Posted 6 days ago
Without our God we should fear to move; but when he bids us go it would be dangerous to tarry. Reader, go forward, and fear not.
Spurgeon
Posted 3 weeks ago
Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him and that Peter would deny Him. Yet He never stopped loving either one of them. That situation hasn’t changed through the years. Jesus knows what we will do, but He keeps on loving us, too!
Richards/Johnson, Guide to John
Posted 3 weeks ago

Call to Repentance

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Never before in the history of America has this been more important. We live in a time when right is wrong and wrong is right. Turn back, America! God still forgives and restores!

Posted 2 months ago

Not Allowing Past Sins to Silence Our Witness

BIBLE MEDITATION:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
A young preacher was called out of a life of sin to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. While in the pulpit one day, he received a note in which someone had written all his past sins. In addition it read, “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? And you’re up there telling people to get right with God!”

Do you know what the young preacher did? He read that note, bowed his head in prayer, stood up and said, “Ladies and gentleman I have received a note, and here is what it says.” Then, in front of that whole crowd, he read every one of those sins. Then he said this: “Yes, I am ashamed of myself, but I am not ashamed of my Savior!”

ACTION POINT:
What are some past sins in your life that are holding you back from fully proclaiming God’s power to others? Confess them and bury them in His sea of forgetfulness.

Posted 2 months ago
Posted 2 months ago
Sometimes we get a glimpse of glory in a rainbow or a sunset. Think what it will be when we come into His presence and behold His glory. That is the goal to which we are moving.
J. Vernon McGee
Posted 2 months ago
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
John 17:13 (Friend, God does not want us to be long-faced, solemn Christians. He came that our lives might be filled with joy—His joy!) J. Vernon McGee
Posted 3 months ago
God’s welcome mat is always out. You can leave the darkness of sin and step into the light of God’s love and eternal life at any time. But one day that opportunity will be gone without any warning, either when you die or when Christ returns to take His children to heaven.
Johnson/Richards, study of John
Posted 3 months ago

Believing In the Living God

BIBLE MEDITATION:
“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.” 1 John 5:9

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
I’ve been asked, “Pastor Rogers, do you expect me to believe in Jesus Christ just because your book says that He lived? That’s not enough for me.”

I agree. You need something else. If you want to know who Jesus Christ is, ask the Holy Spirit.

God says, “If you want to believe, I will help you to understand and to know that these things are true.”

Don’t tell me that you cannot believe. You may refuse to believe, but I will tell you this. If you want to believe in Jesus Christ and if you seek Truth, God the Holy Spirit will speak to you and confirm to you that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Read Deuteronomy 4:29 — “But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.”

ACTION POINT:
Do you want to know the living God? He is there if you seek Him with all your heart.

Posted 5 months ago
The greatest question that can be asked was the question Pontius Pilate asked the crowd when Jesus stood before him: “Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ?” Now I’m going to ask that question of you. What will you do with Jesus? No greater question could be asked.
Adrian Rogers
Posted 5 months ago
Posted 5 months ago
The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you. His power is ever-present in your life as His child.
Adrian Rogers
Posted 6 months ago

Chik-fil-A

As we can all recall, Chick-Fil-A was the center of controversy as they were accused of “forcing their religious views” on others when the president of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, made his political leanings known regarding gay marriage.  You’ll never guess what the once demonized business is now forcing on others - FOOD.  Yep, that’s right, food.
According to Fox News
 
, a local Chick-Fil-A came to the rescue as a rare snowstorm in the South left citizens stranded on icy interstates and highways, including Highway 280 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the restaurant employees and owner, Mark Meadows, a good number of stranded motorists were able to find food and shelter from the storm.
Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home when the snow started to accumulate, but a few hours later, many returned to the restaurant, unable to get home due to the weather and road conditions.  Audrey Pitt, store manager recounts her experience, “Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there.  It was a parking lot as far as I could see.”  Due to the conditions, Audrey decided to leave her car on the side of the interstate and joined the bundled up drivers trudging through the snow on foot.  Describing the scene, she said, “At one point there were more people walking than driving.”
The staff of the Chick-fil-A, a company founded on Christian principles, decided to lend a helping hand to the drivers - some of which had been stuck in their cars for almost seven hours without food or water.
The stranded employees that had returned to the restaurant cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of Highway 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone they could get to, slipping and sliding as they braved the falling snow and ice.  The best part - the meal was a gift and Chick-Fil-A refused to take a single penny for the sandwiches.
Stranded drivers were surprised by the free sandwiches and grateful for the hot meal.  Why didn’t Chick-Fil-A choose to make some extra money during the storm? They had a captive crowd of customers, unable to go to another restaurant, so why did they choose to give the food away?  Audrey explained, “This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit.  We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”
Chick-Fil-A’s generosity didn’t stop there.  After delivering the food and even helping drivers maneuver along the icy road by pushing a car up an incline, the owner and staff took it one step further and opened up their dining room to anyone who wanted to sleep on a bench or a booth.  This morning, the weary staff members fired up their ovens once again and began preparing chicken biscuits. The only thing that Chick-Fil-A has closed is its cash register, giving the stranded motorists another free meal.
Chick-Fil-A played out the biblical values they were once fiercely criticized for following.
Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.”
Will this example of Christian values receive the same publicity as the others Chick-Fil-A once verbalized?  Unfortunately, it’s doubtful, but for whatever it is worth, Mad World News applauds Chick-Fil-A for their ongoing demonstration of Christian values. We hope our readers will give Chick-Fil-A the positive media coverage they deserve by sharing this story on social media.
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 7 months ago
You can’t keep God from loving you. You can’t stop the sun from shining, but you can get out of the sunshine. Likewise, you can put up an umbrella to keep the love of God from shining upon your life.
J.V. McGee