Rivaled means to be challenged by....to compete with. Mark 4:19-21 "And the cares of this word, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word.... (the word worry in German means to strangle or choke...and another definition is to divide the mind.) ....and it becomes unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground: such as hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some six
Standing up for God when we’re afraid isn’t just the right thing to do. It also builds our faith and our character. Reputation is what we want people to think we are. Character is what we really are. Character is who you are when no one is watching. Character and faith are like muscles. The only way we build a muscle is by stressing it. That’s what we do in weightlifting. When we lift weights, we’re straining our muscle, we’re stretching our muscle, and we’re stressing our mu
Exalt the Lord our God and worship at His holy hill, for holy is the Lord our God. Psalm 99:9 What is your favorite gadget, piece of jewelry or outfit? How would you feel if you had to give it away? Not many of us would find it comforting to give away the one object we cherished. It is hard to give things away. A sacrifice is offering something at great cost to ourselves. Hebrews 13:15 says, Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise.
I want to tell you of the importance of Personal Protective Equipment. At work we call it PPE for short, but it is a requirement for all employees to wear it at all times. This is not for the company but for the employee. I want to talk about just a few, but starting with the ones that are the most important to the worker. You must have a proper fitting Hard Hat, you must have safety glasses, and gloves. Head injuries are extremely dangerous. The funny thing is some get into
Song of Solomon 2:10 "My beloved said to me, 'Get up, my true love, my beautiful one, and come with me'.” Psalm 85:8 (God's word translation) "I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for He will speak peace....." Mark 6:31-32 "And Jesus said to them, 'Come with me privately to a solitary place, and let us rest for a while.' For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they went away in a boat by themselves to a solita