Wednesday, April 3, 2019

God will Guide You

God guides – we follow
PSA 32:8     I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you will go: I will guide you with My eye.

JOH 16:13  When He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for he will not speak of himself; but whatever he will hear, that will he speak: and he will show you things to come.

God guides Godly people
PSA 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

PRO 23:19  Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

PSA 112:5  A good man will guide his affairs with discretion (choosing the right direction).

PRO 11:3   The integrity (good character & actions) of the upright will guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors will destroy them.

ROM 8:14 All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

Trust God to guide you
PSA 73:24  You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Don’t trust in yourself for guidance
PRO 3:5-6    Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.

PSA 37:5   Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he will bring it to pass.

Trust God first for guidance before trusting others
MIC 7:5     Do not trust a friend, do not put confidence in a guide.

MAT 15:14  They are blind leaders of the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

The blessings of God guiding you
PSA 23:2-3   He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness.

ISA 48:17  Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, I am the Lord your God which teach you to profit, which leads you by the way that you should go.

ISA 49:10  They will not hunger nor thirst; neither will the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them will lead them, even by the springs of water will he guide them.

ISA 57:18  I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him.

ISA 58:11  The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

PSA 48:14  This God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.

Pray for God to guide you
PSA 31:3   You are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your Name's sake lead me and guide me.

PSA 25:5   Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day.

PSA 27:11  Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path.

PS 139:24   See if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

PS 119:133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

How to have a good night's sleep

God wants you to have your proper rest: MAR 6:30 The apostles told Jesus what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And Jesus said to them, Come aside by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while. For they did not even have time to eat.

God does not bless workaholics or those who burn-out by burning the candle at both ends: PSA 127:2 It is useless for you to get up early and stay up late working for food to eat; for He gives sleep to those He loves.

If you have trouble sleeping, or if you take medication to help you sleep, Jesus is the cure for your insomnia: PRO 3:24 When you lie down do not be afraid you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. PSA 4:8 I will lie down in and sleep in peace; for You alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.

Meditate on God in bed: PSA 63:6 I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. PSA 4:4 Meditate within your heart on your bed and be still (if you cannot sleep – try counting your blessings!)

When you awake you are still His: PSA 3:5 I lay down and sleep; and I awake for the Lord sustains me. PSA 139:17 When I awake I am still with You.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Why Today's Church Needs Miracles

1. Proves the message is true and genuine. JOH 17:17 Your Word is truth.
2. Verifies the preacher as a servant of God. 1CO 2:4 My preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
3. Shows God’s love and care for all people. JOH 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
4. Demonstrates God’s power over satan’s power. MAT 12:28 If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
5. Brings praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God. MAT 15:31  The multitude glorified God when they saw the dumb speak, maimed be whole, lame to walk and blind see.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Your Days are Numbered

The Bible compares the brevity (briefness or shortness) of life to:  
  1. Wind JOB 7:7
  2. Flowers that fade away PSA 103:15, ISA 40:6-8, 1PE 1:24
  3. Grass that dies PSA 37:2, 1PE 1:24
  4. Nothing PSA 39:5
  5. Hired servant JOB 7:1
  6. Cloud that vanishes JOB 7:9
  7. A passing day JOB 8:9
  8. Passing shadow JOB 8:9, 14:2
  9. Swift ships passing on the sea JOB 9:26
  10. Eagle hurrying to it's prey JOB 9:26
  11. Dream JOB 20:8
  12. Vision of the night JOB 20:8
  13. Handbreadth PSA 39:5
  14. Spilt water 2SA 14:14
  15. Sleep that’s soon over PSA 90:5
  16. Vanity (empty, futile) PSA 144:4
  17. Vapor JAM 4:14. 

PSA 89:47  Remember how short my time is.
1CO 7:29   Brethren, the time is short.
PSA 90:12 Teach us to number our days.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Jesus Christ heals today!

Healing is part of the Gospel (Good News) that the church is to proclaim - Mar 16:15-20.
Before Jesus went to heaven He commanded His disciples to carry on the work of healing – Mar 16:17-18.
God's program of healing is the same today – Mat 28:20; Heb 13:5.
Healing is one of the signs to follow believers - Mar 16:17-18.
Jesus promised healing power to every believer – Mar 16:17-18.
Healing proves the true disciples from the false – Mar 16:17-18.
Healing proves the resurrection of Jesus Christ – Heb 13:8.
Healing proves that Jesus Christ is alive today – 2Co 6:2.
Healing proves that God's promises in the Bible are true – 2Co 1:20.
Healing demonstrates the power of God over the power of satan – Mat 8:16.
Healing reveals the goodness of the Fatherhood of God – Joh 3:16.
Healing is received by personal faith just like forgiveness of sins – Mat 8:13; 9:28-30; 15:28; Mar 5:34; 10:52; Luk 17:19; 18:42.
Healing is one of the best means of drawing people to receive Jesus Christ – Mat 12:15; 15:30; 5:15.

