GO DO BUSINESS — LUKE 19:13

 Short Message -- Go Do Business

In this short message, we will look at God’s word and reassess ourselves with what we are doing with the life that God has given us. 
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So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them,
‘Do business till I come.’
Luke 19:13 NKJV

Please read Luke 19:11-27 for the whole parable

The word business means

to busy oneself with, that is, to trade: – occupy, do business, matter, thing, work.

A primary verb; to “practice”, that is, perform repeatedly or habitually by implication to execute, accomplish, etc. (From Strong Concordance)

So the instruction of every Christian is while we wait for Jesus to return is to do business … do something and accomplish something…

Unfortunately, 95% of the people are not using their gift to accomplish something on earth .. they are just being lived.

They are here mainly to pay bills, have fun and die.

20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

Luke 19:20-23

 

Please be aware .. one day Jesus is going to come back and hold every person accountable for what they did on earth?

Especially the Christians .. because they should know better.

What are you doing????

When you die, what are you going to say to Jesus when HE asks you what you did with your minas?

What are you doing with your life?

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!

 


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VERBAL ABUSE IS EQUAL TO MURDER — IT IS LIKE KILLING A PERSON SLOWLY

TTN Ministry -- Verbal Abuse Is Equal to Murder

One of the issues we do not discuss a lot in the church — the damage of verbal abuse to many — men and women, young and old. In this short message, we will see how words can create a huge impact on somebody’s life and how they may cause a person to be defiled. We will take a look on what the Bible is saying on speaking hurtful words and the effect on people.

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Verbal abuse over an extended period of time can leave marks on the heart and soul for a lifetime.

Imagine what people would look like if the damage of verbal abuse left visible scars. Many of us would stay home in fear of what people would say. What does the Bible say about verbal abuse?

Verbal Abusers Are Murderers

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. … whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.”
Matthew 5:21-22 NKJV

You see verbal abuse .. calling somebody stupid or worse .. is similar to killing a person. That is how destructive verbal abuse is. It is similar to committing a murder.

Verbal Abusers Are Liers
“Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues, they tell lies”
Psalm 5:9 NIV

A verbal abuser says things that are not true. Really a lier. Verbal abuse is different from constructive criticism as it destroys the spirit with lies instead of building up. We must always compare God’s word with what people say.

Verbal Abusers Are Unwise People

“The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.”
Psalm 36:3 NKJV.

Verbal abusers speak foolishly without wisdom. Many of them are deceived into thinking that they are helping others when in fact they are tearing people down. Their lack of wisdom keeps them from doing good for others.

Verbal abusers are used by the Devil

Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.
Proverbs 4:23-24

Satan uses verbal abuse to distract believers from their God-given purpose. He plants the seed of being worthless into our hearts and minds if we don’t know God’s word. Those who are verbally abusive are being used by the devil to accomplish his evil plans. 

Verbal Abusers Are Wicked

The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 10:11 NKJV

It often happens that people who are verbally abusive become physically abusive too. It’s difficult for them to keep the abuse to just words. The violence of verbal abuse can bring painful memories that will never leave.

Verbal Abusers Are Sick In Their Heart

11 Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 / 18 NKJV

The verbal abuser is sick in their heart and it shows in the things they say. It reveals itself through abusive language.

Verbal Abuse Grieves The Holy Spirit

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Ephesians 4:29-30 NKJV

All believers in Jesus Christ have the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom, grace, and direction. However, if we grieve the Holy Spirit with our abusive language .. do you think it will have consequences on us hearing the voice of God?

Please know that there are hope, healing, and forgiveness for everyone.

There is hope for the verbally abusive person. When a person repents from the heart, a verbal abuser can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from their wicked language. When the Lord changes the heart, the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) will become more evident and the person will start speaking more kindly, gently, and lovingly.

The same applies to those who’ve been verbally abused over long periods of time.

God has given us his Word, that we can memorize to get the correct understanding of who we are in Christ. Through forgiveness, God’s healing power will restore every person of all the lies, pains and hurts that these negative words have caused.

Remember, whether we are victims or verbally abusive, there is hope and healing for everyone.

God never rejects a person and never speaks abusively to His children. The only language He speaks is the one of love.

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com 

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


 

To view the notes for this message, please click on the link: Verbal Abuse is equal to murder in pdf

DON’T WASTE YOUR TALENT (Luke 19:11-27)

TTN Ministry -- Don't Waste Your TalentEach one of us was set apart for a specific purpose in life — each of us has been given gifts or talents by God so that we can fulfill our purpose in life or ministry. This short message will encourage us to pursue this God-given purpose in our life. To listen to the short message, please click on the image above or the video below.

 

Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified (set you apart) you;

Each person was set apart for a reason or purpose to fulfill their ministry.

