Your entire Thanksgiving Feast summed up in one verse. 1 Thessalonians 5:18: In everything give thanks for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus. You, through Christ are in God’s will and can give thanks in everything. Be thankful in everything.
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Are you a member of the body of Christ? Then, how much do you really love your family?
Let’s listen to the Apostle Paul as he gives 6 different warm words of affection towards his family in Philippi. He called them Brethren, Beloved, he calls them his Joy and his Crown, he calls them his Longed For and then again he calls them his Brethren. But the key is the first word of the verse, Therefore. Why? Because in 3:20 Paul says “we are citizens of heaven.” You see, heavenly citizens treat each other differently. Why? We act different, we think different, we look different. Why? Because we’re citizens of heaven and we’re longing for Christ to come back. Therefore, we treat each other different.
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“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
Humility should be one of the primary marks of an authentic Christian, and it is repeated throughout both the Old and the New Testaments. The Psalmist says, “One who has a haughty look and a proud heart, him I will not endure” (Ps. 101:5), while James reminds us that, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (4:6). I think John the Baptist put it most succinctly when he said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (Jn. 3:30).
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Recently we witnessed the total depravity of man manifest in Las Vegas. Here On the month of the 500th year anniversary of the reformation.
Depraved – debauched sin rocks sin city. In the middle of a big country music concert a deranged Gunman killed over 57 people & wounded over 500. What was his motivation? All the media outlets are wondering What drove him to it? The same thing that plagues all of us in Adams fallen race-sin or total depravity as the reformers called it.
Hence Romans 3:23 & Romans 6:23.
A graphic reminder of our desperate need for the Savior and our need to pray for and support all the ministry happening today in sin city.
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Write it down, memorize it, meditate on it, that’s 1:21… Philippians 1:21. Writing from prison, Paul writes the epistle of joy, he sums up his life statement by saying, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” Paul wanted to know Christ (Philippians 3:10). This was his passion. Fill in the blanks in your life… For me to live is _____, to die is _____. If Christ is in that first blank, then dying is gain. Knowing Him is everything! Being with Him, intimacy with Christ, knowing Him and making Him known and if you know Christ and experience Him daily, then dying will be gain. It was for Paul, how about YOUR mission?
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When are people going to stop disrespecting other people? The only kneeling that brings healing has nothing to do with the national anthem! Check out Stu’s new Tru Commentary here >>> http://bit.ly/2fAfCwf
What are your chains? And how could Paul say in Philippians 1:13, “My chains are in Christ”?
I’ve been absolutely fascinated with this little phrase from Paul in Philippians 1, verse 13 where he says my chains, my bonds…are in Christ. Here he goes to Rome to preach the Gospel and ends up going as a prisoner chained, in house arrest, to a Roman guard.
Things may not have seemed to turn out like he had hoped, but he says this has happened to the furtherance of the Gospel. Whatever your chains are, whatever rough stuff you’re going through, remember, God has you in that mess to spread His message! Can you say with Paul, “My chains are in Christ?” If you’re in Christ, you can say that. Trust Him today and let Him break every chain in your life.
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The presence of God equals the absence of worry. You can’t have it both ways. So often we connect Philippians 4: 6-7, but we don’t connect Philippians 4: 5-6, which says “The Lord is at hand” and then in verse 6, “be anxious for nothing.” God’s presence, imminence, His existence in my life goes dead against all my worries and all my troubles.
The real question is, “How big is your God?” Because the Lord is at hand, we should worry about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication make your requests be made known unto Him and His peace will guard your hearts. Remember how big your God is and your worries will become really small.
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