05-04-2012 – John 14:27 God Gives Us Peace

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Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

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Where is peace today?

I’m not talking talking about world peace but inner peace which resides in our minds and hearts. There are so many unhappy people today. They are trying to find peace but the question still remains, “Where can peace be found?”

Inner peace is found in Jesus Christ. All you need to do is read the bible and pray to God asking him to give you some peace.

The source of peace has now been found through Jesus Christ all you need to do is ask for it.

Your Thoughts:

Turn to God for peace!

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04-27-2012 – John 5:39 Search The Scriptures

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Search the scriptures; for in them you think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:39

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Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life:

The scripture, the bible gives plain and simple to understand instructions on how a person can have eternal life. But some people try to manipulate, twist, and change it to fit the way they believe and want to live.

There may be several different ways to get to different places here on earth but there is only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. All you have to do is search the scriptures to find out for yourself.

Read the bible! Search the scriptures!

Your Thoughts:

How often do you read the bible?

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04-20-2012 – John 8:44 You Are Of Your Father

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Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

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Verse For Thought:

One thing for sure there are characteristics of your earthly father that each of us posses whether we like them or not. It’s natural being around them everyday that we pick up some of their habits.

With our spiritual father it is the same way. If the devil is our father then sin will dominate our lives. But, if God is our father then less sin will be present.

We will do our best to live for him praying, reading the bible, and going to church. These will help us stay on the right track.

Your Thoughts:

How does God help you stay on the right track?

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04-19-2012 – John 8:42 Is God Your Father?

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Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. John 8:42

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If God were your Father, ye would love me:” John 8:42

One indicator that God is your father is if you love him. It’s more than just saying you love him but do you really deep down in your heart love him?

God loves you regardless if you love him or not but it does not make him your spiritual father. There is only one way that God can be your spiritual father and that is when you accept him as your personal savior.

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Your Thoughts:

When did you accept God as your personal savior?

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04-18-2012 – John 8:41 Do The Deeds Of Your Father

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Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. John 8:41

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Verse For Thought:

Each of us has at least two fathers. A biological and a spiritual father.

There are two different spiritual fathers which are God and the devil. Now you may ask, “How do I know which one is my spiritual father?”

No blood test or DNA test will be necessary. Your spiritual father will be determined by to factors.

Factor #1: Those who have not accepted Jesus as their personal savior. Their father is the devil. Since each person is born into sin they need a savior.

Factor #2: Those who have accepted Jesus as their personal savior. Their father is Jesus. Everyday we will fight sin but with Jesus help we will always win. It may appear that sin gets the best of us but keep on fighting and Jesus will give us the victory.

Your Thoughts:

How has Jesus given you the victory?

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04-17-2012 – John 8:36 Jesus Shall Make You Free

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If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

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Jesus said:

1. I do always those things that please him. John 8:29
2. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; John 8:31
3. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
4. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8:34
5. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

In order to see how Jesus, the Son, shall make you free and what Jesus will make you free from a few extra scriptures needed to be added. As you read through what Jesus said a pattern should be recognized.

The Pattern:

1. Please God. v. 29
2. Continue in Gods word. v. 31
3a. Know the truth v. 32
3b. The truth shall make you free v. 32
4. Commit sin you are the servant of sin. v. 34
5. The Son, Jesus, shall make you free. v. 36

Understand that Jesus will not make you free from committing sin completely. But will make you free from committing the same sin on purpose multiple times.

If a person has a heart with a conscious that loves God then he/she will do everything within their power to keep from committing the same sin. Some are extremely hard to overcome.

When something is good and I mean really good then it’s hard to give it up. It has a hold on you in all the right places. The temptation always comes at the right moment without fail.

It never lets up and never lets go.

You need help! You need Gods help! The only help that will give you the willpower and strength to overcome that overbearing and overpowering sin in your life.

Find Jesus by reading the King James Bible.

Jesus shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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Are you ready to allow Jesus, the Son, to make you free?

04-16-2012 – Is Sin Your Master? John 8:34

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Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. John 8:34

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Are you the servant of sin? Is sin controlling your life? Is sin your master?

The way to tell if sin is your master is to have a spiritual self-checkup done. It’s not hard or complicated. Actually it’s easy to do but the results maybe devastating.

The two spiritual self-checkup examination questions to ask when you want to find out if sin is your master.

1. What do I think about most of the time throughout the day?

Your thoughts is a good indicator how sin affects you. Does it move in, setup house, and stay a while? If it does then sin is your master.

2. How do I handle what I think about? or What actions do I take according to what I think about?

Does sin show up then you immediately run it out? If you do then your are the master of sin.

Always, remember that today you maybe the master of sin but tomorrow you could be the servant. It can change at a moments notice. It’s determined by how long you commit the sin or how long the sin resides in your thinking.

Get rid of sin as quick as possible. Preferably as soon as it enters into your mind throw it out. Do not let it linger!

God is present to help you overcome the sins that control you. Seek his help because without him you’ll never overcome them. With his help you can always overcome them.

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How did your spiritual checkup turn out? Are you the master or servant of sin?

04-15-2012 – The Benefit Of Contiuning In Gods Word John 8:31

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Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; John 8:31

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There are so many benefits to continue reading, studying, and researching Gods word following Jesus until it’s time to go to heaven. Well, to many to list here in this one article.

The BENEFIT is being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Well that is not a benefit, I beg to differ.

Define disciple: A person who follows Jesus Christ learning and teaching others the word of God.

I say again that the BENEFIT of continuing in Gods word is being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Are you following Jesus? Do you let any wind of doctrine that blows by distract you from the cause of Christ.

I love benefits and this is one of the best benefits I know of is to follow Jesus Christ learning about and teaching others about him.

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04-14-2012 – Plant The Seed Luke 8:11

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Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11

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It’s time to plant seeds then fertilize and water them as they grow. If they are taken care of properly between 60 to 120 days will be harvest time.

Reaping the results of what you sowed. Enjoying every bite of the editable fruits, vegetables, or other type of food.

“The seed is the word of God.” It needs to be planted in lost people and saved people hearts and minds.

Plant the seed in a lost persons heart so that they will have the opportunity to come to know the Lord Jesus as their personal savior.

Plant the seed in a saved person heart where they can read and study it to learn how to grow as christian and what they should be doing for God.

Begin planting seeds today in the heart and minds of people.

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How do you plant Gods words in other peoples mind and heart?

04-13-2012 – Gods Word Cleanses You John 17:17

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Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17

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Verse For Thought:

Have you had a colonoscopy or know someone who did? The medication that is taken before the procedure may not taste good but it does have a purpose. It cleans your intestines and bowls out. So the gastroenterologist can provide a visual diagnosis when a flexible camera is run through them.

God’s word will do the same thing when taken on regular basis. Daily! The truth will clean your mind and heart right up. After you’ve been around sin all day being injected with pollutants then you need a good cleansing ever now and then. Daily!

Read Gods word, the “King James Bible”, the truth, to clean your mind and heart from the inside out.

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Do you read the bible daily?