How to Make Wise Ethical Decisions – Wayne Grudem

photo creditChristians often wonder, „How can I find out God’s will for me?” – about a job, about marriage, or about many smaller decisions in everyday life. This talk discusses how to consider information from the Bible, from the situation, and from personal advice, changed circumstances, a subjective sense of what to do, and following guidance from the Holy Spirit. All of this is viewed from a perspective that God clearly wants us to know his will in each circumstance, and that there will always be at least one right choice that he wants us to make.

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Boundaries: How Maintaining Doctrinal and Moral Clarity Protects Christian Organisations – Wayne Grudem

photo creditBoundaries: How Maintaining Doctrinal and Moral Clarity  ,Protects Christian Organisations , Wayne  Grudem

New members are continually joining Christian organisations, bringing with them new ideas. Do we need to establish some doctrinal and moral boundaries to keep our organisations from going astray? When should we add new boundaries? What boundaries should be drawn? This talk proposes some general principles to consider along with some specific recent examples.

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Prayer and Ministry in the Power of the Holy Spirit – Wayne Grudem

Wayne Grudem gives very specific examples on how to pray, for ex. how should you pray for a neighbor who has just lost his job and is not a churchgoer…

wayne grudemHow can New Testament teachings and pastoral experience combine to help us follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance when praying for individuals in need, whether one-on-one or in small groups? This talk also discusses questions about miraculous spiritual gifts today, how to affirm both subjective perceptions of guidance and the sufficiency of Scripture, praying for physical healing and other needs, and praying for non-Christians as well as for Christians.

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UNITATEA CU DUMNEZEU – Nelu Brie – Conferinta UNITY Londra (2016) CREDO TV

Nelu Brie Conferinta UNITY 2016 Londra

NELU BRIE: O chemare la unitate. O chemare la a ne aseza sub puterea cuvintelor Domnului nostru Isus Hristos. Evenimentul de astazi se desfasoara in trei sesiuni care vor aborda pe rand trei aspecte foarte importante ale unitatii crestine.

  1. In prima parte, la aceasta sesiune, se va vorbi despre UNITATEA CU DUMNEZEU. Nu putem vorbi despre unitate duhovniceasca, despre unitate in Domnul a celor mantuiti fara sa ne referim la unitatea fiecaruia dintre noi cu Dumnezeu. Unitatea noastra cu Dumnezeu ne transfera acea identitate spirituala pe baza careia se poate realiza unitatea dintre noi. Copiii lui Dumnezeu sunt una. Dar, mai intai, trebuie sa fie copii lui Dumnezeu. (Vizioneaza mesajul de la prima sesiune, rostit de Pastorul Nelu Brie aici – Unitate cu Dumnezeu – Nelu Brie – Conferinta UNITY Londra (2016) CREDO TV) PAGINA ACTUALA
  2. A doua sesiune va avea in vedere un aspect la fel de important al unitatii noastre: UNITATEA CREDINCIOSILOR IN BISERICA LUI DUMNEZEU. UNITATEA BISERICII LUI DUMNEZEU. UNITATEA POPORULUI LUI DUMNEZEU. (Vizioneaza mesajul din sesiunea a 2-a, rostit de Pastorul Moise Ardelean aici – Unitatea Bisericii ca si Comunitate – Conferinta UNITY Londra – Moise Ardelean (2016) CREDO TV)
  3. In partea a treia , se va vorbi despre UNITATEA CREDINCIOSILOR IN FAMILIE. Este asa de important ca familia sa fie unita. Familia formeaza apoi biserica si laolalta slujim pe Dumnezeu ca popor al lui Dumnezeu. (Vizioneaza mesajul din sesiunea a 3-a aici – Unitatea Credinciosilor in familie – Conferinta UNITY Londra (2016) Mircea Detesan)

