What Are We Hearing

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Ears to Hear...

I was reading in Mark the other day and a few verses really jumped out at me. HUGE CHALLENGE!
Mark 4:23-25
"...if anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.
Consider carefully what you hear. With the measure you use, it will be measured to you - and even more. Whoever has will be given more. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."
Prior to this Jesus has told the crowds about the sower who went out to sow and how the word of God is received or not received. In light of this parable these words are quite a challenge for us.
I think over my life of all the teaching that I've received. I'll do a little math here. 39 years x (at the least) 52 sermons a year = 2028 sermons. If you figure in the early days I heard 2 sermons each Sunday you could increase that by another 1040 sermons. Add to that regular rations ... the sowing of God's word into my life has been huge. How much have I actually applied? What measure of the Word do I use. Do I use - implement, apply the word to my every day living?
The more I apply and implement the more revelation He will pour out. The sobering thing is the word that we don't use - that will be taken from us- YIKES! Just like the birds gobbling up the seed.
May we all learn not to be just hearers of the word but doers!
Shalom
Elaine

Friday, February 03, 2006

LOVE

God is love.
God's love reaches down to us, reaches out to us.
How do we reach back? To Him and to eachother?
How do we express love? To Him and to eachother?
How do we receive love? From Him and from eachother?

"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love."

"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you."
John 15:9,12

Much love, friends.
~Aurora.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

High Council

The High Council will elect a new General over the next week-and-a-half, and will announce their decision on January 27th. A number of current War College students will be fasting and praying over these next ten days to cover these important meetings. I invite all past, present and future War College students to do the same.

God bless the Salvation Army.
God bless the General.

Xander Coleman.
Martyr.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Name of the Lord

Jesus of Nazareth - Acts 21:40-22:10

Paul Tells His Story
Standing on the barracks steps, Paul turned and held his arms up. A hush fell over the crowd as Paul began to speak. He spoke in Hebrew.
"My dear brothers and fathers, listen carefully to what I have to say before you jump to conclusions about me."

When they heard him speaking Hebrew, they grew even quieter. No one wanted to miss a word of this.
He continued,
"I am a good Jew, born in Tarsus in the province of Cilicia, but educated here in Jerusalem under the exacting eye of Rabbi Gamaliel, thoroughly instructed in our religious traditions. And I've always been passionately on God's side, just as you are right now.
I went after anyone connected with this "Way,' went at them hammer and tongs, ready to kill for God. I rounded up men and women right and left and had them thrown in prison. You can ask the Chief Priest or anyone in the High Council to verify this; they all knew me well. Then I went off to our brothers in Damascus, armed with official documents authorizing me to hunt down the Christians there, arrest them, and bring them back to Jerusalem for sentencing.

"As I arrived on the outskirts of Damascus about noon, a blinding light blazed out of the skies and I fell to the ground, dazed. I heard a voice:
"Saul, Saul, why are you out to get me?'
""Who are you, Master?' I asked.

"He said, "I am Jesus the Nazarene, the One you're hunting down.'
My companions saw the light, but they didn't hear the conversation.

"Then I said, "What do I do now, Master?'

"He said, "Get to your feet and enter Damascus. There you'll be told everything that's been set out for you to do.'"

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Name of the Lord

Great King over ALL the earth - Psalm 47

Friday, January 06, 2006

Name of the Lord

Father of the Heavenly Lights - James 1

"God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, no one who wants to do wrong should ever say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else either. Temptation comes from the lure of our own evil desires. These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death. So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.

Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting shadows. In his goodness he chose to make us his own children by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his choice possession.

My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Your anger can never make things right in God's sight.
So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the message God has planted in your hearts, for it is strong enough to save your souls.

And remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don't obey, you are only fooling yourself."
James 1:12-22 NLT

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Name of the Lord

The Lord Most High - Psalm 47 and Job 38