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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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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that marriages and family relationships throughout the congregation will be strengthened. - - - - Pray for the healing needed in my life. Thank you.


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11/4/14 2:40 A

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November 4 – Jesus heals in many ways.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

We see something here that we don’t see in other healings. Jesus didn’t speak the healing. Jesus didn’t say anything except “stretch forth thine hand”. Jesus did not say hand be healed. Jesus did not even touch him. Jesus simply said “stretch forth thine hand”

Do you think Jesus did this for a reason? Everything Jesus did He did for a reason.

Every time Jesus healed He did it in a different way. Once Jesus said “who touched me and the woman was healed”, another time Jesus said “Your faith has healed you”, another time Jesus placed mud in a man’s eyes and he was healed. Each time Jesus healed Jesus did it in a different way.

There is no special way that we must come to God for healing. We simply come placing our faith in Him believing that He is a God of healing.

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I would like for us to pray for the Church. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. - - - - Pray for the healing needed in my life. Thank you.


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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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11/3/14 8:26 A

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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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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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10/28/14 11:10 A

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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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10/12/14 8:17 A

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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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Pray for Our City, State, and Nation. Pray for a supernatural move of God across our nation, bringing a new sense of revival and trust in God

A word from the Word will not be posted for the next two weeks.

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10/11/14 8:24 A

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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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10/10/14 10:10 P

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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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10/10/14 8:05 A

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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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10/9/14 8:22 A

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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 - - - - - -

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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.

What do you think?

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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.

What do you think?

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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 fellowship 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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August 27- - - The rich man calls out to Lazarus

Luke 16;23-223 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

This is one of the few places in the bible were it allows us to actually look into hell. It says that in hell the rich man is being tormented, undergoing severe pain from the fire.

The rich man calls out to Lazarus in his agony from the flame. The rich man is pleading for just one drop of water.

It says that the rich man looked up and saw Lazarus. From this we can assume that you can look from hell into paradise. So not only does the rich man feel the punishment that he is suffering in hell but he sees the rewords that he is messing in paradise. - - - Hell is not a very nice place.

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August 26- - - It is appointed unto men once to die

Luke16:22"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,"

Both men died. One thing that we can be sure of and that is we are all going to die. Hebrews 9:27 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

You have herd the old saying “You'll never get out of the world alive”. Well this is somewhat true. The only exception to this is for those who will be alive at the coming of Christ. It tell me in the book of Thessalonian 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Both men, the rich man and Lazarus are dead. We see Lazarus being carried to paradise to the bosom of Abraham by angels while the rich man was buried.

We all wonder what death is going to be like. Will Jesus gives us a picture of death for those who are alive in Christ Jesus. It says that Lazarus is carried to paradise by angels.

Death for the Christian is to be “carried to paradise by angels”

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August 25- - - Lazarus ate what fell from the Rich man’s table.

16:20-21"At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table

When it speaks of that which fell from the rich man's table it is not speaking of small crumbs but pieces of bread which the guests of the rich man used to dry their hands after cleaning their hand in a dish of water provided at the table before eating. After they cleaned their hands they would take this bread and threw it under the table then after the meal the floor would be swept and the bread would be thrown in the garbage can. In other words Lazarus lived out of the rich man’s garbage can.

Lazarus in life ate what fell from the banquet table but in death Lazarus is eating from the banquet table.

Now how great is that?

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August 24- - - The Rich man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day."

We have a rich man with an abundance of wealth Jesus describes him as being dressed in purple. Now a garment of purple at the time of Jesus was a very expensive because of what it took to make the dye. It says that “he lived in luxury wanting for nothing”

16:20-21"At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores."

Lazarus is short for Eleazar, which means “He whom God helps”. Lazarus is pictured as a sickly person who is covered with sores who lays at the rich man’s gate begging for his needs. It says that he longed to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.

We see two men that could not be any more different. One rich who had need for nothing and the other who, was poor and sick, having need of everything. Jesus is showing the two as the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor.

So my question would be, witch of the two did God love? That’s easy to answer, God loved both of them. The big question is which of the two loved God? It’s not God’s love that condemns man it’s the lack of man’s love for God that condemns him.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. - - If you don’t make it to heaven it’s not God’s fault.

Just a thought - - - See you in church

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August 23- - - Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19-21 19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Some believe that this is only a parable and as such it cannot be taken literary. They believe that the picture of one looking from hell into heaven is not true. They also believe that other accounts of hell in the Bible are not true. In fact they just believe that there is no such place as hell.

Then you have those that believe that this is not a parable but fact. They base this on the fact that Jesus uses a name for one of the persons. This was the only time that Jesus ever used the name of a person in a parable. And sense it is not a parable but fact then everything that is mentioned is true.

