDA request to keep abortion pill safeguards in place

Democrats Focus on Abortion in Barrett Hearing at Their Peril | National Review

Justice Alito on Court’s Bizarre Inconsistency in Failing to Block District-Court Injunction on FDA Rules on Abortion Drugs | National Review

Religious Groups Hit Biden on Abortion, Religious Liberty – Washington Free Beacon

5 Ways America Will Fundamentally Change If Biden Packs The Court

Catholic Bishop Asks Joe Biden: How Will You Explain Supporting Abortions to God?

Pro-life activist shares remarkable scan of 12-week-old preborn baby’s brain

WATCH: Leftist students, encouraged by College Dems leader, destroy pro-life display in broad daylight

Babies Are Being Left To Die. Trump Just Helped More Of Them Live

American Medical Association asks Supreme Court to strike Trump abortion rule

The doctor called her ‘it’: Parents recall horrible Down syndrome diagnosis experiences

‘You’ll Know…When The Election Is Over’: Biden Refuses Again To Say Whether He Will Pack The Court

Joe Biden: Incoherent and Indefensible on Abortion | National Review

House Democrats Want to Force You to Pay for Abortion | National Review

 

 

 

VOTER (CHRISTIAN) GUIDES

Personally I do not understand how anyone especially someone calling themselves a “Christian” could ever vote for the democratic Biden/Harris ticket. 

Joe Biden raises $26 million in 24 hours after naming Kamala Harris as his running mate - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe

Unlike those opposed to Trump it is not about personalities, I do not dislike them, I don’t even know them. What I do know is what they stand for, what their party stands for and that is as anti-biblical and anti-christian as it gets (so far). My vote MUST be biblically guided or I am not a true Christian. 

Here are some biblical voter resources:

 

‘OPEN YOUR CHURCH’

Without citing any specific research, MacArthur added, “You have a 99.99 percent chance to survive COVID. It’s just not what they’re saying it is.”

Well here are the facts: The CDC reported as of yesterday 7.61 million COVID-19 related cases with 212,773 deathsMath is simple that’s a 0.279894875164% Mortality Rate

https://ourworldindata.org/mortality-risk-covid

DO NOT BY INTO THE LEFT’S FEAR MONGERING NARRATIVE 


 

Grace Community Church Pastor John MacArthur issues blistering rebuke of ‘leftists and secular government;’ implores houses of worship: ‘OPEN YOUR CHURCH’

Los Angeles Pastor John MacArthur’s message in a new viral video is crystal clear: Open your churches.

What are the details?

MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, released a video Wednesday detailing why he believes church is essential and should be opened…

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John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

Second only to the Bible in world publications Pilgrim’s Progress is a must read for “Christians” of all ages. – Mike


American Minute with Bill Federer

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress – “The monster was hideous to behold…scales…wings like a dragon, feet like a bear…out of his belly came fire & smoke”

 

John Bunyan 

What would it be like to be imprisoned by your government for 12 years just for preaching the Gospel?¹

This was the fate of John Bunyan, author of the world renown book Pilgrim’s Progress.

 

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Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city of Latah County, Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho, the state’s land-grant institution and primary research university.Wikipedia

¹ = Think this could never happen in America; think again it already has. READ MORE


 

OTHER RESOURCES:

The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Guided Tour Teaching Series by Derek Thomas

Today in Church History  Author, John Bunyan

A Picture of a True Minister (from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress)

See our Ministry Document and More Page

News from the PERSECUTED CHURCH

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily Hebrews 13:3 (CSB)

Acordaos de los presos, como si estuvierais presos juntamente con ellos; y de los maltratados, como que también vosotros mismos estáis en el cuerpo RVR 1960


International Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians

This year’s International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians (IDOP), Sunday, Nov. 1, is fast approaching. Be among the first to watch The Voice of the Martyrs’ new IDOP video, Janette: Central African Republic.

Free IDOP Resources


The Voice of the Martyrs

Front-line workers in Vietnam

They Go Where We Can’t

Bao and Chi, a husband-and-wife team, work on the front lines of Christian ministry in Vietnam, training and discipling believers from 10 different tribes.

Authorities have arrested them numerous times, trying to end their ministry work in Vietnam’s rural areas. But each time they are released from jail, Bao and Chi get on their motorbikes and return to their work.

Bao and Chi are two of the more than 40,000 front-line workers The Voice of the Martyrs serves as they risk everything to share the gospel. We invite you to help equip these workers with the tools they need to advance God’s kingdom in restricted nations and hostile areas.

Support Front-Line Workers Today

Men driving motorbikes

Your support for those advancing God’s kingdom on the world’s most difficult and dangerous mission fields equips faithful workers with tools like these:

  • motorbikes that help evangelists increase their ministry outreach from one or two villages to 10 or more
  • outreach tools like DVDs, digital memory cards and solar-powered projectors to help Christian workers reach more people with the gospel in hostile areas and restricted nations
  • Retreats for pastors that provide training and encouragement as well as fellowship with others risking their lives to spread the gospel

When pastors, evangelists and other front-line workers receive these ministry tools, they are reminded that they are part of God’s global family and that they are not serving alone.

For Stories on the Persecuted Church Please Go to: icommitTOPRAY 


Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

News updates on the persecuted Church

The following stories and more can regularly be found updated atbarnabusfund.org/news

Chinese Communist Party rewrites Gospel story to depict Jesus Christ as “killer and sinner

China’s extreme surveillance, forced sterilization of non-atheists in camps “much worse” than Soviet gulags

Chinese Christian leader calls for prayer as surveillance pressure on Christians escalates

Indian Christians in “fear and shock” after extremists warn leave faith or die

Indian Christians beaten, humiliated, forced to chant Hindu affirmation in Jharkhand

Indian government freezes bank accounts forcing human rights charity to halt work

Pakistani Christian acquitted of “blasphemy” after six years on death row

Indonesia’s ban on Bible app contradicts religious tolerance philosophy of Pancasila

Prayer Focus Update October 2020