Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BELIEVING GOD

John G. Lake
(whose quote this is)
was a man 
greatly used of God 
during the first half 
of the 20th century.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GOD NEVER DOES THIS

Self-reliance is the religion of the world. 
It is venerated in schools, 
books, movies and fairy tales. 
Beloved, we who are not of this world, 
must not forget 
to guide our children 
(and grandchildren)
to trust in Christ 
and not themselves.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NO BAD NEWS

Church should be a place 
where the person and work of Christ 
is proclaimed
in a thousand different ways,
and a place where
you are reminded WHO YOU ARE in Christ,
not who you should try and be.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SPEAK LIFE

  "Life and death 
are in the power of the tongue,
and they that love it [the tongue]
will eat of its fruits."
Proverbs 18:21
What we believe in our heart
always comes out in our speech,
 (for good or ill),
manifesting its reality
into our lives.
Believe 
what God has given 
to you in Christ, 
and believe
who you are in Christ,
and speak it.
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

COMMON GROUND

Sometimes the most
effective evangelism
starts with a
simple question,
and listening
to the heart. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EARS TO HEAR

The truths of the Gospel
become reality 
only when
we believe what we hear
(Hebrews 4:2).
Dare to believe God's
exceedingly great 
and precious promises
until they come to pass.
(Hebrews 6:12)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JUDGMENT OF THE UNGODLY

When God sends judgment 
on the ungodly, 
He commands deliverance
for the righteous.
(2 Peter 2:6-9; Proverbs 3:25-26, et.al.)
Believers face 
persecution (for glory)
and trials (for refining), 
but we who are God's own
are delivered from judgment,
for Christ has already
been judged in our place.
FEAR NOT.
  

Friday, June 19, 2015

PRE-APPROVED

You may not have had the blessing
of your earthly father's approval,
but you need never strive
for your Heavenly Father's approval
nor fear that you are not good enough.
Jesus paid the price for your
FULL APPROVAL AND ACCEPTANCE.
Eph 1:4-6

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

HIS LOVE FOR YOU

There's nothing that makes us
more STEADFAST
and MATURE
and IMMOVABLE
as knowing the love of God
personally
experientially
intimately
confidently
(Eph 3:17-19)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?


Sometimes in our longing
to do something big for God,
we forget the people around us.
It's not as glamorous
as going on a mission trip.
And it feels so ordinary.
But it's powerful.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOON...

It will be said on that day, 
“Behold, this is our God; 
we have waited for Him, 
that He might save us. 
This is the LORD; 
we have waited for Him; 
let us be glad 
and rejoice in His salvation.”
(Isaiah 25:9)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHICH SIDE OF THE CROSS ARE YOU LIVING ON?

Are you continually...

 Striving to meet certain "conditions" 
 in order to be blessed by God? 
 Struggling to overcome the same sins
and addictions?
 Ruled by fear or guilt
rather than the love of Christ?

We can live 
"from strength to strength
and from glory to glory"
not crisis to crisis
or seminar to seminar
by understanding
the New Covenant 
and the difference
the Cross of Christ
has made












Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DO WE BELIEVE THIS?

STRENGTH when we're under STRESS.
STRENGTH when we're AFRAID.
STRENGTH when we're WEAK.
Let's stop focusing on our failures.
Let's look to Christ who has delivered us,
and see ourselves as God sees us.
"Christ in you,
the hope of glory!"
(Col. 1:27)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GOSPEL FAITH

 According to the Gospel
of the grace of God,
this is all true.
And we believers 
need to hear it, 
often.
 There is nothing
that will make us
fall in love with Christ 
MORE
than knowing 
EXACTLY
what His great love
has done for us.











 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LEGALISM

OH THE CROSS 
CHANGES 
EVERYTHING!
The Cross was enough!
It is finished!
Trust the finished work of Christ. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

Truth can be offensive
and difficult to receive, 
and by itself,
can put up a wall
between you and another.
GRACE however
makes an inroad
 for TRUTH to be received
into one's heart.
Let grace take the lead.
Christ came  
full of grace and truth
and from His fullness
we have all received,
grace upon grace
(John 1:14, 16)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

OUR BLOOD COVENANT

Oh the wonder of God Himself
guaranteeing the covenant 
He made with us!
The Son of God became
our Substitute
and our Representative 
before the throne of the Father,
eternally on our behalf.
 What security 
and freedom
and joy is ours
to have everything between us and God
removed forever,
that we may enjoy HIM 
and the riches of His grace
in this life and in the next!
 Hebrews 7:22
(from RuthieBGallery Archives,Good Friday, 2014)


 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HAPPENING NOW

Ever wonder why
you can't even reason
with those who are calling 
good evil, and evil good?
It is a judgment sent 
upon those who refuse
to receive the love of the truth
and be saved. (2 Thess. 2:11)
This spiritual delusion 
is not subject to logic,
but is preparing the way for 
the great deceiver to appear.
 The good news is that
Jesus will snatch up 
His Bride very soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

THE LAW AND SIN

Believer, 
when we don't 
understand the Gospel,
we live by the law.
But that only leads to being
ruled by self-righteousness.
Seek to understand 
the difference that 
the Cross makes--
the Gospel of His grace--
and let grace reign.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PRAYERS OF THE BELOVED

If the persistent prayers
of someone with NO rights and standing 
(WIDOW of Luke 18)
are eventually effective,
HOW MUCH MORE 
the prayers of Christ's 
BELOVED BRIDE? 
(Eph. 5:25-30)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GOING HOME

Watching for Him 
to come and take us up, 
to be with Him forever and ever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FEET SHOD

We must know
WHO WE ARE in Christ 
and WHAT WE HAVE in Him 
to bring His life and power 
to bear upon 
every stronghold of the enemy. 
Rom 8:37; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:26.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

H O N O R A B L E

In this Christ hating world,
we are called to share 
in the rejection 
of the Altogether Worthy One.
Beloved of God,
this is a sacred and blessed place,
and cause for rejoicing,
not anger.
John 15:18; Matt 5:11-12; 1 Peter 4:14-15

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

UNBELIEF SOMETIMES LOOKS LIKE THIS

 "Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track."
Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)






 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NO GREATER LOVE

The love that every 
man and woman on earth
 needs and seeks and longs for
is what we have been given
freely in Christ.
It defines us.
It frees us from 
every fear and addiction.
It empowers us to live holy lives
of love for God and others.
Receive it freely; give it freely! 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WATCHING FOR HIM

Many believe 
this is the time 
God's people through the ages
have prayed and longed for.
Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

RIGHTEOUSNESS

Knowing and believing 
that Christ's own righteousness
belongs to us 
brings the gracious FREEDOM 
of the Gospel--
the power of God's SALVATION 
(Romans 1:16). 
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