Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday January 31, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Tithing is telling God you trust him for all your needs-
2-Being a Christian and not going to church is like being married and not going home-
3-Immediate gratification is a stronger pull than potential rewards-
4-It is not what we eat but what is eating us-
5-You are what you think, so think what you want to be-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A fool has the ability to see the faults of others and to forget their own-
I'VE LEARNED-Cleverness is not wisdom-
DID YOU KNOW-The oldest word in the English language is town-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is Jesus the only "person" of the trinity?
2-Does the Word of God take root in those whom God has predestined to be his children?
3-Why is God described in masculine terms?
4-If all people are made in the image of God, why don't all people respond to the Holy Spirit working in their life?
5-Have all people of all time been prompted by the Holy Spirit towards Jesus as their savior?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Hebrew was given the daughter of the pharaoh as a wife?
Yesterday's answer-Saul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 JOHN 1:1-4
Love One Another
1 We write you now about what has always existed, which we have heard, we have seen with our own eyes, we have looked at, and we have touched with our hands. We write to you about the Word that gives life. 2 He who gives life was shown to us. We saw him and can give proof about it. And now we announce to you that he has life that continues forever. He was with God the Father and was shown to us.3 We announce to you what we have seen and heard, because we want you also to have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with God the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to you so you may be full of joy with us.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday January 23, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Don't be more in love with your job or ministry than you are with your spouse-
2-When the world thinks you are finished, God is just getting started-
3-Just because it looks like you are finished does not mean the work is done-
4-The greatest test of obedience is prosperity not poverty-
5-The best high is meeting and knowing the most high-
STRANGE THOUGHT-"They say" is the biggest liar in the world-
I'VE LEARNED-Offering good advice is not the same as a helping hand-
DID YOU KNOW-The most used letter in the English alphabet is E; Q is the least used-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can you be saved and not grow as a Christian?
2-What does the word "GOD" mean?
3-If God is a spirit, how can we attach human word of definition to him?
4-Why did Jesus refer to God as his father?(that is a human word of definition)
5-If God is a spirit, is he also a person as we know the word to mean?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king gave his daughter as a wife for David?
Yesterday's answer-Agrippa
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 PETER 3:10-18

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The skies will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in them will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be exposed. 11 In that way everything will be destroyed. So what kind of people should you be? You should live holy lives and serve God,12 as you wait for and look forward to the coming of the day of God. When that day comes, the skies will be destroyed with fire, and everything in them will melt with heat.13 But God made a promise to us, and we are waiting for a new heaven and a new earth where goodness lives.

14 Dear friends, since you are waiting for this to happen, do your best to be without sin and without fault. Try to be at peace with God.15 Remember that we are saved because our Lord is patient. Our dear brother Paul told you the same thing when he wrote to you with the wisdom that God gave him.16 He writes about this in all his letters. Some things in Paul's letters are hard to understand, and people who are ignorant and weak in faith explain these things falsely. They also falsely explain the other Scriptures, but they are destroying themselves by doing this.

17 Dear friends, since you already know about this, be careful. Do not let those evil people lead you away by the wrong they do. Be careful so you will not fall from your strong faith.18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Glory be to him now and forever! Amen.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday January 29, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Laughter, happiness and joy are perfect antidotes for stress-
2-There is nothing that you are good at that you haven't practiced-
3-Listening is an act of love-
4-Listening is not the same as not talking-
5-If you believe the promises of God, you also need to obey the commands of God-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If toast always lands better side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens when you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it-
I'VE LEARNED-Sound can be either noise or music, you decide what it is-
DID YOU KNOW-The longest word in the English language is 1,909 letters Long, and it refers to a distinct part of DNA-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does God predestine anyone to heaven or hell?
2-When we are born again, is it a one time experience?
3-What is the "seal" that the Holy Spirit puts on the new believer when the are born again?
4-Can a Christian lose their salvation?
5-Is backsliding a choice or a process?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king did Paul tell the story of his conversion to?
Yesterday's answer-Herod Agrippa
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 Peter 3:1-9
Jesus Will Come Again
1 My friends, this is the second letter I have written you to help your honest minds remember.2 I want you to think about the words the holy prophets spoke in the past, and remember the command our Lord and Savior gave us through your apostles.3 It is most important for you to understand what will happen in the last days. People will laugh at you. They will live doing the evil things they want to do.4 They will say, "Jesus promised to come again. Where is he? Our fathers have died, but the world continues the way it has been since it was made."5 But they do not want to remember what happened long ago. By the word of God heaven was made, and the earth was made from water and with water.6 Then the world was flooded and destroyed with water.7 And that same word of God is keeping heaven and earth that we now have in order to be destroyed by fire. They are being kept for the Judgment Day and the destruction of all who are against God.

