Here in East Texas the first major winter storm is predicted for the next 24 hours.
Winter is a strange, unpredictable time for the area. Last week 70 degree temperatures were reached and in January it hit the 80 degree mark.
There have been a few dips into the 20’s but so far winter weather has consisted of temp’s mostly in the 40’s with, perhaps, some rain.
Now the prediction is freezing rain or sleet with temperature not going above the mid 30’s.
TXDOT has trucks of sand and gravel to spread on bridges and roadways. Schools are preparing for the necessity of closing for a day or two.
Others will wrap pipes or cover tender vegetation that has already sprouted in gardens.
Yesterday I bought ten gallons of gas just in case the electric lines are downed and we have to run off the generator.
People hear of a major change in the weather and they prepare.
Prepare to meet your God, Amos 4:12
How many are prepared for the return of Jesus. He has given notice that He is returning. He may not have said when but He has promised that return nevertheless.
He has prepared for you!
I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3
Are you ready?
Have you prepared to meet your God as much as you have prepared for other things in life like winter weather, a vacation, or retirement?
I like to see where things are made!
It’s fascinating to stand in the clothing section of a store and look at the tags; at least it’s fascinating to me. China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Mexico, and India all pop up. Continue reading
No one wants a fair weather friend. You want someone that will stick by your side in good times and especially the bad; someone that will be there for you when you are at your lowest.
The Lord deserved no less. Continue reading
I don’t know about your salvation. I don’t know how many opportunities you have had to accept God’s grace and forgiveness.
He is known as a God of second chances. Continue reading
There are people with seemingly good intentions outwardly but inwardly have an ulterior motive.
This is often the case when someone places their own needs, desires, and agenda above that of others. I’ve noticed this with a few “giveaways” on the web these days. Continue reading
What do you get out of church, Sunday school, and Bible study?
Some get very much and others very little. There are those that don’t get fed in a church service and others that take lots of notes.
What you get out of it is entirely up to you.
Case in point,
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”
But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:66-69
Peter was one of twelve men that traveled with Jesus. Along with the others he witnessed miracles, heard teaching, and watched His lifestyle.
However it was Peter alone that proclaimed that Jesus was the Christ. That’s not to say the others did not think it also.
But among the twelve is one that is of a different nature.
Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?” John 6:70
Knowing what Judas will do begs the question as to why he didn’t get anything from the teaching of Jesus.
How is it the others went on to preach, teach, and evangelize and Judas did not?
Let’s investigate this tragedy this week.
Have you ever been told you’re casting the first stone?
Or said it to someone else?
It happens when someone makes a judgment statement, like if someone is unfaithful in their marriage and you call that person an adulterer. Continue reading