Then you have the question of why Jesus addresses only one of the characters by name? Some believe that because the rich man had no personal relationship with God that God didn't know him or his name.

So if it is something that actually took place or only a parable that Jesus is using to teach, it still remains to be the Word of God taught to us by Jesus Himself. So let us look at what the Word of God has to say about the rich man and Lazarus.

For the next few days I thought we might look together at the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

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August 22- - - Prayer of thanksgiving

1 Thessalonian s 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

It says in everything we are to give thanks. When things are going good but also when things are not going good. It's hard to give thinks when thing are not going good.

Notice it said that in everything not for everything, big difference. It doesn't say we are to be thankful for the storm but we are to be thankful in the storm.

We can be thankful in the storm because we know that in the storm we are never alone God is always with us. It was in the storm that Jesus walked on the water.

In our storm is where we find Jesus walking on the water.

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August 21- - - How can this be?

John 3:9 "How can this be?" asked Nicodemus.

We are still asking this question. How can this be? New birth comes by faith. Trusting and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 3:14 (Jesus said) as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

If there ever was one verse of scripture that tells the whole salvation story it would be John 3:16 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 love the world, (you and me, so much) that he gave his only begotten son, (Jesus, to die on the cross in our place). That whom so ever believeth in Him, (believed that he is the Son of God, that he died on the cross for our sins that he rose from the dead), shall not die (that if we believe we will not parish, or die,) but we will have everlasting life (in heaven with Jesus forever).

Yes Nicodemus accepted the new birth; we see evidence of this in John 19:39-40.

John 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Nicodemus was the one that took Jesus from the cross and prepared Jesus for burial.

Yes Nicodemus had been “born again”. - - - Have you been born again?

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August 20- - - Salvation is a free gift.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Man is a threefold creation: body soul and spirit but because of sin the spirit of man is dead. It has to be born again.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; - - - To become spiritually alive you need to be born again. You must be born of the Spirit.

Spiritual birth is a gift from God the same way physical birth is a gift from God. I had nothing to do with my physical birth it was given to me. The same with my spiritual birth, it is a free Gift from God.

We have a hard time with free gifts, getting something for nothing. One reason may be because we have been told from birth that no one gives you anything for nothing. - - - Beware of bearers of gifts. - - - If it's not worth working for it’s not worth having.

But this is not true when it comes to salvation, our spiritual birth, being born again, it is a free gift. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin (one sin or any sin) is death (separation from God forever); but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let me say that again “But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. Eternal life, the New Birth is a “gift of God through Jesus Christ our Lord”.

“Ye must be born again” is free - - no charge - - - simply put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

“You must be born again” die to the old self and become alive in the new self, found in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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August 19- - - A do over

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

The second birth is a brand new start. The old has passed away and everything becomes new.

When you are “born again” you get a “do over”. You do know what a “do over” is? A “do over” is when you get another chance to do it over. When I was a kid playing a game if I didn’t do very well when it was my turn I would ask for a “do over”. A chance to try again. When we are born again God gives us a “do over”. Everything that has been done in the past has been put to death on the cross and we are given a new life in Jesus.

But what is so great about this “do over” is that God does this “do over” for us in the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything we need for our salvation has been done for us in Jesus.

Jesus is our “do over”. - - - Jesus is our New Birth.

Now great is that.

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August 18- - - How can a man be born again?

John 3:4 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Nicodemus had no idea what Jesus was talking about. Man cannot understand the things of the spirit unless he is born of the spirit. Without the Holy Spirit living in you, you cannot understand the thing of God.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Man must be born twice. Once which is our natural birth and the second which is our spiritual birth.

If you are born once then you will die twice but if you are born twice then you will only die once.

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August 17- - - Except a man be born again

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

I recall once when I was in church, not the church that I attend now, I ran into the housekeeper. I stopped and talk to her and asked her if she know for sure if when she died she would go to heaven.

Now she was in in church every day from 9 to 5, she attended church on Sunday morning and Sunday evening, she was part of Wednesday prayer time, she was also a part of the ladies Sunday School class and this is the answer she gave me. She said that she hoped so that she tried to live a good life and that she belonged to the church.

This is the answer that you get from most people when you ask them this question but this is not the right answer. The right answer is “YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN”.

So how are you born again? This is the question Nicodemus asked Jesus in the next verse.

John 3:4 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

When Jesus said “you must be born again” Jesus was speaking of a spiritual birth.

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August 16- - - You must be born again

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus said to Jesus, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent by God. No one could perform the miracles you are doing unless God were with him."

Jesus answered by going straight to the point. He didn't talk about the weather or how nice it was to see Nicodemus. He said to Nicodemus “you must be born again if you’re going to see the kingdom of God”.

