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Partakers Bible Thought 22 November 2021 – Healed Emotions in the Christian

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Partakers Bible Thought

22 November 2021

Christian Disciple and Healed Emotions

23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23 to 24)

5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent – not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 Another reason I wrote to you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven – if there was anything to forgive – I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

God wants all parts of you to be following Jesus! That includes your thinking, your actions and your attitudes! It means your mind; your body and will are all to be under the control of the Holy Spirit! This includes your emotions. It must be said that this is contrary to some modern thinking, which stipulates that showing emotions can be a ruinous thing! In Scripture, God reveals Himself as emotional! Our Lord Jesus Christ displayed the full gamut of emotions

In the podcast today we look at the Christian Disciple working towards having healed emotions. What are some of the evidence of damaged emotions in the life of the Christian? How can they be overcome? What are some of the principles to bear in mind so this aspect of your life can be in submission to God?
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Partakers Bible Thought 14 November 2021 – Prayer 06

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14 November 2021

The Lord’s Prayer 06

13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew 6:13)

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13)

Today we continue looking at the Lord’s Prayer and we are looking together at we should mean when we say “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Please do listen or download the mp3 podcast to find out more about this aspect in the prayer life of the Christian.

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Partakers Prayers 8 November 2021 – CoronaVirus Pandemic

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Today we are praying a prayer together concerning the COVID19/Corona Virus Pandemic. I am sure each of us knows somebody who has contracted this virus, and quite possibly succumbed to it and died because of it. I know I do! Come! Let’s pray together!

 

O great God, as you know,
we are in the midst of this wretched COVID-19 global pandemic.

O Great Comforter,
embrace those grieving the loss of loved ones and wipe their tears.

We don’t know the right way to combat this pandemic,
but we know and trust that you do.
Therefore, give wisdom and courage to all those involved
in its treatment, prevention, cure and vaccine,
including our government and leaders.

May the vaccines be distributed diligently, justly, quickly and efficiently.
We thank you O God that they were prepared by wise people.

We thank you for all those caring for others during this time –
carers, nurses, medics and others.
May you O God, give them courage and wisdom.

Amen

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Partakers Bible Thought 3 November 2021 – Joy Gets Its Hands Dirty 3

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3 November 2021

Joy Gets Its Hands Dirty Part 3
Reflect God – Be holy

44 I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground. 45 I am the LORD, who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy. (Leviticus 11:44-45)

31 ‘Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD. 32 Do not profane my holy name, for I must be acknowledged as holy by the Israelites. I am the LORD, who made you holy 33 and who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD.’ (Leviticus 22:31-32)

G’day! In our last podcast we looked at God and discovered that while God is Almighty, that God is also personal, that God is a God of love and that God is Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit Indeed, the whole work of salvation is an act of love from a personal loving God, who is Trinity: God the Father ‘calls’; God the Son ‘redeems; and the Holy Spirit ‘seals’ people as God’s children (Ephesians 1:13-14). WOW!

Today we continue in Leviticus 18-19 by looking at Israel and how they were to respond to their God and reflect God to the surrounding nations. As commanded by God, Israel were to reflect God. “I am Holy”, declares God, “You must also be holy as I am.” In other words: “This is what I would do. So be obedient to me and you must do as I would do.” Israel were to reflect God’s holiness in a practical, down-to-earth, ‘get your hands dirty’ manner.

Together we explore questions such as: What were the main characteristics we can see of the relationship between God and Israel? How were the laws to be obeyed? What was worship to be for Israel? What does this mean for Christians today? Listen or download the mp3 podcast to find out more about God and following Him.

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Partakers Bible Thought 22 October 2022 – Why the need for atonement?

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22 October 2021

Why the need for atonement?

11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, so obtaining eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance – now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. (Hebrews 9:11-15)

G’day! Today we continue to look together at Leviticus 16 and why there is a need for atonement In the beginning, God and humanity were in relationship. There was an innate intimacy between God and humanity. However, shortly after their creation, humanity disobeyed God’s clear command. Humanity said: “You know what, God. I love you but I think my way is best, so I am going to go do that.” Humanity went ahead with their own way, and in an act of disobedience, sinned against Almighty God. You can read about that in Genesis 3. The relationship was broken and afterwards there was nothing humanity could do about it, in order to restore that relationship between God and humanity.

That is the story of this broken world. A world which is in a mess. Even a cursory look around will tell you that. God could have just said “Oh well. I will just leave them to it.” But He didn’t do that! Because He is a God of love, God Himself needed to intervene, so that humanity could choose to return to being in an active, dynamic and intimate relationship with God. The Old Testament traces that journey, and that is where we are with the story before us with Moses, Aaron and the people of ancient Israel.

Come on in and let us look together at what we can learn about this need of Atonement. Together we explore questions such as: Why is there the need for atonement? Why was Jesus Christ Himself, a scapegoat? How did God respond to the breakaway of humanity from following Him? Listen or download the mp3 podcast to find out more about this need for atonement between God and humanity.

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