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September 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Soory about last week, I was just did not git-er-dun!!  Let's look at John 4:22

"You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews."

As a pastor, I have come to realize that worship is the ultimate priority for which all of us were created. What does it mean to worship?

When Jesus was talking to the Samaritan woman in John 4 about worship He said, "You worship what you do not know." How can you truly worship something without knowing what it is? How do you worship a god you don’t know? Paul calls that ignorant worship.

All across the country last Sunday, churches were filled with people who walked in to worship something they did not know. People engaged in ignorant worship, and nothing really happened in their church or in their lives. They went through the external motions without ever really understanding the internal working, and nothing happened because God does not accept ignorant worship.

Worship is knowing God and worshiping Him, and if we do not know God, we cannot worship Him. Make it a priority to know God.

Bro. Paul

September 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Philippians 4:19

"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Paul reminded the Philippians that the God who had cared for his needs through their loving concern would also care for their needs as they trusted Him! This promise is often taken out of context. It was given to encourage those who were sacrificial in response to the needs of God’s work. There is another promise very similar to this one that is also found in the middle of some strong teaching on stewardship: "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).

Paul had been rejoicing in the fact that the Philippians had supplied his need. Now he told them that God would supply their need. His promise to them was personal, "my God." It was positive, "shall supply." It was pointed, "all your need." It was plentiful, "according to His riches in glory," and it was powerful, "by Christ Jesus."

This is a consistent principle in the working of God with men. "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you" (Luke 6:38).

Bro. Paul

September 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 John 5:4

"Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."

The Bible says that Satan’s purpose is to blind sinners and beguile Christians, and to hurt and discourage those who belong to God. He will do anything to disturb the mind, deceive the heart, and defeat life. He is actively involved in the world today, and if you read your Bible you’ll find he has always been active: He led Lot into Sodom, got Peter to deny Christ, made Annanias and Sapphira lie to the church, and even dared attack Jesus Christ. If he isn’t afraid to attack the Lord of glory, you should not be surprised to discover that he is willing to attack the most mature Christian. He wants to bring division into the church today, paralyzing its ministry and scandalizing its leaders.

Yet the Word of God tells us that this warfare is one for which we may prepare. We can walk into a hostile environment and do warfare for God and not be defeated. Our Commander-in-Chief has already won the war, and He is waiting for us to get in on the victory. God can help us to learn how to be victorious warriors in the great spiritual battle.

Bro. Paul

September 12, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here's another scripture collage:

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Lord, I endeavor not to follow a crowd to do evil.

I know that friendship with the world is enmity with You, Lord God. If I want to be a friend of the world I make myself Your enemy.

What fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? What communion has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? What part have I, a believer, with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? I will not love the world or the things in the world. If I love the world, Your love, Father God, is not in me. The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but if I do Your will I will abide forever.

I once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. I have not learned greedy uncleanness in Christ … for the truth is in Jesus.

The world is tangible and its temptations, powerful. Lord, keep my eyes fixed on You and my heart rooted in Your truth so I love and serve You, not the world."

Romans 12:2; Exodus 23:2; James 4:4; 2 Corinthians 6:14–16; 1 John 2:15, 17; Ephesians 2:2; Ephesians 4:20–21

Bro. Paul

September 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a scripture collage for Monday:

I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.

Lord, You will give me a new heart and put a new spirit within me. Good and upright are You, Lord; therefore You teach sinners in the way. The humble You guide in justice, and the humble You teach Your way. All Your paths, Lord God, are mercy and truth to me if I keep Your covenant and Your testimonies.

Jesus prayed that believers may be one, as You, Father, are in Him, and He in You; that we also may be one in You and Jesus, that the world may believe that You sent Him.

I will walk worthy of the calling with which I was called, with all lowliness and gentleness, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as I was called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all.

Lord God, may Your unity, love, and joy characterize Your people. May Your Spirit in us make us Your light in this world.

Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 36:26; Psalm 25:8–10; John 17:21; Ephesians 4:1–6

Bro. Paul

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