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December 26 - - Day after Christmas

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Christmas is over it’s time to take the decoration down. It is also time to take back to the stores those gifts that we received for Christmas that was not right for us. They say that the day after Christmas is one of the busiest days of the year.

God tells us here in this scripture that His gift of salvation is a gift that is always right and will never be taken back. God tells us “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”

The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift. Let me say that again. The gift of salvation that God gives us is a forever gift.

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for the shut-ins in our church, as well as those who are widowed and living alone. Ask God to bless and encourage them, anointing their lives with power for ministry as well as help for the needs they face daily.


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12/25/14 7:00 A

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December 25 - -Christmas Day

Well here it is Christmas day. We have so very much to be thankful for this beautiful Christmas day. God has indeed been so very good to us. I would like to thank all of you that have been reading this post and I would like to take this time to wish each of you a Very Merry “Jesus Christmas”.

To those who are using the Advent candle today is the day you light the white candle in the center of the wreath. It is the candle of celebration. It is lit celebrating the birth of Jesus.

I believe it would be appropriate that we read together the Christmas story from the Gospel of Look. Luke 2:1-7 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; - - -

Luke 1:31 The Angel spoke to Mary saying “You- shalt call his name JESUS”.

Merry Jesus Christmas - - -Ann and Herb


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12/24/14 5:13 A

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December 24 - - God’s gift to us for Christmas

Luke 2:10-11 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Did you see what I just saw in this scripture? It said “I bring YOU good tidings of great joy”. The word God uses here is “YOU” that would be YOU and that would also be ME. We are the ones to receive this good tidings of great joy.

It goes on to say “unto YOU is born --- a Savior” There it is again that word YOU. Again it is speaking to YOU and also ME. If the two of us were the only ones that God had ever created the Angles would have still brought the good tiding of great joy announcing the birth of Jesus.

Happy Christmas Eve

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for the shut-ins in our church, as well as those who are widowed and living alone. Ask God to bless and encourage them, anointing their lives with power for ministry as well as help for the needs they face daily.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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12/23/14 7:01 A

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December 23 - - Finding Jesus changes everything

Luke 2:15 - --- - Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

The shepherds came in haste seeking to see that which has come to past. They came in wonder seeking Jesus. They left glorifying and praising God

Finding Jesus will do this to a person.

What so you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that the lives of our pastoral staff will be marked by integrity and godliness.


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12/22/14 8:09 A

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December 22 - - A Mothers love

Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart

In this scripture we see the love of a mother for her child. It seems that our children never grow up in our heart No matter how old or big they get they will still be our little boy or little girl. My youngest is 50 but he is still our baby.

We have boxes of things that they made when they were young. We have never thrown a birthday, mother’s day or father’s day card away. Sometimes we ask ourselves why we-re saving them. I know the answer “they are just too close to our heart to throw away”

Everything that Jesus did Mary pondered in her heart. Yes Jesus was/is the Son of God but He was still Mary’s little baby.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that the pastoral staff will remain bold in proclaiming spiritual truth, even when it is unpopular to do so.


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12/20/14 7:57 A

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December 21 - - Today we Light the fourth ADVENT CANDLE

The fourth Advent Candle is purple it is called THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE

The angles announced the good news of a Savior. God sent his only Son Jesus to save us from our sin!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

As we light this fourth candle we focus our attention on God’s LOVE. Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God did not say we had to do better before he would send Jesus. God sent Jesus to us just the way we are now but God did not intend for us to remain this way. God wants to change us into the very image of His Son Jesus. - - - We summit to Jesus and God does the changing.

So as we light the fourth candle let us focus our attention on God’s Love.

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.



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December 19 - - Merry Christmas

I have no idea where the saying Merry Christmas came from. But I do know that it is very biblical because it tells me in ----

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs tell me that a merry heart is medicine for the soul but it is also medicine for the body. The Proverb goes on to say that “a broken spirit drieth the bones”.

How does the old hymn go?

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

So my question for today would be “Have you taken your medicine?” Do you have this merry heart? If not you will find it by placing your trust in Jesus.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that God will protect the hearts of our pastor staff and families against the deception and lure of impure thoughts and deeds.

I ask prayer for my wife who is now in the hospital. She fell down several steps at church and has several cracked bones. The doctors seem to think she will be fine in time. Please pray for a fast recovery.


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12/18/14 6:59 A

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December 18 - - His name shall be Jesus

Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

“And His name was called Jesus” The father was always the one who named the child. So we see it was not Mary who named the child nor was it Joseph who named the child. It was God who selected the name that was given to the child born of a virgin in the stable at Bethlehem.

“His name is to be Jesus”. This was the name given to Mary by the angel and Jesus was the name given to the angel by God the Father. So in this scripture we see God the Father who is saying “His name shall be called Jesus”.

We see in this scripture proof that Jesus truly is the Son of God.

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for wisdom and leadership for the pastoral staff in dealing with the challenges of ministry, be they physical, emotional, or spiritual.


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December 17 - - His name shall be Jesus

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

In the Old Testament the name of God was considered to be so holy that they would not speak it or write it. For 1500 years, from Moses to Jesus, the name of GOD was never spoken throughout Ancient Israel except on Yom Kippur by the High Priest when he was alone in the innermost part of the Holy Temple.

When spoken it was referred to as "A-don-ai," meaning "Lord." When written a space was left open where the name was to be placed. Even today when a Jewish person writes the name of God the vowel is left out and is written "G-d"

I recall when I was a young boy I was taught that the name of Jesus was so holy that when it was spoken I was to bow my head. Nothing has changed the name of Jesus is still that holy.

Jesus, name above all names
Beautiful Savior, glorious Lord.
Emmanuel, God is with us,
Blessed Redeemer, Living Word.

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit upon our pastoral leadership.


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12/16/14 7:04 A

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November 16 - - His name shall be Jesus

Matthew 1:21 - And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

The name Jesus means salvation. The word salvation means forgiveness but is also means provision.

