Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday August 22, 2017 thought for the day







THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Fear is the belief that something you cannot see is going to happen-
2-Don't borrow trouble, be patient and you'll have some of your own-
3-Keep the main thing the main thing-
4-Turn your struggle into progress-
5-A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles-
STRANGE THOUGHT
Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't-
I'VE LEARNED
You can walk a lot farther than you think you can-
DID YOU KNOW
1-If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times but more like 4,950 times.  The head picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What determines your reward in heaven?
2-Instead of being fishermen for the lost, why do we so often become critics of the saved?
3-What does God do when we fail?
4-What does it mean when the Bible says God makes us perfect?
5-What distinguishes faith from foolishness or irrationality?
BIBLE TRIVIA
1-Hebrews 10:30    We know that God said, “I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them.-"
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today     Deuteronomy  32:35
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
PSALM 147:2-6  
He Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;
    He brings back the captured Israelites.
He heals the brokenhearted
    And bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
    And names each one.
Our Lord is great and very powerful.
    There is no limit to what he knows.
The Lord defends the humble,
    But he throws the wicked to the ground.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY

I never want to stop thanking and praising you for your goodness and grace-
MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO MAKE YOU SWEET, ENOUGH TRIALS TO MAKE YOU STRONG,ENOUGH SORROW TO KEEP YOU HUMAN AND ENOUGH HOPE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY-




Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday August 21, 2017, thought for the day






THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Fear is the belief that something you cannot see is going to happen-
2-Don't borrow trouble, be patient and you'll have some of your own-
3-Keep the main thing the main thing-
4-Turn your struggle into progress-
5-A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles-
STRANGE THOUGHT
Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't-
I'VE LEARNED
You can walk a lot farther than you think you can-
DID YOU KNOW
1-If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times but more like 4,950 times.  The head picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What determines your reward in heaven?
2-Instead of being fishermen for the lost, why do we so often become critics of the saved?
3-What does God do when we fail?
4-What does it mean when the Bible says God makes us perfect?
5-What distinguishes faith from foolishness or irrationality?
BIBLE TRIVIA
1-Hebrews 10:30    We know that God said, “I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them.-"
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today     Deuteronomy  32:35
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
PSALM 147:2-6  
He Lord rebuilds Jerusalem;
    He brings back the captured Israelites.
He heals the brokenhearted
    And bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
    And names each one.
Our Lord is great and very powerful.
    There is no limit to what he knows.
The Lord defends the humble,
    But he throws the wicked to the ground.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
I never want to stop thanking and praising you for your goodness and grace-
MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO MAKE YOU SWEET, ENOUGH TRIALS TO MAKE YOU STRONG,ENOUGH SORROW TO KEEP YOU HUMAN AND ENOUGH HOPE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY-



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saturday August 19, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Don't take a fence down until you know why it was put up-
2-Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, it is the price of love-
3-If you want to know someone's mind, listen to their words.  If you want to know their heart, watch their actions-
4-Don't say everything you think-
5-Faith is the trusting that something you cannot see is going to happen-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only  as long as the batteries remain charged-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Tele-marketers function no matter what the weather is doing-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Fifty one percent of all turns are right turns-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus come in such an obscure way and not with great fan fare?
2-Is there any significance that Jesus father was a carpenter?
3-Where did the word Bible come from?
4-What one person understood Jesus the best?   
5-What will be the greatest reward be in heaven?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 10:9   Then he said, “Look, I have come to do what you want.”
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today     Psalm 40:7-8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Jeremiah 33:6-9  "But then I will bring health and healing to the people there. I will heal them and let them enjoy great peace and safety. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and make them strong countries as in the past. They sinned against me, but I will wash away that sin. They did evil and turned away from me, but I will forgive them. Then “Jerusalem” will be to me a name that brings joy! And people from all nations of the earth will praise it when they hear about the good things I am doing there. They will be surprised and shocked at all the good things and the peace I will bring to Jerusalem."
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, thank you for your loving kindness to me.  Help me to live so that my life lives out that kindness-
 
TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BESSING, BE A FRIEND, ENCOURAGE SOMEONE, TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND-

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday August 18, 2017 thought for the day







THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Are proverbs always promises that are true without exception?
2-When trust is broken, saying sorry means nothing-
3-Faith is the currency of the spiritual realm-
4-To win, you have to begin-
5-A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you are in deep water-
STRANGE THOUGHT
Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14 generators-
I'VE LEARNED
I have 3 sizes of clothes in my closet, two of which I will never wear-
DID YOU KNOW
Two and five are the only prime numbers that end in two or five-
FIVE THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did Cain not own any animals to make a sacrifice?
2-What does God's love look like?
3-Why does God love us?
4-Should we always be patient.  Can we always be patient?
5-Did the Tree of Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden look any different than the rest of the trees?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 10:5-6     
"So when Christ came into the world, he said,
“You do not want sacrifices and offerings,
    But you have prepared a body for me.
You do not ask for burnt offerings
    And offerings to take away sins." 
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?    
Answer for today     Psalm 40:6
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY    
Isaiah 58:7-8   Share your food with the hungry
    And bring poor, homeless people into your own homes.
When you see someone who has no clothes, give him yours,
    And don’t refuse to help your own relatives.
Then your light will shine like the dawn,
    And your wounds will quickly heal.
Your God will walk before you,
    And the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.


PRAYER FOR TODAY 

 Father help me to hear your voice.  I want to know what you are saying to me.  Bless me so I can be a blessing to others-

I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday August 16, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Just as thick fog can stop travelers in their tracks, heavy worry can paralyze us with  the fear of "what if's"-
2-Finding security in wealth is not an option for the christian-
3-It takes divine supernatural grace to forgive and to let go and to let God heal us when we have been hurt-
4-The church is not made up of whole people, rather of broken people who find wholeness in Jesus who was broken for us-
5-There is no goodness without mercy, there is no virtue without forgiveness-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful-
 
I'VE LEARNED
As I've gotten older  I use more four letter words such as "what"---"when"-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Did the Romans reuse the wooden crosses for more than one crucifixion?
2-What is the greatest expression of love?
3-Is it possible to live a selfish less life?
4-A baby needs to be selfish to survive, but when do we learn it is the wrong way to live?
5-When God accepted Abel's offering and rejected Cain's, why didn't Cain take his anger out on God instead of his brother Abel?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 9:20  “This is the blood that begins the Agreement that God commanded you to obey."
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today      Exodus 24:8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
John 7:37-38    "On the last and most important day of the feast Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 If anyone believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out from that person’s heart, as the Scripture says.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, my sin has dehydrated my life.  I'm dying of thirst and I believe Jesus is my only hope for my life-
 
LIVE SIMPLY! LOVE GENEROUSLY! CARE DEEPLY! SPEAK KINDLY! LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Auigust 15, 2017 thought for the day








THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The Greek "Septuagint" meaning 70 became the most popular form of the Hebrew Bible.  It was the unofficial scripture of the early Christians who read the Hebrew Law and prophets in Greek-
2-When the christian church split during the protestant reformation, the protestants accepted the Jewish Canon.  That is why the protestant old testament is so similar to the Hebrew Bible-
3-Doubts kill more dreams than failure ever will-
4-If it wasn't for the last minute, many things would not get done-
5-A minimal amount of worry can wreak immense havoc in our lives
 
STRANGE THOUGHT-
There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people realize-
 
I'VE LEARNED
I miss the days when everything worked with just an "on" and "off" switch-
 
DID YOU KNOW
An iceberg contains more heat than a match-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't John leave after Jesus was buried like all the rest did?
2-Who died first, Jesus or the two thieves?
3-Was there any significance to the two thieves being crucified along side of Jesus?
4-How could the woman who washed Jesus feet have been forgiven when she never asked for forgiveness, repented of or confessed her sinful life?
5-Was Jesus cross made just for him alone or was it one of many pre made ready to be used?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 8:11  "People will no longer have to teach their neighbors and relatives to know the Lord,
Because all people will know me, from the least to the most important."
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today     Jeremiah 31:34
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
1 John 1:5-7   "Here is the message we have heard from Christ and now announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. So if we say we have fellowship with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars and do not follow the truth. But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other. Then the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from every sin."
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, I pray that I do not return to the darkness of my past sinful life-
 
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday August 14, 2017 thought for the day

    




