SOME TEACHINGS OF JESUS

1. ABOUT WORRY OR ANXIETY – LUKE 12: 22 – 34

2. ABOUT A PERSON WHO HAS IT ALL – MATTHEW 19: 16 – 30

3. JESUS IS “THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE”- JOHN 14: 5 – 15

4. JESUS IS THE VINE AND WE ARE THE BRANCHES – JOHN 15: 1 – 19

5. JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT – MATTHEW CHAPTERS 5, 6, & 7

6. JESUS SENT OUT THE 12 DISCIPLES – MATTHEW CHAPTER 10

7. THE LORD’S PRAYER – MATTHEW 6: 5 – 15

8. JESUS IS “THE LIVING WATER”- JOHN 4: 1 – 42

9. “THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT” – MATTHEW 22: 34 – 40

10. JESUS IS “THE GOOD SHEPHERD” – JOHN 10: 1 – 18

11. WHAT WE CALL “THE GOLDEN RULE” – MATTHEW 7:12 and LUKE 6:31

12. RENDER UNTO CAESAR AND RENDER UNTO GOD – MARK 12: 13 – 17

13. COST OF BECOMING A DISCIPLE – LUKE 14: 25 – 35

14. TO BE BORN AGAIN – JOHN 3: 1 – 21

15. JESUS IS THE “BREAD OF LIFE” – JOHN 6: 25 – 66

16. THE BEATITUDES – MATTHEW 5: 1 – 12

P S A L M 23

(From reading the wonderful scriptures of GOD’S HOLY WORD in PSALM 23, the following expressions are my interpretations about OUR SAVIOUR, CHRIST JESUS )

Psalm 23

S – THE LORD is SHELTER in the time of a storm or any danger.

H – THE LORD IS A HEALER because by HIS STRIPES we were healed.

E – …EXCELLENT IS THY NAME IN ALL THE EARTH! (Psalm 8:1)

P – THE LORD IS OUR PRESENT HELP in troubled times.

H – THE LORD IS OUR HOPE for tomorrow.

E -…saith THE LORD, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to GOD. (Romans :11)

R – THE LORD IS OUR REDEEMER.

D – THE LORD IS OUR DELIVERER.

A PRAYER

The Biblical Tetragrammaton, the Hebrew Name f...

Image via Wikipedia

HEAVENLY FATHER,

HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME. I thank YOU for this day because this is the day that YOU have made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, YOUR NAME is to be praised. I thank YOU for being THE MOST HIGH GOD and GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS. Thank you for being OUR LIGHT and OUR SALVATION and our SHEPHERD and therefore, we shall not want for anything. Create in us a clean heart, O GOD, and renew in us a right spirit. Make us to know the measure of our days and our end and just how frail we are. Because GOD YOU know our frame and know that we are dust. Let not our enemies triumph over us. Teach us to love our enemies and to pray for those that use us spitefully. Let us learn to forgive others of their debts and trespasses so that we will be forgiven. Thank you LORD for forgiving all our iniquities, and for healing all our diseases, and for redeeming our lives from destruction, and for crowning us with loving kindness and tender mercies. Order our steps IN YOUR WORD and let not any iniquity have dominion over us. O GOD, strengthen our hands and open our eyes that we may see spiritually so that we can walk by faith and not by natural eyesight alone. Let YOUR WILL be done on earth as it is in HEAVEN. Thank YOU for being THE GREAT I AM, and JEHOVAH JIREH, JEHOVAH NISSI, JEHOVAH SHALOM, JEHOVAH ROPHE, and even JEHOVAH TSIDKENU and so much more. In JESUS’ NAME, Amen.

“It is written” in the The Old and New Testaments

 

 

Psalm 1, Verse 1 and 2 in Biblia Hebraica Stut...

Image via Wikipedia

Deuteronomy 8:3
Matthew 4:4
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Psalm 91:11-12
Matthew 4:6
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Deteronomy 6:16
Matthew 4:7
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy GOD.

Deuteronomy 6:13
Matthew 4:10
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Malachi 3:1
Matthew 11:10
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Isaiah 56:7  ; Jeremiah 7:11
Matthew 21:13
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Zechariah 13:7
Matthew 26:31
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Isaiah 29:13
Mark 7:6-7
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Exodus 16:4
John 6:31
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Psalm 69:25 ; Psalm 109:8
Acts 1:20
For it is written in the book of Psalms, let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein, and his bishoprick let another take.

