July 29, 2014

Do Not Be Afraid

“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. ~Jesus

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#PrayForThePersecuted

Live By Faith

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is BY FAITH from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live BY FAITH.”

Romans 1:17

July 28, 2014

Blessed Rather Are Those

As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”   He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

Luke 11:27-28

ASK HIM!

All you have to do is ASK. No pomp and circumstance is needed:

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:13

The Word of the LORD

For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 33:4-5

July 27, 2014

For Those Who Love Him

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—

1 Corinthians 2:9

July 26, 2014

Whoever loses their life for Jesus

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. ~Jesus

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#PrayForThePersecuted

El-Shaddai El-Shaddai

El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
El-Elyon na Adonai
Age to age, You're still the same
By the power of the name.
El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai
Erkamka na Adonai
We will praise and lift You high
El-Shaddai

See what FAITH can do?

See what FAITH can do?

“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” ~Jesus

Blessed Is Anyone

Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” ~Jesus

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#PrayForThePersecuted

Do To Others

Do to others as you would have them do to you. ~Jesus

Do Not Be Dismayed

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

July 25, 2014

Tell Me Something Good

Jesus also said we would know a tree by its fruit. It's Friday. Tell me something GOOD:

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. ~Jesus

Attention Hypocrites

Jesus was not a fan of hypocrites:

“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?

Luke 6:41

Love Your Enemies

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Jesus

When people hate you because of Jesus

Blessed are you when people hate you,    when they exclude you and insult you    and reject your name as evil,    because of the Son of Man.

Luke 6:22

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#PrayForThePersecuted

Lead me in the way everlasting

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 139:23-24

July 21, 2014

Take refuge in the LORD

It is better to take refuge in the LORD  than to trust in humans.

Psalm 118:8

Notable Quote

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” ~Jesus

Jesus Saw Their FAITH

Jesus saw their FAITH and their sins were forgiven. Seems pretty simple but people make this concept difficult:

When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20

Temptation #3

“It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’  ” ~Jesus

Temptation #2

“It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’  ” ~Jesus

Temptation #1

“It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’  ” ~Jesus

Perfect Love and Fear

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

July 20, 2014

Earnestly I Seek You

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1

Praise the LORD

Praise the LORD , all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD .

Psalm 117:1-2

July 19, 2014

Blessed Is She

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Luke 1:45

What Love Is

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 John 3:16

July 18, 2014

Not to us, LORD

Not to us, LORD , not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Psalm 115:1

Jesus did many other things

Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

John 21:25

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:31

Blessed Are Those

“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” ~Jesus

It. Is. Finished.

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

John 19:30

The Side of Truth

The reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” ~Jesus

THEY DREW BACK and FELL TO THE GROUND

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”    “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.   “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” THEY DREW BACK and FELL TO THE GROUND.

John 18:4-6

This verse struck me today:

This verse struck me today:

JHN 16:2 NIV

They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.

(The Words of Christ)

Sanctification

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. ~Jesus

Jesus Overcame the World

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~Jesus

If the world hates you

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. ~Jesus

Do Not Judge, Do Not Condemn, Forgive

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. ~Jesus

July 16, 2014

The Great I Am

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~Jesus

DOXOLOGY

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!   “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”    “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”    For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 11:33-36

July 15, 2014

That's why they call it Good News

Jesus must have felt like a broken record at times. He had to repeat Himself a lot. Over and over again and they still didn't get it. I think it would have been more difficult to grasp back then. At least we have the Text today. It's really not that hard. That's why they call it Good News:

“Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” ~Jesus

#SavingFaith

Jesus Wept

Jesus wept.

John 11:35

Do You Believe This?

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” ~Jesus

Ah, Sovereign LORD

“Ah, Sovereign LORD , you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jeremiah 32:17

July 14, 2014

No One Will Snatch Them

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. ~Jesus

You Will Be Saved

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Romans 10:9-10

#SavingFaith #GoodNews #EndofStory #AmazingGrace #FreeGiftofGod #JesusIsLord

July 13, 2014

Forgive One Another

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:13

July 12, 2014

Whoever Obeys

Very truly I tell you, whoever obeys my word will never see death.” ~Jesus

Whoever Follows

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~Jesus

Rivers of Living Water

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” ~Jesus

Everyone Who Believes In Him

For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” ~Jesus

Whoever Believes

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ~Jesus

Love Your Enemies

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you ~Jesus

July 11, 2014

The One Who Believes

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. ~Jesus

The Work of God

“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” ~Jesus

I never noticed this verse before

I never noticed this verse before. I had to go back and read the section a couple of times. He knew what they were coming to do. He knew this wasn't the plan. He stood firm by withdrawing to a mountain alone:

Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

John 6:15

God's Will In Christ Jesus

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

July 10, 2014

Moses Wrote about Jesus

If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. ~Jesus

Whoever Hears and Believes

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. ~Jesus

Stop Sinning

“See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” ~Jesus

Talk to God

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

July 9, 2014

It Is Finished

God is not at the top of a ladder shouting, “Climb.” He is at the bottom on a cross whispering, “It is finished.” ~Pastor Tullian

July 8, 2014

Whoever Believes in the Son

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
John 3:36

He Must Become Greater

He must become greater; I must become less.”

John 3:30

Whoever Believes In Him

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.

John 3:16

This Is Love

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10

The Word Became Flesh

The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-18

#LOVE

July 6, 2014

Keep Quiet

Sometimes it's better to keep quiet:

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” ~Jesus

July 5, 2014

What do you think Jesus meant?

For my Bible-Believing friends: what do you think Jesus meant when he said "To the point of DEATH" ???

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Mark 14:34

Jesus' Words

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. ~Jesus

Everyone Will Hate You

Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. ~Jesus

Watch Out!

“Watch out that no one deceives you. ~Jesus

Watch Out!

“Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,  and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.  They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” ~Jesus

No Commandment Greater

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.” ~Jesus

God of the Living

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!” ~Jesus

Forgiveness of Sins through Prayer

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.  ” ~Jesus

Jesus proves through His Words you can have forgiveness of sins through prayer.

He says when you stand praying forgive others and God will forgive you.

Well, you can confess your sins to God. He already knows what you're doing but acknowledging your sins in prayer before God is a step in the right direction.

It's between you and God. He will forgive your sins through prayer directly.

You don't need your priest to accomplish this. You don't need to be dunked in water to accomplish this. You don't need a sprinkling of "holy" water to accomplish this. You can come before the Lord in prayer and communicate with Him directly.

You can be yourself before the Lord and pray/communicate with him directly.

How do you know if you're holding something against someone?

When you go back to that point in time over and over again and rehash it by holding on. When you can't seem to let something or someone go.

Ask God directly through prayer to help you with that grudge and to show you a better way.

Again, you can do this directly through prayer.

July 4, 2014

All the Oppressed

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Psalm 103:6

FAITH HEALS

“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Mark 10:52

Rulers and High Officials

“You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.  Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,  and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~Jesus

Who then can be saved?

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” ~Jesus

Who then can be saved?

“With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” ~Jesus

Let the Little Children come to Me

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” ~Jesus

What God has Joined Together

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’  ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.’  So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” ~Jesus

One of these Little Children

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” ~Jesus

One Who Believes

“Everything is possible for one who believes.” ~Jesus

The Spirit God Gave Us

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7

July 3, 2014

"They Worship Me In Vain"

“Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:    “ ‘These people honor me with their lips,    but their hearts are far from me.     They worship me in vain;    their teachings are merely human rules.’       You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” ~Jesus

July 2, 2014

God doesn't want us to be stupid #Judging


People misconstrue the bible verse about judging others often. I like Karla Downing's simplified explanation. God doesn't want us to be stupid.

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Matthew 7:1-2). This verse is often misunderstood to mean that you can't draw conclusions about someone's behavior and identify their problems. Of course you can and you have to! You have to know what someone is doing that hurts you and what is wrong in the relationship. You judge when you pronounce a sentence and condemn them--that isn't your job; it’s Gods. So identify the problems, use discernment, don't condemn, but take care of yourself. God doesn't want us to be stupid!

Hat Tip: Karla Downing
Photo Credit: Pinterest

July 1, 2014

What Did Jesus Say?

“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” ~Jesus

LEAVE that PLACE

LEAVE that PLACE and DON'T LOOK BACK. You're not going that way any more:

Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town.  And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”

Mark 6:10-11

Just BELIEVE

Just BELIEVE:

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Mark 5:36

See what FAITH can do???

See what FAITH can do???

He said to her, “Daughter, your FAITH has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Mark 5:34