11 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

You know God has great plans for every person, however, the problem is what are we doing about God’s great plan for us?

The Parable of the Minas – Luke 19:11-27 NKJV

11 Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately. 12 Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’

15 “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’

20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’

24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”

In short, every person has a calling or ministry. I don’t know what you calling or ministry is. That is between you and God.

However, all I know is that about 95% of the people are wasting their talent and gift they received by wasting their time. Doing things that are not important at all.

Find out your purpose in life and pursue it with all your might. Do whatever you can to fulfill your purpose.

Is it going to be easy … no of course not, but God gave you everything you need and when you step out in faith .. you will see miracles happen as doors open up for you to fulfill your calling. If you are faithful … God will be faithful.

James 1:22 NKJV

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Stop making excuses and wasting your time and your God given talent. Go do business!!!

God’s gift to you is your talent and ability, what you do with it is your gift back to God.

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at info@ttnministry.com or www.teachingthenations.com

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


To view the notes for this message, please click the link: Don’t waste your talent  notes in pdf 

FOODAHOLIC vs ALCOHOLIC

Teaching the Nations -- Foodaholic vs Alcoholic What is the difference between foodaholic and alcoholic? What is the definition of addiction? When does something become an addiction? In this short message, we will see that we need to take excessive eating seriously as a problem and a hindrance from glorifying God through our lives and our bodies.
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What is the definition of addiction…

Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.

Something becomes an addiction when you are not able to control it anymore. It becomes excessive .. more than you need.


A person without self-control
is like a city with broken-down walls.
Proverbs 25:28 NLT

You see if a person has no self-control anymore they are doomed for destruction .. it is like a city without walls .. if a city has no walls it means that it is only a matter of time and their enemy will come to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

Part of the fruit of the Spirit is self-control. So lack of self-control is very fleshly which the Bible condemns and considers to be a sin.

We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves.
Elisabeth Elliot

What is the difference between an Alcoholic and a Foodaholic?

To be honest .. there is no difference. Both are wrong and need to be repented of.

We all know and are aware that being an alcoholic is a problem .. but overeating is just as bad…

If you are overweight and have a habit of overeating .. take action today and start taking control of your life!! Don’t let the enemy steal, kill and destroy in your life. (John 10:10)

Repent, and ask God to set you free from this addiction. You will need God’s grace to get you back on track again, so you can pursue your God-given calling.

God created it ..
Jesus died for it ..
The Spirit lives in it ..
I’d better take care of it ?
Pastor Rick Warren

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me at www.teachingthenations.com or email me info@ttnministry.com 

Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


To view the notes for this message, please click the link: Foodaholic vs Alcoholic notes in pdf

NO WORK, NO EATING

TTN Ministry -- No Work, No Eating 

In this short message, we will hear of what is God’s plan for humanity and how can we bless the world, in turn, blessing God as well. To listen to this short message, please click on the image above or the video below.

15 Then the Lord God took Adam and put him in the garden of Eden to tend (cultivate) and keep it.
Genesis 2:15 NKJV

What was God’s plan for humanity? To work and develop their gifts and use those gifts to bless the world with their labor (fruits).

God put a standard for every human being.
Work 6 days and Rest 1 day.

How many hours is 1 day? in today’s society, it is going toward 8 hour work day. However, remember in the past it was normal to work 10-14 hours a day.

So what would be considered a normal workweek for Christians?
Say between 48 hours – 84 hours

9 not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:9-10 NKJV

11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 NKJV

So what does this means for us as Christians?

We are very quick in claiming scriptures about God’s provision and providing our needs. However, are we fulfilling God’s requirements?

Are you working 6 days a week?
Are you working at least 48 hours a week?

I believe that if Christians were willing to start following God’s instructions and start working at least 6 days – 60 hours a week .. they will have more than enough money to pay their bills and have some extra to give to charity…

Let me give some examples of what I believe is God’s standard for every Christian …

Say you have a job 5 days a week .. you can offer to do volunteer work for the church .. at least 1 more day?

If you are getting a social benefit .. are you using your 6 days in a way to contribute to society?

When you receive a pension .. how are you using your 6 days a week to contribute to society

You see God has given every person a gift and talent that was there to contribute to society. That will bring blessings to the earth.

However instead many Christians are wasting their time (this is a sin) in doing stuff that is not important. Bible calls it idleness…

Are you focused on using your time wisely instead of wasting it and be a blessing to society?
Use your gifts and talents for God’s glory.

God didn’t just create you to be a nobody.
God created a somebody.

When we as Christians start working 6 days a week. Where in your free time you are focusing on using your gifts to bless society and when an opportunity opens up you can maybe even start doing it full time. You will be amazed how God will start blessing you with an abundance…

Hope this was helpful.

For comments, questions or suggestions please contact me. Love to hear from you.

God bless!!


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