Hey if you think that Jesus does not love you, TALK TO THE HAND!
If you think that you are not good enough, TALK TO THE HAND!
If you think that you can't live a Christian life, join the crowd and TALK TO THE HAND!
GOD loves you so much, IT HURTS!
Just pray, Dear Father, I believe that you sent your son Jesus to live here on earth for ME. I believe that he died on the Cross for ME and that he rose again for ME. Lord Jesus forgive me of all my sins. I repent, I turn my back on my old life and I want to live for you from now on. I accept your gift of eternal life right now. Thank you Lord. I have called on the name of the LORD and I am SAVED!
"He Died for me that I might die to sin,
He Rose again that I might live for Him"
If each day of your life was a video, how much of it would you keep and be proud to share and how much of it would you want to delete?
Are you making "Good Memories" or "Bad Memories"?
Remember, Life is what you make it. You can never get back the time that you spend. Do not spend it making Bad Memories. You Rob other's and you Rob yourself.
Think about that.
"You can let your problem disrupt your life or you can make your life disrupt your problem."
May we never try to use God to accomplish our purposes but allow Him to use us to accomplish His.
"Let's not ring our hands and ask what is this world coming to but raise our hands and praise the one who is coming to this world"
"The Gospel is for whosoever will, not for whosoever won't"
God will not give you "Specific instructions" until you begin to follow his "General instructions"
"When the obvious sense makes the best sense, any other sense is nonsense"
Pastor George Westlake Jr.
"There is a time to go to church and there is a time to Be the church"
The “SWISS ARMY KNIFE” OF BLESSINGS, the multifaceted attributes of GRACE.
Find which one apply to each verse.
GRACE is #1 Favor-#2 Ability-#3 Power-#4 Place/Position-#5 A thing of beauty.
Psalm 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of man: GRACE is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee forever. #5
Proverbs 1:7-9 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. For they shall be an ornament of GRACE unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. #5
Proverbs 3:21&22 My son,let not them depart from thine eye's: keep sound wisdom and discretion: so shall they be life unto thy soul, and GRACE to thy neck. #5
Proverbs 3;34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but giveth GRACE unto the lowly. #1
Zechariah 4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain:and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, GRACE GRACE unto it. #3
John 1:14 And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of GRACE and truth. #1-5
John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and GRACE for GRACE. #1-5
John 1;17 For the law was given by Moses, but GRACE and Truth came by Jesus Christ. #1-5
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great GRACE was upon them all. # 1-5
Acts 11:23 Who, (Barnabas) when he came, and had seen the GRACE of God, was glad and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. #1,3,4&5
Acts 14:3 Longtime therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his GRACE, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. #1-5
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.#1-5
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this GRACE wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.#4
Romans 5;17 For if by one mans offense death reigned by one: much more they which receive abundance of GRACE and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. #1-5
Romans 5:20 Moreover the Law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, GRACE did much more abound. #1-5
Romans 5;21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might GRACE reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. #1-5
1 Corinthians 1:3 & 2 Corinthians 1:2 GRACE be unto you and peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. #1-5
2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ that though he was rich, yet for your sake's he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.#1-4
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me,my GRACE is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. #2&3
2 Corinthians 4:7 We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. #2&3
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are soon removed from him that called you into the GRACE of Christ unto another gospel.
Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God who separated me from my mothers womb, and called me by his GRACE. #3
Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from GRACE. #4
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by GRACE ye are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. #1,3&4
Ephesians 4:9 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister GRACE unto the hearers. #1-5
Ephesians 6:24 GRACE be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. #1-5
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with GRACE, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. #2&5
2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope though GRACE. #1-5
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of GRACE, that we may obtain mercy, and find GRACE to help in time of need. #1-5
Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, where with he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite to the Spirit of GRACE? #1,3 4&5
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved let us have GRACE, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear. #1,2 (Especially #3),4&5
“There is a lot to say about not saying a lot”
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak
We understand that there is a proper time to speak out and a time to keep quiet, A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:7
We as Christians need to discern when to do one or the other.
James 1:19 say's, “Wherefore my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”
James 1:26 also say's, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.”
James 3 particularly explains in detail the impact of the use our tongue or what we say. If we can control our tongue, we can control our entire body-James 3:2&3
Although the Tongue is a “little member,” James 5&6 indicates that it is capable of great damage.
Our words have the potential for good or bad.
Proverbs 18: 21 say's “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Do we want good sweet fruit or bad rotten fruit? We have that choice.
Psalms 39:1 tells us, “I said I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
Remember what they say to you when you get arrested? “What you say can and will be held against you”. This is also true in life.
Jesus gives us this sobering warning in Matthew 12:37 “For by thy words thou shalt be Justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Proverbs 10:14 say's “Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”
Proverbs 10:19 states “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” People who talk to much runs the risk of getting into gossip or saying things that are not glorifying to God.
Psalms 34:13 tells us, “Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.”
Peter instructed in 1st Peter 4:11 “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;”
Remember Proverbs 17:28 “Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is counted wise and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
Proverbs 13;3 reminds us “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.”
Also Proverbs 21:23 “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles.”
Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:7 “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
Proverbs 17:27 “He that hath knowledge spareth his words”.
Also Proverbs 29:20 “Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.”
Proverbs 29:11 “A fool uttereth all his mind but a wise man keepeth it in till afterword.”
Jesus reminds us in Matthew 12:34 “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”.
Let us be filled with good things and glorify our Lord. RANDY DAVENPORT