Hebrews 12: 1-2
Look to Jesus for life (John 14:6)
Look to Jesus for aid (Hebrews 2:18)
Look to Jesus for love (2 Corinthians 5:14)
Look to Jesus for peace (John 14:27; Acts 10:36)
Look to Jesus for guidance (John 12:48)
Look to Jesus for strength (Philippians 4:13)
Look to Jesus for freedom (John 8:32)
Hebrews 12: 1-2
We can’t afford to win the gain that means another’s loss;
We can’t afford to miss the crown by stumbling at the cross.
We can’t afford the heedless jest that robs us of a friend;
We can’t afford the race that comes to tragic bitter end.
We can’t afford to play with fire, or tempt a serpent’s bite;
We can’t [...]
People grow and mature at different rates. Thomas Edison’s teacher
said he could never amount to anything and advised his mother to
take him out of school. Winston Churchill was admitted to school in
the lowest level classes, and never moved out of the lower groups in
all the years he attended Harrow. Albert Einstein seemed so slow and
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
How good it is that God above has never gone on strike
Because He was not treated fair in things he didn’t like.
If only once he’d given up and said, “That’s it, I’m through,”
“I’ve had enough of you on earth, so this is what I’ll do.”
“I’ll give my orders to the sun, cut off the heat [...]
If you cannot write a volume,
If you cannot write a song,
Maybe you can help some person
Who has suffered some great wrong.
For it doesn’t take a fortune
Nor sermon great and grand
Just to show a little kindness
Or to lend a helping hand.
Think it over, friend and neighbor,
Were you in this person’s place,
How a little bit of sunshine
Let’s admit we like options/choices. We want options when choosing
clothing as well as our house. We expect variety and we don’t respond
well if we don’t get it. For most people the choice process is a normal
part of our life.
Peter didn’t offer people options/choices of finding salvation and a relationship
with God. Peter made such a bold [...]
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ….And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:12, 26