Exodus 22:28
Acts 23:5
Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Habakkuk 2:4
Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.

Psalm 51:4
Romans 3:4
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Psalm 14:1-3
Romans 3:10-12
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Isaiah 59:7-8
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Romans 3:15-17
Their feet are swift to shed blood:
Destruction and misery are in their ways:
And the way of peace have they not known:

Psalm 44:22
Romans 8:36
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Malachi 1:2-3
Romans 9:13
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Isaiah 8:14
Romans 9:33
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 52:7
Romans 10:15
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Deuteronomy 29:4
Romans 11:8
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

Isaiah 59:20-21
Romans 11:26-27
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Deuteronomy 32:35
Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 45:23
Romans 14:11
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Psalm 69:9
Romans 15:3
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

2 Samuel 22:50
Romans 15:9
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

Isaiah 52:15
Romans 15:21
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.

Isaiah 29:14
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Jeremiah 9:24
1 Corinthians 1:31
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Isaiah 64:4
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Job 5:13
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God: for it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Deuteronomy 25:4
1 Corinthians 9:9
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

Exodus 32:6
1 Corinthians 10:7
Neither be ye idolators, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

Isaiah 28:1, 12
1 Corinthians 14:21
In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

Genesis 2:7
1 Corinthians 15:45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Psalm 116:10
2 Corinthians 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Exodus 16:18
2 Corinthians 8:15
As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

Psalm 112:9
2 Corinthians 9:9-10
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

Deuteronomy 27:26
Galatians 3:10
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Deuteronomy 21:23
Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Isaiah 54:1
Galatians 4:27
For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.

Psalm 40:6-8
Hebrews 10:5-7
Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God.

Leviticus 11:44-45 ; Leviticus 19:2 ;  Leviticus 20:7
1 Peter 1:16
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

NEW TESTAMENT POEM

the first of the Epistles to the Colossians

Image via Wikipedia

written by BeLinda Magee
(The “OLD TESTAMENT FACTS” poem can be found in the July archives)

As we enter the New Testament
These twenty-seven books are quite relevant,
That GOD’S HOLY WORD is excellent,
GOD – THE FATHER, CHRIST THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
Are quite prevalent!!!

ST. MATTHEW, ST. MARK, ST. LUKE, and ST. JOHN
Relate the spiritual battle of good versus evil –
already won.
These four gospels testify of JESUS’ good news,
With this information, none of us should lose.

The work of the HOLY SPIRIT appears in the book of ACTS
Read how the men of GOD deliver the facts.
Have you received the HOLY GHOST, since you believed?
If you have not, you can freely receive.

Then follows the book of ROMANS
About Paul’s spiritual letter to them – he’s not a showman.
He described powerfully the HOLY SPIRIT vs. the flesh,
They had no excuse to be involved in carnal mess.

When Paul wrote books, 1st  & 2nd CORINTHIANS,
Surely, his letters were to saints and not barbarians.
We learn about JESUS’ teaching and GOD’S AMAZING GRACE
Which is more than enough to stay in this Christian race.

Next, Paul appeals in the book of GALATIANS,
The people there required an exorbitant amount of patience.
Instead of the HOLY SPIRIT, they dealt with the flesh,
Paul’s letter to them corrected that mess.

With the book of EPHESIANS
There are many reasons
That Paul’s letter to them
Was for all seasons.
Blessed is GOD who gives us spiritual blessings in heavenly places,
We still have, although, idiotic cases.

When Paul wrote to the PHILIPPIANS at Philippi,
He wanted them to rejoice thereby,
Knowing the ALMIGHTY GOD is nearby.
And to think on those things that are good and pleasant,
To be joyful, and not be depressant.

In the book of COLOSSIANS, Paul wrote to them as well,
He always had spiritual information to tell.
He wrote about seeking CHRIST and those things from above,
That JESUS CHRIST died for us and rose again -this is GREAT LOVE!

1st & 2nd THESSALONIANS,
1st & 2nd TIMOTHY,

These books mention inspiration, and not sympathy.
This always fits in the Christian society,
About the coming of the LORD,
To pray and give thankfulness,
And to always preach GOD’S HOLY WORD.

What a great assignment for one to afford
Paul encourages TITUS as a companion in the LORD
The book’s emphasis was to express Christian duties,
So that there would be no calamities.

The letter of Paul in the book of PHILEMON
About a slave and master relationship – not a heathen.
This proposes a very good reason,
To be received by the church there with grace during any season.

