Whole Life Discipleship
Rubel Shelly and John York out the Next Wave of Discipling and Shepherding dilemna. Oklahoma Christian University will be HOSTING a dialog with the International Church of Christ (Crossroads, Boston) this year. In addition they will feature ART IN WORSHIP brought to you from beautiful, downtown BABYLON.
Since OCU's Christian Chronicle has had to confess that only 5 out of 13,000 congregations have added instruments--even in off center sects within the church--the NEXT or X wave is bundling with the SHEPHERDING and DISCIPLING men who have had to dredge up another effort to WEAR OUT THE SAINTS.
What do you know about: Together for Greater Ministry Impact. Sounds like Christian church PLANTS selling out their churches?
Because public CONFESSING or outing your DEEPEST SECRETS is part of the old Crossroads heresy, notice that you are being set up for CONFESSING. The Bible insists that we CONFESS to those we OFFEND the notion of a PUBLIC CONFESSIONAL so that you can be ABSOLVED to be part of the CLAN is rank, ignorant Paganism. The Catholic Church began the SHEPHERDING idea and they would BLACKMAIL you with a more public outing in sermons or to warn YOU that you MUST NOT condemn because "you are another one."
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history. A real friend could blackmail you with it.
Rubel Shelly quoting Lynn Anderson on turning to IMAGES and SYMBOLS: This moves you to an effeminate and WORSE leadership and form of what they laughingly call "worship."
The mind-set of the times threatens to strip our faith of symbols, rituals, dramas, mystery, poetry, and story,
which say about life and God what logic and reason and rationalism can never say. See Volkism
Rubel Shelly sees the Exodus as PATTERNISM. However, the Bible sees the MUSICAL IDOLATRY at Mount Sinai as the worship of Rubel's TRIAD of gods. This was the "because of transgression" for which God turned the over to worship the STARRY HOSTS (see Also Acts 7). Because they wanted to live like the Babylonian COMMUNE God answered their prayer. Therefore, the SHEPHERDS of the LAW ate the lambs and gnawed the bones. The KINGS would destroy the nation and they would force them to TITHE to the king:
- Is the Exodus a pattern for Community and Worship? From: Exodus: when God Builds Community (Psalm 133)
- Ezekiel REPUDIATES Rubel Shelly
- Refuted by Psalm 106: Augustine's Commentary
- See John Chrysostom On Acts 7 NO TEMPLE by God's plan!
- Understanding the Egyptian Worship During the Exodus----Part Two
- The Exodus or Mosaic Pattern: From: Getting Acquainted With God (Exodus 19:1-17a)
- Truly the first and end-time Babylon religion will be a WHOLE LIFE DISCIPLESHIP.
Whole-Life Discipleship #1 (Matt.5:17-20)
[Preached as a dialogue between John York and Rubel Shelly]
John York: "Life in community." Those of you who are long-time participants in the Woodmont Hills journey must be growing tired of the phrase and could be hearing it as a mere cliché.
Rubel, I'm just starting a spring sermon series with you for the fourth time, but it seems like that's been our constant theme song.
One of the PURPOSE DRIVEN CULT'S or SHEPHERDING themes is to HAMMER BLOW how evil your old, evil NON-INSTRUMENTAL worship was along with EVERYTHING you believed. If you fall sucker it means that you are involved in MASS HYPNOSIS where they DRIVE false teachings into your heads. Those not UNDER CONTROL will come out of it. As they say at Madison about infiltrating and diverting the old lady's church home, "we gotta teach, teach, teach." That is the way we do mind control.
JESUS DIED TO MAKE US AUTONOMOUS: DON'T LET THEM STEAL IT
John York: First John was about life together; the Hebrews series and the Exodus series and the Gospel of John series and
the Heroes of Faith series were all designed around this
need to move beyond "personal relationship with Jesus" and
countless other phrases and ways in which
our cultural Christianity makes us autonomous and anonymous in our time. Yet we also live with the intuitive awareness that we really do need each other.