1 Samuel 2:1 - - - My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

This shows salvation as providing for our needs – God provides for all our needs – not just food for the table but also the job we work the rent or house payment, the car we drive and even the clothes on our back.

Salvation is God delivering us from troubles, insuring our welfare, providing for all of our daily needs and victory over trials in our lives and don’t forget forgiveness of our sin and eternal life in Heaven

All of this is found in the name of Jesus our salvation.

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.


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December 15 - - The Christmas Gift that was not received

John 1:11 and 12 “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”.

“But as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the sons of God”. The gift is there today waiting to be received. Jesus was the gift and is the gift that was given on that first Christmas morning. It’s not hard to receive a gift all a person need do is to reach out and take it.

There are many that believe in Jesus. Believe that He is the Son of God. Even believe that He died on the cross for their sins. There is a big difference in believing and receiving. Believing is head knowledge receiving is heart knowledge. To receive all a person need do is to open up their heart and allow Jesus the gift of Christmas to enter in.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Your gift is ready to be received.

Merry Christmas

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray for members of the congregation battling physical illness or emotional struggles, or facing spiritual needs. Ask God to minister to them in miraculous ways.


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December 14 - - Lighting of the 3rd ADVENT CANDLE

The third Advent Candle is pink it is called THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY

The angels sang a message of JOY! Luke 2:7-15 “…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great JOY that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

The angel said “I bring you good news of great JOY’. The birth of Jesus should bring JOY into our lives. The birth of Jesus is God’s gift of JOY.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that our church services will be marked by displays of supernatural power be it in healings, spiritual gifts, and lives that are dramatically changed by Jesus Christ.


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December 13 - - God’s gift

Romans 6:23 - - - God’s gift of eternal life.

If you were to receive a nice gift without a signature you might be a little bit interested in knowing who sent the gift and who they are. There is something deep inside us that wants to know more about someone who might like us or even love us enough to send us a gift. Who are they and why are they being so good to us? What do they want in return?

At this time of gift giving we need to reflect on the gift that we receive from God, the gift of eternal life in His Son Jesus Christ.

Who is this God that comes bearing the gift of eternal life? Who is this God-made-man who has come to us in a manger in Bethlehem?

Jesus does not come anonymously but comes proclaiming His name and who he is. He comes bring to us the Word of the Father and bearing the gift of salvation.

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Eternal life in The Lord Jesus Christ is God’s gift to man. This is the story and meaning of Christmas. Christmas is God’s love.

If you want to see who God is and what God’s love is all about then simply look in the manger.

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that visitors to the church will sense the love and compassion of Christ, expressed through every member of the congregation.


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December 12 - - - - God’s Gift of love

John 15:11-12 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

What happened to the days when the focus was on love and not gifts?

Do you recall those little gifts our children made for us with the elbow macaroni and construction paper? Ann and I still have a few of them. I have often said I was going to have some of them framed because they mean that much to us.

I found out a long time ago that it’s not so much how big the gift as much as it is how much love the gift is wrapped in.

What do you think?

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12/11/14 6:31 A

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December 11 - - A New Christmas

If you recall when you were a kid it seemed that Christmas would never come. We would spend hours looking in the catalog at all the gifts you were hoping to get. Week after week, day after day just waiting,

In the garden God created man and woman. He gave them everything in the garden except one tree and that was the tree of good and evil. We all know how the story goes Eve ate of the fruit of the tree and then gave it to Adam and because they ate of this tree and disobeyed God they were driven from the garden and separated from God.

But a promise was given, a promise that God would send a redeemer. Over and over in the bible God gave the promise of a redeemer. So they waited and waited and waited. Over 2,000 years they waited for that first Christmas morning when this promise of God would be fulfilled.

Then it happened.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. ”. Luke 2:10-11.

The angels were saying “Christmas is here”.

But now we have a new promise. The promise of the return of Jesus. A promise of a new Christmas.

And so again we wait and again we wait. The second Christmas we will not see Jesus come as a Baby in a manger but as King of King and Lord of Lords.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that the women in our church will serve as leaders and role models of strength, maturity, and ministry at the church, in their families, and in the community.

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December 10 - - My Christmas wish.

If I had a wish for this Christmas it would be for us to be silent.

“Zechariah 2:13 – - be silent before the LORD",

Zechariah tells us to be silent before the Lord. I think sometimes we become so busy preparing for Christmas that we miss the true meaning of Christmas.

Take time this year to stop, be silent and reflect upon Jesus after all isn’t this really what Christmas is all about,

What do you think?

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December 9 - - The Word of God is LIGHT

At Christmas we often ride through the neighborhood looking at all the beautiful light. Lights play a big part in celebrating Christmas.

The Bible has a lot to say about lights. In the Old Testament, it says that the Word of God is a light. - - -

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

“A lamp unto my feet” is a light shining down on our feet showing us where we are to walk so we will not stumble and fall. The Word of God has the power to keep us from stumbling into sin and falling away from God.

“The Word of God is a light unto our path” shining out in front of us so we can see where we are going. Showing us the right way to go, keeping us on the path that leads to God and eternal life.

In Psalm 119:130 it says - - -The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

“Understanding to the simple” We could say that the Word of God is like a light for our understanding. It lets us see with understanding the things of God.

So the Word of God is able to enlighten the mind of even the simple.

“The simple” I’m so glad God included me. - - - LOL

What do you think?

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December 8 - - Christmas lights

John 1:5-9 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

The good news of Christmas is that in the midst of a great darkness there came a Light, and the darkness was not able to overcome the Light. The Light was not just a flicker. It was an eternal Flame. The Christmas story affirms that whatever happens, the Light will still shine.

Jesus is the Light that shines in the darkness, the Light that can never be extinguished. Jesus came to bring this Light to us so that we would not walk in darkness.

So the next time you light the tree at Christmas and see the majesty of its lights stop and think on what these lights are saying.

What do you think?

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December 7 - - Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

The Second Advent Candle is purple it is called THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF PREPARATION.