8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.9 The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday January 21, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Faith produces hope-
2-Hope begins with knowing that God cares about you and that he has a plan for your life-
3-Faith demonstrates the power and peace available through prayer and communion with God-
4-Prayer is more than words, it often includes the healing touch of caring people of faith-
5-Laughter, happiness and joy are perfect antidotes for stress-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The late worm misses the early bird-
I'VE LEARNED-Know yourself but tell no one what you know-
DID YOU KNOW-The longest one syllable word in the English language is screeched-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is happiness found by seeking it--an end in itself?
2-Happiness is the result of what?
3-Is the "Comforter" as sent by Jesus into the world the same as the Spirit of God in the Old Testament?
4-Is there going to be anyone in hell who was not supposed to be there?
5-Will God be surprised by who doesn't make it to heaven?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king, dressed in royal finery, was hailed as a god but then struck down by the angel of the Lord?
Yesterday's answer-Sargon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 Peter 2:17-22
17 Those false teachers are like springs without water and clouds blown by a storm. A place in the blackest darkness has been kept for them.18 They brag with words that mean nothing. By their evil desires they lead people into the trap of sin—people who are just beginning to escape from others who live in error.19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are not free. They are slaves of things that will be destroyed. For people are slaves of anything that controls them.20 They were made free from the evil in the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But if they return to evil things and those things control them, then it is worse for them than it was before.21 Yes, it would be better for them to have never known the right way than to know it and to turn away from the holy teaching that was given to them. 22 What they did is like this true saying: "A dog goes back to what it has thrown up," and, "After a pig is washed, it goes back and rolls in the mud."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday January 27, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Stress is the wear and tear on our bodies caused by the process of living-
2-Negative thoughts lead to negative words which lead to negative attitudes and emotions-
3-Faith is not something you say, it is something you live moment by moment-
4-One thing happy people know is that they aren't happy all the time-
5-Faith is based on the nature, faithfulness and absolute truth of God and his eternal word-
STRANGE THOUGHT-A smile is a curve to set things straight-
I'VE LEARNED-All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward-
DID YOU KNOW-The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn't have one syllable; it has three-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What part do emotions play in repentance?
2-Does repentance always lead to salvation?
3-Is a person saved by faith alone?
4-When do we receive the gift of forgiveness of sins?
5-Is being filled with the Holy Spirit a "second work of grace"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Assyrian king attacked the Philistines, leading Isaiah to walk around naked for three years?
Yesterday's answer-Herod
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 Peter :1-16
False Teachers
1 There used to be false prophets among God's people, just as you will have some false teachers in your group. They will secretly teach things that are wrong—teachings that will cause people to be lost. They will even refuse to accept the Master, Jesus, who bought their freedom. So they will bring quick ruin on themselves.2 Many will follow their evil ways and say evil things about the way of truth.3 Those false teachers only want your money, so they will use you by telling you lies. Their judgment spoken against them long ago is still coming, and their ruin is certain.

4 When angels sinned, God did not let them go free without punishment. He sent them to hell and put them in caves of darkness where they are being held for judgment. 5 And God punished the world long ago when he brought a flood to the world that was full of people who were against him. But God saved Noah, who preached about being right with God, and seven other people with him.6 And God also destroyed the evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them until they were ashes. He made those cities an example of what will happen to those who are against God.7 But he saved Lot from those cities. Lot, a good man, was troubled because of the filthy lives of evil people.8 (Lot was a good man, but because he lived with evil people every day, his good heart was hurt by the evil things he saw and heard.)9 So the Lord knows how to save those who serve him when troubles come. He will hold evil people and punish them, while waiting for the Judgment Day.10 That punishment is especially for those who live by doing the evil things their sinful selves want and who hate authority.

These false teachers are bold and do anything they want. They are not afraid to speak against the angels. 11 But even the angels, who are much stronger and more powerful than false teachers, do not accuse them with insults before the Lord. 12 But these people speak against things they do not understand. They are like animals that act without thinking, animals born to be caught and killed. And, like animals, these false teachers will be destroyed. 13 They have caused many people to suffer, so they themselves will suffer. That is their pay for what they have done. They take pleasure in openly doing evil, so they are like dirty spots and stains among you. They delight in deceiving you while eating meals with you. 14 Every time they look at a woman they want her, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lead weak people into the trap of sin, and they have taught their hearts to be greedy. God will punish them!15 These false teachers left the right road and lost their way, following the way Balaam went. Balaam was the son of Beor, who loved being paid for doing wrong.16 But a donkey, which cannot talk, told Balaam he was sinning. It spoke with a man's voice and stopped the prophet's crazy thinking.

PS-Does anyone remember reading verse 4 before??

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday January 26, 2011 thought for the day



HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-It is critical to consider how we perceive our personal world for it will largely determine our existence-
2-God created us in his image and God is a spirit. Therefore we are spirit beings with souls living in a physical body-
3-If you allow "garbage" into your body, mind and spirit, you can expect "garbage " to come out-
4-A good person produces good works from a good heart and an evil person produces evil works from an evil heart-
5-The things you do and say begin with the things you think and believe-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Something that nobody believes cannot be proved too often-
I'VE LEARNED-No matter how long the winter, spring will follow-
DID YOU KNOW-The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of elements-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is there confession in repentance?
2-What part does repentance play in salvation?
3-Is there salvation without repentance?
4-Does repentance come before or after being born again?
5-Does repentance always lead to life style changes?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king executed John the Baptist after his wife's daughter asked for the head of John on a platter?
Yesterday's answer-Ishbosheth
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 Peter 1:16-21
We Saw Christ's Glory
16 When we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were not telling just clever stories that someone invented. But we saw the greatness of Jesus with our own eyes. 17 Jesus heard the voice of God, the Greatest Glory, when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice said, "This is my Son, whom I love, and I am very pleased with him."18 We heard that voice from heaven while we were with Jesus on the holy mountain.

