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Get It Through Your Head

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How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word. I seek You with all my heart, do not let me stray from Your commands. I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against you…

With my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth. I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways. I delight in Your decrees, I will not neglect Your word… Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. In the night I remember Your name, O Lord, and I will keep your law.  …If Your law had not been  my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never  forget Your precepts, for by them You have preserved my life. Save me, for I am Yours, I have sought out Your precepts. …Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and Your servant loves them. …Trouble and distress have come upon me, but Your commands are my delight. – Psalm 119:9-11, 13-16, 54-55, 92-94, 140 & 143.

Everybody thinks that memorizing Bible verses is too hard for them, too much trouble. Forget that.

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You’re going to be memorizing something. Either it’s song lyrics, or Oscar nominations, or how many baskets Stephen Curry makes this season. You’re going to be paying enough attention to some interesting aspect of life that the minutest details will become common knowledge to you.

Know what, though? This time next year, you’ll have a hard time remembering who even played in the last 3 Super Bowls, though at the time they seemed so important. You’ll forget who your state senator beat in the previous election, though at the time you devoured every article on the race. You’ll lose track of the TV story line that used to keep you awake nights trying to figure out what was going to happen next week.

“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” – John 14:26

If, instead of filling your mind with forgettable facts, you load up on the words of life, you place within constant retrieval the right word for every situation.

“One of the primary reasons for studying the Bible is to provide Him with the Word to bring to our remembrance- when we need it” – Evelyn Christenson

Don’t just read the Bible, Study it! There’s a difference.

 

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Right along with letting the Bible become a staple in your daily diet, prayer will open your life to ongoing fellowship with God. And keep you going all day long.

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How Did Sunday School Start?

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The year was 1780, and Robert Raikes had a burden for the poor, illiterate children in his London neighborhood. He noticed that nothing was being done to help these children, so he set out to make a difference. He hired some women to set up schools for them on Sunday. Using the Bible as their textbook, the teachers taught the poorest children of London to read and introduced them to the wisdom of the Bible. Soon about 100 children were attending these classes and enjoying lunch in a safe, clean environment. These “Sunday schools,” as they were soon called, eventually touched the lives of thousands of boys and girls. By 1831, Sunday schools in Great Britain reached more than a million children, all because one man understood the truth: “The righteous considers the cause of the poor” (Proverbs 29:7).

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It’s no secret that Jesus cares greatly for those who struggle. In Matthew 25, He suggests that followers of Christ show a readiness for the Lord’s return by helping the hungry to get food, helping the thirsty to get a drink, helping the homeless find a home, helping the naked to get clothes, and helping the sick or imprisoned to receive comfort. (Matthew 25:35-36)

As we bear witness that Jesus Christ is in our hearts, we honor our compassionate Savior by considering those on God’s heart.

-Dave Branon

Awaken my heart, Lord, to those You care about, including the poor and helpless, the hungry and homeless, the troubled and hopeless in our world.

Open your heart to God to learn compassion, and open your hand to give help.

Matthew 25:31-40

31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideshis sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

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Today’s Bible reading is a portion of what is sometimes referred to as the Olivet Discourse, our Lord’s last recorded public sermon before going to the cross. Matthew 24:3 says the Jesus led His disciples to the Mount of Olives, where He delivered this message on the future judgment and the establishment of the kingdom. Jesus spoke to them of tribulation, of the coming of the King, and of the need to have prepared heart. It’s a sober message, yet one that ends with Jesus calling His followers to a heart of service that reaches out to hurting people with compassion and generosity.

– Bill Crowder

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Does God exists?

Please watch this video, it contains that scientists have been studying & now shows you that God does exists, not just a god, but the Biblical God. Is your faith lacking? Are you an atheist? Are you agonistic? Are you into a religion?

My good friend, Aaron (JESUS PAID 4 ME (Xbox)) He used to be a real atheist, what do I mean by real atheist? There are many wanna-be atheists, that go around trying to “prove” God doesn’t exist. Aaron didn’t go around trying prove God didn’t exist, he didn’t need to, because to a real atheist “there is no God” so is no conversation about it.

As a born-again Christian, we all lack faith sometimes, it’s called seasons. The more I look at creation, study the human body, the earth being in the perfect spot according to the sun, every sunrise/sunset different, looking everything the planet Earth offers. It’s prove that God does exists. How can absolutely nothing create everything? You say there is a builder to build a building. I’m still for waiting a building to make itself with nothing. People can’t accept God as the Creator of everything, but you have faith in nothing creating everything? Now that is a lunatic, sorry to say. What do you have against God?

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