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Everyone has sinned, everyone at one point or another has done something or thought something they're not proud of; something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. That is what Salvation is all about. God wants to have a relationship with you and He gave you a way to receive forgiveness from all sins past, present and future!

We know we are not perfect! Though try as we might no one can achieve perfection all or even most of the time, and God knows that! And that's why He gave us the gift of salvation through the forgiveness of sins. As the Bible says "For by grace you are saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, Not by works lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8,9)
 

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  • Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)
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  • The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2nd Chronicles 16:9)
  • Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. (2nd Thessalonians 3:5)

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Daily Bible Promises
for Thursday, December 18, 2014

God Promises He Will Uphold Us - (Psalm 37:24)

I will take hold of your hand to keep you from falling.


Reading Notes

God promises that even though we face trials and tribulations from time to time, He will always be there to uphold us and keep us from total destruction. God does not cause bad things to happen, bad things happen because of the fallen world we live in. They happen because of our sin, the sin of others, the spiritual warfare going on around us or any combination thereof.

However God does promises to use those trials to work for our good toward our eternal salvation. And as hard as it is trials can be for our own spiritual good. We cannot know the quality or sincerity of our faith until it has been tested through a trial. God can allow trials in our lives to show us and those around us the quality and sincerity of our faith as we persevere through trials in our lives.

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Jesus, God's Ultimate Gift for Us

Bible Verse John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Commentary:

The gift, given to us and remembered during the Christmas season is the birth of Jesus. We should always remember the whole purpose for His life. We should also remember the time He spent walking among us was to express the overwhelming love of God the father for us. A love displayed through His sacrifice at the Cross of Calvary.

We, who were in rebellion against God, received the greatest gift. A gift that changes lives and restores souls. The only gift that provides the guarantee of our eternal destiny. It is on this day that we celebrate the time when God, sent us His only begotten Son, who is Christ the Lord. So that we may spend eternity with Him in Heaven because of a relationship restored by the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Moses and Elijah Spoke With Jesus

Luke 9:29-31

As Jesus prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

You Were Called, Because Christ Suffered For Us

1st Peter 2:21-25

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Jesus Gave His Life for Our Freedom

John 15:12-13

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

We Are Sustained By Abiding in Christ

John 15:5-7

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Our Joy is Abiding in Christ

John 15:10-12

If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

We Are Friends and Heirs in Christ

John 15:15-16

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

We Are Not of the World, We Are of Christ

John 15:18-21

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, "A servant is not greater than his master." If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.

The Love of Christ Frees Us from Sin

John 15:22-25

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, "They hated Me without a cause."

We Are Strengthened in Christ through the Holy Spirit

John 15:26-27

But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

Jesus Our Good Shepherd

Luke 4:18

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.

Year of Proverbs
for Thursday, December 18, 2014

God Blesses Us, So We May Have Joy Blessing Others - (Proverbs 21:13)

Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.


Reading Notes

God's word here is giving us both practical and spiritual wisdom we can apply to our daily lives. First if we live life where we never reach out, never have friends, never help others then we will most likely find ourselves alone when our time of need arises; without friends and family there is no one to help us when we need it. Secondly God's blessings in our life were never meant for us to horde to ourselves. God blesses us so that we may have joy in blessing those around us and thereby spread the love of Christ to others.

This concept goes as far back as the Old Testament when God instructed farmers not to glean the corners of their field, but to leave them for the poor. God also told the farmers if you missed something do not go back and glean it again; rather leave some behind, so those who are poor or in need can go and harvest food for themselves. This Biblical concept is still expected of us today. And even though as Christians we will not face judgment; we will face Christ and His Bema Seat where we will give an account of what we did with the blessings He gave us.

Year of Psalms
for Thursday, December 18, 2014

In His Sovereignty and Love God Provides - (Psalm 65:8-10)

They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening rejoice. You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.


Reading Notes

We not only see the awesome power of God displayed in creation, but we also so it every day as the Lord continues to nourish and provide the rains and the abundance of nature. As morning comes the dawn of each new day brings God's continued blessings in the sun, rain and processes of nature which feed the earth and provide for the needs of mankind.

This image is perfectly framed for us in these passages which picture God as a daily visitor to His garden. This is especially true for us who follow Christ. Because of our faith we have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit who is always with us. He leads us, guides us and blesses us as He takes us through the process of sanctification whereby we grow in Christ and the knowledge of His word on a daily basis.

Bible Principle for Today
for Thursday, December 18, 2014

If we obey God and follow His will, we can leave of the consequences to Him, He knows the beginning from the end and His thoughts for us are thoughts of peace and not evil to give us a hope and joy through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer for Today
for Thursday, December 18, 2014

Father, thank you for making me a part of something so precious, so awesome, as the bodily presence of the Lord. Please help each person in our church family to find his or her gifts of service and to use those gifts in ways that touch others with your grace and that bring you glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.