19 This makes us more sure about the message the prophets gave. It is good for you to follow closely what they said as you would follow a light shining in a dark place, until the day begins and the morning star rises in your hearts.20 Most of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in the Scriptures ever comes from the prophet's own interpretation.21 No prophecy ever came from what a person wanted to say, but people led by the Holy Spirit spoke words from God.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday January25, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Happiness is the result of the right circumstances-
2-When God gets angry, you do not want to be in his presence-
3-Marriage was instituted to make you more like Jesus-
4-If God wants you to go somewhere, you can go by choice or force-
5-True faith can only be proclaimed during the midst of a storm, not in retrospect-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You can't make a place for yourself if you keep sitting under the family tree-
I'VE LEARNED-To be treated as an adult, you must make decisions like one-
DID YOU KNOW-Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Jesus in human form have more of God than we can have today?
2-Were the miracles that Jesus performed evidence of his divine nature
3-Was the life lived by Jesus prior to his ministry incredibly different from any other life ever lived?
4-Did Jesus know all of his life when it would be time to start his ministry and how it would end, or had God informed him of when and how it would be?
5-What does the word "repent" mean?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What son of Saul was made king of Israel by Abner?
Yesterday's answer-Herod
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 PETER 1:10-15

10 My brothers and sisters, try hard to be certain that you really are called and chosen by God. If you do all these things, you will never fall. 11 And you will be given a very great welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 You know these things, and you are very strong in the truth, but I will always help you remember them.13 I think it is right for me to help you remember as long as I am in this body.14 I know I must soon leave this body, as our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me.15 I will try my best so that you may be able to remember these things even after I am gone.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday January 24, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-So often we want the crown but don't want the cross-
2-A big position does not a big man make-
3-A perfect environment does not guarantee a perfect life-
4-God is not a worried father-
5-You can't love what you don't know-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I think my problem is indecisiveness, or maybe it is procrastination-
I'VE LEARNED-Children are natural mimics who act like their parents-
DID YOU KNOW-Rhythm and syzygy are the longest words without vowels-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KINOW
1-How could Jesus bear all the sins of all humanity?
2-Did Jesus suffer and die also for the sins of those who lived before his death and resurrection? Was it also retroactive?
3-Did Jesus suffer and die for all people of the world, even those people of the world who weren't known to exist then and over the following centuries?
4-Is baptism necessary for salvation?
5-Was Jesus truly God in human form?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king was referred to by Jesus as "that fox"?
Yesterday's answer-Jehu
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 2 Peter 1:1-9
1 From Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.

To you who have received a faith as valuable as ours, because our God and Savior Jesus Christ does what is right.

2 Grace and peace be given to you more and more, because you truly know God and Jesus our Lord.

God Has Given Us Blessings
3 Jesus has the power of God, by which he has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his glory and goodness. 4 Through these he gave us the very great and precious promises. With these gifts you can share in God's nature, and the world will not ruin you with its evil desires.

5 Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge;6 and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God;7 and to your service for God, add kindness for your brothers and sisters in Christ; and to this kindness, add love.8 If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you to be useful and productive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9 But anyone who does not have these things cannot see clearly. He is blind and has forgotten that he was made clean from his past sins.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday January 23, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-I'd rather be with Jesus in the fire than be alone on the outside-
2-You can be politically correct and yet be dead wrong-
3-God doesn't need you as his advisor-
4-So often we want comfort but not challenges-
5-The church is not a retirement center for religious fat cats but a recruiting center for Christian soldiers-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I would like to go fishing and catch a fish stick. That would be convenient-
I'VE LEARNED-Life goes on-
DID YOU KNOW-Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is our spiritual "heart"?
2-Where is our spiritual heart located in our physical body?
3-Will you know when you are filled with the Holy Spirit?
4-Is repentance always a part of true Christian faith?
5-Is Christianity a religion or a relationship?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who was the only king of Israel to kill both a kin of Judah and a king of Israel?
Yesterday's answer-Saul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 5:6-14
6 Be humble under God's powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes.7 Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you.

8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.9 Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith. You know that your Christian family all over the world is having the same kinds of suffering.

10 And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.11 All power is his forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings
12 I wrote this short letter with the help of Silas, who I know is a faithful brother in Christ. I wrote to encourage you and to tell you that this is the true grace of God. Stand strong in that grace.

13 The church in Babylon, who was chosen like you, sends you greetings. Mark, my son in Christ, also greets you.14 Give each other a kiss of Christian love when you meet.

Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday January 22, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God will chasten his children but not abuse them-
2-Why be politically correct when you can be right-
3-Often we want God's blessing but we don't want to pay the price-
4-God cannot answer a prayer that is not prayed-
5-God cannot deliver anyone who is not in trouble-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You break the rules, you pay the penalty, you figure it out-
I'VE LEARNED-We can be so right that we are wrong-
DID YOU KNOW-Certain sounds in the English language are real germ spreaders, particularly the sounds F, P, T, D, and S-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is all sin always a matter of choice?
2-Is our "heart" or "will" in rebellion against God?
3-Is our "will" predetermined genetically or by how we are raised?
4-Is a baby born with a "will"?
5-Can a person's "will" be broken?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king broke his own law when he called on a spiritualist to bring up the ghost of Samuel?
Yesterday's answer-Herod
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 5:1-5
The Flock of God
1 Now I have something to say to the elders in your group. I also am an elder. I have seen Christ's sufferings, and I will share in the glory that will be shown to us. I beg you to2 shepherd God's flock, for whom you are responsible. Watch over them because you want to, not because you are forced. That is how God wants it. Do it because you are happy to serve, not because you want money.3 Do not be like a ruler over people you are responsible for, but be good examples to them.4 Then when Christ, the Chief Shepherd, comes, you will get a glorious crown that will never lose its beauty.

