June 25, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: Matthew 26:36-56 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” Hebrews 5:7-8 The battle that our Lord faced over the cross was won in Gethsemane. Hallelujah! There He sweat, as it were, drops of blood as He struggled through to a full surrender to His Father’s will. Ponder the struggle He faced there, and the agony He bore to face the cross for…
June 18, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: John 14:1-21 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 The words of Christ in His prayer to His Father are profound in every respect. He answers a question here that has plagued man since the beginning, “How can I know God?” This question is supremely important because of the words in our text verse. Eternal life is in knowing God as Father, and in knowing Jesus Christ. I want eternal life more than anything else on the earth, or in heaven. To live eternally with God in His eternal abode, to…
Do you have unforgiven sin? Look to Jesus. Do you struggle to resign yourself to the circumstances of life? Look to Jesus. Does the burden seem too hard to bear? Look to Jesus. Does sin easily beset you? Look to Jesus!
The truth is loud and clear: the Lord will not take second place. Many bite their tongues on this teaching of Jesus. What could He mean that is consistent with His other teachings?
God the Father doesn’t want anyone to perish. He has provided for our salvation by sending His Son Jesus to earth to be the sacrifice for our sins. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus makes it possible for us to be rescued from sin and Satan.
Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but rather He came to save the world by bringing light into it. Men hate the light of truth because it reveals their true nature.
We have been given so much. When we take the time to count our blessings and really understand where we come in the worldwide average of wealth and prosperity, we must bow before the Giver. We must bow in recognition of the fact that we have failed.
Truth is liberating because it strips away the layers of deception we tend to surround ourselves with. One of the first steps to freedom is recognizing when we are in bondage.
At least twice, the apostle Paul encouraged the Corinthian people to examine themselves. In II Corinthian 13:5, he calls for self-examination, to determine whether they were even in the faith.
If we would take the time to list every promise that God made to mankind in His Word, we would marvel at the consolations. He has promised to meet our needs in many wonderful ways.
The devil has it too easy in your community. God uses men and women of faith to intercede for sinners before God. In such a way, we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
We were once led by the prince of darkness, But that all changed when God, full of mercy and love, saved us by grace.
Drinking strong drink leads us downward and perhaps eventually to destruction. Being filled with God’s Spirit assures us of a place in God’s heart and a home in heaven.
What are the benefits of suffering, for the Christian? It makes us more sensitive to life… it draws us to heaven… it deepens our perception of obedience… we become more thankful… and more.
Are you a man who is faithful to Christ, to His Word, to His principles? Are you humble and free of self-conceit and of proclaiming yourself good?
God loves us with an unconditional love. This means that His love for us did not depend on us first meeting His standard of holiness. So if you are a sinner, His unconditional love is for you.
Voltaire, a famous French philosopher, was an atheist. He scorned the Bible. He once made a very bold statement: “One hundred years from today the Bible will be a forgotten book.” Voltaire died May 30th, 1778 and is perhaps forgotten or unknown by most people in the world. The Bible is still the most sold and the most recognized book in the world.
Christ has given spiritual gifts unto men. He furnishes the church with the necessary tools “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” The gifts are varied and many.
I love the Bible . . . because it is the Word of God . . . for its unity and cohesion . . . because it is strictly honest . . . because the Holy Spirit speaks through it . . . for its consolations, confirmations and conciliation
First . . . Second . . . Last, but not least, we need to place our total confidence and trust in God with a commitment to not take one step without Him.
God is not the originator of evil. That is the devil’s domain. He, together with the evil men and women he has seduced to sin, creates the suffering that goes on in the world today. The broken homes, the abused children, the adulterous relationships, the killing of untold millions of the unborn, are all testimony of man out of control . . .
Reverence for God is a forgotten concept in much of today’s world. Is your worship reverent? Or just noisy? Reverent or just putting in time?
“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” Proverbs 29:1 A hardened neck is the result of a hardened heart…
People live with a lot of bitterness today. Many go around for years carrying grudges and hate toward others. Every time they think of someone or some experience, they are bitter. Maybe you are filled with bitterness. But you can be set free…
Laughter is a life-changing gift to mankind. It has been proven that people who laugh much do better than people who do not laugh. Does this mean that laughter is always appropriate and good? Continue reading to find out.
The fear of man is a trap, and it imprisons and paralyzes us. It overpowers the fear of God in our life and keeps us from pleasing Him.
Our surrender to the lordship of Christ is essential to our salvation. As the text says, we either fall on Christ and are broken, or He falls on us in judgment. He calls us to a life of self-denial that leads us into a life the flesh would never want to live.
Let’s look at the signs Jesus predicted to happen before His coming again. Each one may have been happening and is going to happen.
We are drenched with joy as our guilt is removed. We are drenched with joy in the fellowship of Christians who have faced the same things we have. We get soaked in the blessings of worship and praise….
When He wants us to be men of God, Christ calls us to be children. God calculates greatness on a different scale than we do. We cannot continue with earthly notions about greatness. Instead, we need to be converted and become as little children.