1 Corinthians 3:6-7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but GOD gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that waters; but GOD that gives the increase.” Built Just By! (A short sermon) Atop a large boulderuntouched by a chisel,extensively reaching inheight and by width…. sat a man whose […]Read More Built Just By! (A short sermon)
Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into HIM WHO is the Head, into CHRIST…” Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply! Simplicity’s wordsboth brief and conciseare valuable toolsfor those learning. HIS message does notbring “baggage”, as such,nor for harsh repetitionwith Pride. So “simple” is best whenbeginning to trainyet […]Read More Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach The WORD!Be ready in season and out of season.Convince, rebuke, exhort, with alllongsuffering and teaching!” The Willing Witness… Of HIS children am Ia most grateful “son”.Of CHRIST’s sheep inHIS pastures…forgiven. With daughters as wellso we seek The LORD…as our SHEPHERD WHOgives us provision! Eternal Life’s SOURCE,our SAVIOUR divine…by WHOSE stripes wegained […]Read More The Willing Witness…
John 6:35 “JESUS said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to ME will not hunger, and he who believes in ME will never thirst.” Giving HIS Bread of Grace! Do not forget GOD’s gift of gracebecause for sinners stumbling…HIS perfect power helps weakened faithand draws them from their troubles. With […]Read More Giving HIS Bread of Grace!
Hebrews 11:1-2 “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.” Count HIM Faithful! Against Goliath did David in Faith— trust JEHOVAH.Against Pharaoh did Moses placefaith in HIM also.Against culture did Esther putFaith in GOD’s favor.And Mary, in Faith, […]Read More Count HIM Faithful!
Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the LORD and HE will sustain you; HE will never let the righteous be shaken.” Suited Well! Without weapons of warfare or axes to grind; Without prideful resistance nor Anger’s replies… Thus HIS victory proclaim we with Zeal’s increasing. For — in character — walk we with CHRIST […]Read More Suited Well!
Revelation 1:1a “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave HIM to show HIS servants — things which must shortly take place.” A Righteous Retrospective! Oh my GOD and KING….what Joy morning bringsfor YOUR voice in me sings,“I AM Coming!” Then falls the curtainthe final acts’ purposewith HE, “The most worthy!”returning. So looking aheadto rise […]Read More A Righteous Retrospective!
1 Samuel 12:24 “Only fear the LORD and serve HIM faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things HE has done for you.” Ahead of Time! Well done,Oh Good and faithful son!Yes! Good and faithful daughter….Enter in through Heaven’s gates,oh righteous ones! Yea, come…The battle has been won!Feel MY rest embrace your soulsand […]Read More Ahead of Time!
John 20:16a “JESUS said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to HIM, “Rabboni!” The Crossroads Difference! GOD completely changed my phrase “just as I am” to “who I was.” Else a surface level moment would have only been because…. …HE’d left me where HE found me. Then — indifferent — I’d have stayed. But! […]Read More The CrossRoads Difference!
1 John 3:1a “See what kind of love the FATHER has given to us, that we should be called children of GOD; and so we are!” This Sinner’s Praise! They say Love is bestwhen truly forgivingand always forgettingis par for the course. So it goes without sayingsince actions speak louderthat Now Is the Hour toshow […]Read More This Sinner’s Praise!
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” With “Do-ing!” Faith Behold! Here we stand ineffectually speaking to those in our camp and to every observer. Inattentively listening, yet such fill the pews, every car and each home where they’re acting— with fervor! In work places too, thus surrounding […]Read More With “Do-ing!” Faith
Matthew 11:29 “Take MY yoke upon you and learn from ME, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Living “On!” Hope’s deferred timing isfound lengthy and straining.It’s experience often drainsreservoirs dry. Parched then Patience andHope when such spans stretch— Extensive. Some giving up both…then resign. But […]Read More Living “On!”
Psalm 63:7 “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy!” Combining Choirs! DesiringGlory’s communionexpectantly waitingstill am I. Longing for breathflowing from Heaventhrough joy laden voicesPraise — singing! Purposed as such,here zealously knelt;continuing upwards— Thanksgiving! For HIS am Ifor union — designed,So press in towards CHRIST.join […]Read More Combining Choirs!
2 Corinthians 13:5a “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Gaining Glory’s Ground! One day we shall know both “far less” and “much more”. Gone will be facts “from here” as HE teaches us. We’ll learn all “from there”; discarding the darkness. Serving solely HIS will to gain greatest Light. Proactively then […]Read More Gaining Glory’s Ground!
