The God of Peace

Posted: September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20‭-‬21 NASB
http://bible.com/100/heb.13.20-21.NASB

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You too be patient…

Posted: August 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pray in faith

Posted: August 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

In the name of the Lord

Posted: August 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord ‘ s and He will give you into our hands.”

1 Samuel 17:45‭-‬47 NASB
http://bible.com/100/1sa.17.45-47.NASB

Boast in the Lord!

Posted: August 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

What great confidence David had in the Lord his God. May we also share his confidence. This is not boasting in self achievement but boasting in the greatness of his God!

And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”

1 Samuel 17:37 NASB
http://bible.com/100/1sa.17.37.NASB

My portion, my good

Posted: August 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.

My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord G od my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.
Psalms 73:25‭-‬28 NASB
http://bible.com/100/psa.73.25-28.NASB

Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Romans 7:4 NASB
http://bible.com/100/rom.7.4.NASB

“In a spirit of thankfulness let me recall the mercies you lavished on me, O my God to you let me confess them.  May I be flooded with love for you until my very bones cry out, ‘who is like you, O Lord?’ Let me offer you a sacrifice of praise, for you have snapped my bonds.  How you broke them I will relate, so that all your worshippers who hear my tale may exclaim, ‘blessed be the Lord, blessed in heaven and on earth, for great and wonderful is His name!'”

Confession for Augustine was not so much about telling God what he had done wrong (certainly not mediated through a Priest as is common today in Catholic circles – Augustine recognized only One Mediator, the Man Christ Jesus).  To the contrary, his confession was intended to praise God for all of the good that He had done in his life to the end that all of God’s people would in turn praise Him for His mighty works.

The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.

-Jonathan Edwards

“It was because we were weak and unable to find the truth by pure reason that we needed the authority of the sacred scripture; and so I began to see that you would not have endowed them with such authority among all nations unless you had willed human beings to believe in you and seek you through them.”