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Grace Bible Church - Gatesville, Tx
Grace Bible Church - Gatesville, Tx

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A Word from Byju

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A Word from Byju

Jonay 4:2

Byju - preaching

Hello and welcome to Grace Bible Church in Gatesville, Texas. This is the audio segment of our sermons here at Grace Bible Church. If we like to spend out more about us and watch our full Lord's Day services with video, go to Grace Bible tx dotcom. Praise a lot. Let us boil down our hurts and look into the Lord in prayer, audacious Lord, thank you, master, for this beautiful day you have given us to come before you. We never thought we would get such kind of opportunity again to come to the church and to worship you in speedit and truth. Father, it is your grace that we are here this morning. Thank you, master, for protecting each and everyone off us and giving us one more day in our lives. Father, we are here with your purpose, or Lord. I prayer for this church, people who are attending virtually and in person. Father, I pray that let your abiding spirit cower us so that we may experience your love, your grace in our life. Father, I commit myself into THY hands. Thank you, master, for bringing us, bringing me once again into this blessed or church. Father, I am here in your presence. Speak to me and speak to the church father, help the church to understand my pronunciation. Lord, let this service be meaningful and bless for each and every one of us. Father, God, we are belonging to you and the Scripture is belonging to you. Father, as I'm trying to divide your scripture and meditate upon your word, speak to see the mercages that you want to talk to us this morning. Lord, I bless this church in your name. Bless us together. We ask these things in the name of our Lord, and Save You, Jesus Christ. Amen, indeed, it's my...

...privilege to come over here once again it address you with the word of God, and we know that we live in a very crucial time. We never expected we would have another opportunity or another day to come to the Church and worship God together right and we know what is going on in this world and what is happening in this world. I can say many of my friends, many of my people who are related with me, are no longer, are no more in this world. A Very Day, a very day, we are getting news that someone who has died in the midst of this. God has help each and every one of us to come before the Lord in this manner, in this blessed church to worship God. I want you to understand it's it's a grace of God that we are here. How many of you can say that I'm alive today because of God's grace? And men, I'm alive today because of God's grace. But we do not know what is going to happen tomorrow. Our Future is in the hands of God. Praise the Lord. And on the one side we see Corona virus, the pandemic is being badly affected all of the world, but on the other side we see the wickedness of the people, the wickedness of the people, and I was reminded last week. Why did God destroyed? People of God? The Old Testament says at the time of no God destroyed the earth because of the corruption, because of the violence. I hope you understand my English. He said, okay, praise the Lord. God destroy the land because of the corruption, because of the violence. Throughout the history we see God destroys, God destroys because of wickedness of the people, and today's world is almost the same. People are away from God. I am a father, I have a...

...daughter. When my daughter goes away from me, I will cry because I know the value of relationship. When people of God gets away from his presence, he is literally crying. He's a God, he's a righteous God, so he takes some action. So on the one side we see the comed on the other side we see people who are wicked in this world. I just wanted to take your attention to a group of people, the people or a country who have gone away from God, that is, people of ninever. Let us read book of Joanna, Chapter Four words too. I request then their congregation to stand up in reading the Scripture Book of Jona, Chapter Four words too. He prayed to the Lord and said please, Lord. Was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore, in order to fall still this, I fled to Thashi's for I knew that you are a gracious and combasionate God, slow to anger and abandoned in loving kindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. Thank you very much. Please be seated. I take this time to thank Pastor Perry and his family for introducing me to this church, and it's my third time I'm here. I'm so happy to see you all. especially I thank the Church for inviting me today to share wed of God. God May bless you today with this verses and this worse. Book of Jo Anna has four chapters, a very interesting message, riender. It is more relevant in today's context. Whenever...

...you read book of Joanna, you will see the resemblance with your life, right and something is happening in your life. And this morning I just wanted to bring out five important pillars, the five pillars for a Christian in today's context, from the book of Joanna. Before that, I just get your attention to a Christian that I have come across many times and being a counselor, many people come and ask US pasture, is there a any chance to get out of my life? I'm not able to do by myself. Recently I'm counseling. Counseling is going on with a brother called Benoy, brother Christ noas I think I prey, I said in the prayer meeting. But there Bein is addicted with alcoholic and I have also in another client called Melina. She is addicted with Marijoanna. So people, I'm not talking about India or other country. It happens in Fort Words. The happens ince for to wards. So people are asking us is there any way to get out of this sinful nature? Many families are broken, many lives are spoiled out, many people are gone away. They are all asking this Christian, is there any way to get out of my bad character, from my bad habits, and this book of John I is an example, the bust solution for that. Today you may be thinking that, oh, I also want to come out of you know something disturbing me. You may be thinking that I also need to be forgiven. You may be thinking, will there be any future for me? Will there be any life for me? You may be thinking about your children, that will there be any future for my children? And Book of Johanna gives answer for that. Let me come to the five important pillars...

