The Great Gathering

The Great Gathering New Covenant Times Yet in the Midst of Evil Questions / Meditations It was easy to see why the faithful of the Old Covenant times had to experience evil since our Lord had not yet completed His work.  But in these New Covenant times we know our Lord has defeated evil.  Then…

Lesson – The Promise of Acts 2:33

  Promises What is the promise in Acts 2:33 Act 2:33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. The promise of scripture is a comfort to all who live in Christ. …

Seeking Gifts – Part 3

1 Corinthians 12-14 January, 2017 Which Spiritual Gift to Seek? Unity in Love by Prophesy What gift does scripture suggest we especially seek?  1 Corinthians 14:1 specifically commands that we seek spiritual gifts in general, but goes on to specify that we should especially seek to prophesy. “Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but…

Seeking Gifts – Part 2

1 Corinthians 12-14 January, 2017 What is Your Motivation? Unity in Love Now the desire for spiritual gifts is healthy to promote growth, but it is helpful to examine the motivations within us for such desire.  Desires may grow from both selfish and un-selfish motivations.  Seeing selfishness in motivation could feel like a curse, but…

Seeking Gifts – Part 1

1 Corinthians 12-14 January 15, 2017 Why Seek Growth in Spiritual Gifts? Unity in Love When our hearts have been warmed by the gift of eternal love from God, our eyes are opened to see that we experience joyful growth in spiritual ways.  That vision of such growth, even just after our eyes are first opened,…

Live “In Him” – Application

Are you stuck trying to be more righteous?  See that in these trials your focus on yourself  is a sinful one that distracts you from the glory of God.  Instead, live in the rest of Christ – How? Realize that Christ is our eternal sabbath rest.  Rest in Him and in His love every day….

Thanksgiving and Scripture

With this post, I simply forward on what I have received from David H. J. Gay: His focus is on the importance of scripture as the authority to verify truth, and the importance of continued growth in the truth of Christ.  He has shared thoughts from a sermon preached just before a voyage toward America long…

I Pray I Pray

Thanks to God, for I awoke with a prayer in poem this day: I pray, I pray to do my God’s will today I pray, I pray to be one with my Lord this day to be meek and to be humble in every way I pray, I pray for our strength and our growth…

End Times Plain and Simple

Taken from the New Testament books with a focus on interpretation from verses with clear meaning and truth.  This is recommended study before moving on to Revelation.  (Note that a study of the Old Testament is also vital to the ultimate interpretation of the truth confirmed in the Revelation JOB 19:25) Matthew – Mark –…

Greatest Gifts

Blessed is the season of gifts! I have opened mine: I received a gift from the Father – it was the Son. I received a gift from the Son – it was the Father. With these gifts – we are one. Have you opened yours? LLB

Precious Risen Son

Guide my days Guide my ways I see the signs Your glorious designs Forgive my sins I repent within Righteousness surrounds Your words abound The works that I do the Father has given All are his works Yes His Son has risen! All thanks to God for giving me the words of this poem –…