SET YOUR MIND (3)

SET YOUR MIND (3)                                                              Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  (v6) Once you give in to “stinking thinking” your mood dips, you lose energy, God seems distant, prayer seems pointless, sin looks tempting, and your outlook in life becomes bleak. When that happens, […]

SET YOUR MIND (2)

SET YOUR MIND (2)                                                    Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  (v2) If A skunk gets into the crawl space under your house, opening the windows and using […]

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S PROTECTION                                 Psalm 91:1-8; 11-16 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  (v1) A  missionary to Nigeria, Tommie Titcombe faced terrifying dangers and threats in the course of his missionary work. Once he was on his way to a village where […]

SET YOUR MIND (1)

SET YOUR MIND (1)                                          Romans 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  (v5) To become the person God wants you to be, you must, “set your mind” on the right things. You say, “If only […]

GOD LISTENS TO THE HUMBLE

GOD LISTENS TO THE HUMBLE                                            Luke 18:9-14 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  (v13) Andrew Murray was the one who said, “Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, […]

REWARDS (6)

REWARDS (6)                                                               Matthew 20:1-16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.  (v16) If Jesus thanks me, it is because He is gracious and generous, not because I am deserving. In Matthew 20:1-16, Jesus told a parable about labourers who worked different lengths of time but […]

REWARDS (5)

REWARDS (5)                                                               Luke 17:5-10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.  (v10) GOD’s PREROGATIVE As you read the reward list (D241) you might see areas where you have already made a priority […]

REWARDS (4)

REWARDS (4)                                                               John 15:1-8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  (v8) Nowhere does Jesus give an exhaustive list of what actions He will reward. Yes I’ve observed in cultures around the world that people know instinctively what a good work is – an act you […]

REWARDS (3)

REWARDS (3)                                                     Matthew 20:1-16 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.  (v8) What Does Jesus Mean By Rewards? Interestingly, the Bible uses two different words to describe Jesus’ reward. The Greek word used […]

REWARDS (2)

REWARDS (2)                                                               Luke 14:1-14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.(v14) Contd from D238. When you do a worthy deed for a person who cannot repay you: (1) You will be repaid (2)  Your payment will come in the next life […]