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Contending For The Faith Delivered To The Saints! – Part 8

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Part 8a: 32min

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Part 8b: 26min

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Full Message:

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Main Passages: Jude 1  John 4   Gen 1-2


This message of God’s Good News urges believers to contend FOR the faith once delivered to the Church, in participation with Jesus Christ!, and AGAINST the ungodly cultural pressures and influences of our current times!

This is a Gospel message to a specific congregation of our times facing issues similar to congregations in other times as seen in the scriptures, particularly the Books of Jude and John. In this series, we make Christ-centered comparisons with the congregation in Jude and the Samaritan woman of Jesus’ time in John 4 to our particular congregation. You may see that the Church in general (especially if in the United States!), faces these same issues and also be helped by WHO and HOW He is proclaimed!

In the light of Jesus and the God revealed in Him (and over the course of 12 messages), we address today’s big questions regarding relationships, race, marriage, love, gender/sexual identity, politics, and worship and witness as it relates to the Christian God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

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Contending For The Faith Delivered To The Saints! – Part 7

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Part 7a: 25min

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Part 7b: 27min

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Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2018-09-30-contending-for-the-faith-delivered-to-the-saints-part7-jude1-john4-gen1-2-tah.mp3”


Main Passages: Jude 1  John 4   Gen 1-2


This message of God’s Good News urges believers to contend FOR the faith once delivered to the Church, in participation with Jesus Christ!, and AGAINST the ungodly cultural pressures and influences of our current times!

This is a Gospel message to a specific congregation of our times facing issues similar to congregations in other times as seen in the scriptures, particularly the Books of Jude and John. In this series, we make Christ-centered comparisons with the congregation in Jude and the Samaritan woman of Jesus’ time in John 4 to our particular congregation. You may see that the Church in general (especially if in the United States!), faces these same issues and also be helped by WHO and HOW He is proclaimed!

In the light of Jesus and the God revealed in Him (and over the course of 12 messages), we address today’s big questions regarding relationships, race, marriage, love, gender/sexual identity, politics, and worship and witness as it relates to the Christian God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Contending For The Faith Delivered To The Saints! – Part 6

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Part 6a: 30 min

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Part 6b: 26min

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Full Message:

“https://trinityandhumanity.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/2018.09.02-contending-for-the-faith-delivered-to-the-saints-part-6-jude-john-4-gen-1-2-tah.mp3”


Main Passages: Jude 1  John 4   Gen 1-2


This message of God’s Good News urges believers to contend FOR the faith once delivered to the Church, in participation with Jesus Christ!, and AGAINST the ungodly and cultural pressures and influences of our current times!

This is a Gospel message to a specific congregation of our times facing issues similar to congregations in other times as seen in the scriptures, particularly the Books of Jude and John. In this series, we make Christ-centered comparisons with the congregation in Jude and the Samaritan woman of Jesus’ time in John 4 to our particular congregation. You may see that the Church in general (especially if in the United States!), faces these same issues and also be helped by WHO and HOW He is proclaimed!

In the light of Jesus and the God revealed in Him (and over the course of 12 messages), we address today’s big questions regarding relationships, race, marriage, love, gender/sexual identity, politics, and worship and witness as it relates to the Christian God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Why Jesus’ Church Fellowships More And More!, pt.4 (or WHO Baltimore Needs!)

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In pt. 4 of this Gospel Series, Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims the GOOD NEWS of The God Revealed in Jesus Christ with a new message entitled, “Why Jesus’ Church Fellowships MORE And MORE!” pt.4 (WHO Baltimore needs!).

As you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ learn:

  • How much the current Baltimore troubles and the book of Hebrews in scripture have in common!
  • That the one way forward in the middle of the current passion and protest in Baltimore, MD. is for the body of Christ to BE the Body of Christ!
  • How to think out and share Christ-centered responses to current pressing questions such as: What does Baltimore need? and Who does Baltimore need? and Where is God in all of this?
  • the importance of remembering that behind every law and system is the person or persons who created or promotes those laws or systems!
  • What it means that we are made in the image of God and why this is important for addressing Baltimore’s current issues and the issues in your city, and even in all the world!

