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"I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure." - Psalm 119:162

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thank You For The Cross

Worthy Is The Lamb - Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.


Thank you for the cross Lord 
Thank you for the price You paid 
Bearing all my sin and shame 
In love You came and gave amazing grace 

Thank you for this love Lord 
Thank you for the nail pierced hands 
Washed me in Your cleansing flow 
Now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace 

In the middle of all of the activities today let's remember that God's children have the ultimate reason to be thankful.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thank God

Thank the Lord for his steadfast love.

Psalms 107:1-43  Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!  2  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble  3  and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

4  Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;  5  hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.  6  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  7  He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.

8  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  9  For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

10  Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons,  11  for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High.  12  So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help.

13  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  14  He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.

15  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  16  For he shatters the doors of bronze and cuts in two the bars of iron.  17  Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;  18  they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.

19  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  20  He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

21  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  22  And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

23  Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;  24  they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.  25  For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.  26  They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;  27  they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end.

28  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.  29  He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.  30  Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.

31  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  32  Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

33  He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground,  34  a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.  35  He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.  36  And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;  37  they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.  38  By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.

39  When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,  40  he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;  41  but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.  42  The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

43  Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Burden Of Unbelief

Without Jesus you don't have any hope on judgement day.

John 3:16-21  "For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

17  God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.  18  "There is no judgment against anyone who believes in Him. But anyone who does not believe in Him has already been judged for not believing in God's one and only Son.

19  And the judgment is based on this fact: God's light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.  20  All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.  21  But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants."

This new Rabbi that had just popped up on the scene was so totally different than all of the other Rabbi's that were in Jerusalem that Nicodemus went to learn more about what he was teaching. Before Nicodemus could ask Jesus any questions Jesus went straight to the gospel. Jesus began to tell Nicodemus who he is and why he had come.

"I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Jesus made it clear that he came from heaven with a mission, he told Nicodemus that the number one "Blessing of Believing" is that you will see the kingdom of God and you will stay there with him for eternity. Jesus came with a message of love and forgiveness so you might wonder why anybody would reject his message.

Jesus could have come with a message of judgement and condemnation he had the right to shake his finger at everybody he saw and judge them but he did the exact opposite.The sad truth is that men love to indulge in sin and we don't want to be exposed.

The light of the world came to earth but too many people pushed him away. Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to stand there with Jesus while he was on earth, to come in contact with Holy, Almighty God and know that he knew everything about you.

Romans 8:1, 34  So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Who then will condemn us? No one--for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us.

The good news is that Jesus came to redeem the world and we are not condemned. Jesus is on our side everyday despite how we feel from one day to the next he is always there for us. (Romans 8:1)

If you are having a good day he is there, if you are having a bad day he is still there and just remember that he isn't giving you a bad day because you suddenly deserve some of his wrath.

Judgement Day

Acts 17:31  For He has set a day for judging the world with justice by the Man He has appointed, and He proved to everyone who this is by raising Him from the dead.
One day we will all come into the presence of Jesus, at that time your decision will be locked in and your acceptance or rejection of Jesus will be your final answer. There isn't any other way to meet the requirements of a righteous God.

The choice is yours:
✔  You can take on the burden of trying to be perfect, you can follow all of the teachings of any religion that you choose and you will still bear the burden of God's judgement. 
✔  You can take Jesus up on his offer: "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
Thank you Lord for your great love that drew you out of heaven to bear the burden of sin that I could not pay.
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