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Completely Credible

January 12, 2010 2 comments

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. -Psalm 12:6 (NKJV)

When was the last time you had one of “those” conversations. You know- the kind where you walk away and something in your gut doesn’t sit well. Perhaps a vow was made, or maybe there was a smattering of flattery. On the surface everything seemed and sounded fine, but there’s that check in your gut that just won’t go away.

A day or two goes by, and you come to discover that the vow was void and the flattery was fake. The words of the person you trusted were worthless because truth was mixed with lies. You don’t know what to believe, and you’re left to wonder if there’s anyone left whose word you can trust.

Listen, you’ll never have to question or doubt God’s words. They’re pure and untainted by the falsehood and insincerity that winds its way through the human heart. When God says something, it’s absolutely true all the time-with no exceptions whatsoever. Not only is it exactly true, it’s also reliable and credible. With God, what He says is what we get.

Notice that the Psalmist compares God’s words to silver that’s been through the refining fire seven times. In the Bible, the number seven conveys the idea of perfection and completion. In this case, it acts as a sort of exclamation point. It’s saying that God’s words are perfectly pure and completely trustworthy! How reassuring to know we’ll never need to second-guess God’s words to us, which are really the most important words we’ll ever receive in this life. Man will let us down and lie to us, but God never will.

What does this passage reveal to me about God?

What does this passage reveal to me about myself?

Based on this, what changes do I need to make?

What is my prayer for today?

Free Video Sermons to Help You Grow

March 9, 2009 4 comments

Instead of a bible study this week I wanted to share with you a very new project we launched this week. We’ve created a little community where we and you can post our favor video sermons. We love video sermons because you are able to capture the passion, emotion and Spirit behind the words of the teacher.

Click here to visit the site.

The best part is you can upload video sermons you love or even share ones you’ve found on YouTube. Please share with us all so we can all grow!

Please know that we do hold each submitted sermon and it will not show up until we approve. We do this to prevent abuse of the system and so that no sermon is submitted that has questionable biblical doctrine.

Life Verse

July 10, 2008 5 comments
Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. Ezra 7:10 (NLT)
 
If you wanted to know what Ezra was all about, all you need to do is look at the verse above. We might even call this Ezra’s “life verse,” because it really sums up his entire life. And what we need to take note of is that Ezra’s life really revolved around the Law of the Lord (or God’s Word).
 
We can break this up into three distinct parts. First of all, we see that he was determined to study God’s Word. Second, we read that he devoted himself to obeying it. And lastly, Ezra had dedicated himself to teaching God’s Word to others.
 
Did you know that this can serve as your life verse as well? It’s His will for each and every believer to study or seek out His Word. Our hearts should be hungry for more and more of His Word (please refer to July 3). But the Lord doesn’t want our Bible knowledge to stay stagnant in our brains. He wants us to practically obey and apply what we know (James 1:22). And once we’ve established a lifestyle of obedience to God’s Word, He wants us to share what we know with others (Matthew 28:20).    
 
A lot of people are looking for purpose in their lives. They sense that they’ve been created for something important, but they don’t know what that is, and they’re frustrated and discouraged. Perhaps that even describes you.
 
God’s Word provides us with all the purpose and direction that we could ever need. It gives us something to pursue, it gives us something to apply, and it gives us something to share. If you haven’t already done so, allow Ezra 7:10 to become a verse that defines your life.
This bible study was prepared by Bob Coy of The Active Word.
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I wanted to also share a video that was powerful to me when I watched it. It’s a video of Jason Upton and he says, “There’s a power in Jesus life because he wasn’t bought by the world. There’s alot of people that run around in the church and we call ourselves Christians, but we’re bought by the world system. Right inside the church. “
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