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Who Do Men Say That I Am? A Thanksgiving Thought

Matthew 16:13-20
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son ofthe living God.”17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[a] I will build my church, and the gates of hell[b] shall not prevail against it.19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[c] in heaven.”20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

I am probably God's most rebellious child I guess. I can't even count the things I hav…

Ministers, Pastors, Leadership and Churches Who Abuse the Divorced

The problem with divorce among Christians is improperly taught clergy itself and an unforgiving, badly informed church . Christians seem to be the only army that shoot their wounded. Instead of examining the issues concerning why a couple chooses divorce we choose a side and condemn the other. Yes there are wrong reasons to divorce. Yes there are wrong divorces, however we are all sinners. Even the saved are sinners saved by grace, like it or not, they are forgiven when they repent of their sins ask for it. In fact, we walk in a state of grace before God. Does that give us license to sin, no! However grace is God's Riches At Christ's Expense not ours!! Grace is about what God did even when we were at enmity with Him. Like or not, there are right reasons for divorce and abuse is at the top of the list. Nowhere in God's word does it tell a man or a woman to allow abuse by their so-called covenant partner in marriage! Nowhere in God's word does it allow a man to berate, b…

Can We Stand On The Promises Of God?

Sometimes there can be a disconnection between what you think God said He would do and what you actually see happening in your life. How important is it to stand on the promises of God.? Can we trust that God keeps His promises? When Christians suffer does it mean God does not always keep His promises? Have you ever heard the phrase "timing is everything? God's time is not always our time, but His promises are sure. 

Take, for example, the marvelous prophetic promise in Ezekiel 47.  This promise begins with these words: “Then, he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east . . .”  And the promise ends with these words, “And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food.  Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary.  Their fruit will be for food and thei…