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It's More Blessed To Give And Receive!
Jesus and Paul Versus The Super Apostles
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge While House Is Burning
'Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory', To The Tune, 'Glory'
'The Manger Zone', To The Tune 'Danger Zone'
You Can See Clearly Now The Planks Are Gone
Isaiah 53 Explained: Mitch Glaser
'Sin Differently', To The Tune, 'Faithfully' By Journey
Nobody Loves Me Better But, ....Sing Along If Like Joel Osteen And Company
A Crown Of Gold, To The Tune Fields Of Gold
Jewish Counter Missionary Compares Messiah To Rooster
Breaking Then 'Loving The Broken' By Andy Cannon: Body Part Ministry To Silly Women (2 Tim. 3)
Table Of Contents:
The Devil Likes Hank Hannegraff
Word's Up By Rapper Cynthia, To The Tune 'Word Up'
Super Bowl
The WORD Conference
Jesus Christ Is Coming In Clouds: My Experiences At Christmas
Rocky Mountain Lie (Al Capone Ain't Such A Bad Guy)
MaxwellsHouse.Org Top Karaoke Parodies- Part Two
Jewish Wannabe: My Favorite Things
Sweet Lord Of Mine: Make A Joyful Noise With Bj
Little Billy Sings: It's A Bunch Of Bull To Me
The Outlaw: Sing Along With Little Billy
Burning Down Their House: Sing Along With Jumpin Jack Jr.
What A Wonderful God: Under His Rainbow...Sing Along With Little Cindy
Fiddling With 'Fiddler On The Roof.'
Expose Them With God's Light, And Talk To The Aminals
Jewish Counter Missionary: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
Does eating MEAT make one fat?
BoldFingers Meets 'Super-Apostle': Sing Along
Pastorized To The Tune, 'Too Shy'
God's Healthcare Together: Death Panels Already Exist
Before Judaism It Was Better: Sing Along
It's More Blessed To Give And Receive!
"If A Picture Paints A Thousand Words..."
Dad Knew That, 'This Is Family:' Sing Along
If The Plain Sense/P'shat Makes Sense, Don't Mince/Panache
You Might Be An Illegal Immigrant Or His/Her Enabler If :
Just Like Those Egyptians: The Ex. Files
Drier Ground Or Ye Are Gods?
There Ought To Be NO Mormons After
Special Ed: Sing With Little Billy
Plain Sense Indicator: Mormonism
Maxwell's House Spiritual Virus Checker
Preterists/Gnostics And 'The Man Down Under': Sing Along
The Apostasy: What Is It?
Maxwell's House: Goods For Your Desktop
Take Your Kids To Branson And Save Them From Hell
Isaiah 53: Explained By Mitch Glaser...My Critique
The Branson Experiment
I Am The Virus: Sing Along
Why Do It God's Way?, To The Tune 'I Did It My Way'
What's The Matter In Your Eye, You Cookie Cutting, Half Truth Wielding Wonder?
The Name: Sing Along....One Faith For All
Your 'Jesus' Is Simply Way Too Small (2 Cor. 11)
My 12 Hates Of Christ-Miss, To The Tune Of 12 Days Of Christmas
The Great Offending Gold Plaited Turds, Meet The Great Conformers In The Anals Of History
As Cain Slew His Brother To The Lord Yeshu, Columbo Suspects The Highly (H)Acidic Jews
He Will Stomp You From We Will Rock You
The Age Of Hilarious: Sing Along
That's Agape: Sing Along
You Aint Seen Someone Yet: Sing With Porky
We Didn't Pick The Choir, But Revived The Muslim Fire
You Deserve An Oscar, Golden Calf Or Degenerate Award Then Put Billions In Research, When...
