Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Cry for Help

"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." - Matthew 25:40

People all of the world are crying out in their suffering for help....from our next door neighbor to the farthest reaches of the planet....what are you doing to help them?  God isn't looking for excuses....He's watching for people who will give freely of all that they have been given and bring hope to a hopeless generation.  Are you serving your brethren?  Or are you serving yourself alone?

Full Scripture Reference: Mathew 25:31-46

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Life Bursts Forth

"Life Bursts Forth"

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotton Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." - John 3:16-17

"In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."  - John 1:4

"He who has the Son (Jesus) has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.  These things I have written to you who believe in the naame 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." - 1 John 5:12-13

"Jesus said to hinm, 'I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."  -John 14:6

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Life in Barren Places

Sometimes God will take us to a barren place.  It is a place where it seems like all of our hopes and dreams have died.  A place where there seems to be only death, descay and waste.  The Israelites left Egypt full of hope for a better future.  But, as the days wore on and they continued in the wilderness, the desert place, they began to doubt God and question his purpose for them.  But, even in that barren desert, God provided food, manna from heaven, and he provided water from a spring through a rock.    Even in the desert, God provided faithfully for the people.  His faithfullness renews our hope even in the wilderness places as God teaches us how to love and follow Him.  God allows us to walk in the barren desert so that we can see who He is and His faithfulness to us.

Scripture reference:  Exodus (The story of the deliverance of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt.)