With Him Forever!

In 1859, during the turbulent years prior to America’s Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had the opportunity to speak to the Agricultural Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As he spoke, he shared with them the story of an ancient monarch’s search for a sentence that was “true and appropriate in all times and situations.” His wise men, faced with this heady challenge, gave him the sentence, “And this, too, shall pass away.”

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Water For The World

Although 70 percent of the world is covered by water, less than 1 percent of it is drinkable by humans. Water conservation and sanitation are crucial matters in many parts of the world, as all life depends on having sanitary water.

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True Loyalty

By one estimate, more than 14 trillion frequent-flyer miles have been accumulated by people worldwide. It all started in the early 1980s, when airlines began the first frequent-flyer programs to encourage repeat business by rewarding customers for their loyalty. Accumulated miles could be redeemed for free travel, goods, and services, so it wasn’t long before people began planning their travel based as much on personal reward as on price or schedule.

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The Light Of The Lamb

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

For countless generations people have looked to the sun and moon to light the day and the night. Whether illuminating our path or providing the life-giving radiance for fruitful crops and the nutrients our bodies need, the sun and moon are part of God’s marvelous provision of light. The book of Genesis tells us that God gave “the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night” (Gen. 1:16).

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We’re Safe

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

The United States Bullion Depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a fortified building that stores 5,000 tons of gold bullion and other precious items entrusted to the federal government. Fort Knox is protected by a 22-ton door and layers of physical security: alarms, video cameras, minefields, barbed razor wire, electric fences, armed guards, and unmarked Apache helicopters. Based on the level of security, Fort Knox is considered one of the safest places on earth.

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Room And Board

Our Daily Bread Cover June 2014

On a recent trip to England, my wife and I visited Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. The house is more than 400 years old, and it was the childhood and family home of William Shakespeare’s wife.

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An Appropriate Name

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

The name of the southeastern Asian nation of Indonesia is formed by combining two Greek words which together mean “island.” That name is appropriate because Indonesia is made up of more than 17,500 islands spanning nearly 750,000 square miles. Indonesia—an appropriate name for a nation of islands.

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More Than We Deserve

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

Sometimes when people ask how I’m doing, I reply, “Better than I deserve.” I remember a well-meaning person responding, “Oh no, Joe, you deserve a lot,” to which I replied, “Not really.” I was thinking about what I truly deserve—God’s judgment.

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Mom’s Finish Line

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

When Jeff learned that his mother’s health was rapidly declining, he immediately caught a plane to be with her. He sat at her bedside holding her hand, singing hymns, comforting her, and expressing his love for her. She passed away, and at her funeral many told Jeff what a blessing his mother had been. She was gifted in Bible teaching, counseling others, and leading prayer groups. These were vital parts of serving Christ until near the end of her life. She finished strong for Christ.

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My Kind Of People

Our Daily Bread Cover May 2014

Years ago in a worship service, pastor Ray Stedman stepped to the pulpit and read the text for the day: “Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that” (1 Cor. 6:9-11 nlt).

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30 thoughts on “My Kind Of People

  1. nanxi says:

    God keeps no record of sins. He forgives freely. Indeed.

  2. ajdp79 says:

    This is such an amazing reminder of the God that we serve. He is so powerful yet so forgiving..Those are still living in sins that are listed have an opportunity to receive through ministering, the gift of grace. Those of us who have been washed, sanctified, & justified are chosen as the vessels of ministry to serve & share with those who don’t have the hope or courage to believe that there is freedom. I’m truly amazed, thank you God..

  3. eternallyhis says:

    In the early days of my walk with Christ, many doubts and fears came at me about my salvation and God using me in His Holy service. I still smoked cigarettes for one thing, and it seemed impossible for me to be forgiving, gentle, loving, kind, etc. to people on a continual basis. Accusing thoughts kept coming at me (which I later learned was Satan attacking me), of what a terrible person I was and I had to agree that I sure did not behave or sound like a Christian much of the time. But, while reading my Bible, God brought 1 Corinthians 6:11,12 to my attention and Hebrews 10:10 and 14. It definitely had a humbling effect on me when I looked up the word sanctified in my Bible Dictionary. “Sanctified: To be set apart as holy, belonging to God,” and God made it clear to me from John 13: 6-10 that I had been washed completely clean by His shed Blood when I received Him as my Lord and Savior. This gave me cause to believe 1 Corinthians 6:11 was meant for me and if that were true, as I believed it to be, then Hebrews 10: 10 and 14 were also meant for me. All praise, all glory to God, I have been washed in His Blood, which sanctified me, and according to that which is written in Hebrews 10: 10,14, He perfected me forever. “…we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…..For by one offering He has perfected for ever them that are sanctified.” Yes, 1 Corinthians 6:12 tells me that ‘all things are lawful unto me (because I am under the Blood), but as it is written, all things are not expedient (helpful and/or does not promote the cause}.’ I am no longer under the law (Galatians 3:24-27), therefore I cannot break the law, but praise Jesus, He knows how kids are, wanting so much to live up to our loving Father’s expectations of us, and He has set the bar high by giving us His beloved Son as our example. And then He makes it so easy, as it is written, the more we look to Jesus, reading the Word, spending time in prayer and fellowship, etc. we will be changed into His very image, by His Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
    Praise Christ our Lord. Blessed be His Holy Name. Amen and Amen

    1. eternallyhis says:

      p.s. One other important thing that helps us grow in Christ is 1 John 1:8,9 always acknowledging and confessing our faults and/or sins to God when we do become aware of them, asking and receiving His forgiveness, and apologizing to anyone we may have wronged, etc. And forgiving our own selves and others. If we have a problem forgiving ourselves and/or others, simply ask God to give us His forgiveness for us and/or them. Not staying down when we fall, nor standing and staring at the spot where we fell, but get up, brush ourselves off by putting 1 John 1:9 and Philippians 3:13,14 into practice and get on with the race.

  4. anthall24 says:

    The former things have passed away he has made me new “Thank you JESUS”

  5. yawakrofi says:

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1John 1:8). I thank God for the Grace through His son Jesus Christ.

  6. cswhalen says:

    These few verses are powerful. In our society today all of what Paul is speaking about is so relevant. My prayer is to speak positive, always be honest in my conversations, content with what I have. I am not a drunk, thief, swindler, sexually immoral, gay, lesbian, and will not sit in judgement to those who are. I pray, Lord Jesus, that you allow me to be the one that shows they can be washed in your name.

  7. sandreen says:

    Wonderful message. Only for us to search ourselves and apply these teachings to our lives.

  8. bigskygrandma says:

    I pray that more people would read this passage, not with a judgemental spirit for their neighbor, but in light of the statement directed at ourselves … and the overwhelming sense of being washed clean because of the blood of Christ. Praise The Lord for His grace on every aspect of our lives AND in the lives of our neighbors as well!

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