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14 Aug 2015 23:53

Today we have a lot of churches. To me if all those churches were preaching the word of God then all was going to be fine but now the problem which I am bringing into your hands is ; some churches are preaching against other churches leaving people with no proper idea as to which church might be leading people to God. For example some Pentecostal churches taunt the apostolic churches saying they are satanic now I got two questions
1-If today's pastors are right to condemn some other churches, then all other people who might have followed that manner of worship were wrong? Only today God has seen it well to put to light the true manner of worship?
2And what is church?

20 Aug 2015 01:21

Ameeen

25 Aug 2015 07:41

i also hv a question.as we were growing up i never heard of these spiritual fathers where did they cm frm?thats a good question u asked Bwaibwai1.myself m confused.

25 Aug 2015 08:08

The Responsibility of a
Spiritual Father

1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Intro: In this letter, Paul
has referred to himself as a
farmer, builder, galley slave,
and steward. In this section
he changes metaphors again,
and refers to himself as a
spiritual father. There is a
reason for this change in
metaphors. Paul knows that
there is a group of people in
Corinth that are arrogant,
proud, and divisive, and that
he needs to take them head
on in order to quench any
further problems. In order to
resolve further problems,
Paul uses his trump card. He
tells them that he is their
spiritual father in the faith,
and as such will exercise his
spiritual authority.

Notice 4:15. The countless
tutors mentioned here
would be all the various
spiritual teachers that
ministered among them,
including Apollos and Cephas.
Paul is reminding them that
his relationship to them was
unique. He was the one who
first preached the gospel to
them so that they were
converted. In 4:14 he refers
to them as his “beloved
children.” Just as an earthly
father’s heart goes out to
his children with human love,
so Paul’s heart naturally
went out to these Corinthians
with God’s love.
In this section we get a good
glimpse of how Paul viewed
his responsibility as a
spiritual father to his
children. We will see that he
had a 4-fold responsibility
toward them. He was
responsible to warn them,
exhort them, set an example
for them, and discipline them.

25 Aug 2015 10:01
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29 Aug 2015 04:54

Oh my God! Tibatsirei Mwari

29 Aug 2015 10:50

Quote by TayoBBA
The Responsibility of a
Spiritual Father

1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Intro: In this letter, Paul
has referred to himself as a
farmer, builder, galley slave,
and steward. In this section
he changes metaphors again,
and refers to himself as a
spiritual father. There is a
reason for this change in
metaphors. Paul knows that
there is a group of people in
Corinth that are arrogant,
proud, and divisive, and that
he needs to take them head
on in order to quench any
further problems. In order to
resolve further problems,
Paul uses his trump card. He
tells them that he is their
spiritual father in the faith,
and as such will exercise his
spiritual authority.

Notice 4:15. The countless
tutors mentioned here
would be all the various
spiritual teachers that
ministered among them,
including Apollos and Cephas.
Paul is reminding them that
his relationship to them was
unique. He was the one who
first preached the gospel to
them so that they were
converted. In 4:14 he refers
to them as his “beloved
children.” Just as an earthly
father’s heart goes out to
his children with human love,
so Paul’s heart naturally
went out to these Corinthians
with God’s love.
In this section we get a good
glimpse of how Paul viewed
his responsibility as a
spiritual father to his
children. We will see that he
had a 4-fold responsibility
toward them. He was
responsible to warn them,
exhort them, set an example
for them, and discipline them.

29 Aug 2015 11:18

Quote by TayoBBA
The Responsibility of a
Spiritual Father

1 Corinthians 4:14-21
Intro: In this letter, Paul
has referred to himself as a
farmer, builder, galley slave,
and steward. In this section
he changes metaphors again,
and refers to himself as a
spiritual father. There is a
reason for this change in
metaphors. Paul knows that
there is a group of people in
Corinth that are arrogant,
proud, and divisive, and that
he needs to take them head
on in order to quench any
further problems. In order to
resolve further problems,
Paul uses his trump card. He
tells them that he is their
spiritual father in the faith,
and as such will exercise his
spiritual authority.

Notice 4:15. The countless
tutors mentioned here
would be all the various
spiritual teachers that
ministered among them,
including Apollos and Cephas.
Paul is reminding them that
his relationship to them was
unique. He was the one who
first preached the gospel to
them so that they were
converted. In 4:14 he refers
to them as his “beloved
children.” Just as an earthly
father’s heart goes out to
his children with human love,
so Paul’s heart naturally
went out to these Corinthians
with God’s love.
In this section we get a good
glimpse of how Paul viewed
his responsibility as a
spiritual father to his
children. We will see that he
had a 4-fold responsibility
toward them. He was
responsible to warn them,
exhort them, set an example
for them, and discipline them.

Paul as a spiritul father; Apollo; Cephas. Lets come clear with those God sent saints and today's messangers. There is a difference people who were custodians of this evangell were not acquiring wealth but they were serious about spreading the word of God. Surely if early evangelists were as greed as today's clergymen the word of God would have lost its meaning. Today's ministry has been adulterated with money and power. Other pastors claim to posses power to raise the dead. They should go to hospitals and heal the sick just command them jump from those hospital beds go to the mortuaries raise our loved ones why keep the power confined to those who come to them when The world out there is suffering. There are centers with people living with different disabilities just visit those centers and heal the lame, the blind deaf and dump that will be preaching the word of God through deads. Stop preaching against other churches stop claiming to be a messanger of God but act like one

Edited by bwaibwai1 / 30 Aug 2015 08:06
30 Aug 2015 07:50

Preaching the truth is not preaching against another church. So called churchs are spiritualist

30 Aug 2015 08:10

Quote by Juice p
Preaching the truth is not preaching against another church. So called churchs are spiritualist

Juice p what is a spiritualist please help

9 Sep 2015 06:20

God help us

14 Sep 2015 10:51
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2 Oct 2015 07:34

Alll this that is hapening they are signs of the time, everything is there in e bible , lets read the bible and all will be clear unto u

2 Oct 2015 07:36

It is writen in e last days false prophets shall multiply , am not saying true prohets are not there bt fo signs of the false prohets ey r in e bible and hw they practise it