Autonomy is what the Crossroads or SHEPHERDING people TAKE AWAY FROM YOU. Like the Promise Keepers you will have those with whom you meet weekly to confess all of your faults including a glancing lust for the secretary. If they SENSE that you are lying some claim to literally take a whack at you. People who come under DOMINION THEOLOGY lose all of their old God given freedom to choose.
The First day as a "sabbath" and the Seventh day as a "sabbath" with animal sacrifices and WORK on the other days were for REST and for holding a Holy Convocation. This means primarily "reading the Word."
Jesus said that when two or three (or one) come to Him He will give the REST. That means the grinding, "spiritual anxiety" created by religionists.
He also said COME learn of ME. That, in Paul's unique "worship" word meant to give attendance to the READING of the Word. There IS NO commune in the body of Christ.
Jesus died to give you REST from BURDEN-LADING CLERGY. The Synagogue of Christ assembled to GIVE HEED to the Words of Christ. They didn't SANG: they were commanded to TEACH OR PREACH the inspired material ONE TO ANOTHER and eat the Lord's Supper to remember His Death. When Jesus meets in the congregation with us He AGONIZES or GRIEVES OUT ha Hymn and does not go effeminate-charismatic to CELEBRATE or MOCK his death.
John York: We know the emptiness of Sunday morning church hopping and shopping,
and we've all felt the shallowness of church performances that don't connect with the rest of our lives.
John York and Rubel Shelly and others TAKE A WAGE to destroy the old, non-instrumental church of Christ. Now as sOPHISts they want to DOUBLE-DIP for correcting THEIR old mess. But, it is as old as the SHEPHERDING of of Nimrod who had his own "musical worship team" and promised to regenerate or give you a SECOND INCARNATION through EXTERNAL MEANS. Sure, he claimed that the "spirit gods" were speaking to him, also.
Because Israel ROSE UP TO PLAY in musical idolatry and FEASTED by pretending that they were conduction one of John Mark Hicks's SACRIFICIAL MEAL WERE GOD EATS.
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: Amos 8:9
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Amos 8:10
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: Amos 8:11
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. Amos 8:12
The problem is that Rubel Shelly has been a prime mover of changing CHURCH of Jesus saying, 'I will bulid MY SYNAGOGUE' into a SHALLOW CHURCH PERFORMANCE.
The church of Christ is the SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE and if it has ANY PERFORMANCE then it cannot be a SCHOOL but the planned-for THEATER FOR HOLY ENTERTAINMENT. In the Words of Rubel Shelly that means MUSICAL PERFORMERS to "move you into the presence of God." That means replacing the OLD Logos to the Rubel Shelly LOGOS of hermes or Mercury.
"The secularization process that has transformed Western civilization over the past two centuries has taken different paths in Europe and in America. In Europe, secularization has meant large-scale defection from religion and the appearance of many empty church buildings and cathedrals.
In America, churches have survived, however, by adapting to secularization and by commending themselves in terms that are attractive to "secular man."
"Further, the secular church alters traditional ministries and multiplies a host of new ministries through which it seeks to "meet needs." Committed to meeting consumer demands, the accommodating church must check constantly the latest shifts and fads which announce the appearance of a new "need." In all of this the secular church almost comes to resemble a delicatessen offering samples to attract customers.
Its members are exhorted to be involved, to share, and occasionally, to serve.
Far less frequently are they called to serious Bible study and discipleship. The secular church
But listen to John York and Rubel Shelly DO THAT VERY THING in order to TAKE AWAY THE KEY TO KNOWLEDGE as Jesus warned about Doctors of the Law.
John York: "Life in community." We know the longing in our world for spirituality and the experience of divine empowerment that too often people have stopped searching for in Christian institutional religion.
