Contributed on Nov 18, 2020
The Bible says "God made everything beautiful in His own time" (Ecc.3:11) and that means HE IS BEAUTIFUL and we can live everyday experiencing His Beauty.
David speaks of the Beauty of the Lord in the Psalms (27:4; 48:2; 90:17) and it exists in the mountains, his nature, in heaven and in His Temple. But greater still in His Son coming to earth as Jesus explains to us what "beauty' means in act of serving Him. (Mark 14:6) Isaiah ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2020
God is the Source of All Comfort, but as followers we must find ways daily to experience His awesome comfort and say say Thank you Lord for your comfort.
The greatness of God is realized in Psalms 8 as David writes about his greatness in his creation, but wonders about the insigfiance of man, that he should be concerned about him. But Isaiah says God is a God of Comfort. Paul say "God is a God of all comfort. His name is "Comfort." ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2020
God is delightful and wants our lives to experience daily His DELIGHTFULNESS!
Many people find delight in candy, donuts, and even eating lobster. Others find delight in watching their favorite sports teams,; others find delight in watching a baby cry and smile at the same time. Others find delight in taking a nap and sitting on their Lazy-Boy chair. Others find delight in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2020
As we learn from His Word who God is we can apply them to our understanding of His greatness...He is a Spirit, He is Eternal, He is Unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.
I Corinthians 13:3 says "We know in part" and see through a mirror dimly" can refer what we know about God. A Seminary professor explained it to me this way. Picture yourself with the biggest blackboard in history, and you place the tiniest dot of chalk on the board, that is just how ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2020
Having God as our Heavenly Father lets us become closer in our relationship with Him. He can act as One who loves us, provides for us and discipline us. We must understand His Fatherhood through His Son, who helps us to know Him in an intimate way.
Isaiah 64:8-9 gives us the words of Father. "Yet you, O Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the Potter; we are all the work of your hands. Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord; Do not remember our sins forever, we are your people." Every wedding has these words ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2020
Looking at our God at this time of season (Thanksgiving Day) we are in awe of God being great and being good. Reading the scriptures gives meaning for God's greatness and His Goodness."
Probably one of the first prayers we learned after “Now I lay me down to sleep” was “God is great! God is good! Let us thank Him for our food!” We may have even learned the longer version which included: “By His hand we all are fed, give us Lord our daily bread.” From this brief prayer, from our ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2020
Do you remember the VBS kids song, that was a two-part action song? One half would stand up and sing "Hallelu!, Hallelu! and then sit down, and then the other half would stand and sing, "Praise Ye the Lord!" Well its all about giving God the praise.
Our first experience of hearing the word comes of days in VBS and Church camp singing the action song, :Hallelu! Praise ye the Lord. One of the favorite songs today by the popular singer and song writer is by Leonard Cohen called "Hallelujah". The song talks about a broken hallelujah in ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2020
As God’s children we have a living hope of an inheritance; an inheritance of mercy, grace, and life eternal with him.
Our God is Immanuel, He is Immortal, He is Imperishable, He is Intercessor, AND He gives to us His Inheritance as described in 1 Peter 1:3 -6. ". . .In His great mercy, He has given to us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4) and into an ...read more
Contributed on Nov 28, 2020
God is our Judge and our Joy! Our daily living must reflect what God wants from us -- following the Word of God, submitting to God, resisting the devil, humbling yourselves before the Lord, purifying your heart, and be peace-loving, considerate, full of mercy, and sincere (James 3:17)
When the Lord appeared to Abraham and the 3 visitors came to him, to tell him that Sarah would have a son, the Lord told him he would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah with the wicked and the righteous together. Abraham called Him 'The Judge of All the Earth." But the "Judge" was able ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2020
God is Kind, All-Knowing, God is King, but the Bible tells us HE IS OUR KEEPER! He gives us safety and protection. He Keeps us from "falling". But HE also wants to keep ourselves pure, to keep the Sabbath, to KEEP ourselves strong and faithful.
There are so many verses in the Bible that tells us God is a "KEEPER!" Genesis 31:49, "May the Lord keep watch over you." Numbers 6:24 is our benediction used in our worship services. "The Lord bless you and keep you . . .". Psalms 121:7 says, "The Lord will ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2020
How do you describe God's greatest attribute? LOVE!!! As the Bible has made many attempts on defining LOVE it is beyond comprehension. But it is Indescribable. incomprehensible, intimate, eternal, perfect, pure, unconditional, intimate, forgiving, and sacrificial.
How do we measure "Love"? By our feelings only? By actions of people in our lives? By what we do or say to another person? Love is NOT determined by it's receiving or in our giving. The Greek language gives us 3 words for love to help us to see the big picture of love. Eros is ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2020
God's most essential attribute is His Mercy -- full of Mercy! He expects His children to be merciful as well. "Blessed are the merciful . . . "
I love the sign displayed at a convent, "Trespassers will be punished at the fullest of the law!" signed 'Sisters of Mercy.' Punished by mercy? That doesn't quite make sense! What is mercy? When we look up the definition in the dictionary it states the following: ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2020
Our God is personal and loving, but we should see HIM in His Highest Majesty. He is in royalty and greatness, in all of His beauty and glory.
The word 'majesty' is often misundrstood as well as under-rated in the Bible. It is used in the Bible 44 times referring to God's nature. Isaiah the prophet was in the temple and said these words, "The Lord sitting on the throne, high and lifted up , and His train filled the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2020
God created us to be persons who are to be good as NEW! A new creation has a new spirit, a new heart, a new song, a new strength!
