I arose at 4:30am and read 2 Samuel chapters 1 – 3 and recited John chapter 14. How can one hear the Word of God in Jesus Christ written in John chapter 14 on not believe that God the Almighty is one Devine being who subsist eternally in three persons. I admit that I have had confusion in my past days of following the Lord regarding the Trinity. Sometimes, even now I am confused as to who I should be praying too. Should I pray to the Father or should I pray to Jesus Christ and I almost never consider that I should pray to the Holy Spirit, yet the Spirit is equally God in essence with the Father and the Son. Most often I pray to the Father in the name of the Son but I will also pray to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit as one Devine being. During such a prayer I may even address members of the Trinity individually. However, I always conclude in Jesus Christ because it is in Jesus Christ alone that I am justified before Almighty God. Yesterday, I worked in Cardiac Rehab from 7:30am until 4:00pm; Darlene and I enjoyed a fellowship dinner at Sylvania Church sitting with our friends the Kriechbaum’s. I desire to be with our brothers and sisters in Christ and just being able to talk with the brethren during the middle of the week is a wonderful blessing. I have a long day ahead. I will be at work from 7:30am until 6:30pm then my plan is to run on a treadmill for 40 minutes after work. Yesterday, I took the day off from exercise because my plan is to exercise 5 days a week.
Faith is made up of three things: knowledge, belief, and trust…Faith is believing that Christ is what He is said to be and that He will do what He has promised to do. (Spurgeon, C.H.) “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?. . So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:13-14, 17) When sharing the gospel publicly, and more specifically through open-air preaching you will likely be stopped from preaching by someone who claims to be a Christian. Oftentimes when preaching in open-air, you will be preaching to a moving crowd. Someone may walk by and hear you talking about sin and judgment. Another may walk by and hear you talking about Christ redemptive work on the cross. I use to think that there was the possibility that those who claimed to be Christian, who stopp