Conferinta Bisericilor Penticostale din Londra UNITY 2016

Astazi, in mesajul care urmeaza sa vi-l impartasesc, vom vorbi despre unitatea noastra cu Dumnezeu, despre relatia noastra cu Dumnezeu. Si, inainte de orice si de toate, as dori sa citim Cuvantul Domnului pe care il gasim in epistola 2 Timotei 4:1-8

1 Te rog fierbinte*, înaintea lui Dumnezeu şi înaintea lui Hristos Isus, care** are să judece viii şi morţii, şi pentru arătarea şi Împărăţia Sa:
2 propovăduieşte Cuvântul, stăruie asupra lui la timp şi ne la timp, mustră*, ceartă, îndeamnă** cu toată blândeţea şi învăţătura.
3 Căci* va veni vremea când oamenii nu vor putea să sufere învăţătura** sănătoasă, ci îi vor gâdila urechile să audă lucruri plăcute şi îşi vor da învăţători dupㆠpoftele lor.
4 Îşi vor întoarce urechea de la adevăr şi se vor îndrepta* spre istorisiri închipuite.
5 Dar tu fii treaz în toate lucrurile, rabdă* suferinţele, fă lucrul unui evanghelist** şi împlineşte-ţi bine slujba.
6 Căci eu* sunt gata să fiu turnat ca o jertfă de băutură şi clipa plecării** mele este aproape.
7 M-am luptat* lupta cea bună, mi-am isprăvit alergarea, am păzit credinţa.
8 De acum mă aşteaptă cununa* neprihănirii, pe care mi-o va da în** „ziua aceea” Domnul, Judecătorul cel drept. Şi nu numai mie, ci şi tuturor celor ce vor fi iubit venirea Lui.

Locul din Scriptura despre care am citit ne vorbeste despre umblarea in credinta a apostolului Pavel. Scriind lui Timotei cateva cuvinte, in aceasta ultima epistola a sa, apostolul Pavel se pune in fata ca o pilda. Intr-un fel, este o concluzie a vietii sale. Un rezumat succint al vietii sale. M-am luptat* lupta cea bună, mi-am isprăvit alergarea, am păzit credinţa... Acest barbat a fost un om unit cu Dumnezeu. Un om al lui Dumnezeu printre multi oameni care nu l-au cunoscut pe Dumnezeu. O lumina a lui Dumnezeu in mijlocul unei generatii care se ducea la pierzare. Apostolul Pavel a stralucit si straluceste peste veacuri.

Dumnezeu ne cunoaste pe fiecare dintre noi. Si noi suntem chemati sa fim oameni ai lui Dumnezeu. Si noi suntem chemati sa fim uniti cu Dumnezeu. Si noi suntem chemati sa umblam cu Dumnezeu. Experientele noastre cu Domnul sunt cunoscute mai mult sau mai putin de cei din jurul nostru. Dar ar trebui sa fie bine intiparite in sufletul nostru si bine subliniate in ce priveste identitatea noastra crestina. Dati-mi voie inca de la inceput sa intreb: Sunteti dvs. oameni ai lui Dumnezeu? (Notite pana la minutul 19:45)

Mesajul Pastorului Nelu Brie incepe la minutul 14:00

Conferinta UNITY Londra – Nelu Brie (2016) CREDO TV

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NELU BRIE – DESPRE BIBLIE SI CRISTOLOGIE – RUGACIUNE PENTRU NATIUNE – SIBIU 2016

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Noi credem si marturisim ca Biblia este Cuvantul scris a lui Dumnezeu, revelatia dumnezeiasca pentru neamul romanesc.

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David Platt – The Theology of the Cross of Christ (4 hours) Parts 1 – 4

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PART 1- Last Supper

PART 2 – Garden of Ghetsemane

PART 3 – The Cross

PART 4 – The Intent of the Cross

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards (1722-1723)

The resolutions of a Godly man from almost 3 centuries ago  (via) scionofzion.com

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake.

Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week.

1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.

2. Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new invention and contrivance to promote the aforementioned things.

3. Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again.

