The word of God says do not fear 365 times through tour the Old and New Testament. Many believe when something is repeated again and again it is great importance. I believe Gos was doing this very same thing. He said this 365 times once for every day of every year. When God is with us there is no reason to fear. God did not given us a spirit of fear, but instead He fave us a spirit of power His Holy Spiriit and power.
If there are any concerns I am then only one that sees the questions or concerns. I am a liscensed temperament counselor with the National Christian Counselor Assoication. Sarasota Assoication of Christian Counselor and the Evangelical Christiam Fellowship. I have been working with men dealing with this situation for over a year now. I hope this helps you feel a little more comfortable.
We are offering an APS report via email now as well as the Pure Desire books. Men these tools are great in indentifing the needs we all have and figure out how to fill these needs in Godly ways that honor Him. Let me know via email. We have ways of charging cards and sending it to you. You will also have an invoice emailed to you.
Men would anyone looking at this be willing to take a step of faith and attempt freedom from bondage?
Have you ever asked yourself does the sun stopped shining on a cloudy day? The answer to this very easy question is no the sun is always shining even when we cannot see it so my question to all of us men is why would we think that the son of God would not be with us through the trials and tribulations through the clouds of the storms of life the son of God is always shining on us
Men I know there are some who are reading this thinking whatever and there are others who are reading this saying I really need some help. I want to you to know you are not alone in this struggle. There are many other men who deal with this every day and they are willing to come along side of you and walk out freedom with you. You have to take the first step. Reach out to us we are here for you.
Fall Favorites: FellowshipOwe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:8Recommended Reading
Sam Rayburn served nearly a half-century in the U.S. House of Representatives and became one of the most powerful men in the world, but he never outgrew his friends. One night, a friend's daughter passed away. Early the next morning the man heard a knock on his door, and when he opened it, Mr. Rayburn stood outside. "I just came by to see what I could do to help," said Rayburn. The man said nothing could be done.
"Well," Mr. Rayburn said, "have you had your coffee this morning?" While Rayburn was working in the kitchen, the man came in and said, "Mr. Speaker, I thought you were supposed to be having breakfast at the White House this morning.""Well, I was," Rayburn said, "but I called the President and told him I had a friend who was in trouble, and I couldn't come."Sometime during this fall season someone will need your support and fellowship. A friend in trouble is the most important person in the world; and fellowship is the funnel through which our love flows to others. Do you have a friend in need today?Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.
A "Christian Hedonist" sounds like a contradiction, doesn't it? If the term makes you squirm, we understand. But don't throw this paper away just yet. We're not heretics (really!). Nor have we invented another prosperity-obsessed theology by twisting the Bible to sanctify our greed or lust. We are simply stating an ancient, orthodox, Biblical truth in a fresh way."All men seek happiness," says Blaise Pascal. "This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves." We believe Pascal is right. And, with Pascal, we believe God purposefully designed us to pursue happiness.Does seeking your own happiness sound self-centered? Aren't Christians supposed to seek God, not their own pleasure? To answer this question we need to understand a crucial truth about pleasure-seeking (hedonism): we value most what we delight in most. Pleasure is not God's competitor, idols are. Pleasure is simply a gauge that measures how valuable someone or something is to us. Pleasure is the measure of our treasure.We know this intuitively. If a friend says to you, "I really enjoy being with you," you wouldn't accuse him of being self-centered. Why? Because your friend's delight in you is the evidence that you have great value in his heart. In fact, you'd be dishonored if he didn't experience any pleasure in your friendship. The same is true of God. If God is the source of our greatest delight then God is our most precious treasure; which makes us radically God-centered and not self-centered. And if we treasure God most, we glorify Him most.Does the Bible teach this? Yes. Nowhere in the Bible does God condemn people for longing to be happy. People are condemned for forsaking God and seeking their happiness elsewhere (Jeremiah 2:13). This is the essence of sin. The Bible actually commands us to delight in the Lord (Psalm 37:4). Jesus teaches us to love God more than money because our heart is where our treasure is (Matt. 6:21). Paul wants us to believe that gaining Christ is worth the loss of everything else (Phil 3:8) and the author of Hebrews exhorts us to endure suffering, like Jesus, for the joy set before us (Heb. 12: 1-2). Examine the Scriptures and you'll see this over and over again.Christian Hedonism is not a contradiction after all. It is desiring the vast, ocean-deep pleasures of God more than the mud-puddle pleasures of wealth, power or lust. We're Christian Hedonists because we believe Psalm 16:11, "You show me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy, in Your right hand are pleasures for evermore."Join us in this pursuit of satisfaction in God, because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
How DG Can Help YouDG is a resource ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our desire is to fan the flame of your passion for God and help you spread that passion to others. We have produced hundreds of resources for this purpose. Most of our inventory consists of books and audio tapes by John Piper. In addition, we also produce God-centered children's curricula, host conferences and coordinate John Piper's conference speaking schedule.Since money is not our treasure we try to keep our prices as low as possible. And since we don't want money to be a hindrance to the gospel, if you have no available discretionary funds at this time, we have a whatever-you-can-afford policy - even if you can't afford anything! This policy is intended for individuals and we request folks to limit these orders to a couple of items at a time (our finances are usually tight too!).We exist to help you make God your treasure. Because God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him.