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Sawing

Some of the guys from the Refugee Center gave me a hand rebuilding our Stand for the City Festival.  Later they invited me to stay for an authentic Syrian meal.  It was very tasty, with the side benefit that no self-respecting vampire would come within a mile of me. They made a very good garlic yogurt cucumber sauce to go with curry rice and roasted Chicken!  Please pray that God will bless my witness.

Early Opportunity

I went to the refugee center earlier than usual.  All the men were asleep, so I enjoyed coffee with the security and the administrator.  Afterwards, the men began to awake and I moved on to conversing with them.  After a while, one of the men with whom I have had the most contact asked to have some time alone.  “I have many questions”, he said.  I intend to meet with him tomorrow or Wednesday.  Please pray that this is a door of opportunity toward salvation.

Bible Apps

Had a great time with the three professing Christian Refugees.  It was quite the adventure to get it together.   I had limited time today and 5 different groups needed me all at the same time.  One young man had a letter frome the police that he was worried about.  One teacher needed help translating the meaning of a German song she was trying to teach, another teacher was trying to set up appointments for German field trips to the Mall and another young man was conscered about hurting his treachers fealings by taking a break from her class.   He is destracted about his familie's safety in Syria and can't concentrate.  Comunicating in English, German and Arabic often all at the same time can be a mental challenge.   Thanks to Bible apps and smart phones we can all study the same text in all three languages.

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Profess or not to Profess

Out of the refugees, three have come forward seeking contact with Christians and Church.  They have fear to express that they are "christian" in front of the other refugees.  Please pray for guidance and discernment.  It is very exciting, but my greatest wish is to glorify Christ, live by example and love them.  Please pray for a harvest.  These last days in which we find ourselves are days of opportunity for the gospel.

 

 

Bridge

I went to the gym today where the refugees are being lodged until housing can be acquired and renovated. I helped by translating, organizing German classes, being a cultural bridge. I was allowed to pray with some of the refugees. May God continue to direct and open doors to the hearts of men. translating, organizing German classes, being a cultural bridge. I was allowed to pray with some of the refugees. May God continue to direct and open doors to the hearts of men.

Back to being a Child

I had a wonderful trip to my childhood.  As a young person, nothing was more precious to me then meeting Jesus on my knees, having Him use me in unexplainable and sometimes radical ways.  Soon after trusting Christ, he used me, as a little boy, to lead an adult to Him.  Man was I excited!  As ministry can become a thing you do rather than a miracle that God is doing with you, so have I at times sensed the wonder of my childlike fascination, dependence and joy, becoming foggy through the stresses of adulthood.

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Standing Right in this Present Day

Departing from sin, being appalled by sin, being vocally against sin, with love preaching repentance and forgiveness are the very nature of the being of a Christ follower.  To embrace, ignore or to remain silent about sin is to be accomplice with sin and thereby an enemy of HIM, who alone is the righteous Judge.

2Tim. 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ DEPART from iniquity.

He will set His mark!  The precident has been stated.

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Equality, God Style

God practices "equality", "For all have sinned..." (Rom. 3.23)

He commands all to repent and believe. (Ac 17:30)

He then commands believers to, " speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority!"

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

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SCOTUS' Denial of God

Romans 1 is clear and incredibly applicable today. Beware to those who fly a "Proud" colorful banner claiming that abhorrent sin is "equal" to Holy Matrimony. Their position is grounded in a denial of God as creator God. They are not Christ followers. They are deceivers of themselves and those who are simple. They are proud of their sin.

Oh, those who are simply “happy about the change”, but are not "practitioners" you are not in the clear. Revelations chapter 3 calls you lukewarm. The last verse of Romans 1 is the clincher, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

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