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September 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Philippians 4:9

"The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you."

The Philippian believers were instructed to practice the things which they had heard, seen, learned, and received from Paul. The items on that action list included the following:

• Loving more

• Having greater discernment

• Being sincere and without offense

• Being filled with the fruits of righteousness

• Having conduct worthy of the Gospel

• Standing fast in one spirit

• Striving together for the Gospel

• Being likeminded, of one accord

• Esteeming others better than themselves

• Working out their own salvation in fear and trembling

• Doing all things without complaining and disputing

• Holding fast the Word of Life

• Looking out for false teachers

When Paul spoke of the things learned and received, he was talking about careful exhortation. When he spoke of those things heard and seen, he was referring to concrete example. Paul was a living example of the conduct he expected from the Philippians.

Bro. Paul

September 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 34:1

"I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth."

It has been said that too many Christians worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship. What we do on Sundays we call worship … but is it really? For many people the subject of worship is an enigma. They come to services and sing, but they sense something is missing. They pray and talk with God each day, but find themselves wondering if perhaps there is something they failed to learn about their life with God.

When you begin to read the Scriptures and study the people of the Old Testament, you cannot read far before you begin to understand that worship was the pattern of their lives. The Lord Himself designed the first worship center. He was very specific; it took seven chapters to describe how He wanted it built. He made it portable and designed it to be a visual aid for the worshiping Israelites. The tabernacle was the center of the encampment of God’s people. It was a way of showing that God was to be at the center of His people in worship as a way of life. Worship is at the top of God’s priority list.

Bro. Paul

September 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is another scripture collage:

"The free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.

Loving Father, though my sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. You, Lord God, are He who blots out my transgressions for Your own sake; and You will not remember my sins. So I put You in remembrance; let us contend together; I state my case, that I may be acquitted. You have blotted out, like a thick cloud, my transgressions, and like a cloud, my sins. I return to You, for You have redeemed me.

God, You so loved the world that You gave Your only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more Your grace and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. I was washed, I was sanctified, I was justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by Your Spirit, Lord God.

From now through eternity I will be praising You for the gift—the grace—of justification and cleansing from my sins. Thank You, Lord God!"

Romans 5:16; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 43:25–26; Isaiah 44:22; John 3:16; Romans 5:15; 1 Corinthians 6:11

Bro. Paul

August 31, 2016, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is another scripture collage:

"The king held out … the golden scepter … Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.

Mighty God, when I cry to You, Lord God, You will hear, for You are gracious.

I have known and believed the love that You have for me. You are love, and when I abide in love I abide in You, and You in me. Love has been perfected in this: that I may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as You are, so am I in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But if I fear I have not been made perfect in love. I love You, God, because You first loved me.

I draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having my heart sprinkled from an evil conscience and my body washed with pure water. Through Jesus I have access by one Spirit to You, my heavenly Father. I have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Jesus. I therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that I may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The earthly king extended temporary access. You, my heavenly King, extend eternal access to Your throne."

Esther 5:2; Exodus 22:27; 1 John 4:16–19; Hebrews 10:22; Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 4:16

Bro. Paul

August 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage for Tuesday morning:

"Whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

Lord God, like Abraham may I not waver at Your promise through unbelief, but be strengthened in faith, giving You glory, and being fully convinced that what You had promised You were also able to perform. The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on You, the God of their fathers.

You are my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore I will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. It is better to trust in You, Lord, than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in You than to put confidence in princes. Lord, You order my steps as of a good man, and You delight in my way. Though I fall, I shall not be utterly cast down; for You, Lord, uphold me with Your hand.

Lord, I’ve tasted and seen that You are good; I am blessed when I trust in You! Oh, I fear You, Lord. There is no want to me when I fear You.

Lord, may I trust in Your promises

and Your ability and willingness to keep them.

Then I will know Your blessings.

Proverbs 16:20; Romans 4:20–21; 2 Chronicles 13:18; Psalm 46:1–2; Psalm 118:8–9; Psalm 37:23–24; Psalm 34:8–9

Bro. Paul

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