The Only Savior In The World ~ Holy Week 5

And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues.   Luke 7:21

 

What if a doctor examined you and gave you the news that you were terminally ill?  You are, spiritually!  You were born with the congenital disease of sin, and it is fatal (Romans 6:23).  No doctor, medicine, diet, philosophy, or religion can cure this plague.  The Lord Jesus Christ is your only hope.  If you repent and call on Him in faith, He will save you in that same hour.  He alone has the power to cure you of sin and its deadly effect.  Come out of denial, recognize your condition and need, and call upon the Lord.  Time is running out.  Do it now!  -Carl Knott

Time is gliding swiftly by, death and judgment draweth nigh, To the arms of Jesus fly, be in time.  -Charles H. Mason

Salvation: Don’t Leave Earth Without It

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.   Proverbs 29:1

When the Liberian tanker, the Arrow, ran aground and broke in two off Canada’s east coast, it polluted 125 miles of shoreline.  Confessing it to be his error, the Captain said, “I did not believe the message of my electronic depth sounder.”  Friend, if, on the sea of life, you ignore the warnings of God, your soul will be lost on the shores of eternity.  -Arnot P. McIntee

O, turn, while the Savior in mercy is waiting, And steer for the harbor light; For how do you know but your soul may be drifting, Over the deadline tonight?  -Virginia W. Moyer 

30 BRITAIN FIRST VS 3,000 MUSLIM EXTREMISTS, CHARLIE HEBDO PROTEST, LONDON

 

Britain First faces down leftwing and Muslim extremists in Burton

Muslims attack Christians in UK streets “we’re taking over” “we hate you”

The Islamic infiltration of Europe is creating scenes like this everywhere.  Praise the Lord for courageous organizations like Britain First and people like Jayda Fransen.  These are great films for liberals and the uninformed who believe that President Donald Trump has a prejudiced and bigoted approach towards Radical Islam.  Radical Islam has no desire to homogenize with people and respect the law of the land.  They say England is now “our country,” and they desire to implement sharia law throughout.  Note the continual use of the “F” Bomb by Radical Islamists, as well as their spitting and throwing eggs at Britain First demonstrators.  The politicians in Britain have foolishly given their nation away to people who despise Britain and their laws.  Will America follow suit?

Pray For Revival In America!

TobyMac and how his song “Love Broke Thru” reveals how he came to know and believe in Jesus

DC Talk, is a Christian rap and rock trio. The group was formed in Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia in 1987 by Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, and Kevin Max Smith.  Michael Tait is now lead singer with the Newsboys.  Toby McKeehan (Mac), has long been on a solo career, and the following song and testimony allude to his salvation at a summer camp.  Countless children and youth have been saved at summer camp and Vacation Bible School (VBS).

 

Saved At Summer Camp

Love Broke Thru

TobyMac’s Life Changing Experience And Testimony  ~  The Story Behind “Love Broke Thru”

“Go Ye.”

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”     Mark 16:15

We construct beautiful buildings for worship, then struggle to get people in.  We have eloquent preachers but often no unsaved are there to hear them!  We seem to have things back to front.  The Lord’s final message before He ascended was “Go ye.”  Use your feet to go into all the world to preach the gospel.  He is saying to the church today, “Go ye into the high street and market; go to the homes and playgrounds; go to your friends and neighbors.  Whatever else you do please go.  I am waiting to make you a blessing if only you will go.”  A conference held some years ago was entitled, “Go Out or Die Out.”  How true.  Is yours a dying assembly?   -David Croudace

Go then and tell them of Jesus, it was for them He was slain

Give them, O give them the Gospel, let not their cry be in vain!  -O. Smith

Devotional: Preparing to Celebrate Christ’s Birth ~ Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ~ Fourth Advent Sunday

Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion: Week 4

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Virgin Mary illustration

Are in the middle of your darkest hour? Billy Graham’s fourth Advent meditation focuses on the light of Christ.

Week Four: December 18–24

For this week heading into Christmas, read Luke 2:11, 13-14.

The greatest sermon ever preached was delivered by angels on this historic night. It has always been interesting to me that this message was delivered at night. It wasn’t night because the sun had gone down. It was night because the world was surrounded in spiritual and moral gloom.

People were driven by greed, intolerance and lust for power. Religion had become a device for the rich in the exploitation of the poor. Men robbed and swindled and profiteered under the cloak of religion; they even fought wars in the name of religion. In every arena of life, it was night when Jesus came.

Things haven’t changed. Today, there seems to be a moral night that has settled over our world—sexual immorality, pleasure-mad people, lusting for money and power—the same as it was in the days when Jesus came 2,000 years ago.

It is in the darkest hour that Christ often comes. He brings the joy, the thrill, the peace and the glory such as you have never known—when you and your loved ones give your lives to Him.

How has Jesus shown Himself to you in your darkest hour? Reflect on this for Christmas.

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 2 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 3 of the Advent devotion

Have you given your life to Christ?

 

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    Please send me the devotions daily, it’s such a blessing. Thanks

Devotional: Preparing to Celebrate Christ’s Birth ~ Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ~ Third Advent Sunday

Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion: Week 3

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Live Nativity scene; Volunteers as Mary, Joseph, shepherds; also a camel, llama
The live Nativity is always a favorite at Christmas at the Billy Graham Library.

Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness? Billy Graham’s third Advent meditation focuses on sharing the true Christmas message.