5 In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other.
"God is against the proud,
But he gives grace to the humble." — Proverbs 3:34

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday January 21, 2010 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-God will provide a well to drink from in the desert of your life-
2-God is in the business of turning tragedy into triumph-
3-God doesn't throw away what he died for-
4-God will change someone's life with the victory he brought in yours-
5-It is easy to throw away something that didn't cost you anything-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Puppy love leads to a dog's life-
I'VE LEARNED-I often miss opportunity because it comes dressed in work clothes-
DID YOU KNOW-A hamlet is a village without a church, and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the term "a sinning Christian" an oxymoron?
2-What is sin in it's most basic form?
3-When we sin, what part of the Trinity is "grieved"?
4-How does blood cleanse sin?
5-Is our will located in our mind or controlled by the mind?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What cruel king had the infant boys of Bethlehem slaughtered?
Yesterday's answer-Manasseh
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 4:12-19
Suffering as a Christian
12 My friends, do not be surprised at the terrible trouble which now comes to test you. Do not think that something strange is happening to you.13 But be happy that you are sharing in Christ's sufferings so that you will be happy and full of joy when Christ comes again in glory.14 When people insult you because you follow Christ, you are blessed, because the glorious Spirit, the Spirit of God, is with you.15 Do not suffer for murder, theft, or any other crime, nor because you trouble other people.16 But if you suffer because you are a Christian, do not be ashamed. Praise God because you wear that name.17 It is time for judgment to begin with God's family. And if that judging begins with us, what will happen to those people who do not obey the Good News of God?
18 "If it is very hard for a good person to be saved,
The wicked person and the sinner will surely be lost!"

19 So those who suffer as God wants should trust their souls to the faithful Creator as they continue to do what is right.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday January 20, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Obeying God does not always seem to make sense but sooner or later it will-
2-God says you don't have to live in fear-
3-Satan tries to make the situation look darker than it is-
4-When a miracle is taking place, God is working at both ends of the situation-
5-God uses a broken spirit-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you are tired of chasing your dream, just ask them where they are going and hook up with them later-
I'VE LEARNED-Give away what you have need of-
DID YOU KNOW-Naked means "to be unprotected" nude means "to be unclothed"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What is the "abundant life" for the Christian?
2-Do you have to be baptized in the Holy Spirit to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
3-Is being "baptized in" and "filled with" the Holy Spirit the same thing?
4-Can you be a Christian and not be filled with the Holy Spirit?
5-Can the Christian have unconfessed sin in their life?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Judah sacrificed his sons in the fire but later became repentant?
Yesterday's answer-Josiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 4:7-11
Use God's Gifts Wisely
7 The time is near when all things will end. So think clearly and control yourselves so you will be able to pray. 8 Most importantly, love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins. 9 Open your homes to each other, without complaining.10 Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God's various gifts of grace.11 Anyone who speaks should speak words from God. Anyone who serves should serve with the strength God gives so that in everything God will be praised through Jesus Christ. Power and glory belong to him forever and ever. Amen.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday January 19, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The praise that comes from the deepest valley touches God the most-
2-People who praise the most enjoy life the most-
3-The greater the battle the greater the victory-
4-In the midst of a miracle a crises often comes-
5-Prosperity is God meeting more than my needs-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt-
I'VE LEARNED-Too much taste makes waist-
DID YOU KNOW-The symbol on the pound key is called an anoctothorpe-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can God's anointing be lost-
2-Does the backslider lose the Holy Spirit from their life?
3-Does any form of sin cause the Holy Spirit to leave the Christian?
4-How is the Holy Spirit ever lost from your life?
5-Is being filled with the Holy Spirit an option or necessity for the Christian or is it automatic?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Judah tore down the pagan shrines and stamped out child sacrifice in Judah?
Yesterday's answer-Darius
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 4:6
Change Your Lives
1 Since Christ suffered while he was in his body, strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking Christ had. The person who has suffered in the body is finished with sin.2 Strengthen yourselves so that you will live here on earth doing what God wants, not the evil things people want.3 In the past you wasted too much time doing what nonbelievers enjoy. You were guilty of sexual sins, evil desires, drunkenness, wild and drunken parties, and hateful idol worship.4 Nonbelievers think it is strange that you do not do the many wild and wasteful things they do, so they insult you.5 But they will have to explain this to God, who is ready to judge the living and the dead.6 For this reason the Good News was preached to those who are now dead. Even though they were judged like all people, the Good News was preached to them so they could live in the spirit as God lives.
PS-Can anyone explain verse 6 to me?
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday January18, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-There are no padded crosses-
2-God's history is our future-
3-If God is your co-pilot, you are in the wrong seat-
4-For every good thing in life, there were those who had to sacrifice for it-
5-Bitterness poisons you from the inside out-
STRANGE THOUGHT-The trouble with living alone is that it is always your turn to do the dishes-
I'VE LEARNED-Take pleasure in the simple things of life-
DID YOU KNOW-The next to last event is the penultimate, and the second to last is the antepenultimate-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-Why do we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
2-What is the concrete evidence someone is filled with the Holy Spirit?
3-What is the "fullness" of the Holy Spirit?
4-Can being filled with the Holy Spirit be imitated?
5-Is there more than one filling of the Holy Spirit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king ordered Daniel thrown into the lions' den?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 3:15-22
15 But respect Christ as the holy Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have, 16 but answer in a gentle way and with respect. Keep a clear conscience so that those who speak evil of your good life in Christ will be made ashamed.17 It is better to suffer for doing good than for doing wrong if that is what God wants.18 Christ himself suffered for sins once. He was not guilty, but he suffered for those who are guilty to bring you to God. His body was killed, but he was made alive in the spirit.19 And in the spirit he went and preached to the spirits in prison20 who refused to obey God long ago in the time of Noah. God was waiting patiently for them while Noah was building the boat. Only a few people—eight in all—were saved by water.21 And that water is like baptism that now saves you—not the washing of dirt from the body, but the promise made to God from a good conscience. And this is because Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.22 Now Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God's right side ruling over angels, authorities, and powers.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday January 17, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Sinners cannot save others-
2-Everyone needs a ministry-
3-Real leadership is service-
4-Worship must be expressed-
5-Desperation is a good motivator-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I was struck by an odd thought recently. Fortunately it was only a glancing blow-
I'VE LEARNED-Humor is the sunshine of the soul-
DID YOU KNOW-A group of officers is call a mess.
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the inclination to sin ever removed in the Christian's life?
2-Can you seek the Holy Spirit for the wrong reason?
3-Does the Christian have to seek the Holy Spirit?
4-If you are once filled with the Holy Spirit, does it forever remain with you?
5-Can a disobedient Christian still remain filled with the Holy Sprit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king made a famous judgment about a baby that two women claimed was theirs?
Yesterday's answer-Nebuchadnezzar
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 PETER 3:8-14
Suffering for Doing Right
8 Finally, all of you should be in agreement, understanding each other, loving each other as family, being kind and humble.9 Do not do wrong to repay a wrong, and do not insult to repay an insult. But repay with a blessing, because you yourselves were called to do this so that you might receive a blessing. 10 The Scripture says,

