Preaching, for Free

Written by Joyce C. Lock

For after that inrepparttar wisdom of Godrepparttar 147156 world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God byrepparttar 147157 foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Co. 1:21

So, here goes some "Preaching, for Free"

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

That atrepparttar 147158 name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things underrepparttar 147159 earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, torepparttar 147160 glory of Godrepparttar 147161 Father. Ph. 2:10-11

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace fromrepparttar 147162 earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Re. 6:4

Forrepparttar 147163 word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even torepparttar 147164 dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and ofrepparttar 147165 joints and marrow, and is a discerner ofrepparttar 147166 thoughts and intents ofrepparttar 147167 heart. He. 4:12

And when he had openedrepparttar 147168 third seal, I heardrepparttar 147169 third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. Re. 6:5

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will haterepparttar 147170 one, and loverepparttar 147171 other; or else he will hold torepparttar 147172 one, and despiserepparttar 147173 other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Lu. 16:13

Giving God Our Heart

Written by Joyce C. Lock

~ Giving God Our Heart ~

As humans, we want to be and hope to be good enough, while falling flat on our face again and again ... and, sometimes, even give up atrepparttar seemingly impossible. And if someone else doesn't kick us inrepparttar 147155 pants for failing, we most assuredly do it to ourselves.

But, what we may not realize is that our early spiritual growth is often a bit like learning to ride a bicycle. We do get some bumps, knocks, and skins alongrepparttar 147156 way ... and God doesn't even care that we fall, as long as we get up and try again. Proverbs 24:16

But,repparttar 147157 reason we fall has to do with our 'hope' to be good enough, as if it is something that can be earned. Satan uses that against us, to trip us in our journey, so he can gloat, "Failure!" again and again. In such, asrepparttar 147158 accuser ofrepparttar 147159 brethren, he makes sure we see ourselves in a fallen state because, as long as we believe God cannot receive us, he can keep us from knowingrepparttar 147160 truth.

Everything God creates is good, and that includes you. So, He is notrepparttar 147161 least bit offended by what humans deem as imperfection. In fact, God cannot look upon sin. So, when He looks upon us, He sees us as He created us to be and He knows, outside of darkness, whatrepparttar 147162 true choices of our heart would be. It's us that is often lacking in being able to see beyondrepparttar 147163 darkness, and so darkness is often where we dwell.

Though, what causesrepparttar 147164 real and lasting difference is when we make loving God our choice.

Consider this. Let's say you have a child. Then, Satan comes along and tries to convince you to give that child up for adoption. He might start with something like, "See, they don't really love you, because they didn't answer at your first call." Now, wouldn't that be a bit ridiculous? But then, maybe, next time, you were not pleased with that child's response. Even so, there is no way you would give that child up for adoption. Then, asrepparttar 147165 child grows, tantrums begin. You might want to paddle their behind. But, you wouldn't give them away. And, as they get older, you might even feel like 'pitching them outrepparttar 147166 window'. Though, still, as tempting as it may be, you wouldn't do that or give them away.

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