Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross December 17th 2014

December 17th 2014

Are you living in His supernatural power?

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)

The tenth chapter of 1st Corinthians begins with Paul taking a turn to look back towards the past.  ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 16th 2014

Have you heard the words of The Faithful Witness?

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5 KJV)

The perfect witness in a pending court case would be the witness who spoke the unguarded truth regarding the incident at hand in conjunction with a team of ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 15th 2014

His Word can eternally quench spiritual thirst.

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14 KJV)

You certainly understand thirst.  Just eating a huge deli sandwich loaded with salami, ham, pepperoni, and other salty meats can cause ...

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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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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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