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Report of 2 more well known pastors accused of moral failing and abusive work environment. (Christianity Today)
NIVMy son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
The plea of God to NOT forget His Words (law), are an indication that we ARE prone to forgetLiving a moral upright life promotes a longer life; not abusing your body, not living a dangerous lifestyle. (Natalee Holloway - Aruba)God’s desire is for you to live in abundant peace and provision
NIVBut whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
We are to continue in the wordMan who went to Christian school, “knew what the Bibles says” and didn’t need read or listen. (pornography, trouble hold a job, financial problems, etc)
NIVLet love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
What are the two commands Jesus gave that all the law hangs on? Love God, Love Man Dogtags - considered to be the most secure place to wear them, They wrote on tablets as a permanent record or reminder“Love never fails”; “nothing can separate us from God’s love” -39Faithfulness - Maintaining faith or allegiance; reliability, dependableVideo testimony of son being restored to his dad. God’s dependable love to act on their behalfThe dad obviously loved his son and received the word of prophecy
NIVThen you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Billy Graham - Changed preaching from an emphasis on hell and judgement in 50’s to the love of God in mid 60’s.Faithful in his message bearing great fruit, Consequences from often being absent from familyDoesn’t mean you will never be persecuted or troubled - High public approval rating