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“Being a Christ follower does not change what you have to deal with in this life,it does change how you deal with it.”

my passion.

It is said that we can’t always control how people treat us,what they do,or what they say but we can control how we choose to react.We will each be held accountable for our actions & for the words we speak,after all the mouth speaks what the heart is full of & sometimes actions speak more loudly than words.It doesn’t matter how physically fit one is,how much money one has,social status,it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t make one stronger,better,or more powerful if their actions or words aren’t very nice.True strength is lifting others up,turning the other cheek,& actually praying for your enemies.Truth strength is choosing to do what’s right not what’s easy,true strength is being honest,having integrity in all that you do w/every person you cross paths with.This is something I’ve learned for myself as well on my own journey.At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what you look…

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The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 122

“The first of all commandments is: ‘Here, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:29-31 (NKJV)

God’s Faithful People

In every era God has had His faithful people–people who have done His will and enjoyed His favor. Noah was “a preacher of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5) as he labored to build the ark, and he “found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8). Abraham heard the call of God and set out on a long journey, not even knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11:8); his faithful obedience brought blessing to all families of the earth (Genesis 12:1-3). Faithfully for over forty years Jeremiah gave God’s word to an unbelieving people, and he lived to see God’s word proved true. Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word” (Luke 1:38); and she became the mother of God’s Son and our Savior.
God’s faithful people may feel lonely at times, for many unfaithful are choosing the wide road that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14). Elijah once thought that he was the only faithful one in Israel, but the Lord knew that there were seven thousand more (1 Kings 19:18).
Yes, God has His faithful people in the world today–people who not only do His will but also share His Word and help others to do His will. In this world they may experience either prosperity or persecution, but in the world to come they will have joy forever.

Speak Up For Jesus

Gospel Relevance

Merely setting a good example for Christ is not enough. At some point you’re going to have to speak up.

Paul says this in Philippians, “. . .it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ (Phil. 1:13).  Everyone knew that Paul was suffering in prison because of his faith in Jesus Christ. How did they know? BECAUSE HE TOLD THEM.

Paul says elsewhere in Romans, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).  Faith comes by hearing, not by seeing. Paul in Romans 10:14  says, “And how are they (non-Christians) to believe in him of whom they have never heard?” People need to hear about Christ in order for them to even have an opportunity for them to respond to Christ.

Setting a good example in deed is awesome, but the speaking…

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The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 121

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Mark 12:17 (NKJV)

The Sixth Seal Judgment – Charles Ryrie

“Then I watched as the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black like rough black cloth, and the whole moon became red like blood. And the stars in the sky fell to the earth like figs falling from a fig tree when the wind blows. The sky appeared as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the rich people, the powerful people, the slaves, and the free people his themselves in caves and in the rocks on the mountains. They called on the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us. Hide us from the face of the One who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb! The great day for their anger has come, and who can stand against it?'”
Revelation 6:12-17 (NCV)
These judgments will produce terror in the hearts of all living men. Their hearts will be filled with fear–not primarily because of the physical disturbances or the awful wars and pestilences, but because they will see God on His throne. Men will plead to be hidden “from the face of the One who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb.” They will go to any length to avoid facing their Creator and Judge, even to seeking death under the rocks and mountains in which they will try to hide. All classes of people will be affected. As has been true throughout history, there will be no general or mass turning to God in repentance, but only a turning from the face of God. Charles Ryrie

Words of Wisdom from Grandma to Grandson

You think that it’s all over. You’ve only just begun.
Your accomplishments prove your value. Your faith has kept you strong.
You’ve pondered o’er the last few years, where life will take you next.
Your dreams will follow a different path now – there are mountains left to climb.
The challenges you face from this day forth will build another you.
You will still be the little child I held – the boy that I watched grow.
The times we’ve shared together have been a treasure to me.
Though time and experience will help you reach your goals,
The only one important thing for you to know is that you always will be child of God.
Your past and present days, along with those to come,
will be In His strong, protective hands until your dying day.
Trust in Him. Depend on His wisdom. Ask for His guidance and protection…

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