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Love Your Neighbor

“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you Light.” (Ephesians 5:14) Earlier this week I was thinking and praying about (Matthew 22:37-40) Jesus said: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” As I was contemplating this verse and its meaning praying to God for direction the Holy Spirit said: “To love the Lord is to believe in Me Jesus Christ and to trust in Me alone for salvation, to love your neighbor is to tell them there is salvation alone in Jesus Christ.” I have to tell you this message and the understanding that it brought completely floored me, it made total since. It brought all new meaning to the statement: “The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” You see e…

Wealth

“Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” (Luke 12:33-34) This verse has absolutely nothing to do with giving to the poor or helping those in need. You see, it has everything to do with yourself, what is important to you. When Jesus said this He just got through telling the parable of (the Rich Fool) that spent his life gathering positions and wealth and right when he thought he had everything, he died. You see, the spirit of what He was saying then and what He says to us all today is, don’t worry so much about this life the things here just don’t matter. Jesus said: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow wi…

GOD LOVES YOU

Jesus said: “the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Luke 12:7) Earlier this week on Thursday we had finished up work with an hour to spare. It was payday and every payday I splurge in treating myself to a Starbucks coffee. But since we were done early I thought I would instead walk over to the coffee shop that is in a separate building attached to the hospital I work in. When I left my department in the hallway there was a nurse and a man conversing I heard it mentioned that he was looking for the GI lab. I told him “I will take you over there I’m headed that direction.” As we walked he began rambling on and on I could tell that he was upset. He was crippled, in his left hand he gripped tightly a drink with his index finger and thumb all the other fingers where missing, in his right hand he gripped a mangled hamburger with pieces dropping out of it, he walked as though his legs where crip…

Love

God as wonderful and mysterious as he is, how would you describe him? Not that you could ever put God into a box because there are things of God that are secret he is so vast that our finite minds cannot even begin to grasp Him. The Bible says "God is Love." (1John 4:8) "God is Love" all of the love that exist in the world came from the creator God because "God is Love". It is his very character to love. God created the universe because of love and even though man rejected Him He has provided us a way out of this evil world because of His love. God Himself came in the man Jesus Christ and died a sinner’s death on the cross for a crime he didn’t commit; he took upon Himself your sins and mine. That my friend is love! “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) God offers everlasting life to all who will receive it and all you have to do is repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ. No longer trust in your…