I’m a leader, you’re a leader, and they are leaders too.

I’m a leader, you’re a leader, and they are leaders too. Ah you say, “Not me. I am at the bottom of the heap, accountable to everyone, leader of none. Not so. We are all leading someone somewhere and we hope it is just not astray.

Parents lead children through toilet training, driver’s education and college. Teachers lead students to passing grades. Friends and family share Christ with other friends and family.  Neighbours invite other neighbours to church. Pastors lead their congregations toward holiness. And God is eager to lead us all.

Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me. (Psalm 31:3, AMP)

Of course, that implies that we will follow willingly.

Where do Liars go?

We ALL LIE—oh yes we do! We say-“Oh, Mrs. Jones how nice you look today (while thinking) “Good grief, she looks terrible in orange!”) So we get to heaven and say to God—“Hey I’ve been a good person. Why, I only lied once to Mrs. Jones.

That’s like trying to be your own insurance company. It’s you deciding that your self-righteousness is equal to Christ who became righteousness on our behalf.

And do you know where liars go? The Bible says that they go into the lake of fire.

SO the question is—HOW CAN WE SAVE OURSELVES? It can’t be done.

On this one thing we all agree with God… We don’t want to end up in hell and he doesn’t want us there either. That’s why he sent Jesus to die for our sins…

Prayer – Lord Jesus,  I do believe that you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross to pay the price for my sin. I believe that you rose from the dead and that you’re alive right now.

Please come into my life. Forgive my sin. Make me a member of your family. I now turn from going my own way. I want you to be the center of my life. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. and for your Holy Spirit who has come to live in me. Amen

Whale Tales

James Bartley (1870–1909) is said to have been swallowed whole by a sperm whale. His ship mates found him a few days later in the stomach of that sperm whale (which, it is said, died of constipation!).

Some say this is impossible but it has happened before…

Now the Lord had prepared and appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17, AMP)

Was ‘the great fish’ in the Book of Jonah a whale?

Does it matter?

No.

It does matter that we believe God’s Word for what it is, the truth.

Some people don’t care to believe that Jonah existed, but he is mentioned in 2 kings 14:25 and Jesus spoke of him in Matthew 12:39-41. In short, Jesus said that no sign shall be given but that of Jonah, three days and nights in the belly of a sea monster… and he added that someone (himself) greater than Jonah is here.

Prayer – Lord, we have decided to take you at your word. Just as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so Jesus is the sign to all nations now. Praise his name! Amen

makeover!

Do you ever watch those makeover shows where they reveal the house bit by bit? That’s one of the ways God reveals his secrets.

He said to them, To you it has been given to [come progressively to] know (to recognize and understand more strongly and clearly) the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that, [though] looking, they may not see; and hearing, they may not comprehend.(Luke 8:10, AMP)

But it seems that Jesus couldn’t keep a secret at all!

Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue and in the temple [area], where the Jews [habitually] congregate (assemble); and I have spoken nothing secretly. (John 18:20, AMP)