October, 2008

God is love
Love your neighbor

All things are possible with God

Have faith

Trust in Jesus

Look up to heaven

(October 31, 2008 Fri 7:24 AM CDT)

"This means that you are strangers and aliens no longer.
No, you are fellow citizens of the saints
and members of the household of God."
Ephesians 2:19

You are a friend of God.
Come near to him.
Learn more about him.
Don't be a stranger.

(October 30, 2008 Thu 6:06 AM CDT)

Pray for the relatives of two people I work with.
They are both in the hospital in two different cities.
God bless them and their families.

Larry installed a new garage door for me yesterday.
God bless him and his family.

Peter said,
"If God was giving them
the same gift he gave us
when we first believed in the Lord Jesus Christ,
who was I to interfere with him?"
Acts 11:17

God is most kind.
He is very generous.
Receive this free gift of eternal life.
Receive his many blessings today.

(October 29, 2008 Wed 6:12 AM CDT)

Jesus said to the woman,
"Your sins are forgiven";
at which his fellow guests
began to ask among themselves,
"Who is this that he even forgives sins?"
Meanwhile, he said to the woman,
"Your faith has been your salvation.
Now go in peace."
Luke 7:48-50

Jesus is God.
He can forgive sins.
Ask him.
Jesus, forgive my sins.
Help me to change my life.
I need your peace.
Thank you.

(October 28, 2008 Tue 6:07 AM CDT)

"Jesus called a little child over and
stood him in their midst and said:
'I assure you,
unless you change and
become like little children,
you will not enter the kingdom of God.'"
Matthew 18:2-3

There are some people who say
that everyone gets to go to heaven.
Well, Jesus did not say that.
Read what he said in the Bible.
You need to change.
You need to become a child of God.
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
Start living a new life.
Jesus, teach me to trust in you completely.
I want to be with you forever in heaven.

(October 27, 2008 Mon 6:11 AM CDT)

"Therefore submit to God;
resist the devil and he will take flight.
Draw close to God,
and he will draw close to you."
James 4:7-8

Seek the Lord.
Learn all about him.
He has a whole universe to share with you and more.
Talk to him.

(October 26, 2008 Sun 7:31 AM CDT)

"We are an aroma of Christ for God's sake,
both among those who are being saved and
those on the way to destruction;
to the latter an odor dealing death,
to the former a breath bringing life."
2 Corinthians 2:15-16

Be a sweet fragrance to the world.
Change the world near you.
Be a breath of fresh air.
The Lord is with you.
Go change your world.

(October 25, 2008 Sat 10:44 AM CDT)

"Now the night was cold,
and the servants and the guards who were standing around
had made a charcoal fire to warm themselves by.
Peter joined them and stood there warming himself."
John 18:18

Peter was there.
Jesus had been arrested.
He risked his life to be near the Lord.
Stay near Jesus.
He is the warmth for your life.

(October 24, 2008 Fri 6:14 AM CDT)

"Jesus hastened to reassure them:
'Get hold of yourselves!
It is I.
Do not be afraid!'
He got into the boat with them
and the wind died down."
Mark 6:50-51

Calm down.
Jesus is with you.
Think about it.
Don't panic.
He is there with you.

(October 23, 2008 Thu 6:25 AM CDT)

"Next I saw a large white throne and
the One who sat on it.
The earth and sky fled from his presence
until they could no longer be seen.
I saw the dead, the great and the lowly,
standing before the throne.
Lastly, among the scrolls,
the book of the living was opened."
Revelation 20:11-12

Is your name there?
Is it in the book of the living?
Believe in Jesus.
Ask him for mercy and forgiveness.
Stand with the living.
Jesus, I believe in you.
Forgive my sins.
Save my life.
I want to live with you forever.
I want to live.

(October 22, 2008 Wed 6:18 AM CDT)

"Finally, draw your strength
from the Lord and his mighty power."
Ephesians 6:10

Call on the Lord.
He is your strength.
He is your source of power.
Jesus, come and be with us today.
We need your strength.
We need your power.
Thank you.

(October 21, 2008 Tue 6:12 AM CDT)

"One who listened was a woman named Lydia,
a dealer in purple goods
from the town of Thyatira."
Acts 16:14

You never know who is listening to you.
Say something important for all to hear.
Say something positive.
Your words can bless others.

