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October 19, 2016, 9:02 PM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Philippians 2:29

"Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem."

When Raphael was painting his famous Vatican frescoes, a couple of cardinals stopped by to watch and criticize. "The face of the apostle Paul is too red," said one. Raphael replied, "He blushes to see into whose hands the church has fallen."

No one needs to remind us that we live in an age of fallen heroes. But maybe instead of spending so much time analyzing our failures, we ought to seek out some solid role models to emulate and then determine to become the same for the generation that is looking to us.

Paul introduces three such people in the last half of Philippians 2. We learn that Paul himself is an example of selflessness. Paul then presents his spiritual son, Timothy, as an example of service. Finally, we are introduced to Epaphroditus as an example of suffering. Paul was an apostle, Timothy was a pastor, and Epaphroditus was a layman. While it is true that Jesus Christ is the Christian’s model, these men are presented as model Christians. Jesus poured Himself out in service to God. These men poured themselves out as servants of Jesus Christ!

Bro. Paul




October 19, 2016, 8:05 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning A little late,

Let's lppk at Esther 4:14

If you remain completely silent at this time, … you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

It is hard to believe that one person can make a difference in the course of human events. But if you subtract Esther from the Old Testament, there is no Jewish nation, there is no Jesus Christ, there is no Bible, and there is no hope for humankind, because Esther was the link that preserved the Jewish nation.

She was one who consecrated her life to God and did what God wanted her to do. God used Esther to turn the events of the world around.

He may choose to use you in a significant way as well. The dedication of one can make the difference for many.

Bro. Paul




October 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Colossians 2:10

"You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.}

It appears from the information in the Bible that Michael is the protecting and fighting angel, and Gabriel is the preaching or announcing angel. Each of them has his own job description and carries out God’s will in perfection.

Our God is a God of order and organization. That characteristic of God is reflected in the angelic realm. God has set up an authority structure within the universe, within the church, within the family, within human government; and all these lesser authorities are in submission to the greater authority of Christ Himself. The Bible tells us we are complete in Him, "who is the head of all principality and power" (Colossians 2:10).

God is able to respond to our needs and the challenges of our lives because He is a God of power and order. He is able to do what is necessary, and His angels are set up to respond to His every dire

Bro. Paul




October 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 1:1

"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God."

When we meet people for the first time, frequently in addition to stating our name we will identify our occupation or profession. Our identity is closely linked to what we do.

Paul introduced himself in the Book of Romans by stating, "Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God."

Paul saw everything in his life through the lens of his slavery to Christ. Outwardly, he wrote as a slave of Caesar, but inwardly he considered himself a bondslave to Jesus Christ. To Paul the term servant was a title of dignity and humility. There was no greater position than to be a servant of Jehovah God.

We all would do well to remember that God did not save us to become sensations, but rather to become servants.

Bro. Paul




October 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 2 Thessalonians 2:15

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle."

Paul says, "Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

The daily news can discourage us. But in the midst of it all, there is Jesus and His encouragement. We need to cultivate our relationship with Him until He is not just one of the things in our life, He is the one thing in our life—the focus of who we are.

"Comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work," Paul goes on to say. This is not the time to wear a white robe, sit on a fence, and passively wait for the Lord’s return. This is a time to use the powers and energy you have and get busy for God.

The most simple objective of Christians is not only to go to heaven, but to take as many people with us as we can. Share the gospel, teach children, build up one another, strengthen one another, encourage those who are fallen, and reach out to those who are hurting.

In every good work, "occupy till I come" (Luke 19:13 kjv), said the Lord. This is no time for idleness. This is a time for us to seek the truth and live it out every day

Bro. Paul


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