4. Resolved, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or more, but what tends to the glory of God; nor be, nor suffer it, if I can avoid it.

5. Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.

6. Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.

7. Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.

8. Resolved, to act, in all respects, both speaking and doing, as if nobody had been so vile as I, and as if I had committed the same sins, or had the same infirmities or failings as others; and that I will let the knowledge of their failings promote nothing but shame in myself, and prove only an occasion of my confessing my own sins and misery to God.

9. Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death.

10. Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of hell.

11. Resolved, when I think of any theorem in divinity to be solved, immediately to do what I can towards solving it, if circumstances don’t hinder.

 
12. Resolved, if I take delight in it as a gratification of pride, or vanity, or on any such account, immediately to throw it by.

13. Resolved, to be endeavoring to find out fit objects of charity and liberality.

14. Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge.

15. Resolved, never to allow the least motions of anger to irrational beings.

16. Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account except for some real good.

17. Resolved, that I will live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.

18. Resolved, to live so at all times, as I think is best in my devout frames, and when I have clearest notions of things of the gospel, and another world.

19. Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if I expected it would not be above an hour, before I should hear the last trump.

20. Resolved, to maintain the strictest temperance in eating and drinking.

21. Resolved, never to do anything, which if I should see in another, I should count a just occasion to despise him for, or to think any way the more meanly of him.

22. Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness, in the other world, as I possibly can, with all the power; might, vigor, and vehemence, yea violence, I am capable of, or can bring myself to exert, in any way that can be thought of.

23. Resolved, frequently to take some deliberate action, which seems most unlikely to be done, for the glory of God, and trace it back to the original intention, designs and ends of it.

24. Resolved, whenever I do any conspicuously evil action, to trace it back, until I come to the original cause; and then both carefully endeavor to do so no more, and to fight and pray with all my might against the original of it.

25. Resolved, to examine carefully, and constantly, what that one thing in me is, which causes me in the least to doubt of the love of God; and to direct all my forces against it.

26. Resolved, to cast away such things, as I find do abate my assurance.

27. Resolved, never willfully to omit anything, except the omission be for the glory of God; and frequently to examine my omissions.

 
28. Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

29. Resolved, never to count that a prayer, nor to let that pass as a prayer, nor that as a petition of a prayer, which is so made, that I cannot hope that God will answer it; nor that as a confession, which I cannot hope God will accept.

30. Resolved, to strive to my utmost every week to be brought higher in religion, and to a higher exercise of grace, than I was the week before.

31. Resolved, never to say anything at all against anybody, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of Christian honor, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the lowest humility, and sense of my own faults and failings, and agreeable to the golden rule; often, when I have said anything against anyone, to bring it to, and try it strictly by the test of this Resolution.

32. Resolved, to be strictly and firmly faithful to my trust, that in Prov. 20:6, „A faithful man who can find?” may not be partly fulfilled in me.

33. Resolved, always to do what I can towards making, maintaining, establishing and preserving peace, when it can be without over-balancing detriment in other respects.

34. Resolved, in narration’s never to speak anything but the pure and simple verity.

35. Resolved, whenever I so much question whether I have done my duty, as that my quiet and calm is thereby disturbed, to set it down, and also how the question was resolved.

36. Resolved, never to speak evil of any, except I have some particular good call for it.

37. Resolved, to inquire every night, as I am going to bed, wherein I have been negligent, what sin I have committed, and wherein I have denied myself: also at the end of every week, month and year.

38. Resolved, never to speak anything that is ridiculous, sportive, or matter of laughter on the Lord’s day.

39. Resolved, never to do anything that I so much question the lawfulness of, as that I intend, at the same time, to consider and examine afterwards, whether it be lawful or no; except I as much question the lawfulness of the omission.

40. Resolved, to inquire every night, before I go to bed, whether I have acted in the best way I possibly could, with respect to eating and drinking.

41. Resolved, to ask myself at the end of every day, week, month and year, wherein I could possibly in any respect have done better.

