Today is September 17, 2021
Verse of the Day -- Colossians 4:3Praying . . . that God will open up to
us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ . . .THOUGHT
FOR THE DAY
Are you praying for the non-Christians in your sphere of influence?
MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY
God uses believers to reach non-believers. God also answers prayers,
and there is a reward, a crown, in heaven for those who are used by God to reach others.
. . . For woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but
if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer
the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all men, I have
made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more. -1 Corinthians 9:16-19
Witnessing begins by allowing others to see Christ in you, how you do things differently than the world does things.
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read
by all men -2 Corinthians 3:2
Then, allowing God to use you,
being able to give a solid, scriptural response to any questions:
. . . always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks . . . -1 Peter
So, have a great day and "do the work of an evangelist."
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the
work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. -2 Timothy 4:5
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QUESTION FOR THE DAY
Re: Jesus abolishing death. If in fact we go to heaven when we die, and
are already with the Lord in spirit form, why would there ever be the need for the resurrection day?
When you die, your earthly body rots away, your spirit goes to be with the
Lord, and you will receive your heavenly body at Rapture. The Bible doesn't clearly address in what form we will exist during
the time between our natural death and the Rapture. But Paul did come close to addressing this situation in the following
verses by comparing our present bodies to tents and our future bodies to houses, and in between being "naked:"
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is
torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this (tent) we
groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven; inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For
indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that
what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. -2 Corinthians 5:1-4
good news is you will be raptured; the bad news is you'll be naked until the Resurrection. Just kidding! "Naked"
means without the permanent heavenly body united with the spirit. :-)
In any event, we will clearly
be with the Lord when we leave this body.
being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord -2 Corinthians
At the Rapture/Resurrection, we will receive our new, permanent, "imperishable"
("the dead will be raised imperishable" -1 Corinthians 15:52), eternal bodies similar
to what Jesus has:
(Jesus) who will transform
the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory . . . -Philippians. 3:21
And Jesus had flesh and bone after His resurrection, but not blood.
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