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#3176573 - 02/26/13 08:43 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: Kimber45]
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Are you faithful in what God has given you?


Much to think about in these verses:



Luke 16:10-11

10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?



What is Jesus saying to us in these verses? When you get right down to the matter it is fairly simple. When you are faithful in the little things God has blessed you with, you will be faithful in the bigger things He may bless you with. On the other hand if you are unfaithful with the little things like mammon (money) then why in the world would He trust with true riches (God's Kingdom things)!



So we need to ask ourselves ac couple of questions:



1. God has blessed us with talents, time, gifts. Am I faithfully using these to the glory of God?



2. God has blessed us with money. Statistics show if you make over $30,000 a year you are in the top 6% of the worlds richest people. So are you faithful with God's money in giving to the church, causes that are consistent with scripture, and helping the needy?



Honestly answer these questions and then ask yourself, can God trust me with true riches? His Kingdom work?



After all his Kingdom work is a matter of Heaven and Hell for the lost which is important to God because He desires that none should perish!



Tom
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#3177790 - 02/27/13 08:49 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Everything Perfect!


In our bible study group last night we were talking about the perfect life Adam and Eve had before "the fall" (when they sinned). Can we even understand in our minds a perfect life? No sin. Perfect relationship with God. Perfect relationship with each other. Wandering around naked with all of life taken care of by God! Plenty of food, no stress, peace, just plain perfection! You can read about that in Genesis 1-2.



Then sin entered the picture and all this perfection was destroyed! No more perfection except God. It was all gone in a moment of pride, spiritual adultery, and thinking we could be like God. Because we are so used to sin and unperfection in life I am don't think we can fully grasp the life Adam and Eve lived for a short time. Just stop for a moment and try to grasp living in a perfect place. Can you?



I have good news though this morning. We can see this perfect life in the future! God sent His perfect Son, Jesus, to die for our sins so that one day we can live in perfection as God originally designed for us! All you have to do is repent of your sins and follow Jesus....so simple but yet so hard! If you do this look at these promises from God:



2 Peter 3:13

Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.



Revelation 3:11-13

11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.



Revelation 21:1-3

21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.



Colossians 1:28

Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.



Hebrews 10:14

For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.



Oh I can't wait to be in perfection (heaven) with Christ! When I will be perfect and never disappoint my Savior again! All stress in this life will be gone! Praise God! Are you ready?



Tom
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#3179058 - 02/28/13 09:59 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Satisfied with Life?


So are you satisfied with where your life is right now? Paul tells us the key to being satisfied right here:



Philippians 4:11-13



11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.



Folks this is easy to understand! Paul said he had learned to be content in whatever situation he was in. I don't think I have to tell you that Paul was in many situations we will never be in and don't want to be in! Ship wrecked, imprisoned, beaten many times, left for dead, snake bit, and the list goes on and on! But yet he could say "whatever state I am, to be content.



Can we say we are content or satisfied? Well Paul also knew the key to this satisfaction. Jesus Christ. No matter where you are at in life, true contentment and satisfaction can be found no where else except in Christ. This is why Jesus says:



John 14:6

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.



True, sustaining, life comes through Jesus. You can try everything else but nothing will satisfy like Jesus!



Tom
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#3180058 - 03/01/13 08:29 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Believe or Relationship?


This is a very important point this morning for our faith in Christ. There are many folks who believe in Jesus, but their must be more than a simple belief. There must be a relationship, a trust in Jesus as your Savior. Let me show you what I mean:



James 2:19

19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!



You see here that even demons believe God and Jesus are one, but are demons saved? No! A simple belief that Jesus is God without trusting Him as your Lord and Savior is not enough. Now lets look at some evidence of what Jesus says:



Matthew 16:24

[ Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus ] Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.



Jesus himself says here part of what is required to be a follower....deny self, take up cross, and follow. To deny self is more that a simple belief that Jesus is God, you have to have a relationship with Him, a trust, a love.



Matthew 10:37

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.



With just a simple belief in Jesus, nobody will love Jesus more than family, it takes a loving relationship. Do you love Jesus more than your family? He is God after all!



Mark 10:21

And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”



With just a simple belief in Jesus no one would be willing to sell all they have and follow Jesus! Would you be willing too?



John 14:23

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.



Jesus makes it clear here that if we love Him we will keep His Word, His commandments! When we we do we will be loved and God will be with us throughout eternity! Oh what God news. But again you see the point, for us to be obedient to the Word of God takes more that just a ho-hum belief that Jesus is God, it takes commitment and deep faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior!



I hope I got this point across clearly. Many in the church and in society will say yes I believe in Jesus, but so do the demons. The key is have you put your faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior and committed you love, trust, and life to Him and Him ONLY!



Take some time to think about this, eternity is at stake!



Tom
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#3182843 - 03/04/13 08:42 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Are you trying to live in peace?


My Pastor preached a message on this last night. It is a quality all followers of Christ have the ability to do! It is a fruit of the Spirit which we receive as soon as we ask Jesus to be Lord and Savior of you life:



Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.