42. Resolved, frequently to renew the dedication of myself to God, which was made at my baptism; which I solemnly renewed, when I was received into the communion of the church; and which I have solemnly re-made this twelfth day of January,1722.

43. Resolved, never henceforward, until I die, to act as if I were any way my own, but entirely and altogether God’s.

44. Resolved, that no other end but religion, shall have any influence at all on any of my actions; and that no action shall be, in the least circumstance, any otherwise than the religious end will carry it.

45. Resolved, never to allow any pleasure or grief, joy or sorrow, nor any affection at all, nor any degree of affection, nor any circumstance relating to it, but what helps religion.

46. Resolved, never to allow the least measure of any fretting uneasiness at my father or mother. Resolved to suffer no effects of it, so much as in the least alteration of speech, or motion of my eve: and to be especially careful of it, with respect to any of our family.

47. Resolved, to endeavor to my utmost to deny whatever is not most agreeable to a good, and universally sweet and benevolent, quiet, peace able, contented, easy, compassionate, generous, humble, meek, modest, submissive, obliging, diligent and industrious, charitable, even, patient, moderate, forgiving, sincere temper; and to do at all times what such a temper would lead me to. Examine strictly every week, whether I have done so.

48. Resolved, constantly, with the utmost niceness and diligence, and the strictest scrutiny, to be looking into the state of my soul, that I may know whether I have truly an interest in Christ or no; that when I come to die, I may not have any negligence respecting this to repent of.

49. Resolved, that this never shall be, if I can help it.

50. Resolved, I will act so as I think I shall judge would have been best, and most prudent, when I come into the future world.

51. Resolved, that I will act so, in every respect, as I think I shall wish I had done, if I should at last be damned.

52. I frequently hear persons in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again: Resolved, that I will live just so as I can think I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age.

53. Resolved, to improve every opportunity, when I am in the best and happiest frame of mind, to cast and venture my soul on the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust and confide in him, and consecrate myself wholly to him; that from this I may have assurance of my safety, knowing that I confide in my Redeemer.

54. Whenever I hear anything spoken in conversation of any person, if I think it would be praiseworthy in me, Resolved to endeavor to imitate it.

55. Resolved, to endeavor to my utmost to act as I can think I should do, if I had already seen the happiness of heaven, and hell torments.

56. Resolved, never to give over, nor in the least to slacken my fight with my corruptions, however unsuccessful I may be.

57. Resolved, when I fear misfortunes and adversities, to examine whether I have done my duty, and resolve to do it; and let it be just as providence orders it, I will as far as I can, be concerned about nothing but my duty and my sin.

58. Resolved, not only to refrain from an air of dislike, fretfulness, and anger in conversation, but to exhibit an air of love, cheerfulness and benignity.

59. Resolved, when I am most conscious of provocations to ill nature and
anger, that I will strive most to feel and act good-naturedly; yes, at such times, to manifest good nature, though I think that in other respects it would be disadvantageous, and so as would be imprudent at other times.

60. Resolved, whenever my feelings begin to appear in the least out of order, when I am conscious of the least uneasiness within, or the least irregularity without, I will then subject myself to the strictest examination.

61. Resolved, that I will not give way to that listlessness which I find unbends and relaxes my mind from being fully and fixedly set on religion, whatever excuse I may have for it.

62. Resolved, never to do anything but duty; and then according to Eph. 6:6-8, do it willingly and cheerfully as unto the Lord, and not to man; „knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord.”

63. On the supposition, that there never was to be but one individual in the world, at any one time, who was properly a complete Christian, in all respects of a right stamp, having Christianity always shining in its true luster, and appearing excellent and lovely, from whatever part and under whatever character viewed: Resolved, to act just as I would do, if I strove with all my might to be that one, who should live in my time.

