Archive for May, 2015

Take Up Your Cross May 31st 2015

God calls us to love fervently seasoned in truth with an enormous helping of His grace.

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 KJV)

Charity is a strong and forceful sounding word meaning love.  Fervent charity is that brotherly and sisterly agape love which is unconditional or not limited; rather it is strong and vibrant and readily available to use in covering the ugliness marred by sin.  Let’s face ...

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Take Up Your Cross may 30th 2015

Soften hearts by preparing the soil for His message.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. (Hosea 10:12 KJV)

God inspired biblical writers to record His message of Truth wrapped in a message that all mankind could understand and sow into their heart.  God put His Word on the bottom shelf for all mankind to understand.  Often His ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 29th 2015

May 29th 2015

Be careful what you allow your ears to feed upon in this world.

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Galatians ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 28th 2015

Sin brings death but Christ brings new spiritual life.

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10 KJV)

Knowing Christ personally and living in a spiritual relationship with Him brings about death to sin and a quickening spiritually alive to new life in Him.  It is bringing spiritual death to sin and living unto the holiness and righteousness of Christ.  Nothing good resides in our ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 27th 2015

Can your own beliefs about Jesus Christ be upheld by His Word?

But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 26th 2015

Man is no match for evil forces operating outside of the power and will of God.

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 25th 2015

Imagine if mankind all spoke the same language or dialect today.

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (Genesis 11:1 KJV)

There are many languages in use upon this earth today.  Some languages are used widespread by many; English, Spanish, French, or German for example.  Other languages or dialects are a native to a small group or handful of people not familiar to other people.

In ancient times starting with Adam and moving forward all ancient ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 24th 2015

Do you have knowledge of an eternal nature or faulty intellect from the god of this world?

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

There are many who revel in knowledge gathered in this world.  Human strength, power, and knowledge have been proven time and time again to be an unreliable and precarious foundation.  In ancient biblical times Greece is often looked upon as ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 23rd 2015

Are you resting upon your own works or Christ’s finished work on the cross to spend eternity with God?

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:15 KJV)

The crux of eternal life for mankind is in the believing not the doing.  There is no power in man’s doing because eternal life rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ upon the cross.  Mankind can do nothing to save himself.  Eternal life lies in ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 22nd 2015

Have you been exposed by the law of God and left spiritually naked or cloaked in His righteousness?

For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (Galatians 2:19 KJV)

The law of God acts like a mirror with the sole purpose of exposing sin.  The law reveals those things within us that are in enmity to the perfect law of God.  There is not one man who can perfectly keep God’s law ...

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