Summary: We are armed with a forewarning. We will suffer for Sinners, for Saints, and for the Savior. We know the battles look bad but the victory sure.
Land on ‘Meet the Press’
“When a mother has an abortion,” Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land notes on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “she is imposing her values on an unborn child. And it is always a fatal imposition.” article by By Dwayne Hastings
WASHINGTON (BP)--Many pundits would say the debate began the night of the election when exit polls revealed more than one in five voters identifying “moral values” as the primary determinant in their choice for president.
Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land, who was a panelist on “Meet the Press” Nov. 28, disagrees.
“Election results don’t cause social change; they reflect it,” he told Baptist Press after joining Jerry Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.,
I. Suffering for Sinners 4:1-6
A. Armed with the Mindset of Christ v1
Phi 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Phi 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Phi 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
B. Aimed at the Will of God v 3
C. Alarming the World v4
II. Suffering for Saints 4:7-11
A. Armed with LOVE! V8 -- ABOVE ALL / fervently
1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: (stretched like an athlete)
B. Allowing for mistakes 8-9
In the church read 5:1-7
C. Amplifying your ministry v10-11
III. Suffering for the Savior
A. Armed with Expectation v12-13
B. According to the Will of God v19
Ask for criticism by being evangelistic. Giving your testimony. Type it out and include a track with the sinners prayer. Show love. Write special notes. Not gifts alone...