Which Jesus Do You Serve?

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Many American Christians are showing very little fruit of Christianity in their lives even though they claim Christ as Savior. Could it be that they are familiar with the Historical Jesus…but have no relationship with the Biblical Jesus?

Worthy is the Lamb

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Originally posted on Sara's Musings:

Eschatology_The-Coming-KingAt the beginning of Jesus Christ’s public ministry, Matthew 4:17 states,  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”In the two thousand years that have followed since that time, that message has never changed. In fact, in the very last book of the Bible, the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which speaks of the end times, he stated at the beginning of the book in a message given to the seven churches at that time (see Revelation 2-3) in Rev. 3:19-20, Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” And those words are for…

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Doing Great Things

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Originally posted on Sara's Musings:

Make a differenceWhat comes to mind when I ask what you would do if you could do one really great thing in life and there were no obstacles in your way to achieving it? I’ve heard beauty pageant contestants on TV answer that question with things like, “bring about world peace” but let’s get down to things that are more tangible. After all, we all can’t be President of the United States or come up with a cure for global warming, although some folks have gotten rich propagating the latter which I think to them might have been more important then finding a cure for global warming (which is about as tangible as bringing about world peace).

The issue, of course, is in how we define “great things.” In the several decades that I have been alive our society has changed in astounding ways, especially with the advent of technology. We can…

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Testify to Love

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Originally posted on Sara's Musings:

We are the evidenceWhat is it about love that we just don’t get? Oh sure, we may say we have love for our family (maybe, depending on what kind of family we came from) and friends (depending on if they are just the fair-weather type or if they hang in there for the long haul–and not many appear to be in that category nowadays) and maybe we even have a bit of love for others like us (defined, of course, by us and who we choose to give it to), and maybe even some left over for “them.” You know, the “them” we all love to hate, or judge, or mock, or gossip about behind their backs because they aren’t just like us. Or we want something from them that we don’t have (you know, that whole arena known as envy and/or jealousy). So we throw stones . . . .

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Champions Know How to Fail

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Originally posted on The Daily Way:

In His infinite love, God watches as we stumble along the path of life, opening His arms wide again and again to us. However, many believers are stranded along life’s narrow road because they do not know how to recover from failure. Falling into sin and disobedience leads to dangerous territory, yet God wants us to know He is the Great Redeemer. He can transform our most dismal failures into victories.

Sin has dangerous consequences. However, when we do stumble, we must remember that the shame we feel is miniscule in comparison to the love God has for us.

Our guilt should drive us to the Cross where we are reminded of God’s amazing plan of redemption. Real champions know how to get up off the ground and keep going. No matter how strong we are or how determined we are, our faith will be challenged.

Looking at our failures…

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Where The Wind Blows

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Originally posted on Sara's Musings:

I venture to say that many folks in America are familiar with the verse found in John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

However, many might not know that this verse was part of a conversation that took place between Jesus and a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council (see John 3:1-21). Let’s take a look at the entire dialogue:

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

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