Winter Gathering 2 Friday Morning session 2
Robert R. McLaughlin
February 18, 2011
As the apostle Paul said in GAL 1:16b I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,
I simply quoted ** LUK 7:28 "I say to you, among those born of women, there is no one greater than John;
And so a few months later Lighthouse Bible church could say ** JOH 1:6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
JOH 3:24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
Therefore, in MAT 11:18 "For John came either eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!‘
MAR 6:25b "I want you to give me right away the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
JUD 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
JUD 1:25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines a union as an act or instance of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
The expression of unity is something complete in itself, or something that is regarded as completed.
It (unity) also refers to a manifestation of the strength of God.
More lonely than any other culture around the world, even though we are the most advanced technologically.
Our high tech mentality is making it easier and easier to live a life that creates such a low degree of involvement in one another's life.
GEN 2:15-16, Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
GEN 2:17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die."
GEN 2:18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him."
"It is not good for the man to be alone; and so He would make him a helper suitable for him."
Neged - someone in the sight of or someone to correspond to him, to build him up and not to tear him down.
This is in contrast to the fact that we seem to value our privacy to the extent of separating from others because it's easier to not get involved in other people's lives.
Many people loving and wanting to be alone.
There is a kind of pseudo-love relationship with the intangibles, the irrelevant and unimportant things in life instead of the personal relationships of contact.
Isn't it something how a teenager can sit still and concentrate on a little box for hours and hours in row and yet can's sit still for 30 minutes in Bible class.
1Jo 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1JO 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Think of the filth that many of us as born again believers subject ourselves to on a daily basis as our minds are glued to those ungodly things on the boob tube.
It is our high tech mentality that creates such a low degree of involvement in one another's life.