Tweets and more tweets

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the last few weeks.  This is one of the blessings of social media where we can hear the gospel from people all over the world. If you like the tweet, go and follow the person on Twitter.
Unless you’re assured that God loves you, it’s pretty hard to do anything in the Christian life...the foundation of our assurance of God’s love for us is Christ, and we must continue to root ourselves more deeply in him. (Jack Miller) Nicodemus needed new life—eternal life—but he could not earn it. Eternal life is a gift that comes only from God. #thegospelprojectkids “It is not our goal to be more amazing for Jesus. It is our goal to be more amazed *by* Jesus.” @rayortlund via @jaredcwilson Christian, you are loved by the holy God of the universe faithfully and infinitely. @jaredcwilson Indicatives first, then imperatives. Forgiveness first, then repentance. Grace first, then obedience. Rest first, then fruit. @scottsauls  Jesus doesn’t tell us to look within …

Word for 2018-Abide

My word for 2018 is abide.  I have this great picture over my fireplace made by a good friend that reminds me to abide each day.  My understanding of abide is to "be with Jesus."

What does it mean to abide?  Here are some definitions to help us better understand the word. 
The Greek word "meno" which is a verb means "to stay". It can also be translated as abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry for. We will also see these in the Old Testament as well. Each week I will share a verse (or two) to help us better understand abiding.
5 sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me. (Numbers 22:5)19 Encamp outside the camp seven days. Whoever of you has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on th…

Names of God: Messiah

We often forget.  We see throughout history the Israelites and the church forgetting. We need to be reminded often of who God is in Scripture, church history and in our lives and churches.
The names of God are important because these names are not just what God does, it is who He is.  I hope this will encourage you as you are reminded of how good, great, and awesome our God is.

Messiah Messiah is also translated as Christ.  It means anointed one. 
41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). (John 1:41)

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
What it reminds me?  Jesus was sent to rescue His people.  He was set aside for a special purpose for us.  It was a name for Jesus to remind us why He came

Sermon Notes from Two Words based on Psalm 78:3-7

Here are my sermon notes from my message today at Hesston MB:

Two Words—2/18/18
1 Timothy 5:1-2 & Psalm 78:3-7
Introduction: 24 hours ago this message was not written. I received a voice mail from Pastor Brad on Friday night at 5 p.m. while I was at the basketball game.He thought he was getting better but his fever had returned.I told him, I would take care of the message.I began to pray. I asked others to pray.Why?Because I know my personality.I am planner.I prepare weeks before I preach.I go over a message several times before I preach it on Sunday.But I was reminded of my own words from last Sunday:
·Many will walk away from a sermon like this and get busy trying to do the actions by trying harder, doing more. Our actions must be centered on WHO not just the WHAT.Timothy would do the things written by Paul not because he was good, worked hard, was well educated, well trained, but because an all-powerful, loving, good God had transformed Him and empowered him by the Holy Spirit.

Verse of the Week

My Aunt Kay Jean suggested I start sharing a verse of the day.  I liked her suggestion but decided instead of a verse of the day, I would share a verse of the week.  Be reminded of who God is from His Word.

6 “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:6-8)

Gospel Playlist

This is a regular feature now that replaced "Playing on the Radio." I will be sharing songs from my "Gospel Playlist" on my phone.

The gospel is good news.  It reminds us what Christ has DONE for us.  As I share, I hope it will be an encouragement to you today. 

Song today is: This is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham

New Book Friday

Christmas has come and gone.  So, every year after Christmas I share new books that I received as gifts.  I love to read and appreciate the gift of books.  So, here is today's New Book Friday: