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Friday, June 25, 2010

God Is Our Refuge

Psalm 118:5-9

The term refuge denotes a place of safety, protection or shelter; in our discussion we will look at God being our protection or shelter in a time of storm. If the question were raised what does God protect us from and how He does it? First, God in His provisional care made provisions for all man’s needs this includes our safety. He provides for all necessities of life which includes bread, water, shelter, and healing regardless of the nature of healing.

When man encounters adversities, God is there in the presence of the Holy Spirit as stated in Psalm 23 which includes all protective elements. Verse 4 which states, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff comfort me.” Verse 5 speaks to the issue of God caring for all needs even in the midst of evil as these evil attacks are designed to destroy both life and soul, but there is refuge in the safety of God’s love and mercy—so much so until the Holy Spirit overflows our cup with His grace. What a mighty God!

Our scripture text drives home the point of God being our refuge by stating that when one calls on the Lord He answers, because if the Lord is on your side, then there is nothing to fear. God is present to give strength and the ability to overcome any situation.
God our safety valve!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wolverine State Congress Reflections

I apologize for being tardy with our weekly blog discussion. Needless to say I was teaching in the Wolverine State Congress of Christian Education in Saginaw Michigan all last week. This was a spirit filled week of worship, singing and giving praises to the Lord and fellowshipping with other spirit filled Christians/believers. I wish that all who are reading could have been in attendance and felt what I felt—high on Jesus.

Classes were well attended and class attendees were eager for the word. This tells me that if the Word is taught people will hear and respond. It is my prayer that attendance will increase twofold as the Congress continues to grow. Blessings to all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

God’s Son Full of Grace and Truth

John 1:14-18

There are several definitions for grace and some are, “favor (Genesis 6:8). It is God’s free and undeserved love that never quits (Ephesians 2:8). Grace is the gift of God that comes as eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23)”. Student’s Bible Dictionary (P. 106). Then there is the profound definition of grace as God’s Righteousness at Christ’s Expense. All definitions of grace paint a profound picture of God’s love for mankind and the unity that exist between the Father and Son. This is because Jesus Christ-the Son willingly came to earth to be the human sacrifice in bridging the spiritual divide between man and God. This is love in action by God and His Son all who believe will have eternal life—salvation. It is noteworthy to say that salvation does not come by man’s action, but by the Holy Spirit and Christ coming into the believer’s life thus making all believers a new creature in Christ.

Through Christ grace and truth is available in its fullest extent according to Romans 5:17-21 to all mankind who believe. Then what is truth? Truth is an actual fact not what claims to be the truth or appears to be truth. Then God is the source of all truth and John 14:6 states that “Jesus is the way, the truth and the life”. This mean then that man’s existence is grounded in Jesus Christ; Christ is the way to the Father and all life exists in Jesus.

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