 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-How many books in a Bible depends on which one you are talking about-Jewish-Catholic-Protestant-
2-Written over the course of a thousand years, primarily in ancient Hebrew, the Jewish Bible is the equivalent of Christianity's old testament-
3-Both the Jewish Bible and Christian old testament contains the same books although arranged and numbered in a slightly different order-
4-The Jerusalem Bible, popular among Catholics, contain about a dozen books the Jews and Christians don't consider holy scripture-
5-The new testament does not replace the old to Christians, it supplements, expands and completes the "Old Covenant"-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
In a power outage, they who have the biggest generator wins-
 
I'VE LEARNED
I sleep better in my recliner with the TV blaring than I do in bed-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Hot water is heavier than cold-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Was the shedding of Jesus blood necessary on all the body parts it covered-head, hands, side, feet?
2-When did the "son of God" become the "lamb of God"?
3-When did the cross of Jesus become an altar?
4-How does ambition fit into the christian's life when they are to seek God's will for their life?
5-How was it that the people who called Jesus "King of Kings" on Palm Sunday entering Jerusalem called for his death the following Friday?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 8:10   "This is the agreement I will make
    With the people of Israel at that time, says the Lord.
I will put my teachings in their minds
    And write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    And they will be my people."
 
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today   Jeremiah 31-33
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
John 8:34-36    "Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, everyone who lives in sin is a slave to sin. 35 A slave does not stay with a family forever, but a son belongs to the family forever. 36 So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free."
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, I rejoice in the freedom you have given me through Jesus Christ, my Lord-
 
MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO MAKE YOU SWEET, ENOUGH TRIALS TO MAKE YOU STRONG, ENOUGH SORROW TO KEEP YOU HUMAN AND ENOUGH HOPE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY-

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday August 12, 2017 thought for the day







THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-All Christians have received the free gift of salvation in the same way only-by grace-
2-God's kindness to us is utterly undeserved-
3-When we judge anothers sin to be so much worse than our own, we are like lepers counting spots-"You have more than I do"-
4-The original Hebrew word for "ark" meant "box" or "chest" in English-
5-In the most literal sense, the Bible is not a single book but a collection of many small books-
STRANGE THOUGHT
No matter how many times you flick the switch, lights don't work without electricity-
I'VE LEARNED
The things I used to care to do , I no longer care to do, but I really do care that I don't care to do them anymore-
DID YOU KNOW
H2O expands as it freezes and contracts as it melts, displacing the exact same amount of fluid in either state.  So if the northern ice cap did melt, it would cause absolutely no rise in the level of the ocean-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Jesus have to suffer and die alone on the cross without any heavenly help?
2-Did Jesus cry out in agony when beaten and then hung on the cross?
3-Was Jesus' crucifixion any more physically painful than that of the two thieves hanging nearby?
4-Why didn't Jesus shorten the time of his crucifixion?
5-What is positional and progressive sanctification?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 6:14   “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants."  This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today    Genesis  22:17
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
2 Peter 3:8-9   "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. 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."
PRAYER FOR TODAY



Father, thank you for loving me.  Thank you for sending Jesus to rescue me and to provide a path of joy on which I can walk each day-
TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BESSING, BE A FRIEND, ENCOURAGE SOMEONE, TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND-

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Tuesday August 8,2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The cross is the open door no one can shut-
2-If Jesus has your heart, he has your obedience-
3-If we can remain outside the umbrella of God's authority for an extended period of time without feeling guilty, we may not be saved-
4-To feel no conviction of sin for a period of time is a serious sign the Holy Spirit may not be residing in us-
5-An important part of maturing as a christian is knowing how to receive a rebuke-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Coffee and frozen pizza can be made on a BBQ grill-
 
I'VE LEARNED
The things I used to care to do, I no longer care to do, but I really do care that I don't care to do them anymore-
 
DID YOU KNOW
Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died on July 4, 1934 of radiation poisoning-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did Zipporah do the circumcision herself and not simply insist that Moses do it himself?
2-Do the Jews still have a temple with a Holy of Holies?
3-Why was the life span of Jesus only 33 years-why not more or less?
4-On the cross, how could Jesus know he was thirsty when he was in so much pain?
5-Why would the soldiers give Jesus a drink of anything when he said he was thirsty while hanging on the cross?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 5:6   “You are a priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek."
This New testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today     Psalm 110:4
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust the Lord with all your heart,
    And don’t depend on your own understanding.
Remember the Lord in all you do,
    And he will give you success.
 
