Monday, August 28, 2017

Pray to God for Forgiveness -- not to exalt yourself

                                                                   Luke 18:9-14

Luke18:9  And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 
11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 
12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 
14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

JESUS - The Cornerstone and the Stumblingblock

Jesus - Cornerstone and Stumblingblock

Luke 20:17  And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 
Luke 20:18  Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
1Corinthians 1:22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 
23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
 1Peter2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Create in me a clean heart, O God, ...

                                                              PSALM  51:1-12

          Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
         11  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
         12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Beware of false prophets

Matthew 7:15-20  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16  You will recognize them by their fruits.  Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 
17  So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 
18  A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.
19  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 
20  Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.