64. Resolved, when I find those „groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom. 8:26), of which the Apostle speaks, and those „breakings of soul for the longing it has, „of which the Psalmist speaks, Psalm 119:20, that I will promote them to the utmost of my power, and that I will not be wear’, of earnestly endeavoring to vent my desires, nor of the repetitions of such earnestness.

65. Resolved, very much to exercise myself in this all my life long, viz. with the greatest openness I am capable of, to declare my ways to God, and lay open my soul to him: all my sins, temptations, difficulties, sorrows, fears, hopes, desires, and every thing, and every circumstance.

66. Resolved, that I will endeavor always to keep a kindly aspect, and air of acting and speaking in all places, and in all companies, except it should so happen that duty requires otherwise.

67. Resolved, after afflictions, to inquire, what I am the better for them, what good I have got by them, and what I might have got by them.

 
68. Resolved, to confess frankly to myself all that which I find in myself, either infirmity or sin; and, if it be what concerns religion, also to confess the whole case to God, and implore needed help.

69. Resolved, always to do that, which I shall wish I had done when I see others do it.

70. Let there be something of benevolence, in all that I speak.

 

John Piper: ‘Christ-Exalting’ New Years Resolution For Christians

John Piper Cross ConferenceThe „Don’t Waste Your Life” author then highlights three reasons  why „Christ-exalting” makes a great New Years resolution.

First, God teaches us in the Bible that the primary aim in the life of a Christian is to live a Christ-exalting life and a Christ-exalting death.

Piper quotes the apostle Paul’s writings in 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, which states, „fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by God’s power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in [us].”

Second, Piper writes that making a „verb into an adjective shows that it modifies a hundred things you do rather than simply being just another thing.” In other words, using „Christ-exalting” as an adjective emphasizes to the heart, soul and mind of the believer that glorifying Christ is the highest goal of all emotions, thoughts, and actions…..

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R.C. Sproul: Clothed in Righteousness

ustification is the article upon which the church stands or falls, the main hinge on which religion turns. Yet as important as justification is, many Christians remain confused about it, and others actively blur its features. In this lecture, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains the basic tenets of the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone that we might know the ground on which we stand before a holy God.

This message is from our 2011 National Conference, Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

John Piper: Twenty-Five Years of Desiring God

Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God was published twenty-five years ago to explain how delight is our duty. In this lecture, Dr. John Piper expands on the themes and vision of this paradigm-shattering work.

This message is from our 2011 National Conference, Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

John Piper, and R.C. Sproul: Ministry Reflections

A round table discussion on the valuable lessons learned by each man throughout their ministry experiences as well as advice to the next generation of Christians and leaders in the church.

This message is from our 2011 National Conference, Light & Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

R.C. Sproul: For the Doctrine of the Trinity

In a pluralistic and relativistic age, Christians must stand firm in proclaiming the one living and true God who is revealed in Scripture. The one true God is one in being or essence and three in person: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Triune God is holy and sovereign. These biblical truths are often attacked, and Christians must, therefore, be diligent to defend them.

This message is from our 2012 West Coast Conference, Standing Firm: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

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R.C. Sproul: Have You Lost Your Mind?

Christians today often do not think. Logic is considered worldly while contradiction is prized as a hallmark of true faith. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul provides an overview and introduction to the sad state of the Christian mind today, providing real world illustrations and examples of some of the problems we must overcome.

This message is from our 2012 National Conference, The Christian Mind: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

R.C. Sproul: Love the Lord your God with All Your Mind

Ours is an age that emphasizes emotionalism and experience. Emotions and experiences are not necessarily bad things, but they should not be set up in opposition to the mind, to reason. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul exhorts us to remember that Jesus called us to love God with all of our minds.

This message is from our 2012 National Conference, The Christian Mind: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

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R.C. Sproul: The Article on Which the Church Stands or Falls

Was the Reformation debate over justification by faith alone a tempest in a teapot? There are many today who think so, many who argue that the Reformation is over. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul will explain why the Reformers spoke of justification by faith alone as the article on which the church stands or falls, and why we are never to compromise on this essential truth of the Christian faith.

