Living As Strangers #246

1 Peter 2:11-25
Believers honor God through their submission to Him and good works as priests

Summary/Application:
1. I was born again as a new person when I accepted Christ as my savior!
2. God exchanged His eternal wrath for my sins for “the righteousness of God in Him.
3. I am a priest of God who “offers up spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ.
4. Follow the example of Christ who ” WHO COMMITTED NO SIN“, but suffered without compliant on the cross. Instead “…Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do….”” [Luke 23:34]
5. Memorize 1 Peter 2: 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
6. Pray for our county and the upcoming election claiming the promise for “My people” in:
2 Chronicles 7: 14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
[seek My face– this means for My people to seek the presence of God currently in the life of every believer.]
7. Every believer in Jesus Christ needs to be aware of the Humanist Doctrine which is in opposition to the revelation of God in the Bible. Click here: https://thehlukejourney.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/humanist-manifesto-i-ii-iii-245/

For complete lesson click here: 9-25-2016-living-as-stranger-1-peter-2_11-20

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Humanist Manifesto I, II, & III # 245

Humanist Manifesto is the title of three manifestos laying out a Humanist, naturalistic, evolution based, socialism, anti-God, globalism, and no restraint on sexuality worldview. They are the original Humanist Manifesto 1933, the Humanist Manifesto II (1973), and Humanism and Its Aspirations (2003, a.k.a. Humanist Manifesto III).

This is the world view that predominates in the world today. You may like to compare this Humanist worldview  with the two major party platforms as you prepare to vote in the 2016 election.

Socialism in #1: FOURTEENTH: The humanists are firmly convinced that existing acquisitive and profit-motivated society has shown itself to be inadequate and that a radical change in methods, controls, and motives must be instituted. A socialized and cooperative economic order must be established to the end that the equitable distribution of the means of life be possible. The goal of humanism is a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently cooperate for the common good. Humanists demand a shared life in a shared world.

Anti-God doctrine in #2: “Traditional moral codes and newer irrational cults both fail to meet the pressing needs of today and tomorrow. False “theologies of hope” and messianic ideologies, substituting new dogmas for old, cannot cope with existing world realities. They separate rather than unite peoples.

Promises of immortal salvation or fear of eternal damnation are both illusory and harmful. They distract humans from present concerns, from self-actualization, and from rectifying social injustices. Modern science discredits such historic concepts as the “ghost in the machine” and the “separable soul.” Rather, science affirms that the human species is an emergence from natural evolutionary forces. As far as we know, the total personality is a function of the biological organism transacting in a social and cultural context. There is no credible evidence that life survives the death of the body. We continue to exist in our progeny and in the way that our lives have influenced others in our culture.”

No Restraints on Sexual Expression in #2: SIXTH: In the area of sexuality, we believe that intolerant attitudes, often cultivated by orthodox religions and puritanical cultures, unduly repress sexual conduct. While we do not approve of exploitive, denigrating forms of sexual expression, neither do we wish to prohibit, by law or social sanction, sexual behavior between consenting adults. The many varieties of sexual exploration should not in themselves be considered “evil.”

 Global  Community in #2: TWELFTH: We deplore the division of humankind on nationalistic grounds. We have reached a turning point in human history where the best option is to transcend the limits of national sovereignty and to move toward the building of a world community in which all sectors of the human family can participate. Thus we look to the development of a system of world law and a world order based upon transnational federal government.

Every believer in Jesus Christ needs to be aware of the Humanist Doctrine which in my opinion is in opposition to the revelation of God in the Bible and the constitution of the United States of America. For more detail consider at least the first two Manifesto’s below:

# 1 1933 http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/humanist_manifesto_i

# 2 1973 http://americanhumanist.org/Humanism/Humanist_Manifesto_II

# 3 2003 http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/humanist_manifesto_iii

Henry Luke September 26, 2016

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The Words of the Lord are Pure #244

by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
Evidence for Creation

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” (Psalm 12:6-7)

The preservation of the divinely given words of Scripture is incomparably superior to that of all other ancient writings. God has not allowed any of His words to “pass away,” for Jesus said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). They are, in fact, “for ever . . . settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89).

Although the original “autographs” of Moses, Paul, and the other human writers have long vanished (perhaps they have even been translated to heaven with the Ark of the Covenant—(note Revelation 11:19), God saw to it that dedicated Hebrew scribes and Christian scholars meticulously copied the writings through the centuries so that we still have God’s Word to guide us today. Although there are variant readings in different manuscripts, the original words are there somewhere. Very few real questions remain about any of these, so we have the original Greek and Hebrew words to a high degree of accuracy.

The fires of anti-Christian persecution, caviling humanistic philosophies, literary criticism, scientific skepticism, pagan pantheism, cultic distortions, and apathetic indifference have sought to destroy God’s Word, but all have failed. It is the bestseller of all time, translated into more languages than any other writings.