Also get Gospel insight and learn:

  •  More about the myths and idols concerning marriage, singleness, sex, celibacy and family life and be reminded that ANYTHING we idolize WILL kill us!
  • That in God’s Grace we have been given various forms of living in relationship but these are ONLY ways of living in Christ now in our present form but are NOT fully the end goal for our lives in relationship!
  • Why we all struggle so much and how WE CAN LIVE MORE IN THE RECONCILIATION worked out it in the entire human life of Jesus!
  • What process God uses to strengthen families in the world, bringing the future family of God into the present!

Hear in this message that ___________________ in Christ is the goal of Christ no matter your station in life or your current status as the Father’s Child. You CAN receive every day as a gift and receive it BEST by _______________ !  And that it isn’t ____________ that is wearing you out but ______________!

Tune in and participate by filling in all the blanks! 🙂

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Why Jesus’ Church Fellowships More And More! pt.3

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 In pt. 3 of this Gospel Series, Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims the GOOD NEWS of The God Revealed in Jesus Christ with a new message entitled, “Why Jesus’ Church Fellowships MORE And MORE!” pt.3.

In this message you’ll:

  • Hear the Truly Good News in two awesome quotes that will fill your soul with God’s Goodness – one VERY OLD and one more recent!
  • Learn more of what the Church actually is and reconsider thinking of it the way the Apostle Paul does!
  • Have THREE MODERN MYTHS about the Church exposed in the Light of what the Church actually is!
  • Start to learn the place and importance of marriage, singleness and friendship as they relate to the Church and be challenged by missionary Gracia Burnham’s statement that “The point isn’t to grow old with your mate. That’s not the point. The point is …”

Tune in to hear the rest of that statement and MUCH MORE!

50 Whats?

50 Whats?

Nope not light bulbs… Shades of Grey. So right now there is a pile of media attention being doled out over the recent book by E.L. James that is now on the big screen. So what’s the big deal? Why the outcry?  I don’t know and I don’t really care. I haven’t read the book and won’t see the movie. (my personal choice) So this blog will not be about whether or not the book or movie is appropriate or whether or not our readers should entertain their minds with 50 Shades of Grey. We at Trinity and Humanity blog do indeed trust that our readers are mature enough to make such decisions on their own. Still, E.L. James is the target of a good bit of criticism from both Christians and non-Christians alike.

As I stated earlier, I am not qualified to talk about the book so I won’t. What I can speak to is the conversation that has been pushed to the fore as a result of James’ literary work. The conversation is about sex… *gasp*! Yes, sex. Hmmm… makes us uncomfortable sometimes doesn’t it. Why? What is it about us, especially Christians, that gets a bit nervous inside when we hear the word sex?

Let’s start here… in John 1:3 we read that nothing was made that was made that was not made by Jesus. God created everything! Did God give us sex? Yep, and thank you Jesus! Sex is good. Sex is wonderful. Sex is intended by God to be enjoyed in the specific context of marriage and in that context it is awesome! Regular other-centered sex between a husband and wife is even thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and to produce all sorts of other health benefits.

Faith Winn: Future Rocker!

Faith Winn: Future Rocker!

So here is the question: Why doesn’t the Church talk about sex MORE? I once had a conversation with a group of buddies where we were discussing the merits (or lack thereof) of classic Rock-n-Roll music. You see, as a guitarist, I really appreciate the skill of people like Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, EVH, and other lead guitarists from the classic rock era. So I play a fair amount of Pink Floyd, Led Zep, and Van Halen, as best I can, on the guitar. As you may know many of those songs are about sex. So for me, a married man, I can appreciate those songs in the context of my marriage to the most amazing woman on the planet!

At last, here is the final question and point. If God created mountains, babies, blue skies, rain, and flowers… and the Church has no problem writing songs about those topics and if God also created sex, why does the Church ignore it in our music and entertainment? Also if the Church is going to ignore one of the most wonderful gifts we’ve been given by the blessed Trinity, why as Christians are we so shocked that people will go elsewhere to talk about it.

A final challenge to Christian musicians: If it’s not career suicide, do us a favor and write us a good Rock-n-Roll song about sex within the context of a mutually other-centered marriage. Until then watch your ears… Led Zeppelin is on loud at my house and I am not ashamed!

