December 30, 2014
December 28, 2014
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received BY FAITH. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have FAITH in Jesus.
This righteousness is given THROUGH FAITH IN Jesus Christ to ALL WHO BELIEVE. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and ALL are JUSTIFIED FREELY BY HIS GRACE THROUGH the redemption that came BY Christ Jesus.
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.
December 27, 2014
December 26, 2014
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 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.”
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
December 22, 2014
Eternal life is NOT something we achieve on our own merit. The Holy text says God loved us so much that HE GAVE HIS one and only Son. There are no special requirements. The Holy text says WHOEVER BELIEVES in Him shall not perish. That belief and confidence in only what God has done for us is why they call it saving Faith or Faith that Saves. Society likes to add all those special things, rules, requirements to make you think you have to be good enough. Not so! Jesus finished it on the cross. He said IT IS FINISHED.
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
December 21, 2014
Jesus Is Son of the Living God. Jesus Is Redeemer. Jesus Is Savior. Jesus Is the Alpha and Omega. Jesus Is Messiah. Jesus Is Lord. Don't ask me what Jesus Is Not. You won't like my answer.
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
December 20, 2014
December 19, 2014
If I didn’t have faith in our Creator or what Christ did for me on the cross my head would explode. I thank God every single day for my faith, for giving me eyes to see, ears to hear, and for loving me in spite of what happens or how I feel about it. Amen and Amen.
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December 18, 2014
Give praise to the LORD , proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Israel, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
1 Chronicles 16:8-13
December 17, 2014
December 14, 2014
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, HE HEARS US. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 John 5:14-15
December 13, 2014
We wait in hope for the LORD ; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD , even as we put our hope in you.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ~Jesus
His Grace is sufficient for me, for His Power is made Perfect in weakness.
December 11, 2014
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
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December 9, 2014
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
December 7, 2014
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
December 6, 2014
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
December 5, 2014
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
December 3, 2014
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
December 2, 2014
For it is BY GRACE you have been saved, THROUGH FAITH—and this is not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of GOD— not by works, so that no one can boast.
December 1, 2014
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.