What is Love?

Humbly Seeking the Lord

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.- Matthew 22:37.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And love never fails-1Crorinthians 13:4-7

 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent…

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Train Up A Child

Reflections of April

This morning I was a bit on the edge, but Glory be to God I overcame. God is good at all times, at all times God is good.
All times
My daughter is doing such a wonderful job. Her doctor’s and nurses are so amazed at her process. I said unto them nobody but God! I said thank God, and the nurse said yes God. She knows just like I know it’s all God. I also thanked them for all their help.

I prayed and believed and that’s just what happened all things became possible.

No I was not the only one praying they’re other’s and they know who they are. I believe God will reward their prayers.

A nurse walked into the room and said I was coming to see how beautiful she is, the other’s are telling me how pretty she is. I said thank you, but Pebbles…

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What does God Require of Christians?

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Many Christian denominations, groups or sects down through the years have distinguished themselves by their peculiar beliefs and emphases. The question is, are these distinctions required of the Christian by our God or are they the legalistic impositions of man on fellow believers?
The Seventh Day Adventists and the Churches of God (Splinters of Herbert Armstrong’s Worldwide Church of God) place much emphasis on keeping the Sabbath, clean and unclean meats and Bible prophecy. Pentecostals emphasise the need to receive the Holy Spirit and to speak in tongues. Churches that adhere to the principles espoused by the New Apostolic Reformation movement place their emphasis on engaging in ecstatic “worship.” Other groups emphasise baptism in the name of Jesus only, baptism by emersion only, clothing and headwear differences and the list go on.
Many of these distinctions are not wrong in themselves. The biggest problem with these distinctions is that…

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The Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness

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kindnessOne of the positive aspects of our society is the fact that we witness acts of kindness being demonstrated daily to others. Persons donate money and material things to help victims of tragedies to get back on their feet. They help elderly persons to cross the road safely. Motorists on the main road will allow the other driver coming from a side road to exit. A few days ago, my wife’s money fell from her purse; a gentleman who was passing alerted her to what was happening. These are all acts of kindness that we are familiar with in our society.

King David in 2Samuel 9:1-12 deliberately sought after a descendant of King Saul for the purpose of showing him the kindness of God. Through his servant Ziba, David found out that Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul was still alive. Saul had made David’s life miserable…

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I Surrender All

2 R Better Than 1

Good Monday morning, friends! With last week firmly behind me (as it should be), I’m ready to greet this week with fresh eyes and a positive attitude. There’s something about the power of a storm to turn things upside down in your life. In my case, it was a Nor’easter that threatened to take down a few of my trees and made good on a promise to knock out my power.

Shrouded in darkness with only the sound of the howling wind in the background, I was able to put a few things in their proper place — at the feet of God. I’ve been praying for major changes in the lives of a few people that I love, and I’ve been petitioning God for years on their behalf. Although I expect him to answer those prayers, and I actually see evidence of his work at times, I know that…

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Sleeping in a manger?

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I’m not talking about one of those twee things you see in nativity plays. I’m talking about a real manger. Years ago I was on a walking holiday in Iceland and we were well and truly in the wilds. We’d got permission to sleep in the shielings, these are the huts or bothies used by locals for when they have to accompany their animals out at pasture.

As you might imagine they varied from basic to squalid. Some were merely dry-stone huts with stone and sod roofs. In some you could barely stand upright. Yet others were bigger and often incorporated corrugated iron in the structure. Some had bits where sheep had obviously been kept, but one, the largest, had a manger and hayrack. Whether they’d tied ponies or cattle there I’m not sure.

Still I looked at the various places to sleep, the floor was starting to look crowded…

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Sunrise Sermon: No Words Necessary

2 R Better Than 1

God speaks in the stillness. Are you listening? Do you know his voice? As his sheep, we know the voice of the Good Shepherd. All we need to do to hear him is be still.

Now therefore standstill that I may plead with you before the Lord concerning all the righteous deeds of the Lord that he performed for you and for your fathers. ~1 Samuel 12:7

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” ~Psalm 46:10

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” ~ Exodus 14:14

And Moses said to them, “Wait, that I may hear what the Lord will command concerning you.” ~Numbers 9:8

It’s really simple. You can’t keep talking and expect to hear God’s soft whisper. Spending time in prayer…

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Command

Pure Glory

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

Don’t react to the words of the enemy, he only has the power of suggestion. You have the power of command!

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