Fruitcake Stew Number Two, For Hopeless Liberals And Fruitcakes Like George And The View:
Differences Between The Body Of Christ And Israel
Should We Major On The Minors, And Minor On The Majors?
What Happens When Christians Strain At Gnats, Swallow Camels, Embrace Shadows, Major On The Minors?
One: The Paradigm For All Things
Gave Our Breath Away/The Trinity And The Trichotomy Of Man In Song
Where Are You Located On This Chart?
The Answer Lies In, How This Story Begins: Avoiding The Fiddler On The Roof
My, My How The Whole Truth Divides!!
Nifty Ways They Replace Scripture: Sing Along
I Took The High Way: Sing Along
Bible Difficulties
I Wish They All Could Be Roman Catholic Girls: Sing Along With Papa Bj
Paper Lions, Doggy Doorways To The Tune, 'Paper Roses'
Prophecy And Mystery
The Spiritually Challenged Coming Full Circle
Very Superficial And He's Got Teddy Haggard's Smile
Professional Christian To The Tune American Woman
Had I Come Back Before, Sing Along
Ghost Writers In The Sky: Sing Along
'I Make It Rhyme' To The Tune 'I Walk The Line'
Total Recall Of You All: I.E. The Religious And Jewish Wannabes
Pretribber: Sing Along
The Divine Authorship Of The Old And New Testament
You're A Jewish Counter Missionary Or Enabler If You:
'Rightly Divided' Chart
Arguments Against The Trinity Trounced
Your Own Poison-All Jesus
Come As We Are Ministries
Publicans And DUMacrats Ask: What's This Hole In My Head?
Cynthia's Corner
Here's Some Great News My Friend
Undercover Christian
If Three Just Don't Agree, Then The Two Will Surely Do
Know When You're Done
The Eight Day Week And Keeping The Holi-Days Holy
The Departure: What Is It?
Group Think Or Whosoever Will Part 3
Jewish Wannabe:These Are A Few Of MY Favorite Things
Melchisedek Medley: Sing Along
How Many Times Is Christ Coming?
BOC Chart 2
B.O.C. 3
Children Of A Lesser Fraud: Should We Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils?
The Replacement Killers
Are You Odd Because You're God's?
A Boy Named YESHU: Sing Along With J.C. (Not Jimmy Carter)
Jesus On Main Street/City Lights Coffeehouse
Maxwells House Photos
Circles Of Life
The Andy Man Can With Frank N Clown's Lurch And Its Unleashed Body Parts
Found Me My Baby Giver; Start Your Own Church
Under One Roof: Start a House Church
Let Her Be: Sing Along
HollowWood's HollowLujah's Shows They Never Knew Yah
Maxwell's House: Goods For Your Desktop
'All' Men Means Just Some Men If Of Calvin: Sing Along
My Pardon Party: Will You Come?
Tebow Knows/ Focus on the Family Or On God?
We'll Love You, If Like Us You Are: Sing Along
This Old CoffeeHouse
Behind All Those Doors At Miles Apart Ministries
Live And Let Christ: About Us
In Those Three Days, Christ Saved Me From The Fire
I Am Jesus, And I Right The Wrongs: Sing Along
Christians 'Roasting On An Open Fire': Sing With Little Billy
Simply Can't Change Your Chromosomes That Way
There Should Have Been A Warning, After: Sing Along
Twelve Angry Men (Jurors) And The Roar Of The Lion
Violence Of The Hams And The Preachers Of Another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11)
Really Hot As, Hell-Ooooooooo!!
Little Angel Cindy Knows, Do You Know?

The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" (1 Corinthians 12)
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I Need The Rock, I'm A Peninsula

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New And Improved Lyrics By Bj Maxwell

Thankyou Lord For This Gift

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Formerly 'I Am A Rock' Sung By Paul Simon And Art Garfunkel.

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New Lyrics In Black And By Bj Maxwell

Links In Green

Sung By Bj Maxwell

Guitar By Paul Simon


I Need The Rock, I'm A Peninsula

Peninsula: "an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland."

New Lyrics:

A Christmas Day

On A Family Focused Foray

I'm All Alone
They Preach The Other Jesus And Say To Each His Own (2 Cor. 11)

And Refuse What Jesus, Peter And Paul know.

(2 Timothy 3:16,17)

They Are Like Rocks

They Won't Be Mov-ed.

They've Built Walls
Fortresses Thick And Tall

The Truth Can't Penetrate

They Don't Want My Friendship, Friendship Is Two Way

It's Listening And Receiving They Disdain

They Are Like Rocks

They Are Like Islands

They Talk Of Love
To Them Its Push And Shove
It's Saddening In My Mind

I "won't disturb the' Bliss Of Saints 'that have died.'

If I Didn't Love I 'Never Would Have' Tried.

They Sit Like Rocks

They Won't Be Mov-ed

I Have God's Book

And My Poetry To Direct Me

I'm Shielded In God's Armor.

(Ephesians 6:10-20)

My Weapons Of Warfare, Are Offensive

They Give Freely, Won't Take What Others Give

They Sit Like Rocks

They Won't Be Mov-ed

And Most Rocks Have No Ears

An Island Has Four Sides

Little Billy: What About Australia?

Me And My Wife

On A Bright And Peaceful

Looking Through My Window, To The Sky Above

To God The Word, Who Took On Flesh In Truth And  In Love

(John 1:1-3,12,14,18)

I Need That Rock

I'm A Peninsula

I Write Songs
A Long List True And Peculiar
That's Sure To Irritate

(Hebrews 10:24)

I Have No Need Of One Ways, Their Way Or No Way.

Giving But Not Receiving 'I Disdain'

I Need God's Flock

I'm A Peninsula

God Talks Of Love
He's Lived These Words Before

It's Deep In His Memory
'won't disturb' the Blessings, Of People that have Tried.

If He Didn't Love You, He Would Not Have Died

(1 John 4:10,11)

I Need That Rock

I Need The Mainland


I Have The Book

And The Scripture To Direct Me

I'm Shielded In God's Armor. (Ephesians 6)

My Weapons Of Warfare, Are Offensive
They Give Freely, Won't Take What Others Give

I Need God's Flock

I'm A Peninsula

And This Rock Feels My Pain
And Peninsula's Have Three Sides.


~End Of Song~

New Lyrics By Bj Maxwell








I Need The Rock, I'm A Peninsula

Peninsula: "an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland."

It Is More Blessed To Give And Receive
I Spent Over Thirty Years Trying To Communicate The Danger Of Another Jesus To My Family And Relatives. Every Time I Talked About This They Would Look At Me Like That Was The First Time They Heard It From Me.
This Inspired Me To Write:
"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the LORD Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" (Acts 20:25)
Here Paul Quotes Jesus, Even Though We Cannot Find This Quote From Jesus In The Gospels. However, J.C. Certainly Demonstrated This In His Life.

