Passion to Make Disciples
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Responding to questions
Note that I am the only person typing or copy and pasting these messages at this time. If I spend time doing messages on other sites I will get behind on adding more studies in multiple versions, formats of sharing the gospel, and languages.
If the first version that you try to read is difficult to understand check for another version of the same study on this site that might be easier to read. If you want more information about the study that has a question in the title read the verses around the Question and Answer in the Bible. The same goes for all the formats of sharing the gospel messages on this site.
Isaiah 55:11 Quest NIV so is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty; but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 Quest NIV All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:19-21 Quest NIV We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
The LORD Speaks
Job 38:1-3 Quest NIV Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said;
“Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and your shall answer me.
Job 40:6-7 Quest NIV Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm;
“Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
Job 42:4-7 Quest NIV “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question, and you shall answer me.’
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.
Romans 10:14-17 Quest NIV How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written; “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 Quest NIV I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Romans 15:4-7 Quest NIV For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had,
so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Here is Today’s Message
Question in the Bible
Matthew 22:17 Tell us then, what is our opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not ?
Answer from the Bible
Matthew 22:18-21 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
“Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius,
and he asked them, “Who’s image is this? And whose inscription?”
Caesar’s they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”