You see, God has given us the ability to live in peace with others. Now I never said it will be easy. I also want you to see this verse:



Romans 12:18

18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.



Did you catch that? If possible? There will be times where the other party will not allow peace. You are not responsible for them. But then the next words come...."so far as it depends on you", you have to do all within your power to live in peace with ALL people! It don't matter what color, what religion, what they look like, or anything else! Jesus loves the whole world and we are suppose to do the same and live in peace with them.



This is key, if you live in peace with others, they will see the love of Jesus in you and may just give you an opportunity to share Jesus with them! That is what God desires for all His followers!



Are to living in peace this morning? You can! God has given you the power to do so!



Tom
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#3182852 - 03/04/13 08:51 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Thanks for posting!
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#3184063 - 03/05/13 10:23 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: W.Seay]
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Are you willing to do anything God asks?


Watching the Bible Series reminded me of what a great man of God Abraham was. He did so many things God asked that was way out of our comfort zones. This is the biggest in my opinion. God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son that he had with Sarah. Which brought me to this thought: Am I willing to do anything God asks of me? How about you?



Genesis 22:9-12

9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”



Abraham had such a faith in God that he was willing to do the hardest thing anyone could ask...sacrifice his son. Wow. Would I for God? I can say I would but would I? Abraham was willing and about to when God stopped him and provided a ram for the sacrifice!



This is a picture of what God has done for us in Jesus. Sending His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. God did not stop though...Jesus was sacrificed for our sin! I still am amazed by that. My sin....Jesus died for my sin not his own. All that God asks is that we ask Jesus to be Lord and Savior of our life. Many are not willing to do that let alone serve Him with their lives like Abraham.



God help us to be willing and faithful to do whatever you ask of us in our lives for you are worthy of our obedience!



Tom
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#3185049 - 03/06/13 08:40 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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The Bible Series on History Channel Sunday nights


http://youtu.be/Wir4fH6hUxw



This was the most watched cable program on Sunday night this past week. Many have asked my opinion on the show. Overall I though it was very good. They took some liberties of course on how some of the interpretations may have played out. I didn't agree with everything that was played out but again overall I thought it was awesome. It is a great opportunity to bring to the world, God's Word. It shows both believers and non-believers the faith of our forefathers and how our faith should be in God. We are weak in our faith compared to someone like Abraham! You may say how can you say that! Well if God told to you to pack up and leave your home right now and not even tell you where you are going, would you do it? If God said sacrifice your child, would you do it? Like I said we are weak compared to our forefathers of the faith!



It was also a great time to get our families together and watch the Bible play out. My daughter asked many questions and made many comments during the show. It kept her attention. She is 9. Don't miss this great opportunity to spend time with your family and learn about God at the same time!



I heard many folks share their displeasure with the skipping of many parts of the bible. I wish they hadn't either but at the same time it is my understanding it is only 10 hours long. So it is very hard to get all that is in the bible played out in 10 hours. So we have to give them a little break on that.



So with that said, tune in this Sunday or record it like I did and watch the bible played out before your eyes! If you missed the first episode it will be on many more times and you can see it online to if I am not mistaken. It is a 5 part mini-series of 2 hour episodes.



It would be awesome for a revival to break out because of this show! Pray for it!



Let me know what you thought about I would like to hear!



Tom
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#3186215 - 03/07/13 09:30 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Just want to Praise God!


Approximately 6 months ago I asked for prayer for a young man named Garrett Spence. He was involved in a single car accident on a bad curve in Humphreys County, Tenn. He ran off the road at a bridge and crashed at the bottom of the creek where he was ejected from the vehicle. Only by God's grace did a man find him because he seen water on the bridge and found it strange so he turned around and went back and found Garrett lying there clinging to life. When I got the call that night I was told it did not look good and they questioned whether he would make it or not.



Skipping forward six months to last night. Garrett, who is still recovering and in physical therapy as he basically has has to learn everything all over both speaking and walking, came to youth last night and gave his testimony and praised God for allowing him to live. Garrett now knows he has a purpose with this accident and it is to tell others about Jesus and to give God the glory for sparing his life! It was an awesome night. I asked Garrett if 6 months ago before the wreck would he have ever got up before the class and talk about God? He replied "no way". God can take the bad and use for His glory and that is exactly what Garrett is going to do. Praise God!



This morning Garrett is having one of his eyes shown shut hoping it will heal more quickly and that he will regain sight in that eye! Please pray for him and the doctors and pray for his continued therapy in all areas!Also pray God will use him to bring others to Jesus!



If you want to see the story that was on the news about Garrett go here:



http://www.wsmv.com/story/21316466/football-player-injured-in-wreck-thanks-community-for-support



Tom
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#3186338 - 03/07/13 11:21 AM Re: Preachermantom's Daily Devotional [Re: preachermantom]
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Prayers lifted for this young man.
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