Showing posts with label gospel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gospel. Show all posts

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 10 of 41

My sin against God

Psalms 96:7-13 
Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength. Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.” Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.

In Deuteronomy you can almost feel the anguish in the words:
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! (Deuteronomy 5:29)

But I have horribly and utterly failed the the Creator, the Alfa and Omega, the I Am. Just like I have, every persons has utterly failed miserably. Paul says in 

Romans 1: 20-25
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

And Romans 3:23 Paul explains:

Romans 3:23
....for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,....

Just like me, every single person since man Adam and Eve have been born with a sinful nature and fall far short of God's glory separating us from a perfect and holy God. 

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!

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 5 of 41

The Glory of God (cont)

1 Tim. 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the  
        living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

Acts 14:17
Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and 
        fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 

Ecclesiastes 3:9-13
What profit has the worker from that in which he labors?
I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can  
        find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives,
and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

The book of Ecclesiastes shows that this life on earth is full of pain, tragedy and sufereing, but yet at the same time are to take pleasure in everyday life. There is a theme within this book that tells us to enjoy everyday life. In verse 13 the author shares with us….that every man should eat and drink adn enjoy the good of all his labor-it is the gift of God. The author explains how we are to live our lives in this present age. Amidst the pain and suffering of this age, every good and right pleasure I experience in this life is a gift from God to me to enjoy. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 4 of 41

The Glory of God (cont)

 Psalm 139
A Psalm of David. 
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. 
 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall[fn] on me," Even the night shall be light about me;
 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[fn] Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. 
 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You. 
 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
 For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain.[fn]
 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies. 
 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

 Job 33:4 
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Every breath I breathe, every single pulse of my heart, every moment I have been granted to live is a gift from God to me. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 2 of 41

Glory of God (cont)

Deuteronomy 32:3-4
For I proclaim the name of the LORD:
Ascribe greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
A God of truth and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He.

In the previous chapter in Deuteronomy God told Moses that His people would turn away and chase after strange gods forsaking the One true God. God told Moses to write this song and teach it to the people as a witness to Himself against the Israelites. 
In the beginning of the song Moses begins by asking for not only the Israelites attention, but all of creation. 
We have a picture of a rock, unmoving(immovable) and unchanging(immutable) in character.

Moses gives praise to God for his absolute perfection, righteousness, holiness and for being absolutely just in all things. 

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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.