Tuesday, October 20, 2015

When People Feel They Have the Right to Control Others

I'm dealing a lot with this right now in my personal life.  So I looked up what Jesus had to say on the subject.  So far, what I found was when He addressed the Pharisees in Mark 7 about how they manipulate people with their man-made laws by making it sound like those laws are God's.

(They are talking about what is explained in Mark 7:3) "For the Pharisees, as well as the rest of the Jews, follow the teaching they received from their ancestors: they do not eat unless they wash their hands in the proper way;"

Mark 7:5 (GNT) So the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law asked Jesus, "Why is it that Your disciples do not follow the teaching handed down by our ancestors, but instead eat with ritually unclean hands?"

Mark 7:6-7 (GNT) Jesus answered them, "How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites, just as he wrote: 'These people, says God, honor Me with their words, but their heart is really far away from Me. It is no use for them to worship Me, because they teach man-made rules as though they were My laws!'

Mark 7:8-9 (GNT) "You put aside God's command and obey the teachings of men." And Jesus continued, "You have a clever way of rejecting God's law in order to uphold your own teaching."

So there, you control freaks! Take that!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Scripture of the Day - Psalm 62:11

Psalm 62:11 (GNT) "More than once I have heard God say that power belongs to Him and that His love is constant."

If I can memorize any scripture this week, it will be this one; and I will know that I am safe and loved.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Say "Jesus Loves Me" Every Day

Tonight, Pastor Philip told the story he got from a book that told about a Pastor Pierce in Britain in the 19th century who was approached one day after his sermon by a little girl who said, "Mr. Pierce, I cannot love Jesus but I want to love Jesus. How do I love Jesus?"

Pastor Pierce told the child to, all week, every day, say to herself, "Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me..."  So she did and a week later she came back and said, "Pastor Pierce!  I love Jesus!"

"We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19 (King James version)

"Jesus is seeking you!  When the call comes don't harden your heart.  Put your faith in Jesus"  Philip De Courcy

Pastor Philip De Courcy speaks on his show "Know the Truth" every night on KDAR.COM at 9:30 PM (Pacific Time)  I look forward to his and other sermons on this station every night!  Philip De Courcy's site is ktt.org