It Takes Two to Tango: Matthew 18:20

CuP_2965This is another “Straight out of Context” episode. This week we discuss Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” I think every young Christian has taken encouragement in this verse and thought “when I sit down and pray or read my Bible with another person, God is present.” Surely you have heard this verse read in a worship service before. Is this the context of the verse? When you begin to read it, start in verse 15, and read it in the context in which Jesus spoke. Something you will notice, Jesus says “If your brother or sisters sins…” This does not seem like he is discussing worship or your Bible Study.

Like most verses though, taking it in the context in which it is written is much more powerful. We as brothers and sisters need to have an authority and accountability in our lives. True love of a friend is giving that friend the ability to hold you accountable for your actions. We also need to give authority to our local church to hold us accountable, and when we step in sin, the church needs authority in correcting us. In the context of this verse we see the process of dealing with a brother or sister that has stepped into sin and how to handle the situation in a loving way.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

Shaun is running a race to help raise money for his adoption. If you like to join his team, or learn more about it, check it out here: Chosen Carolinas Team Whicheveronefits.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen,

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, and Wes


Porn and Politics

CuP_2984Pornography has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The number of people who admit to watching porn goes up each year. This is a sin that has become very widespread. It a sin that destroys those who view it, slowly but surely. In this episode the guys bring back Pastor Chris of Denver Baptist Church to help us find a way to defeat this horrific sin.

They say that pornography is the most addictive sin; more addictive than drugs. That does not mean that is impossible to beat. The trick is find what we love more. That should be Jesus, because he has a surpassing love for us. When someone turns to him, he will help those who struggle in this sin.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

On tonight’s show we went back to the original, Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend, it is a smooth blend, and one of the best sellers by Peet’s Coffee. It’s easy to find Peet’s, its in most stores that sell good coffee.

Shaun is running a race to help raise money for his adoption. If you like to join his team, or learn more about it, check it out here: Chosen Carolinas Team Whicheveronefits.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen,

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, and Wes

 


Sexual Healing

CuP_2992In today’s society we have a warped sense of sex. It is not something new. It actually started after the fall. When sin entered the world, the human’s view of sex fell with it. How are we, as Christians, supposed to view sex? For most, it was taught in churches that it is some forbidden thing that should never be discussed, but in the world it is everywhere we look. There is not a commercial you can see or hear that doesn’t have some sexuality to it. It is everywhere we look. We live in a hyper sexual culture. In this episode Pastor Chris stops by and helps the Laymen discover the proper view of sex.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

On today’s show we drank Black Riffle Coffee. It was a smooth cup of coffee. Thanks to #laymenswife Amanda for it! Check out their website to get your own bag.

Shaun is running a race to help raise money for his adoption. If you like to join his team, or learn more about it. Check it out here. Chosen Carolinas Team Whicheveronefits.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen,

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, and Wes

 


Train Up a Child

CuP_2993Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” We have all seen or heard of kids raised in the church and when they went out into the world they departed from everything they learned. What happened? Did the parents sin? Did they fail as a Christian parents? Hasn’t the Bible promised this wouldn’t happen? This is why it is important to not only get this verse right, but also have a correct understanding of the book of Proverbs. In this episode we discuss this verse and the ways we discipline and train our children.

The Laymen would like to say Congratulations to Deathwish Coffee. They won a small business contest and had a thirty second commercial during the Super Bowl. If you haven’t tried their coffee yet, do yourself a favor and go get some. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you for listening. If you are listening on iTunes please subscribe and leave a review. If you have comments or questions for us, you can email us at laymenscup@gmail.com. We also have videos you can view here on our website or on Youtube. We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laymenscup. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @laymenscup.

We have started to broadcast parts of our show on Periscope. If you would like to interact with us as we record, follow us on Periscope @laymenscup and listen for the whistle to alert you that we’re live, usually on Wednesday nights!

Today’s show we drank Deathwish Coffee. If you like your coffee strong, give it a try.

It is always our hope to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and you can help us by sharing the show. Word of mouth is the greatest way we will get the show out to the masses. Thank you.

Please pray for us, as we are praying for you.

The Laymen,

Kemp, Patrick, Shaun, and Wes