Acts 7:56-58 Look, he said, I see heaven open and the son of man standing at the right hand of God. At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. This verse is about a young believer named Steven. He had just told the members of the holy … [Read more...] about Word up — Let’s not give God the leftovers
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us The longer I've been a believer, the more I look at some people and think this or that person can't be saved. That thought only adds to the fear I already have of reaching out to the lost. First I think, what would I say to this or that person … [Read more...] about Word up — not while we were at church
Psalms 4:4 ...when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. I'm going to keep it short and simple. Your bed, the last chance to repent each night before about a 10 hour window where Christ could come without you knowing. Our minds alone can do a great deal of damage in a day let alone sins we actually carry out physically. I … [Read more...] about Word up — search your hearts and be silent
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common; the Lord made them both The verse addresses the rich and the poor and here's what I believe he is saying. God looks at us in real time... meaning God has placed you where you are at rather you're a believer or not. He's always working with you in your current situation. If you are … [Read more...] about Word up — he’s placed you where you are at for growth
Matthew 14:28 Lord, if it's you, Peter replied, tell me to come to you on the water. This verse was spoken from a boat in a terrible storm by Peter who was looking at Jesus walking on water. Quite a scene if you ask me and quite a request. Peter, had already seen plenty of miracles at this point but here he's asking for Jesus to perform yet … [Read more...] about Word up — We too should be asking in this way.
Proverbs 22:13 The sluggard says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the public square!" Oh how this verse speaks to me. In almost every profitable endeavor I shoot it down and accomplish nothing and that's just the physical aspect of it. Or is it? As believers we have to remember that God is going to put things continually on our … [Read more...] about Word up — don’t overlook where God wants to work
Psalms 146:6 He is the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them... In preparation for Fourth of July... I'm going to drop a firecracker on you today. I prayed about this last night and felt led to share another side that might not be as appealing to us as previous messages I shared but is extremely important to … [Read more...] about Word up — we thank you for loving us even after knowing us
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient with toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. As a believer most of us can recall a moment when we came to the Lord. Maybe it was a pastor somewhere giving a message about this great relationship in Jesus … [Read more...] about Word up — Don’t under estimate what God is trying to do with you.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Wow! This basically says that until you know who the Lord is and give him Lordship over your life that you're knowledgeless. That's probably pretty insulting to many who have found success in their life. Gone to schools, moved up their … [Read more...] about Word up — do we suppress it or address it?
Proverbs 19:23 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth I felt drawn to this verse the other day and thought there's a good lesson here. There's something special about the bible that should even make a non believer say wow... that is that, verses written by different authors in different books within … [Read more...] about Word up — be spiritually active