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  • House-church.org - cancer october
    to share with you and it is this The insidious nature of cancer of which according to the medics I am now free is that it is part of oneself That is unlike a virus or bacteria it is not something the body can identify as an invader and therefore marshal its defense mechanisms against which means the cancer gets a clear run that other diseases are denied One s white blood cells will attack and seek to destroy an invading bacterium or virus but a cancerous cell is as much a part of that body as they are and so they leave well alone In other words to defeat cancer one is entirely dependent on mechanisms that are not a part of the body being affected The great problem with cancer therefore is that it is actually a genuine biological part of the body it is in process of destroying And what this says to me by way of parallel is that when it comes to the problem we all face spiritually and morally the simple truth of the matter is that because we are sinners our biggest problem is us ourselves Or to out it another way my biggest enemy is not the devil or those who would hurt me in some way whether physically or otherwise but myself I am indeed my own worst enemy There is a teaching that is gaining ground even amongst Christians who are otherwise biblically sound that points out quite rightly that in scripture believers are referred to far more frequently as saints the holy set apart ones than sinners but which then quite wrongly downplays the fact that our biggest problem is precisely that sinfulness Indeed it so emphasizes the presence of the new nature we have in the Lord that one would get the idea that sin is some kind of occasional aberration that is the exception and not the norm And the reason I think it so important to address this is that I know of quite a few biblically sound believers whose behavior is so blatantly sinful and their lack of ongoing repentance so blatant that it can only be that something is preventing their consciences from working as they ought And I wonder if there is a connection given that I know that at least some of them buy into this notion Not of course that they are committing adultery or getting blind drunk or robbing banks Of course not But they are nevertheless rude when it suits them to be they tell lies they slander people and completely selfishly put themselves above everyone else They are angry and act cruelly against those who have annoyed them for whatever reason and display the arrogance of people who see only the faults of others but not themselves And then they go and teach that as believers we are saints and should therefore concentrate far more on that truth than on us being sinful Somewhat convenient do you not

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  • House-church.org - cancer november
    comes out without bringing anything else with it yuck but it will be nice once it s done So I now have the task of regaining my strength and fitness being currently as weak as a kitten and barely able to walk round to town and back without puffing and wheezing like an old man But this is all the result of the chemotherapy drug and will be overcome bit by bit in the weeks to come It has long been my practice to walk three and a half miles every morning as soon as I get up and my goal is to be back to that as quickly as possible It will take a while though and I will have to take things gradually but I can t wait to get my strength and overall fitness back as well as losing the weight I have put on So I guess that s it for the moment I feel a bit disoriented for some reason probably because I m not sure if I am properly taking in that this whole terrible ordeal is very probably nearly over but remain very much in the peace of the Lord I will be very glad though to get these tests and results done with and to know officially that I am cancer free as they keep assuring me I actually am Belinda and Bethany are as ever doing great and of course I have to start working on ways to prolong the sympathy factor as much as possible But from one or two things Bethany has said in the last few days though I think they might be on to me So all I can do is to keep being as pathetic as I can be and just try to get across my continuing need of constant tender loving care and attention I ll let you know how it goes Take care and God bless in Him Beresford BJ s Results 17th November 2014 Dear All I am greatly relieved and extremely thankful to be able to report that the test results the last of which I got today are negative I am therefore to all intents and purposes cancer free The medics will obviously continue to monitor me with more tests due to happen in the summer but this is obviously the outcome we were praying and hoping for I can therefore start the process of getting back to normal and regaining my strength and fitness which the medics say will take a good few weeks if not months I can therefore come the New Year resume both my ministry and the traveling that it entails I have as ever teaching to do churches to start and nurture and people to upset Having been laid aside for the best part of an entire year I am obviously champing at the bit to get back in the saddle At long last it s game on Belinda Bethany and I obviously want to thank

