Do you believe in Jesus? Take it as Gospel

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Do you truly believe Jesus is God and came to save the world He loves?

To believe is to accept something is true, especially without proof and to hold it as your opinion; to be convinced by it, trust it, have confidence in it, accept it as true, put confidence in it, rely on it, fall for it, go for it, to take it as gospel.

One of the great moral thinkers and influencers of our time is JORDAN PETERSON. Jordan has a unique voice in this generation. These clips may be of deep interest to young people in your life.

2020 was a tough year for Jordan and his wife, but in his intense suffering which is etched in his face and voice, Jordan is focussed on what Jesus has done for him.

In the 2 minute segment below, Jordan weeps as he contemplates the wonder of Jesus Christ – who was a real person, not just a myth. Jordan is not using the term ‘myth’ to imply ‘a widely held but false belief’. He is honouring Jesus Christ as an historical man and a ‘myth’ which is defined as “a traditional narrative concerning the early history of people, explaining natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.”

In tears, Jordan confesses he is amazed at his own belief and says he has seen the objective world and the narrative world touch many times in his own life. He says the narrative world – what we would call the spiritual world- is real and undeniable even though it is not objective. He confesses that Christ as the union of the objective and narrative worlds is “oddly plausible” but doesn’t know what to make of it because it is “too terrifying a reality to believe.” He examines the serious implications of belief, saying he does not know what would happen to you if you fully believe it.

@Jordan B Peterson vulnerable comments on Jesus Christ- "it's too terrifying."

In the first two minutes of the next segment (which is below the worship song), Jordan includes himself in the struggle of Christians. The world sees us claim to believe, yet our lives don’t reflect the commitment this warrants and the transformation this demands.

Do you truly believe? Does believing mean you trust God, love Him and reflect Him by living a transformed life?

Mark 9:23-25 NKJV ‘Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!’”

Help My Unbelief
 

 

Does Jordan Peterson Believe in God? | Jonathan Pageau and Jordan B Peterson
If you listen from 4.49 minutes into the interview, you will hear Jordan trying to reconcile living with joy while in constant pain.

The transparency of his honesty and vulnerability rivets many millions to follow his story.

Psalm 69:29-33 TPT I am burdened and broken by this pain. When your miracle rescue comes to me, it will lift me to the highest place. Then my song will be a burst of praise to you. My glory-shouts will make your fame even more glorious to all who hear my praises! For I know, Yahweh, that my praises mean more to you than all my gifts and sacrifices. All who seek you will see God do this for them, and they’ll overflow with gladness. Let this revive your hearts, all you lovers of God! For Yahweh does listen to the poor and needy and will not abandon his prisoners of love.

Even When It Hurts (Praise Song) Live - Hillsong UNITED
From 5.21 minutes, Jordan shares his attempt to reconcile joy, pain and worship. He and his wife, who has cancer, have adopted a daily time of grace – a time of intentional thanksgiving before their evening meal. Jordan cries again as he expresses deep appreciation for “the ridiculous volume of blessings that have been showered down upon us, at a volume that is really quite incomprehensible.”

Lord, grant Jordan and each person who trembles before you, an encounter with Christ and an infilling of the Holy Spirit that will bring assurance of salvation, peace, power and victory.

 

Please take 4.12 minutes to express your gratitude to Jesus…

Thank You for Saving Me. Thank You for Loving Me.

“So many times, You reached out to me, But I turned my back ’cause I didn’t think you had what I need. Now you’re everything, You’re everything to me. I can’t be without you God, You’re everything. And I want to say thank you, I was lost and you found me, I was dead inside, And you breathed into me, And you brought these bones to life. I want to say thank you, Thank you for saving me. Thank you for loving me unconditionally God. You stood with open arms, But I ran away. ‘Cause I was scared of the pain that came with trust. But I came running back, Into your embrace, Because I knew you’d still be there, You’d never leave me God. Chorus I don’t deserve you God But you keep on loving me anyway. Oh, You’d never stop loving me God.”

 

Will you take the truth of Jesus as gospel to your world?

Romans 10:8-15 “God’s living message is very close to you, as close as your own heart beating in your chest and as near as the tongue in your mouth.”
And what is God’s “living message”?
It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach.
“Everyone who calls on the Lord’s name will experience new life.” But how can people call on him for help if they’ve not yet believed? And how can they believe in one they’ve not yet heard of? And how can they hear the message of life if there is no one there to proclaim it? And how can the message be proclaimed if messengers have yet to be sent?
That’s why the Scriptures say: How welcome is the arrival of those proclaiming the joyful news of peace and of good things to come!”

In partnership with HARVEST we are pleased to invite you to…

PREPARE FOR GO MONTH IN MAY:

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GO MOVEMENT LAUNCHING MAY 2021

Everyone can reach someone. Together we can reach the world!

All over the world tens of millions of Christians are reaching out with the Gospel during the month of May (GO Month) with exciting outreaches planned for May 29th (GO Day).

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"Fresh Wind" By Hillsong Worship a cover by Christ Community Worship

with gratitude that with this fresh wind “hearts burn with holy fear, purified in faith and deed, the Refiner’s fire strengthens what remains and we the church bear Your light, lamp aflame, city bright!”

Sue Tinworth & team
sue@partnersinprayer.org.au
www.partnersinprayer.org.au

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