Tuesday, March 08, 2016

What Attributes of God Do We See in Jesus?

In Jesus we see God’s attributes of love, wisdom and grace. In 2 Timothy 2:11–13, Paul mentions some other divine attributes that Jesus clearly possesses. Verse 12 declares God’s justice: if we reject Christ, then God has no choice but to also reject us. God’s moral purity (see Isaiah 6:3-5 necessitates his justice; he cannot, will not and does not ignore sin. Jesus also possesses moral purity. As both Hebrews 4:14-15 and 1 John 3:5 attest, Jesus lived a sinless life. God the Father also endorsed Jesus’ moral purity (see Matthew 17:5).
Following the stern warning of 2 Timothy 2:12, Paul highlights Jesus’ faithfulness. Although we may turn away from Jesus, he gives us many undeserved chances to be reconciled with him. God’s faithfulness is well chronicled in the Old Testament’s accounts of the Israelites’ cycles of disobedience that were met with God’s mercy.
Both God and his Son, Jesus, possess moral purity, justice and faithfulness. These traits could not belong to an ordinary human but rather describe God incarnate. The fact that Jesus possessed these traits gives powerful testimony to his claims to be.
This devotion is from the NIV Case for Christ Study Bible 

Sunday, March 06, 2016


Do you feel that the ability to hear God's voice is for other people and not for you? Is it only for people who lived in Biblical times?
Not at all! The God who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand.
Become acquainted with the Voice that has spoken from a fire and a cloud, with visible signs and an invisible Spirit, through a burning bush and burning hearts. Hear from some of the most well known Christians in history about how God speaks to them, and discover for yourself how you can discern the voice of God.
One of Priscilla’s bestselling titles, Discerning the Voice of God is now completely revised with updated content and reflection questions. Each section contains insights that will aid you in your desire to hear Him speak. Discover the treasure of recognizing how God keeps in touch with his beloved people.

Realize the Way He Speaks
1. IfYou’reListening 17 
2. InsideInformation 37 
3. WhatDoYouWant? 51 
4. What’sBetterThanaBurningBush? 63
Part 1:
Recognize the Sound of His Voice
5. HeIsPersistent 77 
6. HeCommunicatesPersonally 91 
7. HeBringsPeace 105 
8. HeWillChallengeYou 117 
9. HeExudesTruth 127
10. HeSpeakswithAuthority 143
Part 2:
Remember What He Wants to Accomplish
11. TheBettertoKnowHim 157 
12. SoundsLikeaPlan 167 
13. Yes,Lord 181
 14. GreaterExpectations 197
Sources of Quotes 213 
Acknowledgments 215 
About the Author 217 


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Standing in Awe of God

Observations of a fellow Pilgrim on the Amazing Goodness and Faithfulness of God, 'The Great I Am' Hebrews 11:13
There is a song by Kim Walker Smith entitled "In Awe of You" it starts with these words,
    What do you do when you're lost for words?
       They all fall short, so I just stand in awe
                      Stand in awe of you
If we knew the Goodness and Faithfulness of God in the life of each person who knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior we would be at a complete loss for words and we would simply stand in Awe of God!
     His Goodness, Power and Mercy in our lives, is the very fabric of the Hope that is within us.
Our Story begins…. Luke 19:10 tells us that Jesus came to seek and save Sodzo to restore or mend as well as to Redeem. But is our salvation just deliverance from sin and its penalty, death? Romans 8:18-25 adds context
      What did Jesus come to Save/mend? To discover this we need to ask another question. What was Lost in the Garden?
But even more important than the beginning is what happens afterward Philippians 2:12 work out your salvation
2 peter 1:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:11 Ephesians 4:1 Make your calling and election firm.
Transformation comes as the soil of lives is prepared, purged and nurtured by the Holy Spirit and Word of God. In addition the Community of believers building up one another is a critical if we are to Run the Race that is set before us without faltering.
Running this Race in God requires that we learn and apply Spiritual Disciplines everyday. Much like the Olympic athlete or professional athlete doing the basics day in and day out develops "Muscle Memory" in our Spiritual Life as well as our mind and emotions Spiritual Disciplines make our Life in God thrive.
Life is full of twist and turns, ups and downs. One day your the hero and the next the villain. One day your basking in the joys of life the next storms are swirling all around you with no way out visible.
Take time to Review some of your own High and Low points and you will see God’s faithfulness in every valley and on every mountain top.
Our challenge is to Stand in God. To not only Stand but to please God in all we do, to Thrive and Be all that God created us to be
So as Ephesians 6:13 tells us, “Having Done All Stand”
Copywrite (c) 2015 Wayne Newcomb, From my Message at SW AG in Lakewood Co. Artwork: Pilgrim in Pilgrims Progress