I think we can learn from this. Notice, Jesus did not say you must keep the law in order to go the heaven, Nicodemus was already doing this or at least he thought he was. Being a Pharisee they were known for keeping the law. They wore the Tefillin (also called phylacteries), which is a small leather boxes that contain verses from the Torah the books of the law, on their head or on their arm. Jesus told Nicodemus that he needed to have a “born again experience with God”.

You would be surprised how many people believe that the way to heaven is by being good and keeping the law. Now I do believe that we should keep the Law as given to us in the Ten Commandments but keeping the Law will not take you to heaven because the first time you break the law your forfeit you rights to heaven. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin (one sin or any sin) is death (separation from God forever); - - - - .

Nicodemus was a keeper of the law but Jesus told Nicodemus that he needed a have a “BORN AGAIN EXPERENCE WITH GOD”.

“Ye must be born Again” - - - What do you think?

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August 15- - - Many believed when they saw the miracles Jesus did.

To fully understand what was going on we need to go back to the last part of chapter two.

John 2:23 Now when he (Jesus) was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

In John two we see Jesus at the marriage feast where He turned the water into wine. This took place in Cana and now from Cana Jesus has traveled to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. This is the first Passover that Jesus celebrated since he entered His public ministry.

We see in this scripture that many believed in Jesus because of the miracles which Jesus did. Since the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned the water into wine Jesus had performed many miracles and many have now began to believe. It was the miracles that brought men to believe.

Nicodemus makes the statement “for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him”.

“Many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did”. At the time of Jesus men believed because they saw the miracles today we see the miracles because we believe.

What do you think?

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August 14- - - Nicodemus came to Jesus

John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Now in chapter three of the book of John we see Nicodemus coming to Jesus by night under the cover of darkness. Nicodemus had seen the miracles of Jesus and had begun to believe.

Let us stop and first look at who Nicodemus was. Nicodemus was a Pharisee a ruler and a leader of the Jews. As a leader of the Jews Nicodemus held a standing in the community and as such even speaking to Jesus could cause problem for him. Knowing this we might understand why he came to Jesus by night.

I heard it once said that it didn't matter when he came to Jesus what mattered is that he did come to Jesus. I think that this also hold true for us. Some of us have been a follower of Jesus all our lives while others have just come to know Jesus but the important thing is that we did come to Jesus.

Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. - - - How did you come to Jesus?

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August 13- - - You must be born again

John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

For the next few days I thought we might look at the third chapter of the book of John where it speaks of being born again. What a great Gospel, the Gospel of John.

The third chapter of John holds the most quoted verse of scripture in the Bible. John 3:16 “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.”

The theme of the third chapter is “Ye must be born again”. It teaches us the importance of the New Birth found only in Jesus.

The next few days we will be looking at what Jesus meant when He said “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

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August 12- - - God will deliver us.

Psalm 34:19 - - - A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

God didn’t promise us a life that would be a bed of roses. Christians deal with pain and suffering the same as the rest of the world but what God did promise us was that “the Lord delivers him from them all”.

I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have God to run to.

What do you think?

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August 11- - - There is a way that seemeth right.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

What this is saying is that our reasoning may tell us that we need to go a certain way or do a certain thing but if we follow after this way we may find that it is wrong and leads to death.

For example, for years I believed that if I was good I would go to Heaven and if I was bad I would go to hell so I tried as hard as I could to be good. Now this sure seemed right but if I followed after that way and had not found the truth that salvation is found only in Jesus, this would have led to death.

Salvation comes only by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not earned it is a gift. This is called God's GRACE.

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August 10- - - Praying for the sick

James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

The Word of God is exact when it tells us what to do in times of trouble. It tells us here in James what to do when sickness comes upon us. It tells us to call for the elders of the church and have them pray over us in the name of the Lord. Then it tells us that we are to have them anoint us with oil. That’s what we are to do if we are sick.

Then it goes on to tell us what God will do. God will hear our prayer and the faith of those praying will save the sick and the Lord will raise them up. The one who is sick will be healed and if the sickness is the result of sin the sin will also be forgiven.

So my question would be why don’t we do this? Why don’t we call for the elders and have them anoint us with oil as the Word tells us to do? Is it because we don’t believe all the Word and if we don’t believe all the Word then how do we know what part of the Word to believe?

Just a thought - - See you in church.

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August 9- - - Pray for our Children and Grandchildren

Deuteronomy 28:12-13 12 The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail.

This is the prayer that I pray for my children and grandchildren. That the Lord will open His storehouse and send his bounty of blessing, that they will be the lender and not the borrower and that they will be the head which is the leader and not the tail which is the follower

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August 8- - -- Pray for our Pastors

Exodus 17:10-13 10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.

