Thursday, March 26, 2015

If and when you need some counsel, start with the Person who thought up counseling.

Smart idea! Who better do you have to run to? No one. So pour out your heart with candor ..upwards to God. Keep nothing back, hid, away from.. I mean go start with the one who is Counselor, Savior and King ..of all those rulers called king or president etc—the One who is the source of wisdom, insightful knowledge, love and power.

You know the One I have in mind.. the One who can save you ..or any friend, foe, or family member of yours. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you a worshipper first? My friend Dan just asked what my mission statement is, so I jotted this down as he brought this topic up.

What and who you worship is so crucial. Not "if" you will, because I'm convinced that all individuals worship someone or something. Is there something else or some other ministry you seek to do first? Why? Ever deeply thought of why.. regarding this?

Kurt's mission statement:  To better worship n know God, to edify believers so they'll better worship n know God, and to better make God known to unbelievers so they'll start to worship n know God.. and then do all this better.

It's upwards, inwards and outwards (In that order including outwards [biblical evangelism] cuz it's the natural outgrowth of seeking God). If you don't have a mission statement, feel free to borrow mine. 

You were primarily made for God Himself.. yes, for and to the praise of God's glory.. not to your glory.
Worship of God through Christ is your first priority ministry. No other ministry or duty or activity is to come before this. Not rejected. You and I are here.. "To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." Eph. 1:6

"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men." ~ C.S. Lewis

"There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us." ~ J.I. Packer

"Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven." ~ John Wesley

"That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory." Eph. 1:12-14

"Let them praise the name of the Lord: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven." Ps. 148:13

"You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him." ~ A.W. Tozer

"We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal." ~ J.I. Packer

"Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven." Ps. 148:13

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"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matt. 6:33

"...who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of His glory." Eph. 1:14

Monday, March 23, 2015

"And He (Jesus) said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned..'" Mark 16:15

“Christ died for our sins... He was buried, and... He rose again the third day” (1 Cor. 15:3-4). 

Shouldn't those people back in the day.. have known that this thing with the cross would happen? Sure, they were told. 

Christ has promised that He is preparing a place for us (Jn. 14:1-4), and He's promised us that He will someday return. One day soon we will be together with our risen Savior. The Rapture of the Church will happen very soon. We must be ready, and help our friends get ready. 

"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said" (Matt. 28:6).

But why should every believer go tell? Why should there be a sense of urgency with this? Cuz look around.. we are living in the last days. Cuz hell-bound lost people need to turn around a.s.a.p. and simply get found.. by God.  

Why preach the Word? Cuz the Word doesn't return void without accomplishing it's purpose. Why share the Gospel; the message that we find in the Bible? Here's why.. we have no other message of power that transforms lives. Cuz more people are alive on this planet now, and the need is greater that it's ever been before. Cuz we were told to do this by our highest Authority, God. 

Sure, Easter is all about dead dreams and dead people being quickened into life. It's about our living hope this hope-lacking world. It's all about our once dead Christ living again so that He can raise people who are dead inside.  

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." ~ Paul, (2 Tim. 4:3-5)

"Come to ME.. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me...

..for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." ~ Jesus, 11/29mat.

if you go, go all the way, don't delay. pray, fully obey, live all out 100% ..everyday with no dismay..'til you're all gray and swimmin' out in the bay..okay? refuse to stray.. no matter what others say.