Preparation means to “get ready”.

Luke 3:4-6 “As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: ‘A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.‘

We do well preparing our homes for this day of celebration. We often began even before Thanksgiving. Decorating the house with lights, the Christmas tree, shopping but how much time do we spend preparing ourselves?

We light the Second Advent candle today reminding us to prepare ourselves for this special day of celebration.

What do you think?

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December 6 - - God’s gift of a white stone

I will also give to each one who wins the victory a white stone with a new name written on it. REVELATION 2:17

When I was a young boy I was told that if I was bad at Christmas I would receive a bag of coal. Of course we know this is not true but the Bible dose tell us that God does have a white stone for us. This is not a bad thing but a good thing.

This is where the term “blackballing a person comes from”. If you desired acceptance into a group they would vote by placing stones into a box. If a black stone was placed in the box then you would not be accepted, you would be blackballed.

A white stone is a stone of acceptance. This scripture is telling us that God has for those who believe in Him a white stone but that’s not all, on this white stone is written a new name.

Fathers and mothers often show love for their children by giving them special names, Princess, – Angel, – my Buddy - and they do this to show their children special love. . .

Isn't it incredible to think that God has a special name just for us?

What do you think?

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December 5 - -The Christmas tree

Why do we celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Tree?

The evergreen tree is a symbol of life in the midst of winter. Many believe that the first Christmas Trees were hung upside down from the ceiling using chains or from the chandelier.

The first person to bring a Christmas tree into the house was the 16th century German preacher Martin Luther. A story is told that, one night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see the stars shining through the tree branches. It was so beautiful, that he went home and told his children that it reminded him of Jesus who left the stars of heaven to come to earth at Christmas.

The first Christmas Trees were decorated with edible things, such as gingerbread and apples. Many today still decorate their tree with strung popcorn and cranberries.

It tells us in Isaiah 55:12, “all the trees of the field shall clap their hands”. Even a tree has its place in worship of the Lord Jesus Christ at this special time of the year. Just maybe that's why we call it a Christ mas tree.

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December 4 - - Looking for that perfect gift for Jesus

Hosea 6:6 For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

Wow would you believe this. God is telling us that if He had to choose between goodness and a sacrifice, he would take your goodness. And if God had to choose between knowledge of Him and an offering He would take your knowledge of Him.

So if you’re planning a gift for Jesus this year why not give Him what he wants. GOODNESS and KNOWLEDGE OF HIM

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December 3 - - Care enough to send the very best

"When you care enough to send the very best" has been the slogan for Hallmark greeting cards since 1944. But the meaning even goes back further than that.

When God gave His son Jesus to the world “God cared enough to give His very best”. The Son of God was indeed the most treasured gift that God had in the same way our children are our most treasured gift. Yet God chose to give Jesus to us on that very first Christmas.

John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God cared enough to give His very best.

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December 2- -The Advent Wreath

The word Advent is Latin for “the coming”. It is a custom of the church to begin the celebration of Christmas with an Advent Wreath.

The Advent wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. Set on the branches of the wreath are four candles: three purple candles and one pink candle. In the center of the wreath sits a white candle. As a whole, these candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world.

One candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday as a part of the Advent services. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus.

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December 1- - The first Advent candle is lit

Yesterday we celebrated the first day of Advent by lighting the first of the four candles on the Advent Wreath. The first candle to be lit is the purple candle it is called THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF HOPE. We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God.

Romans 15:12-13 And again, Isaiah says, ‘The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is the Root of Jesse.
Jesus will rule over all nations.
Jesus is the Hope of the world.
Jesus is our Hope of Glory.

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November 5 – Those that loved Jesus and those that despised Him

Matthew 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

The ministry of Jesus was mixed with those that loved Him and followed Him And those that despised Him and plotted to kill Him. Both were very important in His ministry.

Jesus came to show the love of God but Jesus also came to die on the cross. It took both love and hate to complete His ministry.

Thanks be to God for His love and thanks be to God for His redemption found on the cross.

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November 3 - Not doing very well

Back in and out of the hospital. Infection in the surgical aria May take several months to heal.

Please pray, pray and pray


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On the tenth of this month I found out that I had colon cancer. Since then I have undergone surgery. The doctor was able to remove all the cancer making me 100% cancer free.

The recovery has been going well. I have undergone a lot of pain but each day has been better than the last. God is good and has walked with me every step of the way. The scripture “I will never leave you nor will I ever forsake you” has new meaning for me.

I have missed making my post each morning “A word from the Word” and am looking forward to posting again. I still need a few more days to recover.

Thanks for your prayers.
Herb


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October 12 - - - Rules for the Sabbath

Matthew 12:11-12 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

Jesus said, you wouldn’t think twice to rescue a sheep that had fallen into a pit on the Sabbath. There rules for the Sabbath allowed certain exceptions in regard to what could be done. Work done when there was some great need was allowed, like a man’s sheep falling into a pit. We’re talking about money now.

First of all we need to understand that this was not God’s law governing the Sabbath. You have a sheep that has fallen into a pit that is all right to take care of and we have a man whose hand is diseased who needs a healing that is not all right to take care of.

Tell me what’s wrong with this picture?

The man with the withered hand had a need and Jesus saw that need. Aren’t you glad that Jesus takes care of needs? Aren’t you glad Jesus takes care of our needs?

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October 11 - - - A time of Worship and Rest.

Mark 2:27 - And he (Jesus) said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

What does this mean? This simply means that the Sabbath was not made to rule the person or to be a burden to man – It was meant to be a day of rest, a day worship and a day for man to enjoy. The Sabbath was made to serve man

God created the Sabbath as a day of rest. Exodus 20:8–11 (ESV) 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant.

The Christion Church has set aside Sunday and their Sabbath but in today’s culture where so many must work of Sunday we need to take a close look at this. Each of us needs a Sabbath in our lives. We need to set aside one day in the week to rest and give worship and praise to God. Many churches today have Saturday night Worship for this reason.

