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Founder and Evangelist of Unashamed of Jesus ministries Bachelors Degree in Practical Ministry from Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary

Philippians 1- Partakers in Christ

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.  Philippians 1:3-8

When we think about the other members of our Church, what are your first thoughts that come to mind? Often we think about the negative, we mention people that may annoy us, or people we believe may not be living the “Christian” lifestyle. But what was Paul’s attitude towards the Church? Paul said “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you”, isn’t this a beautiful thought, instead of complaining or murmuring about your Church family, why not thank God they are there and pray for them!

The Church is a very complex and living entity, why? Because we have people from all races and backgrounds coming together to fellowship, why? Because we all have the same common interest, Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. The gospel is what pulls us all together, Christ is what makes us a family and partners. We must always remember this, Christ is Head of the Church, Christ is the foundation of our faith, this is why we fellowship with other brothers and sisters.

If you are looking for the perfect Church, you will never find it, why? Because people are not perfect, we are all flawed sinners (Roman 3:23) in need of a Savior. But we strive to be more like Christ through the sanctification of the Holy Spirit. Paul said “Being confident of this very thing, the He (Holy Spirit)  which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” We are all a work in progress, and the Holy Spirit will continue to work on us, until the day of Christs return and we receive our glorified bodies

Paul says “You are all partakers or partners in grace with me” We the Church are all in this together. We are all partners in Jesus Christ, we are all soldiers in Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3) This is not about us or our feelings, this is about fulfilling the Great Commision, (Matthew 28:19) This is about completing the race that has been laid out before us (Hebrews 12:1) The body of Christ is not a single person, it’s the great multitude that are Born Again in Jesus Christ

Instead of condemning your brothers and sisters, pray for them, teach them, lead them by the Holy Spirit as Paul said “I have you in my heart”, love your brothers and sisters as Christ loves us! Amen!

2 Thessalonians 3- Lord of Peace

Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

No matter who you are in this world, you are looking for peace. Everyone is searching for inner peace, the nations are searching for civil peace, marriages and families are striving for relational peace. So how do we obtain peace? And what causes us to be in such distress in our lives?

The answer is very simple, its Jesus Christ. The prophet Isaiah called The Lord the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) When Christ was incarnated, the angels declared “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will to man” (Luke 2:14) It’s very apparent and evident, that Jesus Christ is our source for peace

So why don’t we have peace on Earth right now? It’s very simple, because of our sins against God and the curse of sin on this Earth. The Apostle Paul tells us “The whole Earth groans and travails in pain together “ (Romans 8:22) We live in a fallen world, therefore there is going to be alot of pain and trouble for us all. But also sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2) when we sin, it grieves our soul because of our longing to be with our Creator, our Heavenly Father. Sin also has consequences, and usually creates even more problems for us and everyone around us, it’s a vicous cycle that only Christ can break!

Christ paid the wrath of our sin on the cross, therefore reconciled us back to our Heavenly Father. (Isaiah 53) This is why Jesus Christ is only souce of peace, you will never find peace until you turn away from your sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul said “The peace of God surpasses all understanding or comprehension” (Philippians 4:7) When you surrender to Christ, you will be not only washed by his blood and baptized by the Holy Spirit, but you will feel a wave of peace that renews your soul

The prophet Isaiah also said this “If you would just have listened to my commandments, then you would have peace like a river” (Isaiah 48:18) If you would just listen to the voice of Christ, calling you to come home, then you would have peace like a river! Jesus paid it all for you, so you can live for him in peace!

As Paul ends his epistle “May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all” The amazing grace of our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, may his peace flow over you Amen!

2 Thessalonians 3- Lazy Christians?

For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:11-15

The Apostle Paul is a straight shooter and doesn’t mince words when it comes to teaching the Church self discipline. Here Paul is not correcting the “lazy” Christians. There are a couple ways to look at this, first there are Christians who don’t really do any work for The Lord. In fact, in my experiences with Churches today, the majority of “Christians” are not “working” for The Lord at all. They check off their required boxes each week to be considered a Christian, but they are not actually living the Christian calling.

