Showing posts from September, 2009

"Know Jesus Better" from 2 Peter 1:1-11

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. The reason why Jesus has not yet come because He was waiting for you to repent. Peter -(Simon) means solid rock Peter is not only a servant but also an apostle. Some people would think that serving God can save you. God doesn't show favoritism. If we don't receive grace and peace then we are not saved. Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 1 Thessalonian 4:7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. God want us to finish the race, and one barriers for us to finish is "sin". Avoid foolishness (specially listening to songs), if you want Jesus, better developed a Godly character. Philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to

"Listen to God's Voice" from 1 Kings 13

Listen to the voice of the Lord from 1 Kings 13 God's word is for you and me. For us to hear God's word we need to allow God to change us. We need to allow God to change our heart. Remember that: Jeremiah 11:12 The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they will not help them at all when disaster strikes. Even in the small voice God speaks to our heart we must listen to it. Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices The church before are much pure because they don't compromise. To know if God's voice is speaking to us the words are consistent with the Bible's teachings. 1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. If we don't listen to the word of God, the enemy will come by to devour us. And so, God's word will alw

"Be Truly Humble" from 1 Peter 5

Many people are doing good things but their heart has a different motives. Now, God put an authority to the church elders but He wants us all to be humble. As we are all equal in the glory of God. 1 John 3:2 Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Our relationship with God as like the shepherd to "feed the sheep" as in "them" (the world) with God's word and we're not only looking in ourselves but also to other people. This is NOT for us to "supposed to do" but we want to do it as our motivation is humbling ourselves. We must have a shepherd heart to do the shepherd job. John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Remember God opposes the proud but gives grace to the Humble. Cast all your anxiety on hi

"Listen to a Good Advice" from 1 Kings 12

Listen to a Good Advice... Solomon = means peaceful When Solomon asks for wisdom - God gave it to him, and even more... but he compromise until he was deceive by his possession and wives to honor other gods. And as we can see, even the wisest man can fall down. If he went out from the counsel of God. How much more are we? We're not as wise as Solomon and if we don't follow every God's commandments - what will come to us? If you don't know how to solve your own problems he must go to mature person not only in knowledge but also in spirit. We all need to listen to mature Christians. And, be a servant of Jesus. If you want to be first be the servant of all. Proverbs 10:14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Don't be deceived. Be faithful and be humble. Worship God in spirit and faith. Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to

"Have an Undivided Heart" from 1 Kings 11

Do you want to get married someday? But if there's someone who has another lover would you want that person? Jesus wants us to love only one and we can't serve two masters. Mr. Wisdom (Solomon) fail in this area. Solomon loved so many women from different nations, foreign wives. In which God warns him not to intermarry with. The Lord knows Solomon specially his witnesses. The word for today we should not be unequally yoke. God knows our plans. For us we need to continue to depend to God. 1 Corinthians 15:23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Solomon had the total of 1000 (wives and concubines) which lead him astray. We need to be careful with our God. Whenever you feel cold in our relationship with God asks and pray to let God help you. The Lord doesn't care how many times you go to church but God looks at your heart. Solomon commit the same mistake as his father did but David recognizes his sin and repented. So

"Live to Please God" from 1 Peter 4:1-11

How can we please the Lord? To adore Him, obey His words, have fellowship. Let's find out what pleases God. People may not like us to put on our new self. It is hard to suffer and hard to give up our sin. 1 Thessalonian 4:3-5 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; If we don't have relationship to God, what are our desire? To have merry life? Materialistic wants? We need to go back to the basic to please God. Live as wise not as animals. Live as children of God. Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk