1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Cor 15;1-4).
Pauls gospel was that of JESUS.
Christ died for our sins
Christ was buried
Christ rose again, according to the scriptures.
Paul preached the death burial and resurrection of Jesus as the gospel. AND what is unique about this that he preached that man too was to experience his own death burial and resurrection by “following the Lord” Jesus did say “follow me” did he not. O how todays easy believism “raise your hand” “repeat after me” gospel. Jesus did not say repeat after me he said “follow me” We follow him through baptism where we are “buried with him” through death where we “die with him” and through resurrection where we “arise with him.” (Gal 2;20- col 2;13- Romas 8;11) And its through this new birth of being born of water and spirit that we enter the LIFE OF CHRIST. (John 5;25. Ephesians 2;1-6. romans 3;3-6).
If we want to see it like Peter and experience it like Paul then we have to preach his gospel, know his gospel. Easy believism does not work because its not the gospel of Jesus. Jesus did not confess the gospel he lived it and so must you and I through John 3;5 and Acts 2;38.
Have you been baptised in Jesus name. thats how it came to the Jews in Acts 2 and thats how salvation came to the gentiles in Acts 10. Without applying the blood we cant experience the death, without the water there is no remission of sins, and without the spirit there is no resurrection of those dead in trespasses and sins.
Be baptised in Jesus name. Acts 2:38
In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God. (John 1;1 KJV)
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. (AMP)
WhAT God was the word was and the word was God. God and his word can never be separated. The word of a man is the man speaking, his thoughts mind and wisdom. Similarly the word is the mind thoughts and wisdom of God and it’s this WORD that is made FLESH and dwelt among us (v14).
The WORD was made flesh was not a part of God but fully God. “he that has seen me has seen the Father” said the WORD (John 14;9). His name means the Father EMMANUEL with us (Isaiah 9;6). Sure he was the “son in redemption” but he was the also the “father in creation,” with us. Sure he was the son of God with power but he was also the everlasting Father and Mighty God. You just can’t have one part of him and not the other, he is both the Word of God and God!
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Prov 14;23).
I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; 31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. 32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— 34 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. (Proverbs 24;30-34)
New year resolutions don’t work, habits do!
Any one can grow a yard full of weeds. Just sit back and do nothing and those weeds will grow by themselves. The things you want from life’s garden require the force of habit. Of course habits take longer to form and require more energy and more discipline, but that’s where the change comes from. Implementing discipline which you did not have and applying ones-self where you once sat back and took it easy. I discovered that the best way to avoid the weeds is to work to plant the good seeds. and make a habit of it. That is, make a daily habit of planting good seeds into your mind, your conversation with others, your writing, your blog, your planning your dreaming, your work and daily employment. It’s your own investment into your own success.
2021 DREAM AGAIN… Your town my be under Lock-down but your dreams are not. The virus is no barrier to your dream and not the destroyer of your DESTINY. Your dreams don’t have to be under SHUTDOWN or LOCKDOWN in fact that’s the ideal time to dream. Joseph dreamed in lockdown. (Gen 40) John was banished to a prison in Patmos but there he had the vision and dream of revelation. (Rev 1;9) LOCKDOWN is no barrier to dreaming BIG in fact it provides the ideal time to think and dream big… declare today the devil made a mistake, l’m under lock-down but my dreams and hopes are getting BIGGER…..
The Americans call it the “American dream.” It still exists for those who believe in it.
My question, why don’t we see the British dream? Why don’t British people talk of their dreams for their country and cities? Why don’t we talk of our dreams?
Dreamers make a nation great, great dreams make you great. We need to talk the talk and dream big, birth dream and live the British dream, God is no respecter of color, citizen or country, Britain can and must dream again!
Where’s you dream of a big church in your town, a happy family in your home, plenty of food on your table, plenty to live on and more in your bank account…. health in your body, a great career in your employment, a mega revival in your nation, prosperity for your family and more… Where are the British dreamers? Here’s the secret, your location can’t make you dream and the government can’t give you a future. God creates the dreamer, gives the dream and makes all things possible. God’s people are about to set the pace. Whats your British dream. Write it sign it, say it and get up and do it… LET OUR CONVERSATION OF DREAMS BE BIGGER THAN THE MEDIAS CONVERSATION OF THE VIRUS…. Then we know we are dreaming! We serve the God of the ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I dare you to dream in 2021….