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Yielding Our Rights

Yielding to God

Anger is opposite of meekness.  We want meekness to be a predominant characteristic in our nature, rather than anger.  The Bible puts great importance on being meek.  The Bible states, that the meek will have good judgment because, “The meek will He guide in judgment: the meek he will teach his ways” (Ps 25:9).  “The meek will inherit the earth” (Ps 37:11).  The meek will respond to the gospel, “He came to preach good tiding to the meek” (Isaiah 61:1).  The meek will have special joy: “The meek shall increase their joy” (Isaiah 29:19).  The meek will understand Continue reading

Resurrection Day

Photo Jesus Resurrection 2Luke 24:44-51  “Then he said, “”When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me by Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must all come true.”” “Then he opened their minds to understand these many Scriptures. And he said, “”Yes, it is was written long ago that the Messiah must suffer and die and rise again from the dead on the third day. With my authority, take this message of repentance Continue reading

Adding to Our Faith: Virtue

awesome-power-of-faith2_t 2 Peter 1:5-11: Expounds upon the importance of adding to your faith certain attributes that we should develop in order to become overcoming Christians.  The Bible says, the purpose of adding these attributes is so that we will not be useless, unfruitful, blind, short-sighted, and fall back into former sins.  We need these virtues added to our faith in order to make our calling and election sure, never stumbling.

This article describes virtue in some detail so that we may know that we have it operating in our own lives.  We are to add these certain qualities in 2 Peter 1:5-11 diligently; which Continue reading

Beautiful Bouquet

a-bouquet-of-roses-40487I want you to picture in your mind –flowers– beautiful flowers!  There is a garden full of flowers which include roses, gardenias, tulips, daisies, carnations, lilies, marigolds, violets, orchids and so forth.  Each one of you is like one of those beautiful flowers.  You have been created uniquely by God to give off a beautiful and special fragrance all your own.  You are not like anyone else, you are uniquely Continue reading

Delight in the Lord

Psalm 37:4 ( Real Delight in the Lord ) “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  This is  most likely one of the most misquoted scriptures in modern day Christianity.  You will hear prosperity preachers use this verse to speak words of encouragement about finances, getting rich, attaining material possessions and having instant gratification.  However, the verse is extremely clear in the first part of the scripture.  It says “delight in the Lord”, meaning to “abide in Him” or to “take Joy in the Lord”, meaning that you are literally seeking the Lord and seeking HIS desires.

When we take delight, it is often times at something that is planned, done, or told to us.  Therefore, it can even come in times of obedience.  It is easy to say “Thank you God, you are amazing” when things are going well, but to “delight” in the Lord during times Continue reading