~Bill Winn

Understanding God’s ‘If’s, And’s, or Buts’ RELATIONALLY! Part 4


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In this Concluding Message of the series entitled ” Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ Relationally!”, Part 4, Pastor Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims The GOOD NEWS of our Real Participation in the Real Love and Life of the Loyally Loving God Revealed in Jesus Christ – God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

In this Final Message:

* Hear again how God Himself is the Greatest Love Story in Existence and HAS GRACIOUSLY INCLUDED YOU AND ALL HUMANITY IN IT!

*Learn more pointedly what it means that YOU are made in the Image of God and why it is crucial to understand this properly!

* Understand the specific factors in your life that hinder you from embracing God’s Covenant Love and how God has overcome that!

* Grasp 5 specific reasons God uses “Ifs, ands or buts” language in His unconditional loving of you and how God’s uses consequences in your life to shower His unfailing love on you!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Understanding God’s ‘If’s, And’s, or Buts’ RELATIONALLY! Part 3

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In this Gospel Message entitled ” Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ Relationally!” Part 3, Pastor Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims though  Psalm 89 and Hebrews 8-9 The GOOD NEWS of the COVENANT-KEEPING GOD Revealed in Jesus Christ – God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

In this Interactive Discipleship Message:

* Hear the call and challenge, as Jesus’ disciple, to a lifetime of continual repentance and transformation as we live in a state of “becoming” till Jesus returns and are asked “What will you be doing when He returns?”

*Learn how crucial it is to see Life through the lens of God the Father , Son and Spirit in Covenant Love, lest we find ourselves  adding problems on top of our already challenging problems, and maybe even adding to those problems with a “great attitude and hard work ethic”. Yikes!

* Rehearse that you have been saved into a Relationship which is active and realistic so that your participation with Jesus  now is one that is not apathetic or triumphant, but one where you are occupied till the Lord comes.

* Learn  why to resist this world with Jesus means pain and suffering but also a profound and unspeakable joy!

Listen in and see what you think!

Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ RELATIONALLY! Part 2


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In this Gospel Message entitled ” Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ Relationally!” Part 2, Pastor Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims though  Psalm 89 The GOOD NEWS of the COVENANT GOD Revealed in Jesus Christ – God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

In this Message:

  • Hear how “God’s steadfast love is not a contract but a covenant that depends on God to fulfill both sides of in unconditional grace in His unrelenting purpose or reconciliation which he pledged to work out through Israel for all people!”
  • Learn that because God is Himself OUR salvation, then Salvation is not just a static some”thing” we are saved FROM but a DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP of the RELATIONAL GOD we are saved INTO; emphasizing that the God Who IS, DOES Who He is!
  • Be challenged not only to hear the GOOD NEWS, but challenged to EMBRACE and BE TRANSFORMED AGAIN and AGAIN, as Jesus’ disciples, BELIEVING that, as men and women made in His Image, BELIEVING  is an  ACTIVE, MOVING, RESPONSIVE, PARTICIPATING, RELATIONAL RISK-TAKING ACTIVITY to the glory of the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit! 

This message also touches on the often difficult but  realistic situations we can find ourselves in as we live out and dimly show God’s Covenant Love in our present marriages and personal lives!

Check it out….

Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ RELATIONALLY! Part 1

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In this Gospel Message entitled ” Understanding God’s ‘If, And’s, or Buts’ Relationally!” Part 1, Pastor Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore, Proclaims The GOOD NEWS of the LOYAL GOD Revealed in Jesus Christ!

Because God gives Himself and His own Relationship to us as His Gift to us in Jesus, then God Himself is His own Good News! God Himself is our Great Blessing and Reward! Practically speaking then, the best way for us to understand what God is saying to us, even in scripture, is to understand more about God Himself, and especially as Revealed in Jesus His Son! Jesus Revealed that God IS Father, Son and Spirit not a doctrine! To understand God’s Relationship is not academic, or ivory tower stuff only because in Christ God is Revealed to be THE Way, THE Truth and THE Life!

It is in that Gospel context that we begin to understand that:

  • God does have some “If’s, and’s & but’s”  BUT only in His Unconditional Love for us!
  • We can only have a proper understanding of those words in the Light of God’s own Relationship, which has been shared with us in Jesus!
  • As we understand Who God is, and who we are in Him, we have to reconsider and toss out our broken views of “If’s, and’s & but’s” and receive them for the Good News that they are!

In short, hear about the God of Loyal Love and of God’s love that makes a choice for no particular reason! Yay!

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