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    Fri, Dec 31st - 6:17PM

    Matthew 13: 13-16



    Matthew 13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

     14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

     15For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

     16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

     

    Mankind hasn’t changed in the 2000 years that this was written.  The majority of mankind still reject the truth of God.  God is very real, he alone created the earth, God created mankind and mankind rebelled against him condemning all of us to die as sinners but God gave his Son as a sacrifice for our sins but mankind rejected his Son and the world will be judged for this rejection.  If you don’t know the Son your destiny is hell.  Simple and straight to the point.

     



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    Wed, Dec 29th - 1:19AM

    Proverbs 31:4-7



    Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine.
          Rulers should not crave alcohol.
     
    5 For if they drink, they may forget the law
          and not give justice to the oppressed.
     
    6 Alcohol is for the dying,
          and wine for those in bitter distress.
     
    7 Let them drink to forget their poverty
          and remember their troubles no more. (NLT)

     

    The writer aint giving the ok here for drinking but is saying alcohol is for those without hope but we know we all have true hope in Jesus Christ.  I drank a lot as a young man but I know realize how foolish I was.  Once I started drinking and partying it took over my life.  My grades went through the toilet blowing any chances of going to college.  Drinking lead to other things such as drug use and run ins with the law.  I was a true prodigal son.  I became a Christian at a young age to drift away from God as a young man and back to God after I became married.  Now that I am older and a bit wiser I know how truly foolish I was, all drinking ever truly brought me was an empty wallet.  I have also seen a lot of people who can’t or refuse to break the chains of alcohol dependence and the biggest causalities are always the children of alcoholics.  It is truly sad to see kids of alcoholics to go without because their parents spend money on alcohol instead of their kids.  I grew up with an alcoholic grandfather and I had zero respect for this man.  How could I respect him when I had seen him do everything from pee his pants to wreck his car? 

     



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    Tue, Dec 28th - 1:14AM

    Matthew 10:34-36



    Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

     35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

     36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

     

    What was Jesus saying here?  When Jesus came onto the scene in Israel he shook the Jewish establishment up.  The Jewish leaders had a firm control over the people but Jesus spoke directly to the people.  His believers went on to turn the Roman Empire upside down.  These first generation Christians rejected the idol worship and decadent lifestyle of the Roman Empire.  Households were divided over this new religion just as they are today and Christianity continues to shake up society.  Why does the left hate Christians so much?  Because we reject there liberal politically correct idea for the world and stand firm on our beliefs without compromise.

     



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    Mon, Dec 27th - 1:50AM

    Matthew 9:37,38



    Matthew 9:37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

     38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

     

    The harvest is the world.  The world is full of non-believers who still need to hear the Word.  We are the workers.  The ones that are expected to bring the Word to the lost.  You might not be a preacher or a teacher but you can be a witness.  Be a witness to your family, neighbors, co-workers whoever you come into contact with.  We are all expected to be ambassadors of Christ.

     



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    Sun, Dec 26th - 1:18AM

    2 Peter 2:1-3



    2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, the way of truth will be slandered. 3 In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed. (NLT)

     

    There always has been and always will be false teachers.  Some of these people are truly ignorant that they are teaching false doctrine mainly because they were taught in error by someone else and then there are those who know they are teaching falsely, like prosperity preachers, I think verse 3 fits them just fine.  There preaching is centered around getting your money.  It is a message of greed.  Then you have Universalists.  Some are just ignorant of the Bible and others clearly change the context of the scripture to fit their liberal views.  Even though the Bible clearly says Jesus is the only way that is not politically correct for them to believe.  False teachers is one of the biggest reason to push Bible study among believers.  The ones who often fall prey to these scoundrels are the ones who don’t have a strong foundation of Biblical knowledge.  Learn the Bible and when you think you have it start all over again.

     



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    Sat, Dec 25th - 1:15AM

    1 John 2:6



    1 John 2:6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

     

    Such a simple statement but think about it, how many people do you know who claim to be Christian but don’t live their live as a disciple of Christ should?

     



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    Fri, Dec 24th - 1:17AM

    Matthew 6



    Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

       2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    Prayer

        5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

       9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

       “‘Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    10 your kingdom come,
    your will be done
       on earth as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us today our daily bread.
    12 Forgive us our debts,
       as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.
    [a]

       14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

    Fasting

        16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    Treasures in Heaven

        19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

       22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

       24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

    Do Not Worry

        25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

       28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (NIV)

     

    Jesus spent a good deal of time teaching humility.  We are to humble ourselves before the almighty and submit to his will as Jesus prayed “Your will not mine.” 

    How many of us worry or let the cares of the world consume us.  Jesus says to cast our care upon him because he cares for us.

    What about storing treasures in heaven?  How many of us spend our time trying to store up earthly treasures that are temporary and often a distraction in our walk with God? 