Jesus died to remove the old PLACE of "spiritual experience." He said very clearly that FROM NOW ON.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. John 4:21
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. John 4:22
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father
........... in spirit and in truth:
........... for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24
If God is SPIRIT and we must worship Him IN SPIRIT then this can have no relationship to SPIRIT meaning ENRAPTURED or raped or enthus O mania. Wiser than our preacher the woman readily identified the PURPOSE for God in the flesh:
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. John 4:25
........... Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. John 4:26
If God in Christ came to TELL US ALL THINGS that leaves precious little for Pharisees meaning Hypocrites or theatrical performers--FOR A PRICE.
Paul after being circumcised in the hert or spirit did not worship in the PLACE of the Jewish temple. Rather, Paul said that he worshipped IN THE SPIRIT.
But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Ro.2:29
- For we are the circumcision,
- which worship God in the spirit,
- and rejoice in Christ Jesus,
- and have no confidence in the flesh. Ph.3:3
This proves that Paul did not worship CHARISMATICALLY but in his OWN spirit as CONTRASTED with his flesh.
Community means COMMUNE. In order for YOU to give up your CHRIST-PURCHASED autonomy and freedom from RITUAL CULTS, they have to "preach, preach, preach" to convince yu that yout trip to WASHINGDON is being DIVERTED to Miami. And repeat, repeat, repeat so you don't rock the boat to neverland:
Again: John York: The "need to move beyond "personal relationship with Jesus" and countless other phrases and ways in which
our cultural Christianity makes us autonomous and anonymous in our time. Yet we also live with the intuitive awareness that we really do need each other.
I believe that God created us AUTONOMOUS and ANONYMOUS. It was the original Babylonian Whore who claimed the right of the DOVE to proclaim her DAUGHTER of the God who BUILT TOWERS and enslaved people. Wow, Bruce White says that the POOR ought to TITHE and we know that is is so the RICH can ride on the backs of Widows and the hard working people who WANT to be autonomous about their PAY CHECK.
I NOTICE THAT THEY CAN HARDLY WAIT TO ESCAPE SERMONIZING AND MUSICAL RITUALS AND "COLLECTORS OF THE TITHES AND OFFERINGS."
Burd notes: "I call the eleventh form of idolatry elitism-Pharisaism because
........... it simultaneously partakes of social pride and hypocrisy.
It constitutes idolatry because it puts the institution or peer group before the individual: a person serves the corporate entity, not vice versa.
It involves worship, in effect, of the system or organization to which people belong and thus is a kind of self-worship. Typifying this sort of idolatry are the Pharisees of the New Testament period, a group whose elitist tendencies we know well from Jesus' discourses with them.
Jesus identified a Pharisee as doing mouth religion to be seen of men.
The intentionally change the Laws to make their worship more appealing.
They write books (Scribes), preach for profit (Pharisees) and act, sing or speak for performance (Hypocrites).
They ride on the backs of widows and then "steal the church houses of Widows."
The BURDEN the clergy laid on the people was "spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual." The REST Jesus gave us was to FREE us from INSTITUTITIONAL or COMMUNE associations. The REST is like like the SABBATH REST which God gave the Israelites to QUARANTINE them from the NATIONAL or BABYLONIAN Sabbath rituals which allowed the CLERGY agents of the gods to REST while God's People SERVED as musicians, priests, soothsayers, feeders and sexual companion Gods. Jesus gave us the FIRST DAY to do synagogue or school of the Bible and remember that HE died to free us from Rubel Shelly's SHEPHERDING rituals.
The religion in ATHENS involved the Thespians and Lesbians. They
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Acts 17:24
Neither is worshipped with mens hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Acts 17:25
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Acts 17:26
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: Acts 17:27
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and mans device. Acts 17:29
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Acts 17:30
Prophesying of the end-time Babylon Whore worship which John OUTED by pointing to CIRCE (church, circus), he wrote:
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Rev 18:22
The craftsmen who performed the ARTS wich OCU is promoting for "worship" is the Greek:
Techne (g5078)tekh'-nay; from the base of 5088; art (as productive), i.e. (spec.) a trade, or (gen.) skill: - art, craft, occupation.
