March 1, 2018 : The Greatest Gift
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
For each of us there comes a time when we try to show those who we love just how much we love them by doing something special for them. There are many ways in which we accomplish this; it could be doing something unexpected for them, or giving them a special gift on a special occasion, or just being there for them when they need someone. Love is shown and expressed in many different ways, and once expressed the person receiving the love knows how much they are loved. There should not be any doubt in our minds or hearts just how much God loves us, because every day of our lives He shows His love for us. He also showed us how much He loved us by giving us the greatest gift anyone could ever give, and that is the gift of life through Jesus Christ.
The Scripture reminds us that God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.
February 28, 2018 : Call On The Name Of The Lord
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe." Proverbs 18:10
There are some names we can mention and when we do immediately people will know who they are just by their name. Not only will they know who they are, they will know why they know their names. If someone was to mention LeBron many will think of basketball, or Tiger their mind would go to golf, or Serena and they would think of tennis, because their names are associated with those particular sports. A name alone can be powerful to those who call it, and even with a powerful name there are still some who will not respect or recognize how powerful the name is. There is not another name as powerful as The Lord and yet and still some do not recognize it, or respect the power in His name.
February 27, 2018 : Praise The Lord
"Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power." Psalm 150:1
There should not be any doubt in our minds that The Lord has been good to us. If we take the time to look back over our lives and see all of the great things that The Lord has done for us, we would really be amazed at His goodness and kindness towards us. When we look at all of the blessings The Lord has placed in our lives, we will see and know that we are not deserving of any of the blessings, but The Lord blesses us despite ourselves. Since The Lord is so good to us we should take every opportunity that we have to thank and praise Him for His love and kindness towards us.
The Scripture reminds us that we should praise The Lord. Praise Him in His sanctuary, and praise Him in the firmament of His power.
February 26, 2018 : Drop Your Stones
"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." John 8:7
As we go through life each of us are going to make our share of mistakes. None of us no matter how hard we try is going to be perfect all of the time, and no matter how hard we try we will never do everything right all of the time. Even in our Christian walk we sin every day, and even though we try not to sin, we do. In all of our mistakes and through all of our sin we should remember that others make mistakes and sin as well, and we have no right to point their sin out, especially when we are walking in the grace of God because of our sin. It is easy for some to point out others flaws and mistakes, but hard for them to see their own.
The Scripture reminds us that, they brought to Jesus a woman who was caught in adultery, and reminded Jesus that the law says she should be stoned. Jesus responded to them by saying, he without sin among them to cast the first stone at her.