Take Up Your Cross

Feast, Fun, Fellowship

May 25th, 2019

Feast, Fun, Fellowship

John 7:37-38 (KJB) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Many of us are a familiar with attending a church celebration or reunion. It often combines a feast of food, good fellowship, and family-oriented fun, ultimately pointing ...

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Consider Your Role

May 24th, 2019

Consider Your Role

Acts 20:28 (KJB) Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

This scripture verse contains an important warning for preachers.  Caution was given, and is relevant today, concerning the necessity of taking note of what was said coupled together with the flock and leadership of a church paying close attention.   In ...

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Expect the Unexpected

May 23rd, 2019

Expect the Unexpected

Ephesians 3:20 (KJB) Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Any time we try to tuck God in a box He exceeds any expectation we can have of Him.  In fact, a person cannot fully realize or comprehend the supernatural power and presence of God at work in this world or in our lives without personally knowing Him and ...

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No Mourning for Jehoram

April 28th, 2019

No Mourning for Jehoram

2 Chronicles 21:19 (KJB) And it came to pass, that in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness: so he died of sore diseases. And his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.

We know that Jehoram lived a life that was not pleasing to God through what was recorded of him in God’s Word.

God smote Jehoram with an incurable ...

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God Will Not Answer Every Prayer

April 27th, 2019

God Will Not Answer Every Prayer

1 John 3:21-22 (KJB) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Did you know that the spiritual condition of the heart and application of or failure to apply God’s commandments will affect your prayer life?  It is true, though God hears every prayer He ...

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Prove Your Personal Profession

April 26th, 2019

Prove Your Personal Profession

2 Corinthians 13:5 (KJB) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Do you know that according to God’s teaching a man proves himself through failure?

What?

That’s right, proving includes being taken through the fire of God a time or two.  This heat removes all the impurities and leaves a softened heart and mind ready to ...

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The Mother of All

April 25th, 2019

The Mother of All

Galatians 4:26 (KJB) But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

This scripture verse is pointing to the heavenly city above us.  It is a reference to the third heaven.  The beautiful place that the Apostle John visited and was unable to adequately describe.  Ezekiel vibrantly dreamed of this city.  It is the city spoken of in the book of Revelation and many other places throughout the canon of scripture.

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Inward Beauty Appeals to Hearts

April 24th, 2019

Inward Beauty Appeals to Hearts

1 Peter 3:3 (KJB) Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel.

We just read some verses yesterday from the Old Testament about the Israelites removing their gold rings, necklaces, and earring at the nudging of their leaders, Aaron (at the disgust of God and Moses) and later under the direction of Gideon.  Not only did the people remove ...

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Gathering Gold

April 23rd, 2019

Gathering Gold

Judges 8:24-27 (KJB) And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven ...

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Who Made Up the Multitude?

April 22nd, 2019

Who Made Up the Multitude?

Matthew 21:11-12 (KJB) And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

The multitude of people mentioned in this scripture was made up of average or common people of that day.  They were likely the ...

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