Posts Tagged 'Jesus Christ'

Expect Suffering and Temptation

September 10, 2017

Expect Suffering and Temptation

Hebrews 5:8 (KJB)   Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

Jesus Christ is God and was born in the flesh a man.  While alive on this earth Jesus Christ faced temptation, and suffering and had to make His own a personal choice through prayer to be obedient to God His Father.

You must also choose first to be obedient to God the Father, secondly be obedient to your earthly ...

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Not on Your Terms

September 6th, 2017

Not on Your Terms

Matthew 16:24 (KJB)   Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Yes, it is true God does meet any person right where they are at in this life.

However, God does not meet them on their terms. A true encounter with God only takes place in the midst of His spiritual terms.  God cannot, and will not, lower Himself to ...

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Beyond Bearing

September 4th, 2017

Beyond Bearing

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

Overbearing is an adjective commonly used to describe someone who is bearing more of themselves than necessary.  This person has too high of an opinion about himself and offers too little of an opinion of another.

A dictionary might define it in these terms:

  1. Overly convinced of one’s own superiority and importance:

arrogant, haughty, high-and-mighty, insolent, lofty, lordly, overweening, prideful, proud, supercilious, superior.

Common expressions used to describe one ...

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Bad News Was Made Spiritually Profitable

August 14, 2017

Bad News Was Made Spiritually Profitable

John 16:7-8 (KJB)   Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

Jesus Christ is speaking to His disciples about the near future.  He is giving ...

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Love or Hate

August 7th, 2017

Love or Hate

John 15:23 (KJB)   He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

Anyone who hates Jesus Christ hates God.  For they are one in the same Spirit, not divisible or separable.

The Bible tells us that many foolish people in this world hate even the name Jesus Christ.  Just the mention of His name draws ire and anger welling up in the heart of any person with heart hardened towards things of God.

The mention of God, Jesus Christ, or ...

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A Concern, A Call, A Corral, and Compassion for The Sheep

August 1st, 2017

A Concern, A Call, A Corral, and Compassion for The Sheep

Mark 6:34 (KJB)   And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ had crowds of people following His intriguing teaching.  The needs of the people were apparent, both physically and spiritually, and Jesus was moved with compassion.

Not only was ...

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Draw All Men

June 30th, 2017

Draw All Men

John 12:32 (KJB)   And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

This short verse is a great reference to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon Calvary.  Just as the serpent was lifted up in the wilderness Jesus Christ would be lifted up.

It agrees perfectly with the message in this verse:

John 3:14-15 (KJB)   And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man ...

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The Will of God Always Reaps Eternal Benefits

June 27th, 2017

The Will of God Always Reaps Eternal Benefits

John 6:38-40 (KJB)   For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.  39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.  40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which ...

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Hypostatic Union: Both Man and God

June 19, 2017

Hypostatic Union: Both Man and God

1 Timothy 2:5 (KJB)   For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

This verse introduces some basic theology.  God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, in spirit and the flesh, are one in the same along with the Spirit of God is the essence of God.  Yes, even when Jesus Christ was alive in the flesh He was also alive in Spirit with God.  It ...

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Going the Extra Mile

June 5th, 2017

Going the Extra Mile

John 11:6-8 (KJB)   When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.  7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.  8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

Did it seem strange to you that Jesus Christ was willing to return to Judea?  His disciples ...

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