Book I’m currently reading

Test, Train, Affirm, and Send Into Ministry is a great book by Brian Croft and is a highly recommended one. Currently I’m going through this book, Although I’m still at the third chapter. This is the book that you really wanted to work in detail, Well all the books you read has to be done in similar manner, but I think if you have a genuine desire to be in the ministry and yet not sure what you suppose to do then this book is a good start.

I like how the author talks about the Internal call and External call, To be honest I never thought about external call, I thought it never existed. But it does really play an Important Role.

Keep studying, you will never ever graduate from the Gospel.

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Good Online Resources

Internet is a great tool to find out good informations, I would say use the Good resources out there. Here are few Good sites that I visit often for  sermons, articles, books and much more.

The Gospel Coalition
www.gospelcoalition.com

Desiring God
www.desiringgod.com

9 Marks
www.9marks.org

Soverign Grace Ministries
www.sovereigngraceministries.org

more in coming weeks.


Beautiful Sermon on Biblical Theology

9Marks at Southeastern – Biblical Theology: Session 1 from Southeastern Seminary on Vimeo.

I have come across this Video yesterday. Mark is clearly unpacking Biblical Theology in a beautiful way.

Three Points of the Sermon

A) A Particular History

B) A Passion for Holiness

C) A Promise of Hope

Most Christians simply Ignore the Old Testament. But to complete the Big picture understanding of God’ plan we need to know the Old Testament. God’ wonderful revelation of Christ is revealed in the Old Testament.

I was really inspiresd by his sermon, were he said ‘We need to have an affection to what God want to reveal to us’. I hope this sermon should give us an outline picture of God’ Big Picture.


Big Picture is the Main Picture

New Look to the Blog

I’m so thankful to my Lord for this page were I can share the Word of God.

Well I really like to blog everyday with keeping the word of God up front, so I  thought I may change the look of my blog so that I may visit continuously, Now  the thing is I often forget about my blog. When I read some other blogs, I  remind myself of my own blog.

WordPress is a very good site for Beginners like me as well as professional bloggers.

Today at my work while I was reading the Proverbs, I had an encouragement the  verse touched me was

prov 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”

This is an amazing verse which clearly shares the Idea where the steps of wisdom starts. The Fear of the Lord, knowing him and understanding him through his word. God’ love was clearly potried through sending his son to die for us on the cross.

Now I use to live by saying and praying the general attributes of God and stop. But later I realize it doesn’t work like that or In other words to put, Lord teach us not that way in his Words. Then the question is what is the difference between Christians and the other religion. Although it is true that all the general attributes of God like God is love, God is great, God is caring, protecting and much more is true but were is Sin, Man, Christ, Death, Sacrifice, Redemption, Atonement, Righteous, and Gospel.

This is not just some theological terms, it’s something that we all need to continuously reminded of ourselves. The Gospel of Our lord Jesus Christ. If the Gospel is not present in our preaching, teaching, singing and even in our evangelisim then it cannot be called the True Evangelism. I cannot enter now into this topic, although evangelism is completely a different area.


Kingdom Oriented heart

Glory to God. I know its been a while since I have blogged. Well its good write some thing at least once in a month.

Each year God has a great plan of his advancement of his kingdom. And Christians(born again believers) has this great responsibility to join and be part of this great event. I wonder have you ever thought of praying the way how our Lord taught us to pray. Well If you have your bibles turn to the book of Matthew chapter 6 verses 9 to 10. (Its not the complete section but we are only taking the first few verses)

I was blown away when I could connect this prayer with his teaching and all this teaching if you look with an aerial view its the kingdom, but to reach in that position you need to know what is this kingdom.

A kingdom has a king and his ruler well, this is a normal kingdom. but the true kingdom of God has greater plans, The one the main plan was king sending his son to rescue the whole humanity (now you may ask that means even non believers? Yes absolutely, but the diffrence is that when you know the gospel and understand to it and respond to the gospel that is the time one get saved) which means putting your trust in Christ and his finished work on the Cross.

In Matthew 6:9 Our Father in Heaven

hallowed be your name

Your kingdom come

your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

lets consider this first three line. If you watch keenly you see the Vivid description of glorifying Gods name. How many of us when we pray first or at-least add the Gods name and glorifying his name and pray for his advancement of kingdom? Then we should understand that this is how Jesus taught us to pray.

We should always pray keeping the idea of kingdom advancement. Brothers and sisters that’s why we are here in this world to glorify the name of the Lord. By giving him praises and living a life worthy to his calling. Remember the price that Christ paid for us on the Cross. Christ is the exact Imprint of God, who came down in this world and humbly lived among our selves not couning equlity with God but became a sin who never sinned and died for us even death on a cross.

And God Raised him from the death on the 3rd day and seated him on his right hand. And gave him the authority over Heaven and Earth.

So its the open Invitation to every one. Repent of your sins, doesn’t matter how worst is your sin, Christ has won the battle. Now sin has no power repent and believe in the Gospel. That you might be saved.


Romans 14

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I give glory to the Lord for his work on the cross, which helps me to stand before the throne of God and ask for forgiveness. This is the truth and the truth wins.

I was reading Romans 14 :10-12

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11 for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess [2] to God.”

12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

How many jokes, comments, complaints, questions we make daily, most of these we don’t even care why are they said. Well here in the scripture its says we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; ” As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God”

So all need to repent and believe what Christ has done on the Cross.


Sermon on Psalms 121

It was another Wonderful sermon from John folmer from the passage of Psalms. Glory to God for this wonderful pastor. John’s sermon was always special and the good thing about his preaching is that he never forgets the Big Picture.

Psalm 121

 

My Help Comes from the Lord

 

121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.

 

I read this passage for so many times but I never thought much deeper in to it. Today I could see new observations.

Q. Where do you go when you are depressed.? when you need help.?

In this Psalms it says, my help comes from the lord. Just take a second and think now. where is your help comes from. If you are not a believer and reading this blog, take a moment and look around you. All people in this world needs help. where is the help comes from, have you ever thought about the origin of the situation and solving. No body can say after looking in to the sky and say it just happened because it happened. My dear brothers and sisters it was not just a happening it was by the Lord our sovereign God breathed out these through his powerful words.