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Bring It On-Line: Simon's Cross? - May 15, 2017

GOD JUST WON'T OPEN A DOOR. WE HAVE NO MEANS FOR ANYTHING. WHAT'S WRONG WITH US? THE BIBLE STATES THAT A MAN NAMED SIMON WAS COMPELLED TO CARRY THE CROSS FOR JESUS. WHY DO SO MANY PREACHERS, MOVIES AND BOOKS SAY THAT JESUS CARRIED HIS CROSS? Read Transcript


We want to bring on some of the email questions

that you have sent to us.

This is from Larry, Pat, who says, "My wife

and I've been Christians many years.

I lost my job because of cutbacks almost 12 weeks ago,

and no matter how many jobs I've applied for,

God just won't open a door.

We have no means for anything.

What's wrong with us?"

Maybe you've been doing it the wrong way.

God's always got something good.

And the Bible says there's no temptation taken you

but such as is common to man but God will make a way of escape.

Now, think about what kind of skill you have.

You and your wife pray, what skills do we have?

What can we offer up to the world?

What can we do?

And you look at some of these people who've done stuff you.

You can do telephone marketing.

You can have people working for you.

You can do a lawn care business, for example.

I mean, there's so many simple things.

So maybe you can type or you can--

I mean, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of ways.

How can I serve my community and in the process

do something that is worthwhile?

Instead of saying, there's no job for me will somebody else.

Make your own job, all right?

This is a viewer who says in Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21,

and Luke 22:26, the Bible states that a man named

Simon was compelled to carry the cross for Jesus.

Why do so many preachers, movies, and books

say that Jesus carried His cross?

Isn't that false teaching?

PAT ROBERTSON: Not really.

I mean, He started out carrying the cross.

The cross was the cross beam, and He was carrying it.

And along the way, apparently from what we gather,

He stumbled and they impressed Simon

to pick it up and carry it.

So I don't know what false teaching.

Well, I tell you all over and over again,

don't get so hung up on these little things.

I mean, you know--

TERRY MEEUWSEN: Yeah.

This isn't core.

The core thing is, how do you find salvation?

How do you know the Lord?

How does His power work in your life?

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