Take Up Your Cross

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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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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Take Up Your Cross December 5th 2014

Nothing is too hard for God!

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:24-26 KJV)

The disciples were floored ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 4th 2014

Hope thrives in the mercies of God otherwise mankind is “cooked well done” and spiritually depleted.

It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV)

Jeremiah understood the great mercy of God first-hand and was inspired to write about a time of judgment and great mercy brought down upon God’s people.  “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not ...

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