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Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nest, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20)

by on Aug.13, 2018, under Messages

Jesus makes it clear that this world is not his home.  It will be true for his followers also.  This world is not our home.

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (II Corinthians 7:10)

by on Aug.10, 2018, under Messages

Anyone can be sorry for their sin.  Committed believers turn that sorrow into repentance and will be saved.  If your sorrow does not lead to a righteous change, then you are a road that leads to death.

I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. (Ephesians 3:13)

by on Aug.08, 2018, under Messages

It is so easy to hear about the struggles of other Christians and get discouraged or afraid.  God’s glory, and our glory, are seen thru sufferings.  Make sure you respond to your own sufferings in a way that glorifies God.

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:8)

by on Aug.06, 2018, under Messages

Jesus followers produce fruit.  That is one way the are recognized as disciples.  So plant, water, and harvest righteous fruit today.

When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, thewhole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: (Luke 19:37)

by on Aug.03, 2018, under Messages

How will people know about the wonderful things God is doing is our lives if we do not praise Him.  Speak, sing, share.  Our world must know the Jesus way works.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ … (Galatians 1:3)

by on Aug.01, 2018, under Messages

It is what we all want:  grace and peace.  And they are found in Jesus.  Let us share grace and peace and Jesus with our friends and family.

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. (Matthew 13:34)

by on Jul.30, 2018, under Messages

Jesus used stories to teach people about the Kingdom of God.  It is still an easy and effective way to share Jesus.  Try it.

He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power. (Daniel 8:25)

by on Jul.27, 2018, under Messages

There are many things confusing about Daniel’s vision.  But one thing is certain.  No one can stand against Jesus, the Prince of princes.  That is still true today.

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and hive to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)

by on Jul.25, 2018, under Messages

Sometimes hard and difficult things have to be said.  Just be sure they are said because you love the person.  Jesus looked him in the eyes and the love was evident.

When Pharoah saw that the rain and hail and thunder had stopped, he sinned again: He and his officials hardened their hearts. (Exodus 9:34)

by on Jul.23, 2018, under Messages

So many of us do the exact same thing.  When the consequences of our sin go away, our heart turns back to sin.  Turn your heart to God.

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