Thursday, December 24, 2009

Challenging Times Ahead

In the challenging times coming in the not so distant future, God will raise up Cities of Refuge. These are cities and places situated all over the world where people will find food, shelter and safety. To learn more visit and listen to the message "Challenging Times Ahead".

Saturday, December 12, 2009

They Are Abused And Give Blessing. They Are Insulted And Give Honor.

In the early church the lost world was deeply impacted by the lives of Christians, as evidenced by this letter written by Piagnetus, an early historian, in the year AD 180. Describing believers, he states:

"They are not distinguished from the rest of mankind by country, by speech, nor by customs. But although they live in both Greek and foreign cities and follow the local customs both in clothing and food and the rest of life, they exhibit the wonderful and strange nature of their own citizenshp--but as sojourners. They live in their own homelands. They share all things as citizens and suffer all things as aliens. Every foreign country is a homeland, and every homeland is a foreign country. They marry as all do. They bear children, but they do not discard their children as some do. They offer a common table, but not a common bed. They find themselves in the flesh, but they do not live according to the flesh. They pass their time upon the Earth, but are citizens of Heaven. They obey the established laws and supposit the laws in their own lives. They love all and are persecuted by all. They are put to death--and are made alive. They are poor--but make many rich. They lack all things, yet abound in all things. They are abused and give blessing. They are insulted and give honor. When they do good they are punished as evildoers. When they are punished, they rejoice as those receiving life."