It's been a tough seven months dealing with Covid-19 and lost jobs, income. Just as hard is staying positive and keeping the faith. Jesus is watching over his flock and does not take breaks or vacations. This is the time to pray the most and to establish a deep one on one relationship with Father … Continue reading “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me - Phil 4:13 And God causes all things to work for good to those who love him and are called to his purpose and will - Romans 8:28 And my God shall supply all your needs In Christ Jesus - Phil 4:19 Delight yourself in … Continue reading Some of my favorite scriptures
Matthew tells us that God commands us not to worry, here is why: Trust God’s Provision, Not Your Own (6:25–34) SUPPORTING IDEA: Jesus’ followers must be motivated by confidence in the Father’s provision for their basic needs. In this passage, we find the word worry or worrying six times. The word Therefore at the beginning … Continue reading Do You Worry?
"...observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go …”1 Kings 2:3 In the eyes of the world prosperity means success and wealth. … Continue reading True Success
The gravity of the situation is summarized in 3:23: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God thus has provided a righteousness for unrighteous people through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The way of forgiveness and freedom has been offered to all, Jews and Gentiles, through the sacrificial death of Christ. … Continue reading What does “Justification By Faith” mean?
The Book of Revelation tells us more about heaven than any other book in the Bible. A good place to start is to read chapters 21 and 22. God’s Presence “Now the dwelling of God is with men [i.e. people], and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will … Continue reading What Will Heaven Be Like?
The Holy Spirit dwells in all who believe in the name of Jesus. The primary purpose of the baptism with the Holy Spirit is efficiency in testimony and service. It has to do rather with gifts for service than with graces of character. It is the impartation of spiritual power or gifts in service and … Continue reading What is the primary importance of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me” (Rev. 3:20) Establishing a solid relationship with the person who created you is not the easiest thing to accomplish. It takes the willingness to … Continue reading A deep and intimate relationship to Jesus
Him they compelled to bear his cross - Matt 27:32 There are many Christians of whom this is true. They are compelled to bear the cross, but how does it come? It comes by their running away from it. They make up their minds they won’t have Christ’s cross; and they find when the cross … Continue reading You can run, but you cannot hide…
"As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you" John 20:21 We should never leave our room until we have seen the face of our dear Master, Christ, and have realized that we are being sent forth by Him to do His will, and to finish the work which He has given us … Continue reading Preparation in the Morning
"Dear Abba, strengthen my spirit with your encouragement today so that I can stay in the center of your will for my life today. Grant me greater strength than that of Samson, greater Love than David, greater wisdom than Solomon, greater courage than Job, greater leadership than Joshua and greater faith than Abraham"~ Pastor Ross … Continue reading Jesus First
I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land - Gen. 28:15 "With thee,” companionship; “Keep thee,” guardianship; “Bring thee,” guidance. From Thoughts from the quiet hour - D.L. Moody editor. Jesus was guiding Abraham into the promise land. He was Abraham's … Continue reading Confidant – Watchman – Compass
Thomas Edison said: “No one can study chemistry and see the wonderful way in which certain elements combine with the nicety of the most delicate machine ever invented, and not come to the inevitable conclusion that there is a Big Engineer who is running this universe.” Answer: Jesus is our creator and he formed each … Continue reading Who is the creator of all things both visible and invisible?
John 15:5. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing...Here we have the key verse of the passage, although it only expands what we have already learned on the first paragraph. Gromacki writes, "Christ … Continue reading Got Vine?
Westminster Confession: They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. (XVII.1) The doctrine declares that the regenerate are saved through persevering in faith and Christian … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. ACTS 4:12 The gospel proclaims that the God who saved Israel from Egypt, Jonah from the fish’s belly, the psalmist from death, and the soldiers from drowning (Exod. 15:2; Jon. 2:9; … Continue reading SALVATION: JESUS RESCUES HIS PEOPLE FROM SIN
I would not have known what sin was except through the law. ROMANS 7:7 Its first function is to be a mirror reflecting to us both the perfect righteousness of God and our own sinfulness and shortcomings. Thus “the law bids us, as we try to fulfill its requirements, and become wearied in our weakness … Continue reading GOD’S MORAL LAW HAS THREE PURPOSES
Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man … Continue reading Stay Humble
It's all about a personal relationship with Jesus. You must be born again. Whatever the outward circumstances, conversion is a conscious decision that must be taken by every man, woman or child in the privacy of their hearts. It is a new relationship with God. "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … … Continue reading Personal Relationship
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" Life can be filled with trials, uncertainty and despair, but we know this already. The key is to trust the one who is 100% God/100% Human - Jesus! You can always be fully confident In … Continue reading No Fear
"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you … Continue reading HOW DO I KNOW THAT I AM SAVED?
