Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God is love!

God is a lot of things, God is almighty, God is creator and so on and so on! Love, God is love as well! Read passage below from 1 John 4: 7-19 from the Good news bible!

Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him. 10 This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.
11 Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.  No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.
13 We are sure that we live in union with God and that he lives in union with us, because he has given us his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and tell others that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If we declare that Jesus is the Son of God, we live in union with God and God lives in union with us. 16 And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us.
God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them. 17 Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ's.18 There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.
19 We love because God first loved us. 20 If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen. 21 The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

All about Jesus!

Are the words in the bible saving us? Or is it the message that saves us? The message tells us that we can be saved true Jesus Christ the Son of God! The message tells us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that He was risen from the dead after 3 days. The message tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and that nobody can come to the Father then true Jesus Christ!

We people can fight over who is Wright about the word we read in the bible, we can debate all the time and maybe you will be the winner of that debate, but in the end it’s not your wisdom that saves you, it always is and will be Jesus Christ the Son of God!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jesus as an example!

Jesus did not take the easy way for us, you can read about that in the bible. What do we do? Do we take the easy way or do we follow Jesus in His footsteps?

1 Peter 2: 19-25
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Lifehouse Skit!!

Let Jesus be an example in Your life

For our citizenship is in heaven…the book of Philippians learns us that we are citizens of heaven, in Philippians 3 verse 20 you can read about that. (ASV) Citizens of heaven, wow that’s really great to be citizens of the kingdom of God. But how does a citizen from heaven act? Do you act the same as a citizen of the world or are you acting differently?
 When we look at the bible, then we can see that it is the idea to act differently when you are a citizen of heaven. When you are citizen of heaven, a child of God then you’re way of behaving  should not be the same as that from the world. We should act like Jesus acted when he was on earth, we should try to act and being more like Him. He not only gave His live for us but, he was a great example for us and showed us how to live our lives.
 Are you taking the life of Jesus as a example? Or do you know how to act like a citizen of heaven on your own?
 Follow Jesus, let Him be your example to live your life. Look at Him and try to do the same and when its hard or you don’t know how to act, pray, pray to Jesus and ask His help. I know for sure He will guide and help you.
 Greetings and God bless,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Who ever believes in Him, will not be judged

John 3: 16-21

1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

God is superior!

Living with Jesus Christ in this world is not easy, but it is the best way to life my live! Sometimes during my journey with Jesus the past almost 18 years, i discovered that some people do not understand that grown people still believe in something thats so old. A lot of people these days think that mankind is superior and that God is nothing more than a figure that mankind invented for his own good.

I don't believe that God is invented by man, i believe that God is superior and that He created the heaven and the earth. God gave us His only begotten son for our sins, so whoever believes in God, believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish but, shal recieve eternal live. (John 3: 16)

In the past 18 years i discovered that God is not an imagenairie friend no, Christ is real and alive! We as people can think that we are superior but, i dare to say that God is superior to mankind.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Living in the dark? Jesus wants to be your light!

John 8: 12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
The world you are living in can be a real dark place, no light coming in and that can be really depressive. If you are living in a dark world where there is no light coming in then I have good news for you.
Jesus Christ the Son of God is the light of the world, when you accept Him in your live then there shall come in light in to your live. Not any ordinary light but the light of live!
Jesus Christ the Light of the world died also for your sins and mistakes on the cross, whosoever believes in Him will not perish but, have everlasting live! (John 3:16)
Greetings and God bless, John  

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Lord, the good and loving Shepperd!

Psalm 23: 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

One verse of psalm 23, a beautiful psalm of faith, knowing for sure that the Lord is with you every time and never lets you go alone.

Wonderful when   you know that these words are true in your own life, that you know personally  that this is true. David knew that the Lord always was with Him, do you know it for sure?

You and me can also trust the Lord, He will also be at our side and when we need Him He will be there all the time. Don’t doubt   the Lord, trust Him in every period of your life and know that He wil be on your side!

Greetings and God bless, John  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Don't be ashamed of the Gospel

In the letter Romans Paul says in the first chapter verse 16 the following: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

How is that with us? Are we ashamed of the gospel, ashamed of the  Gospel of Jesus Christ who died for our sins and rose from the dead for us?
I hope that when you read this question you can answer it as follows: ‘ No I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ’
Jesus gave His live for you, He loves you personally, don’t keep the grace of God that is visible in and true    Jesus   Christ for yourself but , share it with everyone who wants to hear it. The grace of God is not something we can keep for our selves, it’s a gift for anyone who wants to hear it and believes it!
Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel, share it, tell people about the wonderful Grace from God that gives us Salvation in and true Jesus Christ!
Greetings and God Bless, John  

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Faith without works is dead

Believing in God is not only believing by words, believing in God and the mercy you received in and true Jesus Christ, is more than words alone! Do people see that you are a believer in Christ? Do they see that in the things you do? In the book of James we can read about the works that come with believing, James is saying how important it is to have works of faith!

James 2:14-26

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked and in lack of daily food, 16 and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit? 17 Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself. 18 Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from [thy] works, and I by my works will show thee [my] faith. 19 Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect; 23 and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God. 24 Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith. 25 And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live

Galatians 2: 20
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
What a great testimony, crucified with Christ nevertheless I live and not I but Jesus Christ lives in me! These words are from Paul in the letter of Galatians, can you repeat these words and apply them in your own life?
It must be wonderful to know that its Jesus Christ who is living in you and knowing that he gave Himself for you. No longer living for yourself but living for your Lord and savior.
I personally think that this testimony of Paul can be a testimony of all Christians, fully rely on the Lord your savior! Knowing that He is the King of your live and that it is because of Him that you are living!
Greetings and God bless, John  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Are you willing to give everything up and follow Jesus?

Luke 14: 33
So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
This is one verse out of Luke 14, the last 10 verses are the base of this writing. (25-35) These 10 verses are talking about the price we are willing to pay. Jesus is telling the people that nobody can be His disciple if you are not willing to give up all your possessions, I think that this is not only a message for the people where Jesus was talking to but, I think that Jesus is talking to us as well.

There is no doubt about it, love is very important

1 Corinthians 13: 2
And if I have `the gift of' prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (American Standard Version 1901)
We can be good in a lot of things, such as Paul mentioned in this verse, but when we don’t have the Love then it is worth nothing. We can be great preachers or whatever but its from great importance that you and me have the love, not ordinary love but the love of the Lord. Jesus so loved you and me that he gave His live, so you can receive Grace and mercy from God!