Free Republic 1st Qtr 2021 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $26,474
30%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Theology (Religion)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • DAY 156: COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST - Devotional

    01/20/2021 8:33:25 AM PST · by metmom
    The Return ^ | Jan 19, 2021
    No one can number all of Christ’s tender mercies and the manifold blessings of his shed blood. But let’s focus on one victory in particular: the forgiveness of all past sins. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin … If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7, 9). It is imperative that every follower of Jesus lay hold of this...
  • Are You Gentle? - Devotional

    01/20/2021 8:30:17 AM PST · by metmom · 8 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). To become more gentle, begin by looking closely at your attitudes. We’ve determined that gentleness is essential for those who want to walk worthy. How can you tell if you’re gentle? I’ll give you some practical questions so you can evaluate yourself honestly. First of all, are you self-controlled? Do you rule your own spirit (Prov. 16:32), or does your temper often flare up? When someone accuses you of something, do you immediately defend yourself, or are you more inclined to consider whether there’s any truth in what’s...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #185: PSALM 69 – SAVE ME, O GOD

    01/20/2021 6:11:42 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 6 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. S A V E M E O G O D. P S A L M 6 9 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 69 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 69 . 1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is...
  • America Has Fallen, Has Fallen! And Has Become the Habitation of Oppressive Demonic Powers!

    01/20/2021 5:21:32 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 26 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/20/21
    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021 America Has Fallen, Has Fallen! And Has Become the Habitation of Oppressive Demonic Powers! Dear friends, 0ur nation and its republic are officially dead as of 4:00 AM January 7th, and no optimistic appraisals and well wishes can overturn that; and as of this January 20th, a new tyrannical demonic America has been born with only oppressive lawless means for its inhabitants. The godless and lawless Leftist parasites, which have fed on America's freedom to promote lawlessness and godlessness have now taken over the entire body, soul, and mind of our nation and WOE! WOE! WOE!...
  • They Have Scattered My People... Joel pt 9

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. ( Joel 3:1-3)Joel saw the Day of the LORD, in it’s final manifestation,...
  • Christ's Gentle Example - Devotional

    01/19/2021 6:57:01 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Jesus is the greatest example of gentleness: He became angry when God the Father was dishonored, but not when He, the Son, was. Jesus Christ is our supreme example of gentleness. Paul refers specifically to this in 2 Corinthians 10:1. Jesus Himself said, “I am gentle and humble in heart” (Matt. 11:29). Jesus showed righteous indignation when it was proper. When He found the Temple filled with people selling exorbitantly priced sacrificial animals, He drove them out, pouring out their money and overturning tables (Matt. 21:12). He told...
  • Devotional for Today: Proverbs Chapter 3

    01/19/2021 6:31:13 AM PST · by Patriot777
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    When you study and meditate on The Word and devote a special time at the beginning of your day to spend time with the Lord Jesus in prayer and thanksgiving, it is a form of worship in Him. Of course our Everlasting Father rejoices in this, as He very, truly only wants the very best for us--and knows the end from the beginning, for He is the Creator of All Things. Let us not go through our day today without acknowledging Christ in everything we set out to do, as He lovingly wants to guide our path, and to speak...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #184: PSALM 65 - PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD

    01/19/2021 5:59:21 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. PRAISE AWAITS YOU, OUR GOD . P S A L M 6 5 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 65 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 65 For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song. 1 Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. 2 You who...
  • Redeeming the Time Now for Almighty God in Post America!

    01/18/2021 9:01:37 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/17/21
    Beloved, in light of the death of our American Republic and as the dawn of a new darkened America arises; may I greatly encourage all of us who know the Lord as our personal Savior to redeem the time now as Almighty God's ETERNAL ambassadors for the Gospel's sake! For indeed my beloved, our Lord is at hand and ALL His Kingdom promises ready to be fulfilled (Matt. 5:13-16; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Eph. 5:16-17; 1 Thess 5:1-5)! Beloved, fix your eyes, hearts, and minds with all joy on Jesus and on ALL His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS promises for you in Him...
  • Joel's Crystal, Clear Vision of Our Day...Joel pt 8

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. (Joel 3:1-3)The Prophet Joel ministered between 835-800 BC, seeing events lining up from his day...
  • Righteous Anger - Devotional

    01/18/2021 4:48:26 AM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2001 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Walk . . . with all . . . gentleness” (Ephesians 4:1-2). Our anger must be under control and should occur only for the right reason. After the previous lesson, you might think that Christians must always be quiet and passive, never getting upset or angry about anything. Actually, believers do have the right to get angry, but only under certain conditions. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” So there is a certain kind of anger that isn’t sinful. It must be under control, and it...
  • An Early-Morning Devotional in Psalm 19: "The heavens declare the glory of God;..."

