THE LIVING GOD – SUFFERED

THE LIVING GOD – SUFFERED

Have you experienced #pain and#suffering?  Most of us know about or have endured some miserable pain and the #heartache of prolonged suffering.  Today we take a pain pill to make life bearable, but even that does not always work.  God made our physical body with pain sensors to alert us of bodily distress.   When Jesus Christ ,  God’s only son,  was  bodily here on earth, He experienced physical pain just like we do.  As a carpenter occasionally misses a nail and the hammer hits a finger – ouch!  We all know that smarts… As Jesus was maturing here, he felt all his scrapes and bruises;  however, that was nothing compared to the weight of the cross. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: …He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:…He was wounded for our transgressions,… He was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon Him:  with His stripes we are healed….He was oppressed … He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth:…He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter” Isaiah 53:4-7    Was there a purpose for all this suffering?  What does the Bible say:  1Peter 3:18″Christ has once suffered for sins of the just and the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. 4:1,2″As CHRIST SUFFERED FOR US IN THE FLESH, strengthen yourselves with the same mind:  for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men but to the will of God.  19. wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”  There is no substitute –  now is the time to give your achey body and soul over to the Living God so you can be alive forevermore with Him.       

Comfort One Another

Comfort One Another
Bible Audio Blog
      19831030am Comfort One Another - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

As we look forward to the good news of #Easter, let’s look at how to #comfort one another.  Can everybody give comfort? Has anybody told you, ‘everything will be alright’, ‘time makes it all better,’ or ‘cheer up, it could be worse’?  What comfort did Jesus give us in the New Testament?  How did a shepherd use his rod and staff?  Have you even acknowledged the true source of your discomfort?  Does the Bible give us examples of ways not to comfort?  Ever heard of Karma?  Like the great instruction manual it is, the Bible also tells us the proper way to comfort.  And don’t forget the Great Comforter, the Holy Spirit.

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THE LIVING GOD – AVENGER

THE LIVING GOD – AVENGER

Do you ever feel like nobody #cares about you?  This old saying “Nobody loves me everybody hates me – I’ll just go out and eat worms! first ones was easy, second one was greasy, and third one got stuck in my throat then I started crying like I was dying when I gotta a lump in my throat” pictures distress not a solution, but a cry for #HELP…Instead of worms are you trying #drugs,#alcohol, #tobacco, #opiods, or other #anxiety reliefs?  In this world of  #injustice, #sorrow, #tragedy, and travail, where do you turn for #comfort?   TV in my opinion just exasperates turmoil.  Is the music of the day soothing to your soul?   I can tell you where I go to find solace and that is in God’s Word.  1Thessalonians 3:7 “brethren, we were comforted in all our affliction, suffering trouble, distress by your faith: for now we live, if you stand fast in the LORD  Sometimes we are having such a pity party that we forget that we have an avenger, protector, intercessor if we only call on Him; however, there seems to be some who prefer enjoying personal desires.  People flock to the AVENGER movies who never realize they have their own personal living avenger is GOD.  1Thess.3:11 “Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, directs our way unto you.” 4:6-9″No man defraud his brother in any matter; because the LORD IS THE AVENGER OF ALL SUCH….  For  GOD HAS NOT CALLED US  TO UNCLEANNESS, BUT UNTO HOLINESS. …GOD has given us HIS HOLY SPIRIT….for you yourselves are taught of GOD to love one another.  5:9 “God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our LORD JESUS CHRIST” Now we all have troubles, heartache,and trials, but we have a choice in where we deliver our stress.  Do you internalize everything or turn it on all those around you?   Do you whisper or scream your distress?   The Lord can handle it – if you only repent (for we all have sinned) and ASK GOD TO BE YOUR  AVENGER 

Admonish One Another

Admonish One Another
Bible Audio Blog
      19831016pm Admonish One Another - Rev. Tommy Jones

 

Last week, we learned that we are to #encourage one another.  But, what happens when we see a fellow believer exhibiting behavior that is not to be encouraged?  That is when we are called on to #admonish or correct one another.  What about the command not to judge one another, is this a contradiction?  What should be true about us before we admonish another believer?  What should correction be based upon?  What did Paul show us about proper admonishment?  What is the difference between preventive and corrective admonishment?

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Preparing for The Passover

 

THE LIVING GOD – HEARS

THE LIVING GOD – HEARS
from Barbara's Bible

Can you #hear me now?  That is what others were asking me lately because the #flu settled in my #ear causing sound blockage!  I know my neighbors could hear my audio devices while I relied on texts and closed captioning to augment the sound barrier.  Communication is so vital and hearing is a blessing.  When I was a thirteen, I was talking to some schoolmates who would always start talking before I finished a sentence.  I finally ask them why they wouldn’t let me complete a thought.  One answered, “You have a slow southern drawl and I can’t wait on you”  You see I was from Texas and this was Denver, Colorado.  Think they wanted me to ‘Go tell it on the mountain.’   Accents, languages, dialects, attitudes, and even disabilities hinder our ability to communicate effectively many times; however, there is someone who breaks down all enclosures!  Who might that be?  Ps.34:15, 17 “The EARS OF THE LORD ARE OPEN TO THE CRY OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND HE HEARS AND DELIVERS THEM OUT OF ALL THEIR TROUBLE”  God will  listen even when you have a slow southern accent  like I still have or if you simply have trouble expressing yourself .   God actually wants to hear from us.  Our God is a gracious loving God.  How many people do you know that want to hear what you have to say whether it is complaining or praising?  Is.41:13,17 “For I the LORD thy GOD will hold your right hand, saying Fear not, I will help you…When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, their tongue fails for thirst, I THE LORD WILL HEAR THEM, I THE GOD OF ISRAEL WILL NOT FORSAKE THEM”      GOD HEARS YOU