Take Up Your Cross

Not Tinsel But Timeless Truths

December 23rd, 2019

Not Tinsel But Timeless Truths

John 14:6 (KJB) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

In this Christmas season, amid wrapped presents, decorated trees, and tinsel; don’t lose focus and fail to give your family the opportunity for receiving the greatest gift ever, the gospel message of Jesus Christ.  This lasting gift is only available through personally knowing God.  It does not come as a wrapped present found under a world-based ...

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The Shepherds Saw

December 22, 2019

The Shepherds Saw

Matthew 2:7 (KJB) Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

Without further information garnered from nearby scripture, in isolation of this verse, it may seem as if King Herod had acted with an appropriate interest in welcoming this newborn king, Jesus Christ, into the world.  However, the king’s diligent questioning towards the shepherds concerning what they saw in the sky was not as innocent as it seemed to be.

Herod knew that the shepherds in ...

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Bah! Humbug! The Devil is a Liar

December 21st, 2019

Bah! Humbug! The Devil is a Liar

John 8:44 (KJB) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

This verse, in its ancient context, points to assassinating the character of leaders of Israel. 

This same truth is still evident ...

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Open The Package

December 20th, 2019

Open The Package

1 John 4:9-10 (KJB) In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Researching about love in this world, one will find many diverse definitions and applications.  None of them will come close to illustrating the genuine love, which only ...

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Genuine Goodwill Came from God

December 19th, 2019

Genuine Goodwill Came from God

Luke 2:14 (KJB) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Do you know that God desires His absolute best for you?  Not only that, a person cannot possibly receive the magnitude of His good will apart from personally identifying Him.  Along with this comes great peace that passes the comprehension of every lost heart.

Glory to God, who is the ultimate authority over all things.  God ushered in great lasting peace and kindness ...

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That They Might Know Thee

That They Might Know Thee

December 18th, 2019

John 17:3 (KJB) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
If you were to sit down and take stock of the number of people you run across and are familiar with daily, for most this list would include numerous individuals. Everyone from the mailman to the stock boy at the local store, to neighbors, and associates at ...

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Blessings And Battles Revealed

December 17th, 2019

Blessings And Battles Revealed

Luke 2:33-35 (KJB) And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

Simeon spoke to both Mary and Joseph about the future ...

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A Sign Given

December 16th, 2019

A Sign Given

Luke 2:12 (KJB) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

The babe, Jesus Christ, was to be wrapped and lying in a manger.  This information was divinely given to the shepherds and was necessary for distinguishing the newborn Jesus Christ from any other infant.  It is true, Jesus Christ born in the flesh, and to the naked eye, physically speaking, looked just like any other baby.

This vital message was received ...

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A Timeless Gift

December 15th, 2019

A Timeless Gift

Colossians 1:15-17 (KJB) Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

These scripture verses from the book of Colossians contain a delicious spiritual seven-course meal.  A sumptuous feast founded ...

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A Humble Beginning A Glorious End

December 14th, 2019

A Humble Beginning A Glorious End

2 Corinthians 8:9 (KJB) For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Jesus Christ became earthly poor so that you and I could choose to become perpetually rich, wrapped inside His unlimited mercy and grace.  You see, Jesus Christ left the spiritual fullness of Heaven and came to this wicked earth making possible the eternal benefit and blessing ...

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