Seeing is NOT BELIEVING!-September 1, 2013

Blessed are those who believe without seeing.

John 20:24-31

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”


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Obedience-August 25, 2013

To obey is BETTER than sacrifice!  I Samuel 15:22    But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.


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At the Well-August 17, 2013

John 4-The Woman at the Well

Tells what “God seekers” look like.  Tells what the “harvest” looks like.

10 Lepers Luke 17:11-19

Ten Lepers Cleansed

11 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

 

17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Oswald Chambers August 14 “Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me!”

Hallelujah!

 

 

 

 



Crave His Presence-July 28, 2013

Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Jesus had just died a few hours before.  This is the first occurrence of boldness I can see after Jesus’ death.  It seemed strange to people.  Boldly proclaiming love and extreme devotion to Jesus is going to seem strange to some people, not all, but some.  


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Some Dead Guy-July 21, 2013

Jesus is not some dead guy that some people THINK is alive!

Acts 25:13-19 13 And after some days King Agrippa and Bernice came to Caesarea to greet Festus. 14 When they had been there many days, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying: “There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix, 15 about whom the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, when I was in Jerusalem, asking for a judgment against him. 16 To them I answered, ‘It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction  before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.’ 17 Therefore when they had come together, without any delay, the next day I sat on the judgment seat and commanded the man to be brought in. 18 When the accusers stood up, they brought no accusation against him of such things as I supposed, 19 but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.


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The Answer-July 14, 2013

My mind (apart from God) says there are so many questions.  Who? What? Where? When? How?  God spoke:  All my promises are YES and SO BE IT!


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Warfare Faith-July 7, 2013

NO LOOKING BACK   Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

WARFARE  2 Timothy 2:1-8 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.  You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.  Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel


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The Gospel of Christ-June 30, 2013

Satan’s latest trick/deception on the world, NOT US!

NO SHAME Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

HOLD THE CONFIDENCE TO THE END  Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

GO PREACH  March 16:15-18 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”


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Driving Force-June 23, 2013

What is driving you today?  The love of Christ compels us.  II Corinthians 5:13-14 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all,then all died;


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Declaring a Father’s Love-June 16, 2013

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,Is God in His holy habitation

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord,You are our Father;We are the clay, and You our potter;And all we are the work of Your hand.

Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

How our Father feels about us!


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