City On A Hill

Matthew 5:14-"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Search For Me, The Light Finds Me


Psalm 139:13:1-7

1. O Lord thou hast searched me, and known me.
2. Thou knowest my downsetting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word in my tongue but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
7. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or wither shall I flee from thy presence?

God knew us from before we were born and He has searched for us throughout our lifetime. He lays His hand upon you. His hand is over your life...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Atonement

The definition in Webster's says that atonement is the redeeming of mankind by Jesus' death.

What is redeem? It means to pay off. To buy back or get back. To deliver from sin.

We were reconciled-is to make friendly again. To settle.

Why do we need reconciliation?

Because of sin.
Because we need Christ.
Because we need to be drawn back to the Father.

If we were enemies, man of sin, not as originally created because of Adam and Eve's sin; we need to become friends again to our image of Christ as children of God, friends of God, lovers of God.

HE created us, JESUS bought us back. We are redeemed.

Scriptures to study:

Romans 5:10-11:
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
11. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

May-Scripture of the Month

Romans 5:11-And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.