But then again shouldn’t every day of the week be a day of worship and praise to God.

“The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath”.

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Dear Friend.

Today I found out that I have cancer of the colon. The doctor tells me that it is in the early stage and will be easy to remove. I will be entering the hospital for surgery on Tuesday. I send you this note in request for prayer.

If you do not see a post in the next few weeks I hope you will understand. I will be posting until I enter the hospital. "I will see victory in this by the Word of God"

Herb Augustine.

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October 10 - - - God law and man’s law

Matthew 12:9-10 9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

Does the value of life overrule all rules and regulation? Does the value of life overrule the law? Two very good questions.

Suppose you saw someone drowning and then you saw a sign saying no swimming would you break the law and swim out and try to save the person drowning or would you obey the law and let the person drown?

That’s a real stupid question. Of course we would break the law and try to save the person who is drowning but isn’t that exactly what we are seeing here in this scripture.

We see the Pharisees demanding that Jesus keep the law of the Sabbath and let the man with the withered had remain sick. We see Jesus setting aside the law and ministering to a person who is in need.

I said setting aside the law I didn’t say breaking the law because this was not even a law. This was simply something that the Pharisee had created and called the law.

I’m so glad that we don’t have all of those man made laws in the church - - - or do we?

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October 9 - - - Here or There

Philippians 1:21 For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

In Philippians chapter 1 verse 21 we read this powerful statement made by Paul

In living we have many things that we may rejoice in. We may rejoice in God’s love in that He sent Jesus the Christ to die for our sins. We may rejoice in God’s love in that God provides for our daily needs. We may rejoice in God’s love in that God not only hears our prayer but answers them. We may rejoice in God’s love in that he provided His Holy Word to instruct us, His church to encourage us, His Holy Spirit to teach us and friends and love ones to walk with us. Then again if one dies, we may rejoice in God’s love by being with Jesus the Christ forever in His presence.

A Sunday school teacher asked this question to the children in her class. Who wants to go to heaven? All raised their hands except one little boy Johnny. Johnny she ask, don’t you want to go to heaven. The little boy answered “oh yes. Then she asked, why didn’t you raise your hand and Johnny answered, I thought you meant right now.

Yes I can understand what the little boy was saying but I can also understand what Paul was saying.

Paul is saying that it is good to be here but it also will be good to be there.

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October 8 - - - Thinking is as bad as doing

Proverbs 24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
The Living Bible says it like this 8 To plan evil is as wrong as doing it.

Wow I never saw this before. Do you mean that to think about doing it is just a bad as doing it? If that be the case I not only need to get my doing in line with the Word but I also need to get my thinking in line with the Word.

What do you think?

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October 7 - - - The New Covenant Meal

“26 So Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)

As we gather at the Lord’s Supper Table we are partaking of the New Covenant, the covenant between God and man. At the Lord’s Supper table we find God as one party of the New Covenant and Jesus who is representing us as the other party of this New Covenant. The covenant between God and man that can not and will not ever be broken.

In this Covenant Meal we call the Lord’s Supper we have Jesus giving Himself as the covenant sacrifice. A covenant meal must have a Covenant Sacrifice. But the Lamb had yet to be sacrificed. Jesus had not yet been nailed to the cross. Jesus had not yet been sacrificed as atonement for our sin. So we see Jesus using the bread as His body and the wine as His blood, the body and the blood of the Lamb of the Lamb that was yet to be sacrificed.

“26 So Jesus took the bread and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)

Jesus said take and eat of this sacrifice – the binding together of man and God in Covenant.

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October 6 - - - Conditional Covenant

Exo 19:3 and Moses went up the mountain to meet with God. The LORD called to him from the mountain and told him to say to the Israelites, Jacob's descendants: 5 Now, if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own people. The whole earth is mine, but you will be my chosen people, 6 a people dedicated to me alone, and you will serve me as priests." 8 Then all the people answered together, "We will do everything that the LORD has said," and Moses reported this to the LORD.

The word Old Testament means Old Covenant; in the Old Testament we see that the covenant between God and man was a conditional covenant. God said you keep my commandments, the Ten Commandments, and I will keep you as my people.

The only trouble was that they could not keep the commandments. They could not keep the commandments and we cannot keep the commandments. When we broke the first command we fell out of covenant with God.

But I have good news. The good news is that in the New Covenant (New Testament) Jesus has kept our part of the covenant for us. Jesus lived a life in complete obedience to God and then when He had completed his life on earth he gave it to us.

Jesus filled all the conditions of the covenant for us and then at the Lord Supper Table we together partake with Him of the covenant meal.

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October 5 - - - The New Testament Covenant

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

THE LORD'S TABLE IS A COVENANT MEAL. It is a covenant meal between God and man. It is the binding of the New Covenant between God and man but what makes it even greater is that Jesus keeps our part in the covenant.

In second Corinthians (5:21) it tells us we exchange garments with Jesus. “Jesus who knew no sin he (God) made to be sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him. Jesus took our garment of sin and gave us His garment of righteousness.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Now if that doesn’t make you want to dance - - - - - -

See you in church

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October 4 - - - The Wedding Covenant

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

We see a symbolic picture of this Covenant meal today as the bride and the groom feed each other from the wedding cake. This is not just something silly that the couple does even thou we often try to make it so. This is a symbolic picture of a covenant meal. The marriage covenant binding the two as one “till death do ye part”.

In this covenant the bride and the groom become one and the two families also become one – the bride’s family now becomes the groom’s family and the groom’s family now becomes the bride’s family. Then everything the groom has now becomes the bride’s and everything the bride has now becomes the groom’s.

They are no longer two but now are one by covenant with each other in marriage. The same thing takes place at the Lord’s Supper table. We become one with Jesus.

John 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. Jesus spoke these words to His disciples at the Lord’s Supper table.

Now how good is that?

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October 3 - - - Covenant between Jonathan and David

1Samuial 18:3-4 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 4. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

David and Jonathon entered into a binding covenant. In this scripture we see the binding of the covenant between David and Jonathon by the exchanging of robes– the exchanging of garments – the exchanging of swords and girdles.