    01/18/2021 3:48:13 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    The Word of God, King James Version | "In the Beginning, God..." | The Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    Beloved fellow FReepers, here is an early-morning devotional with Psalm 19. Holy Spirit, You are welcome in this place; Lord Jesus, wrap your mighty wings around us and lift us up, let our countenances break out with joy at the glory and awesomeness of Your Creation, Love and Sovereignty.
  • Msgr Charles Pope "Finding Peace in a Difficult Moment"

    01/18/2021 1:50:59 AM PST · by Cronos · 6 replies
    ADW.org ^ | 17 January 2021 | Msgr Pope
    Some years ago, I wrote a parable of sorts to address why God might allow evil:An alien spaceship came near Earth to observe whether we were worthy of a visit. It focused its surveillance equipment on a random city and peered into a hospital operating room, where doctors were removing a cancerous tumor from a patient. The ship’s captain made the following report back to his superiors:This planet is to be avoided at all costs. Their most developed creatures exhibit great cruelty, putting other members of their species to sleep so that they cannot defend themselves. Then, they cut them...
  • Gentleness: Power Under Control - Devotional

    01/17/2021 6:25:03 AM PST · by metmom · 6 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #183: PSALM 23 – THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

    01/17/2021 5:52:33 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 18 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. P S A L M 2 3 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 23 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . PSALM 23 A psalm of David. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he...
  • Msgr Charles Pope "A Picture of a Prophet – A Homily for the Second Sunday of the Year"

    01/17/2021 1:36:39 AM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies
    ADW.org ^ | 17 January 2021 | Msgr Pope
    The first reading for Sunday Mass speaks to us of the call of Samuel. In examining it, we can see what it is that makes a great prophet. Put more theologically, we can see the ways in which God’s graces form a great prophet.Samuel was surely one of the most significant prophets of the Old Testament and lived at a critical time, as Israel shifted from the time of the judges to the time of the monarchy. Ultimately, it was he who would see Israel through the difficult time of Saul’s reign and prepare and anoint them for David’s...
  • DAY 155: GOD HEARS OUR SILENT CRIES - Devotional

    01/16/2021 12:57:43 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies
    The Return ^ | Jan 15, 2021
    Of all 150 Psalms, Psalm 34 is my absolute favorite. It is all about our Lord’s faithfulness to deliver his children from great trials and crises. David declares, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears…The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them…The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles… Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:4,7,17,19). Note David’s claim in this Psalm: “I sought the Lord…this...
  • Contentment: How to Enjoy it - Devotional

    01/16/2021 12:54:16 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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...
  • When Were the Biblical Last Days?

    01/16/2021 12:09:14 PM PST · by grumpa · 27 replies
    www.FaithFacts.org ^ | December 16, 2020 | Charles S. Meek
    THE BIBLICAL LAST DAYS by Charles Meek Years ago, when I began studying the Bible seriously, I decided to "test all things" to see if what I was being taught about Christian doctrine was correct, as the Bible itself instructs us to do in 1 Thessalonians 5:21. I wanted to know and to teach the truth, even if the truth was contrary to my previous assumptions. I did extensive studies of all the popular doctrines of classical Christianity, including: the evidence for God, the divinity of Christ, the Trinity, the atonement, the resurrection, the inspiration of Scripture, the sinful nature...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #182: PSALM 22 - "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

    01/16/2021 6:02:02 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 29 replies
    Bing Images | c.2200 BC - c.95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    .. "WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?". P S A L M 2 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd: the complete text is in your Bible . C L I C K : To read PSALM 22 in full To hear MAX McLEAN reading it To hear a DRAMATIZATION of it HIGHLY recommended by Maudeen! To see an ANIMATION of the Psalms 9 7 9 B. C. . CHAPTER 22 For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are...