Friday, April 11, 2014

Every Tongue Confess




“. . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.”
Philippians 2:11 (NIV)

“. . . and every tongue confess. . .”
The word 'every' means each one of a group. Have you ever been to a large church conference where they had a time of worship during one of the sessions? I sat in an auditorium on the campus of our local university-a Christian institution. The singing was wonderful; I felt as if I was surrounded by angels. When each tongue confesses Jesus as Lord my experience will become like a grain of sand in comparison. Each and every person created by God will join together to proclaim the news. The people will declare their message. Their words will fill the air and no one else will be able to deny what the voices say. This will truly be likened to the sound of an angelic choir.
“. . . Jesus Christ is Lord. . .”
No one else has died for our sins. God planned that His Son would come to earth and live among us (John 1:14.) While Jesus was here on earth, He taught about the Father and how we should live. Whenever we read The Word of God, we should always give thanks for His Son and all He did for us. The most beautiful words any man or woman can say. People who have learned this fact will be happy to be able to voice these blessed words. They will come easy to those who have had a long vital relationship. Those who have had a shallow relationship might find these words hard to say..
“. . . . to the glory of the Father.”

The most beautiful words any man or woman can say. People who have learned this fact will be happy to be able to voice these blessed words. They will come easy to those who have had a long vital relationship. Those who have had a shallow relationship might find these words hard to say. We should always give praise to God for all He has done for us. As we continue through this Lenten season, we should be mindful of the grace God has for each of us.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Every Knee Will Bow




“. . . that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven,
 on the earth and under the earth. . . “
 Philippians 2:10

“ . . at the name of Jesus. . .” When God announces His son’s name at the last judgment. I envision a time of people being either terrified or relieved at this time.

“. . .every knee shall bow. . .”.When a person bows, they show respect to the person of higher status. In the United States, we consider all men and women to be equal, so we don’t practice bowing or curtseying as a regular habit.

“. . .in heaven, on the earth and under the earth. . . “Every one—all people, no matter where they are—will acknowledge Jesus’ lordship. Matthew Henry clarifies this section, “. . . the inhabitants of the earth, the living and the dead.”1


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1.      Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry, Marshall, Morgan and Scott Ltd. London ©1960, © 1961 by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Page 1863

Monday, April 7, 2014

Living so that


Living So That


                                                                          

   


(Making Faith-filled Choices in the midst of a messy life)
 By Wndy Blight
Mrs. Blight delves into scriptures that highlight the reasons for God’s deeds, Jesus’s sojourn on earth, our prayers, our trials, and our witness.

This Bible study is extensive and life-changing. As I read this book, I had my Bible right beside me, reading each selected passage she used. I thoroughly enjoyed this study.

Mrs. Blight explores five areas of Christian belief by devoting one chapter to each concept. Inside each chapter, she breaks the topic into five smaller units of study.

She shares her heartbreaking personal crisis that happened shortly after she graduated from college. She tells the reader how she came to give all her anger and hurt over to God and how God has used her to minister to other women.

I would recommend this Bible Study to any woman who truly wants to grow in the Lord. However, my concern is that the price may be out of range of a lot of women who could benefit from this study.

I received a copy of this book from Booklook Bloggers, a program of Harper Collins Christian Publishing Inc. via Thomas Nelson Publishing. All they asked me to do was read it and give an unbiased review.



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