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 shoud do as I have done for you."
John 20:21 -- Just as the Father has sent me forth so I am sending you.
This is certainly a command of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 10, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments
Philippians 3:17 -- "Brethern, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us."
Paul faced a major problem in the first century. False teachers had slipped into the Church. The apostle warned the Philippians, and us by extension, to recognize the differences between a true man of God and a deceptive teacher or prophet. Without any sense of false humility, Paul declared that both his…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 9, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments
John 6:55,56,60 -- "For my flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, 'this is a hard saying; who can understand it?'"
John 6:63 -- "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life."
Added by Albert Finch on June 8, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments
Matthew 20:26-28 - Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 7, 2010 at 6:17pm — No Comments
Knowing Where We Are Called To Be
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."
Added by Albert Finch on June 6, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Alternative to the Usual Place
1 Samuel 3:1 -- "In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions."
If Eli could not hear from God, the people would not receive messages from Him.
The only words that we receive that are of help to people are words from God. If we don't spend time listeningto Him, then we will receive not words by which we…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 5, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments
1 John 2:15 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Someone said, "You can look, but don't touch." This is bad advice. There is much visual distraction today. It's easy to be lured away into worldly thinking and be deceived by the enemy by (continually) looking at something that is beneath a Christian's…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 4, 2010 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty."
Jesus lived a life of of prayer, and when He needed dedicated prayer time He would send crowds and, most likely, potential resources away so that He could be with the Father. As a result He would not move, speak, or do anything that the Father did not ask Him to do.
Our talking and listening to the…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 3, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Exodus 12:13 -- Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you.....
On the night of the first Passover, many of the children of Israel were probably anxious.
They may have said "Yes! We were told to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of our home and everything would be all right. Is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 2, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments
I am grateful that I have the power to labor for the spiritual lives of others.
I am grateful that God is glorified in me.
I am grateful dear heavenly Father that I receive the blessings of Abraham and the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ.
I am grateful that I am in Christ Jesus.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on June 1, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Romans 1:1 - "Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ called to be an apostle, separated unto the Gospel of God."
Many are called, but we are never separated. That separation is a threefold thing:
First: The New Creation separates us from the old life.…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 31, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:13 - And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
There is no temptation or sin in heaven. This prayer does not imply that God wants to tempt us. We know from James 1:13 that it is impossible for God to entice us to sin.
This kind of praying is important because it requires us to face our need for grace. It helps us to align our heart with heaven -- one of…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 30, 2010 at 7:03pm — 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 SEE IN ME THIS SAME JESUS.
IF I WOULD DRAW MEN TO CHRIST IN HEAVEN, THEY MUST BE EYEWITNESSES OF CHRIST IN ME. BUT, IF I HAVE…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 29, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments
I love You, God, because You first loved me. (1 John 4:19)
You sent Your only begotten Son, Jesus, to this earth out of Your love for me and for others. I have believed on Him and now, I will not perish - I have everlasting life. You did not send Jesus to condemn me, but to save me, and I thank You for that! (John 3:16,17)
God, if You loved me that much, I…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 28, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Ephesians 6:12 -- "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
The reality is that we're in battle. We're being prevailed against. Some of us are "losing" in the fight against sin and sickness, disease and death. Some of us are losing the battle for our kids to know Jesus. Some…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 27, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Genesis 7:4 - For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
The ark had only one door, symbolic of Christ who is the only door to reach God. There came a day, prior to the flood, when they were told to enter the ark, and shut themselves in.
Just as Noah was able to rest…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 26, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments
1 Peter 2:9 -- "For you have been chosen by God Himself -- you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God's very own -- all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light."
We know we are a priesthood, chosen by God, possessed by God, holy like God and royal to God. We have immediate access to Him and we…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 25, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments
A TAKE, ON HIDDEN RICHES
Is. 45:1-3; Lk. 15.…
Added by Pastor Godfrey Mulonde on May 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
1 Samuel 17:46 - This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; 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 saveth 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 May 24, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments
John 1:38,39 -- Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, "What seek Ye?" They said unto Him, "Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest Thou?" He saith unto them, "Come and see."
There are many reasons one comes to Christ. Yet, as the Lord asked John and James, so He asks each of us:
What are you seeking in life?
What goals compel…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on May 23, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments