Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Jesus
Watchman Newscast - INSIDE the “Town of Jesus”: Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.
On today's Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck and top Israeli archaeologist and tour guide Danny "The Digger" Herman are on the Sea of Galilee in Capernaum, known as the Town of Jesus. Join us as we go inside the largest ancient synagogue in the Holy Land, the site many believe Jesus very likely taught. Watch now on the Watchman Newscast!
Charles Stanley (October-22-2022) Daily Devotional: Falling in Love With Jesus.
When we choose to spend time with God, we are rewarded with the joy that comes from being in His presence.
Psalm 63:1-11 - O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.
They will be delivered over to the power of the sword; They will be a prey for foxes.
But the king will rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him will glory, For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.
Daily Devotional (October-19-2022) BEING LIKE JESUS IS THE FOCUS.
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:1 - "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ephesians 5:1 - "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children."
Our knowledge of who Jesus is helps us know who we are and how we ought to be. When the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus to you from the Word and you get to know Him more, you'd love Him more and become more like Him. Then you can think, talk, and act like Him, because you've got His Word in you.
Our goal as Believers is to become more like Jesus and decrease in our ambitions. Our desires must sink into His desires, our thoughts must sink into His thoughts, our will must sink into His will because that's all matters. Jesus is the fulfilment of the Father's dream and desire; He is our chief example. The entire intentions of the Father is that all of us will have Jesus as our focus. Because remember, the Father said of Jesus, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5)).
My dear, your greatest prayer is not to have houses or money though they are good, but your prayer should be to be like Jesus; He must increase in your career pursuit, He must increase in your desire to marry and be married. Let people see Jesus in you and start saying you look just like Him.
So let Jesus be your example in everything. Copy Him and you'll be an outstanding success anytime, anywhere! Become like John the Baptist in scripture who said, "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30).
CONFESSION - I choose to put you first in my life and as I spend more time studying the Word my life is moving from glory to glory. My desires are now Your desires and Your purpose concerning my life is coming to pass by the power of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Watch Cross Examined - Can we create art in the image of Jesus? A gentleman says that division is happening in his church over a stained-glass window of Jesus in their lobby and other artwork. Are these graven images that violate the second commandment (2CV) and need to be removed?
Life…in the Words of Jesus: Let Your Light Shine - David Jeremiah Daily Devotional (October-15-2022)
David Jeremiah (October-15-2022) Daily Devotional: Life…in the Words of Jesus: Let Your Light Shine.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:16
Recommended Reading: 1 Peter 2:12 - having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Walk into a dark room in the middle of the night, and flip on a light switch. What happens? The darkness “flees.” Darkness is not a “thing.” Darkness is the natural state that exists in the absence of light.
The science of light was relatively unknown in the first century, but the practical aspects of light were definitely known. Just as light dispels darkness in the physical realm, so spiritual light dispels spiritual darkness. John 1:3-9 describes Jesus bringing light into the world; He later called Himself “the light of the world” (John 8:12; 9:5). In preparation for leaving the earth, Jesus also declared His disciples to be “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). And He told them to let their light shine by virtue of their good works so others would recognize the light and life of God and glorify Him.
In an ever-darkening world, let your light shine brightly, pointing others to the Savior, the Light of the world!
The light of a holy example is the gospel’s main argument. - R. L. Dabney
Charles Stanley (October-13-2022) Daily Devotional: Giving Jesus First Place.
If you long for radical renewal in your life, commit to know God's Word.
Philippians 3:7-16 - But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
Daily Devotional (October-12-2022) COPY THE MASTER JESUS.
Scripture Reference: John 3:30 - "He must increase, but I must decrease."
John declared that "as He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). The question therefore is, Who is He? Jesus is the living Word. He's the absolute personification of wisdom. When He walked this earth, He forgave, blessed, healed, raised the dead, embraced sinners, and changed lives. He was such a marvel, and He hasn't changed (Hebrews 13:8). Our knowledge of who Jesus is, helps us know who we are and how we ought to live.
This is a very powerful expression in the scriptures credited to John the Baptist. He was talking about the Lord Jesus, and he said, "He must increase, but I must decrease." If only you'd catch this vision with your spirit and become more of Him and less of yourself.
Remember, the Father said of Jesus, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5). Jesus is the fulfilment of the Father's dream. So if we're going to please the Father, we've got to be like Jesus. We've got to copy Him and let our character sink into His character so much that people will begin to say we look just like Him.
You know, sometimes in my prayer, I tell God, "I don't just want to be a "normal Christian"; I want to be like Jesus. I don't want to be a religious person. I want to do what He did, think like Him and love people the way He did." This should be your desire too-to see the real value of people and love them for who they really are.
Some don't know who Jesus is and who they are in Him, but you can help them discover themselves and realize their true worth. As you help others discover who Jesus is to fall in love with Him and become like Him, you also become more like Him.
PRAYER - I take after Jesus because I am born of His Word. As I study and meditate on His Word, I become like Him more and more. As I desire to copy Him my desires are sink into His and my life is taking a new shape in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
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David Jeremiah (October-08-2022) Daily Devotional: Life…in the Words of Jesus: Go the Second Mile.
Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. - Matthew 5:42
Recommended Reading: Deuteronomy 15:7-11 - GENEROSITY TO THE POOR
7 “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. 9 Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the Lord against you, and it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’
Lex talionis—Latin for “law of retaliation”—is based on Exodus 21:23-27 and is often summarized as “an eye for an eye.” Contrary to popular misinterpretation, the law was not written to allow aggrieved parties to retaliate for harm done. Instead, it was written to protect guilty parties from exorbitant punishment. Those wronged could only seek a fair and just punishment, one equal to the loss incurred.
Jesus added a new dimension to this Old Testament provision. He focused on the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law. Instead of demanding personal justice and retribution, Jesus said to be generous. If people injure you or ask you for favors, be willing to go above and beyond—especially when it comes to helping those in need (Deuteronomy 15:7-11). This doesn’t mean to let others take advantage of you: “A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Psalm 112:5).
Be wise and discrete, but above all, be generous. Instead of defending your rights, go the second mile and let God defend you in His way.
Christian giving is to be marked by self-sacrifice and self-forgetfulness. - John Stott