April 20, 2014

The Wilderness

The Wilderness

“And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took her as his wife, and kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.” Matthew 1:24-25

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 3:1

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Begone, Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’  Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.” Matthew 4:10-11

In The Beginning

In The Beginning

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” Genesis 1:3

“So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’  For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:21-25

 

An Easter Journey

An Easter Journey

Ready for our next adventure?  I figured since we recently completed our journey through the Book of Proverbs, why stop now?  Please join me over the next 6-weeks on a new excursion.  An excursion that will conclude on Easter Sunday.

If you thought Soul Survivor was an emotional roller coaster ride, wait till you see where this book takes you.  It has the potential to change your life…forever.

Side note:  The “Feel Good Friday” blogs will continue as usual throughout the next six weeks.

See You Monday :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End of the Age

The End of the Age-March 5

“As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, ‘Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?’

“And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

‘Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.  Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.’” (Matthew 24:3-14)

Do Not Be Troubled

Passion of the Christ

Passion of the Christ

“‘Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.   In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  And you know the way where I am going.’  Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’” (John 14:1-6)

 

Feel Good Friday: Shield of Faith

Shield of Faith

A public transit bus driver in Dayton, Ohio, was attacked by three teenagers early Monday morning after his bus broke down on the side of the road.  Rickey Wagoner, 49, was shot three times at point-blank range and stabbed in the arm, but survived because two of the bullets, aimed at his chest, were stopped by a New Testament devotional Bible in his front pocket. Police officers said the bullets would have gone right through his heart if the Bible had not stopped them.

During the attack, Wagoner fought back and the suspects ended up dropping the gun and running away. Wagoner then picked up the weapon and returned fire at the fleeing suspects.  Mr. Wagoner was transported to a hospital and was being treated for his non-life-threatening injuries.

Enjoy Your Weekend :)

7-Abominations

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“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will also be like him.  Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 26:4-5)

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.” (Proverbs 26:20)

“He who hates disguises it with his lips, but he lays up deceit in his heart.  When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart.” (Proverbs 26:24-25)

Sayings of the Wise

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“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” (Proverbs 24:3-4)

“My son, eat honey, for it is good, yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 24:13-14)

“These also are sayings of the wise.  To show partiality in judgment is not good.” (Proverbs 24:23)

The Rest of Your Days

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“Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs.” (Proverbs 19:2)

“A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.” (Proverbs 19:11)

“House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:14)

“One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.” (Proverbs 19:17)

“Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days.” (Proverbs 19:20)

A Cool Spirit

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“Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1)

“The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.” (Proverbs 17:14)

“He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.” (Proverbs 17:27-28)