Monday, April 15, 2013

THE MOST FAMOUS MAN WHO EVER LIVED

There are a whole lot of people in this world who don’t know who Jesus Christ is or anything about Him. On CNN news, concerning Easter, an article appeared that said, quote: “Jesus Christ is the most famous man who ever lived and there is little that is known about Him.” What a perfect example of people who have never taken the time to learn about the most famous person in the world.
God created the heavens and the earth. This includes the universe and the beautiful planet earth that we dwell upon. That covers a lot right there! He created the heaven in which He resides also. All this He created for one great purpose. He created it all for man.
( John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.)
Jesus was the Creator of all things in the beginning. He also created man in His own image. (Genesis 1:27) Man was the center piece of His creation. Man was the reason for it all. Jesus wanted man to eventually receive Him into his life and live eternally with Him in glory and Jesus will share His throne with man. (Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.)
How unselfish and great is that? Why would anyone not want that? Could it be that they just don’t know about Jesus Christ as CNN news reported. There are Christian Churches all over the world. They have services every Sunday. All people are welcome to attend at any time. You can learn all about Jesus. There is no reason not to. Be prepared to live in a world where there are no wars, crime, drug use, hunger, or diseases. There will be no limit to what you can see, smell, feel, and hear. There will be no night. There will be no need for gravity. There will only be joy, peace, and happiness.
This is a very short description of Jesus Christ. But if you really want the whole picture, find a private place and get on your knees say to Jesus, “Show me! I want to know more about the most famous man who ever lived.”

Friday, March 1, 2013

THE TEARS OF JESUS

Jesus cries over us everyday as He looks upon mankind and desires that we join with Him and not live in poverty, sickness and disease or war with one another in hatred toward their neighbors. Evil abounds in the world and love turns cold. And all this is not necessary, but mankind refuses to accept that there is a God who loves them and continue to send emissaries from nation to nation to decide what is going to happen to billions of people here on earth because they think they know what is best for them. They covet their power too much and will destroy themselves to try to keep it.
(Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!)

Jesus loves all people and created all things for people to enjoy. He meant for all to have all His blessings in great abundance. Jesus doesn’t want anything bad for anyone. Jesus laid it all out for all to see and decide for them selves whether to live in peace, have everything they need in abundance, have good health, be happy and literally live forever. Read what He taught and see for your selves. Jesus offers perfection, utopia, and royalty to those who will believe on Him.
(2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work) (Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.)

Jesus came to this earth and gave His life so that we could have all things that He created and prepared for us. How much greater love and concern can one have for another than to give one’s life for them so they can have blessings beyond understanding? Why would anyone think that believing in Jesus is bad for them? What fault do you find in a God who wants to give you everything?
(3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.)

Just like Jesus wept over the death of His friend Lazurus before He raised him from the dead, Jesus weeps over us today because of His great love for us and He wants to raise us up from the dead and give us eternal life with Him.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Build on the Rock



Build on the Rock

Everything that is built needs to be built on a strong foundation, even your life.

Matthew 7:24-27 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."

1 Corinthians 10:4 … and that Rock was Christ.

John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People

When Jesus chooses you and invites you into His spiritual house, you have to decide if you want the Kingdom and all it’s glory or not. It’s your choice. Jesus is willing to give you the Kingdom as a free gift and the gift is huge.

1Peter 2:4-5 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

My prayer for those who read this message is that you pray about it, count the cost, and accept what God created you for in the beginning. The fearful man who is afraid despises the Lord God and has no part with Him. (Revelations 21:7-8 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.) But have faith in Christ and all will be yours.
In Jesus name, amen!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking



Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
Why not ask God to bless you? It is easy. Just ask God in prayer. That is how you knock on His door.
Matthew 7:7-11 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
My prayer is that someone will understand that God doesn’t force you or demand that you do anything. But He invites you to dine with Him.
In Jesus name amen!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

ENTER INTO THE JOY OF YOUR LORD



ENTER INTO THE JOY OF YOUR LORD

There is a day coming when we shall see Jesus as He is and we will be as He is. (1 John 3:2) We will be in the Kingdom that He promised to us and He said that He was going to prepare a place for us in heaven. The joy we will have is really beyond human description because we cannot grasp the awesome difference between heaven and earth. His appearance is will be vastly changed. Giving us an idea of what is in store for us.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A CLOSE CALL WITH ETERNITY


Guadalupe River At Canyon Lake, TX

A Close Call With Eternity

On the last Saturday of December 2005, I took my twelve-foot v-bottom aluminum boat out on the Guadalupe River about a mile before it ran into Canyon Lake, that is located in the Texas Hill Country, in the hopes of that some white bass might be running. I had a 9.9 Mariner outboard motor that I knew was a little too powerful for such a lightweight boat. But I generally ran it about half speed when traveling to and from my favorite fishing spot. For the whites I kept my speed as slow as the boat would travel for trolling.

On this particular day, as I was heading out to my fishing hole, tragedy suddenly reared its ugly head.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ABIDING IN CHRIST


ABIDING IN CHRIST

First in a series of the teachings of Jesus

John 15:4-10

To abide in Christ Jesus we need a solid foundation in God’s word remaining in the faith and enduring all things for Christ. We must always hold onto the hope of the gospel that was shared with us when we first believed.   

Jesus is the source of eternal life for all who believe. He gives us His Spirit as a payment of earnest until our redemption at His second coming. Our fruit is found in Him. Hosea 14:8, Ephesians 2: 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Jesus purchased us with His blood; He abides in us with His Holy Spirit and does good works through us. We are abiding in the body of Christ.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A GOOD PRIZE DRAWS MORE OPPONENTS


A GOOD PRIZE DRAWS MORE OPPONENTS
When you take hold of an opportunity and find yourself facing many opponents, then you most surely made the right decision.  
1 Corinthians 16: 9 because a door of great opportunity stands wide open for me, but there are many opponents.
If encircled by opponents lay into them!
Philippians 1:28  and by not being intimidated in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of their destruction, but of your salvation --- a sign which is from God.
To achieve your goal you must resist with a craving to win!
1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win.
Don’t worry and show no fear for you will be rewarded!
Psalms 49:5 Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the sinful deeds of deceptive men threaten to overwhelm me?
16 Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies!
Be of good courage for when you seek your goal and you find yourself surrounded by many opponents the goal is made that much more desirable.


ACTS 2:38 ...“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DO YOU KNOW WHAT BEARING THE CROSS OF JESUS MEANS?

Six times in the New Testament Jesus commands us to take up our cross and follow Him. This was a very important command because He also said that anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Him was not worthy of Him.

Since Jesus has yet to be crucified on the cross at this time, what cross is He talking about?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

PRESIDENT OBAMA UNWHITTINGLY BRINGS JUDGMENT TO THIS NATION

President Obama is the highest ruler in America and the most powerful in the world. He is held accountable by God more than anyone else. He will be judged according his works while he is alive on the earth. He is in a grave situation! He has brought judgment to our nation by endorsing same sex marriages. For him to do this from his high position means he has snubbed his nose at God who has placed him in the position of president. That decision will be his undoing. The Bible demonstrates how God has dealt with others who made similar mistakes.
Romans 13:1  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.