The powers of evil around you are no match for the power of Jesus within you.
Archive for March, 2015
“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel.” Colossians 1:3-5 (NASB)
“There are many messages and ideas that can be called true, but only God’s Word can be called truth. Satan is the liar; to believe his lies is to led astray into death (John 8:44). Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6); when we trust Him, we experience life. Men have tried to destroy God’s truth, but they have failed. The Word of God still stands!
Everybody has faith in something. But faith is only as good as the object in which a person puts his trust. The jungle pagan worships a god of stone; the educated city pagan worships money or possessions or status. In both cases, faith is empty. The true Christian believer has faith in Jesus Christ, and that faith is based on the Word of truth. Any other kind of faith is but superstition–it cannot save.”
Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Complete, p. 21
I will praise the LORD at all times.
I will constantly speak His praises.
I will boast only in the LORD;
let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness;
let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34:1-3 (NLT)
Through all of creation with
God speaks with a voice
that is gentle and tender.
And the birds in the trees
and the flowers of spring
All join in proclaiming
this heavenly King. . .
He’s the stares in the heaven,
a smile on some face,
A leaf on a tree or a rose in a vase.
He’s winter and autumn
and summer and spring,
In short, God is every real
and wonderful thing.
Helen Steiner Rice
“And whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45 (NASB)
It is not enough for us as Christians just to be humble and unassuming. We must also be willing to serve wherever we are needed. To insure that we understand this, God sent His Son into the world to give us a living and dying example of what He wants us to become. No task was too lowly or obscure for Jesus to perform. In the upper room, on the eve of His arrest, He was willing to gird Himself with a towel and wipe the feet of the disciples. He told them, “I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15).
Many church members have developed an attitude quite the opposite of what Jesus expressed. They come to church to be ministered unto, not to minister. Of course, all of us require a certain amount of spiritual feeding, comfort, and encouragement. But if we are always on the receiving end and not giving in ministry to others, we are likely to become stagnant. There is plenty for every believer to do. Some may minister through prayer on behalf of fellow believers. Others may contact the sick through letters, telephone calls, or personal visits. In any church there is enough work that no one should be merely ministered unto.
Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD;
it is fitting for the pure to praise
Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre;
make music for Him on the ten-stringed
Sing a new song of praise to Him;
play skillfully on the harp, and sing
For the word of the LORD holds true,
and we can trust everything He does.
He loves whatever is just and good;
the unfailing love of the LORD fills the
Psalm 33:1-5 (NLT)
“The glory of life is to love, not to be loved; to give, not to get; to serve, not to be served.”
– Unknown –