But Jesus And The Apostle Paul Also Taught That It More Blessed To Give And Receive. This Is What Body Life Is About.
There Are Many Folks Out There That Know How To Give Of Their Money, Time, Resources Etc, And Want Others To Receive What They Have To Offer, But Won't Receive Anything That These Others Have To Offer. Sometimes They Are Saying, What You Have I Don't Want, Thereby Saying 'I Have No Need Of Thee'.
"It is time to institute a system that affirms that every person has something worthwhile to contribute, that the 'more blessed' position of giving is to be shared by all those created in God's image." (Robert D. Lupton Theirs is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America, Lupton)
This Means That If Everyone Gives There Needs To Be The Same Amount Of Receivers.
I Ran A Foodbank With This Concept In Mind And It Worked Quite Well.
I'm Not Talking About Givers Only Or Receivers Only But Givers And Receivers. This Is What Interdependence Not Independence Or Dependence Is About.
The Church Of The Missing Body Parts
I Was Accused Of Trying To Control A Pastor Because I Stopped Going To His Church And When They Sent Me A Nice Card Wishing Me Well, Hoping That My Wife And I Would Return, I Sent An Email Response Thanking Them For The Card But Responded That I Don't Think We Are Better Than Anyone As The Card Seemed To Imply, But Only Wanted Real Fellowship After The Sermon, Because The Last Time We Went All Were Rushed Out Of The Building Right After Service, Without The Chance To Fellowship With Other Believers. It Also Wasn't Clear As To How Often This Lack Of Fellowship After The Sermon Would Happen.
How Am I Trying To Control Someone By Not Attending Their Sermons?
Only A Controller Would Think That People That Want To Participate Want To Control, As A Dictator Might Think That Establishing Democracy Is Imposing The American Agenda And An Invasion.
 Only One That Thinks More Highly Of Himself That He Ought Would Think This Way.
According To Scripture, Whenever We Come Together This Is How It Is Supposed To Look:
"Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy,
to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.
One Body, Many Parts
12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free --and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other." (1 Corinthians 12)
"God meant the meetings of the saints to be discipleship type meetings, where everyone was expected and encouraged to verbally participate...Everyone is to participate in the meeting for the building up of the body as a whole (1 Cor 12). 45 minute sermons by one man while all others silently listen were absent from the New Testament church meetings."
The Reality Is:
"If all the admiration in your church is always focused on your pastor, you've got a sick state of affairs. To be specific, if Mike and Mary Lunchbucket can sit in your church for sixty years and never have anyone come up to them and say, 'I really appreciated what you said in church today,' you're creating spiritual midgets. You're starving them to death in the pews...Your impact on it is like an extra gallon of water going over Niagra Falls..."
Real Christians And The Real Church Give And Take And Any Other Way Is Unscriptural.
Whenever You Come Together
"How is it then brethren? Whenever you come together each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification...let 2 or 3 prophets speak, and let the others judge. But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. For you can all prophecy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged...If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord." (1 Cor.14:26,29-31,37)
To Some Having Order Means, I Order You To Stay Silent Permanently. They Have Proven Through Their Actions That One Need Only Be A Rectum To Stop The Body In Its Tracts By Shutting Down The Whole Organism. A Pastor That Thinks He Is Being Controlled When The Body Parts Want To Participate Is In Actuality Opposing God Who 'has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.' Ultimately, God Will Have His Way And Remove That Hindrance To Real Fellowship Or Reduce It To A Small Church For Years. Sometimes A Small Church Means More Meaningful Interaction And Attention, At Other Times It Means There Is A Big Problem.
Later, There Was A Fellowship And Barbeque At A Nice Christian Couples House, From The Church I Mentioned Above, And I Saw More Body Life There Than I Did In The Actual Church Building And Service. There Was Great Fellowship At This Couples House With Each Contributing, The Pastor Was In The Corner With His Panties In A Bunch, Loudly Whining On The Back Porch To His Elderly Pastoral Trainee Who Should Be Training Him, That People Are Trying To Control Him. I Often Got Better Fellowship At The White Spot After 'Ministry' Or Church Than I Got In Church Itself.
Its Interesting To Do A Bible Study Of The Phrase On What Being 'Together' Meant For Christians In The Early Church.
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come , they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting . 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2)
"And when they had prayed , the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. " (Acts 4)
So Holy Ghost Filled Believers Who Come Together With Other Christians Give And Take. Christianity Isn't A Spectator Sport Where A Barrel Full Of Pew Potatos Get Together And Listen To Mr. Potato Head Dictating To Them What The Bible Says.
 Pastors Are An Integral Part Of The Body Of Christ But Are There To Equip The Believers For Ministry. This Means That Once The Body Parts Are Equipped They Are Supposed To Use Their Equipment. They Are Not Barney Fifes That Never Use Their Gun Or Where The Sheriff Always Keeps The Bullets So They Don't Hurt Themselves Or Others.
Part Of The Service Most Certainly Should Be The Pastors Sermon But If That Is It, The Result May Result In What Happened To Eutychus, A Dead Or Sleeping Church.
