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MercyMe The Love of God 09/01/2021

MercyMe The Love of God

Musical Moments with Mike

Imagine, figuratively speaking, stabbing your best friend in the back. That’s what Peter did when he denied knowing Jesus during His arrest. Imagine, during the worse time in the life of Jesus, as He began His journey toward the eventual cross, one of His closest friends denied even knowing Him.

It also turned out to be the worst day in the life of Peter. He truly loved Jesus. He was totally committed to following Jesus – even if he had to die for Him (Mark 14:31). Peter meant that from the bottom of his heart, but when he saw that the Messiah was not going to bring military victory over the oppressive Roman empire but instead was going to be crucified like a common thief, he fell apart and denied Jesus. Hence, the worst day in Peter’s life.

After Peter’s third denial Luke records, “𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳” (Luke 22:61). Peter’s heart must have fallen into his stomach. If we were to give Peter “the look” it would be one of disgust and resentment; however, knowing Jesus as we do, “the look” was almost certainly a look of compassion and love because Jesus knew Peter would have great consternation and sorrow. No one was happier than Peter when Jesus appeared alive from the dead and the message of the Messiah as a suffering servant started to make sense to Peter and the others.

Ever had a Peter moment when you denied, disappointed, and deserted Jesus your Lord for some sin? Welcome to the club! We all sin and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). When we grow up in faith we can see Jesus looking straight at us in our mind’s eye. Maybe we should see Jesus looking at us with compassion and love rather than disdain and judgment. Maybe that is more in line with what Jesus is thinking. Maybe that will help us love Him more and be more “gratitude motivated” to live for Him.

Read Matthew 26:69-75. Then listen to 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥 by MercyMe.

MercyMe The Love of God

Purer In Heart, O God 08/31/2021

Purer In Heart, O God

Musical Moments with Mike

One of the most cutting statements I’ve ever heard as a Christian came from an unbeliever who spoke honestly from his observation of people he knew who called themselves Christians. He said, “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺.” That is a sad commentary on a Christian life. That man did not see any more love or holiness in these “church people” than he did in atheists. Hopefully no one ever says or thinks that of you and me.

Our goal as Christians is NOT to act a little bit better than the moral atheist who lives next door. God wants His children to aim and shoot higher than that. Our goal is to be like Jesus – think, talk and live like Jesus did when He walked on this earth. That takes a lifetime of growing and changing because we have a lot of growing and changing to do; however, God will work through us in spite of our spiritually clumsy ways if we have a pure heart. The song 𝘗𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘖 𝘎𝘰𝘥 states a biblical truth: We need God the Father to help us live like Jesus by sending the Holy Spirit into our hearts. We are to be holy and wholly devoted to him.

David wrote in Psalm 24:3-4, “𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥? 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦? 𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺.” In Psalm 51:10,17 David is repenting before God of his sin and makes these two powerful statements, “𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘖 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦…𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵; 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘖 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘦.” Jesus said it very succinctly, “𝘉𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘥” (Matthew 5:8).

Read I Peter 1:13-21; 2:11-12 and listen to 𝘗𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘖 𝘎𝘰𝘥.

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Lamb of God - A Ca****la Hymn 08/30/2021

Lamb of God - A Ca****la Hymn

Musical Moments with Mike

“𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘪𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘏𝘪𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘏𝘪𝘮, “𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘺!” 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘱𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦” (Mark 14:65).

During a recent morning devotional, I camped out on a verse I’ve read 100 times over the years. I slowed down and read it over and over again. I replayed the abuse Jesus endured in my mind. I could see despicable, evil people spitting on the respectable, holy Jesus. I could hear the punches they threw onto His body. (John 19:3 records the blows were to His face – a sound hard to listen to.) Add to the physical torture the humiliation He experienced as they taunted Him. Imagine what went through His “God mind” as they mocked Him! They didn’t realize He actually was (and is) the Christ of God. “Like a lamb led to slaughter…”. They slapped Jesus in His face. And they are just getting started. He hasn’t been whipped yet! He hasn’t had nails driven through His hands and feet so they could securely fasten Him to a cross and let Him suffer and die. How horrifying!

I am sad Jesus suffered as an evildoer when He was completely innocent. I do not know how He restrained Himself from blinking an eye and blowing up His executioners. I owe Him everything. He endured all of that for sinners like me from a heart of pure love.

Read Mark 14:55-65. Then listen to 𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘣 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥 - A Ca****la Hymn.

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Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction (lyrics) 08/27/2021

Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction (lyrics)

Musical Moments with Mike

I like the message of the song 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘺 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 by Fireflight so much that I decided to write another devotional about it. May the force be with you also to be greatly moved by the biblical message of this song. I am speaking of the force and the attraction of the love of the cross of Jesus moving us to sacrifice our very lives to living for Jesus.

Paul writes, “𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘶𝘴” (II Corinthians 5:14). Most likely Paul is speaking not only of his love for Jesus but especially the love of Jesus on the cross capturing his heart. You might even say Paul was addicted to Jesus.