Solomon said, "There is nothing new underneath the sun . . . "(Ecc.1:9) However with the believer/Christian there is as the scriptures tell us. 2 Corinthians 5:17 "We are a new creation, the old has passed away." Eph. 4:24 says "Putting off the old self and putting ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2020
The Ten commandments starts with the truth that there is only one God and not other exists on the earth
The First Commandment is God as the object of worship. It logically flows from understanding who God is and what He has done for us and we have the obligation to obey Him. Nothing can come before God and He is the only God whom we worship and serve. “I” is an absolute word belongs ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2020
Precious is defined as something or someone who is of great value and highly esteemed, or even delicate, which is our God in our daily lives.
How we describe our GOD? Alphabetically, HE is Able, He is Beautiful, He is Caring, He is Delightful, He is Eternal, He is our Father, He is Great, He is our Hallelujah, He is our Inheritance, He is our Judge and Joy, He is our Keeper, He is our Love, He is our Mercy-Full, He is our Majesty, He ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2020
The word "quick" in the Bible is used to describe God as appointing his Son as judging the "quick and dead" (Act's 10:42) but also in the last chapter of the Bible (Revelation 22) He asked to "Come Quickly."
Years ago, (1960's) we remember the TV commercial for Nestle's Quik, where the actor asks for a Chocolate mix, Nestles, with a glass of milk and 2 tablespoons and stir it. Then the person is starting to feel much better! And the dog watching with the loud mouth says ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2020
From cover to cover, the Word of God shows how relentless our God is, and He wants us to do the same as He sends us His Spirit to live inside us!
Introduction - Who is Larry Vollink? …. Retiring after 50 years! - Who is the Apostle Paul? … read his resume ! 2 Corinthians 11:21-31 - What do we have in common? Commercials -- the lady who was fighting cancer; the presidential candidate described as "relentless." Books ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2020
God has commanded his leaders and all people to be "Strong and courageous!" But He is the One who gives strength in areas of our lives.
There are over 20 different definitions of "strong", but the one we identify with most is fourfold. Physically, Mentally, Socially, and Spiritually. We use it by saying strong muscles, strong strong mind (courageous), strong winds, strong drink, strong odors, strong love and strong ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2020
Our God is sweet? YES! He provided sweetness to Moses and Israel. Jesus in the same manner provided sweetness!
There are 27 different definitions/meanings of "sweet/sweetness." Specifically, it could be the tastiness of honey or sugar. Or, it could something pleasing to the ear, such as a sweet sound. Or to the eye, beautiful, awesome. Or a very special person, you call "Sweet heart"! ...read more
Contributed on Dec 27, 2020
As close as the message is of God's love, His truth is is absolute, and authoritive. Truth renews our minds, revives our hearts, and redirects our steps.
What is truth? That is question of all questions in the history of man. It is defined as the which conforms with fact and reality. It is genuineness, veracity, or actuality, reality. It is how things are. It consists of the mind, will, character and the glory of God. Truth is God Himself. All truth ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2020
Our God is Universal and Unified, but most of all HE IS FOR US! Is HE just for Himself or is HE really for us?
Chris Tomlin (my favorite singer) sings these words about our God. " And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what could stand against? And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what could stand ...read more
Contributed on Jan 1, 2021
From beginning of scriptures to Revelation, our God has demonstrated why He brings Victory in the lives of His people.
Psalms 98:1 encourages to sing because Our God is Victorious, "O sing the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things, His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the 'victory." It's time to celebrate for the miracles He given to His people. And it all started with ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2021
We have two wisdoms to choose, and which one will you follow?
I just heard the song on TV, "Our God is real!" Yes, He is, as He has showed to us many times His wisdom in His presence in our , showing us that He is Able, in His Beauty, that He Cares, and Delights, Eternally, He is our Father in Heaven, and singing Hallelujah,, giving to us His ...read more
Contributed on Jan 5, 2021
There is an unknown to be known, an X-factor in all believers of our Lord Jesus! Defined the X-factor is a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome.
There is no words in the Bible that describes our God with an "X". It goes from 'wrong' to 'yarn' in the Concordance. Daniel lived when King Xerxes i and II of Persia. Today's dictionary has the words 'X-Ray machine and Xield which means a buffer for protection of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 8, 2021
Many of us have heavy burdens, but Jesus encourages us to take "his yoke and learn of him, and He will make the burden to be light.
The word "yoke is used 50 times in the Old Testament and 8 times in the New Testament. We are not speaking about a part of an egg! I have a friend who will not eat the yokes of the eggs, Some people love the yokes runny. But we know it was a wooden harness for two oxen or cattle, for a pair ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2021
Do we have a Zeal for God as much as He has Zeal for us?
God has so many ways to describe Him in the Word of God, and we did this alphabetically, now the last one! He is Zealous! 2 Kings 19:31 says, "For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant and they that escape out of Mt. Zion: the zeal of the Lord shall do this." And Isaiah 9:7 says ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2021
Just one more sermon with "Z" Our God's name is Zion, ot is it a location?
The Bible has many names for persons and places that start with the letter "Z" Some familiar and not so familiar. In the NT is Zacchaeus, the tax-collector, and Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, and Zebedee, father of James and John, the apostles. In the Old Testament was Zebulun, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2021
Amen is God's little word with a HUGE meaning!
"Amen" is a wonderful word to use in our Christian vocabulary to express our joy as we walk with our God and our faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. In the past, the song has been sung by Church choirs and others such as Larnelle Harris and Whitney Phipps. Other times when ...read more