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coolcap2007
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Joined: 2007/2/22
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 if someone asks me not to preach should i not preach

in mexico my family including me have been going and helping a villiage in mexico. the whole villiage has grew to love us. we used to call it mission work until i told my family the real mission is to preach the gospel and we have only been doing good works and that i did not want to call it mission work anymore until we preach. so my family decided we should do this, but a father said he doesnt want us teaching his daughter about god, so my dad said we cant share the word of god because the fathers dont want us to. the problem is that it used to be so peaceful and now everyone is getting drunk in this village, and all the girls have boyfriends and are kissing in the streets and everything now and the villiage is getting very corrupt as to when it used to be so pure. that villiage has no way of hearing the word of god yet somehow they have accepted us as family. i think about the bible and how people were never welcomed to share the word of god yet that didnt stop the apostles. so my question is if people told us they didnt want us teaching the word of god to thier family members such as thier daughters should we not? when we are there most of the time the kids from all ages hang out with my family playing volleyball or basketball and we could easily start sharing the word of god. i believe if we disobey what some people have asked us about not teaching thier family members and teach some people and make even a few disciples even if there were just 5 that listened than atleast those people could share to the rest of the villiage and get more and more untill that villiage was teaching many people.i believe its ok to disobey the request of people if its for god, because those fathers who dont want us to teach it are drunks and i know that they are those childrens fathers, but the real father in heaven says he wants his children learning the word of god, and so it doesnt matter if the human fathers dont want it cus the heavenly fathers wants it. so is it ok if we disobey what the villiagers ask and teach the word of god? thats what many apostles did and they died sometimes

 2007/5/29 22:55Profile
Baohongen
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Joined: 2007/4/19
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Runge, TX USA

 Re: if someone asks me not to preach should i not preach

Acts 4:18-20
"Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, 'Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.'"

Right after this they were released and the church had a prayer meeting. They did not ask that God would deliver them from persecution, but rather they prayed that God would give them boldness to speak his Word, and that he would perform healings and miracles through Jesus' name. They prayed, were filled with the Holy Spirit, the room was shaken and they spoke boldly God's Word.

I will pray for you and encourage you to follow their example in prayer and preaching.


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Heath Powers

 2007/5/30 0:04Profile









 Re: if someone asks me not to preach should i not preach

I humbly ask you to look at what you wrote... "i believe ...i believe" What has the Lord "told" you to do in this situation? Christ learned obedience through the things he suffered. It's obvious that you are suffering watching these people and wanting to help them but only God can reach down and get their attention.

I encourage you to set aside time to fast (hours, days?) and pray about what your role is because it doesn't matter how much a person preaches... if the Holy Spirit is not in it, it will come to naught.

This is a quote by a saint during the Black Plague. He was the first church offical to clothe and feed the poor during that time. I cannot remember his name at the moment! But this was what he thought of preaching....

Preach the gospel with everything that is in you... if necessary, use words.
~ St ?

 2007/5/30 6:26
PreachParsly
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Joined: 2005/1/14
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I would say preach the Gospel.

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so my question is if people told us they didnt want us teaching the word of god to thier family members such as thier daughters should we not?



They may want their daughter to burn in hell forever, but I doubt you do.


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Josh Parsley

 2007/5/30 9:57Profile





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