Thursday, January 28, 2010

Promises Applied to our Unbelief

Ephesians 1:3
NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Do you see yourself as already blessed in Christ? Many people don't realize what God has already made available to us through Jesus Christ. To acknowledge Jesus as "Lord" is a lot more than a ticket to heaven; it's a gateway to tap into blessings that God HAS ALREADY given you. Whether in hardship or in triumph, our heavenly Father has given you and I everything that we need to walk on this earth. His promises applied to our unbelief can reap amazing benefits!

Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

He has Overcome

John 16:33:
33I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

"Through many dangers toils and snares,
we have already come,
Twas Grace that brought us safe thus far,
and Grace will lead us Home.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
we shall posses within the veil,
a life of joy and peace!

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me,
i once was lost but now i'm found,
was blind but now i see."

Friday, January 15, 2010

Don't Be a Tucky

The guys at Sovereign Grace crack me up some times. Here is a little gem from Randy Alcorn.

When I was growing up, there lived in my neighborhood a large dog named Tucky. When it came to chasing cars, Tucky had an unusual technique. Rather than running behind or alongside a vehicle in the traditional fashion, Tucky would run straight at the side of a moving car and ram the door with his head. This may have scared the wits out of many a driver, but it also took its toll on Tucky, especially his looks.

Now, Tucky had good intentions, for chasing cars was an honorable practice among the neighborhood dogs. But he was undisciplined in the chase, and his method lacked wisdom. Stuck in a bad habit, he never learned from his mistakes. One day, to everyone’s dismay and no one’s surprise, Tucky met his match against a well-armored pickup truck.

Don’t be a Tucky. Be a disciple. Allow the spiritual disciplines to train you in wisdom and the ways of God. Over time you’ll be better able to identify God’s will in specific situations, and you’ll be prepared to act accordingly.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lord of the Past

"Every harsh word spoken;
every promise ever broken to me
Total recall, of data in the memory
Every tear that has washed my face;
every moment of disgrace I have known
Every time I've ever felt alone
Lord of the here and now;
Lord of the come what may
I want to believe somehow
that you can heal these wounds of yesterday
So now I'm asking you,
to do what you want to do
Be the Lord of my past."

- Bob Bennett