Showing posts from March, 2018


"On The Third Day" Easter’s Meaning to Me By Sharyl Johnson Easter, isn’t about rabbits and candy. It’s, about remembering Jesus, and His Resurrection. I’ve been waiting a long time, to write a message about this wonderful day. I never got to when I was filling in for my pastor. I hope you like it. “On The Third Day” Luke 24:46-47 (NIV) 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. He suffer for us, so we wouldn’t have to. As long as we confess our sins, and ask forgiveness. Just think of how many are going to suffer because they don’t believe. After the cross he was put in a tomb, where he was guarded. Short time later a wonderful surprise had happen! Mark 16:5-7 (NIV) 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and th



Romans 15:4

Romans 15:4  (NIV) 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Meaning comes from “Life Application Bible” – The knowledge of the Scriptures affects our attitudes towards the present and the future.  The more we know about what God has done in the years past, the greater the confidence we have about what he will do in the days ahead.  We should read our Bibles diligently to increase our trust that God’s will is best for us. The Bible stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving earth.  He has written everything we need to know to get us through life in His Book, all we have to do is follow it.  Now there will be people saying no there are easier ways, but I don’t know about you, I WANT TO FOLLOW GOD’S WAY AND END UP IN HEAVEN, then take a easy way out and take a chance and not end up with God at all.  Amen!

Jeremiah 17:9-10

Jeremiah 17:9-10  (NIV) 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Meaning comes from “Life Application Bible” – God makes it clear why we sin– it’s a matter of the heart.  Our heart have been inclined toward sin from the time we were born.  It is easy to fall into the routine of forgetting and forsaking God.  But we can still choose whether or not to continue to sin.  We can yield to a specific temptation, or we can ask God to help us resist temptation when it comes. These words, are never truer.  All we have to do is ask God to help us to resist sin.  It is hard, but living a life for Christ is so much better.  But, believe me….. Satan will try to get in your life if you let down your guard just a little.  So here’s a saying from my church. Build the walls higher and higher so Satan can’

Matthew 24:4-7

Matthew 24:4-7  (NIV) 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.  Meaning comes from “Life Application Bible” – “Watch out that no one deceives you.”  The fact is that whenever we look for signs , we become very susceptible to being deceived.  There are many “false prophets” around with counterfeit signs of spiritual power and authority.  The only sure way to keep from being  deceived is to focus on Christ and His Words.  Don’t look for special signs, and don’t spend time looking at other people.  Look at Christ. I don’t watch the news….. but with everything that is going on in the world, the signs are happening today.   It may

John 16:33

John 16:33  (NIV) 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus summed up all he had told them this night, with these words he told his disciples to take courage.  In sprite of the inevitable struggles they would face, they would not be alone.  Jesus does not abandon us to our struggles either.  If we remember that the ultimate victory has already been won, we can claim the peace of Christ in the most troublesome times.  So we can also take courage knowing that what ever we face were never alone.  It may seem like it.  But we’re not!  Jesus is always with us. If Jesus can overcome the world…. then my friends so can we.