Sunday, March 30, 2008

Prescence of the Lord

"And the priest said to them, 'Go in peace. The presence of the LORD be with you on your way.'" (Judges 18:6 NKJV) God is always with you. He was with you even before you were born. He "formed your inward parts." God is with you whereever you go, whatever you do. He is with you through good times and bad. No matter what's ahead and what you're going through, even if you screw up badly, even abandoning God, HE is always with you. He is ALWAYS with you...even to the end of times. I don't know about you, but always knowing God is with me no matter what is very comforting. So ''go in peace." Love, Beau

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday - The Ressurection

"Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.' So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, 'Rejoice!' So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.'" "...Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?" (Matthew 28:1-10 NKJV, 1 Corinthians 15:54b,55 ASV) Hallelujah!! Jesus is risen! He was crucified, buried, and on the third day He did RISE!! Jesus died for our sins and He has beaten death! And, if we give our lives to Him and follow Him and His ways, we, too, shall overcome death and live forever (with Him). What a glorious gift He has given us! Jesus is risen! Hallelulah!! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 16, 2008

No One Can Seperate Us

"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: 'Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! The King of Israel!' Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 'Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.'" (John 12:12-14 NKJV) Jesus makes a triumphant journey into Jerusalem. He has already triumphed over all those who have tried to stop people from following and believing in Him. They saw His miracles and believed in Him. His actions made believers out of the people. No one could seperate Jesus from His followers no matter how hard they tried. In fact, the harder they tried, the more followers He had!! This is also true of the love of God...nothing can seperate us from the love of God (except ourselves). Isn't that a beautiful thought!! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dying to the Old Way

"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." (John 12: 24,25) Many plants die off every year in order for them to flourish the next. The same is true when it comes to following God, we have to die to the old way of life, to be reborn and flourish in the new life. As Jesus had to lose His life to overcome death and save us, we must also lose our lives to Jesus. If we die to the earthly world, and the things that are in it, and follow Jesus allowing Him to live through us than we shall live. We will be given eternal life and God will honor those who honor Jesus. And, like Jesus' death the process can be extremely painful but when you get to the other side it's beautiful, glorious, and well worth it!! Amen! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 2, 2008

God's Way the True Way

"Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." (Colossains 2:4-9) There are many people in the world that try to give you false beliefs of what you should belive about God and how you should practice those beliefs. Some are sheep in wolves' clothing. They may appear to be honest and good on the surface, but at a closer look they are not as God would want. And, they will try to persuade you that there way is right. Beware of those people, especially the stronger they try to persuade you. For a truly God fearing servant of God will yield his way to the way of The Holy Bible. The best way to know whether or not a way is the right way is to read The Holy Bible and ask yourselves these questions: Does this go with what The Holy Bible says?? Is this something God would want for me/for me to believe? And, in a modern cliche, "What would Jesus do?" God's words to us through The Holy Bible are complete and full, and therefore we can root ourselves completely in Him, and, we are to bind ourselves to His teaching and not those of the world. Love, Beau