Originally posted on Rainy Day Apologetics:
This Father, Pastor, Author has a big heart for apologetics and knows how to rock a bow tie! His tagline gives him away; “Equipping Believers to Walking Truth”. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Voddie Baucham Jr. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological…
Give us this day our daily bread.—Matt. 6:11
“Give” reminds us of our need to ask God for His provision. In recognition of His past and present provision we ask Him, and trust for His future furnishing of all our needs. We can ask confidently because God has richly promised. “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.… The humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity” (Ps. 37:4, 11). God does not pledge to always meet the physical needs of everybody, but only of those who trust in Him. In Psalm 37:25, David is speaking about believers when he says, “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread.”
It is clear that the “us” who can expect provision from the Father are believers…
View original post 186 more words
May 27, 2018
Ephesians 2:4-6 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:
We, as God’s dear, redeemed, justified children, are no doubt blessed far beyond anything we can fully understand! Imagine, if you will, the hopelessness of our situation, had it not been for God’s wondrous plan of redemption in Christ Jesus. Being spiritually dead, we had neither the way nor the will to repent of our sins and believe the gospel.
Ephesians 2:1 And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;
But God with His love and mercy beyond all measure, did what only God could do. He made…
View original post 374 more words
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26)
John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in John’s gospel consist of His words) approximately 50 years after Christ spoke them, yet John was able to report them verbatim because of the supernatural memory of them brought back by the Holy Spirit. The same must have been true for the other biblical writers as they recalled words and events of years before.
In a real, though different, sense, the Holy Spirit also can “bring to our remembrance” the words of Scriptures just when they are especially needed in witnessing or for personal guidance or some other need. This will only be operational, of course, if they have first…
View original post 155 more words
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – New International Version
Heavenly Father, keep me away from anything or anyone that will hinder me from obeying Your laws. Lead and guide me as I wake up each day. I pray that I will always put the learnings that I get from reading Your word into practice or else I am just deceiving myself if I don’t follow it. May I encourage my family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to live a life that is noble and admirable. Guard my actions, words and thoughts to be focused only on Jesus my Savior and King. In His mighty name I pray. Amen.
Originally posted on Prayer In Every City:
HOWDY! Are you awake? Grab your coffee and let’s get busy finding out how to live a JOYFUL life. We are getting close to the end of our COFFEE DEVOTION on Philippians, the book of JOY. Today we…