Monday, April 1, 2013

Hindrances to Prayer

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Cult Leader's Worst Nightmare

Message Delivered by, "Eric Ludy"

 A cult is a subject that most of us simply don't want to face, but face it we must. For, if the saints lose their watchfulness and discernment, the enemy moves into the Church with speed and precision. This particular message is possibly one of the most important messages Eric Ludy has ever given at Ellerslie. It took guts to give it and it will take guts to listen to it. May it be proven true that this message becomes a thorn in the side of every spiritual manipulator in the world.

❉ This is a BIG eye-opener of "Truth", "Deceit" & "Tactics". This will bring clarity for you to be watchful not only of others, but to yourself too. I totally recommend to all Christians to bookmark & be sure to take an hour of your time & watch this video.
 
 


 PDF NOTES are also available for FREE DOWNLOAD on this link: http://www.ellerslie.com/sermons/eric-ludy/9-2-12/a-cult-leaders-worst-nightmare
along with FREE mp3 Audio download as well. Enjoy this teaching! Thanks!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Notes For Moms To Remember



NOTES FOR MOMS TO REMEMBER: 
(Excerpt from Video - "I'll Need You Mom" by, http://www.ignitermedia.com
✿ Train up a child in the way he should go, 
And when he is old he will not depart from it. 
(Proverbs 22:6)

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1 • When your child becomes... too concerned with what their friends think of them,

=►Teach them how they "only need God’s approval"
(Matthew 10:28); (Colossians 3:23); (Galatians 1:10); (Acts 5:29); (1Thessalonians 2:4); (John 12:43).



2 • When your child wants everything all the time,

=►Teach them how to "be a servant"
(Acts 20:35b); (Philippians 2:3-5); (Galatians 5:13); (Exodus 20:1-26); (1 Timothy 5:8). 



3 • When your child tends to think they are smarter then they actually are, 

=►Teach them to "learn from God’s Wisdom"
(1 Corinthians 3:18-19); (Isaiah 55:9); (James 3:13-18); (Proverbs 9:10); (1 Corinthians 2:1-16); (2 Timothy 3:16).



4 • When your child acts as if they have no problems,

=►Teach them to learn how to "share their struggles with others".
(Romans 5:3-5); (Galatians 6:2); (James 1:2-4); (1 John 3:17); (Revelation 21:4); (Matthew 5:3-12); (Mark 12:31); (Psalm 82:4); (Proverbs 3:27). 



5 • When your child thinks about themselves before others, 

=►Teach them that "the Last will become First".
(Mark 9:35)



6 • When they have many reasons to hold grudges, 

=►"Model forgiveness" in front of them & teach them "to show Grace unto others".
(Ephesians 4:32); (Mark 11:25); (Matthew 6:14-15); (Luke 6:27); (Romans 3:23); (1 John 1:8); (Proverbs 25:21).



7 • If your child has money to buy whatever they want, 

=►Remind them that "all of their things belong to God"
(Deuteronomy 10:14); (Psalm 50:10); (Psalm 50:12); (Haggai 2:8); (1 Chronicles 29:11); (Matthew 5:42); (Proverbs 28:8); (2 Corinthians 9:7); (Proverbs 13:11); (Proverbs 22:16).



8 • When your child struggles with their looks or their appearances,

=►Show them that they have been "fearfully & wonderfully made by God".
(Jeremiah 1:5); (Psalm 139:13-16); (Job 31:15); (Isaiah 64:8); (Genesis 2:7); (Genesis 1:26); (Revelation 4:11).


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Archeology & History Attest to the Bible