     



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    Thu, Dec 23rd - 12:01AM

    Matthew 5



    Matthew 5:1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying:

       3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 Blessed are those who mourn,
       for they will be comforted.
    5 Blessed are the meek,
       for they will inherit the earth.
    6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
       for they will be filled.
    7 Blessed are the merciful,
       for they will be shown mercy.
    8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
       for they will see God.
    9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
       for they will be called sons of God.
    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

       11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

    Salt and Light

        13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

       14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

    The Fulfillment of the Law

        17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

    Murder

        21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother[b] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,[c]’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

       23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

       25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.[d]

    Adultery

        27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’[e] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

    Divorce

        31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[f] 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

    Oaths

        33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ 34 But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

    An Eye for an Eye

        38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[g] 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

    Love for Enemies

        43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[h] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies[i] and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (NIV)

     

    Be perfect?  Can we be perfect?  Truly perfect?  True perfection is in Christ alone.

    The teachings of Christ were pretty radical for his day.  What about today?

    Blessed are the meek, the merciful, the peacemaker.  Is this what hear from society today?  No of course not.  Society teaches we have to be go getters, it is all about the pursuit of success.  What is success?  When do we have enough?

    What about lust being as bad as adultery?  Or what the Bible teaches about divorce compared to modern society?  Or what about turning the other cheek instead of striking back?  Or loving your enemies? 

    We are to live by these teachings.  As it say a light in a world of darkness and unbelief.



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    Sun, Dec 19th - 11:58PM

    Matthew 2



    Matthew 2

    Visitors from the East

       Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.”

     3 King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem. 4 He called a meeting of the leading priests and teachers of religious law and asked, “Where is the Messiah supposed to be born?”

     5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they said, “for this is what the prophet wrote:

     6 ‘And you, O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,
          are not least among the ruling cities
    [c] of Judah,
       for a ruler will come from you
          who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.’
    [d]

     7 Then Herod called for a private meeting with the wise men, and he learned from them the time when the star first appeared. 8 Then he told them, “Go to Bethlehem and search carefully for the child. And when you find him, come back and tell me so that I can go and worship him, too!”

     9 After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

     12 When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.

    The Escape to Egypt

     13 After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

     14 That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, 15 and they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt.”[e]

     16 Herod was furious when he realized that the wise men had outwitted him. He sent soldiers to kill all the boys in and around Bethlehem who were two years old and under, based on the wise men’s report of the star’s first appearance. 17 Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

     18 “A cry was heard in Ramah—
          weeping and great mourning.
       Rachel weeps for her children,
          refusing to be comforted,
          for they are dead.”
    [f]

    The Return to Nazareth

     19 When Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt. 20 “Get up!” the angel said. “Take the child and his mother back to the land of Israel, because those who were trying to kill the child are dead.”

     21 So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. 22 But when he learned that the new ruler of Judea was Herod’s son Archelaus, he was afraid to go there. Then, after being warned in a dream, he left for the region of Galilee. 23 So the family went and lived in a town called Nazareth. This fulfilled what the prophets had said: “He will be called a Nazarene.”

     

    In Chapter 2 Matthew continues to reveal how Jesus fulfills prophecy.

    Verse 6 refers to Micah 5:2.  The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.

    Verse 15 refers to Hosea 11:1.  God calling Israel out of Egypt.

    Verse 18 refers to Jeremiah 31:15.  Rachael weeping for her children

    Verse 23 probably refers to Isaiah 11:1.  In Isaiah 11:1 Jesus is called a Branch.  The Hebrew word netzer is likely the root word for Nazareth which means a man of the Branch.

     



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    Sun, Dec 19th - 1:47AM

    Matthew 1



    Matthew 1:1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David[a] and of Abraham:

     2 Abraham was the father of Isaac.
       Isaac was the father of Jacob.
       Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
     
    3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (whose mother was Tamar).
       Perez was the father of Hezron.
       Hezron was the father of Ram.
    [b]
     
    4 Ram was the father of Amminadab.
       Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.
       Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
     
    5 Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab).
       Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth).
       Obed was the father of Jesse.
     
    6 Jesse was the father of King David.
       David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
     
    7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.
       Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.
       Abijah was the father of Asa.
    [c]
     
    8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.
       Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.
    [d]
       Jehoram was the father
    [e] of Uzziah.
     
    9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham.
       Jotham was the father of Ahaz.
       Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
     
    10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.
       Manasseh was the father of Amon.
    [f]
       Amon was the father of Josiah.
     
    11 Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin[g] and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).
     
    12 After the Babylonian exile:
       Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel.
       Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.
     
    13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud.
       Abiud was the father of Eliakim.
       Eliakim was the father of Azor.
     
    14 Azor was the father of Zadok.
       Zadok was the father of Akim.
       Akim was the father of Eliud.
     
    15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar.
       Eleazar was the father of Matthan.
       Matthan was the father of Jacob.
     
    16 Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
       Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

     17 All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.

    The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

     18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement[h] quietly.

     20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,[i] for he will save his people from their sins.”

     22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:

     23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
          She will give birth to a son,
       and they will call him Immanuel,
    [j]
          which means ‘God is with us.’”