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  • House-church.org - cancer december
    just the week the chemo finished at the end of November I was rather expecting to be leaping into it Lone Ranger style from a high outcropping of rocks by January I am however realising that it isn t going to work like that I feel absolutely fine in myself but the ongoing problem is precisely the one the medics said would be the biggest fatigue I still need two or three hours more sleep each day than I would normally and am only up to about half a mile of brisk walking before needing to rest awhile and catch my breath I have never been one for taking naps during the day but continue to have to do this two or three times a week This is all of course a matter of great mirth for Belinda and Bethany and I am just relieved they didn t decide to buy me a walking frame for Christmas But I am getting there bit by bit at one point I could have barely done a quarter of a mile even at a slow meander so I am buoyed in that regard So it is indeed one step at a time with the other limitation being that my level of concentration remains affected to a significant degree I am therefore keeping a clear diary as far as any travelling is concerned until we resume our US trips at the end of March that being for the usual six weeks so much catching up to do and then hope to be getting very much back to normal by the time we return home from that So wow What a year Shock alarm trauma a certain amount of fear physical pain and the terrible terrible process of six months of chemotherapy but great blessing

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  • House-church.org - cancer 2015
    ways not least of all because his response the disaster he went through was What I greatly feared has come upon me And I as do most people greatly feared the prospect of getting cancer and then as with Job had my fears actually happen to me Not that Job went through what he feared because he feared it of course not And neither did I get cancer because I didn t want it After all if fearing something caused the Lord to conclude we needed to go through it merely because we feared it then life could never be long enough for all the disasters and terrible things we would need to have happen to us No Job went through what he did not because he feared it but because Satan had challenged the Lord over the fact that in his opinion sinful men and women could never love Him for Himself alone but only for the good things He gave them Or to put it another way Satan maintained that those who follow the Lord do so for purely selfish reasons thus rendering nonsensical and even sin bound His redemptive purposes What the Lord did in order to show the devil that he was wrong was simple He allowed him to bring disaster on Job and watch him continue to follow Him indeed to follow Him in even deeper ways as a direct result of the trials such faithfulness demonstrating that a man could indeed love the Lord for Himself alone and not merely for the blessings He bestows And though broken and beaten and unhappy in the extreme Job s love for the Lord shone through as he not only didn t curse the Lord as even his rather unhelpful wife suggested he do he rather declared Though He slay me yet will I trust him And that for me is one of the great declarations in scripture from the lips of a sinner That Job sinful though he was could have so known and loved the Lord that he could honour and praise Him in the midst of such suffering even whilst having no idea of what was going on behind the cosmic curtain by way of the spiritual warfare being waged is nothing short of incredible It is a most beautiful example of what God s grace can accomplish in a sinful world It would be very easy for me to think in terms of the last year being merely about going through an illness and putting up with the unpleasantness and suffering involved and then just getting on with life now I am recovered Yet I don t actually believe that for one moment It was about going through an illness of course and therefore also about putting up with it but for us as God s people we must always take into account what is going on behind the scenes between the Lord and His angelic armies and Satan and his hordes of

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  • House-church.org - cancer march
    Home News About us What is a church General articles Study resources Links Contact us Did Jesus do juicing Probably not The end 2015 Chigwell Christian Fellowship All rights reserved

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  • House-church.org | Movies | NE 2011 Introduction
    that biblical truth is to be understood primarily intellectually through the ongoing development of various contradictory and competing systematic theologies and doctrinal systems an approach which scripture itself neither takes nor advocates In these talks the veil is pulled back in order to reveal how the Bible itself teaches that its truth ought to be ascertained and embraced as opposed to the Hellenistic Greek approach of utilising mere logic and

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  • House-church.org | Movies | NE 2011 Part 1
    Movies New England conference 2011 Part 1 New England House Church Conference 2011 Embracing Biblical Truth Biblically A Challenge to the Error of Mere Doctrinalism Session 1 The Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth Or to put it another way The Bible the Whole Bible and Nothing but the Bible New England Conference 2011 Part 2 New England Conference 2011 Part 3 New England Conference 2011 Part

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  • House-church.org | Movies | NE 2011 Part 2
    the Bible s answer not only to the equal and opposite errors of Calvinism and Arminianism but the error of theological systems in general Whether they are aware of it or not every believer embraces a completely irreconcilable paradox in their acceptance of one of the most important truths in scripture but then many deny the validity of such paradox regarding another of the most important truths in scripture Nowhere

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