Next comes HEBREWS where we learn more about CHRIST,
We are reminded that JESUS was the perfect sacrifice.
Examples of faith and to follow peace with all men,
This book contains powerful chapters – more than ten.

Then there is the poignant book of JAMES
Which reminds us that faith without works is dead.
Effective and intense prayer from the righteous,
Avails much to be witnessed and spread.

1st & 2nd PETER, a Leader,
1st & 2nd & 3rd JOHN, dearly Beloved,
These books were written by men of GOD.
Exhortations to holiness,
To be followers of CHRIST,
To keep GOD’S WORD,
And to love one another, not strife.

In that tiny book of JUDE,
The ungodly are crude,
The ungodly are lewd,
The ungodly are rude.

Last, but not least, is the book of REVELATION,
Where GOD gave John an elevation,
To reveal to the nations
CHRIST JESUS is coming again is his affirmation.
Whether you’re at home, in an auto, a building, a church, or bus station,
CHRIST JESUS WILL RAPTURE ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE HIS BLOOD RELATION!!!

Copyright © BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

GOD’S ACTIONS

Photo of the Book of Isaiah page of the Bible

Image via Wikipedia

written by BeLinda Magee

(This poem was inspired by reading Psalm 12:1 and Isaiah 59:19.)

Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
Psalm 12:1

…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Isaiah 59:19

You cannot afford
For your life to be bored,
And tangled with cares of this world.

Get in accord
With GOD‘S HOLY WORD –
It is a two-edged SWORD.

To fight life’s enemies,
With RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PRAYER that conquers,
Be clothed as well with SPIRITUAL ARMOR.

You can even say, “Help LORD”!
This is part of GOD’S HOLY WORD.
Then watch GOD’S ACTIONS which
cannot be ignored.

© 2011  BeLinda Magee.  All Rights Reserved.

OLD TESTAMENT FACTS POEM

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...

Image via Wikipedia

written by BeLinda Magee

(To demonstrate GOD’S creativity resulted in this Old Testament poem by reading its powerful words.)

Beginning with emphasis,
Is the first book, GENESIS.
All creation is discovered
About ALMIGHTY GOD and HIS MIGHTY WORK.

The Leader, Moses, with GOD’S People
Have an exit in EXODUS,
They didn’t know the solution
Would be aqueous.

The priestly tribe of Levi
Is contained in LEVITICUS.
When the people disobeyed GOD,
Now that was iniquitous.

Forty years in a journey
Can be studied in NUMBERS.
GOD’S rebellious people, though protected,
Did make many blunders.

Unfaithfulness and disobedience
Is found in DEUTERONOMY,
Moses spoke of GOD’S LAWS
But GOD’S people had a mind for autonomy.

JOSHUA follows the death of Moses,
He received GOD’S COMMANDS,
With new and unknown adventures
And everything that imposes.

Idol worship and rejection of the LORD
Resulted in JUDGES,
When GOD’S People were defeated,
They had many grudges.

Naomi and Boaz were loved by RUTH
She gleaned in the fields,
Also great-grandmother of King David,
And that’s the truth.

Samuel, Saul , and David
A prophet, and two kings
Are mentioned in a huge manual,
Which comprises I & II SAMUEL.

Good and evil things
Are the reports they bring,
When you read and study
The history of I & II KINGS.

As we continue, King David still reigns
There is nothing quite ironical,
Followed by Solomon and other kings
This is I & II CHRONICLES.

Then comes book of EZRA
He was GOD’S helper.
Praying and praising GOD
Surely, he was not a slacker.

Next book is NEHEMIAH
He knew GOD’S People would not tire,
As long as they had a “mind to work”
Their responsibility they would not shirk.

GOD’S People were hated
On the scene comes ESTHER,
Risked her life to become queen,
That was no conjecture.

Enduring great suffering
Was a rich man named JOB.
His friends thought he had sinned,
They foolishly began to probe.

The longest book in the BIBLE is PSALMS
With poems, prayers, praises and songs,
One can find relief in them
They produce a great calm.

Want to read a collection of sayings
And powerful statements that don’t disturb?
Including wisdom and poetry – superb
This next book is PROVERBS.

ECCLESIASTES & SONG OF SOLOMON
You will discover joy with them,
They speak of Wisdom and Poetry and Love,
No other like this that comes from above.

The book of prophet ISAIAH had a big task at hand
He spoke for the LORD to the people
About their future in the land,
As long as they had GOD in their plan.

JEREMIAH has prophecy as well
This book of war has a story to tell.
Although GOD was leading him,
He was put in a jail cell.

