Questions & Answers

1. Where do I start Reading the Bible      

Many people are mislead or even mislead themselves in believing they can get a better understanding of the Bible by first reading the Book of Geneses (The Beginning) or The Book of Acts: Maybe if I can Understand (The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit). Some even think to start Reading in Psalm and Proverbs: Easy Reading.

The Book of St John answers the most important question: Who is Jesus Christ. John starts off with the three key words: (In the Beginning). So this is where you should start (In the Beginning)

Some people misunderstand, thinking that Jesus Christ started in the book of Matthew at His birth (Flesh). But John tells us that Jesus Christ was here before the beginning began.

Start in the Book of St. John. (Read the entire Book or Listen to an Audio Reading Recording) 

*Great Bible App with audio: Bible LifeChurch.TV

2. What about my Association with Others      

Being around people that desire what you desire will strengthen, encourage and even influence you. Good or Bad there is power in association with others and power in influence by others.

There must be a reason when the judge releases some people, the terms of release are, do not hang around specific people. Because the judge knows the Power of Association and Influence by others.

Just like there is Chemistry when people get together, there is Chemistry when Young & Middle Adult Christians get together. It is the Chemistry of the Holy Spirit. When people with the Holy Spirit get together, they are mindful of the accountability they have in the Up Lifting or causing the Downfall of another Christian.

Proverbs 13:20
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

3. What about my Social Life      

Many times, we don’t realize, that what we refer to as our social life, is really what we learned from someone else. Many of the activities included in our social life, is what we were told and what we saw someone else do. To us they liked it, it felt good to them, we tried it, and now we adopt it as part of our social life.

Everyone has a social life. The question is not what you do, but who did you get it from. The source of your social life does not have to be limited to what a few say is a good time. Especially if the good time only last for a little while. Not to mention any after effects.

God wants to you live for Him, and he does not want you to be bored. God wants you to enjoy the Life that He gave you. He just wants your activities (Social Life) to enhance and not take away from what he has already given you. Remember God made you in His Image and in His Likeness. And what you do socially adds or takes away from that.

Since God Designed and Created your Life, God wants your Life to have Purpose and Meaning and how you chose to live it, is a direct response to what God wants.

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And  the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

4. When I Can’t Help Myself      

Many times, as part of our human nature, it is easy to do it as long as we don’t think about it. And then block it out mentally or give reason (excuse) after we have done it.

The strongest deterrent to wrong doing is accountability. We need to learn accountability before we get to judgment. We are all in one Family of God and we have some accountability to each other.

Before you do it, call or text a Christian Sister or Brother on the phone. Many times just hearing another Brother or Sister in Christ can ease the pressure to do wrong.

2 Peter 1:5-6
5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue  knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness.

5. Why I Don’t Go to Church Any More      

Many Young & Middle Adults do not attend Church any longer because of (1,000 and 1 reasons.) There might be a good reason not to attend a particular Church any more, but there is never a reason not to attend another Church. A Young & Middle Adult Christian out of Church is like a fish out of Water. It’s just a matter of time.

When you become a Christian, you become a member of the Body of Christ. The members of Christ Body must come together to complete His Body for certain things to happen in the Church.

There is a judgment for people who intentionally cause a member to leave the Body of Christ. (I call it Break off a piece of His body)

Also remember, there is a difference between attending the Church that I Like because of what they do or Attending the Church where God wants me to help make a difference in someone’s Life.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.

6. How do I Handle my Addiction      

Many Young & Middle Adult Christians with some type of addiction really want to be delivered from addiction. They struggle with the Word convicting them that: Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit convincing them that: God is able to deliver them out of bondage.

So they have the Word and the Holy Spirit trying to get them Delivered and the Mind and the Flesh trying to keep them in bondage.

The struggle is not with the addiction, but with putting into action what you believe. If you believe the Word and what God’s says in His Word, then you have to take action in what you believe.

This is not to say that social programs do not work, because there are qualified, trained professional people who can help you with addictions. But you have to do more than just believe that God can deliver you from addiction. The Holy Spirit lives inside of you for a purpose. He is your Helper. He can help you with any and everything.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.



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