I was reading Luke chapter 17:11-19 concerning the story of the ten lepers Jesus healed. In verse 15, we see that only one of the those healed returned to give thanks to Jesus. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to h
When we become a Christian, we are considered “babes in Christ”. Just like a new babe we are given the essentials for growth. The infant has his mother’s milk, then formula and as he/she grows they “bites” like baby food, a french fry, hotdog, etc. How does the kid know to change over to the “meat”? I have been told that the doctor will say it’s time to take him off the bottle. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was that easy? There are kids that like the bottle and the attention. The
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” James 1:27 NASB This verse is one scripture that we must all hold as a core value to our walk as a Christian. It is clearly stated the Church must care for the needs of the widows and orphans. This is undefined and pure religion. God’s perfect plan for the church is that we as a whole care for people who have need
Romans 14 v. 12 "So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God." At the end of our life on earth you and I will stand before God, and he is going to evaluate how well we served others with the lives He gave us. Think about the implications of that. One day God will compare how much time and energy we spent on ourselves compared with what we invested in serving others for Him. On this day all our excuses for self-centeredness will sound hollow. "I was too busy,"
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1 As a child growing up, I heard Proverbs 22:1 many times so that it would impact me in the choices I had before me. Even though I was a preacher’s kid, I was never reminded of that by my parent because they thought it was far more important who I belonged to than what title I held. My parent’s faithfulness gave me a good name. I soon learned throughout our fellowship in