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Welcome to The Refuge Church! Our TRC family is made up of people just like you from all over Wylie, Sachse, Murphy, and beyond. We look forward to meeting you this Sunday!
Once you read this blog consider yourself beseeched. Beseech? This is a word we do not use in our modern language, however the word beseech was used by the apostles Paul, Peter and John to urge and call the New Testament church closer to God at times. The word beseech means to call near, to exhort, to urge, to invite, admonish and or to entreat.
Please allow this pastor to give you a few apostolic admonishments and urgings from the New Testament. This is urgent!
APOSTOLIC URGING: Follow your pastor!
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
APOSTOLIC URGING: Keep praying for your pastor!
30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
APOSTOLIC URGING: Don’t hang around followers of false doctrines!
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
APOSTOLIC URGING: In the name of Jesus, keep the spirit of unity in the local church!
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
APOSTOLIC URGING: Become addicted to ministering to & serving others!
15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints)
APOSTOLIC URGING: Confirm your love to those in the local church family who have done wrong and repented
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
APOSTOLIC URGING: Live up to your gifts and the callings God has given you!
1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
APOSTOLIC URGING: Stop your fussing ladies!
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
APOSTOLIC URGING: Allow women to minister in the church & kingdom!
3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
APOSTOLIC URGING: Live holy unto the Lord daily!
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
APOSTOLIC URGING: Love one another!
9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
9 Yet for love’s sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
APOSTOLIC URGING: Don’t be shaken loose from your faith in these last days!
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
APOSTOLIC URGING: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN!
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
This is Apostolic. This is urgent!
lcgore, hope dealer