Bethlehem

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Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus was foretold by Micah 700 years before Christ’s birth. Micah named the exact town and Matthew records the event.Bethlehem is still standing today and both Biblically and historically is proven to be the actual place where Jesus was born.

Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

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Saved and Sealed until Final Redemption

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Many believers have been deceived into believing that they have received the gift of eternal life when they accept Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ saves us from our sin when we accept Him. He delivers us from the powers of darkness; He sets us free from the bondage of sin so that we can follow and obey Him. If we repent and are baptized in water then He puts His seal of acceptance on us by giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. That does not mean that we are finally saved.
Jesus enables us to enter the race with Him, to become children of God, to serve Him and to prove ourselves worthy of Him. It is only those who endure with Jesus Christ until the very end that will finally be redeemed, be saved from eternal damnation. Those who do not…

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Cast Love

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Reading: Luke 12: 49-53

Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not rude, love is not easily angered. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. These words from 1 Corinthians 13 seem so appropriate when we consider today’s passage. Jesus’ words today seem harsh and challenging. ”I have come to bring fire to the earth” sounds ominous and destructive at first. He states He came not to bring peace but to bring division. The passage ends telling of the hardest division: the division of families.

I come not to be served but to be served. Let me wash your feet. Love thine enemies. How can Jesus speak these words elsewhere in the Bible and then say He came to divide families? While all Jesus did and said was based on love, He knew that not all would choose to follow Him. Jesus knew that…

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I am…Bought with a Price

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I am…Bought with a Price

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 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:20 NIV

We are something of value. Not just something that you would grab at a flea market. We are not little trinkets that God loves to carry around and admire. We are creatures of focused and particular creation and while we run from our creator he paid the ultimate price to bring us home. He decided to pay for those who spit in His face, with the life of His only son.

Can you think about one thing that you would die for? What is one thing that you would sacrifice everything for?

As I think of that question, I am challenged. I would think I would die for my wife and my children.

But Peter thought he would die for Christ, before he denied even knowing Jesus.

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The Carpenter from Nazareth (and Heaven) #7

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Friday, September 25, 2015

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:1-4 KJV).

Have you ever stopped to consider why Jesus’ earthly trade was carpentry?

Today’s Scripture conveys two comparisons—Christ Jesus and Moses, and a “house” associated with each. Both Moses and Christ Jesus were “faithful” to Father God who had appointed them. The best way to understand this is in light of John 1:17: “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by…

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The simple truth

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In the midst of chaos what breaks through?
A sweet sense of something true
In the center of heartache so tense
A little light suddenly makes sense
When despair creeps inside the heart
And there doesn’t seem to be a new start
Then the light of the world will break through
And shed light and peace with the simple truth
The truth about love, about Jesus and God
And all of heavens angels applaud

For when loneliness drives the heart to despair
Or sadness has the weight of a bear
Or when it feels like nobody cares
Then Lord Jesus will bring refreshing new air
He will tear down the walls
He will answer any call
He will wrap His arms around you
Protect and see you through

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Are you ready to die?

CO-HEIR WITH CHRIST

“I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?

(Isaiah 51:12)

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Being a fan of SOCO Series and other crime related documentaries makes me become aware that there are a lot of wicked men in all sides of this world. Serial killers, murderers, terrorists, rapists, pushers, child molesters, thieves, etc. are existing and are growing in number despite the strict implementation of rules. They are like an infestation that keeps multiplying. Seems like there’s no longer a safe place for us to live in. You do not know it might be that one of your neighbors is one of the fugitives.

“Are you ready to die?” my cell leader once asked. That had caught me off-guard. Am I ready to die? I was not able to answer for a few seconds. What had come to…

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