This is the reasonability that we have to our pastor. We need to lift his arms up in prayer. Not only standing with him but also supporting him. We need to pray for our pastor and his family.

What do you think?

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August 7- - -- Power of prayer

Matthew 17:20 He (Jesus) told them, - - - - if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.

A few years back it was reported that a woman, who was alone in her house, was confronted by a burglar who was emptying her home of her possessions. She walked in were the burglar was to answer the phone. He ripped the card from the wall and ordered her into the closet. She was obviously afraid for her life, but did not panic.

To the shock of the gunman, Cindy fell to her knees and began to pray for God’s help. Even more stunned was he when she began to pray for him. She proceeded to tell him about Jesus and his love for him and the told him that she forgave him for what he was doing to her.

Apparently this was more than the robber could take. He began to breakdown in tears as he knelt and prayed together with her. To her relief, the man went to the window and told the woman that was with him that they needed to bring all that they had taken back into the house. He told her that this was a Christian woman and we can’t do this to her.

Mrs. Hartman remained on her knees in prayer as they returned her furniture and belongings. The man then used his shirt to wipe off his fingerprints, apologized and departed, leaving his gun behind.

“The power of prayer” - - - What do you think?

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August 6- - -- A prayer partner

Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Let’s talk about finding a prayer partner. That person that we can “agree with as touching anything”. That someone we can pray together with for our needs

Now when you chose a prayer partner be careful that you find someone who you can trust. You will be praying for each other’s needs and some of them may be very personal, confidential and privet. You will need someone with a tight lip that will not turn your prayer into gossip

It may take some time to find this right person so be patent. Pray that God will send this person to you.

Now there is a promise attached to this scripture - - “anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”. Notice it didn’t say some of the things or a few of the things it said anything but there must be an agreement between the two who are praying together.

What do you think?

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August 5- - -- Pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6:27-27 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Loving those that don’t love you, blessing those that curse you and praying for those that despitefully use you might be just a little hard to do.

It says to love them but also says to pray for them. Prayer has the power to change things. It changes the one were praying for but also changes the one who is praying. So if we pray for our enemy our enemy might just stop being our enemy and might become our friend.

I would much rather have a person as a friend then to have them as an enemy. - - - What do you think?

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August 4- - -- -Kingdom, power and glory forever - - (doxology)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Matthew ends the prayer with a doxology. This is found in the King James translation only. A doxology is a short hymn of praises to God

The Lord’s Prayer consists of an opening, a time of praise, six requests and ends with a doxology.

Here in this prayer Jesus gives us a picture of how we are to pray. This was not intended to be a recitation, not saying that it is wrong to recite this prayer. I believe that it gives, both God and ourselves, great joy when we pray this prayer but as we have just seen this was given to us, by Jesus, to instruct us in the proper way to pray

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.- - - What do you think?

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August 3- - - - Deliver us from evil - - (Request 6)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Deliver us from evil or I could say the evil one. We don’t talk much about the evil one anymore. It’s like were saying “if I close my eyes he will go away”. Will I have news for you, when we close our eyes is when he grows stronger.

Right here in this Lord’s Prayer Jesus tells us to pray that we will be delivered from this evil or evil one. We are told in Ephesians that we are to guard ourselves from this evil one by putting on the armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-12 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Oh by the way Jesus is the amour of God so it’s as simple as putting on Jesus. I heard it once said that when the devil sees us wearing the righteousness of Jesus that he won’t be able to tell if it’s Jesus or if it’s us and he will leave us alone because the devils not about to mess around with Jesus.

“Deliver us from the evil one” - - - See you in church

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August 2- - - - Lead us not into temptation - - (REQUEST 5)

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Lead us not into temptation -Temptation is not sin but it leads to sin. Sin is always preceded by temptation. So the best way to deal with sin is to avoid temptation.

So we are not to only pray that our sin be forgiven but we should pray that we not be confronted with the temptation to sin.

James 1:13-15 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

“Lead us not into temptation” - - - What do you think?

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August 1- - - - Forgiving others - - (Requests 4)

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

I always get a little nervous when I pray this part of the Lord’s Prayer. Does that mean that my forgiveness from God depends on my forgiving others?

I do not believe that it means that I will be kicked out of heaven no more than it means that I will stop being God child. When I sin against my earthly father it destroys my relationship with him but I am still his son. Our forgiveness from God is unconditional it was taken care of by the blood of Jesus. Jesus took the punishment for our sin, sins I have already committed but sins I have not yet committed, therefor the debt has been paid.

I do believe that forgiving others does have a great bearing on our relationship with God. One thing I know is that my un-forgiveness hinders my prayers from beaning heard.

(Psalms 66: 18) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me

What do you think?

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