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August 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 119:15

"I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways."

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about God. We go to church on Sunday and we sing the songs and we talk the way Christians talk, but we don’t give God the attention He deserves. We don’t give Him the concentrated attention of someone who is trying to get to know and get close to another person.

But a relationship with God is similar to a relationship with a human person. If we want to have a meaningful relationship, we must spend time getting to know that person. We must spend time talking with and listening to that person. We can’t be close to someone if we don’t know who they really are.

God tells us in the Bible who He is. Not only that, but He tells us how much He wants us to know Him.

The more you know God, the more you will love Him. And the more you know and love Him, the more you can celebrate Him in the way He deserves. And the only way to have that relationship is by faith in Jesus Christ, our great Apostle, High Priest, Saviour, Redeemer, Justifier, Sanctifier and Friend!  CONSIDER JESUS!!!!!

Bro. Paul

August 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 10:17

"Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

It’s impossible to have faith unless the mind embraces that information which comprises the gospel message. There are specific facts which must be embraced. Faith is not just a warm feeling that comes over you on a bright, sunny day. How would anyone in Seattle or Alaska ever get saved? No, faith is more than a warm feeling. It is the appropriation of certain facts about a man named Jesus.

Gaining perception means you have perceived something. And that "something" is the facts of the gospel message—objective, quantifiable, expressible information. The Bible speaks about false gospels, which means someone has the facts wrong, purposefully or accidentally. So the truth is what has to be perceived and received as "step one" in gaining faith. And that truth comes by hearing the Word of God.

Bro. Paul

July 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 5:1

"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

True peace gives not only a calm exterior, but a very quiet inside as well. Peace seems to be an elusive quality that everyone chases after and few people find.

Romans 5:1 says, "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God." What does that mean? Is God my enemy? Have I been at war with God? God is holy and humans are sinful. They are on different sides. As creatures apart from God, we are at enmity with God.

But the Bible says God provided Jesus Christ that we might have peace with God. I see that picture so beautifully illustrated by the cross itself. Pointing up to heaven, it pictures that Jesus Christ, the God/Man, reached up and took the hand of the Father. Pointing down toward earth, it pictures that Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, reached down and took hold of fallen human beings. With one hand in the hand of God and the other hand in the hand of man, the only unique personality who was God and man brought the two together and made peace between God and man. He is our peace. He is the Prince of Peace because He is the One who solved the enmity between us and God. Accept Him and you have peace with God.

Bro. Paul

July 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's end the week with a scripture collage:

"They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Jesus, You were despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. In the world I will have tribulation; but I can be of good cheer, for You have overcome the world.

Such a High Priest was fitting for me, Jesus who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners … so that I may become blameless and harmless, a child of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.

Jesus of Nazareth, You went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with You. Therefore, as I have opportunity, may I do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Jesus, You were the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. As one of God’s children, I am the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. May I let my light so shine before men, that they may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven.

Lord Jesus, show me the good works You would have me do and use me to be Your light."

John 17:16; Isaiah 53:3; John 16:33; Hebrews 7:26; Philippians 2:15; Acts 10:38; Galatians 6:10; John 1:9; Matthew 5:14, 16

Bro. Paul

July 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Proverbs 18:10

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."

On January 25, 1934, German clergyman Martin Neimoller confronted Adolph Hitler face-to-face in the name of Christ. As a result, Neimoller was later seized by the Gestapo and held in solitary confinement.

On the morning of his trial, he was led from his cell by a green-uniformed official. As the two men walked through eerie underground passageways, Neimoller felt overwhelming fear.

Suddenly he heard a whispered voice: "The name of the Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe." It was the guard, speaking under his breath.

With those words, Neimoller’s fear vanished. It was replaced by an indescribable peace that didn’t leave him, even during the dark days to come.

The Bible warns that prior to Christ’s return the days will be perilous (2 Timothy 3:1). But even when things seem to be in chaos around us, the name of our Lord is a strong tower. The righteous run to it and are safe. God’s purpose will guide us, His promises will sustain us, and His providence will keep us.

Bro. Paul

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