Saturday, February 20, 2016

BUT we do see Jesus (Hebrews 2:9) Easter

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:9

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BUT Jesus Christ as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5)

For what we preach is not ourselves,
BUT Jesus Christ as Lord,
and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2 Corinthians 4:5
This holiday season give Jesus the best gift. Let your actions speak louder then your words! 

BUT when you pray (Matthew 6:6)

BUT when you pray, go into your room,
close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret,
will reward you.
Matthew 6:6
As you begin 2015 we go by yourself and really ask God what he wants from you this year. That's all that really matters, not what others expect from you or even what you think you should do

BUT when Christ came as high priest (Hebrews 9:11)Easter

BUT when Christ came as high priest of the good things
that are now already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands,
that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves;
BUT He entered the Most Holy Place once for all
by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Hebrews 9:11

Monday, February 15, 2016

BUT as you will (Matthew 26:39)(Easter)

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.
Yet not as I will, 
BUT as you will.”
Matthew 26:39
I can not imagine the agony Jesus felt as he talked to His Father. And then how much more painful it had to Be for God to hear His sons' plea and choose to let Him suffer for our sake. This is the defining moment when I realize He is God ! I don't believe any human parent could ever have the strength to go through with this. Thank you God for your sacrifice .

Sunday, January 31, 2016

BUT may all who seek you rejoice (Psalm 40:16)

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”
Psalm 40:16
As we close out the month of January, may this be our prayer. Let's seek and rejoice in God's word each and every day. When the day is done we will no doubt say "The Lord is Great!"

Saturday, January 30, 2016

BUT I can't (Romans 7:18-20)

I know what is wrong and I know that nothing good lives in me,
that is, in my sinful nature.
I want to do what is right,
 BUT I can’t.
I want to do what is good,
BUT I don’t.
 I don’t want to do what is wrong,
BUT I do it anyway.
BUT if I do what I don’t want to do,
I am not really the one doing wrong;
 It is sin living in me that does it.
I have discovered this principle of life—
That when I want to do what is right,
 I inevitably do what is wrong.
 I love God’s law with all my heart.
BUT there is another power within me that is at war with my mind.
This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
 Oh, what a miserable person I am!
Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is:
 In my mind I really want to obey God’s law,
 BUT because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.

Romans 7:18-20 (NLT)
Do you find yourself in these passages?  If you have struggled in the past in a humbling situation where you want to do what is right but inevitably you still have bad thoughts or actions please be reminded that is the old nature. Until we get to heaven this battle within will always rage, be strong my friend Jesus can concur even this battle. So often we think to pray about health, financial issues or physical needs BUT my friend the greatest pray is for Jesus to get victory over the battles within!  Please feel free to comment and share an internal battle with us.