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Galatians 1:10-21 - Whenever we are presented with an opportunity to proclaim the gospel, we will either fear man, or please God.
Galatians 1:10-21
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10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 1Th 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. [ 3431 more words. ]
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Who are you married to? It's easy to do is profess faith in #Christ. But how does your faith affect your relationship with the world?
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Romans 7.4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. One of the easiest things to do is profess faith in Christ. One can learn enough Scripture to proclaim all the right doctrines of grace and truth. [ 266 more words. ]
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Gratitude

By Pastor Ben Hiwale

One day Jesus encountered thanklessness on road that lay between Samaria and Galilee." The story is found in Luke 17.

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"

Jesus is called aside by the plaintive shouts of men afflicted with a serious skin condition that present-day translators render as leprosy. Surely, they must have thought, if Jesus could cure the blind, heal the lame, and raise the dead, he had the power to help them too. They were already outcasts and had nothing to lose, so they raised their voices in desperate hope.

When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests."

The Master simply tells them to go to the priests, who were the first-century referees as to whether a healing had taken place. Any cure, according to the Book of Leviticus, would need the equivalent of a "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" so that the formerly unclean could be ritually restored to the community.

Will they go? How can they, since Jesus has done nothing outwardly to assure them of a cure?  This was a trial of their obedience. How would they respond to the Lord's ambiguous command? Something in the reputation of Jesus, or perhaps in the way He looked them in the eye, encouraged them that they had met not divine indifference, but God's mercy, on the road.

And as they went, they were cleansed. Note the progression: "as they went, they were cleansed." The obedience precedes the healing.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Until this point, the 10 lepers had acted in concert: they had lived together, they had cried out together, they had gone off together, and they had been cleansed together. Now, however, one peels off like a jet leaving formation and heads for Jesus. Whatever has happened, the man knows he has been blessed, and the blessing requires a response. First he sees, then he turns, then he praises.

And then, with the Samaritan still humbly at Jesus' feet, come three pointed, rapid-fire questions, which cast a shadow over the celebration.

Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?"

I must confess: these questions have always bothered me. At first blush they seem to reflect a childish need for praise and recognition on the part of Jesus. Why did He need to be thanked?

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Have You Come To Worship?

Did you know that people come to Church for different reasons? Some people come because it eases their conscience, a little religion is good for them. Some people come because they are looking for some business contacts. Some people come because they are looking for a boyfriend or girlfriend. Some come because it’s a friendly social environment and it’s easy to come and go and stay under the radar. Some people come because of a dynamic preacher, a gifted band, or fun activities for their kids. Church to them is kind of like a food buffet, take what you want and pass on the vegetables. Have it your way.

While only Jesus can truly see the heart and motives, I have a question for you. Have you come to worship? 

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