You want something to be thankful for? You’ll probably go through your whole life and only see one or two different types of scorpions.
Getting undignified in worship is where it’s at.
Q:Is it ok to give up on someone when they cause you so much pain despite the fact that you love them dearly? :( The only reason why I still care is because they haven't met Jesus yet, but it's weighing me down horribly. I don't know what to do.
Seems like this question is coming from a much deeper situation? That maybe there’s a bunch of details missing here?
Let me answer the question as I hear it and if I’m totally off-base than you can throw it out.
Is it ok to give up on someone: No. Jesus didn’t give up on you, you shouldn’t give up on anyone else. Always pray for them. Even if they become your enemy. I’m pretty sure there’s more commands in the bible to pray for our enemies than our friends.
Now whether you should hang out with them is a different story.
Bad company corrupts good morals.
And 2nd Timothy 3 says we should avoid certain people.
But Jesus hung around sinners.
I think it depends greatly on the situation and the leading for the Holy Spirit. Pray and study about it.
God bless you.
Q:How do you feel about the Hebrew Roots Movement?
This is the first I’m hearing about it.
Hebrew Roots is a contemporary global spiritual movement / Awakening that advocates the return and adherence to the first century walk of faith and obedience to the Torah by Jesus (known as Yeshua HaMashiach, the Hebrew name for “Jesus the Messiah”) by seeking a better understanding of the culture, history, and religio-political backdrop of that era which led to the core differences with both the Jewish, and later, the Christian communities.
As long as they follow the new covenant over the old covenant, it seems like gaining a better understanding of Hebrew culture would be a good thing. Seems like a bunch of really smart history buffs?
Those are my very, very uninformed thoughts.
Q:Have u seen the mini series film of The Bible? What can u say bout it
I haven’t yet. Maybe others have opinions on it?
Q:Hi there Peter, I hope you are well :). I'm a girl turning 16 soon, I was raised a Catholic but over the last few of years of growing in my faith I converted to an Evangelical Protestant. My question is, does it matter that I have been baptised & have taken my Holy Communion in the Catholic Church? I was baptised as a baby & my Holy Communion wasn't really my choice either. I've stopped taking the Eucharist at my Catholic school, but I feel like the change I've made is vague and insignificant.
Most evangelical protestants believe in the Eucharist, most just call it communion. They might not believe in transubstantiation, (that it actually becomes His body and blood when we eat it) but we still participate in the Lord’s supper. That’s a command that He gave that doesn’t end until He returns.
You can do what you want and what you believe is right, but I’ll tell you what Peter Webb would do, and then you can decide for yourself. I would get baptized again, not in rebellion of the Catholic church, but just to make a public declaration that you’re following Jesus. That has nothing to do with particular denominational differences, but as a faith-building step of obedience.
You’re still a Christian, so it’s understandable that you feel like the change is vague and insignificant. Sometimes we get way too excited about the wrapping paper that we don’t open the gift to see what’s inside. That’s what small denominational differences are - wrapping paper for the deeper core: a changed heart. A brother or sister in Christ. A member of the redeemed. A part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
Q:Do you fast regularly? Do you think it's important to fast?
I don’t fast as much as I want to. Yes, it is important to fast.
Joel 2:12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;”
Matthew 6:16-18 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Plus it’s something that Jesus did Himself. Anything Jesus modeled, we’re supposed to do.
Whenever we talk about forgiveness there’s always the folks that say, “Surely we don’t have to forgive certain people, God understands right?”
Guys, Jesus asked the Father to forgive the very people that were brutally, torturously killing Him.
That’s the kind of forgiveness we’re supposed to have. Unbelievably unconditional.
If everyone’s only looking after themselves then those that aren’t strong enough will fall. We need to do this thing together.
Unforgiveness is when you can’t interact with someone without thinking of “that one time.”
What about traumatic events like rape? I think you can forgive someone but not be able to interact with someone because of PTSD.
There’s relief and healing available in Jesus for that.
Q:The parable about the farmer & $100 where can I find that in the bible ?
Matthew 20. The $100 isn’t actually in the story, but it represents about a day’s wages.
Q:What if 2 born agains get married and they decide not to have a child yet but wants to make love. Is it okay for us Christians to use some kind of protection (condom, birth control pills, etc)? What do you think or God says about it?
Study the Bible, pray, and determine that for yourself from what you hear God saying through His Word and by the Holy Spirit. Then obey. There’s a temptation to just weigh other people’s opinions and read articles online. It’s a trap that divides people and puts denominational issues above simple obedience to God. If you’ve prayed about this for hours and for days, and have read the Bible for hours and for days in search of answers for this, and still come up with nothing, have a face to face conversation with your spiritual leaders.
Q:What churches have you visited? Like what denominations?
All sorts. Well, not all of the sorts, but a bunch of them. I wish I had time to visit more, but everyone has service on Sunday mornings and my wife and I serve often.
Q:What should I do when I feel distant from The Lord?
Pray and read your Bible.
Q:I'm in ministry and have felt far from God lately. I feel like a hypocrite.
Gee whiz, don’t you know that God only uses perfect people?
Except that murderous David…
Or that rebellious Jonah…
Or that stuttering Moses…
Or that prostitute Rehab…
Or that doubting Thomas…
Or that thief Jacob…
Or that disobedient Abraham…
Or that compromised Samson…
Or that intimidated Elijah…
Or that drunk Noah…
Or that deceived Eve…
Or that promiscuous Solomon…
Or that unfaithful Peter…
Or that boastful Joseph…
If you’ve ever stumbled in your walk with God, you’re in good company.