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Lester L. Roloff was born on June 28, 1914 in Dawson, Texas. He grew up there on a cotton farm. At the age of 12, he was saved, and at the age of 18, he surrendered to the Lord's call to preach. He graduated from Baylor University and attended

From Bondage to Freedom in Christ: Mary Allen, Former Nun - Richard Bennett Interview www.puritandownloads.com The Puritan Hard Drive has been such a superb blessing to me personally and for my ministry, that I lack words to adequately praise the Lord! - Richard Bennett (former Roman Catholic priest, who is now a Calvinist), Berean
A Nun's Story: From Convent Bondage (Sexual Desire, Dating Priests, Rituals, No Bible) to Jesus Mary Allen spent 26 years as a Nun. She gives a personal and very descriptive account of her long life in the convent. Her coming to true Christian salvation many years after convent life is fascinating. Please share this video with family and friends. If
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Temple Baptist Church - 5-5-2019Romans 15:1-7Introduction:A. “We then” shows a continuation and conclusion of the context found in chapter 14. There are some couplets found in verse one.B. Two types of believers. Both are saved.1. “Strong.” “We then that are strong.” Mature in Christ and serving Christ. The Christian life is a personal one as it is our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. In Hebrews, chapter 5, Paul said, “When for the time ye ought to be teachers.” Spiritual maturity brings about strength in Christ. This is what God expects from us all!2. “Weak.” “Infirmities of the weak.” The word “infirmity” is normally used when mentioning sickness, disease, or impotence. Within our context, if is descriptive of the immature child of God who remains in bondage instead of relishing the liberty that we are to have in Christ.C. This portion of Scripture is not written to the pastor alone. The strong speaks of those who:1. Are strong in their personal Faith. They know that they are saved and are servants.2. Are strong in the Scriptures. They can understand and teach the doctrines of the faith.3. Are strong in Church. They are faithful to and serving in the local church.4. Are strong in Tribulation. They are enduring and steadfast when trials come.D. The strong are those who live their lives for Christ, others, but not self. It is our love for Christ that determines our life lived for Christ. It is our life lived for Christ that counts.“My life, my love, I give to Thee,Thou Lamb of God who died for me;Oh, may I ever faithful be, My Savior and my God! I'll live for Him who died for me, How happy then my life shall be! I'll live for Him who died for me, My Savior and my God! The world and all its joys I leave;My life, O Lord, Thou wilt receive;Henceforth no more Thyself I'll grieve, My Savior and my God! O Thou who died on Calvary,To save my soul and make me free,That I may ever live for Thee My Savior and my God!”E. We do not have the power, in most instances, to take away the infirmities of the weak. Spiritual growth must come from within each of us individually. Spiritual maturity cannot be forced.1. Verse 1-2. Spiritual Obligation. Chapter 14 speaks of two classes of believers. Strong and weak.a. To be Strong in the Lord. We have a spiritual obligation to mature in the Lord. To conform to the image of the Son of God. 1 John 2:12-14 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. (13) I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. (14) I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.b. To Bear the infirmities of the Weak. To put up with! We have a spiritual obligation to both longsuffering with and exhortation of the weak. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; (13) And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. (14) Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. (15) See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.c. To Share the gifts that God has given to us. As God has blessed us, we are to be a blessing to others. Not selfish, but selfless. Philippians 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (4) Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.2. Verse 3-4. Spiritual Example. In these verses, we find two sources of example.a. The Son of God. Jesus Christ gave up heaven for sinners. The Strong for the weak. John 10:10-11 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (11) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.b. The Word of God. The Word of God throughly furnishes the child of God for the task ahead of him or her. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.3. Verse 5. Spiritual Keys.a. Patience. Ephesians 4:1-2 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, (2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;b. Consolation. Consolation comes through consideration and loving exhortation. Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.4. Verse 6. Spiritual Goals.a. One mind. Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.b. One mouth. 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.5. Verse 7. Spiritual Conclusion.5. Verse 7. Spiritual Admonition. a. Receive one another.b. As Christ receives you.6. We Have Been Called To Serve One Another - Galatians 5:13-14 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (We were not set at liberty so that we could fulfill the desires of the flesh.)a. We Can Serve One Another By Having Compassionb. We Can Serve One Another Through Prayerfulnessc. We Can Serve One Another By Giving Comfortd. We Can Serve One Another Through Exhortatione. We Can Serve One Another By Sustainingf. We Can Serve One Another By Strengtheningg. We Can Serve One Another By Simply Listeningh. We Can Serve One Another By Weeping With Those Who Weep
Barack Obama and John McCainOne doesn't have to have a university degree in political science or pour over electoral maps from the last few elections to realize that the name of our great nation is quickly becoming a misnomer. There are, and have been for several years undercurrents of globalism that dare to chip away at our sovereignty as a nation. Cries for the demise of unilateral action ring from many quarters. From the United Nations Headquarters in our own nation, lectures abound from our enemies about the need for diplomacy and cooperation.From this, one thing is clear: Everyday we inch closer to new doors of division. Our enemies know that a divided house cannot stand. Therefore, I posit, that we now more resemble the Polarized States of America, rather than the United States of America. With the northeast and west coast as blue as the sky and the center and heart of our republic as red as the blood shed that forged her over two hundred years ago. There no longer exists a common goal or direction, but rather a series of cyclical battles over control of the White House, courts, and legislature. Race, religion, economics, and sexual orientation all now divide a nation that once looked through the lenses of our founding fathers and said, in unison - “We the people, in Order to form a more perfect Union...” Who were those people? Citizens, not guests. That more perfect union has been replaced for political correctness and an ever-growing desire to be just like the rest of the world. Let me remove any ambiguity – what made us great for so long is that we were different from the rest of the world. Our policies were different. Our leaders were different. Our determination to succeed was different. We were welded together by common convictions which helped define us as Americans. Therefore, let's not cry again to return to the Egyptian bondage of excessive taxation. Please don't pine for the European system of socialized medicine. Wipe completely from our imaginations a Shariah, and thereby radical, Islamic system of finance for a nation whose forefathers founded it upon the Holy Bible itself.  The great melting pot has boiled over. Today, people no longer know what it means to be an American. “One nation under God, indivisible...” Remember? But, now even that is taboo. Educators, right now, are in the process of putting the Pledge of Allegiance in the same moldy closet as common sense because of the possibility it might offend someone who happens to be a visitor in our country. We will soon be led by a president who has a public record of disrespect toward our national anthem, and not many people seem to care. Political correctness has parsed every thought and threatens to emasculate those who actually try to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves.Yet, for this I will be accused of spewing hate, of being a zealot who isn't really patriotic. Yet, much better men than I have been accused and have suffered more than a few measly barbs in the form of jeering words. Water – meet duck's back. If in today's upside down culture, standing for core beliefs and biblical principles held by so many bygone Americans makes me a zealot, then so be it. I'll gladly stand, guilty as charged.Yours for Portugal,Bro. Michael Andrzejewski Bro. Michael Andrzejewski currently serves with his wife and five children as a missionary to Portugal and is sent out of Milledgeville Baptist Church in Milledgeville, TN.  For more information about their ministry please visit MBC Portugal Missions.  
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