Love That Matters
With Pastor Bart Clark

Real Jesus

The Real Jesus

Accept nothing less than the one and only Jesus Christ from God the Father of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.

When you become truly born again (born of the Spirit) you will understand the bible with a love for the things of God and you will discern right from wrong with the new mind of Christ in you.

(Keep reading because the definition of the Greek word for Discerned will surprise you.)
1 Corinthians 2:13-16
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually * discerned *. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Discerned • Strong’s Greek The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
350 ἀνακρίνω [anakrino /an•ak•ree•no/] v. 1 examine or judge. 1A to investigate, examine, enquire into, scrutinise, sift, question. 1A1 specifically in a forensic sense of a judge to hold an investigation. to judge of, estimate, determine (the excellence or defects of any person or thing.             

God is the answer to your deepest need. 

God says, 'Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3

GOD directs the life of those who trust in and believe in HIM.

God's Will

If we knew what God knows we would want the same things God wants. The key to discovering what God wants is to practice what God has already said to you.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart". Jeremiah 29:11-13

Confessing Sin
It is always good to confess sins when praying to God and there are many examples of godly people confessing their sins in the bible like Nehemiah, Ezra, and Daniel.  See (Ezra 10:1; Neh. 9:2; Dan. 9:20)
Ezra 10:1
Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly.

Jesus wants you to know the truth.

COUNTERFEITERS—always imitating reality

Jeremiah 2:13;   Galatians 4:9 
Only the Real Thing
Counterfeiting is epidemic in the world. Imitations are made of almost everything we use— from clothing to money. Whether through an international consortium or privately, businesses tenaciously pursue counterfeiters, trying to protect their name brands and assure their customers of quality and value. Consumers like to know they are getting the full value for their money.

Impostors all have two factors in common: (1) they claim to be as good as the real thing, and (2) they’re cheaper. Such an appeal is difficult to resist for the hard-pressed consumer looking for a bargain. And most people cannot make the distinction—the counterfeit looks as good as the real item.

Satan is a counterfeiter. When he whispers “I can give you the same thing Jesus offers, and you can practice self-fulfillment instead of self-denial to get it,” people listen. They want both the good life and heaven. Many seekers accept a cheap salvation, thinking it is equal to the real thing, only to find too late it is worthless! We need to remember: Nothing is real but the real thing.

Why preach the word? 

2 Timothy 4:2-5 (NKJV)
2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 

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