I Am Nothing

If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Cor. 13:2

Truth without love is worthless.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Satan’s Workshop

I don’t want Satan to outwit us; after all, we are not ignorant about Satan’s scheming.” – 2 Cor. 2:11 

SATAN’S WORKSHOP.

J.A. James, speaking of the power of the press in 1848.

(What would he say about today’s media?)

“The press has a great power for evil. Infidel and immoral writers are pouring forth a deluge of skepticism and vice, which are depositing a poisonous and toxic slime over the minds of the people. 

Let it be imagined, if imagined it can be, what must be the state of multitudes in this country, when millions of pestiferous publications are annually going out among the masses of our population. Let the minds of all Christian people dwell upon . . .
  the insult offered to God,
  the ruin brought upon souls,
  the injury done to morals, and
  the mischief perpetrated in the nation, 
by such a state of things!

These ungodly publications originate from Satan’s Workshop, and reflect the scenes of that dreadful laboratory of mental poison! These authors, printers, publishers, booksellers, vendors, by myriads, are all busy and indefatigable–to do what? 
To destroy the Bible, 
to corrupt the mind,
to pull down the cross, 
to dethrone God, 
to subvert true religion, 
to turn man into a speaking brute, 
to overturn all morality, 
to poison the springs of domestic happiness, 
to dissolve the ties of social order, 
to involve our country in ruin! 

Satan, and all his emissaries upon earth, are in earnest in ruining men’s souls!

We have an evil to contend with . . .
  so gigantic in its strength,
  so diffused in its influence all around us, 
  so infectious and malignant in its effects!

The enemy is coming in like a flood! 
Infidelity and immorality are invading us!

The alarm bell must be rung!”

Ref: https://www.sermonaudio.com/solo/gracegems/sermons/813082132156/

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Merry Heart = A Continual Feast

he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” – Prov. 15:15

The joyful person’s condition is an unceasing banquet.

The joyless person’s condition is an unceasing famine.

True joy is found in the Lord.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lord Is Near

“The Lord is near.” – Phil. 4:5

This is true in both time and space.

Jesus is near in time (His return is immanent.)

Jesus is near in space (His presence is close).

Never forget the nearness of the Lord.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Help From God

“Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand.” Acts 26:22

That’s my testimony too.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Theology of Thanksgiving

Here is the theology of thanksgiving.

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.” – Psa. 100

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

Here is the moving testimony of a martyr from Zimbabwe:

“I’m a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of His and I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I’m done and finished with low-living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.

My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way rough, my companions few, but my guide is reliable and my mission is clear.

I will not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of the adversary. I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.

I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He does come for His own, He’ll have no problems recognizing me. My colors will be clear!”

– Author anonymous

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do Not Love the World

Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” – 1 John 2:15

Walking in the light excludes all love of the world.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Redeeming the Time

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Eph. 5:16

Time once lost can never be recovered. Redeem it.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can These Bones Live?

He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?‘ And I answered, ‘O Lord GOD, You know.'” – Ezekiel. 37:3

God alone has the power by which such a wonder could occur.

Posted in Christian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment