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  • Gentleness: Power Under Control - Devotional

    01/17/2021 6:25:03 AM PST · by metmom · 5 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). The antidote to our vengeful, violent society is biblical gentleness. A popular bumper sticker says, “Don’t Get Mad—Get Even.” People demand what they perceive to be their rights, no matter how the demand harms others. Some go to court to squeeze every last cent out of those who hurt them. More and more violent crimes are committed each year. We need a strong dose of biblical truth to cure these attitudes. The biblical solution is gentleness. The world might interpret gentleness or meekness as cowardice, timidity, or lack...
  • Psalm 118:24 - Rejoice and be glad

    01/17/2021 2:38:52 AM PST · by ResistorSister
    The Holy Bible - NKJV ^ | January 17, 2021 | Anonymous
    This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
  • Contentment: How to Enjoy it - Devotional

    01/16/2021 12:54:16 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Let your way of life be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,’ so that we confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6). Your relationship with God allows you to enjoy genuine contentment. In view of yesterday’s lesson, you may be asking, “But how can I enjoy contentment and be satisfied with what I have?” You can begin by realizing God’s goodness and believing that He...
  • Ephesians 5:15-16 - Walk in Wisdom

    01/16/2021 4:38:20 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV ^ | January 16, 2021 | Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God
    See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  • The Commencement Of The Last Days...Joel 7

    And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come...
  • The Opposite of Covetousness - Devotional

    01/15/2021 6:19:41 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Let your way of life be free from the love of money, being content with what you have” (Hebrews 13:5). If you are content with what God has given you, you will not be a person who is covetous or a lover of money. I once had a man come into my church office and confess the sin of gluttony. When I told him he did not look overweight, he answered, “I know. It is not that I eat too much but that I want to. I continually crave food. It’s an obsession.” Covetousness is very similar to that man’s...
  • Matthew 14:29-30 - The Wind was Boisterous

    01/15/2021 5:00:09 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 1 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV ^ | January 15, 2021 | Matthew
    So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
  • Evangelical Elite Trample Trump Deplorables

    01/14/2021 6:30:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/14/21 | Jules Gomes
    White 'born-again' leaders trade gospel for identity politics CAROL STREAM, Illinois ( - Elite white evangelicals have launched vicious attacks on Trump 'deplorables,' claiming that the Capitol Hill "atrocity" was "brought to us by the white, evangelical church in America." Belying the religious, racial and class diversity of Trump's supporters, evangelicals like clergywoman Tish Harrison Warren are accusing the "white American church" and the "heresy of Christian nationalism" for the Epiphany protest. Parade of Trump-Bashers Writing in the flagship evangelical magazine Christianity Today (CT), Warren noted that "the symbols of faith — Jesus' name, cross and message — have been...
  • Identifying with Those in Need - Devotional

    01/14/2021 9:19:31 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body” (Hebrews 13:2). Because we too are human beings, God makes it possible for us to empathize with others who might be enduring hardship. The Apostolic Confession, an ancient church confession, says, “If any Christian is condemned for Christ’s sake to the mines by the ungodly, do not overlook him, but from the proceeds of your toil and sweat, send him something to support himself, and to reward the soldier of Christ.” You can see from this quote that...
  • Matthew 5:44-45 - Love

    01/14/2021 4:51:59 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 3 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV ^ | January 14, 2021 | Matthew
    “ your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven...
  • PAKISTAN - Murder of Two Young Christians, Killed for Not Wanting to Give Up Their Faith According to the Pastor of Their Protestant Community

    01/13/2021 6:41:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/12/21
    Lahore (Agenzia Fides) - "The merciless murder of Abida and Sajida is a tragedy that shows how the lives of religious minorities in Pakistan are held by a thread or is worthless. Rape, kidnappings, forced conversions and even murders of young Christian girls are worrying phenomena. The government must not deny this and has the duty to stop the violence against Christians". This is what Nasir Saeed, Director of the NGO CLAAS (Center for Legal Aid Assistance & Settlement) said in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, commenting on the case in recent days which has provoked outrage and the...
  • Can we separate the good that Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias did from his sin?

    01/13/2021 7:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2021 | John Stonestreet
    Two days before Christmas, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries confirmed that its founder had engaged in sexual misconduct over the course of many years. Ravi, a highly regarded speaker, author, and apologist, died a few months ago. In its initial “interim” report RZIM leadership not only confirmed the allegations but promised a full and thorough final report. Like so many others, I’m devastated. Ravi was not only a significant personal influence for me, he was a great friend of this ministry for years. In fact, he was a guest on one of the last radio broadcasts I co-hosted with Chuck Colson....
  • Showing Love Through Hospitality - Devotional

    01/13/2021 6:59:46 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2). Hospitality should be a trait of all Christians, because whenever we display it, we minister to the Lord. If you are a Christian, your responsibility to love others does not stop with fellow believers. The apostle Paul is very explicit and direct about this: “See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men” (1 Thess. 5:15). “All men” includes even your enemies. The “strangers”...
  • Romans 8:33 - It is God who Justifies

    01/13/2021 3:32:19 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 8 replies
    The Holy Bible, NKJV - ^ | January 13, 2021 | Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ
    Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
  • US Supreme Court Directs Nevada Governor to Respond to Covid Church Limit Challenge

    01/12/2021 6:38:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/11/21 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2021 / 07:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court has given the governor of Nevada eight days to file a response to a church which argued that the state’s COVID-19 protocol was discriminatory against houses of worship. In an order published Jan. 11, the Supreme Court directed Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) to respond to Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley before noon on Jan. 19. Calvary Chapel Dayton has until noon on Jan. 21 to file a reply brief. In November, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley asked the Supreme Court, again, to consider their case. They argued that the...
  • The Importance of Brotherly Love - Devotional

    01/12/2021 6:41:39 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Let love of the brethren continue” (Hebrews 13:1). Genuine love among Christians is a testimony to the world, to ourselves, and to God. The importance of brotherly love extends well beyond the walls of your local church or fellowship hall. In John 13:35 Jesus says, “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” In effect, God has made love for one another the measuring stick by which the world can determine if our Christian profession is genuine. That’s why it’s so important that we have a selfless attitude and sincerely...
  • Psalm 118:5-6 Trust God

    01/12/2021 5:54:13 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 3 replies
    The Holy Bible, NKJV - ^ | January 12, 2021 | Anonymous
    I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
  • TURN With All Of Your Heart...Joel pt 5

    Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people,...
  • Having Love for One Another - Devotional

    01/11/2021 6:59:22 AM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Let love of the brethren continue” (Hebrews 13:1). Christianity’s primary moral standard is love, especially for fellow believers. Love of other believers is a natural outflow of the Christian life and should be a normal part of fellowship within the church. You can no doubt remember how after you were first saved it became very natural and exciting to love other Christians and to want to be around them. However, such an attitude is extremely difficult to maintain. This love, which is a gift from God’s Spirit, must be nurtured or it will not grow—it may actually shrivel. That’s why...
  • Corrupt Minds - 2 Timothy 3:6-9 – January 10th, 2021

    01/10/2021 8:22:37 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | January 10th, 2021 | JD Farag
    Pastor JD talks about how to identify and be on guard against those with evil motives and corrupt minds.