Matthew – where we’ve been . . . Matthew 1 Continue
(We’ve had the holidays and some travel tales and now let’s get back to Matthew!)
The Gospel of Matthew was written by the Jewish tax collector turned disciple. Throughout his writing, he cites Old Testament prophecies, which Jesus fulfillfed—intended to show Jewish people in particular, that Jesus was indeed their long-awaited Messiah. He leads with the genealogy of Jesus Christ, establishing…
Added by Christine on January 29, 2015 at 6:00am —
Lest you be confused … let’s get on the same page.
Yesterday I ran headlong into someone who purported to be a Christian—well, maybe—yes, probably, he…
Added by Christine on January 28, 2015 at 7:00pm —
Who is your First Love?
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. ~~~ Acts 3:19
Repentance and uncompromising to the world are essential to revival. God wants us to repent of all every sin we have, all our hidden sin for there is nothing hidden from God, (Hebrews 4:13) you may think like it is okay to do such things anyways no one…
Added by Grace Mercy on January 27, 2015 at 9:28pm —
It happened again. The rearview mirror thing.
‘How’re you doing this cold morning?’ I asked my cabdriver. I couldn’t delay any conversation I hoped to have, as the ride was relatively short. ‘Oh, I’m fine,’ he said, as I noted his thick accent and very dark skin. ‘Where ‘you from?’ I asked. ‘Somalia,’ came his terse reply. Short on opportunity, but curious just the same, I cut right to it—‘so would you be a man of faith?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Muslim, perchance?’ I asked. And up came his right hand… Continue
Added by Christine on January 27, 2015 at 6:00am —
Blessings on Obedience
1“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. …
Added by Grace Mercy on January 27, 2015 at 5:23am —
Added by DOROTHY on January 26, 2015 at 9:19am —
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said,
If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35).
Our Lord evidently knew what these disciples had been talking about. So when they get into the house at Capernaum , He asks them,
What were you discussing on the way?…
Added by sandra v villamero on January 25, 2015 at 8:37pm —
Hell is not a place like jail, where you get to serve a sentence for a while, and then after you have served your time, you can leave. NO, hell is a place where you are eternally sentenced and eternally you will be there. . . never to stop the anguish, the burning, or the screaming. There is no second chance, because judgement will have been set.
Notice that… Continue
Added by sandra v villamero on January 25, 2015 at 8:00pm —
We are Christ's Ambassadors On Earth. Continue
So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!" ~~~ 2 Corinthians 5:20~~~
Do we know what an ambassador is supposed to do, or how an ambassador should behave in private or in Public?
How people view your country depends on how the ambassador behave. Therefore, how people view our Lord Jesus Christ depends on how we…
Added by Grace Mercy on January 23, 2015 at 10:59pm —
“The Spotless Wedding Gown”
The Bride is getting ready; trimming her wedding gown.
The Groom is waiting patiently to hear that trumpet sound.
The banquet table is spread; angels ready to start the… Continue
Added by mae buckel on January 23, 2015 at 7:00am —
Happy New Year, 2015…
Well, another Christmas is over; a New Year has begun.
The past year brought turmoil that left pain with everyone.
The loss of loved ones,… Continue
Added by mae buckel on January 23, 2015 at 6:30am —
One of the key to overflowing blessing which many of us neglect is honoring the Lord with our wealth. Many asked, what can I give I don’t have money I am not wealthy, I have nothing to give God, but remember wealth is not just limited to money, how about your talents, your abilities, the ideas, the wisdom, your time, your life, are you honoring God with these? or are you using all these for your own pleasure? The Lord said,…
Added by Grace Mercy on January 22, 2015 at 11:45pm —
From the taxicab to the microphone.
Hello. podcast/radio clip in text
Isn’t it odd how you can remember a certain moment that seemed like nothing at the time—just another day--and yet in hindsight, you can see how that moment changed everything? Let me explain. Danny was a baby and I still lived in Northern California, (so 15+ years ago now), and I had gone to get my hair cut. While I waited, I pulled out my ubiquitous book, only to read something…
Added by Christine on January 22, 2015 at 6:00am —
God's will always prevails!
We all fell down, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is useless for you to fight against my will.' Acts 26:14..
Are you trying to fight and ignore God's will in your life?
~~~No matter what you do, No matter what you say, wherever you go, God's will always prevails..so better stop running from and against God and do what he want you to do and stop… Continue
Added by Grace Mercy on January 21, 2015 at 11:50pm —
Be Careful What you Wish For – January, 2015.
Sitting by the window looking out on a snowy street on my last night in downtown Chicago, taking in the pretty white lights sparkling in the trees and thinking. Been thinking about our wanting and wishing modes.
Sometimes we think, ‘oh I want [this] to happen so badly! I want the Angels to win the playoffs, right down to practically living and dying every pitch – ‘come on, Trout, you can do this!…
Added by Christine on January 21, 2015 at 6:00am —
A Link in the Chain.
Someone told me a story about a young man who lived carelessly. One day, in biology class, he was looking through a microscope, watching certain organisms that you can actually see living and dying and begetting others in a moment of time. Something about it impacted him, and he rose from the microscope and announced, “Now I see it. I am a link in the chain, and I will not be a weak link any more!”
When I sat across from Lynn the other night in… Continue
Added by Christine on January 20, 2015 at 6:00am —
Take Courage. Acts 23.11-35 ~ January, 2015.…
Added by Christine on January 19, 2015 at 6:00am —
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns
Release yourself from the stigma of past failures and disappointments. Refuse to see those things as being an embarrassment to you. But, think of all things--difficult or not--as opportunities to see spiritual reality, to learn valuable lessons, and to know Me better, says the Lord. Nothing is wasted in My Kingdom. Everything that you encounter serves a purpose.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things…
Added by Leonard T on January 16, 2015 at 6:29am —
And there arose a great storm (Mark 4:37).
Some of the storms of life come suddenly: a great sorrow, a bitter disappointment, a crushing defeat. Some come slowly. They appear upon the ragged… Continue
Added by thewatchman on January 16, 2015 at 5:30am —
Life without Fear. 2 Timothy 1.7 Continue
This week I have been at Northwestern University taking a mediation class in order to earn a certification that I believe will prove beneficial in many ways. But can we tawk? As I looked around the room and listened to folks on Monday morning, I realized that more than half of my classmates were/are attorneys, and some of the early content made me begin to rethink my native intelligence. Nonetheless, as I have obviously continued on, and am…
Added by Christine on January 15, 2015 at 6:00am —