Acts 3:6,7 -- But Peter said, silver and gold I do not have; but what I do have, that I give to you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk! Then he took hold of the man's right hand with a firm grip and raised him up. And at once his feet and ankle bones became strong and steady.
Part of the problem is this: we are accustomed only to doing things for God that are not impossible. If…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Some people that attend church are looking for "Christian Counseling" but what would be more beneficial in most circumstances would be discipleship equipping. That would involve focusing on their spiritual condition rather than their personal problems.
Areas that involve discipling are:
1. Understanding their inheritance in Christ and who they are in…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Psalm 50:11,14,23 - Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.
The terms of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 29, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Ephesians 1:19-23 -- "I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Psalm 119:105,111 -- Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
The attitude of those who live from the triumph of Christ is different than those who live under the influence of their past.
The only part of the past that we have legal access to…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 27, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Ephesians 5:14-18 - "Wake up from your sleep, and arise from the dead, And Christ shall shine upon you. Live life with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the evils of these days. Don't be vague but grasp firmly what you know to be the will of the Lord."
As believers, we are instructed to live…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Xmas is All About Christ
The third century Church used the Greek Letters Chi ("X") and Rho ("P") – the first two letters in the Greek speaking of the word "Christ," and sometimes "X" by itself to represent Christ. In religious art of the Renaissance and Medieval periods it was quite common to see these intertwined letters "X" and "P" in paintings of Christ. It is believed that this is the origin of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 25, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Luke 10:38-40 - As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!
Many people have…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 23, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Matthew 12:35 - "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things."
Who did Jesus say brings it forth?
The good man from the good deposit of his heart brings it forth.
What you deposit in your heart is what will come forth, for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.…
Added by Albert Finch on December 22, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Matthew 15:32 -- And Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "I feel compassion for the multitude, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat."
People saw in Jesus meekness, unlimited power and perfect love. If I would win souls, people must…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
Hebrews 6:1 - "Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity."…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
John 15:5 - I am the vine; your are the branches......apart from Me you can do nothing.
We were born to consult God to find out His purpose for our lives so that we can discover our vision.
Revelation 1:8 - I am the Alpha and the Omega.
God is not only the Author of our vision, but also…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Joshua 6:2 - "And the Lord said unto Joshua, See. I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king therof, and the mighty men of valour."
When the children of Israel entered the Promised Land ten cities stood as obstacles in their way. The first of these cities was Jericho. Israel was not yet an army -- they were simply a group of desert wanderers with a promise. They had no army. Their resources…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 18, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
1 Samuel 17:46 -- "This day will the Lord deliver you into my hands; and I will smite you, and take your head from you; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For i know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Psalm 29: David’s Breakthrough Psalm
A Psalm of David.
Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name;
Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The LORD is over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
The voice of the LORD is full of…
Added by Albert Finch on December 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
All fear is rooted in the notion that God's promises won't come to pass. Fear of poverty is really fear that Philippians 4:19 (concerning God providing all my needs) won't work. Fear of sickness is really the fear that 1 Peter 2:24 (concerning God's promise to Heal me) won't work.
Added by Albert Finch on December 12, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
John 13:13-15 -- Jesus said, "You call me 'Teacher and Lord' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I , your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. You also should wash one another's feet. I have set you and example that you should do as I have done for you."
John 20:21 -- Just as the Father has sent me forth so I am sending you.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 11, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Matthew 9:36 - But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
COMPASSION IS A DEEP YEARNING THAT RESPONDS TO THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE.
JESUS' LIFE ON EARTH WAS A PICTURE OF COMPASSION IN ACTION. HIS WHOLE MINISTRY WAS DRIVEN BY IT.
IT WAS COMPASSION THAT…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, 'Now go out where it is DEEPER, and let down your nets to catch some fish.'" - Luke 5:4
When Jesus asked Simon to go farther out into the deeper water He was asking Simon to go back out to his place of failure and try again. When any of us fail, the last place we want to return is the place of our failure. The world system says to avoid such places. God asks us to engage them one more…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on December 8, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments