Thursday, January 29, 2015

1 Corinthians 13: 2

"If I have the gift of prophesy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing."
~ (1 Corinthians 13: 2)
 
"Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy." ~ Warren Wiersbe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Buy the Truth & keep it!

Romans 1:25
"For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen."

This whole section of Romans is dealing with the depravity of man due to man's outright rejection of God's Truth.
This is one of the harshest chapters for me to study in the Bible because I understand the ultimate consequence of rejecting God.

"EXCHANGING THE TRUTH FOR A LIE MAY COST YOU, YOUR SOUL!"
"YOU MAY BREATHE YOUR LAST BREATH & LOSE OUT FOR ETERNITY!"
"DON'T LET THIS BE YOU!"
"IF YOU ARE READING THIS, THEN THERE IS STILL HOPE!"

Please DO NOT misunderstand this message.
I am not judging, condemning, or declaring anything over your life.
I just know that;
There is a God who loves you sooooo much that He gave His only Son for you!
So that you would not have to live here on earth with a depraved mind.
So that you could live out a meaningful life.
So that you could be assured of your eternal destination.
So that you would know the truth & that the truth would set you free!

"JESUS CHRIST CAME TO DIE FOR YOUR SINS!"
"HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD, SO THAT YOU COULD HAVE ETERNAL LIFE!"
"GOD CREATED YOU FOR HIS GLORY!"
"TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM!"

"DON'T LET THE SATAN FEED YOU HIS LIES ANY LONGER!"

"TURN! TURN! TURN!"
"THE TRUTH AWAITS YOU WITH OPEN ARMS!"
(Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life! No man comes to the Father, but by Him!)

Luke 6: 42

"How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother's eye." ~ (Luke 6: 42)
 
                                
 
Christ's peace be with you friends. Amen.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Need!

Romans 3:22-24
"Even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus..."

I must agree with this statement by author, John Stott:
"NOTHING KEEPS PEOPLE AWAY FROM CHRIST MORE THAN THEIR INABILITY TO SEE THEIR NEED OF HIM OR THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO ADMIT IT!"

"I NEED JESUS!"
"HOW ABOUT YOU?"

In order to approach an inapproachable God, we must recognize our need.
Sin has separated all humanity from a Holy God.
But God, in His Mercy, extended His Grace upon all humanity.
God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of the world.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!

Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day, conquering death.
Today, if anyone will repent of their sins & believe in Jesus' atoning sacrifice.
They can enjoy fellowship with God for Eternity.

"GOD'S GRACE IS OFFERED TO THE WORLD!"
"BUT ONLY THOSE WHO RECOGNIZE THEIR NEED WILL RECEIVE IT!"

DO YOU ADMIT THAT YOU ARE A SINNER IN NEED OF GOD'S GRACE?
HAVE YOU MADE JESUS THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE?

"NOTHING KEEPS PEOPLE AWAY FROM CHRIST MORE THAN THEIR INABILITY TO SEE THEIR NEED OF HIM OR THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO ADMIT IT!"

"PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS TODAY!"

Job 27: 8 HYPOCRITE

"For what is the hope of the hypocrite; what has he gained, when God takes away his soul?"
~ (Job 27: 8)
 
                         
 
HYPOCRITE - 1. a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion. 2. a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jesus!!!

Philippians 2:9-11
"For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

"EVANGELISM ONLY REMAINS TRUE WHEN OUR SOLE PURPOSE IS TO BRING GLORY & HONOR TO THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD!"

Whenever our real ambition behind evangelism is for the honor of our church, organization, or ourselves, it is no better than patriotic pride.
Our goal in evangelizing the world should not be to make our church known.
Neither should it be to make a name for our organization.
We should not be seeking to be personally recognized.

"OUR GOAL IN EVANGELIZING SHOULD BE TO MAKE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST KNOWN!"
"WE SHOULD BE CONTINUOUSLY SEEKING TO BRING GLORY & HONOR TO HIS NAME!"

"WE MUST HAVE A BURNING, PASSIONATE DESIRE FOR THE GLORY OF JESUS CHRIST!"

We should hurt when the name of Jesus isn't honored!
We should be uncomfortable when His name is blasphemed!
Most of all:
"WE SHOULD TELL OTHERS ABOUT JESUS WITH THE INTENT THAT THEY WILL HONOR HIS NAME AS WELL!"

Don't just recite the Gospel as if it were another bedtime story!
Share the Gospel with authority & conviction for the sake of the One who gave His life so that we could live!!!

"PRAISE YOUR NAME, JESUS!!!"

Matthew 7: 16

"By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?" ~ (Matthew 7: 16)
 
                              
 
Father, help us to recognize hypocritical teachings and those who are fake. In the same way, if there are areas in our lives or worship of You that aren't truly genuine, help us to change. Amen.