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#067 Chastisement

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on April 25, 2018 by thatsinthebible

At first blush your reaction to this topic might be negative, but follow along as we take a look at Chastisement and see how it really is in the long run a positive action by God on our behalf. Really! You need this information!

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Websters 1828 Dictionary Online

Introduction

There are many references in the Bible to chastisement, chastening, etc. It is a very important subject for the Christian to understand.

1. What is Chastisement?

According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, to chastise, is “To correct by punishing”. The Christian’s chastening has been referred to as spiritual spankings. There are times when God deems it necessary to correct His children in such a manner to get their attention. In such cases God pulls out a spiritual rod and gives His child a spiritual spanking.

These punishments may come in different forms for different occasions for different people. That is to say God does not always chasten the same way.

God told David that if Solomon were to “commit iniquity” then He would “chasten him with the rod of men” (II Sam. 7:14).

Job 33:19 refers to another type of chastisement saying, “He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:”

In still another case, God told Jeremiah to inform Israel of the following “All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.” Jeremiah 30:14
By definition, chastisement includes “pain inflicted for punishment and correction” (Webster’s 1828). Each of these examples shows an illustration of this definition.

2. Why Does God Chasten?

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#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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