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Public entry His Way
August 09, 2021 @ 04:00:31 pm
Reposted from 2011
Isaiah 55:8-9 - "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,"declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. - God makes good things and bad things happen to all of us, sometimes for reasons known only to him, and we may not always like how he does things, but he does everything his way as he tells us in the book of Isaiah. When things are going well for us we may not give God a thought, but when something bad happens we often wonder why he let it happen or didn't step in and prevent it in the first place. It seems like trouble is everywhere all the time, but we must remember that God is in control. I think Job of the old testament said it best long ago in Job 2:10 - Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" - The Bible uses the word trouble about 175 times and makes it clear that it will always be with us. Our troubles started when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and fell into the sin that we all have inherited, and our planet is now very different than when it was first created. Because of this God has provided us with a Savior in his son Jesus. We are told about it atJohn 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.-Jesus was the only one who could do this, and nothing we can do will save us. If we could save ourselves God would not have sent his son to do it, and he's waiting for everyone to come to him.
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Public entry Working In The Garden (Reposted from 2010) -
June 29, 2021 @ 04:59:23 pm
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. At this time of year many people will soon plant gardens, and they might provide extra space and effort for their favorite things to grow. We could be called the Lord's favorites when we consider his plan for our salvation. He sent his only begotten son Jesus into the world to be a sacrifice for our sins, so we could be reconciled to him. Jesus did this for us because he loves us and none of our own works could save us. We are told this in God's word at John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Many weeds will also spring up in God's "garden." They are the enemies of God who oppose or disbelieve him, and the Lord promises that he will uproot and destroy them. Coming to faith in Jesus and following him is the only thing we can do to secure our salvation, and is the only thing that God will accept. We all need to be good plants in God's "garden" and come to Jesus.
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Public entry No Drifting
June 18, 2021 @ 05:36:50 pm
Hebrews 2:1 -We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. - It can happen to any of us. We're going along, living our lives and ever so slowly our sinful nature tries to pull us away from that dear friend Christ. And while this is happening our sinful nature tells us that we don't need Christ and we'll be okay on our own. Beside this scripture we are told in Proverbs 17:24 - A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth. - . Both of these scriptures warn us that we can drift away if we're not careful. Let's not let this happen.
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Public entry Here Come Da Judge
April 29, 2021 @ 03:11:36 pm
Matthew 7:1 - "Do not judge, or you will be judged. - Remember years ago when comedians would say "here come da judge"? I think that one of the easiest things to do is to judge other people, especially if we don't like them. Then nothing they do is right. We can judge others on some things but not if they're saved or not. For that we can judge only by God's word, because we are not worthy to do otherwise. As Jesus says in Matthew 7:3 - “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? - And the Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 4:3 - I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. - Actually I think judging anyone is no big deal when I consider what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.
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Public entry Endure (Reposted from 2009)
March 31, 2021 @ 01:50:37 pm
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9. persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. This scripture is part of a letter written by Paul the apostle about 55 AD to the Christian church in Corinth. In it Paul mentions the difficulties and the blessings experienced by him in serving the Lord. After being called by Christ, Paul endured many things for the Gospel. They included shipwrecks, beatings, stonings, prison and other things that most of us wouldn't put up with. But Paul considered these things to be blessings while preaching the Gospel of Christ. Today all over the world some that serve the Lord endure things from bad verbal comments to those experienced by Paul. God tells us in the Bible that things like this won't last. As is written in 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Some of the people that preach Jesus Christ and serve him suffer for it just as Christ served and suffered for us. Christ paid for all our sins on the cross. He did this so we all could have forgiveness from our sins and one day live with him in his heavenly kingdom forever.
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Public entry What's he like?
March 02, 2021 @ 04:14:24 pm
Exodus 3:14 - God said to Moses, “I am who I am...- Many of us have wondered things about God and came up with our own ideas about him, but we need to be careful that our ideas line up with Biblical teaching. The Bible tells us a lot of things about God but also leaves many things out. Years ago a famous Bible teacher said lets speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. We can trust the Bible just as if God himself was speaking to us because that's what he is doing. Just as is written in 1 Corinthians 13:12 - For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And in John 8:58 - “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”, - Jesus claimed to exist with his father and the holy spirit before old testament Abraham. That is hard for us to grasp, but it's a good thing he was and that he agreed to become our savior. When Jesus came here he came as a man who led a simple life so we could grasp what God who said “I am who I am" is like.
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Public entry The Way
February 01, 2021 @ 04:33:26 pm
Hebrews 7:25 - Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. - Like this scripture says Christ can save anyone who comes to him. He can save us from the fires of Hell and let us into his heavenly kingdom. He can do these things because he has the power to do them, and he will. Not because of anything we have done but by his grace (Romans 3:11 - “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God - ). We all need Jesus Christ to save us because there is no other way.
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Public entry Rooms Available (Reposted from 2010)
January 05, 2021 @ 01:52:17 pm
John 14:2 - In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? With the summer months approaching some of us are planning vacations or overnight trips. We may need a place to stay, so we look for a room with the features we want. They may include internet access, a microwave and fridge, a place that allows pets and the list can go on, and we want the room all ready when we get there. In the Bible Christ promises us a room that will be ready for us in his heavenly kingdom, and he goes on to say that he wouldn't have told us this if it were not true. We can trust in everything that Jesus has promised to those who come to him and accept him as their personal Savior. We all need to accept him as our Savior because he is the only way to eternal salvation and to get a room that is all ready for us in his heavenly kingdom.
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Public entry Substitutions
December 01, 2020 @ 05:16:28 pm
Isaiah 47 : 13 - ...Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. - There are many seemingly innocent substitutions for God's word that we can use. Astrology comes to mind because it is so popular. It seems so innocent when millions of people read their horoscopes and put their trust in them, and when I was a kid there were Ouija Boards in stores by the games that I don't see anymore and I don't know why. I've heard stories of people using Ouija Boards and disaster followed. Maybe that's why they're so hard to find. Then there are Tarot Cards and the list goes on. These and things like them seem like no big deal but they are displeasing to God who wants us to come to him with everything and his grace will help us. His greatest act of grace came when he gave us his son Jesus to provide the way to his heavenly kingdom and for that there is no substitute.
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Public entry Thank God
November 02, 2020 @ 01:21:56 pm
Psalm 7:17 - I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. - As Thanksgiving approaches we can all give thanks to God for everything we have because he is the provider of all things. He has given some more than others according to his will (Luke 12:48 - From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded. Whether we have been given a lot or little God has made us all and for that we can be thankful (Proverbs 22:2 -Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all ) . He has given us many blessings the greatest of which is when he sent his son to die for our sin. For that let's be truly thankful. http:/
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