1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
This morning at Kings River Church Pastor Doby explained why we, as believers in Christ must stand firm, immovable in the work of the Lord. Then we had a movie night and went to see God is Not Dead 2. What an awesome example of standing firm in our belief in Christ and continuing His work. If you have any doubt about what to do in times of trouble "Stand Firm" for the Lord. If you have opportunity to read the Bible aloud and stand firm for your belief in Christ I encourage to join others and stand firm of the Lord's Word to go forth and accomplish His purpose. Isaiah 55:11 #StandFirm #WordoftheLord
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
Be thankful every day for His goodness. Shout for joy even in the midst of sorrow! His mercy and love is everlasting. Hallelujah! #rejoice #shouttotheLord
As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”
And he said, “Who are You, Lord?”
Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”
So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
What a glorious sight to see "a light from heaven". Saul (Paul) did not see the glory and was trembling. He knew it was the Lord whom he had been persecuting. A dramatic change took place on that day, when the "Light from Heaven" shone all around him. That same light is in you and me IF we accept Christ as our Lord and savior and follow Him. Choose today whom you will serve. #serveChrist #GloryoftheLord #LightfromHeaven
The legend of the dogwood was born.
At the time of Our Lord’s Crucifixion, the dogwood used to have the size of the oak and other forest trees. Because the wood was so firm and strong and there were few trees in the Middle East that were very large, it was chosen to be the wood for the crosses used in crucifixions of criminals.
Thus, the wood of the cross that would bear Our Lord and Savior was made from the dogwood tree. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose, however, greatly distressed the tree. Sensing this, the crucified Christ said to it:
“Because of your compassion and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth, you shall be slender and bent and twisted and your blossoms shall be in the form of a cross.
“On the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, and the center of the flower will resemble the cruel crown of thorns placed on My head, with bright red clusters once again recalling the blood I shed. Thus, all who see this will remember Me.”
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