No matter what forces are directed against it, it always emerges brighter and surer than ever! Even this present generation will fail in all modern attempts to defeat the Holy Scriptures, for God will “preserve them from this generation for ever.” HMM

From: http://www.icr.org/article/9508

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The Word Stored Up In Our Hearts #243

By Jerry Bridges
Psalms 37:41 “The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.”

I strongly advocate Scripture memorization. In our warfare against Satan and his emissaries, we’re told to take “the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). Charles Hodge commented on this statement: “In opposition . . . to all the suggestions of the devil, the safe, simple, and sufficient answer is the Word of God. This puts to flight all the powers of darkness. The Christian finds this to be true in his individual experience. It dissipates his doubts; it drives away his fears; it delivers him from the power of Satan.”

To take up this sword, we must have it at hand, in our hearts. We must be like the psalmist who said, “I have stored up your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11). This principle of storing up God’s Word has a much wider application than only keeping us from sin. The Word, stored in the heart, provides a mental depository for the Holy Spirit to use to mediate his grace to us, whatever our need for grace might be.

I recently received a phone call with disturbing news, and I went to bed that night feeling as if I’d just received an emotional kick in the stomach. The next morning, however, I awakened with 1 Peter 5:7 going through my mind: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (NIV). I was given grace by God’s Spirit to believe that he did care in this specific situation. That is only one in a series of incidents occurring frequently in my life—and I’m sure in the lives of all other believers who store up God’s Word in their hearts.

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Henry Luke September 23, 2016

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1st & 2nd Peter Memory Verses #242

#1- 1 Peter 5:10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. (NASB unless noted)

#2- 1 Peter 1: 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

 #3-  1 Peter 2: 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.    

#4a- 1 Peter 2: 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

#4b- 2 Chronicles 7: 14 if My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I  will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  NIV [seek my face– means to seek the presence of God]

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Building Our Faith # 241

9/18/16   1 Peter 2:1-10                      134 words                                   

 Summary/application—By the grace of God:

  1. Put off the things of this world and be Holy
  2. Hunger and thirst for the word of God and grow spiritually
  3. Recognize that we are part of the spiritual house of God and dwell in unity
  4. We are priests serving our High Priest Jesus Christ, Who provides the believer direct access to God the Father
  5. I am a member of the family of God
  6. I have a special responsibility to proclaim Jesus Christ to a lost world with my life and words
  7. What acceptable spiritual sacrifices am I consistently offering to God through Jesus Christ?
  8. Memorize 1 Peter 2: you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For complete lesson click here: 9-18-2016-building-our-faith-1-peter-2_1-10
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Be Holy #240

   1 Peter 1:13-25                                                                                             406 words

Lesson Summary:

  1. Be holy because God is holy
  2. Be holy because God loves me
  3. Be holy because of the Judgment of God. On earth God disciplines His children, we must ” not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord…” Hebrews 12:5 In heaven God judges the believers works 1 Corinthians 3:11-15
  4. Be at peace with God, Self & Others. Romans 5: 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.                              

Philippians 4: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.                                    

Romans 12: 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men

  1. I live to please an audience of One and I hope He will someday say to me at the believers judgment in heaven: “Well done good and faithful servant” [1 Cor. 3:11-15]
  2. Memorize: 1 Peter 1: 16 because it is written,You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
  3. Prayerfully read the song below “I gave My life for Thee” & consider your answer to the underlined lines. 

“I gave my life for thee                                                                                                                              My precious blood I shed                                                                                                                         That thou might ransomed be                                                                                                          And quickened from the dead. 

I gave, I gave my life for thee                                                                                                                 What hast thou given for me?                                                                                                                 I gave, I gave my life for thee                                                                                                         What hast thou given for me?  

My father’s house of light                                                                                                                     My glory circled throne                                                                                                                             I left for earthly night                                                                                                                          For wand’rings sad and lone.                                                                                                                

I left, I left it all for thee,                                                                                                                           Hast thou left aught for me?                                                                                                                   I left, I left it all for thee,                                                                                                                     Hast thou left aught for me? 

I suffered much for thee,                                                                                                                 More than thy tongue can tell                                                                                                                 Of bitterest agony                                                                                                                                   To rescue thee from hell. 

I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee                                                                                             What hast thou borne for me?                                                                                                        I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee                                                                                            What hast thou borne for me? 

And I have brought to thee                                                                                                            Down from My home above                                                                                                                Salvation full and free                                                                                                                                My pardon and my love.                            

I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee,                                                                                                           What hast thou brought to me?                                                                                                             I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee,                                                                                                What hast thou brought to me?” 

I gave my life for thee”  By Francis Ridley Havergal 

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Henry Luke September 12. 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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