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Our Thinking… His Promise

Posted by cjoshua15 on October 7, 2008

Our Thinking / His Promise

It’s impossible / All things are possible. (Luke 18:27)
I’m too tired / I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28-30)
Nobody really loves me /
I Love you. (John 3:16)
I can’t go on / My grace is sufficient. (2 Cor. 12:9)
I can’t figure things out / I will direct your steps. (Prov. 20:24)
I can’t do it / You can do all things. (Phil. 4:13)
I’m not able / I am able. (2 Cor. 9:8)
It’s not worth it /
It will be worth it. (Rom. 8:28)
I can’t forgive myself / I forgive you. (1 John 1:9)
I can’t manage / I will supply all your need. (Phil 4:19)
I’m afraid / I have not given you a spirit of fear. (2 Tim. 1:7)
I’m always worried and frustrated / Cast all your care on me. (1 Peter 5:7)
I haven’t enough faith /
I’ve given everyone a measure of faith. (Rom. 12:8)
I’m not smart enough / I give you wisdom. (1 Cor. 1:30)
I feel so alone /
I will never leave you or forsake you. (Heb. 13:15)


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Crystal Ball

Posted by cjoshua15 on April 1, 2008

Does God know the future?

Back it up with scripture.

Revelation 1:1

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12 Days of CHRISTmas

Posted by cjoshua15 on December 18, 2007

Okay.  The I’m late on the countdown.  Here is something I thought you might enjoy to explain the song.  It takes on a whole new light in the Christian world.

The song goes, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…”  The “true love” represents God and the “me” who receives these presents is the Christian. 

The “partridge in a pear tree” was Jesus Christ who died on a tree as a gift from God.

The “two turtle doves” were the Old and New Testaments – another gift from God.

The “three French hens” were faith hope and love – the three gifts of the Spirit that abide(I Corinthians 13).

The “four calling birds” were the four Gospels which sing the song of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The “five golden rings” were the first five books of the Bible also called the “Books of Moses.”

The “six geese a-laying” were the six days of creation.

The “seven swans a swimming” were “seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.”(I Corinthians 12:8-11, Romans 12, Ephesians 4, 1 Peter 4:10-11)

The “eight maids a milking” were the eight beatitudes.

The “nine ladies dancing” were nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.  (Galatians 5:22-23)

The “ten lords a-leaping” were the Ten Commandments.

The “eleven pipers piping” were the eleven faithful disciples.

The “twelve drummers drumming” were the twelve points of the Apostles’ Creed.

The next time you hear this song you will hear it for the first time with your eyes upon the Lord and all that He does for us.

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Flying South…

Posted by cjoshua15 on January 12, 2007

I was driving to work yesterday when I noticed a flock of geese flying south for the winter. They were in their famous “V” formation. I kept thinking it was looking like a directional arrow. I decided to research why they fly in this formation and it is noted in several different sites that the “V” gives drafting and the lead bird rotates out to the rear when they get tired and the next one near the front takes over the lead. This gives them a great rotational system, a fantastic guidance better than GPS, no one is ever more in the lead than any other, and the layout of the “V” provides for a visual of each other and communication is better. I also found that when they sense a cross wind the standard “V” turns into more of a check mark look to handle the drafting. In addition to that, they are known to stop and eat when they sense the weather changing for a storm. They have trouble finding food during storms so they eat before the storm to ensure they have been fed.

The “V” being a directional arrow was what really sat heavy on my mind all day and night. So many times I’m looking for a physical sign of direction when in I need to be listening for a direction from God. I ask for His guidance and I’m thinking it will be something I can see, sometimes it is very visible, but other times, it is a matter of being quiet to listen and do what I’m told. I keep being reminded of Psalm 46:10 that plainly states, “Be still, and know that I am God.” I guess I need to use that “V” to represent “VOICE” to remind me that the directional arrow I see visually is also a voice that guides me if I allow it.

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Not a Sunday morning sermon…

Posted by cjoshua15 on July 6, 2006

I read Genesis 38 as a part of a Bible study. I’m not thinking this is one you use for a Sunday morning service. I asked the preacher and he LOL after he looked it up when I asked if he had ever planned on using that one for a Sunday morning service.

I know that everything in the Bible is God’s direction for us and we can learn from it all. But like this particular chapter, it was better presented and received in a small group Bible study.
Can you think of others that might not be the most appropriate for a Sunday morning service?

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