The exchanging of robes – There robe symbolized being the head of their family – so by exchanging their robes they were saying they exchanged family’s meaning that each would protect and care for the others family.

Then we have the exchange of garments – they exchanged garments or everything they wore – that meant that everything they owned now belonged to the other.

Then they exchanged swords and bow and girdle - meaning that David’s enemies now became Jonathon’s enemies and Jonathon’s enemies now became David’s enemies. This is why when the dispute came up between David and Jonathon’s father Soul, Jonathan chose to help David. This shows us just how strong a covenant between two parties could be. – A covenant was even stronger then blood relations.

At the Lord’s Supper God entered into Covenant with man. The Covenant between David and Jonathon was a strong binding Covenant but the Covenant between God and man is even a greater binding Covenant.

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October 2 - - - The Covenant Meal

Gen 31:45 So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a monument. 46 Then he told his family members, “Gather some stones.” So they gathered stones and piled them in a heap. Then Jacob and Laban sat down beside the pile of stones to eat a covenant meal.

The covenant meal was done to seal the covenant between the two parties. A covenant was a binding contract. It was a binding agreement that could not be broken.

This was often done between two nations or tribes who felt that they needed the support of the other in regard to a threat of an aggressor. So the two of them would enter into covenant and then they would bind this covenant with a covenant meal

The Lords Supper is that Covenant meal binding the New Covenant between God and man. For the next few days I thought we might look at this Covenant meal between God and man.

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October 1 - - - A call for Help

Psalm 70:1-5 (TLB) 1 Rescue me, O God! Lord, hurry to my aid! 2-3 They are after my life and delight in hurting me. Confuse them! Shame them! Stop them! Don’t let them keep on mocking me! 4 But fill the followers of God with joy. Let those who love your salvation exclaim, “What a wonderful God he is!” 5 But I am in deep trouble. Rush to my aid, for only you can help and save me. O Lord, don’t delay.

How many times have I prayed this prayer and how many times did God answer me by rushing to my aid. God is a God of His Word always doing what He said He would do.

What a mighty God we serve.

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September 30 - - - Let’s talk it over

Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”.

This is one of the most amazing verses in the Bible! God says to me "Let's reason together”.

Imagine! God who’s I.Q. is infinity wants to "reason" with me!

All I can say about is -- WOW what a God we serve.

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September 29 - - - What A God We Serve

Psalm 139:17-18 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

The Living Bible says it like this - 17-18 How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!

When things are going well God is thinking about me. When things are not going well God is thinking about me. Every place I go and in everything I do God is their thinking about me. There is never one moment, day or night that God is not thinking about me.

To think that the God that created the universe is thinking about me constantly all day and all night long, that God never turns His thoughts away from me is almost to much for this little mind of mine to comprehend.

All I can say about is -- WOW what a God we serve.

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September 28 - - - Wisdom and Knowledge

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

I have known a few in my life that have had very little education yet were very wise. I have also known a few who were very educated yet did not know to come in out of the rain. There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom.

Don’t get me wrong I am for an education. I feel that it is very important but what we’re talking about is the difference between wisdom and knowledge.

Knowledge comes from learning and study. Knowledge comes from schooling and books. Knowledge comes from having experience in doing but Wisdom comes from God. - - - - Big difference between Wisdom and Knowledge.

If you want knowledge then seek it out by schooling and study but if your want Wisdom James tells us we are to ask of God “that giveth to all men liberally”.

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September 27 - - - Even the darkness is not dark

Psalm 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

All of us have had those times in our lives when it seemed as if we were walking in darkness. A time when we could not see or know what to do or where to go.

That is the time when we need to turn from the darkness and turn to the Light. God is Light and in God there is no darkness. To God the darkness is as light. God always know what we should do or where we should go.

Next time you find yourself in darkness simply look up and see the light of God.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.


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September 26 - - - God is able

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

(NRSV) - Now to [God] who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish far more than we can ask or imagine, to him be glory.

I believe too many times that we forget that it is God who is able to accomplish “those things within us”.

Sometimes when we look back we stand amazed at what God has done in our lives but don’t you think foresight might even be better than hindsight. If we could only have the vision and understanding and the faith to know that God is a God that can and will do great wondrous thing in our lives if we will only allow Him.

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September 25 - - - The Importance of God’s Word

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

Just how important is it for us to know the Word of God? I believe that in order to know the power of God it is important to know the Word of God. How can we live and move in God’s power if we do not know God’s Word?

2Ti 3:16 -17 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Jesus said, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God”.

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September 24 - - - Every good and perfect gift is from God.

JAMES 1:17 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Just Look at the gifts God has given us: God sent his angels to care for us. God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us. God’s church to encourage us. God’s word to guide us... Anytime we speak. God listens. We make a request and God responds. God will never let us be tempted too much or stumble too far.

Let a tear appear on our cheek, and God is there to wipe it. Let a love sonnet appear on our lips, and God is there to hear it. As much as we want to see God, God wants to see us even more....we have been chosen by Christ.... Christ has claimed us as his beloved. - - - - And even more and more and more - - - - -

- - - Every good and perfect gift is from God. - - -

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September 23 - - - Invitation to the Thirsty

Isaiah 55:12 11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

The 55 chapter of the book of Isaiah is an Invitation to those who are thirsty, thirsty after the things of God. Matthew 5:6 says it like this. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. - - God’s Word will do what God’s Word says it will do.

So let me give you God’s Word for you today “you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands”.

May your day be filled with nothing but blessings - -

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September 22 - - - God’s plan of prosperity

Jeremiah 29:11 - New International Version - For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I believe God does have a plan for our lives. It tells us here that the plan includes prosperity.

How do we measure prosperity? Do we measure it by the amount of money we have or how successful we are or do we measure it by the peace, happiness and contentment we have in our lives.

The King James Version says “thoughts of peace, and not of evil”.

