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  • Accepting Gods Truth
    The Scriptures below will be helpful for those who are unaware that the early Church in Acts met every day of the week not just on Saturday Acts 2:41-47 God also tells us in Romans15:5-6 that the day we choose to fellowship is acceptable to Him. As we see confirmed Paul Preached on the Sunday; Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week when the Disciples came Together to break bread and Paul Preached unto them....
  • I am
    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists whereby we know that it is the last time. Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denied the Father and the Son. And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
  • Timothy
    Giving is more of a blessing than receiving
  • Dr Naomi C.
    Apostle Paul commitment and dedication and love is demonstrated in the teaching of Acts 20.Although he may have to face uncertainties and leave his friends and associates he continue to walk in the Divine will of God.
  • George
    Who is this man called Jesus that they want to crucify
    What crime has he committed that they've sentenced him to die
    I heard his sermon on the mount and I am at a loss
    To find a valid reason why they'd nail him to a cross
    what harm is there in healing or to make a blind man see
    Or driving out some demons from a madman such as me
    Tis they that should be called mad for they know not what they
  • Brianna
    Vs. 20-21 Preaching is a christian requirement. This should not just be left to those deemed as pastors or religious leaders. We all have a heart and mind that can be used to assist our neighbors. Paul said that he did not withhold anything profitable from those he met and preached to. Neither should we.
  • Raul diosdado abon
    Amen! A generous heart.
  • Amar Shrestha
    Comment*nothing is impossible for God.

  • Wayne
    Diadema, just says first day of the week.
  • Jacksonngwira
    I am very blessed with this verse and I have learnt something.Giving is a source of blessings
  • Mike Jamerson for verse 9
    Eutychus was neither in the window nor out of the window, neither in or out. Just window shopping so to speak. This the way a lot of Christians are today. Not all the way in not all the way out. Just window shopping.
  • Taban Moses for verse 35
    Thanks for this scripture that God gave us the authority to give and be blessful but to the real needy and the weak i will give
  • Rolando Custodio for verse 28
    My understanding on the "he " in the phrase "which he hath purchased with his own blood " referes to our Lord Jesus Christ because according to the Bible, of all the Messenger sent by our God Our Holy Father in Heaven and Whom we owed our lives to earth in order to spread the gospel of salvation teach mandkind that there is only one God and there is only one Mediator between God and Men , it was Jesus Christ Who sacrificed His life for the Church for salvation. Because the Church of God was purchased by Jesus Christ, the same become His Christ Church since, as it is written, He, Christ, purchased it , Jesus Christ become the Head of the Church of God, which become His Church, or Church of Christ. Our loving God love Him Jesus Christ dearly because Jesus Christ was submissive to God, i.e., Jesus Christ obeyed the Laws and Will of God and set aside His self-interest. As it is written, of all men, no sin found to Jesus Christ, an example of an eternal and faithful love to His Creator.Because of the qualities of Jesus Christ, He became the Mediator between men and God because men, being flesh, are weak sinful. Men cannot go directly anymore to our loving God because sin sepaprate men from God. The reason why Jesus Christ Has taught us that we must be righteous and pray to God in Jesus Christ 's name. But we must understand that committing sin is not tolerated because as it is written, the prayer of sinful will not be heard. Let us quote Acts 20:28 and analyse: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
  • Joni G
    Vs 7. The disciples of Christ 's spiritual church met on the first day of the week to break bread. Not the seventh day. Paul was filled with the Holy Ghost and would have instructed everyone to begin meeting on Saturday if that is what God wanted. The church met on the first day of the week. That is why we meet on Sunday today.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Jesa Edwards It is through the power of the Holy Ghost, which is God 's power, that people are moved. It is through the Word of God that people are moved. It is through the foolishness of preaching, by the power of the Holy Ghost that people are moved, 1 Corinthians 1 21 "For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe ". Words spoken by people are powerful, especially when they have the power of God behind them through his power the Holy Ghost. Even the name of Jesus Christ is power unto salvation, Acts 4 12.
  • Jesa Edwards for verse 19
    I find this book in the bible to be extremely powerful we cannot be moved by people we must focus on God....
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    I have quoted something similar to the following before. Part 3 of 3 The reason I referred to 1 Timothy is because he was a young pastor starting out and solicited Paul s advice on how to set up his church. Paul also gave him instructions on the qualifications of a Bishop and Deacon. In the end, it should be the Pastor to make the final decision under the leadership or guidance of the Holy Ghost. He can also talk things over with an anointed panel of already picked Elders is he wants to, but it is the Pastor that makes that choice.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    I was informed that we could quote scripture. Part 2 of 3 1 Timothy 5 17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine . In Hebrews Elders should be full of faith 11 1 2 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Part 1 of 3 Hello C. J. Phillips The scripture that you referred to in Matthew 1 17 does not have anything to do with being an Elder that I can tell. However, concerning the appointment of Elders, remember the Bible is speaking to the true believers who have followed Acts 2 38 therefore the one appointing the pastor and the one excepting the Elder , both parties should have followed Acts 2 38.
