Take Up Your Cross December 14th 2014

Are you familiar with these sixteen short words?

For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. (Romans 4:3 KJV)

The salvation message, righteousness of the soul, is included throughout the whole entire canon of scripture.  There are verses in both the Old Testament as well as the New Testament which clearly delineate the spiritual transaction of placing faith in God for Salvation.  This particular scripture verse simply explains salvation in sixteen short ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 13th 2014

Do you delight in God’s law?

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 12th 2014

Parents rest your heart in the power of God for your child’s life.

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 35:10 KJV)

There are many saddened or disheartened parents out there because their kids, who were brought up attending church, have seemingly wandered away from the things of God.   A child who truly ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 11th 2014

Integrity and unconditional love aligned with God’s Word has positive spiritual impact on Christians individually and collectively.

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. (Romans 15:1-3 KJV)

The context of this ancient scripture verse was ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 10th 2014

Are you serving in unity or striving in division and disharmony?

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. (Romans 15:1-3 KJV)

The context of this verse was written for the Roman church who was struggling ...

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God’s Supernatural Energy

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)

It is possible to work far beyond the normal strength of the human constitution and yet experience little or no physical fatigue because the energy for ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 9th 2014

God can’t use men who are full of themselves; but uses the empty, depleted, and weak.

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 8th 2014

Do you have a worldly wedge or a heart shaped love for with things of God?

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, (Philippians 3:8 KJV)

What do you hold nearest and dearest to your heart?  Is it a college education, life changing career advancement you ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 7th 2014

What did you do with the powerful message of the Truth of God?

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. (Hebrews 3:12 KJV)

There is both ignorant disbelief and willful unbelief regarding the wonderful and powerful salvation message from God.  There are individuals and groups of people who have never heard the gospel message for a small handful of reasons including the individual does not have spiritual hearing ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 6th 2014

Are you spiritually ready; anticipating Christ’s return which could happen at any time?

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20 KJV)

The Apostle John penned the book of Revelation directly at the inspiration of God.  John was so bowled over by the incredible things he saw as God gave him a glimpse into the third heaven that he was unable to contain his excitement; having no available descriptive words ...

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