Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Sunday Special; Rick Kabrick and Tom Cotroneo.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Guest Speaker: Rick Kabrick
Sunday, May 15, 2011
We cannot rebuild the destroyed walls of our life until we have first become truly concerned about the ruins.
Instead of focusing on how far you feel that you have deviated from that potential, focus on the promise that He has not left you or forsaken you.
We get concerned, we confront the ruins, then we confess. Then we ask God also to act on our behalf to show us the plan He has for the rebuilding.
In any rebuilding in our life there are factors over which we have no control, and it is God who must arrange them.
“I will arise and rebuild” …
Satan and the KOD always say, “Not so fast… I will arise and oppose you.”
1. He takes note of exactly what needs to be done.
2. He makes an honest survey of the facts and resources needed.
3. Then he sets out to accomplish the task.
1. The Sheep Gate.
The sheep gate is always the starting place for strength in our life.
2. The Fish Gate.
MAR 1:17 “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”
3. The Old Gate.
Every OSN has its price and no one knows that better than the KOD.
Truth will never change. It was true when it was uttered. It was also true before it was uttered. And it will be true forever.
JER 6:16 “Thus says the Lord, Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.”
4. The Valley Gate.
JAM 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
In the natural nothing really grows on the mountain tops, but it certainly does grow down in the valleys.
5. The Dung (Refuse) Gate.
JER 7:30-31 “For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight, declares the Lord… They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind.”
6. The Fountain Gate.
7. The Water Gate.
The word of God doesn’t need to be repaired. It simply needs to be re-inhabited.
8. The East Gate.
Living in a life aware of but not oriented to the news of the day rather oriented to Bible doctrine.
9. The Horse Gate.
EPH 6:12 “We are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers… the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
10. The Muster Gate.
Grace Bible Church
Deacon Tom Cotroneo, Esq.
May 15, 2011
THE BENEFITS OF TRIALS
Those who adjust themselves to the fact that trials and tribulations are the normal condition of the Christian life find joy in everything.
The difficulties in our lives, the obstacles we face, give God the opportunity to show His grace and power.
1 Cor 10:13 – God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.
Thru positive volition we can learn that trials are a reflection of the Potter’s hand at work in our lives and it is all for our benefit.
Trial or testing from God is directed towards an end, and the end is that he who is tested should emerge stronger and purer from the testing.
He (God) knows the way I take.
When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Every trial given to the child of God is a masterpiece of strategy by the Lord designed for good.
Life on earth is a school in which God trains us for the future.
The pressure He allows is often the fence between the narrow way of life and the broad road to ruin.
Walk so that the world may know you can live above every condition and that all the evils of life are but a momentary light affliction when compared to the brilliance of eternal glory.
And he said, “Naked I came from my motherâ€™s womb, And naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Though He slay me, I will hope (wait for and have confidence) in Him. (JOB 13:15)