• Register
  • Login
  • Forgot Password?
  • My Profile
  • Choose An Icon
  • Upload An Icon
  • Messenger
  • Member Search
  • Who's Online
    Members: 1584

    ONLINE:
    Members: 0
    Anonymous: 0
    Today: 9
    Newest Member:
    Larry Mills
  • You are here: Blogs Directory / Devotionals / steve's Blog Welcome Guest
    steve's Blog
          This blog is dedicated to daily Bible study.

    Sat, Aug 25th - 9:44PM

    Mark 1:16-20



    Mark 1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 17And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. 18And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

    What a calling?  To be fishers of men.  To rescue mankind from the judgment of God.  To rescue sinners from eternal damnation.  To bring the lost to the Light of Christ.  Shouldn’t every Christian strive to be fishers of men? 



    Comment (0)

    Sat, Aug 25th - 1:02AM

    Mark 1:12-15



    Mark 1:12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 13And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. 14Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

    What was Jesus preaching?  Repent or turn from our old sinful way to following Christ and believe the Gospel.  What is the Gospel?  The Gospel is the good news that Christ died on the cross for sinners so that all who believe in Him and accept Him as their Lord and Savior can have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Him. 



    Comment (0)

    Thu, Aug 23rd - 8:06PM

    Mark 1:9-11



    Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    I have heard many people try to make the argument that Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God which of course isn’t true.  People who say such things lack real knowledge of the Bible but most importantly is that God Himself declared the deity of Jesus.  Jesus was more than some great teacher, He was God in the flesh that died on the cross for us that through His sacrifice all that believe and accept Him as Lord and Savior can have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Him. 



    Comment (0)

    Tue, Aug 21st - 7:41PM

    Mark 1:6



    Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

    The Bible is our guide for everything in this world.  With that compare John the Baptist here, or even the 12 Disciples and even Jesus.  They didn’t wear fancy clothes, they didn’t live in expensive homes, and they did not possess a lot of worldly possessions.  They actually possessed very little in this world and scarified greatly for the Gospel including their lives.  Jesus spoke out against greed and pursuing earthly possessions.  With that how does prosperity preaching line up with the Bible?  Jesus said to seek heavenly treasures not earthly. 



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Aug 20th - 5:49PM

    Mark 1:4,5



    Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

    I often hear false teachers say repentance is not necessary, really?  Because not only did John preach to repent but if you read on down to verse 13 you see Jesus preaching the same.  Repent in the Biblical sense means to turn from our sinful ways and turn toward God.  To leave the old sinful man behind and to live a life of a disciple that follows the teaching of Christ.  It as John said, to be born again.  It as Paul said, we are new creatures in Christ.  So leave your old sinful nature behind and follow Christ.   



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Aug 19th - 8:38AM

    Mark 1:1-3



    Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

    2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

    3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

    Of course Mark is speaking of John the Baptist here who was prophesied about in Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3.

    Malachi 3:1Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

    Isaiah 40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God



    Comment (0)

    Sat, Aug 18th - 10:41PM

    Matthew 28:16-20



    Matthew 28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

    These verses are commonly called the Great Commission.  This isn’t just a commission to the 12 Disciples this is a commission to all Christians.  Now that you have been saved go and tell the good news of salvation to others and you don’t have to travel around the world to do this.  We all know family members, co-workers, school mates, neighbors, etc.., that need to hear the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. 



    Comment (0)

    Thu, Aug 16th - 7:13PM

    Matthew 28:1-10



    Matthew 28:1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

     

    I can’t understand people who claim to be Christian yet say they have a hard time believing or do not believe that Christ rose from the grave.  First we worship an almighty God that created life wouldn’t this almighty God also have power of death.  Didn’t Christ bring people back from the dead during His ministry?  Didn’t this demonstrate His power over death?  

     

    Second they show no understanding in the importance of the resurrection to the Christian faith.  The fact that Christ rose from the grave proves that He was more than just some great moral teacher, He was God himself in the flesh.  Paul said it best in 1 Corinthians 15:17 when he said if Christ didn’t rise than our hope is in vain.  It means we have no hope and it also means we are worshipping a dead Savior that couldn’t even save Himself but Thank God we know that is not true.  But it also means we are worshipping a liar because Christ said He would rise again.  Like everything else about authentic Christianity believing in the resurrection Of Christ is a matter of faith and those who doubt or deny the resurrection of Christ lack faith and in reality are probably nothing more than Christian in name only and in reality are not authentic Christians but that is for the God they believe is dead to judge. 

     



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Aug 12th - 10:00PM

    Matthew 27:50,51



    Matthew 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

    The death of Christ on the cross did away with the Old Testament temple rituals.  No longer would there be a need for animals to be sacrificed for the sins of the people Christ became our eternal sacrifice on the cross that all who believe and accept Him as their Lord and Savior can have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Him.  The veil that separated man from God was destroyed because it is through Christ and Christ alone we have access through the Father.  No longer would there be a need for priests to intercede for the people Christ is our eternal high priest making intercession for all believers.  It is Christ and Christ alone that intercedes on behalf of believers before the Father.  No longer would there be a need for a temple because as Paul says we, believers, are the temple of God and in fact in A.D. 70 the Jewish temple was destroyed.  It is through Christ and Christ alone that we have access to the Father and eternal salvation. 



