Crucified with Christ

Jesus was killed by Crucifixion

Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Crucified by Wicked hands

Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Knowing Jesus Christ Crucified

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Christians are Crucified with Him

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Crucified but Alive

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Crucified the Flesh

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Crucified to the World

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

In God We Trust

Trust the Lord Always!

Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Trust in His Shield!

Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Trust in His Goodness!

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Again, and Again We Trust in the Lord!

Hebrews 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

Ten Commandments Summarized in Two

Ten Commandments

(Ref: Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 5:6-21)

Jesus emphasized the importance of living by the commandments.

Matthew 19:17b … but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Even the great commandments are vain without the proper motive.

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

The Commandments flow from loving God and your Neighbor.

Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

(Ref: Mark 12:29-31)

Jesus Christ has the answer for today!

Hope in The End

The Gospel Age will come to an End.

Matthew 24:13-14  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

1 Corinthians 15:24-25 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

The New Testament describes the END as a time of Hope.

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

Hebrews 3:14  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

1 Corinthians 1:7-8  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our hope is in eternity and also in the END.

Victory in Jesus Christ

Victory belongs to the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:11  Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Victory in Righteousness and Holiness

Psalms 98:1 A Psalm. O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

God gives Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

1 Corinthians 15:5 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Victory through Faith in Him!

1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Victory comes at the End!

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Thank God for the Victory!

Pray for Authority

Pray that Authorities will allow us to live in Peace.

1 Timothy 2:1-2  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  2  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Selfish people will despise Government.

2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

God appoints and promotes rulers.

Psalms 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.  But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Daniel 5:21 … till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

John 19:1 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

All authority is subject to Jesus Christ.

Luke 20:2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

We better pray!

My Best for His Best

The Lord Gave His Best

To the Jacob and his Family

Genesis 47:6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell;

To the Tribes of Israel

Deuteronomy 26:8-9 And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: 9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.

He gave the Best Gift to Me

Galatians 2:20  … and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Romans 5:8  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

What can I give back to Him?

Psalms 116:12  What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

I’ll give Him my Best

Mark 12:30  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

The Father on Display

Our Father

Matt 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

The Father Shown through Jesus Christ

John 14:7-10 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

His Name is Called Father

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

One Father

Ephesians 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

One in the Same

John 10:30  I and my Father are one.

Praise the Father!

The Longest Day

Summer season makes the longest days.

Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Time to enjoy long days

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Joshua had the longest day ever!

Joshua 10:13-14 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

What a miracle!

Happy Summer!

One Day

What is One Day to the Lord?

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Is One Day better than Another?

Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

In One Day, Job Lost Everything

Job 1:13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:

In One Day Joseph went from the Dungeon to the King’s House

Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

What will tomorrow bring?

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

James 4:13-14  Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  14  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Let’s praise the Lord while we have this day!

Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.