In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.    John 1:1-5 ESV

Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone

”Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4-3 ESV)

How often do you feed on God’s Word?

“Some of you have so much dust on your Bible, that you can write the word Damnation on it”.  Charles Spurgeon

Our Godless Society

(Theodore Cuyler, “Wayside Springs from the Fountain of Life” 1883)

“Do not be conformed to the world.” Romans 12:2

The sin of modern civilization has been well described as “making more of status than it does of character.” But the very essence of Bible religion, is to make character everything–and conduct the test and evidence of character.

Our godless society needs a strict, pure, honest, self-denying, godly-minded church! Conformity to the world–will never convert the world! We are not to accommodate Christianity to the thought and fashion of the times–but to keep it stoutly and steadily up to its original standards. We must stand fast, not only to the faith once delivered to the saints, but to the practices which are enjoined in God’s Word.

Social life, with increase of wealth, has a trend towards demoralization. Luxury weakens morality. Popular amusements become sensualized and offer their temptations to the church. “Do not be conformed to the world” applies to the theater, the ball-room, the wine-cup, and to everything that would turn God’s earth into a “Vanity Fair.” Conformity to the world amounts, in the end, to more than the corruption of Christ’s church. It puts out the light which Christ has kindled; it destroys the very leaven which He has prepared to purify and sweeten and save a “world lying in wickedness.”

From Grace Gems

Service To The Lord

Service to the Lord should be a calling, a burning desire, a work of obedience – not a financial strategy, not a source of income and not a career move.

In 1 Corinthians 2:12-13, the Apostle Paul says, “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things FREELY GIVEN us by God. AND WE IMPART THIS IN WORDS NOT TAUGHT BY HUMAN WISDOM BUT TAUGHT BY THE SPIRIT, INTERPRETING SPIRITUAL TRUTHS TO THOSE WHO ARE SPIRITUAL.”

If you are truly saved, the Holy Spirit will teach you and qualify you as a preacher, not a man-made degree from a Bible college.

All Christians are priests. As the Bible states in Revelation 1:5-6, “and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, PRIESTS to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

Robert A. Rice

Are You A Child Of God?

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:4-10 ESV)

Are You Striving To Be In God’s Will?

If your not living to serve God, honor God and truly striving to obey God’s Word to the letter, than you are not living in God’s will. So, if you are not living in God’s will.

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1 John 5:14 ESV)

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 ESV)

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.(John 9:31 ESV)

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14:15 ESV)

…..The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16 ESV)

Robert A. Rice

the Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…..John 1:1–5 (ESV)

Have You Read – James 1:19 & 20 (ESV)

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God………James 1: 19 & 20 (ESV)

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