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The amazing kindness of God

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Romans 2:1-4 states: Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.  Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?  Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

John Piper, in a message, “God’s Response to Hypocrisy: Kindness and Judgment” said,

God Is Just

God is just. When Paul says to the hypocrites in the first verse, “You have no excuse,” he shows God’s concern with justice. If these people had a legitimate excuse for their sins of judgmentalism…

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Invisible Hope!

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gloriousHebrews 11: 1 (The Voice) – Faith is the assurance of things you have hoped for, the absolute conviction that there are realities you’ve never seen.

When we trust in God we may not be able to see the answers all lined up in the natural realm. However, when we first even whisper a prayer, God begins to move. The time between the prayer and the answer is the “faith realm.” It is impossible to please God without faith that He is who He says He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek after Him (Heb 11:6).

God is omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can hope, think or ask (Eph 3:20). So, when we come to Him in prayer, we can have confidence that He not only hears us but that He is able to perform…

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You don’t need me, yet You love me…

Paul’s Estimate Of Life

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 (NASB)
“For to me, to live is Christ.” What did the apostle mean? There are seven things which he might have meant. By these words he intended to say that:
Christ was the author of his life. It was a though he had written, “To me to live at all is Christ.”
Christ was the sustainer of his life. “To me to continue to live is Christ.”
Christ was the law of his life. “The condition in which I live my life are summed up in Christ.”
Christ was the product of his life. “To me to live is to reproduce Christ.”
Christ was the aim and influence of his life. “To me to live is to lead men to Christ.”
Christ was the impulse of his life. “To me to live is to be swept along under the compassion of the Christ.”
Christ was the finisher, the crown of his life. “To me to live is at last to be what He is, and to find the crowning of all my manhood in Him.”

Christ the end, as Christ was the beginning. Christ the beginning, and therefore Christ the end. Whether this man looked back upon the past, at the present, or into the future, within or without, behind, above, or beyond to the consummation–wherever he turned his eyes, he saw Jesus only. G. Campbell Morgan

The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 42

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“Listen and understand: It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”
Matthew 15:10-11 (HCSB)

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