S: 2011 WHY? Andrew and Michelle Chambers
BC: The Bible says: Don’t cuss, don’t shack, don’t lie, don’t steal, pay tithes, be kind, love everybody, go to church, etc... So, WHY do some Christians try their best to live according to God’s Word and some don’t? Read inside to find out - WHY! | Copyright 2011
FC: WHY? | Andrew and Michelle Chambers
1: Andrew Chambers III is the pastor of Hope in Christ International Church in Hurst, Texas. His wife, Michelle is an associate minister there. Andrew and Michelle have 2 children and both are in college, Andrew IV and Charity. Though far from perfect, Andrew and Michelle are striving to live for Jesus with all they've got. Determined to finish this Christian race-STRONG! | About the Authors | Jeremiah 30:2 This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you."
2: This book is dedicated to pastors, ministry leaders, teachers and any others in leadership positions. Your job is a very difficult one. May God bless you as you serve His people!! May this book help you understand God’s people even more. May this book help you to understand all the “WHY’s” in ministry. After you have poured into the lives of others, prayed and sought the Lord for them and there still seems to be no change, may God grant you rest as you see a simple answer to the “WHY’s” that come up in ministry. Such a simple answer, but it can help you to sleep at night because you are assured that each situation, each person, is in God’s Hands.
3: Ever feel like you and only a handful of others are really, truly, sho-nuff, striving to live for Jesus? I mean, in the music you listen to, the movies/tv shows you watch, the places you go, the words that you say(or don’t say), and in the clothes you wear, do you stand out EVEN AMONG OTHER CHRISTIANS because it seems as though Christians are compromising?
5: Why do many Christians still cuss when they know they Bible says ....don't??? Colossians 3:8 - But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. The answer is on the last page.
7: Why is it that some Christians do not go to church on a regular basis when they know they Bible says ....GO??? Hebrews 10:25 - And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. The answer is fifteen pages away.
9: Why do some Christians choose not to forgive when they know the BIble says......forgive???? Mark 11:25 - And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. The answer is thirteen pages away.
11: Why do some Christians still shack (or have sex outside of marriage) when they know the Bible says......DON'T? 1 Corinthians 7:9 - But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn... I Corinthians 6:18 - Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. The answer is only eleven pages away.
13: Why do many Christians watch tv shows and movies loaded with profanity, violence and sexual immorality when it's impossible to do that and think right, pure and lovely thoughts? Philippians 4:8 - And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. The answer is nine pages away.
15: Why are some Christians just downright mean when the Bible says.....BE KIND????? Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. The answer is seven pages away.
17: Why do many Christians not pay tithes when the Bible says to do so? Malachi 3:8-10a - “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse... The answer is now only five pages away.
19: Why do many Christians listen to music that berates, degrades and is loaded with profanity just like the world? Philippians 4:8 - And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. The answer is three pages away now.
20: This book has been written after years of seeking an answer for WHY some Christians seem to go hard after following Jesus and some don’t.
21: Deuteronomy 30:19-20 19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now CHOOSE life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life. So, WHY do some Christians try their best to live according to God’s Word and some don’t? | The answer is ONE PAGE away.
22: People are going to do what people want to do!! We all have the right to choose. Pray for the person, fast even, if God leads you to, but REST in the fact that the results are pending on the person listening to the Holy Spirit!!! If the LORD is their life, they will listen to Him. JUST REMEMBER, You can't change them. ONLY JESUS can do that. AND....Make sure YOU make a decision to live God's Way too. | ANSWER: