Knowing God’s Will

Gordon Robertson delivers a teaching on how to know God’s will for your life and to walk with the assurance that God is with you.

Scriptures: John 6: 28-29  “What does God want us to do?” Jesus told them, “This is what God want you to do: Believe in the one he has sent.”

Ephesians 2:10 (NASB) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before and that we should walk in them.

John 15:16 (NASB) You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

Chick-fil-a and Traditional Marriage

Chick- Fil- A is one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. Now it’s at the center of a controversy over marriage. The president of the company said he was in favor of traditional marriage last week and that led Americans on both sides to speak out.

“I think we are inviting god’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage” says Dan Cathy.

Dan Cathy has never made it a secret that his company, Chick-Fil-A, is based on biblical values. The popular fast food chain closes its stores every Sunday.  But that comment put Chick-Fil-A at the center of a public debate and battle lines are being drawn.

Public officials in both Boston and Chicago say new Chick-Fil-A stores are not welcome in their cities.

Rahm Emmanuel/Chicago mayor:  ” Chick-Fil-A‘s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents neighbors and family members and if you’re going to be part of the Chicago community you should reflect the Chicago values.”

Thomas Menino/ Boston mayor: “I don’t believe a company that speaks out against gay rights in our country today should have the opportunity to operate in the city of Boston.”

Other city leaders disagree with keeping a company out simply because of its owner’s religious beliefs.

Alderman Michael chandler | 24th ward/ Chicago: “yes, if it produced jobs.  And then if there was another business that they believe in gay marriage and wanted to locate in my ward, I’d put ‘em right next door to ‘em.”

Chick-Fil-A customers are more interested in rewarding their taste buds than punishing Chick-Fil-A.

*Chicago radio station, WBEZ 91.5 recently asked its listeners how Cathy’s comments would affect their eating habits. One listener said, “everybody is entitled to their opinion and my opinion is: I like Chick-Fil-A food. Now whatever…he wants to do with his life amd how he wants to feel, that’s on him. But I do appreciate him coming up with chicken.”

In a statement to ABC News Chick-Fil-A said it treats “every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”

Conservative politicians like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum are backing Chick-Fil-A through social media. Both recently affirmed their support for the company on Facebook and Twitter and calling for people to eat a Chick-Fil-A next Wednesday, August 1st.

“We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.” Dan Cathy

Scripture: Revelation 13:16-17 (NKJV)

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Nigerian Medical Mission

Many of us take for granted a trip to the doctor or a routine medical check-up.  For villagers in rural Nigeria who sometimes live miles from a large town or even a paved road, this may be nearly impossible.  So CBN recently held a 5-day medical mission in 5 neighboring villages in north eastern Nigeria. A total of 3,963 villagers were treated during the medical mission. Out of this number, 12 received general surgeries. 350 of them also received free reading glasses. A woman was delivered of a set of twins by the team of Doctors in the course of the program.  During the outreach, 212 people prayed to receive Christ for the first time.

Scripture: Matthew 25: 34-40 (NKJV)

34 ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Understanding The Supernatural

This Week at CBN delves into the supernatural with this special teaching from Gordon Robertson designed to provide a greater understanding of the miraculous.

Scriptures: Psalm 91: 9-12 “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”

John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

 

Christian TV in Niger, Africa

Gordon Robertson shares about CBN International’s latest efforts in Niger, Africa. A new television station is up and running with broadcasts of the French 700 Club  and Superbook.

On June 3rd, the first and only Christian TV station began broadcasting in Niger, Africa.  This ground-breaking project was spearheaded by CBN’s country director.  The TV station is located near the city capital city, Niamey with a population of approximately 800,000 people.  About 30% of the population own televisions that can receive the broadcast.

Currently the TV station broadcasts for 3 hours a day and features the French version of The 700 Club as well as the French version of CBN’s Superbook series.  Eventually the goal is to be on air for 24-hours a day and expand the station’s reach.  Viewers are already responding positively to CBN programming.

More on CBN International.

Romans 15: 20-21

And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation,but as it is written: “To whom He was not announced, they shall see; And those who have not heard shall understand.”
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