Luke 2:10 ESV

Week Three: December 11-17

Read Luke 2:8-10—On that first Christmas night, the angels appeared to shepherds on a hill near Bethlehem. Alfred Edersheim, the great 19th-century Jewish-Christian scholar, wrote in his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah that the shepherds and the sheep to whom the angels appeared near Bethlehem were no ordinary shepherds and sheep.

The sheep were those bound for the temple sacrifices. The shepherds were outcasts because of their necessary isolation from religious ordinances. And their manner of life rendered legal observances unlikely, if not absolutely impossible.

How wonderful that in God’s wisdom and love the angels should appear to them—the doomed and the outcast—that night.

Today we can declare to the world that the Good Shepherd cares for all people and wants to give them peace. Christ came on that first Christmas for one great purpose—to die on the cross for our sins. Now God offers forgiveness, inner peace and eternal life to all who will repent and believe in His Son. This is the Christmas message!

Do you know people who need to hear about God’s love and forgiveness? Will you share the true Christmas message with them this year?

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

>> Read Week 2 of the Advent devotion

You can have peace today.

 

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  1. steven.satyala says:

    blessed by message

  2. ANTONIA OLORUNSOLA says:

    I pray that GOD gives me the ability to proclaim His words to nations.

  3. Margaret Hood says:

    Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It is always wonderful to go back in time and know that God is still in charge! Thank you dear Lord, for sending us the Savior who conquered death in order that we might inherit eternal life in heaven surrounded by those who have gone on before us. Jesus can be your Savior too. Trust in him and his Word. the Bible. Know that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that ” that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish and live surrounded by the Old Prophets and the New Prophets of today. Amen

  4. stacy roberts says:

    Yes I will share his message to the people and tell them how much God loves them.

  5. Joan Wrenn says:

    Thank you Dr. Graham for all
    your teaching and undying devotion
    for humanity. Your life has blessed
    us all!!!

  6. Devamaran says:

    Yes, I believe my response to preach good news.

  7. Alan says:

    I pray for God’s wisdom and His words upon meeting someone who needs to hear the Gospel.

  8. John A Mackay says:

    Glad to get these advent messages. Thank you for posting them.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    God pours His love into our heart that it might flow to others. God Bless us all.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  10. MARY Blair says:

    This a blessing for me and my family thanking you for sharing.

Jesus

Jesus Christ was with God the Father before the world was created.  He became human and lived among humanity as Jesus of Nazareth.  He came to show us what God the Father is like.  He lived a sinless life, showing us how to live; and he died upon a cross to pay for our sins.  God raised Him from the dead.

Jesus is the source of eternal life.  Jesus wants to be the doorway to new life for you.  In the Bible He was called the “Lamb of God” (John 1:29).  In the Old Testament, sacrifices were made for the sins of the people.  Jesus became the sacrificial lamb offered for your sin.

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”  (John 14:6).  He is waiting for you now.

  • Admit to God that you are a sinner.  Repent, turning away from your sin.

  • By faith receive Jesus Christ as God’s Son and accept Jesus’ gift of forgiveness from sin.  He took the penalty for your sin by dying on the cross.

  • Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

    You may pray a prayer similar to this as you call on God to save you:  “Dear God, I know that You love me.  I confess my sin and need of salvation.  I turn away from my sin and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord.  In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.”

    After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, tell a pastor or another Christian about your decision.  Show others your faith in Christ by asking for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.

From Open Windows

A Guide For Personal Devotions

Winter 2016-2017      LifeWay

 

 

Have A Blessed Christmas

 

Pray For Revival In America!

Devotional: Preparing to Celebrate Christ’s Birth ~ Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ~ Second Advent Sunday

Billy Graham’s Advent Devotion, Week 2: Responding to God’s Call

By   •   November 2, 2016   •   Topics:

Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Billy Graham’s second Advent devotion focuses on how we can follow the lead of Mary and Joseph in responding to God.

Week Two: December 4-10

Read Matthew 1:19-21—Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Meditation
We’re given just a little glimpse of Mary and Joseph before Jesus was born. They lived in the hill country of Galilee. Joseph was a religious man. Mary gives every evidence of having a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, even though she was a teenager. The Bible teaches that God was so pleased with her that He chose her to be the mother of Jesus. Mary and Joseph weren’t married, and yet Mary became pregnant.

I’ve often put myself in Joseph’s place—imagined his thoughts, his aspirations about the girl to whom he was engaged. But Joseph decided to break the engagement privately.

While he was thinking about these things, God’s angel appeared to him in a dream to give Joseph an explanation of the situation. All Joseph’s suspicions were put away. He accepted what God had said through the angel, and he was immediately married to Mary.

Both Joseph and Mary followed the call and plan of God, and through their obedience the way was prepared for Christ to come and bless us.

Are you seeking to follow God’s call on your life? Are you actively responding to Him?

>> Read Week 1 of the Advent devotion

How will you respond to God?

 

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  1. Barbara Mooresays:

    Pray for my family that they will come to Jesus.

  2. Rachel Platiausays:

    Thank you for including me. God bless you.

  3. Debra Woodsays:

    I am so glad that I am able through my phone to follow your teaching thank you

  4. Adepeju Robert Jamessays:

    Father Lord Jesus Christ help me by your grace to follow your plan and purpose for my life

  5. safdar mughal.says:

    hi God be with you and your family