February 2015 Blog Posts (51)

What 3 Elements Should Be in Every Funeral Sermon?

I was contacted last week by a pastor asking this question and thought there might be others asking it also. The most helpful advice I ever received about preaching at a funeral for someone I didn’t know is: “Don’t preach them into heaven. Don’t preach them into hell. Just preach the gospel for the people who are there.” This principle captures our…


Added by Joe Bose on February 25, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Fulfillment of the Law

Matthew 5:17–20 “Truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished” (v. 18).

We come today to…


Added by Joe Bose on February 24, 2015 at 11:59pm — No Comments

How Were People Saved Before Jesus Came in the Flesh?

Since the Gospel message is based on the death, burial, and Resurrection of Christ, many have wondered how people who lived prior to the Incarnation of Christ could have been saved.


In a culture where God’s Word is constantly under attack from those both inside and outside of the church, we must always…


Added by Joe Bose on February 20, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments

'First I'm Going to Pay My Tithes,' Says Single Mother of Four Claiming $188 Million Lottery Win; But Should Christians Play the Lottery?

A North Carolina woman with four children says that the first person to get a cut of her $188 million Powerball lottery win will be the Lord "because I wouldn't have none of it if it wasn't for God."

Marie Holmes, a resident of Shallotte, claims she is among the three people who were lucky enough to buy a winning Powerball ticket. The actual jackpot…


Added by Joe Bose on February 17, 2015 at 1:55am — No Comments

Warnings for Believers

Sourced from: Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's…


Added by Joe Bose on February 14, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Seven Deadly Sins of Dating

Dark side of romance: Don't let your budding relationship fade to black.

Ever wondered why a certain relationship just fizzled out, questioned why "Mr Right" suddenly became "Mr No Longer Returning Your Calls" or been head-in-hands asking "where did it all go wrong"? Have you found…


Added by Joe Bose on February 13, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

17 Biblical Ways to Glorify God with Your Life

1. We glorify God when we aim purely at his glory.

“I seek not mine own glory, but the glory of him who sent me.” (John 8:50)

“Father, glorify your name.” (John 12:28)

Thomas Watson: “It is one thing to advance God’s…


Added by Joe Bose on February 13, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

If there were a world record for the “number of times asking Jesus into your heart,” I’m pretty sure I would hold it. I’ve probably “prayed the prayer” more than five thousand times. Every time was sincere, but I was never quite sure I had gotten it right. Had I really been sorry enough for my sin that time around? Some wept rivers of tears when they got…


Added by Joe Bose on February 13, 2015 at 5:11pm — No Comments

The Finished Work Of Jesus

Most people know that the word Gospel means “good news”. But what exactly is the Good News?

Well, Jesus himself is the Good News. When He came to earth as a man, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), He came to fulfill the law of the old covenant, and pay the price for the sins of man. Our sins have their roots in the first Adam, but it is through the…


Added by Joe Bose on February 12, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Fifty Shades of Nay: Sin Is a Needle, Not a Toy

Fifty Shades of Grey releases in major theaters this Friday, not surprisingly — and yet ironically — just a day before our annual celebration of love. The series of erotic novels exploring sexual domination and even violence (tragically) has sold over 100 million copies and has been translated into 52 languages. Yes, America has exported these scenes…


Added by Joe Bose on February 12, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Grace, Faith And Salvation

The largest segment of the organized Church has long opposed the teaching that salvation is by grace, through faith alone. She teaches that it is by grace, through faith and good works, protesting that we do not place the proper stress on good works, and that she does place as much emphasis upon grace and faith as we.

One advocate of this religious denomination agrees that men cannot be saved without Christ or faith or grace, but objects that the grace of God, accepted by faith in…


Added by Joe Bose on February 12, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

You cannot receive SALVATION unless CHRIST brings you to SALVATION

John 6:44

44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. (KJV)


John 12:32

32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. (KJV)


John 14:6

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.…


Added by Joe Bose on February 12, 2015 at 2:56am — No Comments

The LAW condemns you BUT has no POWER to SAVE you

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NLT)


1 Corinthians 15:56-57

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus…


Added by Joe Bose on February 12, 2015 at 1:33am — No Comments

How Satan Stops Our Prayers - Combat In The Heavenly Realm!

I want to share with you from a testimony of someone who was saved, someone who had been serving the devil.  And when that man gave his testimony, it so challenged me, I did not want to believe it.  I had to go ten days before the Lord in fasting, asking Him, "Lord, is this true?" And it was at that time the Lord began to teach me what happens in the…


Added by Joe Bose on February 11, 2015 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Should Women Be Permitted to Teach Men? 4 Typical Answers

I realize that I run the risk of severely caricaturing viewpoints when writing posts like this. I assure the reader in advance that this is not my goal. So, if things seem a little oversimplified or caricatured, I invite you to jump in and add whatever clarification you feel is helpful.


Having provided my disclaimer—

Have you ever been in a “should women be allowed to preach, teach men, be the pastor of a church?” conversation?

Yes. Yes you have. We all have.…


Added by Joe Bose on February 11, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Fifty Ways Porn Might Be Sneaking into Your Church

Editor’s Note: The popularity of the book Fifty Shades of Grey is growing as more women (and men) pull it off the shelves this summer. Dannah Gresh is a sought-after speaker and author who has studied sexuality in the Bible for more than fifteen years. In this bold article, Gresh shares her concern and wisdom to help ministry leaders…


Added by Joe Bose on February 11, 2015 at 11:19pm — No Comments

E Na Gauna 'O Tukina E Na Veilecayaki.

Text:Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude,for the battle is not yours,but God's...You will not need to fight in this battle. 2 Chronicles 20:15,17.

King Jehoshephat suddenly learned a great army was coming against him.In alarm,he gathered the people before the temple and led them in earnest prayer:"O our God,..."he said,we have no power against this multitude that is coming against us;nor do we know what to do,but our eyes are upon…


Added by Inoke Raikadroka on February 11, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments


Here's the You Tube link of Fiji PM's visit to San Francisco Sept 29, 2014 on his way from UNO meeting and address in NY.


Added by Raaz on February 9, 2015 at 4:14am — No Comments

“Good Works” is the RESULT of Salvation NOT the REASON for Salvation!

Titus 3:4-8

4 But—“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.”…


Added by Joe Bose on February 9, 2015 at 1:38am — No Comments

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