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Daily Word For Sunday 2/28/2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 28, 2010

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13One day Sister Teresa told her superiors, " I have three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.""Sister Teresa," her superiors said, "You cannot build an orphanage with three pennies. With three pennies you can't do anything.""I know," she replied, "but with God AND three pennies, I can do anything."When God gives us a task, he also will give us the resources to perform that task. It just doesn't always seem that way at the time. In the natural we might look in our purse and see only three pennies and become discouraged... (more)

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

Daily Word for Sunday Feb. 21, 2010

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 21, 2010

...Christ (Galatians 1:10).I really like the uninhibited joy I see in King David, who knew the joy of being in the presence of the Lord. He was so happy about returning the ark to Jerusalem that he leaped and danced before the Lord in celebration. He knew there was joy in the presence of God. But Michal, his party-pooping wife, thought his behavior was unbecoming to a king, and she told him so in no uncertain terms. David said, "Rain on you, lady. I'm dancing to please the Lord, not you or anybody else. And I'm going to keep dancing whether you like it or not" (my paraphrase... (more)

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

Daily Word For Sunday, February 14th

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 15, 2010

"So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him." 1 Kings 19:19Sometimes God speaks after a big bang. Elisha, on the other hand, was called without a word.Elijah knew that God was preparing to replace him. He had done some fantastic things himself, yet he seemed to be running out of steam. He no longer had the emotion that God needed in His spokesman. Thus, Elijah was told that Elisha would replace him, and Elijah would be the... (more)

Tags: god, bible, jjl ministries, pastor jeff lilley, religion and spirituality, elijah, elisha, shaphat, books of kings, mount carmel

Daily Word for Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Feb 7, 2010

...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 Paul makes.If we were not sinners, we would have no reason to be justified with God. That is the good part about sinning. Once we know the emptiness of separation from God, we really relish being in His presence. So we should sin so that we can enjoy God more! NO! ABSOLUTELY NO! We do enough sinning -- without trying -- to know the value of salvation -- the reward of... (more)

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

Daily Word For This Sunday

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 24, 2010

...have included this in the letter. But didn't Jesus say to be anxious for nothing. Yes. But that is a completely different word. It means to be overcome with fear or to be overly cautious. There is a sense in which the anxiety is controlling one's life to such an extent that one forgets God.But rarely does the Christian reach that state of anxiety. What we face is doubt. Not doubt about God or His goodness, but doubt about our own resources, doubt about the future, doubt about the eventual outcome. Remember the car driving backwards down the dark road. You know as long as you... (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

... the most politically savvy.) Yes, they watched Him like a hawk watched a mouse play in the field. They waited for Him to get too far astray -- then they would swoop down on Him and do away with Him -- then their power would remain strong.Jesus didn't seem to mind. He just did what the Son of God would do even if they didn't watch. He healed the sick -- even on the Sabbath! Didn't bother Him in the least. He raised the dead -- even the gentile dead. He cast out demons -- in the name of the Father. In short, He just did what Daddy said to do.People are watching you. They want to see... (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

...to finish. We could even be spiritual -- I haven't had time to become a missionary yet. I haven't preached the perfect sermon yet. I haven't . . . and the list could go on and on and on.The simple fact is this: if we didn't cling so hard to this life and all its needs, and clung instead to God, maybe we would be living life fuller. We have our life mapped out. But don't you think that God could map you a more exciting route? I suspect He could -- and would if we let Him. We want so much to get from point A in our lives to point B, that we forget that God may have some special... (more)

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

Daily Word for Sun 01/04/10

By Pastor Jeff, published on Jan 4, 2010

...else.For instance, we don't know where people came from. We don't know what they've gone through. We don't know what they are stuggling with. I remember one young Christian saying to me once, "You know people criticize me because I still smoke. But less than a year ago, I was mainlining heroin. God delivered me from that. He'll deliver me from nicotine too. It just takes time."To judge someone's walk we have to know from where they started. If they haven't caught up with you yet, it could be they started further down the road. Perhaps most importantly, we don't know the heart of the... (more)

Tags: jesus, god, bible, jury, judge

Faith Isn't Stupid

By Peter Schwartz, published on Sep 5, 2009

I've been noticing with greater and greater alarm that atheism is getting more and more popular in literary and academic circles.  In fact, the majority of writers and scholars believe that anyone who believes in God must be naive and stupid.  You aren't smart enough, aren't sophisticated enough to realize that God doesn't exist and that life is pretty much shit.  As the old saying goes, misery loves company.  Now I don't claim to be some highfalutin intellectual (fingers corn cob pipe thoughtfully for effect) but my great grand-daddy left me with at least this much sense: anything that makes... (more)

Tags: religion, god, academics

Truth Or Dare Part 1

By Credo, published on May 10, 2009

...edification; this is the essence of that response). {EMAIL RESPONSE: not to include my friend’s name, her email address or her original email to me out of my great respect for her and her privacy}

The Lord Hid Himself From His People

Isaiah 57:17 (God speaking through Isaiah the prophet about Israel)For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on forwardly in the way of his heart.

Hosea 5:6 (God speaking through Hosea the prophet about Israel)

· They shall go... (more)

Tags: religion, god, truth, bible

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