One Minute Ministry | A Biblical Worldview Daily Devotional | Christian Questions on the Bible, Theo...

One Minute Ministry | A Biblical Worldview Daily Devotional | Christian Questions on the Bible, Theo...
By Armen Thomassian, Pastor of Calgary Free Presbyterian Church
About this podcast
One Minute Ministry is a 90 second daily radio show from Calgary Free Presbyterian Church which answers a Christian question in one minute each week day. Host, Pastor Armen Thomassian, presents a reformed and historic Christian and biblical worldview, cutting across modern philosophies, church heresies, and doctrinal errors. Those supporting a seeker-sensitive gospel as promoted by people like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen and Andy Stanley, or the false gospel of Hillsong and Furtick, will probably be offended. You've been warned.
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April 29, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM060.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]To begin with, what I say here isn’t designed to make those who know their loved ones were cremated feel guilty or afraid. Ultimately what happens to the body after death does not affect the soul. Immediately following death, the soul enters the eternity of heaven or hell and what happens to the body does not change anything about that. Furthermore, many Christians have had their bodies burned in death, either through tragedy or martyrdom. Nevertheless, I would always encourage people to be buried simply because the biblical pattern should be what we adhere to. In contrast with the pagan cultures around them who burned their dead, burial was the practice of saints throughout the Old Testament and the New. Burial expresses the preciousness of the body. Christ has redeemed our body, so it has value. Furthermore, burial expresses the resurrection of the body. One day it will rise again to be reunited with our everlasting souls. Where possible, let us follow the biblical pattern.[/su_spoiler]
April 29, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM060.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]To begin with, what I say here isn’t designed to make those who know their loved ones were cremated feel guilty or afraid. Ultimately what happens to the body after death does not affect the soul. Immediately following death, the soul enters the eternity of heaven or hell and what happens to the body does not change anything about that. Furthermore, many Christians have had their bodies burned in death, either through tragedy or martyrdom. Nevertheless, I would always encourage people to be buried simply because the biblical pattern should be what we adhere to. In contrast with the pagan cultures around them who burned their dead, burial was the practice of saints throughout the Old Testament and the New. Burial expresses the preciousness of the body. Christ has redeemed our body, so it has value. Furthermore, burial expresses the resurrection of the body. One day it will rise again to be reunited with our everlasting souls. Where possible, let us follow the biblical pattern.[/su_spoiler]
April 28, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM059.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]First, we know that those in heaven will not experience sadness. Revelation 7:17 says, “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” How then will we respond concerning those who went to hell? There may be a sense in which we become oblivious to them in eternity, but there is also the likelihood that our perfected minds will think of them as God thinks, and be perfectly satisfied with the justice of God that sent them to hell. In Romans 9:21, Paul asks those struggling with election, “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” Essentially, God reserves the right to do with man what He please. In Revelation 18 and 19 we read of the joy and praise to God that’s offered when judgment is poured out upon the ungodly. God must be glorified in anything He chooses to do, and since He has chosen that the unregenerate go to hell, the children of God will praise Him for that because it ultimately glorifies Him.[/su_spoiler]
April 28, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM059.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]First, we know that those in heaven will not experience sadness. Revelation 7:17 says, “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” How then will we respond concerning those who went to hell? There may be a sense in which we become oblivious to them in eternity, but there is also the likelihood that our perfected minds will think of them as God thinks, and be perfectly satisfied with the justice of God that sent them to hell. In Romans 9:21, Paul asks those struggling with election, “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” Essentially, God reserves the right to do with man what He please. In Revelation 18 and 19 we read of the joy and praise to God that’s offered when judgment is poured out upon the ungodly. God must be glorified in anything He chooses to do, and since He has chosen that the unregenerate go to hell, the children of God will praise Him for that because it ultimately glorifies Him.[/su_spoiler]
April 27, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM058.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]We should first of all keep in mind that God the Father has no favourite except Christ. In Matthew 3:17, the Father testifies of Christ, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” All the rest of us are only favoured and loved by God due to our union to Jesus Christ. This is a union in existence before the foundation of the world according to Ephesians 1:4. The danger in wanting to be God’s favourite is that it may stem from sinful motive to be superior to others, a bit like James and John in Mark 10. That’s not to say we shouldn’t want to be the best we can be, but it’s not to be better than the next guy. We are to be vessels of honour, meet for the Master's use, i.e. be my best for Him. Christ deserves that you give to Him your all. You don't deserve it, and you don't have any right to be better than others to be esteemed God’s favourite. But Christ deserves our best regardless of our position, and all motives must be for His glory and preeminence.[/su_spoiler]
