Comfort Can Be Found in the Lord

hoodScripture: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Ps 34:1 NASB

As our community recovers from the shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, 2 April 2014, comfort can be found in the Lord and our salvation. I heard a news report that during a service off post where the leadership had some type of memorial for those lost, a church member asked the question “Why did this happen? Again?

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Safety From a Fall

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-son-arm-father-arm-image14185111Scripture: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” Ps 37:23, 24 NASB

Do you remember when you were young and your mom or dad held your hand when you walked with them? My parents used to do that quite a lot, especially from the time I began to walk until I learned to hear their call and obey.

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It’s like mixing together ingredients to bake a cake

 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of
heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.”
Matt 7:21-22

Pouring Cake Mixture Into Baking TinWhen we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our heart is united with His. It’s like mixing together ingredients to bake a cake. Once you put them all into the bowl, mix them together and then bake … Continue reading

Set Our Eyes on Things Above

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAScripture: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Ps 34:1 NASB

Israel had a tradition of memorizing scripture – to them the first five books of the Bible or Torah. Therefore, when a rabbi spoke the first part of a scripture passage, like one of the books of the Bible, it was a reference to the whole passage. Jesus is thought by many scholars to have done this … Continue reading

Where do you look for your rescuer?

Scripture: “I will lift my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Ps 121:1, 2 NASB

dreamstimefree_23951David looked to the mountains to see where his help might come from. Where do you look for your rescuer?

When I was young, I used to watch a lot of Western movies. Back then movies included cowboys, Indians, villainous robbers and dreaded shootouts in the streets. Of course that … Continue reading

What are your goals in Christ?

dreamstimefree_49345Scripture: “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Tim 1:5 NASB

What are your goals in Christ?

Depending on your personality, you would have different answers.

Keep in mind that the Lord knows all the personalities available and the incredibly complex ways His Word and love can go forth.

Jesus told us we could fulfill all the Law and the Commandments by loving God first, … Continue reading

We’ve been chosen for a purpose

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for God’s own possession so that you may proclaim
the excellencies of Him who has called

you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9

We’ve been chosen for a purpose – to glorify God and live with Him forever.

0037-0707-0519-3157How amazing that we have been given the great responsibility of declaring the goodness of God who has … Continue reading

According to His Purposes

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes.” Rom 8:28

When we read this Scripture, some Christians take the Candy Land approach and are soon disappointed with God. Their take is that God runs a candy store and He always gives His children whatever they want, even if it isn’t in their best interests long term. Similar to giving a child all the candy they want whenever they want it. Soon they reap a harvest of cavities, tooth decay, poor health … Continue reading

Jesus wept

jesus-wept_1946_1024x768-700x525Scripture: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

This is the shortest verse in the Bible. You can memorize it. Easy.

Many people think of Jesus as a person who knew His mission, took charge, and made things happen. He walked on water, turned water into wine, healed people, cast out demons, and threw the money-changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem. A Man of action. A Man with a plan.

Yet there was a softer side to Jesus. If you’re a … Continue reading