Social media is a fickle thing, but I use it for good and not evil, but out of my five or six friends that I know and follow, I have one person I’ve never met, but follow with regularity. He is an AV man and prefers to speak his mind through the word of God praising the Lord Jesus as he goes.
At the weekend he had more of his own words than normal. He was particularly passionate about Paul’s preaching of the pure gospel.
“He preached it as he received it.” To encourage us to preach the gospel, as Paul was inspired by the Holy Spirit. To encourage us to preach as it is written as in scripture. To tell it as the pure word that has been given to us by grace and should be received as such.
To compromise God’s pure word, dilutes the powerful grace the Lord provides to those that believe and want to believe.
:1= MOREOVER, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also he have received, and wherein ye stand;
:2= By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
:3= For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures:
:4= And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
:10= For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
:4= But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
(In other ) Psalms 118:8
:8= It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
:6= For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
:12= Resore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Matthew 24:35 (and Jesus speaks)
:35= Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
2 Corinthians 9:15
:15= Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
THE LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
May the Lord bless our efforts today!