 
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, Today I look to you for direction.  I submit myself to your control.  I pray that you will shine brightly in my life today- 
 
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-

Monday, August 07, 2017

Monday August 7, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Like the book of Esther, the Song of Solomon never mentions God-
2-Though Jesus was later called "Christ" it is not his name, it is who he is- We should not address him as "Jesus Christ", rather"Jesus the Christ"-
3-The wooden cross (crucifix) was  a Roman punishment for run away slaves and rebels-
4-The English word "Gospel" is derived from the Anglo Saxon for "good tidings"or "good news"-
5-While the four gospels are divinely inspired, they are not works of history or biography.  They are not even personal memories.  They were written by zealous believers as a call to faith for their own day, not as documents for some historical accounting.  The authors were not journalists covering Jesus-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
If it is lonely at the top, it is crowded at the bottom-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Going out is good, coming home is even better
 
DID YOU KNOW
The shock wave from a nitroglycerine explosion travels at seventeen thousand miles per hour-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-What does it mean "in all our ways to acknowledge him"?
2-How do we acknowledge God in all our ways?
3-How is it possible that when a mans ways are pleasing to God, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him?
4-When you are living in obedience to God, does it not often stir up conflict in others?
5-Are all the proverb statements of something generally true in life or are they absolute promises?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 4:4    In the Scriptures he talked about the seventh day of the week: “And on the seventh day God rested from all his works."
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today       Genesis 2:2
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Jeremiah 29:11-13   "I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. 12 Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will search for me. And when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me-
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, I call upon you today.  I submit myself into your hands-
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART-PEACE IN YOUR SOUL- JOY IN YOUR LIFE-ALWAYS-

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Sunday August 6, 2017 thought for the day








 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The Bible has traditionally been thought of as God speaking to people but in Psalms people speak to God-
2-The 150 Rosaries later instituted by the Roman Catholic church are in honor of the 150 psalms-
3-There are more than 1000 traditional sayings and popular adages that make up proverbs-
4-The authors of Proverbs are many and written over a long period of time-
5-Ecclesiastes is unique among the Bible books.  It is neither history, nor parable, nor a prophetic book.  It is more philosophical than religious-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14 day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes-
 
I'VE LEARNED
 You forget names, but it is okay because other people forget they even know you-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The US Bureau of Standards says that the electron is the fastest thing in the world-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Can a person have a sinful experience and still be holy?
2-Why did God say that where Moses was standing by the burning bush was holy ground?
3-Can you ever talk God out of his plan?
4-Is it difficult to hear/understand God speak to you?
5-What does it mean to "trust the Lord with all your heart"?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 3:10   "I was angry with them. I said, ‘They are not loyal to me and have not understood my ways.’ 
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today    Psalm 95:10
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Colossians 3:14-16   "Even more than all this, clothe yourself in love. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. 16 Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, guide my choices today by your Word and your peace-
 
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART-PEACE IN YOUR SOUL- JOY IN YOUR LIFE-ALWAYS-

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Saturday August 5, 2017 thought for the day





 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Everything that happened in the New Testament took place in the days of the Roman Empire-
2-Jesus wasn't born on December 25th.  That is a date chosen to win over pagan sun worshippers of that time-
3-The English word Christmas literally means Christ mass, the festival of Christ's birth-
4-The term "immaculate conception" does not apply to Jesus, but to Mary-
5-The names of the magi are anonymous.  Their legendary names-"Balthasar-Melchior-Casper" in western tradition emerged much later-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
Professional fishermen live on their net income-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Your kids are becoming you, but your grandchildren are perfect-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The 111th element is known as unnilenilenium-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Does scripture teach absolute submission in all cases in every area?
2-What does the word "holy" mean and how is it applied?
3-How can we be holy as God is holy?
4-Since God was in the burning bush, was it holy?
5-Was the place of the burning bush holy after the burning stopped?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 3:7-8  
Today listen to what he says. Do not be stubborn as in the past, when you turned against God, when you tested God in the desert.
 
