It Is Impossible To Love “The Lost.”

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Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

You may have clicked on the link because you thought, “that’s not right, what do you mean Kevin that it is impossible to love the lost?” Well, it’s not as it appears of course. I’m very into evangelism and I think all believers are called to share their faith with their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, school peers, and yes even strangers. We’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation,

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

So you have just read above that you have the ministry of reconciliation. So what do I mean when I titled this blog post, “It is Impossible To Love The Lost.” Read the following,

“Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have a love for the lost? This is a term we use as part of our Christian jargon. Many believers search their hearts in condemnation, looking for the arrival of some feeling of benevolence that will propel them into bold evangelism. It will never happen. It is impossible to love “the lost”. You can’t feel deeply for an abstraction or a concept. You would find it impossible to love deeply an unfamiliar individual portrayed in a photograph, let alone a nation or a race or something as vague as “all lost people”.

Don’t wait for a feeling or love in order to share Christ with a stranger. You already love your heavenly Father, and you know that this stranger is created by Him, but separated from Him, so take those first steps in evangelism because you love God. It is not primarily out of compassion for humanity that we share our faith or pray for the lost; it is first of all, love for God.”

― John Piper

Something to think about the next time you have an opportunity to bring up the things of God and share the gospel (good news) with someone at someplace.

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

You’re On the Planet to Make God Look Good

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Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

Today I want to share a short video from John Piper on the supremacy of God in all things!

The title of the blog post can make you squirm because you are probably thinking to yourself, “gee no my life is messed up, I can’t possibly make God look good.” But remember the gospel and also the work God is doing in you,

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

-Philippians 2:13 ESV

Tomorrow I will write and comment more on the verse below so stay tuned! Let’s hear Pastor John Piper share on how we make God look good in our lives.

Everything in your life. Everything you say, everything you do, think, you feel, all the relationships you have, it all has to do with God.

God has ordained your existence and everything you do, everything you say, you feel, everything you think, and all the relationships you have been ordained so that they may make God look good.

You are on the planet in order to say things, do things, think things, feel things, be in relationships, in such a way, as to make Jesus Christ look like he really is namely supremely valuable!

Do I devote my life, down to the details, the way I study, what I eat, what I drink, what I wear, how I do my hair, what movies I watch, what websites I go to and how long I stay there, what car I drive, where I live, how I do my work, where I work, what jokes I tell and like to hear, what kind of language I use, who my friends are and why, and how I spend my leisure time. Are you asking how  do all those things spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all people? How do I do all those things so that I make Christ look really great? So that I do it in a way that communicates He is more valuable to me than all those things, than anything else!

Something to think about, right?

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

“JESUS is NOT ur Homeboy” by jo-EL

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

Today I want to share with you all a video from my brother in Christ Joel Peixoto. He is speaking the TRUTH! May people repent as they watch this from trivializing the name and person of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love how he uses the Scripture (the Bible) in his poetic flow, amen!

From Times Sqr NY, by the artist who brought us “9/11 Generation”: Honoring Our Troops, NJ poet jo-EL sits down w/ this generation for a heart 2 heart & confronts an irreverent philosophy encapsulated by a once-popular t-shirt. CREDITS: BIG Thanks to Angel Morales of Chubbs Productions (Amazing Job again bro), Harry of Savion Studios & Rafael C. for your gift of Dancing. Music by Hans Zimmer, Song: Time, Movie Soundtrack: Inception (Purchased from I-Tunes). This Video is Not for Profit. JESUS is NOT ur Homeboy, Poem 2012 Copyright. Contact jo-EL @: joelpeixoto@aol.com

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Cedar Christians

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I’m keeping it real short today! Have a great weekend!

For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.

Psalm 33:21 ESV

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Jesus, help me to be for Thee,

Just like a big, strong cedar tree;

When all the other trees are bare,

The cedar stands so green and fair,

The wind and storm, the ice and cold

Make it more beauty to unfold,

So I would stand in trial and test,

Just trusting You to do what’s best,

Though others fail, Lord, keep Thou me!

May I a cedar Christian be!”

—Selected

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

Open Air Preaching Times Square, NY (2010)

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

I have video content on my video cam of evangelism and open air preaching that I had not uploaded to my computer and here is one of the videos on there from Repent and Witness Evangelism Camp with CHANGE Collegian Network.

Let us briefly observe the parable of the sower today.

Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Mark 4:9 NIV

He that has ears … – This expression is frequently used by Christ. It is a proverbial expression, implying that the highest attention should be given to what was spoken. When the gospel is preached the ears of the hearers should be attentive to what is being said.

4:1-20 This parable contained instruction so important, that all capable of hearing were bound to attend to it. There are many things we are concerned to know; and if we understand not the plain truths of the gospel, how shall we learn those more difficult! It will help us to value the privileges we enjoy as disciples of Christ, if we seriously consider the deplorable state of all who have not such privileges. In the great field of the church, the word of God is dispensed to all. Of the many that hear the word of the gospel, but few receive it, so as to bring forth fruit. Many are much affected with the word for the present, who yet receive no abiding benefit. The word does not leave abiding impressions upon the minds of men, because their hearts are not duly disposed to receive it. The devil is very busy about careless hearers, as the fowls of the air go about the seed that lies above ground. Many continue in a barren, false profession, and go down to hell. Impressions that are not deep, will not last. Many do not mind heart-work, without which religion is nothing. Others are hindered from profiting by the word of God, by abundance of the world. And those who have but little of the world, may yet be ruined by indulging the body. God expects and requires fruit from those who enjoy the gospel, a temper of mind and Christian graces daily exercised, Christian duties duly performed. Let us look to the Lord, that by his new-creating grace our hearts may become good ground, and that the good seed of the word may produce in our lives those good words and works which are through Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God the Father. 

Source: Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

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I want you to notice at 1:36 the opposition to the preaching of the gospel by a guy who is shouting, “Satan!”
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Also, notice in 4:09 how a lady attentively is listening to the preaching of the gospel, amen! Along with the crowd of people all around hearing the gospel be preached.
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To the glory of God!
Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!
Kevin Nunez