Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 19, 2019
At my stage in life, I have experienced a gazillion weeks. I thought about actually counting how many weeks I have lived, but I don’t have that many fingers or toes. It doesn’t matter how many weeks it is.
I have lived enough weeks to know, when you think you have experienced everything there is
by A. B. Simpson
Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word.
Once His gifts I wanted, Now the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.
Once 'twas painful trying, Now 'tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, Now the
During the Civil War a man by the name of George Wyatt was drawn by lot to go to the front. He had a wife and six children. A young man named Richard Pratt offered to go in his stead. He was accepted and joined the ranks, bearing the name and number of George Wyatt. Before long Pratt was killed in
Romans 6 deals with the believer being dead to Sin.
Romans 7 deals with the believer being dead to the Law.
Romans 8 deals with the believer being alive in the Spirit, who gives us the power to life the "victorious
There are 4 levels of spiritual maturity for believers in Christ. I have created the names of each phase to add to this great quote from John Maxwell:
#1 - REBELLION: I'm going to do what I want regardless of what God says.
#2 - CONDITIONAL LOVE: If God gives me what I want, I will give Him
The two books the devil hates most are Genesis and Revelation. Why?
• In Genesis the devil's doom is pronounced.
• In Revelation it’s carried out. It is the Devil's Obituary.
Satan would tell us Genesis is myth and Revelation is mystery—don't pay attention to either one! Did you
Traits of the Antichrist Described in the Bible
Intelligent: Revelation 13:18; Daniel 7:8.
Charismatic Speaker: Daniel 7:8 Revelation 13:5.
Crafty Politician: Daniel 9:27; Revelation 17:12, 13, 17.
Distinct Physical Appearance: Daniel 7:20.
Military Genius: Revelation 4; 17:14; 19:19.
The Called are those who have been summoned by God.
Called to salvation (Rom. 8:30)
Called both Jews and Gentiles (1 Cor. 1:24)
Called "with a holy calling" (2 Timothy 1:9)
Called with a heavenly calling (Heb. 3:1)
Called out of darkness into His marvelous light (1Pet. 2:9)
Those who Do Not Have the Spirit (8:5-8).
Those who Have the Spirit (8:9).
I do not know if Louis Braille was a believer, but his life is an example of a sovereign God causing all things to work together for good - In the French Academy of Science there is a rather plain, old shoemaker's awl on display. The story behind the awl is quite extraordinary. To look at it,
The Weatherman's Hymn - There Shall Be Showers Of Blessings.
The Contractor's Hymn - The Church's One Foundation.
The Tailor's Hymn - Holy, Holy, Holy.
The Politician's Hymn - Standing On The Promises.
The Optometrist's Hymn - Open My Eyes That I May See.
(Joshua 1, I Corinth. 2:13-3:3)
EGYPT (NATURAL) - unbelievers who are in bondage to sin. Christ is on the outside of their life. Those in Egypt were freed from their slavery by the blood of a sacrificial Lamb, a picture of Christ on the Cross, who sets us free from sin.
WILDERNESS (CARNAL) –
Greek & Roman religions taught very little about personal holiness. A person could bring sacrifices to an idol, say a few prayers & go away from the altar and commit sin freely. No one would ever think he was inconsistent in his faith. This is not so with the life of a follower of
You’re going to spend about 150,000 hours of your life working, which is about 40% of your waking hours. The average American spends 46 hours a week at work. If you’re a professional, you spend an average of 52 hours a week working and if you’re a small business owner/operator you work an average
8 Lies Addictive Gamblers Tell Themselves
1. "One more trip to gamble won't hurt anything."
2. "I need to go gamble to see my friends."
3. "I'm a loser, so who cares if I gamble."
4. "I deserve to gamble, because I have had a hard week."
WHAT KIND OF WORKER ARE YOU? The way you work in your business is one of the greatest ways you witness either for the Lord or against Him. Don't be a half-hearted worker like these:
1. The Vanisher - The vanisher seems to go invisible at odd times without explanation.
2. The Victim -
1. We suffer because we live in a fallen world (Romans 8:26-30).
2. We suffer because we have an enemy who stalks us (I Peter 5:8-9).
3. We suffer because of our own wrong decisions (Psalm 51).
4. We may suffer because of God’s
I read a story about a shipwreck.
When the sole survivor reached a small, uninhabited island, he prayed for God to rescue him, but help didn't come. Eventually he built a hut out of driftwood for protection from the elements. One day he returned from scavenging for food and found his hut in
EXONERATION – complete restoration, offender accepts full responsibility & turns from that wrong & your relationship is healed (DAVID).
FORBEARANCE – only a partial apology, not a full confession; offender is still blaming you partially & not accepting full responsibility. The
1) Work is ordained by God. It was His creative invention from the beginning. By working, we resemble God. Like God, you have the ability to work, make plans, implement them, and be creative. Additionally, God gave us the task of ruling over and taking care of His creation (Genesis