GOD’S People had greatly sinned
As a result, they were punished then,
Jeremiah’s sorrow brought his LAMENTATIONS,
With these people, he had great consternations.

Then comes a priest and a prophet, EZEKIEL,
Who warned of GOD’S PUNISHMENT and SWORD,
Sounds like some previous BIBLE BOOKS – a sequel?
If only the people would hear the WORD OF THE LORD!

Oh, the next great prophetic book, DANIEL
A good example with his friends,
Who taught us how to handle
Ourselves with integrity, prayer, and visions,
Not an inkling of a scandal.

HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, & OBADIAH
These prophetic books tell what it requires
Not to sin and how to reap bountiful blessings
Oh, what great and inspiring lessons.

JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, & HABAKKUK
Inform you how not to get stuck,
And not to get set in your stubborn ways,
These prophets will help you all of your days.

ZEPHANIAH and HAGGAI,
ZECHARIAH and MALACHI

These prophetic books remind us
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD will reward and punish,
That THE ALMIGHTY GOD is always nigh.

© 2011 by BeLinda Magee. All Rights Reserved.

Got Salvation?

Jesus

Image via Wikipedia

We must acknowledge THE ALMIGHTY GOD as the CREATOR of everything and accept our humble position in GOD’S CREATION.
(Read Romans 1:20-21)

We must all realize that we are sinners and that we need forgiveness. There are no exceptions. We are not worthy of GOD’S GRACE.
(Read Romans 3:23)

Through JESUS, GOD gave us a way to be saved from our sins. GOD showed us HIS LOVE by giving us the potential for life through the death of HIS SON, JESUS CHRIST.
(Read Romans 5:8)

If we remain sinners, we will die. However, if we accept JESUS as our LORD and SAVIOUR, and repent of our sins, we will have eternal life.
(Read Romans 6:23)

Just confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD and believe in your heart that GOD raised HIM from the dead and you will be saved. There are no religious formulas or rituals.
(Read Romans 10:9-13)

One has to determine in his or her heart to make JESUS CHRIST the LORD of their life today.
(Read Romans 11:36)

Nothing shall separate us from the LOVE OF GOD in CHRIST JESUS.
(Read Romans 8:35 – 39)

Are You Ready to Accept GOD’s GIFT OF SALVATION?
If you believe GOD’S WORD from Romans, and want to accept GOD’S GIFT OF SALVATION now, it’s a matter of repenting of your sins and turning the rest of your life over to JESUS CHRIST. This is not a ritual that is based on any specific words or prayers, but a willful decision and a step of faith that is sincere.

Betrayal

    This sermon was written by Pastor Carter Conlon entitled, “Passing through the Gates of Betrayal”.

    Scriptures: Psalm 105:16-22

    Description: Every child of God will have to endure trials of suffering and betrayal if they will be mightily used by God. God will allow us to experience these afflictions and use them as a doorway into fellowship with Him so that we are conformable to the death of Jesus Christ. When we are betrayed it is a pain like no other. The devil will do his best to keep us behind the gates of betrayal so that we keep a distance from people and vow never to trust again. We know we are passing through these gates when we choose to forgive and begin to have a strong desire to be reconciled with our betrayer. We will come to place of understanding that God has been in control all along and the life of Christ that is imparted into us through this experience will become provision for someone else.

    SermonIndex.net/Providing Christ Centered Revival

Royal Sons & Daughters

Adore the King of Kings

Image by Lawrence OP via Flickr

by BeLinda Magee

(My poem was inspired by reading Psalm 144:11-15 and Romans 8:5-23.)

“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 144:15

I’m a child of THE KING
I’m a child of THE KING

Not a king with earthly bling
But THE KING with HEAVENLY RINGS

There are pearly gates
With a street of gold
The HOLY BIBLE says it is so
That’s how I’ve been told.

You can be included in this ROYAL FAMILY
Deny yourself, take up your cross
JESUS’ WORDS also say, “Follow me”.

JESUS was crucified, is risen, and coming again
Will you be found still tangled in sin?
The HOLY SPIRIT wlll guide
THe HOLY SPIRIT will keep
Whatever you sow is what you will reap

To be an heir with THE LORD OF LORDS,
To be an heir with THE KING OF KINGS
Is there a better, more powerful cling?
Than to want to be a child
Of THE TRUE AND LIVING KING!!!

Copyright 2011 BeLinda Magee All Rights Reserved.