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September 21 - - - God said it

Numbers 23:19 - God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

You have heard it said that God can do everything. Well that is not true, it tells me right here in this verse. God cannot tell a lie nor can the Son of Man, who is Jesus, change His mind.

If there is one thing we can be sure of is that everything God speaks in His Holy Word is true. So why is it that when we have a need we fret when all the time we know that God said that “He will provide for all our need according to his riches in Glory”.

I love it where it says “Does He (God) speak and not act”. God does not speak empty words. I love the little song we use to sing as a child.

God said it
I believe it
And that’s good enough for me.

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September 20 - - - The Older Son

Luke 15:25-32 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. 25 When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in.

The parable is all about mercy and grace. It’s all about receiving sinners with forgiveness and love. It’s all about coming home and being received.

Then all of a sudden we see un-forgiveness, the un-forgiveness of the older son. It doesn’t seem to fit into the picture.

The older brother is looking at what’s happening through the eyes of justice. This is not fair. What gives him the right to? The father is looking at what is happening through the eyes of mercy.

We must be very careful when we cry for justice. Justice points in both directions, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ “

Did the older son remain outside angry or did he show forgiveness and join the celebration. There is no ending to this parable. Jesus lets the Pharisees write their own ending. Recall how this all began - - - Luke 15:2 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man (Jesus) receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

How would you write the ending?

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September 19 - - - A ring on his finger


Luke 15:22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

The ring that was given to the returning son was not just a ring but a signet ring, the family ring of authority that gave the son power to use the family name.

The son returned with nothing. The son had nothing to give. This is the way we come to God. We come with nothing to give but we are received by Jesus placing on us the robe of righteousness and the ring of acceptance into the family of God.

God is a God of mercy and grace.


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September 18 - - - The Robe of Righteousness

Luke 15:22-24 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

After returning home all the younger son could say was “he is not worthy to be the father’s son”. But the father restored the son to his rightful place in the family.

The father put shoes on his son’s feet. A slave would not have worn shoes. The father placed a robe on the shoulders of his son and a ring on his son’s finger.

The robe covered the rags that his son was wearing. We too when we come to Jesus receive a robe, the robe of righteousness’. In order to enter into God’s grace and God’s reward we must be clothed in righteousness. Since we have no righteousness of our own we must accept the righteousness of Jesus as our righteousness.

21 For He made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Jesus took upon himself our sin and gave to us everything we need to be right with God. Jesus kept the law for us and placed the robe of being right with God upon our shoulder not covering the rags of sin but removing the rags of sin forever.

Jesus made us RIGHT WITH GOD.

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September 17 - - - The father welcomes his son

Luke 15:20-24 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

As the son comes closer to his home, he would most likely be feeling fear and shame. He had left the family and community, and lost everything. He was expecting to face his father’s and brother’s anger. He also expected the community to reject him.

Any Jewish man who lost his money among foreigners would face the Kezazah (literally “the cutting off”). The Kezazah would be performed by breaking a clay pot at the feet of the man as visual symbol that the community rejected him forever.

I could imagine what the son was thinking when he saw his father running to him at a distance, I believe he must have been struck with fear. When the father drew close the son saw joy instead of anger.

Joy is what the sinner finds when he draws close to God in repentances.

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September 16 - - - The son is starving

Luke 15:16-19 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

The son is starving. He was so hungry that he would gladly eat what the Hogs were eating. Offer you must hit bottom before you ever start looking up.

It says that “he came to himself”. He got his thinking right. Often when we allow sin to control our lives we lose sight of what is right. He began to think of the one place that there is bread.

The son’s reason for going home was TO EAT. He prepares a speech that he feels might work to get him food and to save face.

People come to Jesus for many reasons. Some come to Jesus because they don’t want to go to hell. They are not sure they want to go to heaven but they only have two choices and heaven seem the better of the two. Other comes to Jesus because they are seeking God in their lives. I believe the most important thing is that they come to Jesus.

I love the old Hymn “1 Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidd'st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come.”. Yes we come just as we are and Jesus changes us into “the very image of Himself”

I don’t know the number of times I hear someone say, When I get my life together I’ll come to Jesus. What they need to do is to come to Jesus and let Jesus get their life together.

Jesus can do this you know.

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September 15 - - - Sin brings on more sin.

Luke 15:14-16 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

When the son wasted all his money and a famine strikes the distant land, he is forced to work feeding pigs.

Leviticus 11:7-8 And the pig, because it has a cloven hoof that is completely split, but will not regurgitate its cud; it is unclean for you. You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

Not only was this the lowest thing that a Jewish man could do but it was also a sin for a Jewish man to eat or even touch a pig. Jesus is showing that sin often leads to more sin and even greater sin. As you see in the above scriptures the younger son had allowed himself to be drug into the pin with the Hogs.

Sin often does this, if you don’t believe me just look into the alleys of our city at those who have allowed sin to destroy their lives.

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September 14 - - - The Return of The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:13-14 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

It says that when the younger son squandered all his money on wild living a famine came. Wild living and sin will bring famine into a person’s life, spiritual famine but often also a physical famine. It has the power to destroy marriages, families and friendships. It has the power to destroy jobs and bank accounts but most of all it destroys our relationship with God.

Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sin destroys but Jesus restores. Sin separates us from God but the blood of Jesus brings us back into relationship with Him.

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September 13 - - - So He Divided His Property Between Them.

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

It says that the father “divided his property between them” The younger son had his shear and the older son also had his shear. It was not unusual for this to be done. This was often done when a father became very old and was no longer able to take care of the estate. When this was done it became the reasonability of the sons to take care of the father and the family business.

So the younger son left but the older son stayed and took upon himself the reusability of taking care of the father.

In this Jesus shows that there are those who run from God and those who run to God seeking after the things of God, trying to do what is right, trying to live a good life that is pleasing to God.

The younger son ran from the father the older son ran to the father.

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September 12 - - - The Father Granted His Son’s Request.

