Sunday, July 28, 2013

He Is Risen!

Matthew 27:5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, just as he said." (ESV)

I thank God for the gift of His son, Jesus! Death could not hold Him! He's alive and well in my soul.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

An Approved Worker.

2 Timothy 2:15  "Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth." (NLT)

2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (KJV)

In Bible study, this week, it was said, "It is one thing to memorize scripture, and another to KNOW them." -Joyce Myers

Food for thought.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Honor & Glory Belong to God.

John 7:16 So Jesus told them, “My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me. 17 Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. 18 Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies." (NLT)

When we speak of our faith or of God or of His teachings, are we doing so to bring glory to him or do we seek glory for ourselves?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Help My Unbelief

Mark 9:22b- Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” 
23 “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” 
24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (NLT)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gaining the whole world=loosing your soul.

Mark8:34 (Jesus said,) “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. 35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. 36 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?* 37 Is anything worth more than your soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” 

I don't want to gain the whole world, just to loose my soul! How about you?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

99 vs. 1

Luke 15:3 So Jesus told them this story: 4 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. 6 When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! (NLT)

Aren't you glad God left the 99 to find you? I am glad that He did it for me too! :)