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READ YOUR WORD THIS MORNING?

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 17, 2017

IF WE THINK FOR ONE MINUTE WE CAN OVERCOME TEMPTATION  . . . .

WOW! This is a subject most of us really believe we have a fairly good hold on to when it arrives. I’ve encountered a lot of men over the years who have told me, explained to me, and even proclaimed that when it comes to temptation that they are strong enough to stand against it and not fall to the devices of its lures. I don’t laugh, I don’t try to persuade or argue with them that they’re wrong or misguided because they are set in their ways and strongly believe their words. I pray for them that they will be able to stay true to their words and depend upon God the Father for strength, because the power of the enemy when it comes to temptation is a lot stronger than we want to give credit to.

Over the years I’ve listened to many sermons, attended many conferences where the subject or topic of temptation is discussed and every orator or presenter has concluded that we as children of God don’t have a clue as to how powerful temptation can be because it really hasn’t affected most people as it has with those of us who are in recovery. I mean, when you have faced the reality that because of your decision or choice to allow something that had tempted you to exceed in its purpose to literally destroy you, then you have finally admitted that it got the best of you. But by then you’ve lost a lot; your marriage, your job, relationships, maybe your life. This is why we can not take temptation lightly at any cost or on any level. We can not play with or entertain temptation because it has only one purpose: to draw us away from what is real and get us to cling to the imitation of our desires. Take a listen and hear what Pastor Joseph Prince shares about temptation, sexual sin and immorality.

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 17, 2017

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 17, 2017

LET NOT IMMORALITY REIGN IN OUR MEMBERS Image result for immorality

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8 . . . .

“It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife! And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 16, 2017

ISOLATION BREEDS DISASTER Image result for david watching bathsheba

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 11:1-5 . . . .

“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.””

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 16, 2017

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 13, 2017

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 13, 2017

LEARN FROM THE EXAMPLES BEFORE US Image result for old testament examples

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 . . . .

“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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Recovery Quote of The Day!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 12, 2017

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READ YOUR WORD THIS MORNING?

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 12, 2017

BEING COMMISSIONED IS PART OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! Image result for the great commission

This morning’s reading is reminding us as children of God that there’s more to being a child of God than carrying His Name or identifying ourselves as His beloved. We have purpose and intention as a believer and we need to understand what the Father has instilled in us for the tasks before us. In order for us to reach those around us with the Gospel-“The Good News”- we need to equip ourselves with God’s anointing and take His message into the world as His disciples. Just as God sent His Son into the world, He also is sending us into our world-our families, our jobs, our neighborhoods, and everywhere we go-to spread and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God didn’t create us as trophies that just sits upon a shelf to be  looked at or gazed upon for recognition or affirmation. We have purpose to go forth and declare the good news to others that they might know who Jesus is and see Him actively moving and working in our lives. Our witness is powerful if we are in relationship with the Father because the world will see God’s goodness and mercy in all that we say or do. He has equipped us with His Holy Spirit to go forth in power, victory and authority, so we have no reason not to go forth in His Name. We can not let doubt, inadequacies, low self-esteem, keep us from taking the Word of God into a hurting and dying world. Even if we don’t know how to deliver the message, that’s why He gave us His Holy Spirit to empower us, to encourage us to stand and be intentional in sharing His Word with others. We are commissioned by our Heavenly Father because that’s His desire for us as His children, to draw others to the Truth, the Way and The Life! When God empowers us we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. Go out into your world and make disciples of men and women everywhere, in Jesus’ Name!

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My Daily Devotion – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

Posted by Men of Redemption on October 12, 2017

WE ARE A SENT PEOPLE FROM THE LORD! Image result for the great commission

Today’s Reading: John 20:19-23 . . . .

“Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

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