This included the MUSES, the rhetoricians, sOPHISts (serpent agents), singers and musicians. The Pharisees were part of the SCRIBE (book writer) and HYPOCRITE sectarians among the Jews and the Greeks. A PHARISEE was a HYPOCRITE because he MADE LONG PRAYERS and did other MEDIATING ACTS so that he could "eat up the houses of widows" and even STEAL THE CHURCH HOUSES OF WIDOWS.
These Pharisees or Hypocrite-performers-for-a-wage REWROTE the Words of God because otherwise he couldn't steal from the POOR.
The JUBAL STORY proves that he HANDLED music "without authority" or command in The Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees, the Books of Adam and Even and three dozen other texts. Once Satan ENTERED INTO JUBAL or "Genun" (Genii) to cause the FALL of those in the presence of the Living Word they had FALLEN AND COULD NOT GET UP. The total alienation and lostness from BRETHREN cause the Jubal-like family to become SEEKERS to try to seduce others into their lonliness because MISERY LOVES COMPANY. Therefore, the lost churches attempt a LEAP at MASS COMMUNITY involvement to IMPOSE the burden Jesus Christ died to remove. That burden being "creation of spiritual anxiety through religious ritual" and the imposing of ADDITIONAL TAX or TITHES which were always secular or governmental to suppor the HABITS of the PHARISEES.
No level of SHEPHERDING of goats into their own PENS will relieve the feeling of UTTER LOSTNESS.
"But the community of the great demonstration not only strengthens the individual, it also unites and helps to create an esprit de corps.
"The man who is exposed to grave tribulations, as the first advocate of a new doctrine in his factory or workshop,
absolutely needs that strengthening which lies in the conviction of being a member and fighter in a great comprehensive body.
"And he obtains an impression of this body for the first time in the mass demonstration. When from his little workshop or big factory, in which he feels very small,
he steps for the first time into a mass meeting and has thousands and thousands of people of the same opinions around him, when,
as a seeker, (Als Suchender.' A Wagnerian phrase, which Hitler was apparently determined to use at all costs)
he is swept away (the Vortex) by three or four thousand others into the mighty effect of suggestive intoxication and enthusiasm,
"when the visible success and agreement of thousands confirm to him
the rightness of the new doctrine and for the first time
arouse doubt in the truth of his previous conviction -
then he himself has succumbed to the magic influence of what we designate as 'mass suggestion.'
The will, the longing, and also the power of thousands are accumulated in every individual. The man who enters such a meeting doubting and wavering leaves it inwardly reinforced:
........... he has become a link in the community.
BEING JESUS IN THE WORLD
It is that desire to live as Holy Spirit-empowered followers of Christ
not just "belonging to Jesus"
but being Jesus to our world in our time --
You cannot JOIN a sect and become SPIRIT empowered. That comes through the SEVEN SPIRITS which would rest on the BRANCH. All were related to REVEALED KNOWLEDGE..
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: Ro.1:4
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2Ti.1:7
There they go again: promising what they cannot deliver with no money back guarantee.
I'll bet that comes as a big suprise to JESUS who was GOD IN CHRIST. When Jesus promised ANOTHER COMFORTER He said, "I will come to you." When the Lord Jesus spoke to Paul as SPIRIT He was "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus is alive and well today and HE will do HIS work ONLY if you "teach that which has been taught." We are to give cups of cold water in the NAME of Jesus and NOT AS Jesus. That beats "music to lead you into the presence of God."