Ephesians 1:7 “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of GOD’s grace.” Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson! Watching their facesthrough grayscale filterssuppresses all colorand fades life’s displays. By black and white boundso there are no yellows,or greens nor one brown…much less any blues. Yet worst is […]Read More Seeing Red, Sharing Crimson!
Titus 2:1 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Sovereign Script Reminders! How quickly read are our opinions into others unaware;How quickly said are our assumptions without thinking. Absent of a sure restraint so often speaking …bound in Ignorance;therefore we base, on shifting sands, our errant actions! Yet tis sad we still […]Read More Sovereign Script Reminders!
Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.” Memory’s Assessment! Repenting of wasted times and opportunitiesSelf squanders….can with frequency become a chain as well when someone wanders; where “moving forwards” moments are transferred to such Regrets.There is found a backwards pattern in one’s steps. […]Read More Memory’s Assessment!
Hebrews 13:5a “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Window Shopping Encounters! In the downtown of a country setting, two men were to meet within an upscale store. Looking through the thick glass door window so we see the splendor and variety of expensive men’s suits and accessories. […]Read More Window Shopping Encounters!
Proverbs 8:33 “Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it.” Read These Instructions! Without invitation, Consequence still travels with us. Though absent of welcome it lurks at our sides — most expectant. Before we progress then what stands in our way? to prevent us? Such should be GOD’s warnings through Scripture outlined “Watch […]Read More Read These Instructions!
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Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Perpetual Moving Days! How can we not be wholly moved by YOU when everything follows the script in YOUR WORD? Love’s elevation seen greatest at Calvary and Grief’s very depths; What extremes we observe! Yea, […]Read More Perpetual Moving Days!
Romans 6:4 “We were buried therefore with HIM by baptism into death, in order that, just as CHRIST was raised from the dead by the glory of the FATHER, we too might walk in newness of life!” For the Briefest of Times! The slow of GODly change engageswhen those we’ve placed to guide our choices… […]Read More For the Briefest of Times!
Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I bow my knees before the FATHER…” Kneeling in Motion! Resigning to CHRIST as your LORD in this life makes the greatest of gains. For only HE saves, having conquered the grave. Consequently, Fear died. What glorious advancement in steps one takes backwards…no more questioning GOD. No more contrary thoughts […]Read More Kneeling in Motion!
Galatians 5:1 “For freedom CHRIST has set us free; stand firm therefore, and DO NOT submit again to a yoke of slavery!” (The Law) Bound versus Boundless! Traditional prayer bound with Action’s routine often breeds false religion. With bulletin time tables processing souls, so no move of the SPIRIT “gets in”. Prayer’s rituals then reject […]Read More Bound versus Boundless!
Romans 10:4 “For CHRIST is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes! Hallelujah! Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR! There’s reverence found in one’s solemn behavior where preference is given…(instead of “deferred”) …to The ONE due our praise! Yes to JESUS our SAVIOUR yet found are delays and undue hesitations. See those […]Read More Embracing Law’s AUTHOR and SAVIOUR!
1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts honor CHRIST the LORD as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who ASKS you for a reason for the hope that is in you…” Ocean Reflections! If HE wereto come Today,would your scenery changeor stay the same? Would Eye’s sightbehold HIS faceor only yours…therein […]Read More Ocean Reflections!
Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” Those Blessed Bonds! Confession proceedsForgiveness…and before both:admission of Sin. This Knowledge as suchbirths Regretin all who, to CHRIST,have submitted. Then freedom in JESUSwe have where HIS“chains” are gainedthrough surrender. Released to Constraintin HIS steps, unboundare we foundthen — rejoicing! […]Read More Those Blessed Bonds!
Romans 12:17 “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.” Teaching HIS Justice for all! Seeking desperately, dailyand often in darkness,she picked up her searchwith ferocious intent. Every dawn and each sunrise — relentless pursuing,so seen “with a vengeance”were all of her steps. Then […]Read More Teaching HIS Justice for all!
Luke 15:11-32 “I’m waiting for you, MY Child!” The Unwritten Love Letter! Since your last message,so much time has passed.Still I wait for your voiceor a letter at least.But today it’s just textsor an email. But NONE of those came;thus Silence you gave.Still expectant I watched…although knowing the truth.And today, as before,no word did you […]Read More The Unwritten Love Letter!
Psalms 96:4 “For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; HE is to be feared above all gods!” With “BUT GOD!” Boldness! It is well with our soulsthough these bodies still tremble.GOD remains in controlyet how often we question! So we stumble at timeswhen Distress comes to mindeven long before “battle”is mentioned. “But […]Read More With “BUT GOD!” Boldness!