Weekly PIE night.

It’s easy to find excuses not to witness by yourself, so find a partner or two and encourage one another in your evangelistic endeavors. Form ties with godly men and women who are liked-minded about the necessity to reach the lost and make plans to go out “fishing” on a regular basis. You may want to begin a weekly PIE night: Pizza, Intercession, and Evangelism. Meet with several others on a Friday night for a big slice of pizza, pray together for 15–20 minutes, then hit the streets or a mall to seek the lost.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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Taking up the cross.

When God draws a sinner to Himself and saves him, he becomes part of the virgin Bride of Christ. The believer who has seen the love of God in Christ will take up his cross and follow Him.

Mark 8:34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

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Yom Kippur.

Modern Jews have abandoned blood sacrifice, and instead observe one day each year of self-examination and affliction of the soul, to atone for the sins of the past year: “Yom Kippur atones only for sins between man and G-d, not for sins against another person. To atone for sins against another person, you must first seek reconciliation with that person, righting the wrongs you committed against them if possible. That must all be done before Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath; no work can be performed on that day. It is well-known that you are supposed to refrain from eating and drinking (even water) on Yom Kippur. It is a complete, 25-hour fast beginning before sunset on the evening before Yom Kippur and ending after nightfall on the day of Yom Kippur. The Talmud also specifies additional restrictions that are less well-known: washing and bathing, anointing one’s body (with cosmetics, deodorants, etc.), wearing leather shoes (Orthodox Jews routinely wear canvas sneakers under their dress clothes on Yom Kippur), and engaging in sexual relations are all prohibited on Yom Kippur.” “Yom Kippur,” Jewish Virtual Library

Leviticus 16:30 For on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the Lord.31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever.32 And the priest, who is anointed and consecrated to minister as priest in his fathers place, shall make atonement, and put on the linen clothes, the holy garments;33 then he shall make atonement for the Holy Sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tabernacle of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.34 This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year. And he did as the Lord commanded Moses.

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Traditions vs. the Word

It is no wonder that modern-day Jews gravitate toward their own traditions rather than to the Word of God. Because of sin, the demands of the Law meant a continual need for a bloody sacrifice.

Leviticus 1:1 Now the Lord called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tabernacle of meeting, saying,2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When any one of you brings an offering to the Lord, you shall bring your offering of the livestockof the herd and of the flock.3 If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord.4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

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“Can’t the days of creation be long periods, since a day to the Lord is a thousand years to us?”

Some also misapply Gen. 2:17 to Adam, saying that he died “the day” he sinned because he lived less than a thousand years (see 5:5). But even if Adam had lived to 1,001 years, Gen. 2:17 would still be true: Adam did die the very day he chose to disobey God—he died spiritually that instant.

Genesis 2:17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die

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An example of human stupidity.

Some skeptics point to this verse, where Lot offered two of his daughters to a pack of homosexuals who were at his door, threatening to rape Lot’s two male visitors. Of course, the homosexuals did not take him up on his offer, and the visitors (angels) were very capable of protecting themselves. The Bible does not hide human stupidly; it reveals it so that we will not make the same mistakes. We are told that all of Scripture was written for our instruction (see Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16). So, be instructed. If rapists come to your door, don’t offer them your daughters. That’s crazy.

Genesis 19:8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.

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Every person will stand before God!

Every person who dies will stand before God in judgment. It has been well said, “Death is not the termination of existence; but the entrance into an eternal and unchanging state.”

“Once you will read in the newspapers that Dwight Moody of East Northfield has died. Don’t believe it. Then I will be more alive than now. What is born of the flesh can die, but what is born of the Spirit will live eternally.” D. L Moody 

Job 14:14 If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, Till my change comes.

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