A Childlike Faith

Gordon Robertson stresses the importance of maintaining a childlike faith from this teaching on Matthew 19.

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 19:14 (NKJV) “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’”

Gordon also references CBN’s New Superbook animated series in this blog. Find out how you can get episodes for the children in your life and check out the brand new Superbook website here!

Jesus in Galilee

From the shores of the Sea of Galilee Gordon Robertson explains how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies during his life and ministry in the region.

Scripture: Psalm 104:3-4 (NKJV) “He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind,Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.”

Hope in Times of Tribulation

Gordon Robertson delivers a teaching to encourage and strengthen the faith of believers in times of tribulation.

Scriptures: John 16:33 (NKJV) “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 1: 12-13 (NKJV) 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1 John 5:4 (NKJV) For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—ourfaith.

 

Doubting God?

Gordon Robertson dissects the conversation that Abraham and Sarah had with God when the coming of Isaac was announced and asks the question, “is it okay to doubt God?”

Scriptures:

Genesis 17:17-22 (NKJV) 17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” 18 And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” 19 Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.” 22 Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

Genesis 18:10-15  (NKJV) 10 And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” 13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh!”

Romans 4:19-21 (NKJV) 19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

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.”