(October 20, 2008 Mon 6:17 AM CDT)

"When the hour arrived,
Jesus took his place at table,
and the apostles with him.
He said to them,
'I have greatly desired to eat this Passover
with you before I suffer.
I tell you,
I will not eat again until it is fulfilled
in the kingdom of God.'"
Luke 22:14-16

Jesus wants to sit down with you.
He has prepared the meal.
He wants to share with you.
Do you have time for him?
Today is the day.
The hour has come.

(October 19, 2008 Sun 7:52 AM CDT)

"On one occasion Jesus spoke thus:
'Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
to you I offer praise
for what you have hidden
from the learned and the clever
you have revealed to the merest children.'"
Matthew 11:25

It is not that hard to understand.
God loves you.
He made you.
You are his child.
He wants you to be with him forever.
It is that simple.

(October 18, 2008 Sat 10:03 AM CDT)

This is a funny video I saw yesterday.
Jonas Brothers vs the Queen of England at soccer
I thought for a second it really was the Queen.
Duh, I'm not too smart.

"Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord;
let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us greet him with thanksgiving;
let us joyfully sing psalms to him."
Psalms 95:1-2

Be a person of joy.
Get to know the Lord.
He is your hope for the future.
Sing for joy.

(October 17, 2008 Fri 6:42 AM CDT)

They said,
Praise and glory,
wisdom and thanksgiving and honor,
power and might,
to our God forever and ever.
Revelation 7:12

Give praise to God.
Bless his name.
Worship him.
Sing to him.
Give thanks.

(October 16, 2008 Thu 6:12 AM CDT)

We are at the freezing point this morning 32F / 0C in Omaha.

"I have learned how to cope with every circumstance ---
how to eat well or go hungry,
to be well provided for or do without.
In him who is the source of my strength
I have strength for everything."
Philippians 4:12-13

We all have ups and downs in life.
Thank the Lord always.
He is there on the rollercoaster of events.
The Lord is our strength.

(October 15, 2008 Wed 6:14 AM CDT)

"Day after day,
both in the temple and at home,
they never stopped teaching and proclaiming
the good news of Jesus the Messiah."
Acts 5:42

There is good news.
It comes from knowing Jesus.
He gives joy to your troubled heart.
He is peace for your soul.
Receive this much needed good news.

(October 14, 2008 Tue 6:10 AM CDT)

Pray for someone from church that needs a job.
They have not had a job since January.
Pray for someone I know at Siena /Francis House.
Their brother died.
God be with them and their families.

"The angel said to him:
'Do not be frightened, Zechariah;
your prayer has been heard.'"
Luke 1:13

Pray with confidence.
Do not worry.
The Lord hears your prayer.
Pray each morning.
Make the Lord a part of your day.
I keep notes on my desk at work
to lift up people in little prayers.

(October 13, 2008 Mon 6:13 AM CDT)

Here is an interesting story from the newspaper yesterday.
The State of Nebraska is trying to give people money
and they can't convince the people to take it.

This was one of the Bible readings at church last evening.

Jesus told this parable:
"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants
to summon the invited guests to the feast,
but they refused to come."
Matthew 22:2-3

God invites all people to be with him.
He invites you.
He knocks on your door.
Will you answer?
Will you open your heart?
It is a free gift.
Receive these blessings just for you.

(October 12, 2008 Sun 8:11 AM CDT)

"For this reason,
I remind you to stir into flame
the gift of God bestowed
when my hands were laid on you.
The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit,
but rather one that makes us strong, loving, and wise.
Therefore, never be ashamed
of your testimony to the Lord..."
2 Timothy 1:6-8

The Holy Spirit has come to you.
Your life is now changed.
Be strong in the Lord.
Be a loving person of faith.
Be wise in knowing the grace of God.
Share what you know.

(October 11, 2008 Sat 10:52 AM CDT)

I watched the videotape of the debate from Tuesday.
We need to pray for both of them.
Heaven help them.
Heaven help us.