Ask the Father daily in prayer and He will answer. BELIEVE! Christ must be the center of your life. Dare to be a Disciple of Jesus. Even you can make a difference in the lives of others by acting out God’s will in your daily life.Friends are special gifts from God. Give to others cheerfully. … Continue reading A Spiritual ABC
Faith is the key to living the Christian life. It is the total trust in God's power and grace for our lives. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"Hebrews 11:1 Our hope in God is built upon prayer, reading the scriptures, exercising the principles of our faith … Continue reading Apostle Paul’s Favorite Word is FAITH
The greatest female revivalist of the 20th Century was Aimee Semple McPherson who was Born October, 1890 and died on September, 1944 Aimee was the founder of the International Foursquare Gospel Church - 2 Million members in 30,000 Churches today. When she was 23 years old she had appendicitis and barely survived. After her ordeal … Continue reading Aimee Semple McPherson
“The great achievers in history have been the men and women who could see the invisible and strive to reach it. Explorers, inventors, liberators, and pioneers in every field have always been characterized by the steady eye that sees the invisible and strives for the seemingly impossible. ”Warren W. Wiersbe Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it … Continue reading Got Faith?
Life can be extremely difficult at times. We often seek guidance or advice from parents, friends, neighbors and acquaintances. When these people cannot solve are troubles we tend to feel withdrawn or depressed. There is a solution and His name is Jesus. Jesus had more troubles then every person who ever lived combined! He gave … Continue reading JESUS UNDERSTANDS US COMPLETELY
If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him. (1 John 3:21, 22) The most important gifts from God are: 1) Jesus 2) Eternal life 3) Peace 4) Joy 5) Righteousness 6) The Holy Spirit … Continue reading Just Ask God
John 9:1–3 Healing a Man Born Blind: As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples questioned Him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” "Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s works might be displayed … Continue reading WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING?
Apostle Paul speaking his last words to the unbelieving leading men of the Jews in Rome: The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying,"Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.’ " "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, … Continue reading WE ARE PROPHETS AND GREATER THAN THE ANGELS!
Early Christians oftentimes met in other people's homes to pray and worship God. Have you ever felt guilty because you did not go to a church building, cathedral or chapel? Do not feel guilty, those who believe in Jesus are God's church and are interconnected to each other. True worship comes from our heart, mind … Continue reading THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God: John 1:1 The Triune God is a very difficult theological term associated with Father God, Holy Spirit and Jesus, but the bottom line is that Jesus … Continue reading WHO IS JESUS?
Incarnation is Spirit God taking on human flesh in the form of Jesus. Jesus took on the nature and character of The Holy Spirit in order to share His divine qualities with mankind. No one has ever seen God. Moses only saw God in temporary form and the term for this is "Theophany". Remember, God … Continue reading WHAT IS INCARNATION?
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our … Continue reading ENEMIES – BORN AGAIN – SAINTS
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness - Dan 9:9 "As a spring lock closes itself, but cannot be unlocked without a key, so we ourselves may run into sin, but cannot return without the key of God’s grace" - Cawdray If you happen to sin today, just agree (to confess in Greek) … Continue reading Mercy and Forgiveness
Matthew 10:37-39 "How much do you love Jesus? The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding … Continue reading Loving Jesus
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you- James 4:10 Everyone wants to be praised for working hard and respected for living a righteous life. Someone told me once, "never praise yourself, let others praise you". The best way to be lifted up? Staying humble! The bible tells us to … Continue reading HUMILITY GOES BEFORE HONOR
We've all seen or know someone who prays out loud. To be honest it's annoying and is just what the Pharisees used to do when Jesus was living in Israel. Corporate prayer is different and achieves a Christ centered goal. I'm all for occasional corporate prayer. The way to reach the heart of the Lord … Continue reading Silence is Golden
Who can live out The Sermon on the Mount? Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two: Matthew 5:41 The Sermon on the Mount is the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is two fold. First, it is on earth and is seen in the lives of all who have been … Continue reading Sermon On The Mount
True wisdom comes from reading the Bible. The Word of God inspired the writers of both the old and new testaments. The Word of God inspires all of us who daily open up its wisdom and become blessed by what we hear from our lord and master, Jesus. The way to experience true and eternal … Continue reading Where Is Wisdom Found?
Who is our Father? That depends on whether or not you've been born again of Spirit by the belief that Jesus is the Son of God who has forgiven us of our sin. Without being born again or experiencing Spiritual rebirth your Father is not God and you remain separated from Him. Jesus said, I … Continue reading Who is Father God?
Job replied: Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful? Job 21:13 They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol. Job 21:14 They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways. Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, … Continue reading Heaven or Hell
1 Corinthians 13:4 If God were not patient with us he would not have provided mercy and grace, instead he would have punished us according to the way our sin deserved. We are to do the same by having patience toward each other and abstaining from vengeance, hatred and animosity towards those who wrong us. … Continue reading Love Is Patient
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 1 Peter 1:8-9 "Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him … Continue reading Peace, Joy and Righteousness
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are … Continue reading Living By The Holy Spirit
What was the first thing The King of Judah, Jehoshaphat, did when he received word that the Moabites and Ammonites were coming to make war over Judah? Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast for all Judah. Next, he prayed allowed before the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the Temple of the Lord. Then, Jahaziel, son of … Continue reading Placing Faith In Jesus
EphesusSmyrnaPergamumThyatiraSardisPhiladelphiaLaodicea The seven stars of the Book of Revelation are the angels of the seven churches mentioned and the seven golden lampstands are the seven churches. Jesus writes to each angel of each of the seven churches. He begins with the good news of the ongoings in the church and then segues to what needs … Continue reading The Seven Churches in Revelation