This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today  Psalm 95:7-8
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Ephesians 4:1-4   "I am in prison because I belong to the Lord. Therefore I urge you who have been chosen by God to live up to the life to which God called you. Always be humble, gentle, and patient, accepting each other in love. You are joined together with peace through the Spirit, so make every effort to continue together in this way. There is one body and one Spirit, and God called you to have one hope."
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, I ask you to love every  person through my life and actions-
 
TODAY WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. BE A BESSING, BE A FRIEND, ENCOURAGE SOMEONE, TAKE TIME TO CARE. LET YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS HEAL AND NOT WOUND-

Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday August 4, 2017 thought for the day






THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The followers of Jesus called themselves "the people of the way"
2-The stoning death of Stephen sparked a round of persecution of Jesus' followers in Jerusalem and sent many of them fleeing to surrounding cities in Syria-
3-Lydia, Phoebe and Priscilla are not as well known as Peter and Paul, but they were crucial players in the life of the early church-
4-In the face of deadly persecution by Jewish and Roman authorities, the earliest followers of Jesus were basically outlawed cults until emperor Constantine converted
  in  313CE and Christianity became Rome's dominant religion-
5-The Hebrew scriptures composition was spread over more than a thousand years.  The books of the New Testament were written within a time of about fifty years.
STRANGE THOUGHT
I am not an early bird or a night owl.  I am some form of a permanently exhausted pigeon-  
I'VE LEARNED
There is always a price to be paid for returning anger for anger-
DID YOU KNOW
The metal part at the end of a pencil is 20 percent sulfur-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Should Christians be concerned about being politically correct?
2-Can a person have an anointing from God without knowing him intimately?
3-Are the gifts of God irrevocable?
4-Would there have been a christian "church" without Pentecost?
5-Does the "thou shall not covet" commandment mean we should never desire what others may have?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 2:13  “I am here, and with me are the children God has given me.” This new testament passage is found in what Old Testament book?
Answer for today     Isaiah 8:18  
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Romans 12:9-10   Your love must be real. Hate what is evil, and hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honor than you want for yourselves.
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, you are a loving God and I want to put you first in my life today-
I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES YOU STRENGTH IN YOUR STRUGGLE, PEACE IN YOUR PAIN, AND VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY-


Thursday, August 03, 2017

Thursday August 3, 2017 thought for the day




 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Though Pilate turned Jesus over to the Jewish crowd, his crucifixion was clearly carried out by Roman soldiers-
2-Many first century Jews died, just like Jesus on a cross, but not at the hands of other Jews.  Crucifixion was not a Jewish form of execution.  It was exclusive to the Romans as an extreme penalty- 
3-If Jesus was not God, he had nothing to offer mankind-
4-Almost from the very beginning, sects like the Gnostics held views that separated them completely from the orthodox church views-
5-Jesus' earliest followers faced persecution and death either at the hands of Jewish authorities or the Roman government-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
The older you get, the more you appreciate being at home doing nothing-
 
I'VE LEARNED
You know who you are by knowing where you are-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The densest substance on earth is the metal osmium-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is there no scripture written by Joseph?
2-Which is more important-our faithfulness at church, at work or at home?
3-Can Christians separate their life into two segments-sacred and secular?
4-Why did God's plan of salvation have to include the painful execution sacrifice of Jesus on a cross?
5-How can we say Jesus is the only way to heaven without sounding arrogant or intolerant?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 2:13      “I will trust in God.” This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today   Isaiah 8:17
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Joshua 1:9   "Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go.”
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, I thank you for your faithfulness to me-
 
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE LOVE TO SHARE, HEALTH TO SPARE AND FRIENDS THAT CARE-

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Tuesday August 1, 2017 thought for the day







 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Obedience to laws without a sense of mercy was empty of spiritual value-
2-In the New Testament, scribes and pharisees are basically one in the same-
3-Jesus condemned some pharisees for their concern with petty details at the expense of the law's true purpose-
4-A negative version of the Golden Rule-What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor-
5-Jesus was condemned and executed as a nationalistic freedom fighter who threatened Rome and not for claiming to be the messiah-
 