  • C.j.philip for verse 28
    let me know about appointment of elders in the local assembly is by holy spirit or elected by assembly member as a whole.There is a dispute based Mathew 1 verse 17
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Jessiemiel Vallestero I would like to also add to my comment that I hope will come out either today or tomorrow. I do not know this man George Lamsa. I do not know why he changed the Word of God. If he changed it to make a point that Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh then alright, but the reality is that he really did not have to change anything. The Bible speaks for itself. I would not change a thing in the King James Version. I really do not like these new versions of the Bible. My motto is if it ain t broke don t fix it. The King James Version is not broken so stop trying to fix it.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Jessiemiel Vallestero In addition to my other comment, which I hope will come out, Jesus even stated that he came in his Father 's name, John 5 43 I am come in my Father 's name, and ye receive me not if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive ". Once again, it is a mystery, but it is the truth, 1 Timothy 3 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory .
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Jessiemiel Vallestero First of all you have to understand who Jesus Christ truly is. He is God manifested in the flesh. So when you refer to either Jesus Christ church or God s church you are referring to one in the same. Jesus stated in John 10 30 I and my Father are one There is no three being in which to worship. There is only one being. Ephesians 4 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism . 1 Timothy 3 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory . On the day of Pentecost, where the church began, Peter declared that Jesus Christ was both LORD and Christ. The church age started in the Book of Acts.
  • Jessiemiel vallestero for verse 28
    hi, anyone... why Mr. George Lamsa 's version of Acts 20 28 is church of "Christ " not church of "GOD? " i really want to know what comes to his mind to change it from "GOD " to "CHRIST " reply Because God Has no BLOOD He is A Spirit
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Orlando Sales Jr. I do not know this person you speak of, but if you are saying that this man states that Jesus was not God manifested in the flesh then he is very wrong. Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. Please read my response that I gave to Jacob. It is in 5 parts. I hope it comes out today or tomorrow.
  • Orlando sales jr. for verse 28
    Mr.George Lamsa translation is the right one because christ was the one who died on the cross and gave his blood for the forgivenessof our sins.Christ is the head of the Church that 's why he is responsible for it 's salvation.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Judy, I hope my other response isn 't to long that it does not get printed. Also, God will still take his vengeance out on Pastors today if they do not do right by his people. There was a pastor that was having an affair and he would not give up that woman in the church and cleave to his wife. He developed prostate cancer and when the minister was praying for him for God to heal him. God told the minister I will not raise him the pastor that was having an affair , he died. He knew before he died that God would not raise him up. God is merciful, however there is a point in a persons life that God will say enough is enough. There was a woman who left her husband with 10 children who was a Pastor. She went back into the world to do her own thing, fornication and such, she died I think two weeks after she went back into the world. See people do not teach that God, even though He is merciful and grace abounds, he is also a God of vengeance and chastisement. Romans 12 19 and Hebrews 12 5 thru 11. Hebrews 13 8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever ". God does not change, we try to change him to fit our needs, but he does not change nor does his word.
  • Evangelist Chatauna Robinson
    Hello Judy, I do not know if I would use this scripture to be the base of my decision on telling someone to sit down from teaching, choir, ministry, etc. In Ephesians 4 11 12 "And he gave some, apostles and some, prophets and some, evangelist and some, pastors and teachers For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ " If a person is still living in sin, for example Homosexuality, adultery, fornication having babies out of wedlock then the pastor has the right to sit that person down. How can you edify your congregation when you have sin up before God 's people? You cannot teach someone that homosexuality is wrong if you have a homosexual couple over the choir. This is not of God. A person s who is allowed to continue to sin and hold office is a hindrance to those who are trying to live right, especially a novice or a baby saint coming into the church of God. Read St. Matthew 18 15 thru 17. then verse 18. Then read Romans 16 17 18. I hope this answers your question. Also in the Old Testament God killed a pastor of a church for allowing his sons to sin over and with God 's people 1 Samuel chapters 2, 3, 4. Pastors have the responsibility to not only teach and uplift the congregation, but to correct and reproof through the Word of God. God states he hates sin then the Pastor has the right to let the people know. However, the same goes for the pastor he has to be right with God first. He starts out with obeying Acts 2 38.
  • Does Acts 20 28 mean that the pastor can tell the members of the church if they can be in the choir teach ,etc?
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