Jesus said,
"I am the bread of life.
Your ancestors ate manna in the desert,
but they died.
This is the bread that comes down from heaven
for a man to eat and never die."
John 6:48-50

Jesus is life.
Believe in him.
Trust in him.
Seek eternal life.
You have a choice.
Choose life.

(October 10, 2008 Fri 5:42 AM CDT)

Paul wrote,
"And this recompense of mine?
It is simply this,
that when preaching I offer the gospel
free of charge and do not make
full use of the authority the gospel gives me."
1 Corinthians 9:18

It is free.
The gospel is given to you without cost.
Receive this free gift.
Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
Start a new life.

(October 9, 2008 Thu 6:18 AM CDT)

You wonder how low the Stock Market can go.
The S&P 500 was at 984 yesterday.

"You can depend on this
as worthy of complete acceptance.
This explains why we work and
struggle as we do;
our hopes are fixed on the living God
who is Savior of all men,
but especially of those who believe."
1 Timothy 4:9-10

You can't depend on the Stock Market.
Depend on God.
He has been around a long time.
He created all things.
He is all-knowing.
He is all-powerful.
Place your hope in Him.
He is your Savior.

(October 8, 2008 Wed 6:14 AM CDT)

Jesus taught,
"The eye is the lamp of your body.
When your eyesight is sound,
your whole body is lighted up,
but when your eyesight is bad,
your body is in darkness.
Luke 11:34

What do you see?
Would the Lord be pleased?
Use your eyesight for the glory of God.
Read the Bible daily.
Look closely at the beautiful world the Lord has made.

(October 7, 2008 Tue 6:15 AM CDT)

"Instead, seek after integrity, piety,
faith, love, steadfastness, and a gentle spirit.
Fight for the good fight of faith."
1 Timothy 6:11-12

We have much to learn.
Stay near to your teacher.
Jesus is the author of life.
Jesus, teach us the truth.
We need your wisdom and understanding.

Note: This is from the Bible Verse of the Day.
We had the same Bible verse yesterday:
Bible Verse Of The Day
Monday, October 6, 2008
Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
"Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden." Corrie ten Boom

(October 6, 2008 Mon 6:15 AM CDT)

This is one of the Bible readings from church
at Boys Town yesterday at 11:00 AM.

Brothers and sisters:
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Keep on doing what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.
Then the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:6-9

Yes, do the right thing.
Have a life of excellence.
Jesus, teach us how to live.
Give us the grace to be like you.

(October 5, 2008 Sun 7:46 AM CDT)

I watched the videotape of the Thursday debate.
You need to pray for both of them.
God be with them and inspire them to do what is right.

"We have this confidence in God:
that he hears us whenever
we ask for anything
according to his will."
1 John 5:14

Pray each day.
Listen to the Lord.
He will guide you to the truth.
Then ask for what you need.
Jesus, teach us your will.
We have confidence in you.
You are all that we need.
Hear our prayers.

(October 4, 2008 Sat 10:31 AM CDT)

"The favors of the Lord
I will sing forever;
through all generations
my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness."
Psalms 89:1-2

The Lord is faithful and true.
He endures for all generations.
He is your rock to lean upon.
These are tough times.
Seek the Lord.
Ask him for help.

(October 3, 2008 Fri 5:38 AM CDT)

I videotaped the debate last night.
It will be interesting to watch it.
We need to pray for our leaders.
God bless our president and all those in congress
to do the right thing.
Heaven help them.

Jesus instructed them,
"Keep your eyes open!"
Mark 8:15

See what is happening.
Get in the discussion.
Spin it for the Lord.
Put a new twist on it.
Share the Christian point of view.

(October 2, 2008 Thu 6:14 AM CDT)

"So let us confidently approach
the throne of grace
to receive mercy and favor and
to find help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

Go to the Lord with confidence.
Ask for mercy.
Ask for favor.
The Lord will bless you abundantly.

(October 1, 2008 Wed 6:19 AM CDT)

"But when the kindness and love
of God our Savior appeared,
he saved us;
not because of any righteous deeds we had done,
but because of his mercy."
Titus 3:4-5

You can't earn heaven.
You can't buy your way to heaven.
Heaven is a free gift from Jesus to you.
Learn about his kindness.
It is an amazing love.
Receive his mercy and grace.

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