I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
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"WHAT WOULD YOU DO" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
ARE YOU READY TO DIE FOR JESUS? IF SOMEONE HELD A GUN TO YOUR HEAD AND TOLD YOU THAT THEY WOULD SHOOT YOU IF YOU DIDN'T DENY JESUS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO. I WOULD HOPE THAT WE ALL WOULD HAVE THE COURAGE TO NEVER DENY HIM. DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE PLACES THAT THINGS LIKE THIS ARE HAPPENING ALL THE TIME. WE ARE SO BLESSED THAT WE CAN STUDY GOD'S WORD WITHOUT THE THREAT OF BEING KILLED. THE SAD THING IS THAT THERE ARE SOME CHRISTIANS THAT DON'T EVEN READ THEIR BIBLE EVERY DAY AND OTHERS NOT AT ALL. HOW CAN THIS BE?
I WAS READING ABOUT STEPHEN THIS MORNING AND FOUND A FEW THINGS I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT HIM. I KNEW THAT HE HAD BEEN STONED BUT DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS THE FIRST MARTYR OF CHRISTIANITY. HE WAS A DEACON IN THE EARLY CHURCH AT JERUSALEM AND AROUSED THE ENMITY OF MEMBERS OF VARIOUS SYNAGOGUES BY HIS TEACHINGS OF JESUS. HE WAS ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY AND AT HIS TRIAL HE MADE A SPEECH DENOUNCING THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES WHO WERE JUDGING HIM AND THEY SENTENCED HIM TO BE STONED TO DEATH.
DO YOU BELIEVE STEPHEN FELT ANY OF THOSE STONES HITTING HIM....I DON'T AND THAT IS JUST MY OPINION. LOOK WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE STONING. IT SAYS IN ACTS 7:55-56 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. I BELIEVE THAT BY THE TIME THAT FIRST STONE HIT HIM, HE WAS IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUS IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD BUT THIS SAYS HE WAS STANDING UP FOR STEPHEN. I BELIEVE JESUS WOULD DO THE SAME FOR US IF WE DIDN'T DENY HIM AND DIED BECAUSE OF IT.
PAUL IS ANOTHER ONE THAT WAS NOT AFRAID TO NOT DENY JESUS. LOOK WHAT HE SAYS IN ACTS 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. I ASK YOU AGAIN, ARE YOU READY TO DIE FOR JESUS? JUST THINK ABOUT IT.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.