Tndeer Logo

Page 211 of 252 « First<209210211212213>Last »
Topic Options
#3118904 - 01/11/13 08:37 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: rabbit hunter]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5021
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

Offline
Lessons from Ecuador 2013 #2



Longing for God's Word.



Here in the states the majority of people do not have time for the Word. Well let me say they do not want to take the time to hear and learn the Word of God. My Pastor and I have been out visiting many times only to be turned away from sharing God's Word. Many times we have seen folks look out the window and see it was us and not even answer the door! When we don't have time for God we are in a sad state!



In Ecuador we went door to door to share Jesus. After our visit we would ask if we could come back for bible study, 90% of the time they would say yes and invite us back! Many times we were stopping their business to teach God's Word but they did not care...they wanted to learn. If they were to busy at the moment they would ask us to come back at a time where the business would be slower. Many times when we arrived at house for bible study, they would invite other family members and friends over so they could here they Word of God!!!! Where is this in the states?



1 Peter 2:1-3



2 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.



Let me ask each of you a question....do you desire God's Word? It is the only way we can grow, that is what the bible says. For our nation to be blessed by God again we need a returning to God's Word and a desire to follow what He says, not what we want to pick and choose what we follow, but everything God says!



Pray for God to help you desire to learn and share God's Word...we can't live without it!



Tom
_________________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one may come to the Father except through Me."

Jesus Christ

http://walkthewalkwithjesus.blogspot.com

Top
#3118976 - 01/11/13 09:16 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
Kimber45 Moderator
Peace Maker
16 Point


Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 16617
Loc: Close to Jackson, TN

Offline
Thanks PMT!
_________________________
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Top
#3122938 - 01/14/13 08:16 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: Kimber45]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5021
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

Offline
Lessons from Ecuador 2013 #3




God revealed in His creation.



We take for granted the beauty of God's creation where we live. Have you ever noticed that? When I go places it seems I notice God's creation so much more. The reason for that is we take for granted what we have at home. This mission trip to Ecuador was no different. We were at high elevations and we seen some of the amazing creation of God. It was breath taking. The picture is just a small example of what we seen.



God tells us in His Word that we can see His attributes in creation, and thus we should know that God is real!



Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,



God tells us in this verse that because of His creation we are without excuse! He is the Creator, maker of all. I am a hunter and am able to see the sunrise and sunset on many occasions. I am in awe of God. I often wonder how anyone can question if God is real. It is so obvious! God tells us in this verse because He is the Creator, one day when we stand before Him in judgement we will be without excuse! God will say to us, everyday you seen my creation, what else do you need!



One other creation from God I want to share with you in closing. God has created us. But with sin creeping into our lives we become corrupt. We can become new once again through Christ Jesus, if we will receive Him into our hearts. Then we become a new creation!



2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.



Don't do what we do with God's beautiful creation of the world and become numb to what you have, God has more for your life through Jesus. Become that new creation in Jesus and praise God not only for His creation of this earth of ours but for the new creation of YOU through Christ Jesus!



Thank you Jesus for making me NEW! I am forever Yours!



Tom
_________________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one may come to the Father except through Me."

Jesus Christ

http://walkthewalkwithjesus.blogspot.com

Top
#3124630 - 01/15/13 09:33 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5021
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

Offline
Lessons from Ecuador #4

Not to young to serve God!

I want to share with you a couple of young fellows who gave up some of their time to serve God on this mission trip to Ecuador. First, let me share Jesse. Jesse has surrendered his life to missions. This was his first mission trip outside the United States. There is one other note on Jesse, He is hearing impaired. Jesse could have made all kinds of excuses as to why He could not serve God, but He didn't. Jesse shared God's Word, told his testimony, and sang. He was outstanding and God used him in a mighty way. This is Jesse in the black jacket:

Photobucket

Also in the above picture in Preston, he is in the blue jacket. Preston is 14 and lives in Quito, Ecuador. Ironically, Preston's parents are both hearing impaired. He is not. His parents are missionaries to Ecuador. Preston speaks both English and Spanish, so He served as one of out translators in the city of Sigchos where we shared Jesus. Preston did an awesome job. This also was his first missionary trip. What a breath of fresh air to see this young man serve God with that great big smile he has. He chose to help us even though he was on a break from school, Preston God was pleased with your choice!

Look at God's Word here:

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

These two young brought a smile to God's heart in their service to Him. As the above verse says they set an example. I want the rest of us to see that when we bring our children up in the training of the Lord like these two young man have been, God can and will use them if they are willing. We must put our young people in place they can learn from God and serve God. It is our responsibility. The world will not lead them to God but we can!

Thanks Jesse and Preston, it was an honor to serve our King Jesus beside you!

Tom
_________________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one may come to the Father except through Me."

