“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too, am working. I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.”
In today lesson, Blackaby describes the “Bible as Your Guide” and “What is God’s Will for My Life.” It’s true that we often hear people say, “Why should I follow the laws of the bible, that’s so old fashion.” Or, “What does the bible have to do with what’s going on in my life today?”
As Christ followers God called us to be one of His followers before we even knew his name. When God calls people to follow him, he most likely won’t give you all the details of what your future will be. I know for myself if he did, I probably wouldn’t like what I’m hearing, or I may think, “How can I do any of what he needs me to do?” That’s where faith comes and the Lord knows that we lack faith and understanding when we first come to him that comes with time and studying his Word. Continue reading Jesus Is Your Role Model
Why we need “Love and Respect” – Marriages today face a mountain of challenges. Busy schedules, family-of-origin issues, work expectations, addictive behaviors, affairs and dwindling romance all conspire against healthy marriages. Often the mountain of marital problems seems insurmountable, prompting too many couples to give up and consider divorce as their best option. Continue reading Marriage is a Tool and a Test
Mt 16:24 “The cross is the pain of the self-denial required. The cross is the symbol of doing our duty, even at the cost of the most painful death. To follow Christ is to take him for our master, our teacher, our example; to believe his doctrines, to uphold his cause, to obey his precepts, and to do it though it leads to heaven by way of the cross.” Continue reading Deny Yourself
Date: January 16, 2010 Tired? Be Yoked with Jesus Scripture Readings: Gen 32:13-34:31, Matt 11:7-30, Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20 S – Scripture: Matt 11:28-30 Then Jesus said, “come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you … Continue reading What is a Yoke?
Today’s Date: January 15, 2010 Will You be “Liked”, if you Deny Christ? Reading: Gen 31:17-32:12, Matt 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18 S – Scripture: “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.” Mt 10:32-33 O – Observation: Jesus … Continue reading Will You be Liked, if you Deny Christ?
Today’s Date: January 13, 2010 Are You Open to Discipline? Reading: Gen 28 – 29:35, Matt 9:18-38, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12 S – Scripture: Proverbs 3:11-12 “My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be upset when he corrects you. For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.” O – Observation: I … Continue reading Are You Open to Discipline?
January 11, 2010 “Get Over Yourself” Reading: Gen 24:52-26:16, Mt 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8 S – Scripture: “ Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:7 O – Observation: “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.” If that don’t slap you in the face! Basically, ‘get over yourself.’ This is how I read this … Continue reading Get Over Yourself
Today’s Date: January 09, 2010 Building On Solid Rock: What’s Your House Built On? Reading: Gen 20- 22:1-24, Matt. 7:15-29, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22 S – Scripture: “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” Mt 7:24 O – Observation: Jesus says to “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless … Continue reading What Is Your House Built On?
Today’s Date: Jan 5, 2010 Reading: Gen 11 – 13:4, Matt 5:1-26, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28 NLT Title: Blessings Under Fire S – Scripture: Mt 5:11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. v12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great … Continue reading Blessings Under Fire