This message is from our 2013 National Conference, No Compromise: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

VIDEO by Ligonier Ministries

Ce i-a interesat pe autorii Noului Testament? Beni Faragau

Beni Faragau "Intre Scriptura si Ziar" Photo captura CredoTV

Beni Faragau „Intre Scriptura si Ziar” Photo captura CredoTV

Istoria Binecuvantarii este o carare prin Scriptura.

Urmatoarea intrebare este: ce i-a interesat pe autorii Noului Testament? Care e firul acela rosu de care pomeneau ei? In mod evident este linia mesianica. Cu alte cuvinte, Domnul Isus Hristos, in drum spre Emaus, a inceput de la Moise si l-a talcuit in toate Scripturile ce erau cu privire la El. S-a intors in seara aceleasi zile si a luat toate sectiunile Vechiului Testament: Legea lui Moise, proorocii si Psalmii. Si le-a vorbit despre El insusi, despre persoana Lui. Deci, firul central al intregii Scripturi este linia Mesianica. In Hristos se implinesc toate prefigurarile si profetiile Vechiului Testament.

Citeste in intregime aici – Marius Cruceru: „Intre Scriptura si ziar” Ep. 9 – Beniamin Faragau (teolog)

Ce au citat Isus si apostolii cel mai mult? Beni Faragau

Beni Faragau "Intre Scriptura si Ziar" Photo captura CredoTV

Beni Faragau „Intre Scriptura si Ziar” Photo captura CredoTV

Istoria Binecuvantarii este o carare prin Scriptura.

Daca mi-as lua, metaforic vorbind, libertatea sa ma ascund dupa Duhul lui Dumnezeu, care-i insuflat pe autorii Noului Testament, ii foarte simplu sa vezi  care sunt cartile preferate  ale autorilor Noului Testament. Din primele 17 carti, Domnul Isus si apostolii au citat Deuteronom mai mult decat orice alta carte. Din Isaia, decat din orice alta carte profetica. Din Psalmi, mai mult decat din celelalte cinci carti. Observi, aproape involuntar, esti trimis, daca vrei sa asezi baza cea mai larga, esti trimis spre aceste sectiuni. Ai Deuteronom, ai Isaia, ai Psalmii.

Citeste in intregime aici – Marius Cruceru: „Intre Scriptura si ziar” Ep. 9 – Beniamin Faragau (teolog)

Iosif Ton – Neuroni si Credinciosul

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Efeseni 4:17

17 Iată dar ce vă spun şi mărturisesc eu în Domnul: să* nu mai trăiţi cum trăiesc păgânii, în** deşertăciunea gândurilor lor,
18 având mintea întunecată*, fiind străini** de viaţa lui Dumnezeu, din pricina neştiinţei în care se află în urma împietririi† inimii lor.
19 Ei* şi-au pierdut orice pic de simţire, s-au** dedat la desfrânare şi săvârşesc cu lăcomie orice fel de necurăţie.
20 Dar voi n-aţi învăţat aşa pe Hristos;
21 dacă*, cel puţin, L-aţi ascultat şi dacă, potrivit adevărului care este în Isus, aţi fost învăţaţi
22 cu privire la felul vostru de viaţă din trecut, să* vă dezbrăcaţi de omul** cel vechi care se strică dupㆠpoftele înşelătoare
23 şi să vă înnoiţi* în duhul minţii voastre
24 şi să* vă îmbrăcaţi în omul cel nou, făcut** după chipul lui Dumnezeu, de o neprihănire şi sfinţenie pe care le dă adevărul.
25 De aceea, lăsaţi-vă de minciună: „Fiecare dintre voi să spună* aproapelui său adevărul”, pentru că suntem** mădulare unii altora.
26 „Mâniaţi-vă* şi nu păcătuiţi.” Să n-apună soarele peste mânia voastră
27 şi să nu* daţi prilej diavolului.
28 Cine fura să nu mai fure, ci mai degrabă să lucreze* cu mâinile lui la ceva bun, ca să aibă ce să dea celui** lipsit.
29 Niciun* cuvânt stricat să nu vă iasă din gură, ci unul** bun, pentru† zidire, după cum e nevoie ca să dea har celor ce-l aud.
30 Să* nu întristaţi pe Duhul Sfânt al lui Dumnezeu, prin** care aţi fost pecetluiţi pentru ziua răscumpărării†.
31 Orice* amărăciune, orice iuţime, orice mânie, orice strigare, orice clevetire** şi orice fel† de răutate să piară din mijlocul vostru.
32 Dimpotrivă, fiţi* buni unii cu alţii, miloşi şi iertaţi-vă** unul pe altul, cum v-a iertat şi Dumnezeu pe voi în Hristos.
Capitolul 5:1 Urmaţi* dar pilda lui Dumnezeu ca nişte copii preaiubiţi.
2 Trăiţi* în dragoste, după cum** şi Hristos ne-a iubit şi S-a dat pe Sine pentru noi „ca un prinos şi ca o jertfă de bun miros”† lui Dumnezeu.

