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Responding to questions

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Isaiah 55:11 LRB It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 LRB All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

2 Peter 1:19-21 CR LRB Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote,  for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place–until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.

Above all, you must realize that no prophesy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,

or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God

How to hear and understand the Gospel 

The LORD Challenges Job

 Job 38:1-3 LRB Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind;

“Who is this that questions my wisdom with ignorant words?

Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.

The LORD Challenges Job Again

Job 40:6-7 LRB Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind;

“Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.

Job 42:4-7 LRB “You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’

I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.

I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”

Conclusion: The LORD Blesses Job

After the LORD had finished speaking to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken accurately about me, as my servant Job has.

Romans 10:14-17 LRB But How, can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have not heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”

But not everyone welcomes the Good News. For Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?”

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Acts 26:17-18 LRB And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles

to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

Romans 15:4-7 LRB Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us  hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.

May God who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.

Then all of you can join together with one voice giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, accept each other, just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.

Here is Today’s Message

Discerning False Prophets

1 John 4:1-3 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many flase prophets in the world.

This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God; If a person claimimg to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Chrsit came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.

But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge this truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Anti-christ, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.

A Call to Orderly Worship

1 Corinthians 14:26-33 Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, and another will teach, another will tell some special revelatiom God has given, one will speak in tongues, and anothjer will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you.

No more than two or three should speak in tongues. They mius speak one at a time, and someone must interpret whay they say.

But if no one is present who can interpret, they must be silent in your church meeting and peak in tongues to God privately.

Let two or thre people prophesy, and let the others evalute what is said.

But if someone is prophesying and another person receives a revelation from the Lord, the one who is speaking must stop.

In this way, all who prophesy will have a turn to speak, one after the other, so that everyone will learn and be encouraged.

Remember that people who prophesy are in control of their spirit and can take turns.

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meeting of God’s holy people.”

Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-3 Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abiblites the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.

You know that when you were still pagans, you wre led astray and swept along in worshipping speechless idols.

So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.