Thursday, 30 September 2010

Romans 1

1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God

Bondservant means a slave. A man without his own rights.

Sunday, 26 September 2010


14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

The next verse basically says, so get on with it. Believing enables you to do it.

2 Timothy

6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Slap on those hands and give away the goodies preacher man!

15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”

Walk away from sin.

20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

Even Paul didn't have a 100% success rate in healing the sick.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

1 Timothy

1-2Don't be harsh or impatient with an older man. Talk to him as you would your own father, and to the younger men as your brothers. Reverently honor an older woman as you would your mother, and the younger women as sisters.


8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Ezekiel 46-48

9-10 "'But when the people of the land come to worship God at the commanded feasts, those who enter through the north gate will exit from the south gate, and those who enter though the south gate will exit from the north gate. You don't exit the gate through which you enter, but through the opposite gate. The prince is to be there, mingling with them, going in and out with them.

We're leaving the Holy place a different way then we came in!

16-18 "'A Message from God, the Master: If the prince deeds a gift from his inheritance to one of his sons, it stays in the family. But if he deeds a gift from his inheritance to a servant, the servant keeps it only until the year of liberation (the Jubilee year). After that, it comes back to the prince. His inheritance is only for his sons. It stays in the family. The prince must not take the inheritance from any of the people, dispossessing them of their land. He can give his sons only what he himself owns. None of my people are to be run off their land.'"

Yay! Our inheritance cannot be robbed forever!!

ezekiel 40-45

4-5 The bright Glory of God poured into the Temple through the east gate. The Spirit put me on my feet and led me to the inside courtyard and—oh! the bright Glory of God filled the Temple!

Show me your Face God! Show me your Face!

5 God said to me, "Son of man, get a grip on yourself. Use your eyes, use your ears, pay careful attention to everything I tell you about the ordinances of this Temple of God, the way all the laws work, instructions regarding it and all the entrances and exits of the Sanctuary.

Then gird up my loins so I can stand in that holy place!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Ezekiel 37-39

5-6 God, the Master, told the dry bones, "Watch this: I'm bringing the breath of life to you and you'll come to life. I'll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you. You'll come alive and you'll realize that I am God!"

The gospel is a prophetic declaration that calls us into life. We cannot know God until we are made alive in Christ. Like Ezekiel we have the awesome privilege of making that declaration of life to people so they might hear and live. Speak to the dead souls that work with you and eat with you. Declare life over them through the cross of Jesus Christ!