Iosif Ton: E unul din textele care de-a lungul vietii am predicat de foarte multe ori. Poate e unul dintre textele din care am predicat cel mai mult. E un text pe care daca il vezi in intregimea lui, ii vezi maretia. Sa nu mai traiti cum traiesc paganii. Voi v-ati intors la Dumnezeu. Cum traiti voi, acum, dupa ce v-ati intors la Dumnezeu? L-ati invatat bine pe Domnul Isus? Pacel exclama: Sa nu traiti ca paganii, pentru ca voi n-ati invatat prin Hristos in felul asta.”

Ce inseamna, sa introduca dintr-o data exclamatia asta aici „voi nu L-ati invatat asa pe Hristos”? „Daca cel putin L-ati asculta. Si daca potrivit adevarului care este in Isus ati fost invatati, cu privire la felul vostru de viata. Sa intelegem logica acestui text pentru ca este extrem de important. Cum sa ne traim viata? Cum? Dupa invatatura Domnului Isus. Cand vi L-au prezentat pe Domnul Isus, cand vi L-au invatat despre Domnul Isus, ce v-au spus? „Pai, ca El a murit pentru pacatele noastre si daca credem in El, mergem in cer.” O, si asta e adevarat. Dar, nu L-ati invatat bine. Daca L-ati invatat bine, trebuia sa vi se spuna trei lucruri. Cand Hristos vine la tine, el vine cu trei scopuri referitoare la felul tau de viata aici pe pamant. Pe El il intereseaza sa te schimbe total. Sa te faca un alt fel de om. Omul pe care ai fost pana acuma, sa-l dezbraci, sa-l arunci deoparte. Dupa aceea, El te-a invatat ca de acuma, tu traiesti dupa calauzirea Duhului Sfant. Duhul mintii tale e Duhul Sfant. Si inca unul, cel mai mare, Domnul Isus a venit la tine sa te imbrace intr-un om care seamana cu Dumnezeu. „Voi, sa fiti ca Tatal vostru,” ne-a spus El inca din Predica de pe Munte. Nu intelegeti, daca L-ati invatat bine pe Domnul Isus, trebuia sa intelegeti ca voi nu mai semanati cu lumea asta. Voi semanati cu Dumnezeu.

