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Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

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31 Days of Praise | Day 17 Jehovah-Shalom

This has been a great series by the Devotional Guy. I know this is jumping in in the middle, but going back to the start is well worth the time. Blessings and enjoy!

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God is the Lord of our Peace. In his letter to the Christians in Rome, the Apostle Paul declares, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” (Romans 16:20a) Yesterday, we rejoiced and praised the Lord because in Him we have victory over our toils and troubles of this world. Our current situation is temporary. 

Paul reminds us that through Jesus, we have peace with God. We have gained access by faith into God’s grace. We can rejoice in the hope we have in the Lord. We can even sing praise during our sufferings because we can be confident that suffering produces endurance, and endurance builds character, and character brings hope. God’s love has been poured into us through the Holy Spirit, who God has given to us as our comfort and guide (Romans 5:1-5). 

Praise the Lord because He is the God of our Peace. 

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If you believe that, anything else in God’s Word makes perfect sense; if you don’t, nothing will

Bogard Press Daily Devotional-Jesus Teaches in the Temple

Wednesday, October 17

by Robert Brock

Jesus Teaches in the Temple

John 7:14-24

“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine,
whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself,” John 7:17.

The Jews wanted to know how Jesus knew what they had to learn in the rabbinical schools. He told them He got it from the source. He made an important point in this passage. If one wanted to find the truth, God would make sure he found it. He connected it to man’s will.

He told the woman at the well that God was looking for people who were looking for Him. “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us” (Acts 17:27). Paul told the pagans that God was present and waiting for them to reach out. He told the Corinthians that man had an eternal spirit that could understand Christ’s teaching if that spirit was energized by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-14).

The Jews were sure they were the worthy chosen because God had given them and no one else the Law. He told them by the Law they performed circumcision on the Sabbath. Since Jesus was the Lord of the Sabbath, He thought it just fine to make a man whole on the Sabbath. What could they say? Let’s kill Him. He knows too much. They wanted to keep the public ignorant of the spirit of the Law lest they lose the crowd who bragged on them and puffed them up.

THOUGHT: In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus raised the Law to a higher standard. One has to surrender and allow
Christ to keep it through Him. “For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).

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Revival-Monday Night-Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

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I probably mentioned this, but last week we had our Fall Revival at our church. This one was particularly special because our visiting preacher was our Son(My Stepson.) He is 22 and has been pastoring his own church for a bit over a year now, and this was his first time to preach a revival. I am quite proud of this young man and honestly would have said “well done,” even if he had been a stranger. We aren’t really equipped for video, but below is a link for the audio of his sermon. Enjoy.

Why Are We Here?

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

Monday, October 8th, 2018

 

Why are You Standing There Staring?

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Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven

In Acts 1:9-11 we see the story of Jesus’ Ascension into heaven after 40 days ministering on Earth after His Resurrection.  Jesus and His disciples had gone to The Mount of Olives, where they spent one last time together, talking and teaching. Here, the disciples had asked Jesus if this was the time when He would restore the Kingdom to Israel. His answer was interesting.

He simply replied that it was really not something they needed to worry about. It was not for them to “know the times or the seasons.” Then in Verse 8 of the passage, He made the promise of the power of the Holy Spirit to them and that they would later be His witnesses to the world.

Then they observed Jesus ascending physically, bodily into the skies until He was finally obscured by some clouds. As the disciples stood there staring(likely with their mouths hanging open), two angels appeared and issued the statement we see in Verse 11 of the text.

The question the angels asked seems important; they asked the disciples why they were just standing there gazing. Jesus had already told them what was coming. They were to return to and stay in Jerusalem. They were to await the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Finally, they were to go into the world and be His witnesses throughout their community and the world itself. They disciples had their marching orders, and those orders were not to stand there doing nothing and debating about His return.

The angels informed them that Jesus would return someday just as He left. Jesus himself had told them already the when of His return was of no importance to them.

There are takeaways for us here as well. Are we standing there staring up into heaven, so to speak? Are we so preoccupied with that and when it will be that we have forgotten we still have a mission to carry out here? We, too are to be His witnesses in “Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

So, let’s quit staring into heaven and get busy!

 

Bible Verses about Times of Quiet

Another great collection! Thanks Heather

Heather C. King - Room to Breathe

  • Exodus 14:14 ESV
    The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
  • Job 6:24 ESV
    “Teach me, and I will be silent;
        make me understand how I have gone astray.
  • Psalm 4:4 ESV
    Be angry, and do not sin;
        ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah
  • Psalm 37:7 ESV
    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
        fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
        over the man who carries out evil devices!
  • Psalm 46:10 ESV
    “Be still, and know that I am God.
        I will be exalted among the nations,
        I will be exalted in the earth!”
  • Proverbs 11:12 ESV
    Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,
        but a man of understanding remains silent.
  • Proverbs 17:28 ESV
    Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
        when he closes his lips, he is…

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When we discuss our faith, especially when it gets heated….is our objective to be RIGHT, or is it to see souls saved?

 

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