    Comment (0)

    Wed, Aug 8th - 7:04PM

    Matthew 27:24-26



    Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. 26Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

    What prophetic words.  Jesus had already prophesied in Matthew 24 the fate of the nation of Israel and in A.D. 70 the prophesy came true on their children when during the Jewish revolt the Romans destroyed Jerusalem, the Temple and the nation of Israel disappeared until 1948 when the nation of Israel was re-born which was also prophecy (Ezekiel 37:11-13).  No one can stop the prophecies of God from becoming true including those yet to come written in the Book of Revelation. 



    Comment (0)

    Tue, Aug 7th - 8:29PM

    Matthew 27:20-23



    Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

    The Jews claimed they had been waiting the coming of the Messiah but when He did come they didn’t recognize Him, they completely rejected Him, they chose a criminal over Him, and then demanded His death.  The Jews had created their own image of what the Messiah would be.  They were expecting a great warrior king like David that would over throw the Romans and restore the Kingdom of Israel.  When the Messiah came as a lowly carpenter’s son preaching repentance and salvation they rejected Him and His message.

    The same is true today.  Many people have created their own image of God outside of the God described the Bible.  The like to think of God as this grandfather figure that loves everyone and never judges anyone according to the wrong they have done and is going to let everyone into heaven no matter what.  But this isn’t what the Bible says.  Yes God is a loving God but He is also a God of justice and righteousness who will judge everyone according to their deeds and rather or not they accepted the true Way to heaven which is salvation through Jesus Christ.



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Aug 5th - 8:33AM

    Matthew 27:1-10



    Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

     

    The prophecy spoken about in verses 9 and 10 can actually be found in Zechariah chapter 11.  It amazes me when you start reading the Old Testament prophecies of Christ how accurate they were.  Jesus fulfilled every one of the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah.  How can anyone doubt the Bible as the Word of God.  But yet one thing remains, they are many prophecies especially of the end times yet to be fulfilled and just as every one of the prophecies of the Messiah was fulfilled every one of the prophecies of the end times will be fulfilled.  Some have already be fulfilled like the re-birth of the nation of Israel. 



    Comment (0)

    Thu, Aug 2nd - 6:12PM

    Matthew 26:63,64



    Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

    I have often heard people say that Jesus never claimed to be the Son of God.  People who make such claims really lack understanding of the Bible.  Jesus never hid His identity as the Son of God but most importantly God Himself revealed the deity of Christ.

    Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

    Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.



    Comment (0)

    Back to Blog Main Page


    About Me

    Name: steven collier
    ChristiansUnite ID: steven
    Member Since: 2007-04-07
    Location: , Georgia, United States
    Denomination: Evangelical Christian
    About Me: Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

    Aug. 2012
          1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25
    26 27 28 29 30 31  
    prev   next
    Archives

    Recent Posts
    Jan 2017
    Dec 2016
    Sep 2016
    Aug 2016
    Jun 2016
    May 2016
    Apr 2016
    Mar 2016
    Jan 2016
    Dec 2015
    Nov 2015
    Oct 2015
    Sep 2015
    Aug 2015
    Jul 2015
    Jun 2015
    May 2015
    Apr 2015
    Feb 2015
    Jan 2015
    Dec 2014
    Nov 2014
    Oct 2014
    Sep 2014
    Aug 2014
    Jul 2014
    Jun 2014
    May 2014
    Apr 2014
    Mar 2014
    Feb 2014
    Jan 2014
    Dec 2013
    Nov 2013
    Oct 2013
    Sep 2013
    Aug 2013
    Jul 2013
    Jun 2013
    May 2013
    Apr 2013
    Mar 2013
    Feb 2013
    Jan 2013
    Dec 2012
    Nov 2012
    Oct 2012
    Sep 2012
    Jul 2012
    Jun 2012
    May 2012
    Apr 2012
    Mar 2012
    Feb 2012
    Jan 2012
    Dec 2011
    Nov 2011
    Oct 2011
    Sep 2011
    Jun 2011
    May 2011
    Apr 2011
    Mar 2011
    Feb 2011
    Jan 2011
    Dec 2010
    Nov 2010
    Oct 2010
    Sep 2010
    Aug 2010
    Jul 2010
    Jun 2010
    May 2010
    Apr 2010
    Mar 2010
    Feb 2010
    Jan 2010
    Dec 2009
    Nov 2009
    Oct 2009
    Sep 2009
    Aug 2009
    Jul 2009
    Jun 2009
    May 2009
    Apr 2009
    Mar 2009
    Feb 2009
    Jan 2009
    Dec 2008
    Nov 2008
    Oct 2008
    Sep 2008
    Aug 2008
    Jul 2008
    Jun 2008
    May 2008
    Apr 2008
    Mar 2008
    Feb 2008
    Jan 2008
    Dec 2007
    Nov 2007
    Oct 2007
    Sep 2007
    Aug 2007
    Jul 2007
    Jun 2007
    May 2007
    Apr 2007


    More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



    Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
    Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the