Thu, Jul 30th - 11:04PM
Loving God, Loving People
Jesus boiled all the commandments down to two. To love God and love
people. He said all other laws and prophetic teachings hinged on this.
However this poses a problem for all of us, because we don’t have it in
us to obey this commandment perfectly. That is what makes the gospel
the good news. Jesus loved the Father and loved people so much that He
perfectly kept all the laws, thus making Him a perfect sacrifice.
Believers can now stand before God based on Christ’s perfect
righteousness. We, to should strive to love God and people just like
Jesus said to him,
“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37 NKJV
Fri, Jul 24th - 11:04PM
A Divine Identity
Jesus knew who He was and where He was from. He knew His Father.
And that kowledge and pedigree gave Him authority and confidence to
acomplish His task and to stand against the religious and political
authorities. He was a man with a destiny because He came from God. His
divinity gave Him identity. It helps to know our identity, doesn’t it?
Sometimes we get lost in the myriad roles we are called to play. At
other times we get confused because of people trying to make us
something we are not. When we accept Jesus as Savior, Just as God placed
His seal upon His Son, God places His name on us, giving us a new
idenity in Him.
I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.” John 7:29 NASB
Mon, Jul 20th - 9:53PM
The Fathers Will
The next time you hear someone saying that we get to heaven by our
good works outnumbering the bad, remember our Lord in Gethsemane. Had
the way to salvation been by simply doing good works. God would have
spared Jesus the agony. He might have sent earth a message saying, “You
children be good now!” The Fathers will was for Jesus to go to Calvary
and pay the ultimate price for our salvation. His will today is for you
and I to come to Him through the cross by the shed blood of the Lord
Jesus Christ . Thereafter, His will is that we obey Him, that His will
be the driving force in our lives.
And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22: 41-42 NKJV
Thu, Jul 16th - 11:08PM
God is holy. He is different from us. God rules with justice and
righteousness. In contrast, we humans are far from holy. We are sinners.
Knowing that a holy God rules over sinful humans with justice and
righteousness can be frightening to us. God deals with His people as He
has done through all history by extending His mercy and grace without
compromising His own holiness. While God is merciful toward us, He never
fails to discipline us when needed. Thankfully, God balances His
holiness and mercy when sinners stand with Him , praise Him and and
worship His holy name.
Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the Lord our God is holy. Psalm 99:9 NKJV
Thu, Jul 9th - 11:23PM
Where is Your Faith?
Faith does not prelude life threatening events coming upon
followers of Christ. Notice that the disciples were obeying Jesus by
being on the lake when the storm surfaced. Moreover, He was with them;
they were in His presence when the threat came. What Jesus expected was
that His disciples would faith that the One who was present with them
was more powerful than the storm they faced. Actually, He is the One who
is to be looked upon in fear, and awe, and reverence. The question
comes to us will we demonstrate faith in the midst of our storms?
But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And
they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this
be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!” Luke
Wed, Jul 1st - 10:56PM
Many historians call the ressurection of Jesus Christ one of the
most verfiable events in ancient history. They say if we can believe
anything from the past, we can trust Jesus rose from the dead. The
evidence is that overwhelming. In 1 Corinthians 15, the apostle Paul
lists many of the people who saw the risen Christ in His glorified body.
Finally he added, “More than five hundred brethen [saw Him] at one
time.” Anyone wanting to know about this, Paul says may ask them because
“most of them remain.” Any lawer will tell you eyewitnesss are not
infallible. But when five hundred all say the same thing, we can take
that to the bank.
After that, he was
seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part
remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:6
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