2020 has set me back in life a bit. How about you? The isolation, the heartache, the fighting, disagreements, trials, all of it, has taken a toll on our mental health on all of us as well as the physical on some of us. I am sure you all get it and I don’t needContinue reading “Set Backs”
perfect? Gosh no, am I perfect? far from. I am a sinner battling with my old fleshly ways, always. That’s OK because I have God, I trust God with my life and everything and everyone in it. I know he is guiding me and working in me. He loves me and forgives me for my sin. He is the one who NEVER
Colossians 1:23 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; If you are wanting to be blameless, just trust JesusContinue reading “Be Blameless For Our Sin”
Romans 3:23 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; All have sinned and we just cannot help that. We are human. Sinned started way back in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the giftContinue reading “Romans Road”
- Dead because of sin…………………………………………Made Alive with Christ
- Under God’s Anger…………………………………………..Shown God’s mercy and given salvation
- Followed the ways of the world……………………..Stand for Christ and truth
- God’s enemies………………………………………………….God’s children
- Enslaved to Satan…………………………………………….Free in Christ to love, serve, and sit with him
- Followed our evil thoughts and desires…………Raised up with Christ to glory……
Knowledge is not salvation. Nor is good works. You should know the Bible, but even more important, you should understand the God whom the Bible reveals and the salvation that God offers.
When the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, God sent a plague of serpents to punish the people for their rebellious attitudes. Those doomed to die from snakebite could be healed by obeying God’s command to look up at the elevated bronze serpent and by believing that God would heal them if they did (Numbers 21: 8-9) Similarly, our salvation happens when we look up to Jesus, believing he will save us. God has provided this way for us to be healed of sin’s deadly bite….
23Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feastday, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
Jesus, the Son of God, knows all about human nature. He was well aware of the truth of Jeremiah 17:9, which states, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jesus was discerning and he knew that the faith of some would-be followers was superficial. Some of the same people claiming to believe when it is exciting and everyone else believes the same way. But keep your faith firm even when it isn’t popular to follow Christ. – Study Bible KJV
As Born Again people
We will suffer in this world, but we are not of this world.
“This world is not our home. We are just passing through. We do not belong here. Everything down here offends us as Christians if we are a true believer. We march to a different drumbeat. What the world applauded, we don’t. What the world approves of, we don’t. We get offended by the things we see on the television, we get offended by the things we read online and in the paper. No one cares…
Matthew 5:13-16 13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
If a seasoning had no flavor, it has no value. If Christians make no effort to affect the world around them, they are of little value to God….
Listed below are some ways we know the man did NOT write the bible and also, what I am going to say next is contrary to what some teach but man is a complete failure in this day and age of Grace, as well as in every dispensational age. This includes me and you. We do not deserve what Jesus has done for us. But it is given to us, as a gift, from God. It is up to us to accept.
Over and over again we have proven that we fail when tested and we like to blame everything….