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

Posted by Men of Redemption on May 11, 2017

START YOUR DAY OFF WITH GOD’S WORD!

Today’s Reading:

Hebrews 6:1-12 . . . .

“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so. It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

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My Daily Word

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 6, 2015

BEING STRONG IN GRACE Devotional

“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”  –  2 TIMOTHY  2:1-13

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My Daily Word

Posted by Men of Redemption on July 6, 2015

VISION OF THE SON OF MAN Devotional

“I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and,“What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.”  –  REVELATION 1:9-20

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His Word For Me This Day Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 7, 2015

 

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THE MAN OF GOD AND THE WORD OF GOD

“But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  –  2  TIMOTHY 3:10-17

 

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His Word For Me Today Through My . . . .

Posted by Men of Redemption on February 11, 2015

devotionsKEEP THE MESSAGE ALIVE

“You’ve been a good apprentice to me, a part of my teaching, my manner of life, direction, faith, steadiness, love, patience, troubles, sufferings—suffering along with me in all the grief I had to put up with in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. And you also well know that God rescued me! Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there’s no getting around it. Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. They’re as deceived as the people they lead astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse. But don’t let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.”  –  2 TIMOTHY 3: 10-17

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Does God Have Your Attention?

Posted by Men of Redemption on August 4, 2014

Listening To GodDo you ever wonder why people go to church? Do you ever think about asking someone who you know attends church regularly why do he or she and their family attend church every Sunday?
Going to church has been a tradition, a ritual in some aspects, for centuries, and we assume the obvious that everyone who attends church wants to know about God, who He is, and what part in life does He play in their lives. Along with understanding God, who He is and what the Word of God is instructing us do, many of us find it hard to comprehend and/or receive it because His word takes us out of our comfort zones. In church we learn about so many commands, statutes and changes that are for our good. The Pastor of the church kindly and graciously guides us through understanding God’s grace and mercy upon our lives, what He has done in the lives of our forefathers, and how He brought us this far in life. Along with this understanding comes a transformation and renewing of our minds and hearts to be sensitive to the things of God and what He desires for us(Romans 12:1,2). So we ask, are people really happy when they attend church? And if church is about transformation, why are so many people that attend church appear to be worse off or not transformed as the Bible says? There are many answers to this and other questions regarding this subject but I’m finding that one of the major reasons why people are not transformed is because they are not “doing” what the word of God says consistently with their whole heart. We are just not giving God our total attention and commitment for a transformed life through His Son, Jesus Christ.
God has told us, instructed us and even commanded His people to adhere to His word, obey His commandments and statutes, and our lives will be comforted; He will meet our every need; He will be our provider, and so on, if we just listen to Him to do what He says in His word(2 Chronicles 7:14). Look at what Jesus said after teaching the disciples about knowing a tree by its fruit . . .

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like.” – Luke 6:46, 47

Very clearly Jesus asks us why don’t we do what He says to do in His word. When we can honestly answer that question we will find answers like: “I try!; I’m not perfect!; I go to church every Sunday isn’t that enough?; I do most of what the Bible says!; Stop judging me, I go to church!” And that’s just coming from people who are fairly new to the church. It’s not about trying to judge anyone at all. What its really about is if we are going to church, the church you attend ought to be teaching the word of God, and the fruits of that teaching and instruction should manifest the fruits of that learning in the lives of those attending. So when the world sees you, your family, the way you live your life, there should be a noticeable difference in the way you live and the way the world is living. But the world won’t see that change if God doesn’t have your full, undivided attention to purposefully guide and direct you unto all truth and understanding. Other things may have priority or your commitment to other obligations may super cede a committed relationship with Christ. If those of us who attend church are heeding the word of God, or at least trying to gain some understanding of His word, God says they(everyone) shall know them by their fruits. We don’t go to church just to be known that we attend that church or we go here to this church. We ought to go to hear the word of God, receive His instruction and guidance from His word, and apply it to our lives so that we will live in peace, and with the grace that He died for us for us to enjoy life abundantly.
We also have to keep in mind that there are some who attend church for different reasons, and I intentionally leave that between them and the Lord God Almighty. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! I pray that if you attend church that your reasons for going are honorable and intentional to not only lift up the name of Jesus Christ, but also to strengthen yourself, your marriage, your family and your legacy.

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