"A person must do these things
To enjoy life and have many happy days.
He must not say evil things,
And he must not tell lies.
11 He must stop doing evil and do good.
He must look for peace and work for it.
12 The Lord sees the good people
And listens to their prayers.
But the Lord is against
Those who do evil." — Psalm 34:12–16

13 If you are trying hard to do good, no one can really hurt you. 14 But even if you suffer for doing right, you are blessed.
"Don't be afraid of what they fear;
Do not dread those things." — Isaiah 8:12–13

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday January 16, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Praise makes you look beautiful-
2-If it is of God you can't stop it, but if it is not of God it will die out-
3-We need to be believers, not beggars-
4-When you mess up, fess up and clean up-
5-Knowledge without application is useless-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Words, once they are printed have a life of their own-
I'VE LEARNED-Life is not when or then, it is now-
DID YOU KNOW-The word coward was originally a boy who took care of cows-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How important is money to God?
2-What is the opposite of fear?
3-Who is the "bad shepherd"?
4-What does it mean to be anointed by God?
5-How much of the Holy Spirit do we receive when we are "saved" or "born again"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Babylon went insane and lived in the fields, where he ate grass and let his hair and fingernails grow long?
Yesterday's answer-Eglon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 PETER 3:1-7
Wives and Husbands
1 In the same way, you wives should yield to your husbands. Then, if some husbands do not obey God's teaching, they will be persuaded to believe without anyone's saying a word to them. They will be persuaded by the way their wives live.2 Your husbands will see the pure lives you live with your respect for God.3 It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful.4 No, your beauty should come from within you—the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit that will never be destroyed and is very precious to God.5 In this same way the holy women who lived long ago and followed God made themselves beautiful, yielding to their own husbands.6 Sarah obeyed Abraham, her husband, and called him her master. And you women are true children of Sarah if you always do what is right and are not afraid.

7 In the same way, you husbands should live with your wives in an understanding way, since they are weaker than you. But show them respect, because God gives them the same blessing he gives you—the grace that gives true life. Do this so that nothing will stop your prayers.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday January 15, 2011 thought fior the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-If I have a cause to be angry, that cause needs to be addressed-
2-The spiritual maturity of a Christian can be determined by the things that make them angry-
3-Church divisions are often caused by undetected anger-
4-Anytime you are hurt you are angry-
5-Repentance begins with conviction-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Preconceived notions are the locks on the door of wisdom-
I'VE LEARNED-Good examples are far better than good advice-
DID YOU KINOW-Zorro means "fox" in Spanish-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did God cause the Jewish people to be blind regarding who Jesus was?
2-Could Jesus have more clearly explained himself to the Jewish people?
3-When will the Jewish people understand who Jesus is?
4-What causes some Jewish people of today to recognize who Jesus is?
5-Can you be a Christian and not love the Jews?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What fat king of Moab was murdered by the judge Ehud?
Yesterday's answer-Herod Agrippa
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 2:18-25
Follow Christ's Example
18 Slaves, yield to the authority of your masters with all respect, not only those who are good and kind, but also those who are dishonest. 19 A person might have to suffer even when it is unfair, but if he thinks of God and can stand the pain, God is pleased. 20 If you are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased.21 This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.
22 "He had never sinned,
And he had never lied." — Isaiah 53:9
23 People insulted Christ, but he did not insult them in return. Christ suffered, but he did not threaten. He let God, the One who judges rightly, take care of him. 24 Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross so we would stop living for sin and start living for what is right. And you are healed because of his wounds. 25 You were like sheep that wandered away, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday January 14, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-You can't blame someone else for making you angry-
2-In controlling your anger, don't clam up or blow up-
3-God doesn't waste any pain if you give it to him-
4-Definition for boy-restless noise with dirt on it-
5-The less control you have over your anger, the more it will complicate your life-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Habits are first cobwebs, then cables-
I'VE LEARNED-Cause and effect are two sides of the same coin-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How does God show his glory?
2-Are Messianic Jews Christians?
3-Was Jesus a stumbling block to the Jewish people?
4-Should Messianic Jews worship as Christians do?
5-Can people worship God without worshiping Jesus?
DID YOU KNOW-Trabant is the German word for "satellite"-
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had the apostle James executed with a sword and had Peter arrested?
Yesterday's answer-Isaiah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 2:11-17
Live for God
11 Dear friends, you are like foreigners and strangers in this world. I beg you to avoid the evil things your bodies want to do that fight against your soul.12 People who do not believe are living all around you and might say that you are doing wrong. Live such good lives that they will see the good things you do and will give glory to God on the day when Christ comes again.
Yield to Every Human Authority
13 For the Lord's sake, yield to the people who have authority in this world: the king, who is the highest authority,14 and the leaders who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right.15 It is God's desire that by doing good you should stop foolish people from saying stupid things about you.16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as servants of God.17 Show respect for all people: Love the brothers and sisters of God's family, respect God, honor the king.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday January 13, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Jesus paid a price he didn't owe, I owed a price I couldn't pay-
2-Most of us find in others what we look for-
3-It takes no talent to have a bad attitude-
4-God cannot bless offerings never given or good works never done-
5-Jesus did not command the world to come to church, but did command the church to go into the world-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you want a happy ending, it will depend on where you stop the story-
I'VE LEARNED-Always put off until tomorrow the things you should not do today-
DID YOU KNOW-The word byte is a contraction of "by eight"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Are some of the names we use for God really just nicknames of our feelings for Him?
2-How do you worship God when in a severe difficulty?
3-What is the "Glory of God"?
4-Can you worship God in all circumstances of life?
5-Does God speak in all the extreme expressions of nature?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What much loved and much quoted prophet was active in the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, and, according to tradition, was executed by Manasseh?
Yesterday's answer-Saul
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 2:8-10