"And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. 8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together . 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching , he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead." (Acts 20)
What Keeps A Congregation Active And Alive Is Participation. This Is Why I Am Alive While on The Internet, Passing Out While Watching Television. Just Ask My Wife.
Body Life Makes The Pastors Sermons More Interesting. I Find That Real Life Experiences With Others Makes My Messages More Meaningful And Interesting. What Happens When Body Parts Are Ministering Is Good Fodder For The Pastors Sermon The Following Week.
Don't Know What Body Part You Are?
Take This Test Here.
Some Have Concluded That I'm One Of Those Body Parts That Some Want To Misrepresent, Cover Up And Keep Out Of Sight Like An Armpit Or Something Like That.
"He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill
all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro , and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness , whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part , maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love." (Ephesians 4)
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6)
Christian Hero Worship
I Spent Over Thirty Years Trying To Share My Life And Experiences With My Family And My Parents Who Were Very Generous Persons In Their Own Right. However, After Thirty Years I Couldn't Recall Anything That They Really Received From Me, And This Wasn't From My Lack Of Trying.
Through Many Years Of Sharing What God Taught Me, My Wife And I Decided We Would Just Give Mom A Book From Chuck Norris Called, 'Black Belt Patriotism'. After A Lifetime Of Beating The Crap Out Of Folks, Promoting Buddhism And Essentially Declaring Himself The One Man Solution To The Worlds Crime Problem, Norris Became A Christian And Wrote A Really Good Book. Well, We Gave This Book To Mom She Ate It Up, And Even Passed It Around For Others To Read. Many Of The Things Norris Said, We Had Said To Her For Thirty Years, But Norris Reached Her. Now I'm Elated That Something Got Through But Saddened That My Over Thirty Years As A Christian Didn't Have Any Influence While A Television Action Hero Did.
I've Seen Folks On The Internet Looking For Celebs, Christian And Non Christian, Find Them Add Them To Their Facebook. Always Have Time To Respond To Them While Not Having The Time Of Day For The Regular Folks, The Parts They Think Less Honorable. Honorable Meaning Well Known, Good Looking And In The Limelight.
You Want To Know Why So Many Christian Singers, Comedians, Preachers And Teachers Fall From Grace And Into Immorality? Part Of The Reason Is How They Are Placed On A Pedestal By The So Called 'Common Folk' As If They Can Do No Wrong Or If They Do Wrong It Is All Right. Simply Put, This Is Wrong. I Think This Contributed To A Worship Leader Falling Into Immorality. I Witnessed Some Of This Myself.
Loose Cannon Here.
I've Seen The 700 Club Reject Small Time Authors, But Foam At The Mouth When The Likes Of Dolly Parton Of 'The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas' Has A Childrens Book She Wants To Promote.
Paul Had The Same Problem When The Corinthian Christians Would Be Swayed By The Super Apostles To The Point Of Gross Error.
"Paul Points Out The Gullible Christians That Tolerate The Preachers Of Another Jesus And Gospel When He Says:
"But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough." (2 Cor. 11)
These Corinthians Were So Gullible As To Be Swayed By These Super Apostles Who Preached Another Jesus. This Is What Hero Worship Leads To. This Is How Cults Succeed. Exalting The man But Not J.C. Saying To One Body Part, I Don't Need You.
"For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached,
or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel
from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. 5 But I do not think I am in the least inferior to those 'super-apostles.' 6 I may not be a trained speaker, but I do have knowledge.
We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?" (2 Cor. 11)
I Spent Over Thirty Years Trying To Communicate The Danger Of 'Another Jesus' To My Family And Relatives. Every Time I Talked About This They Would Look At Me Like That Was The First Time They Heard It From Me.
This Inspired Me To Write:
Sometimes People Will Exalt A Particular Body Part Because It Has Some Letters Behind Its Names.
Your B.S. Degree Came After Being Able To Expend Twice the Energy And Words To Dismiss The Plain Sense Of Scripture Rather Than Just Believing It, Your B.A. Degree From Your Bull-Leave Ability Pronounced Be-liev-a-bility, Interpreted Is, Your Ability To Leave Bull-Only Or Baloney For Brevity. Your M.S. Degree Through Your Ability To Keep It Going With More of the Same. M.A. Being More Able Than B.4. Then Finally Awarded The Highest Honor Due To Your Exceptional Ability To 'Pile It High And Deep.' (P.H.D.).
Everyone Is To Give And Receive And To Provoke One Another.
"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. (Hebrews 10)
Before Telling The Hebrews To Go To Church, Paul Tells Them What Church Is.
It Is NOT, Assembling And Listening To One Man Give A Sermon, It Is Everyone Loving And Provoking One Another To Love And Good Works.
If You Go To Church And There Is Little If Any Fellowship Whereby Every Body Part Is Doing Its Part, Then It Isn't Church At All.
Provoke Hear Means: To Irritate, Spur On,
We Are Still Recovering From A Generation Of 'Christians' With A Form Of Godliness That Listen To The Pastor Preach His Sermon And Then Go To Their Favorite Buffet. Their Children Are Now In Masse Rejecting This Kind Of Christianity And Going Into Other Religions.
Did Jesus Ever Receive From His Followers?
"While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked. 9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor." 10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her." (Matthew 26:11ff; Mk. 14:7; John 12:8ff)
If Jesus Who Is God The Son Let His Lowly Followers Serve Him, Then We Can Certainly Let Others Have The More Blessed Position Of Giving To Us.
Are You Better Than The Creator Of The Universe?
Bj Maxwell