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Daily Word for Sunday 4/11/2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Apr 11, 2010

"Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!" Psalm 34:8David writes this psalm for the spiritually immature, who need to be instructed in the ways of God. One thing David thinks we need to know is how to live in a way that brings the blessing of God. How do we face the hard times? When we hurt, we want to know: Have we done something wrong? Has God deserted us? What do we need to do to receive God's help? These are good questions. If we pay attention to David, we will get some answers.The word "taste" here means properly to try the flavor of anything, to... (more)

Tags: christianity, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ, evangelism

Daily Word for Sunday March 28 2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Mar 28, 2010

"The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you" Phil 4:9Little girls like to dress up in mommy's clothes. Shoes and hats have a special attraction. Any of us who have had daughters know this to be true.Little boys do the same. They want to be like daddy in every way. Daddy is their hero, there is none like him. I have to admit. I tried on my Step Dad's shoes when I was little. Now my big toe would hardly fit in those shoes! I learned a lot from my Step Dad. Some of them good. I sometimes have to fight off some... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, evangelism, christianity for seekers

Daily Word for Sun - March 21, 2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Mar 21, 2010

"I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel." Isaiah 45:3"I have never been in this place before. It is new ground for me and I find I am way out of my comfort zone. I am scared to death to trust Him at this level. I had to confess to the Lord I have not been able to accept or believe His love for me in this area." Those were the words I expressed to a friend when I was in a difficult place in my life. It was that day when I confessed those words that God led me to this passage... (more)

Tags: christianity, israel, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ, lord, evangelism

Daily Word for Sunday 3/7/2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Mar 7, 2010

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:16Music is second only to television in influencing and shaping the values of our children. How can you help your kids recognize the subtle seduction to evil in some contemporary music and encourage them to make wise choices about what they listen to? Here are some practical suggestions:1. Avoid the "do as I say, not as I do" syndrome. Before you can help your child evaluate his music, you'd better... (more)

Tags: christianity, bible, heaven, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ

Daily Word for Sunday Feb. 21, 2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 21, 2010

"Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing."Psalm 100:1-2Have you ever planned a major fun event and then asked yourself, "Are we having fun yet?" Fun in uninhibited spontaneity. Chances are the last time you really had fun it was a spontaneous, spur-of- the-moment activity or event. Big events and expensive outings can be fun, but sometimes we plan and spend all the fun right out of them. I've often had a lot more fun in an impromptu pillow fight with my children.The secret to enjoying uninhibited spontaneity... (more)

Tags: christianity, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ, lord, books of samuel, david

Daily Word for Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 7, 2010

"Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" Romans 3:24There is an old rock & roll song that implied that the best thing about breaking up was the making up. I can certainly agree with that. Janette and I have had our differences in the past. They were not pleasant, but they were well balanced by the make-up process. Don't get me wrong. I do not encourage you to break up -- or even have a fight -- just so you can make up. The problem is that the latter may never happen. Don't take the chance. But it does bring up a spiritual point that... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, sin, salvation, divine grace, christ jesus

Daily Word for Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 31, 2010

Today's Message: "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 In a traditional wedding ceremony, the couple vows to love each other "in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse." According to I Corinthians 13, this quality of endurance is characteristic of Agape love whether that love be for a spouse, a friend, a co-worker, family member, fellow Christian or someone to whom you are ministering. We are called to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6.2)Within any type of relationship,... (more)

Tags: christianity, bible, heaven, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ

Daily Word For This Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 24, 2010

"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair." 2 Corinth. 4:8Do you worry? It's okay to admit it. Nobody else is around. You don't have to impress any other Christians with your faith. Okay, I thought so. As human beings we worry. It comes from having a peculiarity of vision. We can see where we are, and we can see where we've been, but we can't see ahead. Imagine being on a dark road at night and having to drive your car backwards down that road with only the dim tail lights lighting the way in front of you and the headlights brightening... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, second epistle to the corinthians, christian

Daily Word for this Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 17, 2010

"Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely" Luke 14:1Jesus never had a moment's peace. Everyone was watching Him. From the day He walked into the Jordan River to be baptized He took on celebrity status. The first year was wonderful. Everyone loved Him. The second was more trying. The third -- well let's say it would have driven a mortal man insane!The people watched Him because He did exiting things -- and maybe, just maybe it would happen to them. People haven't changed much. We still... (more)

Tags: christianity, jesus, god, bible, heaven, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, christ, pharisee, jordan river, rome

Daily Word for this Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 9, 2010

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." Phil 3:20-21I've said it before and I'll say it again. We cling far too hard to this life. We all claim to want to go to heaven -- but not today! We become ill with a possibly terminal disease -- and we fight it with all our resources. We want to stay alive. Why?There is the need of family and responsibilities. We want... (more)

Tags: religion, christianity, god, inspiration, heaven, devotional

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