Saturday, October 10, 2015

You are chosen and called to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ

Help us O God to fully present the Good News of Jesus Christ.

"Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name."

 "And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ."
(Romans 1:5-6 NLT)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

His Name is the Word of God

“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

"You know the commandments: 

“Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”

“You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions."  (Mark 10:17-30 RM)

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Jesus Christ is the full Disclosure of God

Abba Father spoke just One Word -  Jesus, who is the Logos.  Jesus Christ is the full Disclosure of God.

"As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!”

Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
(Luke 11:  27 -  28 NLT)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Jesus is our Captain in spiritual warfare

On whose side are you?

"When a strong man, armed to the teeth, stands guard in his front yard, his property is safe and sound. But what if a stronger man comes along with superior weapons? Then he's beaten at his own game, the arsenal that gave him such confidence hauled off, and his precious possessions plundered. "
(Luke 11:21 -  22 MSG)

"This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you're not on my side, you're the enemy if you're not helping, you're making things worse."
(Luke 11:23 MSG)

Monday, October 05, 2015

Go for the best gift but trust the Father

The Father knows exactly what we need.

"Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in. If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider?

As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing—you're at least decent to your own children. And don't you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?"
(Luke 11:10 MSG)

My God is good and gracious

"I knew that you are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, rich in clemency, loathe to punish."  (Jonah 4: 1-11)

Lord, you are merciful and gracious.

"Have mercy on me, O Lord, for to you I call all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul."

Lord, you are merciful and gracious.

"For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in kindness to all who call upon you.
Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer and attend to the sound of my pleading."   (Psalm  86: 3-4, 5-6 RM)

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Don't be anxious and upset about many things

Choose today what is better and what will not be taken away from you.
"But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

"But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!"

"There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
(Luke 10: 40 -  42 NLT)