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June 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

We have not had a scripture collage in a while, so here is one for today:

"He will quiet you with His love.

Lord God, as with Israel, You did not set Your love on me nor choose me because I was more in number than any other people, for I was among the least of all peoples; but because You love me. I love You because You first loved me. You have reconciled me in the body of Jesus’ flesh through death, to present me holy, and blameless, and above reproach in Your sight.

In this is love, not that I loved You, but that You loved me and sent Your Son to be the propitiation for my sins. You demonstrate Your own love toward me, in that while I was still a sinner, Your Son died for me.

Suddenly, at Jesus’ baptism, Your voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." You love Him, because He lay down His life that He may take it again. Your Son, being the brightness of Your glory and the express image of Your person, and upholding all things by the word of Your power, when He had by Himself purged my sins, sat down at the right hand of Your Majesty on high.

Great is Your love, Lord God! All praise to You!"

Zephaniah 3:17; Deuteronomy 7:7–8; 1 John 4:19; Colossians 1:22; 1 John 4:10; Romans 5:8; Matthew 3:17; John 10:17; Hebrews 1:2–3

Bro. Paul




June 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

 

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Romans 8:28

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

When President Roosevelt was in office a madman once took a shot at him, wounding the president in the arm. A steel glasses case, which the president kept in his breast pocket, deflected the bullet and saved his life. The funny thing is, President Roosevelt hated that glasses case. It was heavy and burdensome, and he had often complained about it. But in the process of God’s providence, the thing he hated saved his life.

Joseph’s is a similar story. Though at times Joseph may have hated his situation and wondered about God’s purposes, eventually his life was an example of the rule of God’s providence. God took the darkest events and used them as stepping stones to move Joseph into position. Even when Joseph couldn’t understand what God was doing, the Lord was still at work. God had been arranging the situation, even when it seemed like He was far away. In the end, Joseph realized God had worked all things out for good.

Joseph had it all in perspective. He saw that God was using even the evil things of this world to illustrate His providential work in the lives of men.

Bro. Paul




June 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 7:38–39 this morning:

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit."

The greatest danger to any ancient city during a time of siege was not the enemy without; it was the lack of resources within. More often than not, when an army like the Assyrians attacked a walled city like Jerusalem, they would simply surround the city and wait for it to run out of food and water. Then, when the people were weak and desperate, the city could be taken almost without a fight. But Hezekiah made sure that would not happen to Jerusalem. He rerouted a spring of water outside the city walls so it flowed inside the walls of the city.

Interestingly, Jesus referred often to the Holy Spirit as the living water given by God to the believer which constitutes a secret, powerful resource in times of trouble. When you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you, you possess a resource that can give you abundant life through the longest siege of the enemy. The enemy can camp at your doorstep for an indefinite period of time and it won’t matter to you. The Holy Spirit is your indwelling source of life.

Bro.  Paul




June 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 12 Day 5

A key statement from today's study is: "There are no substitutes for obedience."

The summary statements for today are:

1.  Stay immersed in God's Word.

2.  Remain intimately involved with a Church family that will love and nurture you.

3.  Pray regularly.

4.  Strive to keep your vows to God.

5.  Take time to process what God has said to you or done in your life through this course.

Bro. Paul




June 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Experiencing God Week 12 Day 4

Day 4 starts with the question and answer, "Why was so much of God's activity accomplished in the marketplace?  Because that's where people lived throughout the week."

Then the summary statements stated:

1.  One of the greatest movements of God I am seeing today is His work in the marketplace.

2.  I believe Churches ought to have commissioning services for those who go into the marketplace every Monday morning.

3.  Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.

Bro. Paul

 


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