8 Also, he is
"a stone that causes people to stumble,
a rock that makes them fall." — Isaiah 8:14
They stumble because they do not obey what God says, which is what God planned to happen to them.

9 But you are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession. You were chosen to tell about the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10 At one time you were not a people, but now you are God's people. In the past you had never received mercy, but now you have received God's mercy.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday January 12, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing-
2-One evidence of Christian maturity is how we control our speech-
3-Kind words spoken never hurt the hearer-
4-You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving-
5-You don't have to have alot of things to be materialistic-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Life is like photography--we use the negatives to develop-
I'VE LEARNED-The glow of one warm thought is worth more than money-
DID YOU KNOW-The word karate means "empty hand."
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was there violent weather on earth while Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden?
2-How did Adam and Eve worship God in the Garden of Eden?
3-How intimately can we know God?
4-What did Jesus mean when he called himself "I am!"-
5-Why are there so many names for the persons of the Trinity?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What future king of Israel was out hunting donkeys when Samuel came to anoint him?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon and Lemuel
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 2:1-7
Jesus Is the Living Stone
1 So then, rid yourselves of all evil, all lying, hypocrisy, jealousy, and evil speech. 2 As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can mature in your salvation, 3 because you have already examined and seen how good the Lord is.

4 Come to the Lord Jesus, the "stone" that lives. The people of the world did not want this stone, but he was the stone God chose, and he was precious.5 You also are like living stones, so let yourselves be used to build a spiritual temple—to be holy priests who offer spiritual sacrifices to God. He will accept those sacrifices through Jesus Christ. 6 The Scripture says:
"I will put a stone in the ground in Jerusalem.
Everything will be built on this important and precious rock.
Anyone who trusts in him
Will never be disappointed." — Isaiah 28:16
7 This stone is worth much to you who believe. But to the people who do not believe,
"the stone that the builders rejected
Has become the cornerstone." — Psalm 118:22

