A series of answers given in discussions over the Internet, in answer to the challenges of anti-missionaries. These are sometimes polemic, given the nature of the forums in which they appeared; but they can frequently be informative, nevertheless.

A series of answers given in discussions over the Internet, in answer to the challenges of anti-missionaries. These are sometimes polemic, given the nature of the forums in which they appeared; but they can frequently be informative, nevertheless.

1. SCRIPTURE

Matthew 2:13-18

Mt. 2:13 Now when they departed, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to Yoseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
Mt. 2:14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother and departed for Egypt.
Mt. 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Mt. 2:16 Then Herod when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
Mt. 2:17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
Mt. 2:18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamenting, weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they were no more.”

The Word: On the same day, when evening had come, Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was… And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But Yeshua was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, "Rabbi, do You not care that we are perishing?" Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful?

WEEK 21 : “Yochanan haMatbil Prepares the Way”

1. SCRIPTURE

Matt. 3:1-6; Mark 1:2-6; Luke 3:3-6

Lk. 3:3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of remission of sins. (Mt. 3:3; Mk. 1:4)
Mt. 3:2 And saying, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
Lk. 3:4a As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, (Mt. 3:4a; Mk. 1:2a)
Mk. 1:2b “Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare Your way before You.
Lk. 3:4b “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight,” (Mt. 3:3b; Mk. 1:3)
Lk. 3:5 Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; and the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways made smooth.”
Lk. 3:6 “And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Mt. 3:5 Then all Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around Jordan went out to him, (Mk. 1:5a)
Mt. 3:6 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. (Mk. 1:5b)
Mt. 3:4 And Yochanan himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around the waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. (Mk. 1:6)

WEEK 26 : The Testimony of Yochanan to the Committee of the Sanhedrin

1. SCRIPTURE

John 1:19-28

Jn. 1:19 Now this is the testimony of Yochanan, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
Jn. 1:20 He confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”
Jn. 1:21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No!”
Jn. 1:22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
Jn. 1:23 He said, “I am ‘the voice of one crying in the wilderness: make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Jn. 1:24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees.
Jn. 1:25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Jn. 1:26 Yochanan answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.”
Jn. 1:27 “It is He, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”
Jn. 1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where Yochanan was baptizing.

WEEK 4 : Yochanan’s Birth Announced to Zacharias

1. SCRIPTURE

Luke 1:5-25

Lk. 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

Lk. 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Lk. 1:7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years.

David Wilkerson was a legendary preacher who truly did hear from God, and a remarkable prophecy that he gave about 40 years ago is coming to pass right now. After watching a video on our new YouTube channel, a viewer mentioned that something my wife and I were talking about sounded exactly like something that David Wilkerson had said close to 40 years ago. I was skeptical at first, but I checked it out. And it turned out that this viewer was exactly correct. Without even knowing it, for years I have been preaching virtually the exact same message that David Wilkerson prophesied nearly four decades ago, and today this prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our eyes. In his vision, Wilkerson saw the rise of two "super churches" in the last days. The first "super church" would be deeply apostate, and it would include both Protestants and Catholics. It would prominently use the name of Jesus Christ, but it would be "antichrist and political in many of its activities."

If you needed proof that America has lost it corporate mind, here are five compelling examples.

(BY MICHAEL BROWN) 1. In New York City, Cooper Union College has decided to remove all "gender markings" from its bathrooms.

As reported by The Guardian, "Last fall, the oldest building on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words 'men' and 'women' off the doors of the Foundation Building's restrooms." But rather than discipline the unruly students, "the Cooper Union administration this month moved to remove the gender designations from all the bathrooms on campus by taking down the rest of the men's and women's signage from bathrooms." Goodbye, men's and women's bathrooms! The school's website is actually boasting about all this, with the homepage headline declaring, "DE-GENDERED RESTROOMS ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION."

So you finally learned to play the guitar and now you’re wondering, “How do I write a truly awful worship song?” You’ve come to the right place, my friend. Here are some surefire ways to write a truly horrible worship song.

1. Recycle a Love Song.

Write a song for your girlfriend. When she breaks up with you, convert it into a worship song. Be sure to change all uses of “girl” or “baby.”

2. Use Time-Tested Rhymes.

Make sure you rhyme “love” and “above” at least twice. The song becomes doubly awful if you can also incorporate the word “dove.” Example: “You sent your love from above, makes my heart feel like a pure white dove.” You get the point.

3. Be Vague About Your Theology.

Make sure to avoid any theology at all costs. Don’t talk about atonement, wrath or any other biblical concepts. You want your song to be all about feeling. Don’t let the mind get in the way. Repeat after me: “Worship is a warm feeling, sort of like heartburn, only better.”

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