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John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’
mikehill4jesus “Professing Christians who do not publicise the Lord Jesus”
15th July 2017 (10.15) My .mp3 audio Podcast linked to this Blog
Where is all the publicity about the Lord Jesus Christ and what he is doing today.
When you study the Holy Bible, you see that it is all about the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit living and acting through Disciples according to the will of God.
So why not today?
Now who would publicise a person sharing what he did over 2,000 years ago? But that is what, if at all, many of today’s churches seem to do. Website, Newsletters, Blogs, Podcasts, Forums, the outer Church walls and notice boards. Mostly quoting the Bible or some form of Church Activity.
Why do we not see publicity proclaiming what the Lord is doing here in Birmingham, England?
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(Forgive the occasional sniff and cough, am getting over a chill.)
Acts 19 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
Paul in Ephesus
19 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when [Or after] you believed?’
They answered, ‘No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’
3 So Paul asked, ‘Then what baptism did you receive?’
‘John’s baptism,’ they replied.
4 Paul said, ‘John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.’ 5 On hearing this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 10 This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.
11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to those who were ill, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, ‘In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.’ 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, ‘Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?’ 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honour. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practised sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
Mark 16:20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.
John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
Jesus said in John 10:37 ‘Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.’ Link this with what Jesus describes as a true Christian. John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. SEE, the Christian must be able to prove that Jesus and his Father lives with them.
IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST DOING ANYTHING WHERE YOU ARE?
Now this is a group of Christians who publicise what Jesus is doing now. Not only claiming what Jesus is doing, but also showing what Jesus is doing.
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Do not study the Holy Bible without allowing the Holy Spirit of God to help you.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit