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Written by   279
10 months ago
Topics: Spiritual, God, Community

Better to do than to say. Far too often we quote Scriptures and believe them, but we do not put them into practice. I am just as guilty as anyone.

Church

Unfortunately, most of the language in the churches in the Philippines are in Tagalog or Taglish. And, worse yet, services are 3 hours long and there is a 20 minute sermon. Hopefully that is not true of your church.

While the early church sang worship songs from the Psalms, their focus was not on music but instead reading and preaching the Scriptures. Modern churches have watered down the gospel with entertainment. This should not be so.

Service

While it is true that I have not posted for a couple of days (comments only) it is because I have been serving my local community.

I won't delve in details lest I lose rewards and be like the hypocrites of old, but rather it is a plea to my readers that we must serve our Lord Jesus with good works.

We may not judge our works, because sometimes we do them out of pride or to show others how Godly we are. When we are judged as believers (far diffident then unbelievers), we are not judged for our sins, but rather for our works. Therefore, I refrain from judging from what I have done and I do not judge others. The Lod Jesus, Creator of of the universe and all we see and do nor see, is out final and ultimate u

Community

What is our community? Yes, it is our neighbors. It is our province, city or state. But in all reality it is whomever we come in contact with, even on social media.

If we are on various social media platforms, the people we connect with are part of our community despite the distance.

We testify

It is important that we tell others our testimony. We do not need to expound on our sordid life, but briefly say things such as, "I was an alcoholic, a sex maniac, a worshipper of the world's idols," and then move on and briefly tell what Jesus has done for us and what changes we have made in our lives.

Give

Give till it hurts. When people ask for help, we must be discerning , and we have to between scams for money and actual needs.

Greed is a strong and selfish desire to have more of something, most often money or power.

Let us be thankful for what we have, whether relative wealth or enough to feed our family.

Application

Sometimes we do not have the financial means to give to others. Understood. But we can pray. We can pray for others in our immediate surroundings. I pay for a Muslim woman dily.

Put it on your heart to give but di not do so in the spirit of the Pharisees. Give is secret or as we say, on the cool.

It's Sunday. Please do not merely hear the word but rather apply it. If you have questions, I'll get back to you later, as my wife and I ae tending to @MarileB22 request(s).

May the Lord guide over your lives today as you worship Him instead of your worthless idols.

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I agree with you cause many people including me quote scripture but don't it to practice I pray God almighty help us solve this problem affecting this world.

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9 months ago

Easy fix! "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says" (James 1:22, NIV).

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9 months ago

To quote: "Far too often we quote Scriptures and believe them, but we do not put them into practice. I am just as guilty as anyone".

Well, I'm tainted which is why i dont really quote and I'm not virtuous, I'm an outcast simply because i'm different. Depends on the community service we're in. If its church service, just 1 hour -15 minutes sermon. CLP, everyweek 7-9/10pm. Outreach program is half to full day. This was when mama was alive and kickin, about 2yrs ago, she went stroke and everything stopped at that point. Summarizing it " do good unto people." simply just that, never really expect anything in return.

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10 months ago

The moral application of our learning abilities are very required if we must fulfil all rigtheousness. I also love the parrallel you drew between being in real and genuine need for money and beinjg a scammer with the intention to steal. Help is infact, the key language here

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10 months ago

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Thanks, Sammy I love you in the name of Jesusl

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10 months ago

Thanks and love you too lolz

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10 months ago

Thanks and love you too lolz

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10 months ago

Si mama always believe "it's better to give than to receive" and her generous heart makes me inspired to do so.

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10 months ago

We don't always have to give money. Let's give our labor and time, too.

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10 months ago

Its not about the amount or the name of the giver. Its may not that much or big, important thing in there that you give it wholeheartedly.

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10 months ago

Better to give than receive, Scotty

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10 months ago

Yes. In all of Paul's ministry he only accepted donations from the church at Philippi.

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10 months ago

We actually make more $ on here than Paul made!

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10 months ago

That's true..helping is not only by means of monetary. We can help a person by praying for them.

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10 months ago

I know the suffering is overwhelming in the world right now. I know we will get through to the other side of it. Imagine being in a dark tunnel with only one flashlight. That one light works okay, but then you come upon someone else and they have a flashlights too, then more people come, each with their own lights. Your light worked, but the sharing of everyone's lights chased the darkness away. Bless you, brother.

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10 months ago

Happy Sunday. It is indeed true we need to give and be anonymous. We also need to apply what we have listened to or studied too. And as much as we can, live according to His will.

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10 months ago

Whatever we learn from the church we have to applied it for ourselves. Prayer will also help the other.

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10 months ago

Pray without ceasing my friend. I love you in the name of Jesus

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10 months ago

Even though we can't help someone financially, we can have other ways to support them. The important thing is to try. No one deserves to go through these situations alone.

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10 months ago

A soup, a kilo of rice, sharing food.

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10 months ago