April 27, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM058.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]We should first of all keep in mind that God the Father has no favourite except Christ. In Matthew 3:17, the Father testifies of Christ, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” All the rest of us are only favoured and loved by God due to our union to Jesus Christ. This is a union in existence before the foundation of the world according to Ephesians 1:4. The danger in wanting to be God’s favourite is that it may stem from sinful motive to be superior to others, a bit like James and John in Mark 10. That’s not to say we shouldn’t want to be the best we can be, but it’s not to be better than the next guy. We are to be vessels of honour, meet for the Master's use, i.e. be my best for Him. Christ deserves that you give to Him your all. You don't deserve it, and you don't have any right to be better than others to be esteemed God’s favourite. But Christ deserves our best regardless of our position, and all motives must be for His glory and preeminence.[/su_spoiler]
April 26, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM057.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]While there’s a place for direct person to person discipleship and one-to-one accountability, I think a lot of this has become more necessary among believers now because of the deficiencies in the churches people attend, or laziness to use the means of grace. Personally, I was discipled by attending church 4-5 times every Sunday for worship, teaching, and prayer, door evangelism on Tuesday, bible study and prayer on Thursday, youth bible study on Friday, and evangelism on Saturday. I lived and breathed the local church, sitting under doctrinal teaching, listening to mature believers pray, and working with mature believers in evangelism. In my opinion you’re not serious about discipleship if you go to church once or twice a week. Find a church where bible study is thorough, prayer is regular, attend at every opportunity. One-to-one discipleship has it’s place, but most of the lack in Christians is due to neglect of good teaching and corporate prayer.[/su_spoiler]
April 26, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM057.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]While there’s a place for direct person to person discipleship and one-to-one accountability, I think a lot of this has become more necessary among believers now because of the deficiencies in the churches people attend, or laziness to use the means of grace. Personally, I was discipled by attending church 4-5 times every Sunday for worship, teaching, and prayer, door evangelism on Tuesday, bible study and prayer on Thursday, youth bible study on Friday, and evangelism on Saturday. I lived and breathed the local church, sitting under doctrinal teaching, listening to mature believers pray, and working with mature believers in evangelism. In my opinion you’re not serious about discipleship if you go to church once or twice a week. Find a church where bible study is thorough, prayer is regular, attend at every opportunity. One-to-one discipleship has it’s place, but most of the lack in Christians is due to neglect of good teaching and corporate prayer.[/su_spoiler]
April 25, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM056.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]Yes, but not perhaps in the way you imagine. The Bible supports the concept of man having a freedom of self-determination as long as we realize that the freedom is limited by the bias of his own will. The Fall of man in the garden of Eden had a profound effect upon man’s will resulting in a natural state where as Jesus put it in John 3:19, men love darkness rather than light. By birth, man’s will is bent towards loving darkness and inclined away from God. Man voluntarily chooses in accordance with the freedom of his will, to rebel against God. Thus, man is responsible for his actions. This is universal. Paul says in Romans 3:11, “there is none that seeketh after God.” Thus, man’s only hope is to be regenerated by the Spirit of God, at which point he who is dead becomes spiritually alive. A dead man can do nothing but stink, and until God gives life, man’s will opposes truth and he stinks before God. Jonah declared, “Salvation is of the Lord” and until God saves a man, that man’s will is free only to do what his sinful nature desires.[/su_spoiler]
April 25, 2016
[su_audio url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/oneminuteministry/OMM056.mp3"][/su_audio] [ommtop] [su_spoiler title="Click for transcription..." style="default" open="no"]Yes, but not perhaps in the way you imagine. The Bible supports the concept of man having a freedom of self-determination as long as we realize that the freedom is limited by the bias of his own will. The Fall of man in the garden of Eden had a profound effect upon man’s will resulting in a natural state where as Jesus put it in John 3:19, men love darkness rather than light. By birth, man’s will is bent towards loving darkness and inclined away from God. Man voluntarily chooses in accordance with the freedom of his will, to rebel against God. Thus, man is responsible for his actions. This is universal. Paul says in Romans 3:11, “there is none that seeketh after God.” Thus, man’s only hope is to be regenerated by the Spirit of God, at which point he who is dead becomes spiritually alive. A dead man can do nothing but stink, and until God gives life, man’s will opposes truth and he stinks before God. Jonah declared, “Salvation is of the Lord” and until God saves a man, that man’s will is free only to do what his sinful nature desires.[/su_spoiler]
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