Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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The Resurrection & The Life!


John 11:25  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 


Meditate on God’s Word!  There is no more powerful quote in the Bible as when Jesus spoke these words to Mary and Martha, just before He raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 Perhaps the most important thing in this exchange was her response.   She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:27  Even though she believed in Jesus she still doubted His power. Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:32

Then Jesus did what only Jesus could do and is the only man that ever lived that raised someone from the dead. See Lesson 40 in the Redemption Story.  http://www.theredemptionstory.org    Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying.  And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” John 11:41-44


The key question today is do you believe? If you do, then share this lesson with those in your life who are searching for the peace that only Jesus can offer. http://www.theredemptionstory.org    If you do believe that Jesus is God then what do you need help with in your life that only Jesus can do? What struggle or issue or problem or area of sin in your life do you need help with. Let the only One who ever lived that raised Lazarus from the dead touch your life in a special way to help you in your time of need!  Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.  I Peter 5:7

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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The Good Shepherd!


John 10:14  I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”  


Meditate on God’s Word!  As a shepherd would give his life to save his sheep so Jesus became our shepherd to save us from the penalty of sin. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. John 10:11-14  Jesus knew His purpose was to die for the sins of mankind and that He was God in the flesh as He was questioned by the religious leaders.  Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. John 10:22-25

As Jesus never tried to convince those that didn’t believe in them, He let His works speak for who He really was and reached out to those who wanted to know the love, mercy and grace of God. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.” John 10:26-30


Let Jesus, our good shepherd comfort you today in your time of need and believe that yes Jesus can and will respond to your call for help.  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. I Peter 5:6-7

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Jesus Our Shepherd!


John 8:32  ”And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  No one man that has ever lived made the claims that Jesus made when he lived and walked on this earth. Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me[a] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. John 10:7-9

Jesus came to redeem mankind and to give us a life of freedom that only God can give. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 No one person who ever lived in the history of mankind ever healed more, cared more and loved more than Jesus. Will you let Jesus, the good shepherd, be your lifeline in life and after your life ends on this earth today?   “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. John 10:11-14


Let the good shepherd, Jesus be your shepherd today!   “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” John 10:17-18 Jesus loved you enough to die for you. Will you trust Him today?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Jesus is the Light!


John 8:12  Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.


Meditate on God’s Word!  Jesus was constantly being asked who He was and what was the reason He performed the many healings and miracles that He did. Here are some of His responses to these questions.  Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32

The Jews believed in the law and Jesus was telling them that He was coming to fulfill God’s purpose and plan of redemption for all mankind.  They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:33-36 Jesus was and is the light of the world and the bread of life to all who come to Him by faith.  And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:35-37

Let the truth of the Word of God free you and give you the peace that only comes from knowing that Jesus is the truth that leads to the peace that only God can give!  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27


Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Jesus the Word!


John 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.


Meditate on God’s Word!  The most often asked question is who is and who was Jesus. little baby born in Bethlehem had a very important mission to accomplish as He lay in a manger  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,  and His own  did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  John 1:10-12  

The Bible tells us that the universe was created by Jesus.  God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds. Hebrews 1:1-2 Jesus not only lived as a man on earth as God but He was and is God in the flesh, who came to redeem mankind back into relationship to God.  Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Hebrews 1:3-4


Know this one thing for sure that God loves you more than you will ever know and Jesus is there right the Father in heaven to help you in your every need. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:24-25 Jesus cares for you!  

Friday, December 2, 2016

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Jesus Paid the Price!


Isaiah 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities


Meditate on God’s Word!  The little baby born in Bethlehem had a very important mission to accomplish as He lay in a manger. God had a much bigger plan, the redemption of mankind to pay the price for the sins of the world. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:4-6 

As the Apostle Paul would write God had planned the purpose of Jesus before the world was created.  Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— 27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. Romans 16:25-27


God knew that the ultimate redemption of mankind would rest on this small baby child named Jesus.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,  and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:10-14 

Let the beauty, the power and the mystery of Christmas be yours this year as you meditate and share with others how much God really loves you and those around you! Share this link with those you love around the world today!   http://www.theredemptionstory.org