I have learned from book of Joanna. Number One, love and respect everyone. Number One, love and respect everyone. Book of Johanna is giving us a lesson to love your enemies. God, ask Joanna to go to me never and to preach to them and to and try to convince them about their sins. But what happened? Johanna went too thought shy. He does not want to see God forgives the people of Nnevera it's a contrast right. God does not want to see and Johna does not want to see. God is for giving the people of Ninevah. Why? Because we know that Ninevah or Nina Way. I was asking Chris how to pronounce that. I've runs Nina Way, and he said it's okay. In neither way. It's okay. Ninevah was the capital of our Assyria. There was a strong problem between his trael and people of Assyria, and for his Trael, people of Assyria are the enemies. Day and night, people of Israel are praying for the punishment of people of Ninevah, Ninevah, and now God asks the same person, who is coming from Israel, to go there and to preach to them so that they may repent. This is a problem. God Ask us to love your enemies. Will you be able to do that? And Johannah does not want to see God is forgiving him, for God is forgiving them, because Jonah knows that God is a compassionate God. Now that's what we see in words chapter words. For too, God knows. Johnnah knows he's a combastionate God. That and God can forgive. This morning. You may be thinking that your sense are big. No, God cannot forgive me, because you know that much, since I have committed no, my dear church, God...

...can forgive us because God louses. God louses. We are God's children. As long as we have this privilege, God can forgive us. And he wanted to see the destruction of the people of Nin never. I told you, maybe different reasons, and the other reason, maybe you know. He knows that God is a righteous God. He wanted to prove God is the righteous God because whenever people of Israel have committeds in God punished them. The same thing. He wanted to say in other people and for him the righteousness is different. You know what is the real meaning of righteousness? The Greek would used for decay. You, siny. The word decay us in a means the right attitude. You understand the righteousness means right attitude. God looks the people differently. We mayber having a lot of in a bad or a lot of things to share about others, but God is always compassionate in his nature. And people of Assyria, ninever, is like a warlike people. They are very ruthless, they're always fighting against people of Israel and they are the stumbling block for the growth and development of Israel. They are dead enemies of Israel. People like Joannah, prophets, priests, the leaders, they are all trying to get a chance to pull down people of ninever. In that situation, such a critical situation, God is asking Joanna to go to ninever and to convince them about their sins so that they can come back to me. My costing is today, if God has you too, go and reconcile with people who have hurt you. Will you be able to do that? In this even in this cofet situation, we don't want to forgive others we don't know, we don't have any security of our life, no guarantee at all. Even then, we are not forgiving the people who are hurting...

...us. But this morning I wanted to bring a message to you, my friends. We are called to forgive each other. How many of you can take this message this morning? You and I are called to forgive each other because we are already forgiven. We are already forgiven, and it is the commandment of God to forgive each other. Children, you have lot of problems with your parents. Parents. You may be thinking that children are disobeying You. Your friends, people from your working area, making lot of troubles. But being a Christian, being a Christian, as I am called by God, I'm called to forgive one another. I'm called to forgive one another. If you are a child of God, if you really think that you are called by God, you have to forgive others. And the days are very short in front of us. We do not know how many of how many of us, are going to leave tomorrow, but today is the day that God has given us. Let us forgive each other. Praise a lord and book of Journa teach us a lesson love and respect, your very want, your aspective of gender, your respective of religion, your respective of countries or anything. We are called to love and respect each other. We have a lot of people who are always holding pride. What's the use of it? If today God ask us to ask our life, where should we take our pride? We cannot take our pride anywhere. So let us forgive each other, let us laugh each other, let us respect each other. I know my time is going very fast. One of the greatest principle, the doctrine in the New Testament is what is that? What is that? Love your neighbors as your yourself. You know, in counseling point of if you should say that. First of all, we should love us right, you should. You should have a self esteem. Generally you can leave. You should have a in, a self appreciation, not like, you know, bosting ourselves. When you do something you should do. You should say that by you. Well, well, well then, my son, you should say...

