Showing posts with label good news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label good news. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 13 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

Living for myself and thinking I can live for myself with no consequences, I have really shown myself to be utterly foolish. Because of my selfish arrogance God has every right as a righteous Judge to damn me to the eternal punishment of the everlasting experience of His terrifying wrath in the Lake of Fire that eternally burns with fire and brimstone. This is what I deserve because of my selfish, sinful life that I live for myself.  (How is this good news? first I have to realize why I need good news. the plight of humanity- no one is good except God)

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, (but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord).

Revelations 21:8
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. 

Ephesians 2:3
among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 12 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

Living my life for myself and for my own pleasures while thinking I know what is best for me; I have broken the whole Law of God. I have sinned against God by breaking His laws he has set before me. 

Exodus 20- (excerpts from) 
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image-any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain...
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor your father and your mother....
You shall not murder
You shall not commit adultery
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his or, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's. 

Colossians 3:5
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 

Matthew 5:27-28
You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not commit adulatory. But i say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 

1 John 3:15

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 11 of 41

My sin against God (cont)

I should be giving thanks to God and submitting my life to His rule as King and Lord over my life, but instead I have rebelled against Him and have been exalting myself above Him wanting to become lord of my own life making myself my own god.

Isaiah 47:10 
““For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’”

Exodus 34:14 
“(for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),”

Exodus 20:3

You shall have no other gods before me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 9 of 41

The Glory of God 

God created me so that I might Glorify Him by finding my very delight in Him, and by joyfully obeying Him in everything i do, and think. 

Romans 11:36
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Deuteronomy 5:28-29

Then the Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the Lord said to me: ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 1 of 41

              1. Glory of God

Isaiah 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales
And the hills in a balance?

My God is so great, immense and awesome. He is dominant over all creation that he has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and not only that, but the heavens He measured with a span (the width of a hand). 
The Bible teaches us that God the Father is spirit so He does not have a body as we know it. 
John 4:24- God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
The Bible uses human terms so that we can partially understand who He is and what He does. We can picture a hand and we can picture just the size of all the oceans and seas, rivers and streams, and we can get a glimpse of just how immense and vast and powerful God the Father is. Even the Universe is just like the size of His hand. 

What we can get from this is that God is so great, immense, awesome and over all creation that we should be in awe of Him. My spine tingles just thinking of His power and glory.