#066 Is Church Really Necessary?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on April 14, 2018 by thatsinthebible

Is it really necessary to go to church? Can’t we just commune with nature and God by taking a walk in the woods? Does the Bible really say we need to go to church?

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Church: What is it for, and what should we do in it​?

Introduction:​ Church should be a place that you look forward to going to everytime the doors are open. For some Christians they look it as a chore to come to church, and even wish they didn’t have to go to church at all. But for those that love the Lord they understand that church is the best place to be. It’s a place where you can:

    • –  Come out from the world and come to a place that worships Jesus Christ our Saviour freely​.​ Most places outside of these church walls such as at school, at work, and other people’s houses are off limits nowadays from being able to talk about the Lord let alone worship Him. A place you don’t have to worry about what you are going to see or what you are going to hear.

A place that we can assemble together and exhort, encourage, and lift eachother up to keep living for the Lord​! ​(H​ebrews 10:25​)​, ​(​Eccl. 4:9-12​) ​The world, the devil, and our flesh are battling against us every second of everyday, 24/7 and 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the rest of our lives we have a spiritual battle that we are fighting and we need a place to come together and encourage each other to stay in the battle!

  • –  It’s a spiritual hospital​: ​Just as a hospital is a place of healing for your body, the church is a place of healing spiritually for us ​(​Luke 4:16-20​)​.1) Church is a Necessity in every Christian’s Life According to God​: ​There are many saved Men, Women, and children that believe they don’t need church. They think that they can worship God on their own without a church. Now you should worship God every single day and every opportunity you can whether you are in church or not, but you cannot be right with God if you are not attending a Bible believing church.
    • –  Jesus Christ Established the Church and set it up​: ​Are you going to seriously meet God one day and tell Him that you didn’t need church? You’re crazy! (​Matthew 16:18​) ​Jesus Christ is the builder of the church, are you really going to not be part of something Jesus Christ desires to build?​, (​Matthew 18:17​) ​You neglect hearing the church and God will neglect you!​,
    • –  (​Ephesians 1:13​), (​Acts 2:47​) G​od saves most people in church at a church service through preaching​,
    • –  (​Acts 11:26​) ​This is the first time the word “Christians” comes up in your Bible and it’s associated with those born again believers that faithfully attended the local church there in the city of Antioch.
    • –  Without a Pastor you cannot be perfected for God​: (​Ephesians 4:11-16​)
    • –  The Bible is only Addressed to those who are attending a good local church​: ​If you are not attending a Bible believing church then most of this Bible is not addressed to you personally from God! ​(​Colossians 4:16​), ​(1st Corinthians 1:2​), (2​nd Corinthians 1:1​), (​2nd Corinthians 8:1​), (​2nd Corinthians 8:23​), (​Galatians 1:2​), (​1st Thessalonians 1:1​), (​2nd Thessalonians 1:1​), (​Philemon 1:2​)
    • 2) You should love your Church and Desire to come! Do You? Or do you dread it​? God doesn’t want you to go to Church just because He expects you to (​Psalm 27:4​) ​David wanted to be in the house of God every single day of his life! And today most Christians complain if they have to come just 2 days a week!

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#065 What Is So Great About Salvation?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 21, 2018 by thatsinthebible

Salvation. What does it really mean and what is so great about it? How does it affect our everyday lives? What does the Bible say about Salvation? How does a person get saved? Find out the answers to these questions and many more!

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SO GREAT SALVATION
Heb 2:1-4
How shall we escape if we neglect so Great Salvation?
If judgement came upon the angels for their words and rebellion how shall we escape If we don’t get saved If we put it off
Answer is we won’t
I want to talk about our Great Salvation
Salvation is simple Man makes it difficult
Man thinks that the bible is written to all men as being the same
That those in the Old Testament are to follow the same rules that we do in the New Testament The same with those who will follow us in the time the bible calls the Tribulation And further the Millennium Continue reading

#064 Fasting

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 6, 2018 by thatsinthebible

Fasting, what exactly is fasting? Is it for Christians today? Is it mentioned in the Bible? Why would I want to fast? If you are unclear on what fasting is and why it could be an important step in energizing your walk with the Lord than listen to today’s podcast for answers from the Bible. Please have a Bible ready and open the scriptures and follow along as we study God’s word to see what the biblical practice of fasting is all about.

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Mark 2:18-20

All right, the days have come, the bridegroom has been taken away from us… The question is, are the children of the bridechamber doing any fasting?

FASTING

Fasting is a Bible practice.

It is sanctioned & practiced both in the OT & the NT.

To be clear, fasting is going for a period of time without eating. That is why our morning meal is called breakfast – Literally, “break” “fast”.

And really that’s about the only fasting that most Christians do… They fast all night while they sleep.

Of course Jesus had more than this in mind when He said the children of the bridechamber would be fasting in the days when He was taken away.

A fuller definition of fasting, as found in Webster’s 1828 dictionary says that fasting is…

1. To abstain from food, beyond the usual time; to omit to take the usual meals, for a time; as, to fast a day or a week.
2. To abstain from food voluntarily, for the mortification of the body or appetites…

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#063 Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on November 18, 2016 by thatsinthebible

All of us will go through physical pain, emotional pain, and heartaches, these are all things that even all the insurance in the world cannot shelter you from. Everyone goes through stages in which they ask God; “Why do You allow us to suffer?” If you have been saved for any length of time you know all too well that one of the most frequent questions you get asked is, “Why would such a loving and good God allow so many bad things to happen to people?” Let’s take a look at what God’s word says in regards to this very important and timely question.suffering63Right-Click Here To Download

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• God created mankind and the Earth without pain, suffering, or death: Turn with me to (Genesis 1) To truly understand why God allows suffering, we have to start in the beginning, In Genesis Chapter 1 we have the account of God creating everything, and look what He says in regards to His creation: (Genesis 1:4, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31)—READ— God created a perfect place that was very good, there was no pain, no disease, no sickness, no sin, and no death. What an amazing place for Adam and Eve! It was a paradise! But we all know it didn’t stay that way. God warned Adam that if they disobeyed and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they would surely die that day (Genesis 2:17). Now we all know what happens, Eve eats of the tree, and then gives to her husband Adam, and because they disobeyed God’s commandment they had to reap the payment that they were warned about. Adam and Eve spiritually died that day, and because of this: (Genesis 3:16-19) sin death, pain, and suffering came into this world (Romans 5:12-14)—READ—
• We need to understand that it was never God’s will, plan, or desire to have even an ounce of pain death or sorrow in our lives. Continue reading

#062 Are You In Touch With Your Feelings?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on June 8, 2012 by thatsinthebible

A discussion brought about by a recent news article regarding the elevated emphasis on feelings, no matter what. Are you trusting in your feelings and disregarding Biblical truth?
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#061 Is God A Calvinist?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on May 6, 2012 by thatsinthebible

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Street Preaching In Syracuse N.Y.

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on March 6, 2012 by thatsinthebible

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As many of the listeners know Matthew from That’s In The Bible? is often found street preaching at Syracuse University sporting events with other members from his church and from other churches in the area. We thought it might be interesting for some listeners to take a look to see what this is all about. This video was taken March 3, 2012 as people streamed in to attend the game. Here are a couple of minutes from that day. Watch for an upcoming episode as we discuss Street Ministry including door-to-door visitation.