Take Up Your Cross

The Door Is Wide Open

September 15, 2020

The Door Is Wide Open

1 Corinthians 16:8-9 (KJB) But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. 9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

The Apostle Paul is quite happy to spend some additional time in Ephesus because the door to hearts is wide open here.  However, do not be fooled, though it was an easy time for him to preach the gospel message; however, at the end of this scripture, ...

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Your Reflection In The Mirror

September 14, 2020

Your Reflection In The Mirror

James 1:23-24 (KJB) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. Nonetheless, Jacob sought the will and way of God in this situation.

As a person grows older, often he or she comes to a time when they despise ...

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If It Must Be

September 13, 2020

If It Must Be

Genesis 43:11-14 (KJB) And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds: 12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your ...

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Found Faithful

September 12, 2020

Found Faithful

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (KJB) Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

The Apostle Paul is beginning the fourth chapter of the letter to the Corinthian Church by giving solid spiritual advice; it is pertinent for this ancient church and our world today.  God desires that each of His spiritual offspring is found ...

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Wisdom and Understanding

September 11, 2020

Wisdom and Understanding

Proverbs 3:13-18 (KJB) Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ...

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Abide In The Vine

September 10, 2020

Abide In The Vine

John 15:4-5 (KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

These verses give us important instructions for living a successful spiritual life in ...

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I Can Do, Not?

September 09, 2020

I Can Do, Not?

Philippians 4:13 (KJB) I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

So many people use this verse out of context to imply that they can accomplish anything. 

A person can indeed achieve anything when God is involved, often people leave the working and will of God out of the equation, thereby attempting to crawl out to the end of the branch all on their merit.

Then, if the branch weakens or breaks, this person cries out ...

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The Goodness of The Lord

September 08, 2020

The Goodness of The Lord

Lamentations 3:25-26 (KJB) The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

I ran across these passages taken out of context recently on a friend’s social media post.  Friends, please be careful concerning the spiritual meals you take in to your mind and digest into your heart.  Not all ...

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Do Those Things

September 07, 2020

Do Those Things

Philippians 4:9 (KJB) Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

The Apostle Paul urges the Philippian believers to take those things they heard, received, and learned and to do them.  You see, the Apostle Paul encouraged the believers to get busy about God, applying the life lessons He revealed to them and through them.  More specifically, they were to ...

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Many Err Today

September 06, 2020

Many Err Today

Matthew 22:29 (KJB) Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

This scripture verse reveals the answer Jesus Christ gives to a group of Sadducees who did not believe in the resurrection.  These Jewish men were questioning the validity of the resurrection, along with the potential of angels and miracles.  Though we can review their questions and concerns starting in verse twenty-three, the most critical focus must ...

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