Addiction can be defined as 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘤𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤, 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵-𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳, 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭, 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭, 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴…𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵-𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘶𝘮𝘢…𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳. The difference for Christians is that the addiction, attraction, and obsession is to love and live for Jesus because He is so amazingly awesome in His agape love for us.

Why would a Christian group write a song about addiction? Here’s the answer: before we become Christians we live for the flesh – you might say we were selfishly addicted to living for ourselves. In Titus 3:3 the apostle Paul writes, “𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥, 𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴…”. There it is – 𝘌𝘕𝘚𝘓𝘈𝘝𝘌𝘋= addicted = out of control living for the flesh. No wonder I wanted to write another devotional about this song.

Read Titus 3:3-8. Then listen again to 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘺 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 by Fireflight. Then be set free from the addiction of this life and be a freewill slave of Jesus Christ.

Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction (lyrics) Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction from the album For Those Who Wait with lyrics on screen.I love this band, enjoy.Please Rate, comment and subscribe :)

Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction (lyrics) 08/26/2021

Fireflight- Core Of My Addiction (lyrics)

Musical Moments with Mike

Hi, my name is _________________. I am an addict.

I love 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘺 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 by Fireflight. The lyrics come from the 12-step recovery program; however, the out-of-control obsession is not for mood-altering, mind-altering chemicals like alcohol and other drugs. Neither is the message about the many other things we let take control of our lives: s*x, po*******hy, food, internet, social media, video gaming, gambling, work, career, money, shopping, exercising – you name it and we can become addicted to it. This song refers to Jesus being the core of our addiction. Christians are obsessed with Jesus because of who He is and what He did for us on the cross. We are obsessed to follow His teachings because He is not only our Savior – He is also Lord of our lives.

Jesus said, “𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘔𝘦…” (Matthew 12:30). After the not-for-real disciples quit following Jesus because they considered He was asking too much of them, He turned to the twelve and asked if they wanted to leave Him as well. Peter answered, “𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘰? 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦” (John 6:66-68). Peter, Andrew and company dropped everything to follow Jesus. You might say they were addicted to Jesus because, just like an alcoholic or drug addict will go to any length to get loaded, they went to any length to be with Jesus.

So enough of this worthless, half-hearted dabbling in Christianity! Enough of this middle ground faith whereby we live for Jesus 𝘐𝘍𝘍𝘍 it is easy – 𝘐𝘍𝘍𝘍 it is convenient – 𝘐𝘍𝘍𝘍 we don’t have to sacrifice too much. That idea of Christianity is a lie from the snake oil salesmen who disguise themselves as preachers while lining their pockets with the cash of the gullible who hear exactly what they want to hear: convenient and entertaining Christianity. Paul writes in II Corinthians 11:14, “…𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵”. Instead, we need to get our bibles open and get to know Jesus better because the better we know Jesus the more we will love Him and be addicted to follow His radical demands with reckless abandonment of our lives. We will be overwhelmed by His love and sacrifice on the cross. Then He becomes the core of our addiction.

Read John 6:60-69. Then listen to 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘺 𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 by Fireflight.

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Phillips, Craig & Dean - Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Lyrics) 08/25/2021

Phillips, Craig & Dean - Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Lyrics)

Musical Moments with Mike

Do you know who’s the hardest person to forgive? Do you know who gets their past thrown in their face day after day? Do you know who is willing to grant mercy to others but can’t seem to give grace to themselves? Answer for most Christians: SELF.

What is wrong with us? God says He forgives us when we repent. He even says He will remember our sins no more. Why can’t we do the same?

The apostle Paul did a lot of good things. He had really good theology flowing from his pen via inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He loved his enemies. He suffered for the cause of Christ. He only cared about the gospel being spread to all creation. But the best thing Paul did was forgive himself. He was guilty of killing Christians – you can’t get any worse than that. But when Paul turned his life over to Jesus that old life was dead and gone. In Galatians 2:20 he writes, “𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘐 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺, 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦.” Paul knew grace and lived by grace and faith. He came to know God’s love is steadfast from everlasting to everlasting – love that is hard to figure, understand, and grasp BUT once we know His love is like no other we can tell our heart to beat again.

Read I Timothy 1:12-17. Then listen to a much-needed song for us entitled: 𝘛𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘈𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 by Phillips, Dean & Craig.

Phillips, Craig & Dean - Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Lyrics) "Breathe in" album available now.ForgivenIf only you'd forgive yourselfYou've been made newBut you're still standing where you fellCause when you look in the...

I Stand Amazed - A Ca****la Hymn 08/24/2021

I Stand Amazed - A Ca****la Hymn

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Have you ever been astounded? I mean, has anything ever been so spectacular that it left you speechless? How about amazed - ever been amazed? We’ve all seen athletes accomplish some astonishing feats and been awestruck. We’ve all heard musicians perform so stunningly that it put goosebumps on our arms and tears in our eyes.

What about Jesus? Are you impressed as you read (and see in your mind’s eye) the historical gospel accounts of Jesus performing miracles? Does the cross and resurrection of Jesus move you to the point of changing your life to live for Him? Paul writes, “𝘏𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩; 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩, 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘪𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵, 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦; 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺; 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦” (II Corinthians 5:15-17)?

