Saturday, January 18, 2014

MERCY OF GOD

Some people imagine that in order to be a merciful Christian you must never present the Word of God, the Holiness of God, the Justice of God, or the Warnings of God; however, it is precisely the mercy of God which ensures that these very things will be presented to mankind. The most unmerciful thing we could do is to fail at presenting these very truths.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

To be in His Kingdom

On the morning news a guy shares his experience of auditioning to play guitar on the road with Billy Joel. Billy pulled him aside in private during a session and asked, "So can I use you to go on the road for me?" The guitarists face beamed as he recounted the moment and he said with a smile, "Are you kidding me! Yea!!" The reporters all chuckled at this wonderful excitement of being asked to play for Billy Joel. Years went by and this guitarist was rehearsing in the stud...io and singing the lyrics. Billy walked in the back and asked, "Are you listening to me?" (Being sure that they were). They all said, No, that is the guitarist. And now the guitarist has a cover band for Billy Joel that even Billy thinks sounds like his own voice.

So #1. How excited and grateful and thankful we should be that Jesus called us to be in His kingdom. #2. What a compliment it would be for people to walk in the room and say, "that sounds like Jesus."...May we be transformed into His image in our voice, thoughts, desires, actions. In the interview you could tell this man was genuinely thrilled to be in the band and to be like the leader, what a faint example of how thrilled we should be to be called to His Kingdom and be made like our King.


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If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."