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DISCIPLESHIP IN THE HOME - Chapter 1

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DISCIPLESHIP IN THE HOME

CHAPTER ONE

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother,
 and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,
yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:26

He exclaimed, “A typical politician!  His stand on the issues depends upon where he is and who he is with. It’s like his lips are sewn together in the middle so that he can talk out of both sides of his mouth at the same time!” This expresses the frustration felt by many people over what is called “double-talk”. What a contrast, and what a blessing to be a Christian and belong to a God who never changes and never says anything insincerely. If we can only learn the mind of God on a subject, then we have a basis for behavior in that area for all time. Don’t worry, God will not change His mind! But upon reading the following portions of Scripture concerning the family, one could be excused for doubting!
  (1) "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God …

SIX SHORT RULES FOR YOUNG CHRISTIANS

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by Brownlow North

1. Never neglect daily private prayer; and when you pray, remember that God is present, and that He hears your prayers.  Heb. 11:6
2. Never neglect daily private Bible-reading; and when you read, remember that God is speaking to you, and that you are to believe and act upon what He says. I believe backsliding begins with the neglect of these two rules. Jn. 5:39
3. Never let a day pass without trying to do something for the Lord Jesus. Every night reflect on what He has done for you., and then ask yourself, "What am I doing for Him?"  Matt. 5:13-16
4. If ever you are in doubt as to a thing being right or wrong, go to your room, and kneel down and ask God's blessing upon it. Col. 3:17  If you cannot do this, it is wrong.
5. Never take your Christianity from Christians, or argue that because such and such people do so and so, that therefore you may. 2 Cor. 10:12. You are to ask yourself, "How would Christ act in my place?" and strive to follow Him. Jn…

Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

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by C. H. Spurgeon
     An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years, it has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them.      From speaking out as the Puritans did, the church has gradually toned down her testimony, then winked at and excused the frivolities of the day. Then she tolerated them in her borders. Now she has adopted them under the plea of reaching the masses.      My first contention is that providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the church. If it is a Christian work, why did not Christ speak of it? "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). T…

NO LAUGHING MATTER

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NO LAUGHING MATTER
Today, many people laugh when we tell them that the Lord Jesus is coming back—their mockery, a very sign of His soon return (2 Pet. 3:3). But His coming is not merely wishful thinking. There are several reasons why Christ MUST return. Here are three of them simply stated:
HIS VOWS:
God has made many promises, He has promised the nation of Israel that, through her, all nations of the world would be blessed (Gen. 22: 18) and that He would send a King who would rule forever, setting up Headquarters in Jerusalem (i.e. Jer. 23:5, 6). The tail of the nations will one day become the head of the nations! But Christ has also made promises to the Church. On the last night before He died, He promised to come again and receive His Church – all believing Jews and Gentiles – to dwell in the House of the Lord forever (Jn. 14: 13). So Christ must return because of the many promises God has made. "God is not man, that he should lie ... Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has …