Month: March 2014

WEEKLY MEDITATION 31-6 APRIL 2014

As you begin this week, think about the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

” Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are vicious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:15-16)

” When you see the abomination that causes desolation; standing where it does not belong – let the reader understand – then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains” (Mark 13-14)

” I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved” (John 10:9)
 He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites as it is written: ‘ These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’  You have let go of the commands of God ini order to observe your own traditions. Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that” (Mark 7:6-9 and 7-13)

Weekly Meditation 24-30 March 2014

As you begin this week, think about the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24-29)

“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin” (John 15:22)

Weekly Meditation 17-23 March 2014

As you begin this week, think about the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you”. (Matthew 6:1-4)

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:5-8)
 
Please consider this passage during the Lent Season.
 
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, which is unseen; and your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:16-18)

 

Weekly Meditation 10 -16 March 2014

We feel its appropriate to start with the foundation. Faith.

As you begin this week, think about the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

” We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed…. So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory, that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see” 1 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18

“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it… It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen…Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.”  Hebrews 11:1,3,6

The Truth and the Way

“I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6)

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These are the words of Jesus. Quite a statement and promise.  Jesus made this incredible promise to those who would build their lives on His words and teaching. Jesus’s words stand alone in truth, power and authority. Its important to understand that His promise is not for those who followed or follow the words of any other teacher, prophet or leader. He promised “If you abide in My word, then you are truly the disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32 NASB). But this was just the beginning. Think about the many other promises Jesus made to those who chose to “abide” in His word:

  • You will receive eternal life
  • Your desires will be fulfilled in answer to your prayers
  • God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will be your constant companions, both with you and within you
  • You will receive a level of peace and joy, direct from God, that is otherwise is unattainable
  • You will impact the lives of others in ways that can’t be achieved strictly by human effort
  • You will be loved by God in a unique way
  • You will avoid God’s ultimate judgement
  • You will see miracles in your life that others can’t understand or explain
  • You will learn eternal truths that will set you free from all that holds you captive

Are these difficult for you to believe? Really? Why? These are the promises Jesus teaches us throughout his ministry here on earth.  You see its important to understand that Jesus did not come down to earth to start a new religion. In fact, he saved his harshest criticism and judgement for the religious leaders of the day. He accused them of not knowing God and said they had used religion to bind people to a life of misery, frustration, and failure. He claimed those leaders were blind and had blinded the “spiritual eyes” of their followers (see Matthew 15:13-14; 23:13-24).

When He described Himself, Jesus claimed that He had come from God and that His mission was to reveal who God was and what God wanted for his children. Most importantly, Jesus claimed that He would lead anyone into an intimate relationship with the only true God and that in doing so, He would lead them into eternal life. In His final prayer before His crucifixion, Jesus stated, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

As we begin this  weekly mediation series, we will be looking at the greatest words ever spoken. The direct teaching of Jesus Christ taken from the New Testament in the Bible. We will carve out one or two related teachings a week and share them in this series so we can meditate on them and in doing so, get to know the creator of the universe. Your savior and God and learn how to apply these teachings in our lives so we to can “abide” in his word. Remember John 3:16 -17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”. We hope you join us on this weekly journey and further your relationship with your Lord and Savior.

Humbly in Christ,

David

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