124 results for 'jesus'
...we often seek help in the form of some type of refuge.God is that refuge for the believer. He is our source of peace and comfort. He is our strength when we are weak. He is our "ever present help in trouble." David knew that. We know that. How often we have found our peace in the presence of Jesus through prayer and Bible reading.How strong and secure is this refuge? David tells us that the earth could quake and crumble and our God will not be moved. The mountains could slide into the ocean and our Lord will stand firm. The storm waves may tower over us, and still our Refuge holds us up. ... (more)
... to love because of a critical husband. Many a husband has left a marriage because of words of disrespect and ungratefulness. Stories abound to the power of words. There are just as many stories of those who have encouraged, challenged and comforted with words that made a difference in their life.Jesus knew the power of words. He used parables to convey his principles of the Kingdom of God. He used words of forgiveness and mercy. He used words to challenge. He used words to inspire His disciples to miraculous faith.Do your words give life? Do they inspire and challenge others to greatness?... (more)
... Of course there are other things that turn little children into fearful babes. But that is another Devotional.Paul was bold. He said that if we would emulate what we saw in him and heard from him, that the peace of God would be with us. In short he was saying, "Do as I do and you will see Jesus." Quite a boast. But, then, isn't that what we are all supposed to be doing? Modeling Jesus. Most of us would shy away from such a statement concerning our own lives. But we shouldn't. If we are trying to live for Jesus, then people who follow in our footsteps will see Jesus. Right?If you ... (more)
"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)
...The word translated perplexed means to be confused, unsure of direction, and "worried" according to my Greek lexicon.I'll tell you when I read that, it was a great relief to me. Obviously, even Paul got worried on occasion or he wouldn't 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... (more)
...so what are we to do? We can’t all move to Scranton.
Really here is my take on it. When your time tape is up, your time tape is up. I got that from an episode of “Lost in Space.” We get our wisdom from the strangest places.
And those of you think that you’re going with Jesus or hang out with seven virgins or any of the religious case scenarios. To quote Margaret Cho, “Shouldn’t you be packing?”
And for all the Eco folks well you’re just too slow , the earth is saving its self. And since it has been around for millions of years and we only in the... (more)
"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)
When you enter a courtroom, there is one thing and one thing only that counts in judging a defendant - evidence. You have to have all the relevant facts to make a decision about the case. If you don't have all the facts then under our system of juris prudence you have to acquit because you cannot be sure the person is guilty.It's too bad people didn't apply the same logic to their judgements outside the courtroom. We jump right in judging other Christians behavior. Yet, do we really have all the evidence? No we don't. We simply don't know enough to judge someone else.For instance, we don't... (more)
...repressed forthe ancient knowledge, historyand warnings it contains to the sons of Abraham about the truth of the Fallen Angels...the Watchers...the Evil Ones...the Nephilim as they are often called...and their current lineage.
The book of Enoch was often referenced by the Prophets and Jesus himself because the bookrevealed ancient secrets of oppression, evil,andangelic lore in explicit detail;The history of the earth before the flood andthe movements of the stars, days, etc. Thefamous Fall(s) of the Angels. Enoch not only names the angels whofell, he speaks of the gifts... (more)
...issued by the international aid and relief organization China Aid (www.chinaaid.org). Pastor Bike shared Christ’s love with the President: “The Christians in China were arrested, beaten and killed like lambs by your subordinates but they endure the hardship and love you like Jesus does regardless.” Though he assured the President that Chinese Christians would not avenge themselves, he cautioned that “the…persecution Christians suffer will make them stronger warriors for Christ; however, those who persecute the children of God will have to pay the... (more)