Saturday, June 04, 2016

Young man, I tell you arise.

"As Jesus approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out — the only son of his mother, and she was a widow."  (Luke 7: 12 NIV)

He said,“Young man, I say to you, get up!”   The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother."

"They were all filled with awe and praised God. “  A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.”  (Luke 7: 14 - 16 NLT)

Friday, June 03, 2016

Put up with hardship; share the faith.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus:
proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.

" For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths.

"But you, be self - possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship;
perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry."  (2 Timothy 4: 1, 2, 3-5 RM)

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The designs of the Heart of Jesus are Peace, Love and Mercy.

"God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."

"While we were still helpless [powerless to provide for our salvation], at the right time Christ died [as a substitute] for the ungodly."  (Romans 5: 5-6 AMP)

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  (Romans 5: 8 AMP)

We honor the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus today.  A Solemn Feast.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The friendship of the Lord is with those who fear Him.

"This is a trustworthy saying:

If we die with him,
    we will also live with him.
 If we endure hardship,
    we will reign with him.
If we deny him,
    he will deny us.
 If we are unfaithful,
    he remains faithful,
    for he cannot deny who he is."

"Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them."  (2 Timothy 2: 11-14 NLT)

"It is you who have stood by me in my trials; 29 and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom."  (Luke 22: 28-30 NABRE)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Accept your trials as discipline from a loving Abba Father.

Are you discouraged of living as a Christian?

"For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control."  (2 Timothy 1: 6-7 RM)

"Bear your share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God." (2 Timothy 1: 8 RM)

"I was appointed preacher and Apostle and teacher.
On this account I am suffering these things; but I am not ashamed, for I know him in whom I have believed
and am confident that he is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day."  (2 Timothy 1: 12 RM)

Monday, May 30, 2016

My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

"You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”

Mary responded,
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me.  (Luke 45-49 NLT)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The more you know who God is and how He works, the more you enjoy His favors.

"May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord."

"By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence." (2 Peter 1: 2 - 3 NLT)

"And this is the way to have eternal life -- to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth."  (John 17: 3 NLT)

You enjoy God's favors in proportion to your knowledge of God and Jesus Christ.