Posts Tagged ‘gospel’

Called Too? One.

Suffer for Jesus!

When we become believers we enter into a New life and relationship with God, through the good works of His one and only son! But we should know that we will be persecuted now for our faith, because Satan wants to take the peace and joy that we have in God away from us!

Persecution is not always a bad thing, the early Church in Jerusalem were scattered and by this the Gospel was spread further out into what we now term the Middle-East? Today Christians are suffering in many nations, where they are not recognised!

For many believers have to remain in a secretive state, from  Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic world to Communist nations such as China and North-Korea. There are as equal Christian religious movements too?

Matthew 13:21,  Acts 8:1,  11:19,  Romans 8:35,  1 Thessalonians 3:4,  7.

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HELL. Part-One.

The fear to Preach?

The one good thing about the Rev Ian Kyle Paisley was he had no fear to share his faith in Jesus with any and everyone. One might not agree with his politics, but he showed his faith by going into a power sharing government with the political wing of a terrorist group the IRA.

Many other Protestant leaders such as the Unionist party where perhaps more worried about sharing their secret societies and the worship of Bel and Dagon.

Today Christians of all persuasions are being forced to accept apostate teachings that have nothing to do with the bible. Believers must be brave and let go of their materialism world-wide to be prepared to warn these rebellious people of their destiny in the fires of Hell.

Psalm 55:15,  Isaiah 5:14,  Jonah 2:2,  Matthew 5:22-30,  Mark 9:43-47,  Luke 12:5.

Patrick…

Born-Again Christian.

We know so much about this man mostly from the two books that he was able to write and have survived 1500 years to be re-printed many times. He tells us something of his life as a Roman Britain and his ignorance as a young man.

He tells us about his capture by Irish raiders and being sold into slavery, he goes on to tell us about the harshness of life before his conversion and after. An important area to mention in relation to the struggles of many believers today.

Patrick tells us about Celtic-Gael culture, his escape and his visions of needing to return to a people he would fall in love with. Patrick was indeed a great man, an even better believer, always emphasising the need of Salvation and personal repentance.

Patrick built five Christian centre and one missionary outreach centre, for those who would take the Gospel message to Cymru/Wales, Curnow/Cornwall, and Alba/Scotland.

Psalm 25:11,  John 3:15-17,  36,  Romans 11:5-6,  1 Corinthians 5:8-10,  Ephesians 2:7-8, 1 Timothy 1:15-16,  Hebrews 7:25,   1 John 5:11-12.

 

Ireland in Africa. Part-One.

The witness of St. Patrick.

Many men and woman have and continue to serve for jesus in Africa and they continue to have a great influence in Christian matters. Saint Patrick has more of an influence today in the African continent that he ever had in bother Ireland and the British isles.

Patrick kept his faith in Jesus simple, but he always pointed to the cross and the need of a new birth and relationship with Jesus. His emphasis was not on good works, or the keeping of religious observance but of faith in action.

We hear daily of the terrible atrocious crimes and murders comitted against Christians and poor people in the name of God. Many nuns have been raped and murdered and yet despite all this wickedness the gospel of Jesus continues to spread and grow.

Acts 4:1,  8:1,   Romans 8:35,  2 Corinthians 5:19,   Philippians 1:18,  2 Timothy 4:5,   Revelation 7:14.

A month of Saints. Part-Two.

Father of Celtic Christianity.

What more can be said, that has not already been covered about Patrick! Apart from his own account of his life there are many legends and these are perhaps those extended accounts of some real events.

Patrick was quite a man, one as a believer who was determined to return to Ireland and presch the ‘Good News message was Jesus on the stake and risen from the dead. This message has not changed today, it is still the same as it was the those first who witnessed these events.

Being a Christian believer is not about saying words like a mantra of hail mary’s or going to confession, taking mass. It is about a personal relationship every day with Jesus and obeying His ways. It is about doing good deeds wither we are thanked or not.

Mark 13:12-13,  Luke 9:1-5,  1 Peter 3, 7.

Celtic Saints. Part-Four.

Saint Patrick. March 17th.

Patrick probably has the place of honour in relation to being the spark that started the Celtic Church. He was the man who established Bangor Abbey in north county Down, which was to be a major center for outreach with the Gospel message to the west of Britain.

Patrick was always reluctant to be praised by men, because he knew what was their ultimate agenda. Patrick came to Ireland as a slave, but after escaping and returning he was blessed in leading the pagan Irish to Christianity in the north and west. So Ireland has been blessed in many ways over the last 1500 years because of the hard work of Patrick.

Today you can continue to share in that work, because God’s work to save the lost never ends. But one day it will at the end of the ages. So you need to know which side of eternity will you be on?   Matthew 19:17, 1 Corinthians 15:8-10, 1 Timothy 1:15-16, John 3:17, Luke 19:10.

Celtic Saints. Part-Three.

Saint Piran or Pirran. 5th March.

Not many people know that Cornwall is a separate country known as Kernow from England. Fifteen hundred years ago an Irish missionary arrived by boat and set up a bee-hive cell Church. From that point Christianity had reached the Celtic Cornish peoples.

Piran was one of the many men and woman who went out from Ireland, a few years after the death of Saint Patrick. A massive outreach was started to preach the gospel message about Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead to the western fringes of Britain.

John 3:15-17,  17-21,  1 Timothy 1:15-16,  Romans 3:22-26.

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