The SPIRIT which rested on Jesus was not a THIRD MEMBER OF THE Family of Gods. Rubel Shelly and those who promise you that A SEPARATED SPIRIT PERSON is guiding whatever COMES OUT of this study are POLYTHEISTS. That is why they want to fellowship ANYONE with an income. Here is the SPIRIT connected to being a CHRISTIAN as opposed to a discipling cult:
AND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isa 11:1
And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isa 11: 2
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isa 11: 3
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isa 11: 4
It was prophesied that Jesus would not CRY OUT or call a mass meeting. In fact the only hint which is related to the disciples is. Didn't Jesus explicitely say that HE IS NOT INVOLVED IN COMMUNES?
For where two or three are gathered (synagogued) together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt 18:20
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Matt 13:12
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp (battle- array), bearing his reproach. Matt 13:13
People who want to be under the HEAD OF A COMMUNE are trying to escape the REPROACH of being a lonely believer.
Psalm 41 which prophesied that JUDAS would not be able to TRIUMPH OVER Jesus with "instruments and making a joyful noise before the Lord" as the WARRIOR'S PANIC TAUNT SONG, notes:
- DSS: They have overtaken me in a narrow pass (gap) without escape
- And there is no rest for me in my trial.
- They sound my censure upon a harp
- and their murmuring and storming upon a zither." Ps.41:11
In the War Rules of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The ministry of the priests and Levites.
DSS: "When the battle line are arrayed against the enemy battle line against battle line there shall go forth from the middle opening into the gap between the battle lines seven priests of the sons of Aaron, dressed in fine white linen garments: a linen tunic and linen breeches, and girded with a linen sash of twined fine linen, violet, '"purple, and crimson, and a varicolored Sign, the work of a skillful workman, and decorated caps on their heads; the garments for battle, and they shall not take them into the sanctuary.
The one priest shall walk before all the men of the battle line to encourage them for battle.
In the hands of the remaining six shall be the trumpets of assembly' the trumpets of memorial, the trumpets of the alarm, the trumpets of pursuit, and the trumpets of reassembly.
[Now as for you, take courage and stand in the gap, do not fear when God strengthens . . . ] 17-20 [ . . ] Col. 17 land He shall appoint their retribution with burning
When the priests go out into the gap between the battle lines,
seven Levites shall go out with them. In their hands shall be seven trumpets of rams' horns.
Three officers from among the Levites shall walk before the priests and the Levites.
Then the priests shall blow on the six trumpets of the slain a sharp staccato note to direct the battle,
and the Levites and all the people with rams' horns shall blow a great battle alarm together in order to melt the heart of the enemy.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. Psa 22:14
DSS: On the banner of the tho[us]and they shall write, "The Anger of God is loosed against Belial and all the men of his forces without remnant,"
And on the banner of the ten they shall write, "Songs of joy for God on the ten-stringed harp," and the name of the chief of the ten and the names of the nine men in his command.
Oneidizo (g3679) on-i-did'-zo; from 3681; to defame, i.e. rail at, chide, taunt: - cast in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid.
In the book of Jude, the Book of Enoch and others God will come with ten thousands of His saints to execute Judgment. The SPECIFIC sin was SILENCING the Words of the Living Word by the use of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (a cappella). In the same way, when Jesus comes here is what He is probably already doing:
And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven fold in the day when the Lord shall heal the breach of his people, and shall heal the pain of thy wound. Isaiah 30:26 LXX
Behold, the name of the Lord comes after a long time, burning wrath; the word of his lips is with glory, a word full of anger, and the anger of his wrath shall devour as fire. Isaiah 30:27 LXX
And his breath, as rushing water in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX
Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX
and the Lord shall make his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath of his arm, to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX
For by the voice of the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX
And it shall happen to him from every side, that they from whom their hope of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and with harp. Isaiah 30:32 LXX
For thou shalt be required before thy time: has it been prepared for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur. Isaiah 30:33 LXX
John York: that led to the series of lessons these past four weeks in which we explored an otherwise familiar subject, the role of women in God's community. The desire that all of us, male and female,
should fulfill our calling as living witnesses
of Jesus that is what brings us to the sermon series we begin this morning.