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday January11, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Shine up your neighbors halo-
2-When the ball is over, take off your dancing shoes-
3-Attitudes are a matter of choice-
4-If you can't change the facts, try changing your attitude-
5-Whenever you bad mouth someone, you do Satan's work-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me-
I'VE LEARNED-We can try to avoid making decisions by doing nothing, but even that is a decision-
DID YOU KNOW-The slash character is called a virgule, or solidus. A URL uses slash characters, not backslash characters-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did God harden Pharaoh's heart after each plague?
2-Does God harden the sinners heart?
3-Why do you have to use non related scriptures to understand the meaning of many Biblical truths?
4-Does scripture always explain itself?
5-Can you interpret scripture by any other means than by scripture itself?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What two kings are mentioned by the author of proverbs?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 Peter 1:22-25
22 Now that your obedience to the truth has purified your souls, you can have true love for your Christian brothers and sisters. So love each other deeply with all your heart. 23 You have been born again, and this new life did not come from something that dies, but from something that cannot die. You were born again through God's living message that continues forever.24 The Scripture says,
"All people are like the grass,
And all their glory is like the flowers of the field.
The grass dies and the flowers fall,
25 but the word of the Lord will live forever." — Isaiah 40:6–8
And this is the word that was preached to you.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday January 10, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Miracles happen not when you receive but when you first believe-
2-You learn humility by surviving failures-
3-Tragedy is not what we suffer but what we miss-
4-Whatever you send out ultimately comes back to you-
5-People have a tendency to become what you expect them to be-
STRANGE THOUGHT-I told my family I never want to depend on a machine and fluids to keep me alive...that's when they took away my computer and coffee maker!
I'VE LEARNED-People who change the world don't play follow the leader-
DID YOU KNOW-The slang word crap comes from T. Crapper, the man who invented the modern toilet-(aren't you glad to know that)-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What were the "Dark Ages"?
2-What were the crusades and who were it's participants?
3-How many languages did Jesus speak?
4-Why did God love Jacob and hate Esau?
5-Why did God send the specific plagues on Egypt and not something else?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king is supposed to have written Ecclesiastes?
Yesterday's answer-Xerxes
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 PETER 1:17-21
17 You pray to God and call him Father, and he judges each person's work equally. So while you are here on earth, you should live with respect for God.18 You know that in the past you were living in a worthless way, a way passed down from the people who lived before you. But you were saved from that useless life. You were bought, not with something that ruins like gold or silver,19 but with the precious blood of Christ, who was like a pure and perfect lamb.20 Christ was chosen before the world was made, but he was shown to the world in these last times for your sake.21 Through Christ you believe in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave him glory. So your faith and your hope are in God.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sunday January 9, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-There is no place in the Kingdom of God for its citizens to be looking for opportunities to make a big splash for Him-
2-The praise of men is often mistaken for the approval of God-
3-Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom-
4-The best way to repay a kindness shown is to pass it on-
5-The greater the obstacle the greater the joy in overcoming it-
STRANGE THOUGHT-No one can whistle a symphony, you must have an orchestra to play it-
I'VE LEARNED-The truth often hurts, but it is the lie that leaves the scar-
DID YOU KNOW-The Sanskrit word for war means "desire for more cows"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-When did anti sematism start?
2-How and when did the Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus become separated?
3-When did the Jews start to become blamed for Jesus death?
4-What is replacement theology and what does it teach?
5-When and where did the term "Christ killers" originate?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king had a sinister prime minister named Haman?
Yesterday's answer-Amaziah
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 PETER 1:13-16
Call to Holy Living
13 So prepare your minds for service and have self-control. All your hope should be for the gift of grace that will be yours when Jesus Christ is shown to you.14 Now that you are obedient children of God do not live as you did in the past. You did not understand, so you did the evil things you wanted.15 But be holy in all you do, just as God, the One who called you, is holy.16 It is written in the Scriptures: "You must be holy, because I am holy."
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Saturday January 8, 2011 thought fior the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY-
1-Little is much if God is in it-
2-The antichrist gives you a number, Jesus writes your name down-
3-If we are not praying, we are straying-
4-Money and numbers are not necessarily the evidence of God's blessing on the church-
5-Failure to prepare is preparation for failure-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Promises are like crying babies in church, they should be carried out immediately-
I've learned-Hard work overcomes hard luck-
DID YOU KNOW-The phrase "jet lag" was once called boat lag,back before airplanes existed-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Would God permit the judgement for the sins of a few people to be passed on to a civilization of people?
2-If Jesus forgave his killers, why haven't generations of people been able to?
3-Were the 12 disciples "Christians"?
4-Did the first century Jews and gentiles who followed Jesus have the same religious practices and customs?
5-Should gentile Christians keep the Laws of Moses?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king of Judah was murdered after he fled to Lachish?
Yesterday's answer-Xerxes
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1Peter 1:3-12
We Have a Living Hope
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God's great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead.4 Now we hope for the blessings God has for his children. These blessings, which cannot be destroyed or be spoiled or lose their beauty, are kept in heaven for you.5 God's power protects you through your faith until salvation is shown to you at the end of time.6 This makes you very happy, even though now for a short time different kinds of troubles may make you sad.7 These troubles come to prove that your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin. But the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is shown to you.8 You have not seen Christ, but still you love him. You cannot see him now, but you believe in him. So you are filled with a joy that cannot be explained, a joy full of glory.9 And you are receiving the goal of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

10 The prophets searched carefully and tried to learn about this salvation. They prophesied about the grace that was coming to you.11 The Spirit of Christ was in the prophets, telling in advance about the sufferings of Christ and about the glory that would follow those sufferings. The prophets tried to learn about what the Spirit was showing them, when those things would happen, and what the world would be like at that time.12 It was shown them that their service was not for themselves but for you, when they told about the truths you have now heard. Those who preached the Good News to you told you those things with the help of the Holy Spirit who was sent from heaven—things into which angels desire to look.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday January 7, 2010 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-From mourning to morning, the difference is us-
2-Faith is trusting God when you don't have an answer-
3-The question "Why?" will hold you captive-
4-It is easy to get weary in well doing-
5-If you focus on what you don't have, you will lose what you do have-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Words are like eyeglasses, they blur everything they do not make clear-
I'VE LEARNED-Jealousy is all the fun you think they had-
DID YOU KNOW-The name for fungal remains found in coal is sclerotinite-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW-
1-Why did The High Priest Caiaphas want Jesus crucified?
2-Did Rome want Jesus dead?
3-Why didn't the Jewish people come out in opposition to Jesus' crucifixion?
4-Was the living Jesus a threat to anyone?
5-Did most of the Jewish people care whether Jesus lived or died?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What Persian king was embarrassed by his disobedient wife?
Yesterday's answer-John
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY 1 PETER 1:1-2
Encouragement for Suffering Christians
1 From Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.

To God's chosen people who are away from their homes and are scattered all around Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. 2 God the Father planned long ago to choose you by making you his holy people, which is the Spirit's work. God wanted you to obey him and to be made clean by the blood of the death of Jesus Christ.

