Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jan. 31, 2016 “Submit To God” 1 Peter 5

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There is no place in the body of Christ for the exaltation of any man or woman. There is only One who is to be exalted in the Christian church, and that is our Great God, and Savior, Jesus Christ. Exalting people goes against God’s Word. Peter writes: “All of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud.” (1 Peter 5)   Pride is one of the seven things that God hates (Prov.6:16,17). Peter also wrote: “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”

Jan.24,2016 “From Fiery Trials To Glory” 1 Peter 4:12-19

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OUR FIRST REACTION TO A FIERY TRIAL IS TO THINK SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING TO US.. We don’t understand why God’s people should have to suffer. We know Jesus loves us so we wonder, why does God will Christians to suffer? (1 Peter 4)                                                                                                                                                                               When I love someone, I want to keep them from suffering. But that’s how people spoil their kids.  By protecting them from the consequences of their actions, they cause them to continue further in their rebellion.  Jesus loves us deeply, but the Bible says; “whom the Lord loves He chastens” (Heb. 12:6).                                                                                     Other people might get away with all kinds of things, but God won’t let us get away with anything, because we are His children. And Fiery Trials are one way that Christ purifies His children.

Jan.17,2016 – “God’s Grace & Glory” 1 Peter 4 CD#1583

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God has trusted us with His wonderful grace, which is His undeserved favor. And as Christians, we are agents of the grace of God. We are to oversee the resources He has given us through His wonderful Grace. Therefore I must show God’s grace to the people around me and use the gifts that God has given me to minister to others.

When Christians use the gifts God has given them to serve others, there will always be people who want to give you the glory rather than give the glory to God. Christians must not allow that to happen. We should never take bows for the work of God. We should immediately point people to Jesus, and away from ourselves. We minister using the gifts which God has given us, so that in all things God may be glorified.

 

Jan.10,2016 – 1 Peter 3″Reason For Your Hope” CD#1582

Are you studying the Bible to be a blessing to others? I pray you are also studying for yourself to rightly divide God’s Word! As you study His Word, the Holy Spirit prepares your heart so you will be able to give anyone who asks you, the reason for the hope that is in you. You can tell people how you have such hope, when the world is in such a mess!                                      You should be able to give people a scriptural reason for the hope that you have in Jesus Christ, and to tell them about the Kingdom of God that will soon come to earth when Jesus establishes His Kingdom here.  The importance of studying and knowing the Bible is to be able to explain not just what you believe, but why you believe it. (1 Peter 3)

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Jan.3, 2016 “Called To Bless Others” 1 Peter 2:11-25

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PETER’S WORDS TO YOU AND I ARE A BLESSING BECAUSE HE DREW OUT THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD & APPLIED IT. (1 Pet 2:11-25)    As Christians, we are Called To Bless Others! So we, like Peter, take the truth of God’s Word in our hearts, and apply it. It is not so important for us to have the exact King James word-by-word quotation. God is not the Spirit of chapter and verse. God is the Spirit of Truth! If you are listening to a Bible Study and The Holy Spirit takes a truth and confirms it to your heart, then use it to Bless others. We don’t have to say; “Pastor Gary said …” because the Holy Spirit has taken the truth into our hearts.     Grasping the basic truths of Scripture, and being able to relate them rightly is vital if we will be a Blessing. Peter did that in his letters and so we are Blessed.