Jesus Christ

http://walkthewalkwithjesus.blogspot.com

Top
#3124662 - 01/15/13 09:57 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
rabbit hunter
14 Point


Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 8572
Loc: Beech Bluff, TN

Offline
Awesome!!
_________________________
GO VOLS
"THE GRILL MASTER"

Top
#3124689 - 01/15/13 10:12 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: rabbit hunter]
Kimber45 Moderator
Peace Maker
16 Point


Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 16617
Loc: Close to Jackson, TN

Offline
Good stuff!!!!
_________________________
Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Top
#3124698 - 01/15/13 10:20 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: Kimber45]
in the dog house!
14 Point


Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 7936
Loc: west tn

content Online
Great work!!
_________________________
Luck is where preparation and opportunity meet



Μολων λαβε

Top
#3126199 - 01/16/13 08:21 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: in the dog house!]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5021
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

Offline
Lessons from Ecuador #5

This is a picture of the church!



Are we all one color? NO! Are we all one race? NO! Do we all speak one language? NO! Are we all from the same city? NO! Do we all worship at the same church? NO! Do we all love Jesus and want to serve Him with out lives, talents, and gifts? Absolutely! We did serve Jesus and Jesus did some amazing things through this group...HIS CHURCH!

The church is not a building as you can see in the photo above we are not in a church but in the lobby of a hotel. The church is not people who come once on Sunday and then do not serve, worship, praise, pray or anything else for Jesus in whom they claim they serve.

The church in the bible is referred to as the body in several places but I want you to check out these verses:

Ephesians 4:15-16

15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

1 Corinthians 12:12-26

12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.

15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?

20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Did you catch what the church is here? Individuals who come together to serve Jesus with their God given gifts and abilities. It is essential that all believers come together to serve Christ because you can do things I can't and I can do things you can't. We need each other! Christ formed, loved, and died for the church. Get involved and serve our King Jesus. It is not an option, Jesus told us to do so!

Tom
_________________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one may come to the Father except through Me."

Jesus Christ

http://walkthewalkwithjesus.blogspot.com

Top
#3127175 - 01/16/13 06:02 PM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
rabbit hunter
14 Point


Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 8572
Loc: Beech Bluff, TN

Offline
Thanks Tom
_________________________
GO VOLS
"THE GRILL MASTER"

Top
#3128075 - 01/17/13 10:00 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: rabbit hunter]
preachermantom
12 Point


Registered: 12/05/02
Posts: 5021
Loc: waverly,tn,USA

Offline
Lessons from Ecuador 2013 #6



Are you prejudice?



On final thought about my mission trip to Ecuador. When I was growing up I had some prejudices develop in my life. I am not sure how they got there. I guess I heard it from others and slowly developed them for my self. No matter what though I have to answer for myself. Through my high school years I believe I put most of those prejudices behind me. I found many friends of different color and backgrounds. As I have grown in my relationship to Christ it is clear in the bible that we are all the same. We all descended from Adam and Eve, our skin color may be different, or we many not talk the same, but God says we are created in His image:



Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.



The above verse should be enough for any of us to get over our prejudices. Think about it. Going to Ecuador, this is my third time, has helped me see even more how much God loves every single one of us. God desires that none of us should perish:



2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.



Think about that. God loves all of His creation. We should love all those whom God has created in His image. In Ecuador I have found some folks who will love me forever, I have also met a few who do not like me. All I can do is continue to share God's love with them. God will take care of the rest. It is the same for us here at home. Some desire for me to share God's Word and love them, some do not. My job is to be faithful to what God has told ALL of us to do....GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES! I see no provisions for color, race, sex, religion, or anything else.



So let me ask you this morning, are you prejudice? Will you share Jesus with others? It is really not an option according to God's Word. So what are you waiting on? Remember God doesn't want any to perish in hell and neither should we.



Thank you my Ecuadorian friends for helping me see more of Jesus through you. I love you!



Tom
_________________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one may come to the Father except through Me."

Jesus Christ

http://walkthewalkwithjesus.blogspot.com

Top
Page 211 of 252 « First<209210211212213>Last »


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, gtk, Tennessee Todd, Lakeland Charlie, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, Outdoor Lady, TurkeyBurd, MAN, Bobby G, Kimber45, Crappie Luck, Kirk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104325
RUGER
85522
Deer Assassin
64201
BSK
59442
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
bassassassin7, BBQ, Kornhunter, Afleming17, 260rem
13281 Registered Users
Who's Online
101 registered (TN RDG RNR, BigM, morgancountry, hunter0925, Bigg E, DNDHUNTAHOLIC88, 14 invisible) and 150 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13281 Members
42 Forums
85165 Topics
1029278 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.265 seconds in which 0.038 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.