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May 8, 2017, 12:00 AM

Micah 6: 7-8 KJV

Micah 6: 7-8

7. Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Man truly complicates what God requires from each of us; but through the following scripture we can be reminded of the simplicity that is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Have a blessed week!




May 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Colossians 3:2 KJV

Colossians 3:2 states, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."

Each of us has a choice as to where we set our affection.  The outcome of this choice determines what is the driving force in our life and will dictate how we spend our time.  As earthly things are in opposition to heavenly things, a person can not possess an equal love for both.  The love for one will extinguish the love for the other.  If we love God supremely and want heaven to be our eternal home, then we must set our affection on things above.

“My heart is fixed oh God on Thee,
My eyes are now on things above,
From worldly yokes praise God I’m free,
My heart o’erflows with joy and love.”

My Heart Is Fixed 
by Herbert Buffum

Bro. Chris Collier




April 24, 2017, 11:00 PM

Matthew 22:36-38 (KJV)

As part of its definition of love, Webster’s 1828 dictionary states: “The love of God is the first duty of man, and this springs from just views of his attributes or excellencies of character, which afford the highest delight to the sanctified heart.  Esteem and reverence constitute ingredients in this affection, and a fear of offending him is its inseparable effect.”  Below are a few verses that this definition of the love of God brings to mind:

Matthew 22:36-38 states, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.   This is the first and great commandment."

Psalm 1:1-2 reads, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

In Romans 7:22 we read, "For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:"

While Ecclesiastes 12:13 states, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."

Romans 12:9 says, "Let love be without dissimulation.  Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

Bro. Chris Collier




April 17, 2017, 12:00 AM

The Mind of Christ

Philippians 2:5-8 states:  “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

On the surface, the concept of human beings possessing the mind of Christ may appear haughty and out of reach.  In reality, it is quite the opposite.  It is a mind of humility, obedience, and full submission to the will of God.  Not only is it within reach, it is a requirement for salvation.

The mind that Paul exhorts the congregation at Philippi to possess was demonstrated by Jesus during His prayer in the garden of Gethsemane.  Luke 22:41-42 states:  “And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:  nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

Bro. Chris Collier




April 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Passover

 It is in the celebration of the century’s old, Biblically mandated Jewish tradition of the Passover meal that we find Jesus and His Disciples gather for the last time prior to His execution. How disturbing it must have been for the Disciples to realize that Jesus was indeed going to die and that one of them had already planned to identify Him to the authorities in order to facilitate His capture. Panic and fear, fueled by the loss of their great leader in whom they had left everything to follow, must have filled the room like a fog, blinding the mind to anything but personal distress. Perhaps the thought of getting out of town immediately would have filled their minds. If He was going to be captured and executed, what about their own future? So it must not have been a friendly, joyous, personally rewarding Passover meal that they were so accustom to celebrating. In all of this confusion, we find these words of Scripture just as the meal was ending and they were preparing to leave the table after eating and talking with Jesus that fateful night.

"And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives." Matthew 26:30

Ever wonder what they might have sung? History tells us that in that period of time, lyrics from the Book of Psalms were utilized. Maybe it was one of the following passages:

"Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast." Psalm 57:1

Or

"For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock." Psalm 27:5

Or

"The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him." Psalm 34:7–9

What passage from the Book of Psalms do you think they might have sung? What reading from Psalms would you choose to encourage yourself or a friend in uncertain circumstances? Open your Bible and read some of the Psalms; it will be valuable in all seasons of your life.

Bro. Steve Gray


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