Carried By Christ

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. Psalm 139:1-4

Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Life of Worship

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.

— Colossians 3:23

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

After Christmas: The wages of sin. . .

Romans 6:23 -- For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin. The word has gained unpopularity among those that reject Christ in this day and age. People don't even like to use the word anymore. Too negative of a connotation. The pleasure and profit of sin is too appealing to them, though nothing more than people ploughing iniquity, sowing vanity, and reaping the same.

The shunning of the word sin is to shun the shame that came into the world with sin. However, no matter how much our society attempts to sugar-coat wrong-doing, or pretend that the shame of sin is not there, there is still a certain effect of shame in relation to sin.

Sin is the direct disobedience of God, and the shame associated with this is so tremendous that those that reject God have done whatever they can to make sin relative, and to erase the shame. But since they have been unable to do so, now their goal is to eliminate God. They think that if there is no God, there is no sin, and ultimately: no shame.

Well, I have news for those that have decided that God is not an important part of their lives. For the sinner, the end of sin is death. Not necessarily a physical death, but a spiritual death. Though the way of sin here on Earth may seem pleasant and inviting, the end is separation from God.

But through Christ there is salvation from this death by sin. From this condemnation the believer in Jesus finds liberty. The way of the believer is up-hill, the path is narrow, thorny, and beset, but everlasting life in the presence of the Almighty God is at the end of it.

The gift of God is eternal life. And this gift is through Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ purchased it, prepared it, prepares us for it, preserves us to it; He is the All in all in our salvation.

He is the ultimate Christmas Gift.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry CHRISTmas

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Reason For The Season

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us…And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Matthew 1:23

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Servant of the Lord

Be a servant of the Lord
And do not look for a reward;
Not for glory or for fame,
Just give freely in His name. —Roworth

The motive of giving reveals the character of the giver more than the gift itself.

From my good friend, Steve, at

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Honesty's the best policy

Proverbs 11:3

Good people are guided by their honesty; treacherous people are destroyed by their dishonesty.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Majesty of Jesus Christ

"Sir," they said, "We would like to see Jesus." - John 12:21

". . . we were eyewitnesses of his majesty." - 2 Peter 1:16

Friday, December 07, 2007

Indescribable - Chris Tomlin

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Matthew 14:23

He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

. . . Practice being alone with Christ! It is written that when they were alone He expounded all things to His disciples. Do not wonder at the saying; it is true to thine experience. If thou wouldst understand thyself send the multitude away. Let them go out one by one till thou art left alone with Jesus. . . . Has thou ever pictured thyself the one remaining creature in the earth, the one remaining creature with all the starry worlds? In such a universe thine every thought would be "God and I! God and I!" And yet He is as near to thee as that -- as near as if in the boundless spaces there throbbed no heart but His and thine. Practice that solitude, O my soul! Practice the expulsion of the crowd! Practice the stillness of thine own heart! Practice the solemn refrain "God and I! God and I!" Let none interpose between thee and thy wrestling angel! Thou shalt be both condemned and pardoned when thou shalt met Jesus alone! - - George Matheson

Monday, December 03, 2007

John 16:24

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

(Exodus 6:1) Now shalt thou SEE what I will do -

Saturday, December 01, 2007

When Love Came Down