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Everyone has sinned, everyone has fallen short of the glory of God. All people at one point or another have done something or thought something they're not proud of, something that they would not like anyone else to know about, let alone God. God looks not only at our deeds, but also the desires and motives behind those deeds. And that's what Salvation is all about. We are separated from God because of our sin nature. Moreover, there are no works we can perform, which can earn our way into Heaven. Any sin no matter how small in thought or deed is punishable by Hell. In addition, good works no matter how big the sacrifice, cannot erase or remove past sin.

But the good news is God wants to have a relationship with you. And God's salvation is a free gift given by faith. And He gave you a way to receive forgiveness of all sins past, present and future! And that is His free gift of grace. We all know that 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 which is 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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Daily Bible Promises
for Sunday, August 30, 2015

God Promises He Will Meet All of Our Needs in Christ - (2nd Corinthians 9:8)

I will meet all your needs so you can overflow with good works.


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God possesses an infinite amount of grace, love and resources for His children and their service to him. Therefore God is sufficient to meet our needs for ministry. This goes hand in hand with the concept that God blesses us with talents, abilities, resources and yes even wealth so we can bless those in need around us and further the message of the Gospel. Moreover God gives us everything we need for salvation. Even through the trials we know will come we have sufficiency in Jesus for salvation and security through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that God has supplied us with what we need to remain steadfast in Christ as we grow spiritually.

In addition for the here and now when we bless others with what God has given us He promises to bless us in return. And not only bless us but bless us more abundantly that we may continue our work of the kingdom and continue growing in the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord. This is the true key to living for Christ. That is through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and His promptings in our life we follow the Lord. Giving to others what God has given to us and spreading the good news of salvation and eternal life in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord. By doing so we are blessed beyond measure as we store up treasures in heaven and help those who are lost.

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Through Faith We Pass into Adulthood, Becoming Heirs in God's Kingdom

Bible Verse Galatians 4:1-3

Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.

Commentary:

In these opening passages of chapter four Paul now elaborates on the differences between a child who is under the law and a mature believer who is now part of the family of God through faith. Paul first introduced this discussion back in chapter three starting in verse twenty-three. Paul makes the point that the purpose of the law was to prepare us to become an heir in the kingdom of God. However, in these passages the word for child differs. The Greek word "nepios" is used here which means an infant child. So what Paul is telling us is that the law introduced the perfection of God. This was then contrasted against our sins.

The law taught us, we were guilty before a Holy God, and showed us our need for a savior. The result was the law brought us to repentance and thereby prepared us to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. And with our salvation comes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and His work of spiritual growth called "Sanctification." As children, we were under the "bondage of the law." In other words, we were under obligation to the law, however, knowing we were unable to fulfill the requirements of the law. Therefore the law acted as a tutor, bringing us to repentance. And as a result, we learned about our reliance on the promises of God through faith. Knowing we could never be justified by the law.

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As Servants of Christ We Strive for Gentleness

2nd Timothy 2:24-26

And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

Jesus is Out Shelter and Our Tower

Psalm 61:2-4

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

God Searches and Knows Our Hearts

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

We Have Eternal Life in Christ

1st John 5:13-14

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Counting the Cost and Following Christ

Luke 14:27-30

And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

We Live By Faith in Jesus

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

All Fall Short; But Christ Saves

Romans 3:22-23, 6:23, 10:11-13, 10:9

For there is no difference; for all have sinned and [all] fall short of the glory of God, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. ...for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Stay Strong in Christ, Do Not Reject the Gospel

Hosea 4:6-7

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. The more they increased, The more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.

We Too Should Count the Cost

Luke 14:28

But don't begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?

We are the Light, Shinning the Gospel to Others

Matthew 5:14-15

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

The Lord is Mercy and Truth

Psalm 25:9-11

Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For Your name's sake, O Lord, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

Year of Proverbs
for Sunday, August 30, 2015

We Can Have Certainty in God's Truth Revealed in the Bible - (Proverbs 22:20-21)

Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth To those who send to you?


Reading Notes

These passages are part of a section of wise sayings. Solomon was concerned and he wanted to make sure those who read these passages understood they were reading wisdom from God. That these words written in God's book are excellent things for us; meant to provide counsel, knowledge and understanding for our growth as children of God. We have to remember the author of the Bible is God, not man. The Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the Bible using their own life experience and individual personalities to record the things necessary to reveal God's plan of redemption for all mankind.

Therefore the Bible helps us to understand the love of God and learn more about our creator and His revelation to us. The Bible in both the Old and New Testament speak and testify of Christ Jesus our Lord, because they speak of God's unfolding plan of redemption. In addition the scripture helps to guide us in the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord. The Bible makes it clear to us that we can obtain eternal life through Him alone by our faith in Him alone.

Year of Psalms
for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Only God Can Restore Our Lives and Give Eternal Life - (Psalm 56:3-4)

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?


Reading Notes

Here we see the alternating patterns of fear then trust, trust then no fear. Our trust should be in the Lord alone, not in men. We know that mankind can produce great evil and great good and that the world we live in is always changing; however God does not change, that is one of His attributes. God is the same yesterday, today and always, He never changes.

Moreover His love for us never changes. And for those of us whom He calls His children there is nowhere else to place our trust; but in the Lord. The one who saved us from our sins and gave us eternal life. And when we place our trust in Him, He removes our fear because with God at our side, what can flesh do? If they kill the body we are at home with the Lord and shall return with Him in glory.

Bible Principle for Today
for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our joy comes from our relationship with Christ, and our awareness of God's presence in our lives energizes the work.

Prayer for Today
for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Righteous Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you. Please shape my words and my thoughts through the Holy Spirit who is at work in me and also in my thoughts and words. I want to speak clearly, simply, honestly, and with conviction. Without the Spirit's work in my heart and mind, this will never be so. Please make it so, I pray, in Jesus' name. Amen.