Nowadays everyone seems to have a social media channel these days, however what annoys me mostly is how they want you to pay them money every month, and some even withhold content unless you’re a paid subscriber. Nobody should ever be charging to share the gospel, this in my opinion is blasphemy to make a business selling the word of God. What does the Apostle Paul say “For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all” Do you think the early Church expected people to financially support every Christian who was sharing the gospel? Absolutely not, but this is where we are at today in Christianity.

In fact if you go back a few verses Paul says “If you don’t work, you don’t eat” (v14) Everyone was expected to pull their weight and work besides serving in ministry. Even Paul himself worked as a tentmaker (Acts 18:3-4) Now I understand, some people do supply Paul with money, food, or housing, but this wasn’t the normal requirement. Paul never told anyone if you don’t pay me, I’m not going to share the gospel. In fact Paul says “We don’t peddle the word of God for a profit” (2 Corinthians 2:17)

While I understand there are some cases where a Pastor/Preacher needs some financial support to live, the financial burdens shouldn’t all fall on the people of the Church. And ministries today should never require someone to pay a subscription, to hear the word of God. This in my opinion is exploiting Jesus and as Paul said, its just being very lazy. And actually I think this whole financial system that has been created by the Church, has turned off alot of non-believers because they see the greed and corruption in the system

Should we make a career from working in the Church? When did the Bible ever teach this is a career or occupation? This is a calling by God, and every Christian in some capacity is expected to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone they meet (Matthew 28:19) Amen

2 Thessalonians 3- Withdrawal Yourselves

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10

We live in a generation where the Church is trying to normalize sin, where the Church is not only telling its members they don’t have to repent but they are also elevating them to leaders in the Body of Christ. What does Paul have to say about this “You withdraw yourselves from every brother that walk disorderly and not after the tradition that you received from us”

The Church today is trying normalize homosexuality and sexual immorality, is this in alignment or tradition of what Christ taught? Jesus said “From the beginning God created them male and female” (Matthew 19:4) This destroys any liberal nonsense that God is fine with transgenderism. Jesus goes on to say “The man will leave his father and mother, be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Matthew 19:5) Jesus is quoting Genesis, the Covenant of marriage is between One man and One woman, period. This makes any gay marriage, totally illegal and void under the eyes of God. Secondly any sex outside the covenant of marriage is immoral. This includes heterosexual people “shacking up” or “hooking up” The only sex in the Bible that is permissible, is between a husband and a wife

Those who teach that Jesus is accepting of homosexuality or gay marriage are liars and blasphemers. They twist the word of God for financial gain. As the Apostle James taught “Not many of you should become teachers, because you will be judged more strictly “ (James 3:1) These false teachers and false prophets will be judged by God more severely on judgment day. So be careful what blasphemous propaganda you are supporting or promoting within your Church

What did Paul say “Don’t be deceived , neither homosexuals or the sexually immoral , will inherit the Kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) Jesus and the Apostles made it very clear, sexual immortality will never be tolerated in the Kingdom of God, in fact Jesus said “Unless you are Born Again, you will not see the Kingdom of Heaven” (John 3:3) Is a homosexual Born Again? They can’t be, they are not regenerated, they are still depraved living in their old sin. As the Apostle Peter said “As a dog returns to its vomit” (2 Peter 2:22) How do we know if someone is not saved, they are like a dog going back to its vomit, they are people who continue to live in their sin, there is no regeneration, there is no change of heart, there is no love for God or obedience to Christ

I understand this is a strong message, however the Body of Christ is under a deceptive attack. Don’t be deceived, God will not ordain sin, Jesus said “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15) Do you really love Jesus? Then your actions or fruits should demonstrate this! (Matthew 7) Amen!