There is a sense, Rubel,
........... in which all roads in this church family
........... lead to Jesus
and that our quest to be his people leads us now to the most famous sermon ever recorded.
We know these words of Jesus as the "Sermon on the Mount" in Matthew's Gospel (5:1--7:29)
We told you that the heresy of MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAMS where religious music always meant HARD BONDAGE and was performed by prostitutes and Sodomites CANNOT be the image of those STANDING IN THE HOLY PLACE. Rubel Shelly promised that this MUSIC as PERFORMANCE rejecting the WORDS OF CHRIST would LEAD YOU INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD. That replaced JESUS CHRIST as the sole Mediator between man and God.
Now, John York and Rubel Shelly claim that the CHURCH FAMILY or "institution" LEADS TO JESUS. But, Jesus isn't LOST and He does not need a BABYLONIAN God finder or God manipulator.
A Twelve-Step Program
Rubel Shelly: The question we are raising over the next twelve weeks is how to get into this material so that it gets into all of us.
We are convinced that this is where we need to go in order to develop the theme of relational discipleship we have been exploring for some time now.
Look up Relational Discipleship on the internet and you will find the SOURCE. I'll bet there is another TRAFICKING BOOK in the making?
Before SHEPHERDING or the DISCIPLING DILEMA Jesus (remember the one who preached the sermon?) said that there is no RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP because those who take on the BURDEN of being an "evangelist" will have to LEAVE father and mother and friends and plow handles. Remember? But, the NEW CROSSROADS or INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST (Featured at OCU this year) being given a SECOND INCARNATION want the PAY but want to be LOCATED MISSIONARIES according to Rubel Shelly. There are not THREE GODS which allows Rubel Shelly and John York to convince you that after your TWELVE STEP PROGRAM you will be led by the HOLY SPIRIT PERSON. All evidence is that those who SEPARATE God into three persons want the HOLY SPIRIT to be SOPHIA-ZOE or the Mother of the gods. Don't go there because Paul said:
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Col 2:9
DISCIPLESHIP DEMANDS GOING: don't pay for LOCATED MISSIONARIES building COMMUNITIES or COMMUNES after the Exodus pattern:
And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. Matt 28:17
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Matt 28:18NKJ
"Go therefore and
make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matt 28:19
"teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matt 28:20
Jesus validated His SONSHIP by speaking ONLY what He heard from the FATHER (thought) within. He spread it out as the DIVINE WORD by his BREATH or Spirit. Paul insisted that HE would teach only what HE had heard from JESUS THE SPIRIT LORD. He insisted that the ASSEMBLY or synagogue could GLORIFY GOD (not the performer) by speaking with ONE MOUTH and ONE MIND "that which was written," The Spirit or the Word of Christ leaving the SINGING and MELODY in the heart.
Jesus and Paul would insist: "Teach the Sermon as it has been taught" as the ONLY MARK that you are NOT a false prophet. By USING the Holy Words of Jesus to promote SHEPHERDING by a COMMUNE to lead the people to Jesus Christ they PROVE that they are not leading you to the OLD Christ.
Mark then discusses the BEGINNING or MOST IMPORTANT part of the gospel by introduce John and the disciples of Jesus BAPTIZING as the fulfillment of Malachi.
John York: So we are going to look at Jesus' sermon as something of a manual about discipleship. We're going to call the series
"Whole-Life Discipleship." But I've probably just made a big mistake in terminology. I said we were going to study these three chapters from the Gospel of Matthew as a "manual."
But we have SPOKEN the words intentionally and they CANNOT be UNSPOKEN:
And that language is both misleading and scary. It can take us down the wrong path of discipleship as performance, discipleship as measuring up,
and discipleship as careful study
and more intense obedience to rules.
And that's the last thing we want to communicate. In fact, we think that is exactly what Jesus was trying to pry out of people's heads with this sermon!
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