STRANGE THOUGHT
This too will pass--it might pass like a kidney stone but it will pass-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Worship is not about what building you occupy, it is about who occupies you-
 
DID YOU KNOW
There are five trillion trillion atoms in one pound of iron-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-How did Joseph feel when Pharaoh made him governor?
2-Did Joseph have any idea that God was directing his life before he became governor?
3-Why do we remember what we would be better off forgetting?
4-When Joseph was governor over Egypt why didn't he try to contact his family back in Canaan?
5-What thoughts might Joseph have had about his brother Simeon in the prison while waiting his brother's  return from Canaan?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 2:12   “Then, I will tell my brothers and sisters about you, I will praise you in the public meeting.” This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today   Psalm 22:22
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
1 Thessalonians 5:11-13   "So encourage each other and give each other strength, just as you are doing now.
12 Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. 13 Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other."
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father, help me to use my words and actions to cause your church and our spiritual leaders to be encouraged and strengthened-
 
I WISH YOU A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE, LAUGHTER, FORGIVENESS AND THANKSGIVING-

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday July 31, 2017 thought for the day






 
THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-Although we are helplessly sinful, God's grace forgives us completely-
2-If God is blessing, satan is messing-
3-It is by God's grace that we are saved, not by moral character, works of righteousness, commandment keeping, or church going-
4-It is far better to forgive and forget than to remember and resent-
5-Compassionate kindness speaks louder than words-
 
STRANGE THOUHT
I wanted to be a musician but eventually found I wasn't note worthy-
 
I'VE LEARNED
Don't react to what people say while ignoring how they feel-
 
DID YOU KNOW
The ashes of the metal magnesium are heavier than magnesium itself-
 
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't God chose Caleb as Moses' successor to lead the people into the promised land?
2-Is it true that we are not ready to live until we are ready to die?
3-If God wanted us to have a "Bible" to live by, why didn't he transcribe one to a holy man like he did to Moses for the Israelites?
4-Why would Pharaoh make Joseph, who was a prisoner, the governor over Egypt, just because he interpreted his dreams, for after all he was not an Egyptian?
5-Is there any significance that Joseph was 30 years old when he was made governor over Egypt?
 
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 2:8   "You put all things under their control."  This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today      Psalm 8:6
 
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
2 Corinthians 1:3-4    "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and all comfort. He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us. "
 
PRAYER FOR TODAY

 
Father-The troubles you allow to come my way help to turn my focus to you and teach me how to comfort others-
 
MAY YOU HAVE ENOUGH HAPPINESS TO MAKE YOU SWEET, ENOUGH TRIALS TO MAKE YOU STRONG,
 ENOUGH SORROW TO KEEP YOU HUMAN AND ENOUGH HOPE TO MAKE YOU HAPPY-

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday July 30, 2017 thought for the day





THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-The heart of the gospel is the truth that God accepts us with no conditions whatever when we put our trust in the atoning sacrificial death of his son Jesus-
2-Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt-
3-Doubt is often a sign that your faith has a pulse, that it is alive and well, exploring and searching-
4-You can't stand on blind faith, you must have a "knowing" faith and that comes from believing whole heartily what God's word promises-
5-The great danger is not that we will renounce our faith but rather that we become so distracted and preoccupied that we settle for a mediocre version of it-
STRANGE THOUGHT
Just because I didn't start the conversation doesn't mean I'm not dying to speak with you-
I'VE LEARNED
Failure is a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent-
DID YOU KNOW
Methane gas can often be seen bubbling up from the bottom of ponds.  It is produced by the decomposition of dead plants and animals in the mud-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why didn't Pharaoh have Moses and Aaron put in prison?
2-Where in the Bible do you find "God helps those who help themselves"?
3-From where does disobedience come?
4-Why should forgiven acts or attitudes still bear consequences?
5-If God is long suffering, is he always and forever patient?
BIBLE TRIVIA
Hebrews 2:6   “Why are people even important to you? Why do you take care of human beings?"  This new testament passage is found in what old testament book?
Answer for today    Psalm 8:4
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
Psalm 26:11-12  
PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, thank you that because of your grace and power, my past doesn't have to sideline me but can instead position me to minister to others-
I WISH YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART-PEACE IN YOUR SOUL- JOY IN YOUR LIFE-ALWAYS-