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▲Words from above post:▼ • No other ancient book is questioned or maligned like the Bible. Critics looking for the flyspeck in the masterpiece allege that there was a long span between the time the events in the New Testament occurred and when they were recorded. They claim another gap exists archaeologically between the earliest copies made and the autographs of the New Testament. In reality, the alleged spaces and socalled gaps exist only in the minds of the critics. Manuscript Evidence. Aristotle’s Ode to Poetics was written between 384 and 322 B.C. The earliest copy of this work dates A.D. 1100, and there are only forty-nine extant manuscripts. The gap between the original writing and the earliest copy is 1,400 years. There are only seven extant manuscripts of Plato’s Tetralogies, written 427–347 B.C. The earliest copy is A.D. 900—a gap of over 1,200 years. What about the New Testament? Jesus was crucified in A.D. 30. The New Testament was written between A.D. 48 and 95. The oldest manuscripts date to the last quarter of the first century, and the second oldest A.D. 125. This gives us a narrow gap of thirty-five to forty years from the originals written by the apostles. From the early centuries, we have some 5,300 Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. Altogether, including Syriac, Latin, Coptic, and Aramaic, we have a whopping 24,633 texts of the ancient New Testament to confirm the wording of the Scriptures. So the bottom line is, there was no great period between the events of the New Testament and the New Testament writings. Nor is there a great time lapse between the original writings and the oldest copies. With the great body of manuscript evidence, it can be proved, beyond a doubt, that the New Testament says exactly the same things today as it originally did nearly 2,000 years ago. Corroborating Writings. Critics also charge that there are no ancient writings about Jesus outside the New Testament. This is another ridiculous claim. Writings confirming His birth, ministry, death, and resurrection include Flavius Josephus (A.D. 93), the Babylonian Talmud (A.D. 70–200), Pliny the Younger’s letter to the Emperor Trajan (approx. A.D. 100), the Annals of Tacitus (A.D. 115–117), Mara Bar Serapion (sometime after A.D. 73), and Suetonius’ Life of Claudius and Life of Nero (A.D. 120). Another point of contention arises when Bible critics have knowingly or unknowingly misled people by implying that Old and New Testament books were either excluded from or added into the canon of Scripture at the great ecumenical councils of A.D. 336, 382, 397, and 419. In fact, one result of these gatherings was to confirm the Church’s belief that the books already in the Bible were divinely inspired. Therefore, the Church, at these meetings, neither added to nor took away from the books of the Bible. At that time, the thirty-nine Old Testament books had already been accepted, and the New Testament, as it was written, simply grew up with the ancient Church. Each document, being accepted as it was penned in the first century, was then passed on to Christians of the next century. So, this foolishness about the Roman Emperor Constantine dropping books from the Bible is simply uneducated rumor.

► FULFILLED PROPHECIES
Prophecies from the Old and New Testaments that have been fulfilled also add credibility to the Bible. The Scriptures predicted the rise and fall of great empires like Greece and Rome (Daniel 2:39, 40), and foretold the destruction of cities like Tyre and Sidon (Isaiah 23). Tyre’s demise is recorded by ancient historians, who tell how Alexander the Great lay siege to the city for seven months. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had failed in a 13-year attempt to capture the seacoast city and completely destroy its inhabitants. During the siege of 573 B.C., much of the population of Tyre moved to its new island home approximately half a mile from the land city. Here it remained surrounded by walls as high as 150 feet until judgment fell in 332 B.C. with the arrival of Alexander the Great. In the seven-month siege, he fulfilled the remainder of the prophecies (Zechariah 9:4; Ezekiel 26:12) concerning the city at sea by completely destroying Tyre, killing 8,000 of its inhabitants and selling 30,000 of its population into slavery. To reach the island, he scraped up the dust and rubble of the old land city of Tyre, just like the Bible predicted, and cast them into the sea, building a 200-footwide causeway out to the island. Alexander’s death and the murder of his two sons was also foretold in the Scripture. Another startling prophecy was Jesus’ detailed prediction of Jerusalem’s destruction, and the further spreading of the Jewish diaspora throughout the world, which is recorded in Luke 21. In A.D. 70, not only was Jerusalem destroyed by Titus, the future emperor of Rome, but another prediction of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:1,2 came to pass—the complete destruction of the temple of God.

► MESSIANIC PROPHECIES
In the Book of Daniel, the Bible prophesied the coming of the one and only Jewish Messiah prior to the temple’s demise. The Old Testament prophets declared He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) to a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12,13), die by crucifixion (Psalm 22), and be buried in a rich man’s tomb (Isaiah 53:9). There was only one person who fits all of the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament who lived before A.D. 70: Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Mary. Yes, the Bible is an amazing book. SOURCE:

Excerpt From: "The Evidence Bible"
http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=528&category_id=7&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=199&lang=en

Why did God Create us this way, if He knew we were going to be Imperfect?

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• "If God is perfect, why did He make an imperfect creation?"
The Bible tells us that the Genesis creation was "good." There was no sin and therefore no suffering or death. Why then did God give Adam and Eve the ability to sin, knowing full well that they would sin and bring death and pain to the human race? Some believe that if Adam had been created without the ability to chose, then he would have been a "robot." A father cannot make his children love him. They choose to love him because they have a free will. Others point out that humanity would never have seen the depth of the love of God, as displayed in the cross, unless Adam had sinned, and that fact could be one reason why God allowed sin to enter the world.

SOURCE: Evidence Bible http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=528&category_id=7&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=199&lang=en

Why Would God send people to Hell if He is so Loving?