Daca sunteti copii ai lui Dumnezeu, spune Romani 5:1, urmati pilda lui Dumnezeu. In original, imtati-L pe Dumnezeu, daca sunteti copiii Lui. Orice copil il imita pe tata. Acum, dupa ce ap. Pavel ne spune care-s cele trei scopuri ale Domnului Isus, paca el aude din sala, de aici, de la noi: „Bine, bine, frate Pavele, ce inseamna a fi asemenea lui Dumnezeu? Uite ce inseamna. Sa nu mai minti. Sa nu mai furi. Sa nu mai vorbesti cuvinte urate. Sa nu te mai certi. Si sa nu te mai manii. Sa nu mai porti in tine amaraciune si cum te atinge cineva, cum sa il pleznesti. Tot timpul, gata de cearta. Orice amaraciune si orice rautate sa piara din voi. Dimpotriva, fiti buni unii cu altii. Milosi, iertati-va si traiti in dragoste. Asa cum v-a iubit El pe voi. Asta inseamna sa fi ca Dumnezeu. Cititi textul si vedeti voi, ca asta e ce vrea sa spuna apostolul. Acuma, in mijlocula cestui text, care e o descriere a omului nou, facut dupa chipul si asemanarea lui Dumnezeu, dupa ce ne spune acum, sa nu mai minti, sa nu mai furi, sa nu mai vorbesti vulgar, sa nu te mai certi, in mijlocul tuturor, e pusa mania.

In Psalmul 4:4, scrie in traducerea noastra: Cutremurati-va si nu pacatuiti. Dar, sensul in original e: Cand va cutremurati de manie, sa nu pacatuiti. „Maniati-va si nu pacatuiti…” Pavel reda textul: Aveti grija ca la manie, cel ce se strecoara acolo e diavolul. Aveti grija de diavolul… pentru ca ii dati prilejul la manie. Cum? Uite cum: la manie, esti catranit. Vorbesti lucrurile lui Dumnezeu, nu-i mania pacat? Mania te duce la pacat.

Continuare sub video nr. 1

PARTEA I-a

Iulie 19, 2015

Mesajul incepe de la minutul 59:00  pana la minutul 1:12:00, apoi treceti mai jos la partea a II-a de la inceput.

VIDEO by Emanuel Church

Acuma, robul Domnului nu trebuie sa se certe. NICIODATA. Nici cand in adunare sunt unii care spun prostii. Ci el sa fie bland cu toti, in stare sa-i invete pe toti, chiar si pe ala care a fost prins in cursa diavolului, ca sa-i faca voia. Tu sa fi bland cu el, in stare sa-l inveti, ca sa-l scoti din cursa diavolului. Astea, scrie lui Timotei. Deci, problema asta a certurilor, in atatea case la noi, e cearta, cearta, cearta. Si sunt unii care spun: Oare, noi, de ce ne certam atata? Oare, noi, de ce nu suntem ca ceilalti oameni? Pai, nu stiu, dar cum incepe unul sa vorbeasca, celalalt: „Da, de ce asa?” „Pai, de aia, ca uite.” Si-i gata cearta. „Mi-a sarit tandara. M-ai calcat pe batatura.  Asta n-o pot suferi. Eu trebuie sa-ti arat cine-s eu. Eu nu ma las calcat in picioare.”  Justificari, ca sa fiu manios.Si sa spun de la obraz. Si dupa ce am facut-o imi pare atata de rau. Imi pare atata de rau. De ce am facut-o? L-am suparat; am suparat-o. Si i-am dat prilej si ei sa ma supere, sa ma jigneasca. Oare, de ce am facut-o?

Cum sa scapam de pacostea asta, numita manie? Pentru ca totul e asta. Suntem maniosi. „Da, frate, eu asa-s din fire. Eu sunt iute din fire.Din care fire?” „Pai, din firea care am invatat-o de la parinti.  Ca de la ei am invatat sa ma cert. De la ei a intrat in mine.” Asa e. Natura ta e de om nervos. Natura ta e de om manios. Dar natura asta SE POATE SCHIMBA. Si omul asta, manios si nervos, poate sa devina dupa chipul lui Dumnezeu, bun, milos, iertator, exact ca Dumnezeu. Sa nu mai fim cum eram cand eram pagani. Ci sa fim ca Dumnezeu. Buni, blanzi, milosi, iertatori… (Din primele 4:35 minute din video nr. 2 – mai sunt aprox 30 de minute din mesaj).

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