Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brotherly love!

Hi! Today we are going to explore a few more verses from God’s word about Being kind or brotherly love. Romans 13:

8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

10Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  LOVE FULFILLS THE LAW!   John 13:

34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.  LOVE IS A SIGN THAT WE ARE BORN AGAIN!      2 Peter 1:

5And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  LOVE IS A CHRISTIAN GRACE!     Hebrews 13:1Let brotherly love continue.   Matthew 22:

36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38This is the first and great commandment.

39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  WE ARE TO LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS  AND THAT INCLUDES OUR ENEMIES!  Matthew 5:44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;. Amen!

Be Ye Kind!

Good morning, today I will be sharing a few Bible verses about being kind one to another; I trust you will be blessed!  A/ It is taught by God!  1 Thessalonians 4:9But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. B/ It is commanded! Romans 12:10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;. C/ It is explained! 1 John 4:7-21.

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.

14And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

19We love him, because he first loved us.

20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also. [ to be continued]

Our Cabins

When my wife and I go for drives in the country, we are delighted

when we see a lovely log cabin. The view of these lovely cabins

takes me back in my thoughts to the pioneer days. The pioneers

traveled far, traveled slow and worked hard. Their cabins were not

fancy or brightly painted, there was no landscaping done, no lawns

to mow; that might have been a good thing. They built their cabins

by the sweat of their brow. These cabins were not much by our

standards today but to them it was their castle; it was their life

or death in the harsh winter. Yes, they were hard working people,

people with high moral standards, standards which this country

was built on. We, as a nation need to return to and use these

moral standards today; let God fill our cabins with His love and

build our country on that. Let us put our faith in Jesus and He will

build us a home in Heaven, not a simple cabin but a mansion.

We read in 2 Cor.5:1 ” For we know that if our earthly house of

this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house

not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

—– Winston Staples ——

Thoughts for This Day!

I am sitting here looking out my window, the rain is coming down and the fog is so thick , it  is hard to see clearly the things around. Some times in our spiritual walk with Jesus, fog rolls in by the winds that Satan blows to confuse us so we can’t see clearly, then at that time we must go to the light of God’s word so we can see clearly again. On these foggy days we must wait upon God’s sun and His Son to break through so we can see clearly once more!

AWAKE!

AWAKE!

Awake, my mind awake! Meditate on God;

His words and grace so freely given.

Awake, my eyes awake! See God’s gift of salvation.

Awake, my ears awake! Hear His words of comfort given.

Awake, my tongue awake! Proclaim His truth of redemption.

Awake, my mouth awake! Sing His praise and glory forever.

Awake, my heart awake! Be filled with God’s spirit.

Awake, my arms awake! Embrace His mercy forever.

Awake, my hands awake! Serve Him in His awesome creation.

Awake, my knees awake! Bow in prayer with humble adoration.

Awake, my legs awake! Stand firm with great devotion.

Awake, my feet awake! Follow the steps Jesus trod before us.

Awake, my soul awake! Praise God for His love and favor.

Rejoice, my being rejoice! Dwell with Christ forever.

—– Winston Staples —–

Little Vessels

Little Vessels

We are little vessels,

Created by God’s hand,

Put here a little while,

To walk in this land.

We are little vessels,

Broken and marred by sin,

God knows our every weakness,

He wants to mold us from within.

We are little vessels,

Who need saved from sin,

And by submitting to God our potter,

Salvation will begin.

We are little vessels,

Saved from sin and shame,

Jesus gives us victory,

Because He lives again.

We are little vessels,

Being molded by His spirit,

Because of His love and grace,

And not by our merit.

We are little vessels,

Being shaped, As He would have us be,

Perfect in His sight,

When the face of Jesus we see.

~ Winston Staples

The Old Tent Meeting

When I was a lad, about 60 years ago or so, in the late summer, with my mum and dad, to the tent meetings I would go.For about two weeks in the late summer, to a large field, a preaching man would come, set up his large tent and sing and preach God’s word. People from the valley and ridge would come, and be blessed by the hymns they sung. “Blessed assurance Jesus is mine” and “Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so”. My favorite time was when the preaching was done and with the singing of ” Just as I am” the lost sinners to the alter would come.

A Writing

I was looking through a small book of poems my mother had, I think she got them from Back To The Bible Ministry many, many years ago. I came to this poem written by Wilma Pendergraft titled ” Plant the Word”. It reads like this. We are not expected to germinate the seed—- Jesus said to plant it. This world’s a field in need. God does not expect us, to cause the seed to sprout—- He just said to plant it, and plant it all about. Jesus never told us to make the seed to grow—- He just said to plant it,
to plant it where we go. God does not expect us to make the seed bear fruit— Jesus said to plant it, and pray that it will root. Jesus does expect us to plant the Gospel Seed, Plant it, plant it, plant it, the world’s in desperate need. Plant the seed, and sow it, get much seed in the soil, Jesus said the harvest will compensate the toil.

Treating One Another!

Good morning! Turn in your bibles to  Gal.5:13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Verse 15—-But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Verse 26—Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.  Note: If we love one another we will not,  a/ bite and devour one another. b/ consume one another. c/ seek to glory self  by hurting others. Galatians 6:2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Eph.4:32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.  The great commandment that Jesus left us is to love one another and in doing this we can do all the other one an others!

More One An- Others!

The one an- others stated for us are very important and they determine how far our little lights will shine for Jesus. The first and most important one an other is “love one an other” . If  we love one an other the other one an others will be easier for us to show and do. The next one an other is found in Romans 15:7Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.  To receive one an other is to take one in, to welcome one no matter race or color Jew or Gentile if they know and love Jesus we are to welcome them and to those who do not follow Jesus we are to treat them with kindness and show them the love of Jesus. An other one an other is found in Romans 15:14And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.  If we see a brother or sister starting on a trail that may lead them astray we are to admonish or caution them, instruct them to set them on the right path, doing these things using love. Romans 16:16 tells us to salute one an other or respect one an other, so today I leave you with a salute!