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A Cherished Possession

A Cherished Possession 1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Satan has lied to us in the down times of our lives. He has deceived us when we’ve been the most vulnerable and susceptible to physical or emotional attack. He’s lied to us about our worth in this life and whether we are valued by those we love most. The sad part is that we have listened to what he has said and allowed our hearts and minds to entertain those thoughts. We are all guilty of feeling defeated, stressed out, and lonely, from time to time. Culpable of replacing the truth of God’s Word with the harmful lies of Satan. If we listen to Satan’s lies and not to the Word of God, we will miss the joyous, radiant life Christ offers.
We cannot for one moment hope to attain self-worth from the world, the ne…

The Love of Christ

The Love of Christ Romans 8:31-39 KJV  If God be for us, who can be against us?   
To separate means to disconnect, detach, breakup, split, parting (of the ways), estrangement, rift, rupture, breach, divide. Paul declares Christ’s love for us by posing this question; "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" The fear of separation from God is not possible to those who are Christ’s. If we are truly born again by the Spirit of God, we can know and experience the boundless, unwavering love of Christ. What security this brings to the believer. There is no need to ever fear the past, the present or the future––– we are secure and protected, in the love of Christ.
God assures us that the hard things in life are working for our good and not against us. He encourages us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). God may allow the trials of life to come so that He may use them in our lives for His glory. He will never desert us, for He is closest to …

Challenging Christ

Challenging Christ Luke 10:25-29
The lawyer in Luke 10:25-29 was known as an expert in the Talmud or the Law. He was trying to test Jesus and so cuts to the chase in asking Christ an extremely important question, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answers with a question, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” The lawyer is smart and attempts to challenge Jesus. He answers with, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
This could sound as though Jesus was teaching salvation by works and what the lawyer could do to inherit eternal life. If you want to be saved under the law, then do this. It is impossible for us to be saved by keeping the law. We cannot keep the law perfectly that’s why Christ came and died for our sins on the cross. We can do nothing to inherit eternal life it has been done completely, totally and entirely by Christ for …

Have You Failed?

Have You Failed?  I Samuel 15:24  And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
Benjamin Franklin once stated, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them!”There is an example of that truth found in (I Samuel 15:3,9). Saul, the first king of Israel, had been given a divine command but he failed to obey. When he was confronted by the prophet of God, Samuel, with his disobedience, Saul refused to admit his guilt. After continued rebuke, the king finally confessed, “I have sinned,” but with his confession, he gave an excuse for empty words (I Samuel 15:24). Because of his improper response concerning his sin, Saul’s kingdom was ultimately destroyed. It is foolish to indulge in our own lust and try to make a useless attempt to conceal our guilt.
Another example of one of God’s men failing in his duty as king was David. As Is…