Passion to Make Disciples
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Responding to questions
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Isaiah 55:11 NLT 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 NLT 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 NLT 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 our 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 38:1-2 NLT Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
“Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?
The LORD Challenges Job Again
Job 40:6-7 NLT 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 NLT 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 Blessed 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 NLT But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe 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 NLT 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 NLT Such things where written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures gives 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
Mark 14:3-9 Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head.
Some of those at the table were indignant.
Question in the Bible
‘”Why waste such expensive perfume?” they asked.
“It could of been sold for a year’s wages and the money given to the poor!” So they scolded her harshly.
Answer in the Bible
But Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me?
You will always the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But you will not always heave me.
She has dome what she could and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time.
I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.”