IS THAT JESUS KNOCKING?

A friend put this piece on Facebook and I thought I would share it with everyone. It comes from the book, “Storms of Life”, an easy-reading commentary on the Meaning of Life, written by Don Givens, PhD. and a Foreword by country music star Randy Travis. Here is what it said:

SALVATION: GOD’S REMEDY FOR SIN

HEBREWS 6:13-20 (KJV)

I will begin with Hebrews 6 verses 13-18 where it talks about the promise that God made to Abraham. He sealed this promise with two immutable things “in which [it was] impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18).” In other words, God’s promise would come to pass. If He said it, it was as good as done.

THE TWO IMMUTABLE THINGS

13) For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

14) Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

HIDE YOURSELF IN CHRIST.

This is a true story. One day as I was reading the Bible I came across this verse:

COLOSSIANS 3:3 (Speaking of the saved person)

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”

Something about that verse impressed me. So, I jotted down the reference and wrote the phrase “hidden in Him” on a folded piece of notebook paper that was on the dining table. I decided that I was going to investigate that verse when I had the time. My main focus would be on the second sentence in that verse.

A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WISDOM

I will start with the following verse:

PROVERBS 2:6 (KJV)

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.

PAUL’S STRUGGLE WITH SIN

THE LAW vs. GRACE

Before I begin talking about Paul’s struggle, I would like to differentiate between the Law and Grace. The Law tells us what we should or should not do. If a person so much as breaks one of God’s laws, that person immediately comes under condemnation. Why? It is because the Law demands perfection. Grace on the other hand is God’s unmerited favor. A person gets something he or she does not deserve. For belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior a person can be forgiven of his or her sins and put in right standing with God.

UNDER LAW vs. UNDER GRACE

TAKE A LOAD OFF YOURSELF: FORGIVE THE OFFENDER

I have no intention of covering every aspect of forgiveness. That would take more words than I care to put on this page. I just want to talk about a few things that have come to me lately.

1). A OUOTE

A man named Alexander Pope said these words, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” What he was saying is this: When someone offends you or sins against you, to forgive that person is a divine attribute of God. It is certainly not the way of the natural man.

2). WHY SHOULD I FORGIVE?

THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS ONE GOD

The purpose of this post is to inform.

To begin with, the word ONE does not necessarily mean the number 1, or one thing. I want to suggest to you that one can mean more than one. Here are some definitions that I took from Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary printed in 1963 from page 589: Entry 1, definition 3b, part (1) says “CONSTITUTING A UNIFIED ENTITY OF TWO, OR MORE COMPONENTS”; entry 3, definition 1 says “THE NUMBER DENOTING UNITY.” Keep these definitions in mind as you continue reading.

CHRISTIANS WORSHIP ONE GOD

A CHILD’S LOVE FOR GOD

I have mentioned something about my young granddaughter in one of my posts. I said she had a heart for God. Here is something she wrote, which I have placed in one of her photo albums. She may have been 7, when she wrote it. She’s 9 now.

ADAM AND EVE VS. THE LORD’S SUPPER

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Let’s step back into the Garden of Eden for a moment. Take a look at Genesis 6:3:

“And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she TOOK of the fruit thereof, and DID EAT, and GAVE also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”

WHY DID JESUS WRITE ON THE GROUND?

The following passage talks about the woman caught in adultery. However, my emphasis will not be on the woman, it will be on Jesus and why He wrote on the ground in this particular situation. I’ll start with the following Scriptures.

JOHN 8:3-8

3) And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

4) They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

5) Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

 

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