New King James Bible scripture lessons with interpretations and encouragements.
Learn about God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
CHRIST'S TRUTH WAY
In this the love of God was revealed in us, because God sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
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Who is Jesus Christ, son of God the Father. What does the New King James Bible teach about Jesus, God the Father, the Holy Spirit and God's plan for living in God's loving will as Disciples of Christ under grace? Here are bible lessons, references & quotes with scripture meanings and interpretations to guide you. Have you been wondering about God, who He is, what He wants and if He cares about you? Open the files below to seek answers.
He really does care about you!
Why I Chose This Picture
A young boy, Colton Burpo, had a near-death experience and chose this likeness of Jesus as the Christ he talked with in Heaven. I also like the picture, and it fits with the Jewish custom of short hair.
Colton's full story is in print and in a movie called "Heaven is for Real."
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You can find God where ever you can kneel.
The cross is a symbol of God's love and hope for your future.
John 11:26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
Just look around to have faith!
If you can read, you can learn about God.
If you pray, He will teach you directly.
Psa 19:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God and the expanse proclaims His handiwork.
COVID 19-Another view by lcl
Imagine God's feelings at seeing how people are more and more putting Him aside to think only of themselves, rationalizing that they know best how to take care of themselves and do those things they desire instead of using the bible to structure their lives. They dwell on the things of the world instead of their future in Heaven. They listen to false lies that lead them away from Christ and His truths that could guide them in times of trouble. How sad The Father must feel knowing that time is short before He will send Jesus to collect those that are His and leave the world without the Holy Spirit to hold back evil. Then. the world will discover what real worry is leading to the times of tribulation, the reign of the Antichrist and life without God in control. What should God do to allow turn people back to Him and His desire to answer their prayers for help and guidance before it is too late?
As in times past, plagues and difficulties bring fears and hardships but also make people re-evaluate their decisions and turn again to God for help.
They are the equivalent of a needed spanking to show that a child's path should change. The short-lived pain is justified to bring about change for the good and well-being of those tested for a better future. Thus, God allows Satan to bring about fearful things that will cause pain but serve to also cause re-evaluation and turning toward the good path before it is too late.
Could this time of virus fear be such a tool to force people into a self-test of faith? It could turn people again to prayer and holiness in their lives. It could show if people, once again, would seek to help each other in a common cause and the true meaning of love. In the end, their blessings, like Job's, could be restored 10-fold and they would escape a worse outcome than if they were left alone to continue on a path toward sure destruction.
The virus could also be timed to occur when pollens are extremely high causing sinus irritations, colds and other viruses that would also add to the fear factor. These pandemic factors would make people realize if they trusted God in faith or fell prey to the fears about them. If they turned to God their faith would become even stronger and they could withstand the worse dangers ahead. God's protection would again enfold them and they could live in peace and trust through coming storms. They would remember God's promise:
2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Mine or thine? by lcl
Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Rom 7:15 For that which I do, I know not. For what I desire, that I do not do; but what I hate, that I do.
Rom 7:16 If then I do that which I do not desire, I consent to the law that it is good.
Rom 7:17 But now it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me.
Rom 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find.
Rom 7:19 For I do not do the good that I desire; but the evil which I do not will, that I do.
Here Paul is speaking of how weak his flesh is to do things that he knows are wrong, but his earthly nature desires. We all share an earthly nature that desires to do things that satisfy the flesh. God has given us the freedom to choose between good and evil. It is His hope that we will learn to do what is approved by God the Father while we are alive on earth. To make good decisions that are godly and to reject the evil nature that we received through Adam. Jesus was sent to show us the perfect example of always choosing the Father's will over our own. When He was tested during His 40 days in the wilderness He told us to live by every word from god.
Mat_4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
When Jesus instructed us to love God He gave the best motive for us to obey the Father's will out of a desire to please God, trusting that He knows what is best for us.
Mat_22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Jesus then chose the Father's will above His own even though it meant His suffering and death.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.
Luk 22:42 saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.
Jesus struggled against an earthly desire to avoid pain and death and instead correctly chose the will of His Father. He is the perfect teacher and son of God.
God has allowed us to choose and trust in Christ as our savior to gain eternity with Him and the Father. God also trusts that with the help of the Holy Spirit within each saved person they will ultimately learn to obey the will of God the Father just as Christ and the Holy Spirit do. To always say thy will, not mine Lord. When this is done God gives encouragement and peace.
Joh 16:33 I have spoken these things to you so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.