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Repent

  • A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world. Charles Spurgeon
  • In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. Acts 17:30
  • Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, Acts 3:19
  • You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late. Thomas Fuller
  • If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.” Luke 17:4
  • I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 just persons who need no repentance Luke15:7
  • The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing. A.W. Pink
  • I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Luke 13:5
  • In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea & saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” Matthew 3:1
  • God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. Augustine
  • He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil. Job 36:10
  • Should God then reward you on your terms, when you refuse to repent? Job 34:33
  • Many think they repent when it is not the offense but the penalty that troubles them. Thomas Fuller
  • Remember what you received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Revelation 3:3
  • But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. Luke 12:39
  • At this very moment you and I are either committing [selfishness], or about to commit it, or repenting it. C.S. Lewis
  • Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
  • The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient w u not wanting any1 2 perish but evry1 2 com 2 repntnce~1Ptr
  • Repentance is as much a mark of a Christian, as faith is. A very little sin, as the world calls it, is a very great sin to a true Christian. C. S. Spurgeon
  • Those who oppose Him He must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth 2 Timothy 2:25
  • And that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do His will. 2 Timothy 2:26
  • The coming of God’s reign either demands repentance or brings judgment. D.A. Carson
  • Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10
  • Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance. Romans 2:4
  • Repentance, as we know, is basically not moaning and remorse, but turning and change. J.I. Packer
  • I [Paul] have declared 2 both Jews & Greeks that they must turn 2 God in repentance & have faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21
  • Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ 4 the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
  • Repentance needs to be as loud as the sin was. John MacArthur
  • Paul said, John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus. Acts19:4
  • I [Christ] have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 5:32
  • To do so no more is the truest repentance. Martin Luther
  • For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17
  • He [John] went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Luke 3:3
  • People who cover their faults and excuse themselves do not have a repentant spirit. Watchman Nee
  • He [Christ] told them, this is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day… Luke 24:46
  • … and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:47
  • Whenever Christians stumble… bend a knee with Christ! Our walk with Christ is a marathon, not a sprint! Christ loves us unconditionally!
  • A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world. Charles Spurgeon
  • God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. Augustine
  • Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue. Francis Quarles

 

Identity In Christ

  • I am God’s child ~ Yet to all who did receive him to those who believed in his name he gave the right to become children of God. John1:12
  • As a disciple I am a friend of Jesus Christ~ No longer do I call you slaves…But I have called you friends… John 15:15
  • Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
  • But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17
  • I have been bought with a price and I belong to God ~ Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you…1Corinthians 6:19
  • Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27
  • I am rescued from the darkness & forgiven~ He has rescued us…in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
  • And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10
  • Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
  • We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
  • He anointed us set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1:22
  • He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
  • But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20
  • For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
  • I’m the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John15:5
  • Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6
  • For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
  • In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12
  • Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26
  • Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
  • You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household. Ephesians 2:19
  • But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20
  • Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
  • We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end. Hebrews 3:14

Fruit Of The Spirit

  • Don’t confound work and fruit. There may be a good deal of work for Christ that is not the fruit of the heavenly Vine. Andrew Murray
  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
  • Every tree that doesn’t bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them Matthew 7:19-20
  • Trees have their seasons at certain times of the year when they bring forth fruit; but a Christian is 4 all seasons. Ralph Brownrig
  • Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13
  • But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:14
  • To endure the cross isn’t tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Luke 13:24-25
  • Works aren’t necessary to earn salvation. But true salvation wrought by God will not fail to produce the good works that are its fruit. John MacArthur
  • Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree s recognized by its fruit. Matthew 12:33
  • No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. Luke 6:43
  • The spirit of prayer is the fruit and token of the Spirit of adoption. John Newton
  • The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in has heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. Luke 6:45
  • Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness & patience. Colossians 3:12
  • Bear with each other & forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Col 3:13
  • And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15
  • There is a fruit of the Spirit that must accompany the gift of healing and that is long-suffering. Smith Wigglesworth
  • For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism and as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4
  • By dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. Romans 7:6
  • Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
  • The amount of time we spend with Jesus-meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face-establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom. Charles Stanley
  • Do your work with enthusiasm. Work as if you were serving the Lord, not as if you were serving only men and women. Ephesians 6:7
  • God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times.  Romans 1:9
  • I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3
  • Remember. O my soul, the fig tree was charged, not with bearing noxious fruit, but no fruit. Thomas Fuller
  • No servant can work for to masters. He will hate one & love the other. Or he will obey one and despise the other. You cannot work for both God and money. Luke 16:13
  • Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.” Luke 4:8
  • When the fruit of your service is out of all proportion to the gifts you possess, THAT is Blessing! Watchman Nee
  • For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45
  • For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9
  • When we get past “who” we are (our pride)… and remember “whose” we are… freely serving others is an honor and a privilege.
  • Real religion is to be severed from the world, to be married to Christ, and to bring forth fruit unto God. William Tiptaft
  • When the fruit of your service is out of all proportion to the gifts you possess, THAT is Blessing! Watchman Nee
  • Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. Francis of Assisi
  • The chief means for attaining wisdom, and suitable gifts for the ministry, are the Holy Scriptures, and prayer. John Newton

Who I Am In Christ

From the book, Victory Over the Darkness, Dr. Neil T. Anderson.

I am accepted…

John 1:12 I am God’s child.
John 15:15 I am a friend of Jesus Christ, as His disciple.
Romans 5:1 I have been justified.
1 Corinthians 6:17 I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27 I am a member of Christ’s body.
Ephesians 1:3-8 I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.
Hebrews 4:14-16 I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure…

Romans 8:1-2 I am free from condemnation.
Romans 8:28 I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:31-39 I am free from condemnation. I cannot be separated from God’s love.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 I have been established, annointed, and selaed by God.
Philippians 1:6 I am confident God will complete the good work He’s started in me.
Philippians 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven.
Colossians 3:1-4 I am hidden with Christ in God.
2 Timothy 1:7 I have been given a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
1 John 5:18 I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant…

John 15:5 I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a chnnel of His life.
John 15:16 I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:16 I am God’s temple.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Ephesians 2:6 I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 2:10 I am God’s workmanship.
Ephesians 3:12 I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things Christ, who strengthens me.

 

A New Nazarene…

Like the Nazarite of the Old Testament, young Mason Lott, grew his hair to honor the Lord and in service of those in need.

While growing his hair long since preschool, Mason, seven, always had in his mind to donate his golden locks to Children With Hair Loss. Though taunted by his peers, he always kept in mind the reason he was doing it and he remained resolute in his desire to see it through.

Watch this video interview of Mason and his parents featured on WAAF in Dallas.  May God continue to bless and guide him as he blesses others!

The Good News!

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From 1 Corinthians 15:1-8…

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

 The fact that Christ died is history, but the fact that He died for our sins is our theology, our salvation…our Good News!

  1. Christ died for our sins.

  2. He was buried.

  3. He rose again on the third day.

 

Psalm 96:2…

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.

Hell’s Best Kept Secret

Hells Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort This message was first preached in August 1982.

Use this for inspiration and equipping you to be a Christian who is fulfilling the Great Commission!

Matt 28:16-20

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

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Do Not Fear

do not fearDo you know how many times in God tells us to ‘fear not’, ‘do not fear’ or ‘do not be afraid’? I don’t either.

It has been said that there are 365 ‘fear not’s in the Bible, one for everyday of the year. Others have searched and found only 100. Whatever, the number, it is a powerful promise from God…even if it appeared only once, it still stands as an AWESOME comfort for us.

Here are some of my favorite ‘do not fear’ and ‘do not be afraid’ verses from Genesis to Revelation:

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward. ” – Genesis 15:1

And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.” – Genesis 26:24

So He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make of you a great nation there. – Genesis 46:3

And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.” – Exodus 20:20

Look, the LORD your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’ – Deuteronomy 1:21

And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8

Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.” – Joshua 10:25

Then the LORD said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” – Judges 6:23

And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. – Ruth 3:11

Then Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. – 1 Samuel 12:20

So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” – 2 Samuel 9:7

So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” – 2 Kings 6:16

And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. – 1 Chronicles 28:20

In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? – Psalm 56:4

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118:6

Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” – Isaiah 35:4

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isaiah 41:13

Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’” – Isaiah 44:8

Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. – Isaiah 54:4

“But do not fear, O My servant Jacob, And do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will save you from afar, And your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid. – Jeremiah 46:27

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. – Daniel 10:12

Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. – Jeremiah 51:46

‘According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’ – Haggai 2:5

So again in these days I am determined to do good To Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear. – Zechariah 8:15

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. – Matthew 1:20

Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. – Matthew 10:26

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. – Matthew 10:31

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. – Matthew 28:5

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:7

But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. – Luke 1:13

But the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. – Luke 1:3

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. – Luke 2:10

“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. – Luke 12:4

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. – Luke 12:32

Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” – John 12:15

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:14

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. – Revelation 1:17

Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. – Revelation 2:10

What Charlie Brown Knew About Christmas

Even Charlie Brown and his pals understood the reason for the season and just what Christmas was all about. Enjoy one of my favorite clips from a Charlie Brown Christmas where Linus explains it all from Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 JESUS is the reason for the season!!

Smile – Kirk Franklin

Everyone knows how to smile. It’s one of the greatest gifts God has given us. A smile makes people feel good, and people look so beautiful when they smile. When the joy in your life is obvious, it rubs off on others. But when you keep God’s joy locked inside you and don’t allow it to show on your face, you’re depriving those around you of a pleasant and refreshing experience. – Joyce Meyer

 

Need You Now (How Many Times) – Plumb

In any trial, in any bitter situation, you are not alone, you are not helpless, you are not a victim. You have a tree, a cross, shown to you by the Sovereign God of Calvary. Whatever the trial or temptation, it is not more than you can bear. It is bearable. It can be handled. You can know as Joseph knew, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive” (Genesis 50:20). – Kay Arthur