Grace and peace be yours more and more.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thursday January 6, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Lukewarmness is caused by moving away from the heat-
2-The giver of the dream is the fulfiller of the dream-
3-It is only in the difficult times that we learn to trust God-
4-Truth is stronger than the facts-
5-In times of famine, you need to plant so you will have times of plenty-
STRANGE THOUGHT-Electricity is really organized lightning-
I'VE LEARNED-Opportunities are usually clothed in hard work-
DID YOU KNOW-The Japanese translation of switch is pronounced suitchi-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How much emotion is there in living the Christian life?
2-If the Jews had not crucified Jesus, would some other people group have had to do it?
3-Did the Jews as a people group have anything to do with Jesus' crucifixion?
4-Was Jesus a Rabbi?
5-Who decided Jesus was to be crucified?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Which Gospel claims that Pilate had the plaque "The KIng of the Jews" fastened on Jesus' cross?
Yesterday's answer-Solomon
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JAMES 5:13-20
The Power of Prayer
13 Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises.14 Anyone who is sick should call the church's elders. They should pray for and pour oil on the person in the name of the Lord.15 And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person. And if the person has sinned, the sins will be forgiven.16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen.17 Elijah was a human being just like us. He prayed that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years!18 Then Elijah prayed again, and the rain came down from the sky, and the land produced crops again.
Saving a Soul
19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you wanders away from the truth, and someone helps that person come back,20 remember this: Anyone who brings a sinner back from the wrong way will save that sinner's soul from death and will cause many sins to be forgiven.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wednesday January 5, 2011 thought for the day





HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Give and it shall be given you-
2-You can learn more from your failures than from your success's-
3-You can start again-
4-I cannot bring the fire, but I can prepare the altar-
5-Repentance is not only for the sinner but for the Christian also-
STRANGE THOUGHT-When a menu has everything on it, it should be replaced by a clean one-
I'VE LEARNED-Don't let what other people think, decide who you are-
DID YOU KNOW-The infinity character on the keyboard is call a lemniscate-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of God the same thing?
2-When a believer is sanctified, who does it-God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit?
3-How is a believer made Holy?
4-What does it mean to be Holy?
5-Does emotion play any part in being filled with the Holy Spirit?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who built pagan temples to please all his foreign wives?
Yesterday's answer-David
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JAMES 5:7-12
Be Patient
7 Brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord comes again. A farmer patiently waits for his valuable crop to grow from the earth and for it to receive the autumn and spring rains.8 You, too, must be patient. Do not give up hope, because the Lord is coming soon.9 Brothers and sisters, do not complain against each other or you will be judged guilty. And the Judge is ready to come!10 Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They suffered many hard things, but they were patient.11 We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job's patience, and you know the Lord's purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.
Be Careful What You Say
12 My brothers and sisters, above all, do not use an oath when you make a promise. Don't use the name of heaven, earth, or anything else to prove what you say. When you mean yes, say only yes, and when you mean no, say only no so you will not be judged guilty.

I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday January 4, 2011 thought for the day


HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-No surgeon can heal a broken heart, only God can-
2-Fasting is an act of obedience, not an act of manipulation-
3-The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing-
4-Praise God anyhow!!
5-Give away what you yourself need-
STRANGE THOUGHT-You never see a hearse with a u-haul trailer-
I'VE LEARNED-Without self discipline, success is impossible-
DID YOU KNOW-The French term bourrage de crane for wartime propaganda means "brain washing"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What part does the Holy Spirit play in being "born again"?
2-Are Christians to be soul winners or seed sowers?
3-Can you be filled with the Holy Spirit without being baptized in the Holy Spirit?
4-Are the terms "the second blessing" or "second work of grace" found in scripture?
5-What does it mean to be "filled with the holy spirit"?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What king, mentioned 1118 times in the Bible, is the second most mentioned man?
Yesterday's answer-Jesus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JAMES 5:1-6
A Warning to the Rich
1 You rich people, listen! Cry and be very sad because of the troubles that are coming to you.2 Your riches have rotted, and your clothes have been eaten by moths.3 Your gold and silver have rusted, and that rust will be a proof that you were wrong. It will eat your bodies like fire. You saved your treasure for the last days.4 The pay you did not give the workers who mowed your fields cries out against you, and the cries of the workers have been heard by the Lord All-Powerful.5 Your life on earth was full of rich living and pleasing yourselves with everything you wanted. You made yourselves fat, like an animal ready to be killed.6 You have judged guilty and then murdered innocent people, who were not against you.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER

Monday, January 03, 2011

Monday January 3, 2011 thought for the day

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-Marriage was not instituted to make you happy, only Jesus can do that-
2-Our desire for God is a spiritual barometer of where we are spiritually-
3-God wants us to love him like he loves us-
4-If we don't like discipline, we should avoid sin that requires it-
5-We are to reach up as far as we can and God will reach down the rest of the way-
STRANGE THOUGHT-If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old-
I'VE LEARNED-No matter what accomplishment you achieve, somebody helped you-
DID YOU KNOW-the abbreviation for pound, "lb.," comes from the astrological sign Libra, meaning "balance"-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Is a miracle God breaking our natural laws?
2-Can our prayers change God's mind?
3-Have we lost the "awe" for God in the church today?
4-Why was Jesus' life so impacted by the Holy Spirit since he himself was God?
5-Is the Trinity a true mystery?
BIBLE TRIVIA-What man is the most mentioned man in the Bible?
Yesterday's answer-Michal
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY JAMES 4:11-17
You Are Not the Judge
11 Brothers and sisters, do not tell evil lies about each other. If you speak against your fellow believers or judge them, you are judging and speaking against the law they follow. And when you are judging the law, you are no longer a follower of the law. You have become a judge.12 God is the only Lawmaker and Judge. He is the only One who can save and destroy. So it is not right for you to judge your neighbor.
Let God Plan Your Life
13 Some of you say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money."14 But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away.15 So you should say, "If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that."16 But now you are proud and you brag. All of this bragging is wrong.17 Anyone who knows the right thing to do, but does not do it, is sinning.
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-JASPER