Is Life Fair?

December 8, 2012

this is a continuation of the post who are the greedy. i recommend that read that you read that post prior to reading this one.

let’s consider a few things as we ponder this scripture.

deuteronomy 8:18 – but remember the lord your god, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.

there are countless scriptures in the bible confirming god’s desire for us is to have more than enough, living an abundant life. but there are so many who are not living in abundance.

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Who Are The Greedy?

December 7, 2012

Those who live in America are blessed just to be able to live in such a great country. Most have no idea just how blessed they are because they have not seen other countries and those who are not blessed.

Here in American those who don’t feel blessed make that judgment based by comparing themselves with other blessed people here in the same country.

Yes there are many in need in this country. There are homeless people, people who go hungry and those who are destitute. Continue reading

Monday Meditation – I Kings 17:1-3

December 3, 2012

today’s mediation verse…

i kings 17:1-3

1now elijah the tishbite, from tishbea in gilead, said to ahab, “as the lord, the god of israel, lives, whom i serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

2then the word of the lord came to elijah: 3“leave here, turn eastward and hide in the kerith ravine, east of the jordan. 4you will drink from the brook, and i have ordered the ravens to feed you there.”

5so he did what the lord had told him. he went to the kerith ravine, east of the jordan, and stayed there. 6the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

where does your trust lie?

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The Anti-Anxiety Remedy

November 21, 2012


Philippians 4:6
New International Version (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

This scripture is a very well known scripture, one that we often quote even if only in part. We often say ‘be anxious f or nothing’. But the key to not be anxious is in the remainder of the verse. That part alone will not be enough for we cannot force ourselves to not be anxious just by determining we won’t. Continue reading

The Gift of Health

 March 2, 2012

romans 10:9-10

9) …if with your mouth you confess jesus as lord and in your heart believe that god brought him back to life, you shall be saved. 10) for with the heart men believe and obtain righteousness, and with the mouth they make confession and obtain salvation.

this is a very common scripture in almost all churches. no matter what your ‘denomination’ or belief this is one common ground – the belief that we are saved by believing in our heart that jesus christ was raised from the dead and confessing that with our mouth. when we believe and confess that we believe, we can be certain that we have become christ’s.

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Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Healing

 February 29, 2012

gift of healing

transliteration: charisma
phonetic spelling:
(khar’-is-mah)
short definition:
an undeserved favor
definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor.

transliteration: iama
phonetic spelling:
(ee’-am-ah)
short definition:
healing, curing
definition: healing, curing, remedy.

i corinthians 12:9b
…and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

as i wrote on monday, we have all been given the personal gift of healing, or divine health. jesus walked on this earth in divine health and when he was beaten at his crucifixion, he was beaten for our healing, so that we could walk in divine health just as he did.

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Monday Meditations – I Corinthians 12:9b

February 27, 2012

today’s meditation verse:

i corinthians 12:9b
9b) …and to another gifts of healing by the one spirit,

this week i will be writing about the ministerial gift of the spirit, the gift of healing. as i have been saying during this study of the gifts of the spirit, there are gifts that are given to all for personal benefit, but here in this passage paul is referring to the ministerial gifts of the spirit. the ministerial gifts are defined as those used for the common good, as in verse 7 of this chapter.

we know that one of the gifts that was bought and paid for on the cross was the gift of divine health for all who receive christ and believe in him.

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Having A Tight Friendship With God

 February 24, 2012

This week I’ve been writing about the gift of faith. On Wednesday I wrote about how God has given us each a gift or portion of faith for our own benefit. On Monday I wrote about the Gift of Faith and its ministerial benefit for the common good and the difference between that gift and our personal gift of faith.

Today I thought it only fitting to write about the father of faith, Abraham. I think you may be surprised at some things that never occurred to you before.

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Wednesday Word Study – Gift of Faith

February 22, 2012

Gift of Faith

Transliteration: charisma
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-is-mah)
Short Definition: an undeserved favor
Definition: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor. The operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment (natural gift ability or quality) to edify the Church.

Transliteration: pistis
Phonetic Spelling: (pis’-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

The topic this week is the ministerial Gift of Faith that Paul is referring to in

I Corinthians 12:9a
9) to another faith by the same Spirit…

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