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

So the Pharisees are waiting with anticipation to hear the response of the father. Waiting for the father to respond to the sons asking for his part of the estate.

How would the father react would it be with anger, would he refuse the sons request. We have already seen that such a request was the same as wishing his father dead.

In order to grant the sons request the father would have to sell a great deal of his property because most of his wealth was held in land, not in a bank. There would also be shame because of the statement such a request would make to those who were his friends and neighbors. However, the father’s response was to grant his son’s request. The father allows his son to have his way.

God gives us a freewill allowing us to make our own decisions. We can choose to love God or we can choose not to love God.

God gives each of us a freewill to choose because that is the only way love can become real. We enter into God’s love and God’s salvation by choice. God provided salvation for all of us in the Lord Jesus Christ but we must choose to receive it.

John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

God provided everything needed for salvation - - - “whosoever believeth in him (Jesus) should not perish” - - - The choice is our

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September 11 - - - A Son’s Inheritance

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

If a son were to ask his father for his inheritance before the father’s death, the son would be the same as wishing his father dead.

If we look carefully at the scripture the word inheritance is not used. It says “give me my share of the estate”. Accepting the inheritance meant accepting the responsibility of providing for the family. The son is not looking for responsibility but for the money and the good time that he might have with it.

Sin does not carry with it responsibility. Sin is all about one’s self. That was the sin of Lucifer that brought about his fall. “13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High”. Isaiah 14:13-14

Sin is all about I, my, and me.

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September 10 - - - The Prodigal Son

Luke 15: 11 – 12 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

This is the third in the trio of parables given to us in the 15th chapter of Luke. The lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son, three lost things all with the same message, For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)

In all three parables, Jesus is answering the Pharisees’ question about why Jesus “receiveth sinners, and eateth with them”. (Luke 15:2)

Jesus does not dwell on why the son wanted to leave. The “why” of his leaving is not important to the story, but rather the way he decided to leave.

I suppose we can learn from this. We are always ready to give reason why we do what we do. We are always ready to place the blame on someone else or something else when the blame really belongs to us.

How does the old saying go “the devil made me do it” will don’t you believe it the devil didn’t make you do anything you were the one who decided to do it. The why is not important what is important is that we “have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” and we stand in need of God salvation found only in the Lord Jesus Christ.

God is a God of salvation and forgiveness. Jesus is God’s salvation. Jesus came to do for us what we could not do for ourselves.

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September 9 - - - There Is Rejoicing In The Presence Of the Angels

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

These parables reveal God as a Searching Father, looking for the lost and rejoicing when they are found. God's character is mercy. That is the message of the cross, the message of a searching love.

The Bible says that there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels when a sinner repents. There is a celebration for every person who saved by the blood of Jesus. The salvation of Jesus is a one-by-one, person-by-person, name-by-name salvation.

We have been called to search for the lost. We are to have the same passion as Jesus for those who have never been saved. "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke19:10).

Jesus tells us we are to be scouring for the lost sheep, sweeping the house for the lost coin and upon finding them we are to celebrate with joy. The joy of a shepherd over his found sheep, the joy of a woman over a found coin.

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September 8 - - - Light a Lamp, Sweep the House and Search Carefully

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Palestinian homes often didn't have any windows. So to search diligently the woman needed to light a lamp. She swept the house thinking that maybe the coin was covered in the dust of the dirt floor. She searched high and low. Finally she spotted the shine of the coin in the flickering light. She reached for it and held it between her fingers. She was so excited that she rushes out and calls to her friends and neighbors. Come and celebrate with me for I have found the coin that was lost.

We do not know if it was a dowry or a wedding gift but we do know the importance of the coin.

I believe that this parable is a picture of what the church should be. Yes it is our job to take care of the needs of its members but what about the lost who seldom or never attend church? What about the husband who doesn’t come to church with his family? What about the people who live in the community? What about them? What about their spiritual welfare? What about those in our churches who have stop attending? Are we to go and search for them?

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September 7 - - - Parable of the Lost Coin

Luke15:8-10 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Jesus tells a parable of a woman who has ten silver coins and loses one. Now it is believed that the value of this coin to be a day’s wages. The ten silver coins might represent the woman's dowry. Now if the coin was valued at a day’s wage then in today’s money that would be most likely between $80 and $100. Now if she had ten coins that would be a dowry of about $1000. This would be given to the man whom she married. Now if she lost her dowry then the chances of her getting married would be very slim. So you can see the importance of finding this coin.

Others say it may have been a gift from her husband. It could have been a wedding gift compared to a wedding ring today. Can you picture the panic of a woman losing her wedding ring?

So with this in mind we can see the value of this coin. This was much more than some dollar store charm. Jesus uses the lost coin to show the value of one soul that is lost.

So my question would be, how long do you search for a lost wedding ring before you give us and stop searching?

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September 6 - - - Rejoicing over Sinners Repenting

Luke 15:6-7 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

A time of celebration, the shepherd found his sheep. The shepherd calls his friends to celebrate.

In this parable the lost sheep is the sinner. This is in responses to the Pharisees grumbling about Jesus who was welcoming and fellowshipping with tax collectors whom the Pharisees considered to be sinners. What they failed to see was that they also were sinners and that Jesus also came in search of them.

“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth”,

Every time someone comes to Christ by faith the saints in heaven celebrate. - - - How great is this? Heavens eyes are always on the altar of salvation.

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September 5 - - - The one sheep that was lost.

Luke 15:3-5 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

So with this Jesus begins to teach them using parables, the first being the Lost Sheep

The Jewish people have always been shepherds. Shepherding has always been a great part of their economy. The number of sheep a person owned determined a person’s wealth. So we see in this parable a person with one hundred sheep. A hundred sheep would be a fairly normal size flock for a small farmer. In this parable it speaks of one of the sheep being lost.

This does not seem to be much of a loss. After all he still has ninety-nine. But what did the shepherd do, “The shepherd leaves the ninety-nine to search for the one that is lost.”