...the same way. You have to appreciate the years. When you hungry, you will feed yourself. But what about others? What about others? and John O was us to go to me. Never praise a Lord. Here I am see the mind of a missionary, a godless the mind of missionary. God is sending his people into different countries. I'm so happy to let you know that. I must up to seven, verse nine. God is delivering people from different countries, and I thank God for the country of America. I love America because they are sending missionaries into different countries. They are more passionate the love missionaries sending into different countries and saving people for God. That's the main reason God is blessing this country. I don't know whether you agree with me, it's my perception. God bless us this country because God is using this country as a channel of evangelism. Do you know? My friends the same, the people like Neever, there are people in India. You know that I'm coming from India. Many people are doing since they are committings in the reason is they don't know what is right and what is wrong. Unless a missionary goes there, they cannot come back from their bad character or from their sinful nature. And when I came to the Lord, I decided to share Gospel with others. As I said earlier, more than sisty people came to the Lord and worshiping my Lord Jesus Christ. Now, then, know what is right and what is wrong with this bed. And I came here last time and God has given me an opportunity to meet brother Chris and Susian Michelle, and they shared their vision and I shared my vision. Then I thought both are saying we joined together, and they said we can do a lot of things in India. They have a passion. They have Baden about Indian communities. You know, in India the population is one point four billion. The Christian population is two point five percentages. And God wants to send some join us to India price a Lord, and we decided to...

...start a Bible Training Center in India. The only one purpose is to send missionaries into all the corner and all the stairs and all the districts, because no one should perish. I hope you understand me. Friends, you can also be a part of that ministry. You can also you can pray for us, and many people are willing to study word of God. Many are coming forward to learn Bible, and our aim is to make them missionaries, not to make them doctors or the teachers. We want to make them missionaries. We want to we want to send them as Jonaha, and I request you to pray for India, especially the plan that we have to start Bible Training Center for the Glory of God. I request to you kindly pray for us and think of how you can partake in that ministry in the future. Let me come to my second point, my second point, my second point, the pillar for a Christian in today is should not have negative attitude towards others. My first point was love and respect everyone that we have learned from book of Joanna, the Joina. For to Joanna, God ask him to love your ready me respect your enemy. In the same way, God is asking to the people to the recipients of the book of Joanna. You should not have negative attitude towards others. Johanna thought that God belongs to only for people of Israel. It's our God. What what is the business with business of the people of Aus area, with our God? Thinking God is our own property? Know, God is a universal God. God loves to the same way. God loves Africans, God loves ansients, God House Europeans. God doesn't have any partiality. God loves everybody. When God loves someone, what right I have to hate my brother when God loves him? I don't have any right to hate him. Praise the Lord. We should not have a negative attitude to US others. God has a better thun about everyone in the world and have a very right attitude. They are good in counseling perspective.

We say for okay positions. Have you heard about it? For Okay Positions? Number One, I am okay, but you are not okay. So I can do everything, but you are not. No, you cannot do that because I'm I'm specialized in I have a lot of degrees. I'm good in the hats, but you cannot do that. I am okay but you are not okay. I can preach, I can teach, but you cannot do it because you don't study anything. I'm talking over the okay position. The second position is you are okay, but I am not okay. Brother, you know everything. You can do it. You can come to the church, you can seeing, you can write, you can preach. You are wordy good, but I am not good. I cannot do anything. I'm helpless, I don't know anything. A third group is there. You are not okay, I am also not okay. Both are safe. Brother, I cannot do anything and you cannot also do anything. But there is a another group, fourth group. Can you say I am okay and you are also okay. We should have that mind. I am okay and you are also okay. Can you say today, this morning, Father God, I am okay. In the same way. I want to teach others are okay. That should that's a way that God aspect from us. So we are not called to keep any anymity in us. Let us have a right attitude towards others. Let me come to my thought point. Know your Gods. What does the first point do? You remember, love and respect everyone. What was the second point, have right attitude towards others. And the third point is, no, you are God. That's my problem. I don't know who is my God. Joe Honna thoughts. Janna has a definition about his god, his own God. Whatever he says, God will do right and he can escape from the presence of God. No issues, no problem, because God is in my pocket. Don I was thinking, goddess man be in my pocket. I can go to Tarshish, I can go to Jopa, I can go to anywhere. I can simply escape from God today morning. If you think that you can escape from God, it is not at all possible. You cannot retow from God. Wherever you go,...

