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April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday

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Luke 19:40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Today is Palm Sunday. This is the day we celebrate the Triumphal Entry. We have read some of the things Jesus did and taught as He was headed to Jerusalem. Now He is here. He already has everything ready. The disciples were sent ahead to get a young donkey never ridden before. A warrior goes into the city on a white horse. A King goes in to the city on a donkey (David did this also). The people are excited. They are praising Him. The religious leaders are jealous and don’t like what they hear. They tell Jesus He should make the people be quiet. Jesus shows His power and His Sovereignty by saying the stones could cry out if the people were quiet. This encourages me to cry out as to Who Jesus is. If He can speak through stones or an ass (Balaam) He can speak through people like you and me. We’re not to keep quiet. We’re to cry out. We’re to let all know Who Jesus is. Our question is will we open our mouths? God won’t speak for us but He will speak through us. Our goal is to go home to heaven and see how many people we can take with us.

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December 4, 2011

Advent 8

Filed under: Advent,Bible,Christian,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 12:17 pm
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Ro 15:6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We celebrate the 8th day of Advent – the start of our 2nd week.  We are told to join together with one heart and collectively, as one mouth, glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  When we are together with other Christians what do we do with our mouths.  We seem to find a lot to talk about and even some things to disagree about.  We spend a good bit of time talking to each other.  How much time do we spend speaking and singing praises to God?  How much time to we testify to His glory by giving Him praise for what He has been doing in and through us since we last met?  Let us on this day share with more than one of God’s love and give Him the glory for what we have in our lives – freedom to do this.  There are so many things He has given us and blessed us with.  Let us glorify Him – not so much because of what He has given us as more for what He has done for us – the One Whose birth as a man we prepare to celebrate.

January 12, 2011

Celebrate

Ps 145:7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

I heard on the news a team that won their play-off celebrated by getting so drunk they had trouble walking to their plane.  They were boisterous and disorderly and weren’t allowed to board the plane.  It seems to me when you want to celebrate you would want to keep in control of your mind so you could remember and enjoy.  We have something to celebrate.  We have the gift of eternal life.  We can start celebrating right now.  We can celebrate by telling those around us how we got that precious gift and how they can also have it.  We can celebrate by giving glory and praises to God Who is the Giver of our gift.  We can celebrate by allowing others to see our joy and excitement.  Let us make this year of celebrating God’s gracious gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, His Son.  Spread the word.  Let’s celebrate.

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