Friday, November 18, 2016

You will know them by what they produce - Mat 7:16.

1.  Lazy Christian is idle & does not co-operate because of dislike for work.
PRO 21:25 The desire of the lazy kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.
HEB 6:12 Do not be not lazy, but be followers of them who through faith and   patience inherit the promises.
2.  Procrastinating Christian always puts things off until later, makes excuses & moves & acts slowly so that work is delayed
PRO 20:4 The sluggard will not plow because of winter; therefore he will beg in harvest and have nothing. The Christian’s sin is not always what they do wrong - but what they don’t do!
3.  Half-hearted Christian lacks force, passion, conviction & commitment
MAT 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
MAT 15:8 These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.
4.  Indifferent Christian is apathetic; lethargic, unenthusiastic & lacks emotion, concern, or involvement, showing neither interest or dislike
REV 3:15 I know your (the church's) deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm -neither hot nor cold - I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
5.  Double-minded Christian is unable to decide and stay with something; they are on again-off again as they fluctuate in their allegiance& beliefs 
JAM 1:6 He who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 8  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
6.  Compromising Christian meets half-way or midway because of divided loyalty. They constantly make concessions that weaken their faith.
MAT 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
2CO 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
AMO 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are in agreement?
7.  Critical, murmuring and complaining Christian causes division and hinders others. 
1CO 10:10 Do not murmur, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.
 PHI 2:14 Do all things without murmuring and disputing (Israel constantly murmured against God & Moses!)
8.  Fearful, doubting, unbelieving Christian is skeptical & uncertain & lacks confidence in God& the promises in God’s  Word. Their fear, doubt& unbelief also paralyzes the faith others!  
MAR 16:14 Jesus appeared to the eleven…and He rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
MAT 21:21 If you have faith, and doubt not....22  all things, what ever you will ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
HEB 3:12 Beware, brethren, that none of you have a sinful heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. The remedy for fear, doubt & unbelief is faith!
9.  Lack of zeal/passion
TIT 2:14 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
REV 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Time for judgment in God’s House
1PE 4:17 The time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?  18  And If the righteous are scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Only Remedy for “All” of the above: REV 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. JAM 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Friend: an associate; assistant; companion; supporter; buddy; pal; mate; one attached to another by affection & esteem; an intimate associate who encourages & supports; a trustworthy companion you can trust & confide in; a helper in a struggle or cause.

GOD IS ABRAHAM'S FRIEND: JAM 2:20-24  He was called the friend of God. 2CH 20:7 Jehoshaphat quoted God: "Abraham your friend for ever".

HOW TO BECOME GOD'S FRIEND: JOH 15:14  You are my friends, "IF" ye "DO" what I command you. JAM 4:4 Whoever will be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. 

BENEFITS OF HAVING GOD AS YOUR FRIEND: Knowledge of God: JOH 15:15  I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Having you prayers answered - LUK 11:1-13. 


1.  WEALTH AND FRIENDS: PRO 19:4   Wealth makes many friends. 

2.  GOSSIP AND FRIENDS: PRO 16:28  A sinful man sows division: and a whisperer separates close friends. PRO 17:9    He that covers another's sins seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates close friends.  

3.  ANGER & FRIENDS: PRO 22:24  Do not make friends with an angry man; and do not associate with someone who gets angry easily or else you may learn his ways, and get yourself ensnared. 

4.  FRIENDS & CORRECTION: PRO 27:5-6   Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

PSA 141:5  Let the righteous smite me; it will be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it will be an excellent oil, which will not break my head.                          

5.  ADVERSITY & FRIENDS: PRO 17:17  A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity. PRO 18:24  There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. "A true friend is one who walks in when others walk out." 

6.  FRIENDS & ADVICE: PRO 27:9   Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. 

7.  MAKING FRIENDS: PRO 18:24  A man that has friends must show himself friendly. "There's nothing in the world I wouldn't do for my friend" a man said, "and there's nothing my friend wouldn't do for me.  That's the way our friendship is.  We go through life doing nothing for each other!" "You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.  Which is just another way of saying that the best way to make a friend is to be one." 

8.  TREAT FRIENDS WELL: PRO 27:14  He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it will be counted a curse to him. PRO 25:17  Withdraw your foot from your neighbor’s house; so he does not grow weary of you, and hate you. PRO 27:10  Do not go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off. 

9.  FRIENDS & INSPIRATION: PRO 27:17  As iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. "A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts who you've become and still encourages you to grow." 

10.  FRIENDS & BETRAYAL: PSA 41:9   Mine own familiar friend (Judas MAT 26:50; JOH 13:18), in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me. 

11.  FRIENDS & FAITHFULNESS: PRO 27:10  Do not forsake your own friend and the friend of your father.

12.  PRAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS: JOB 42:10 The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.