We are enjoying our “winter” season here with cooler weather (50’s at night, 70’s during the day). We had a busy July and wanted to share a little of what went on. So thankful for those of you who pray for us and the work among the Portuguese speaking world!
Author: Jeff Noblit
We are in a time of change. Our days living on 7 Rivers Farm are coming to a close, at least for now. Through prayer and with direction from leadership, we are transitioning to a location and ministry that will allow us to teach Zulu pastors more formally at the newly forming “Christ Seminary Durban.” At the same time, a strategic Indian church in the Durban area has called me to be their pastor as a recovery work.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH Murfreesboro, Tennessee Know Their Stories / Church Plants / Christ Baptist Church
A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
But rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism…If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors…For judgment will be merciless to the one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.