...your God's eyes are with you. You cannot do anything with the nor without the knowledge of God. Whatever are you do, whatever you say, it is it is very evident, seen in the sight of God. Praise the Lord. You cannot hide yourself. I cannot hide myself from God because God watches a what you day, Johnah thought, okay, I know my God. He's he's very good, he's my father, he's a lovely God, loving God. What was the reaction of God? What was the reaction? He was put into the exile. He was put into the mouth of fish. This morning I just wanted to remind each and every one of us don't go away from God. We will be punished, we will be thrown into the sea. We will be thrown into the sea. No one can help us. All the people who are in the ship telling that we can do anything. Brother, it's your mistake. You have to face it. It's your mistake, right, I know, you know the story. That's the reason I am just brother, I can we love to help you, but no, it is out of our hands. How many of you are here? OUT OF PEOPLE HANDS? Praise a Lord. You have to know who. Use Your God. God can help us. At the same time, God can punish us. Have you ever seen the God who is punishing? I don't want to discreage you. This morning we are all praising God. All our songs are about the good things of God. But God who is able to punish is there. Praise a Lord. Know Our god, know our God. If you follow definitely God will bless us. And today I was so happy that there was reading from a decalogue. Ten Commandments. Right, the first four commandments are talking about the relationship between God and you. The reminding. are talking about the relationship between you and your fellow being raised the hurt. We have to keep that's a way. I think last time when he was preaching, he used the word the vertical and horisontal relationship. I think I remember. We are called to keep this relationship, the...

...vertical and horizontal relationship. No, our God, who is our God? He can bless us at the same time he can punish us. The end are world is affected with Comic Nineteen. We cannot blame anybody. We cannot blame anybody. We can say maybe this country, that country, and all our days are, you know, counted sometimes. I don't want to discourage you, but I encourage you it. Have a strong relationship with God Almighty. My fourth point is be faithful to God. It's a pillar. Johanna was not faithful. He disobeyed, he disobeyed. How many times God called you or told you many things, and we are escaping al ways from God, telling all these uses. No, I cannot do it. I cannot do it, making a lot of excuses, excuses, excuses, not a answer. Today morning God wants to remind us to come back to Lord, to come back to God, to come back to God. My fifth point. I know that time is gone, with the point. We must have a mind of repentance. We must have mind of repentance. Look at the people of Ne Never. What a wonderful people. When he went and preached. The listen that have a receptive they understood their mistakes, they understood their faults, their problems. They came back to the Lord and God changed his plan. In this coviet season, we do not know what is going to happen, but if he come back to the Lord, we may be saved. If we come back to the Lord from our wickedness, if we have God will please in us and we can have wonderful life. These are the five pillars that I would like to bring to you to be a good Christian in today's context. My friends, once again I challenge you. Let us have love and respect others. Let us not have negative attitude towards others. Let us fear our God, let us know who is our God and be faithful to God, and God help us to come back to God. Come...

...back to God. God is calling us as a father. Look at the story of the Prodigal Son. He's he wanted to see us every day. This morning, we may be thinking that, Lord, what is my future? where I'M GOING TO BE? I don't have anything in front of me. You may be thinking of your friends, about their life, and there is a solution for that, and the best example is people of neever. They came to the Lord. They came to the Lord, they got repentant, they understood their mistakes and fault. They became blessed. They are saved church. I want to enngrage all of you with have a mind of listening word of God. Thank you very much for listening me this morning and I have a couple of an all prayer request. Kindly pray for my ministries, kindly pray for my theological education and kindly pray for our ministry, especially in India, and kindly pray for all my needs, and you know that I'm a theological student and this the full season summaries coming. I have too lot of things. I have to pay my fee, how to take care of myself. Kindly remember me and my family back in India. I'm blessed with my daughter, so they are back in India. They live among the covid people, among the Covit people, and we do not know what is going to happen. The only hope that we have is God is with us. Without his knowledge, nothing will happened. So please remember all of us and for our ministry. Thank you very much. God bless you all.

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