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What is the “Night Time Bible Reading Society” – and are you an unwitting member? This message will help you understand – and run away as fast as you can. Did Jesus judge? What was his view on the use of weapons? What does the Bible teach about slavery? Understanding Jesus’ view on these super-hot topics will help you develop your views, too. After all, if you’re going to follow Jesus, it’s vital to know what He believes. Many people have used the Bible to support false, dangerous views that put people into bondage rather than setting them free. This message will help set the record straight on what Jesus believes about judging, weapons and slavery.
Life of Christ – Today’s passage of Scripture reminds us of the line from Jesus all the way back to Adam, and the incredible heritage that this line of people represents! Michael makes sure to remind us that this line of people also represents a line of sin, a line that carries past them onto all people, even to us today. Jesus changed the dynamic and now we have the ability to live for a Kingdom purpose. We can know that our sin-filled lives have been redeemed!
What if every trial you face really isn’t about you? Do you know what’s really going on when you face persecution for Jesus Christ? In today’s world, you need to know – because knowing will help you stand strong in Christ when you would otherwise stumble and fall. This message will help you appreciate the trials in your life so that you know what they’re really about. Once you know, you’ll be able to handle each one from God’s perspective – and come out a winner every single time.
To love God is to resist evil. We’re very thankful to TownHall.com and Courtney O’Brien for publishing today’s interview with my comments about President Obama’s Constitutional over-reach in his Friday the 13th locker room decree. Click here to read the interview, and be sure and share your views below.
If you’d like to hear the message where I made those comments, and understand their context, simply click here. You may also be surprised to hear me rebuke Christians for being unloving, insensitive and hypocritical for our lack of compassion toward those who struggle with sexual identity issues.
America faces many similarities to Nazi Germany – and we need to start making choices that, while difficult, should be obvious. Are we at the tipping point in the United States of America? Are we Christians demonstrating humble courage at this time in American history, when it is so desperately needed? WHAT IF WE DON’T?
Deitrich Bonhoeffer made a deliberate decision to return to Germany, face the Nazis and help the oppressed when many Christians, sadly, fled. He died in a concentration camp at the hands of the Nazis, just two weeks before his camp was liberated – but not before he did a tremendous amount of good. He said “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” He also said “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
TO LOVE GOD IS TO RESIST EVIL – Humble courage is the need of the hour.
This past Friday the 13th, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, speaking on behalf of President Obama and his Administration, issued a directive requiring that every public school in the nation – from kindergarten through college – to accommodate transgender students in unheard of, unprecedented ways or be subject to federal prosecution and the loss of financial aid. This message is a loving, passionate and practical response to the President’s directive. It’s also a call for all Christians to demonstrate love and compassion for those who struggle with their sexual identity. And, it’s filled with SUGGESTED ACTION STEPS.
President Obama’s directive requires that boys and girls in public schools (Kindergarten through College) must be allowed to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and shower stalls of their choosing, according to how they “self-identify.” They must also be allowed to play on the sports teams according to how they “self-identify” sexually.
In other words, if someone in elementary school with the body of a male says they identify as a girl, he must be allowed to use the girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Likewise, if someone in any public school with the body of a female says they identify as a male, she must be allowed to use the boys’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers.
Attorney General Lynch warned that school districts that do not comply with the President could face lawsuits and forfeit millions of dollars in federal funding. In other words, public schools are being forced to follow a presidential directive that is unprecedented.
It’s been said that “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
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