I believe Jesus died and rose again and is alive forevermore. I have total faith that He is seated at the right hand of God. And, even though I believe I still stand amazed at how and what God has done for me in Christ. I stand amazed!

One of my favorite hymns is I Stand Amazed. Each stanza is amazing as it builds toward our home in heaven. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭: 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘴! 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭! 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦. 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘴! 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭! 𝘐𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘚𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳’𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦!

Read Luke 24:13-35 and then listen to 𝘐 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘦𝘥.

I Stand Amazed - A Ca****la Hymn Lyrics & Music - Charles H. GabrielKey - Ab MajorTempo - 110 bpmPlease enjoy these simple recordings and feel free to give suggestions and requests! Thumbs ...

CPC Special - "Put That on Master Charge" (Philemon) - Dr. Haddon Robinson 08/23/2021

CPC Special - "Put That on Master Charge" (Philemon) - Dr. Haddon Robinson

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Read the very brief, one chapter letter of Philemon. Then, while you are driving to work or hanging around the house listen to a great spiritual lesson by Dr. Haddon Robinson on the letter to Philemon – even if you have to listen to it in parts. He makes a statement in his lesson that really hit home with me personally. I guess I hadn’t thought of God’s love for me in that way since…maybe ever. It really helped me spiritually. Let me know what you think it is and what you think about it.

CPC Special - "Put That on Master Charge" (Philemon) - Dr. Haddon Robinson On March 15, 2009, Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, CA was blessed to have Dr. Haddon Robinson speak to us on the book of Philemon. This is a sermon ...

Trust and Obey (A Ca****la) 08/20/2021

Trust and Obey (A Ca****la)

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This Sunday’s sermon will call for us to live trusting and obedient lives as we follow our Lord. Jesus challenges the disciples, “𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘦, ‘𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥’, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘺?” (Luke 6:46). It is a question that challenges us to examine our spiritual walk concerning trusting obedience.

Trusting Jesus as one’s personal Savior and yet feeling no sense of responsibility to be obedient to Him as Lord divulges a defective faith. On the other hand, obeying Jesus as Lord in an attempt to earn one’s salvation but neglect to trust Him as Savior is a perverted and ineffectual faith (it’s not faith at all). The right way to live as a Christian is to trust the work of Jesus on the cross to save you by His redeeming blood and allow that sacrificial love of Jesus to move you to be an obedient disciple. Gratitude for grace becomes a motivating factor.

Be sure to learn more this Sunday as we study out this important biblical subject. Read Titus 3:1-8 and listen to the old song entitled 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘣𝘦𝘺 by David Wesley.

Trust and Obey (A Ca****la) Words and Music by Daniel Brink Towner, John Henry Sammis & Michael WeaverThis classic hymn got a major makeover in 2006 by the amazing CCM group Big Daddy ...

God You Reign - Lincoln Brewster 08/19/2021

God You Reign - Lincoln Brewster

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When we acknowledge God’s sovereignty we are moved to praise and adore Him for reigning over everything, including (and especially) us. We don’t resist it or resent it; rather, we feel safe and secure and love for God to reign over us. It’s equivalent to a small child being held in the arms of a strong, protective, loving parent. That little child feels safe and secure because he or she knows mommy or daddy knows what is best and will take care of them.

We’re not motivated to submit to God’s sovereignty by instability and insecurity but rather by wisdom because we know our heavenly Father knows what is best for us. That wisdom prompts us to see that God is always on His thrown and His will is going to be done whether we are in submission to His blessings and grace or in resistance to His justice that results in judgment.

Spiritually speaking, problems come along a little later in life when we grow up and want independence and demand to do our own will. Hopefully, we come to our senses in faith and realize God’s will is so much better than doing things our self-destructive way. We submit to His will as we follow Jesus and life gets better now and gets really great when we die. Jesus, the ultimate Son of God, submitted to do the will of the Father. In John 6:35-40 Jesus said, “𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦; 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘔𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘦 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘔𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘏𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘦 𝘐 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘺 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘔𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺.”

God is not a tyrant who rams His will in our face and forces us to submit to Him; rather, He is a God of love who woos us through the cross of His Son to choose to do His will over ours. C.S. Lewis wrote, “𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥: 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘥, "𝘛𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦," 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘮 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥, "𝘛𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦." Let’s be the ones who bow to the sovereignty of God and seek to do His will from here to heaven.

Read Isaiah 46:8-13 and listen to 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘙𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 by Lincoln Brewster. Then submit your life to the sovereign God who reigns over the world from beginning until the end.

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We, the family that meets at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ, are a Bible-centered fellowship that serves Jesus as Lord. Our sincere desire is to follow Christ faithfully and to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in our personal lives. Jesus promised us a special kind of peace that is beyond human understanding. It is this peace from God that guards our hearts and minds and that we seek to share throughout the world. It is our intention to emphasize "the LOVE of God, the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the FELLOWSHIP of the Holy Spirit". We would like to invite you to join us for worship, Bible class, or one of our many special events. Facebook Wall Administrators: Jennifer "Weaver" Jacobs Jerry O. Browner Stephen & Rachael Patterson Danette Wood Mike Meierhofer

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