Once when my children were very young one of them became separated from us in a store where my wife and I were shopping. Those few minutes that the child was lost we almost panicked. You can’t believe the joy when we found the child. Yes we scolded the child for straying away but we see in this parable no blame is placed on the lost sheep. The emphasis Jesus makes is in the seeking, the finding and in the celebration of joy.

Jesus is showing the Pharisees in this parable that the tax collectors and sinners are the lost sheep and He is showing them the importance of seeking and finding them.

When I look at this I think about those who wonder in and out of our church unnoticed. The single mother, the troubled child, the broken man. I can’t help but think that Jesus would never allow them to be unnoticed.

What do you think?

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September 4 - - - This man welcomes sinners

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying , This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.,

Whenever we set in judgment on a person we are using ourselves as the measuring stick. The Pharisees were upset because Jesus was having fellowship with sinners. In Romans 3:23 it says that we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. You see when we use God as the measuring stick we all fall short.

Jesus not only attracted those who were religious, but also the downcast of Israel. A new crowd altogether, those that were looked down upon by the religious sect. So here we have two different groups of people rubbing shoulders together. The Pharisees considered the tax collectors sinners and unclean, and to associate with them would bring this uncleanness upon them.

Jesus is not only with this group of outcast men but He is fellowshipping with them by sharing a meal. There's nothing passive about what Jesus' was doing. Not only does Jesus go out of His way to receive those whom no one else would receive but Jesus sets down and eats and fellowship with them.

We see a picture of this in Revelation 3:20 were it says, “I stand at the door and knock. If ANYONE hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."

I would like for us together to look at the word ANY0NE in Revelation 3:20 The Rich and the poor, the old and the young, the learned and the unlearned, the word ANYONE means ANYONE.

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September 3 - - - 'THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK'

Luke 15:1-3 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,

It all began with a muttering. The Pharisees and the teachers were murmuring about Jesus' and His choice of friends. The Greek word for murmuring here means to "complain and to grumble aloud."

They were judging Jesus on the basis of the company he was keeping. It says that the tax collectors and sinners were gathered around Jesus. Jesus was not only in their company but it says that he was having fellowship with them by sharing a meal.

Now a Tax collector was considered to be a traitor because they were Jewish men that worked for the hated Roman oppressors. Tax collectors often collected more than they were required to collect. They became very wealthy and the one from whom they collected the taxes became very poor.

I can understand to a point what the Pharisee’s were saying. They were saying you can tell a person by the company he keeps. But what they didn’t understand was the men they were complaining about, as being undesirable were no worse than they. It says in the book of Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. So the tax collectors, sinners, and the Pharisees were also in need of salvation.

This was a simple case of 'THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK'- - - What can we learn from this?

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September 2 - - - The Parable of the Lost Coin

Luke 15:1-3 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

Have you ever been criticized for something you’ve done? Yes we all have. You can never escape criticism. Anyone who stands up for what they believe will be criticized. You'll be criticized fairly and unfairly. Even if you take no stand at all you'll be criticized for doing nothing. You can't escape criticism.

Criticism will bring out the best or the worst in a person. When Jesus was criticized, he responded with the most wonderful trio of parables in the Bible -- the lost coin, the lost sheep, and the lost son. In these parables we see the glorious salvation nature of God. I thought for the next few days we might look at the parable of the lost sheep.

I thought we might look at the glorious salvation nature of God. A God who is constantly seeking and searching for those whom are lost.

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September 1 - - - Binding and loosing

Matthew 16:19New International Version - I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Binding and loosing. Our words do have the power to bind or loose. We bind things from happening and we release thing to happen simply by the words that we speak. Heaven dose honor the words that we speak.

It says that we hold the keys to heaven and heaven will honor the words that we speak. “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

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August 31 - - - Listen carefully to my words.

Proverbs 4:20-22 - New Living Translation 20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

This proverb is referring to the Word of God. It tells us to do four things. It says for us to pay attention to God’s Word. Then it tells us to listen carefully to it. It goes on to say don’t lose sight of it. Then last it tells us to let it penetrate deep into our heart.

Now this verse also comes with a promise. If we do this then the Word of God will bring life and healing to the whole body.

All I can say is WOW!

What do you think? - - - - See you in church

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August 30 - - Man does not live by Bread alone

Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Love that scripture. It tells us that in the same way bread feeds the body the Word of God feeds the spirit. Next to drinking water eating is the most important thing we can do for our body but a great number of us (present company excluded I hope) will often go days without feeding the spirit.

So my question would be “what is more important, feeding the body that is going to die or feeding the spirit that is going to live forever”?

What do you think?

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August 29- - - Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead.

Luke 16:27-28 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Jesus concludes the parable in a very strange way. The rich man wants Lazarus to warn his brothers of the dangers of hell. But Abraham says that if they won't believe what they have been taught by Moses and the prophets then they wouldn't believe even if someone rose from the dead.

What is the message that we take to the world. That Jesus died for our sins and that he rose from the dead. God did send someone back from the dead and there are those who still will not believe.

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:15)

It’s as simple as that. If you believe then you go to heaven if you refuse to believe then you go to hell. - - - And hell is not a very good place

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August 28- - - Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Luke 16;25 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

First glance at this scripture you could easily get the impression that if you have a good life with an abundance of money here you will not be reworded in glory.

This is not true there is nothing wrong with having a good life here and nothing wrong with having money. I would even say that this would be great and I wish this for each of you. Having money is not the problem it is your relationship with the money that Jesus is talking about.

The rich man would pass Lazarus every time he entered his home. Not only did he pass Lazarus more than likely he complained because of Lazarus being there. Can’t you just hear him complaining? What’s this neighborhood coming to? This makes the whole neighborhood look bad.

It says that Lazarus sat at the gate and begged. This rich man made no effort to help this man even though he was sick and hungry.

This rich man thought more of his money then did for Lazarus. The rich man’s money became his god. God spoke these words in Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the Lord thy God.... Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

So what was the rich man’s sin?

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