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Hope for a Changing World

Post  dove on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 11:00 am

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say 'NO' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-conrolled, upright and godly lives in this present age - the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.

These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. (Titus 2:11-15)

Our world changes rapidly; trusted governments fail and great economies falter. In fact, the nature of humanity and all of its institutions--scientific, political, religious, educational, etc.--is unstable. As a result, many people struggle with feelings of fear and insecurity. But there is one constant, and that is God. His Word is always true; His power is absolute. If we're to live with assurance in this changing world, we must hope in the Lord.

The world system is not going to improve. Ever since the time of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11), people have been casting a vision for a better civilization, but no manmade advance has permanently enhanced life. Certainly some institutions go through periods in which they seem to be a step up. Ultimately, though, any part of society that is godless lacks endurance. The reason for so much failure is that the talents, gifts, and knowledge man pours into these endeavors is undermined by his sin--particularly the sin of pride in his own accomplishment.

Brilliant, charismatic leaders may claim to offer a better tomorrow, but no man or woman is the solution to the world's problems. Only Christ can deliver on His promise of hope to those who trust in Him. Believing in Jesus means He lives in us--guiding us to wise decisions and offering us comfort and security, even in chaotic circumstances.

This changing world can be a scary place--especially for people who trust in themselves or man-made institutions. But those who trust in Christ can have hope and confidence.

God bless all

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Re: Hope for a Changing World

Post  thirsty on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:12 pm

This is a nice and faith-inspiring article. Although I have read thisverse many times and it has been quoted on this site many times, but I understood it today.

These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. (Titus 2:15)

This law is not only for preachers but also for congregation. We must teach our children, friends and family through encouragement and rebuke them where they go wrong. To others, who are not related to us, I think, we must preach Jesus Christ through our actions, speech and the way we dress up.

God bless yu dove for sharing it here.

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Re: Hope for a Changing World

Post  Waqar Daniel on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:16 pm

God bless you for articulately addressing the issue. The article is faith-inspiring and guides us how to preach. I liked the way you put up God's unchanging and unchallengable Power and Authority.

Our world changes rapidly; trusted governments fail and great economies falter. In fact, the nature of humanity and all of its institutions--scientific, political, religious, educational, etc.--is unstable. As a result, many people struggle with feelings of fear and insecurity. But there is one constant, and that is God. His Word is always true; His power is absolute. If we're to live with assurance in this changing world, we must hope in the Lord.

We must all put our trust in God to His honor and glory and we must put God first in everything. I simply loved the message.

God bless you and your family

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Re: Hope for a Changing World

Post  lovemylord on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:18 pm

You are right in saying the corrupt world system will never change, but we must change ourselves not with the changing world but to the rules, regulations and commandments of the God.

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Post  lisa1880 on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:21 pm

I loved the article and God bless you

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Re: Hope for a Changing World

Post  saved on Thu 29 Nov 2007, 5:38 pm

Great article and thank you for sharing it here.

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