Archive for November, 2003

Jesus attended services every week

Thursday, November 20th, 2003 at 9:10 pm

Luke 4:16 (KJV) And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Jesus went to church every week. Do you? Don’t call yourself a Christian (which means Christ-like) if you don’t go to church every week.

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John the Baptist – First Christian preacher

Monday, November 17th, 2003 at 12:23 pm

Luke 1:76-79 (KJV) 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Sounds like the Christian message being preached today.

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Tell it to your kids

Sunday, November 16th, 2003 at 8:12 am

Do your children & grandchildren know the great things you have seen God do?

Psalm 44:1 (KJV) We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

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Having thoughts you don’t want?

Sunday, November 16th, 2003 at 8:02 am

Proverbs 16:3 (KJV) Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

If you make a commitment to serve God, you won’t have those thoughts you don’t want. You will think on things of God.

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Always watching

Friday, November 14th, 2003 at 1:52 pm

Psalm 42:5 (KJV) Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

Even in bad times, we should praise God because he is always watching over us. He never turns away and misses anything. Just knowing that he is watching and taking an interest is enough help to make it through anything.

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The names of the wicked are not remembered

Monday, November 10th, 2003 at 11:00 am

Proverbs 10:7 (KJV) The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

In Luke 16, we read about the beggar named Lazarus and the rich man. Lazarus died and went to Paradise and the rich man died and went to Hell. The just man’s name (Lazarus) was remembered while the wicked man’s name (the rich man) was not.

Psalm 9:5 (KJV) Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

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It’s the thought that counts?

Monday, November 10th, 2003 at 10:39 am

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

I’ve heard people say that it’s the thought or intent of God’s Word that really matters and not the actual words. The jot and tittle are the smallest part of the Hebrew written word – not the spoken word. Jesus tells us in this passage that the even the smallest part of the written word will not pass away. Jesus puts emphasis on the written word and not just the thought or intent behind the word.

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Don’t know what to say?

Sunday, November 9th, 2003 at 3:29 pm

If you are in a situation and are not sure what to say, don’t say anything at all. More than likely, you, like Peter here, will say the wrong thing:

Mark 9:5-6 (KJV) And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

Why was that the wrong thing to say? See the Quick Thought titled “Statues of saints or Mary.”

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Hard Times

Sunday, November 9th, 2003 at 8:16 am

Genesis 12:10 (KJV) And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

Egypt is a type of the world. Where do you go when famine comes your way? Do you wait on God or do you turn to the world?

Genesis 26:1-3 (KJV) 1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

God says do not turn to Egypt – to the world – when famine comes. Trust God and he will bless you.

Psalm 33:18-19 (KJV) Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 37:18-19 (KJV) 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

Proverbs 10:3 (KJV) The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

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No Fear

Saturday, November 8th, 2003 at 7:03 pm

Psalm 36:1 (KJV) The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Proverbs 10:27 (KJV) The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

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