Take Up Your Cross

Are You Familiar with These Words?

August 5th, 2016

Are You Familiar with These Words?

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. (1 Samuel 15:22-23 KJV)

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Biblical Bubble of Truth

August 4th, 2016

Biblical Bubble of Truth

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:19-20 KJV)

There are varying principles and truths accepted among professing Christians about salvation.  Not all who profess a relationship with God believe in their heart biblically based doctrine of salvation.  Some believe in vain, having never attained salvation of God in their heart, producing only ...

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God Sees The Whole Picture

August 3rd, 2016

God Sees The Whole Picture

Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? (Proverbs 20:24 KJV)

Mankind often likes to think he is in charge of his own destiny.  Those who have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ know that maintaining control over his life is a fairy tale.  While man can make decisions, God ultimately controls the outcome or sum of his decisions and choices.

God knows everything about ...

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Outward Rituals But No Heart Change

August 2nd, 2016

Outward Rituals But No Heart Change

For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. (Romans 10:2 KJV)

Paul is specifically speaking about the beliefs of Jewish people in this verse.  They were eager about God but were flawed in doctrine.  They certainly believed in God but did not possess knowledge of Him in their heart.

The book of James tells us that devils also believe in God but do not possess a ...

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We Can Precipitously Fall into Sin

August 1st, 2016

We Can Precipitously Fall into Sin

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1 KJV)

This scripture verse is good solid advice for Christians to heed and take to their heart.

It is always easier to hear about how we are supposed to live as professing Christians.  Implementing godly living in our own life is much harder to ...

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God Changes Lives

July 31st, 2016

God Changes Lives

John 4:28-29 (KJB)   The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,  29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

This woman was so excited to tell others about this extraordinary man she had just met!  So thrilled in fact, that she left her water pot sit, and hurriedly ran off to the city to tell others ...

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What Spiritual Claims Can You Make?

July 30th, 2016

What Spiritual Claims Can You Make?

Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. (Acts 20:26 KJV)

This is a lofty spiritual goal in the life of children of God.  It is to be innocent of thwarting away any opportunity to tell another needy soul about Jesus Christ.

Paul was emphatically certain of his own standing with God and boldly made this claim about his own life.  He had taken all ...

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Fishing Season Will Come to an End

July 29th, 2016

Fishing Season Will Come to an End

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. (Matthew 4:18-20 KJV)

God’s fishing expedition has certainly been the longest fishing trip ever.  However, someday “spiritual fishing” for souls of ...

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Unconditional love and Compassion for Others is of God

July 28th, 2016

Unconditional love and Compassion for Others is of God

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in ...

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Do You Agree with God About Sin?

July 27th, 2016

Do You Agree with God About Sin?

For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. (2 Corinthians 7:8-9 KJV)

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