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There is a truth about Christian living which, if people knew it, would make all of life easier for them. The truth is this: Whatever trial or task comes our way in life, we will receive the strength we need to face it. There are several promises that give this assurance.
One reads, “your strength will equal your days.” (Deut 33:25) This seems to mean that the help which God gives, varies according to the tasks and trials of the particular day. God fits His blessing to our days.
When we are weak, He increases strength. (Isa 40:29) When we are sorrowful, More >
read the bible in a year: day 314 Titus 2
1 But let your words be in agreement with true and right teaching: 2 That old men are to be simple in their tastes, serious, wise, true in faith, in love, and of a quiet mind. 3 That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good, 4 Training the younger women to have love for their husbands and children, 5 To be wise in mind, clean in heart, kind; working in their houses, living under the authority of their husbands; More >
“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
It is one of the wonders of divine love, that God will take even our blemishes and sins, when we truly repent of them and give them to Him, and make them blessings to us in some way.
Someone once showed an expensive handkerchief to an artist. The hankerchief had a blot of ink on it.
“Nothing can be done with that!” the person said, thinking that the handkerchief was now ruined and worthless. The More >
As we read through the New Testament we find at least four types of Christians.1) The Dead Christian
“I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.” – Revelation 3:1
The first type of Christian we find is one who is a Christian in name only. The Dead Christian may go to church, and may even claim to follow Christ, but hasn’t truly come to Him for forgiveness.
Jesus addressed the Dead Christian in Revelation 3:2-3 when He told them, “I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, More >
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes… (Rom 1:16)
From the Greek word evangelion, the “gospel” literally means “good news.” In ancient times, the evangelion would be proclaimed from city to city to celebrate the accession of the new king to the throne upon the death of the old.
And that is exactly what is being proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus: the gospel is the joyful proclamation of the reign of Christ , who lived and died and rose again to glory.
I declare to More >
We began our journey through the gospel of Matthew with the recognition that in this book, Jesus was portrayed as the King – King of his kingdom. Matthew writes so much about the Kingdom of heaven. (Kingdom of God) As disciples of Jesus, we are citizens of His kingdom … subjects to King Jesus.
To conclude our journey, I want to share with you the lyrics to a song written by Jason Ingram and Robbie Seay. To me they wrap up the message in this splendid gospel. They speak the words that I could not form myself. I offer More >
Our reading today …
It seems that Pilate did not care – but Joseph risked the displeasure of the ruling governor by stepping forward. I think we can assume that his position in the Sanhedrin was forfeited. At the least, he would have triggered the hatred and rage of the ruling class in Judea. There was an honorable man named Joseph at the beginning of Jesus’ life on earth – his earthly father. And there is an honorable man named Joseph at the close of Jesus’ life on earth – a Jewish leader – a man of courage. I have More >