Posts tagged ‘lord’

September 21, 2009

all things a loss

“I count all things but loss for the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord”  Philippians 3:8

To know Jesus as YOUR Lord & Savior is as special as it gets.  To know that He has unconditional love for you is a complete feeling of contentment even as the world judges you.  To know that there is someone who loves you unconditionally without judgement and without ulterior motives is the best feeling and knowledge in the entire world.  A FREE gift for all who accept.  The best things in life are Free and so is the Gift of Salvation!!

To God be the Glory Forever!

August 17, 2009

Strength?

“My strength is made perfect in weakness”  2 Corinthians 12:9

 

If society tells us anything today, it’s to be strong and proud.  Scripture tells us to be humble, treat others as you would like to be treated and to admit your weakness before the Lord, because He will lift you up.  Confess those to Him in prayer and see how He will make you stronger and do not rely upon ‘self’ so much.

Blessings!

April 7, 2009

dooms day?

I enjoy reading these and sharing them with y’all!

 

It’s The End! Never mind.

Go Back to What You were Doing.


Anxiety added to the chill of the winter of 999 AD as the new millennium drew near. Prophecies and superstition led to the widely held belief that the world was going to end on 1/1/1000.  As doomsday approached, the “end-time epidemic” broke out. That is when the usual course of everyday life detours into primal spiritual instincts.  Christian behavior back then is noteworthy.

Men began confessing their sins and infidelities. Churches were overflowing.
People began forgiving debts they were owed. Many inmates were freed from prison, yet some refused to leave desiring to remain and make amends for their crimes before the end. Enemies were reconciled. Stores gave away food, and many businesses refused to accept payment for their merchandise. (One might believe
that there had been a widespread outbreak of Christianity.)

Finally “the dreaded” night arrived. (Jesus was about to return!?!) On December 31st, 999 AD, a standing-room-only crowd gathered for mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, but no one stood, because everyone was on their knees! When the clock struck midnight, there was silence…………….then………….

……..sounds of men and women weeping and laughing in relief. (“We didn’t die!“) Husbands embraced their wives. Friends gave each other the “kiss of peace”.
The clock kept moving. The world didn’t end.

And then…and then…life soon returned to normal. Stores stopped giving away merchandise. Prisoners that had been set free, were hunted down and thrown back in jail. People remembered their debts and demanded re-payment. Reconciled relationships were reconsidered. And the churches emptied.

This “before and after” behavior says something we already know…
Almost everyone acts righteous, when they think they are about to die“. If so, then the normal state of most people is denial & unrighteousness. They are in denial about the fact that they are only a breath away from facing the Lord, and unrighteous because they aren’t doing “what they know is right” on a regular basis.

But acting like you are in right standing with the Lord, (“righteous”) doesn’t make you righteous. Righteousness comes from faith in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and is shown by obedience to Him. The Christians of 999 did not obey in faith, but from fear. Why were they afraid? Because on some level, they believed judgment awaited them. Otherwise they would have been facing the possible return of the Lord and the end of the world with a sense of divine peace.

(I John 4:17, 18) By this love is perfected in us that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

The 999 AD story is a perfect example of what these two scriptures mean. When we come to know and believe the love the Father has for us, we will have perfect confidence and peace about Judgment Day. We only fear when we believe there is going to be punishment.

It is not the Lord’s will for us to base our relationship with Him on fear, doing what is right only because we fear we will be punished if we don’t. Rather, He desires that we fellowship with Him based on the knowledge of the great love He has for us, and that we do what is right (His will), because we love Him, and because those are the acts of His children, who we are!

 

 

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July 15, 2008

Jesus is Lord

It is reckoned that the earliest and simplest of the Christian creeds comprised just three words; JESUS IS LORD.

Upon the strength of this straighforward confession believers were baptized and welcomed into the Christian community.  With this phrase they were making a statement about Jesus’ identity.  Lord(Kurios in Greek) was the word which the scholars used for God’s divine name(Yahweh) when they translated the Old Testament into Greek.

They knew LORD was a divine title, and they constantly employed it with reference to Jesus.  He was not the latest addition to the pantheon of Roman deities; He was unique in His birth, death and resurrection – and one day every knee would bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!

Giving in to the pluralistic thinking that grants validity to every religion is false.  We are, if you like, stuck with the great New Testament affirmations of the uniqueness of Jesus.(Acts 4:12-Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.)

There is a myth gaining ground in our day – namely that the world religions(Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, etc) agree on the main things while disagreeing on only peripheral matters.  In fact the differences between them are profound.  The English poet Steve Turner makes this point well in his poem CREED:

“We believe that all religions are basically the same, at least the one that we read was, They all believe in love and goodness, They only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God and salvation”

April 2, 2008

Prayer of St.Francis

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

March 27, 2008

who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? 

IN CHEMISTRY, HE TURNED WATER TO WINE;

IN BIOLOGY, HE WAS  BORN WITHOUT THE
NORMAL CONCEPTION;

IN PHYSICS, HE  DISPROVED THE LAW OF
GRAVITY WHEN HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN; 

IN ECONOMICS, HE DISPROVED THE LAW
OF DIMINISHING RETURN  BY FEEDING 5000 MEN WITH
TWO FISHES AND 5 LOAVES OF BREAD; 

IN MEDICINE, HE CURED THE SICK AND THE
BLIND WITHOUT  ADMINISTERING A SINGLE DOSE OF DRUGS;

IN HISTORY, HE IS THE  BEGINNING AND THE END;

IN GOVERNMENT, HE SAID THAT HE SHALL 
BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, PRINCE OF PEACE; 
IN RELIGION, HE SAID NO  ONE COMES TO
THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH HIM; 

SO, WHO IS HE?
HE IS JESUS!

JOIN ME AND LET’S CELEBRATE HIM;
HE IS WORTHY. 

REMAIN IN GOD AND SEEK HIS FACE ALWAYS.
AMEN!

IN GOD I’VE FOUND EVERYTHING!

The Greatest Man in History
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader, Lord and Savior who loves us! 

March 13, 2008

joy

“…the joy of the Lord is your strength”  Nehemiah 8:10

 This is a wonderful statement for believers because it reminds us to be joyful.  Moreover, the joy we have is from HIM and He is our strength and so much more. 

Paul writes “Be joyful always”   When I think of this, especially in tough times, it brings me up outta the hole that I find myself in, with blinders on and makes me look up, shedding the blinders and taking my eyes off of ME and onto Him.   His Word has a way of doing that doesn’t it? 

Be Joyful today, for He is good!

1 Thessalonians 5:16, 17, 18

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February 25, 2008

sinners prayer

“Dear Jesus,

I come to you in need of you.  I accept you as my Lord and Savior today.  Please forgive me for all my sins I have committed in my life.  I believe in you.  Give me strength to grow and build my faith in you. 

In Jesus name.  Amen”

If you said this prayer, please share it with someone close to you and find a church that preaches God’s Word straight from the Bible.

God Bless You.