     24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus. (NLT)

     

    Now why did Matthew choose to list the genealogy of Jesus?  Matthew wrote to other Jews and as Jews they knew what the prophets had written about the Messiah.  The Messiah was to come out of the tribe of Judah and be a descendent of Abraham and David.  Which Matthew was proving by listing the genealogy of Jesus.

    The virgin birth of Christ was also prophesied in Isaiah 7:14.  Anyone knows what the name Jesus means?  The Lord Saves.

     



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    Sat, Dec 18th - 1:24AM

    John 3:19-21



    John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

       20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

       21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

     

    The Light is Christ and the world hates the Light because the world is evil and full of hate.  The people of the world do not want to turn from their evil and come out of the darkness into the Light.  That is why they hate the Light.

     



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    Thu, Dec 16th - 11:59PM

    Proverbs 30:7-9



     7 O God, I beg two favors from you;
          let me have them before I die.
     8 First, help me never to tell a lie.
          Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!
          Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
     9 For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?”
          And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name.



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    Tue, Dec 14th - 11:45PM

    Proverbs 30:4



    Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

     

    Now who doesn’t believe in prophecy?  Now think on this.  The Book of Proverbs is a group of writings written by different people between 970-700 B.C...  That is before Christ.  So what is His name and His Son’s name?

     



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    Sun, Dec 12th - 11:51PM

    1 Timothy 6:3-12



    1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

     4He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

     5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

     6But godliness with contentment is great gain.

     7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

     8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

     9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

     10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

     11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

     12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

     

    Isn’t this a very different message then what is being preached in the world today.  It is a different message then what is taught in a lot of churches today.  We have scoundrels using the pulpit to get rich.  How shameful.  Do they not fear the judgment of God.  I pray constantly for God to allow me to be a instrument for Him and then you have those who have audience and they choose to lead their followers to hell.

     



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    Sun, Dec 12th - 1:30AM

    1 John 5:10-13



    1 John 5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has (R)made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.

     11And the testimony is this, that God has given us (S)eternal life, and (T)this life is in His Son.

     12(U)He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

     13(V)These things I have written to you who (W)believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have (X)eternal life. (NASB)

     

    Have you ever thought about that?  If you don’t believe in Christ as the Savior you have called God a liar?  I guess you can say if you have not given your life to Christ you have called God a liar because basically you are saying you don’t take the warnings about the judgment of God seriously because God has promised judgment on all who reject Christ as their Savior. 



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    Sat, Dec 11th - 2:07AM

    1 Peter 1:16



    1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

     

    We are ambassadors of a holy God. Our God is holy so we should be holy.  We do not partake of the corruption of the world.  We live a life above the corruption of the world. 

     



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    Thu, Dec 9th - 11:59PM

    1 John 3:13



    1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

     

    Why does the world hate you, you child of God.  The world hates you because you do not condone their lifestyle and you refuse to partake in their lifestyle.  They hate you because you stand strong in your beliefs and refuse to compromise to be popular or to be politically correct.  The world hates you because you are bright light of God in a world of darkness.

     

     

     



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    Thu, Dec 9th - 12:03AM

    1 John 2:26



    1 John 2:26 I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. 27 But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. (NLT)

     

    These verses are not saying we don’t need teachers.  Paul spells out the roles of teachers in his writings.  But the words of man should never replace the Word of God.  And the Holy Spirit is our guide in our study of the Word of God.

     

     




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    Tue, Dec 7th - 11:59PM

    1 John 1:9



    1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

     

    We must confess we are sinners.  We must confess we are worthy of death because the Bible says all that sin is worthy of death.  We must admit we need a Savior that will save us from this death.  This Savior is Jesus Christ that died on the cross for us that through him may have eternal life.

     



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    Mon, Dec 6th - 11:43PM

    2 Peter 2:19



    2 Peter 2:19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. (NLT)

     

    You are a slave to whatever controls you.  This is a hard thing for those outside the faith to understand.  You are either a servant of God or a servant of Satan.  If you are living in sin you are a servant of Satan.  There are no neutrals in this spiritual battle being waged all around us.



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    Sun, Dec 5th - 1:39AM

    1 John 5:10-13



    1 John 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

     11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

     12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

     13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

     

    There is only one Way to heaven and that Way is Christ.  For only Christ alone became our sin offering on the cross that we may have eternal life through his blood which was shed on the cross for our sins.

     



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    Sat, Dec 4th - 1:05AM

    1 Peter 4:17,18



    1 Peter 4:17For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

     18And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

     

    The judgment of God is very real.  The Bible says we are all sinners worthy of death.  It is only through Christ and his sacrifice that we have life.  But what about those who have rejected Christ?  What hope do they have?  The answer is none.

     



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    Thu, Dec 2nd - 11:51PM

    Phillipians 2:14,15



    Phillipians 2:14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved

     generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe (NIV)

     

    Do everything without complaining or arguing.  How many do you know actually live like this?  How many do you know that live their life always bitter and always complaining.  I hate to be around people like this.  They really bring me down.  No matter how bad it is it can always be worst but thank God we have a God that looks out for us and keeps in his bosom.  I have my health, my family is safe, life is good, thank God. 

     

     

     

     

     

     



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