Saturday, November 29, 2014
No matter what good you’re called to during these holidays or in between, or even beyond em.. it's good to be on-fire for Christ!
Unique individuals who really matter will come, will stay awhile perhaps, and will then go today. How will you respond?
"See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." See Ephesians 5:14-19
When you look back over the years at how good He has been to you, at what He's kept you from and not allowed you to miss... at the Cross, the empty tomb and all that He's given you, how can ya not help but want this super great Friend ..who sticks closer than a brother ..for all those you care about? Go live it and go tell. The Bible says...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hey, let's give thanks to God in spite of all the chaos.. and to all whom thanks is due. I give thanks that no police officer or anyone got hurt in Ferguson after the Grand Jury's decision got delivered (and zero Nation Guards where there the first night)!
Do you expect good or bad or both.. and why? Listen, "God does not pay at the end of every day, but in the end He pays." ~ Anne of Austria
Do you expect God's blessing on your life as you obey Him? Do you expect His practical ministry aid, His anointed enabling as you plant seeds of faith, and to win people to Jesus? How can you and I win anyone to faith in Jesus if we really do not expect or believe that God can, or even wants to use us in this way?
Friday, November 21, 2014
Without Christ, people can feel so glum, so hopeless, so lonely, and so very weighed down inside. Especially this time of year, but...
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
Immanuel is with us. Can you believe that Christmas is less that five weeks away! With only 33 days left until that day, did you know that people tend to go to church and to small group Christian fellowship meetings less during this season of the year? Perhaps that, along with the extra marketing pressure we all experience, is a reason why so many people get distracted and feel depressed during the Holidays. Hey, be diff. Refuse to bail on Christ and edifying church gatherings centered on God's Word. It's Christ's birthday not ours!
Some broken-hearted, isolated people I've talked with lately just cling to livin' the lie they love. They keep using drugs and they refuse to repent. It's like they live in a bubble, and yet several believers have tried to get the Message through to em before they die, but they still want not type of rehab, they want no Bible Gospel, or to get free. They want no Christian program that'll point em in the right direction and help em start applying God's Word for freedom. One day the bubble will pop...and that might be when they kill themselves. I pray they humble themselves and turn..soon.
Maybe you know some people like that too, but let's keep on praying for them, or fast and pray until they are open to the truth. Let's feel for those who no longer have loved ones around em this time of year.
And you know the devil and his unseen evil minions are stoked to use dead religious folk and their rotten leaders to burden heavy-hearted people even further than they already are. It's so sad. We need to have compassion for those people and intercede for them until we see results. Jesus said of the religious Scribes and the Pharisees (that he also longed to save), "They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men..” Matthew 23:4
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Listen, no believer is useless in this world today who seeks the Lord with all their heart, who has become unburdened, and is then used of the Lord to lighten the burden of others. Let's help people off-load the junk.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If it can't do you or others any good, but it can actually cause harm..then don't do it. If it can do you and others good, and can't cause anyone harm.. let's go for it!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Our mission is every Christian’s mission. Oh yes, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19, NIV).
I like to conversationally segway towards spiritual topics and ask people that I meet...
Do you know for sure that you are going to be with God in Heaven?
If God were to ask you, “Why should I allow you entrance into My holy Heaven for all eternity?” What are you trusting in for salvation - what would you say to Him? Do you know?
Do you feel that a certain amount of personal effort, say with good works, or religious deeds can earn you a place in Heaven?
Why is it that the Bible teaches no one can earn his or her way home into Heaven?
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
The Bible says, “..the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
What do you think about this verse: "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus).. and the Word (Jesus) was God. And the Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us..” (John 1:1,14).
Where and who is Jesus in relation to you? Do you believe it's true that the Bible tells us that He is the infinite sinless God-Man who hung on the cross for our sins, then died, and rose again?
Are people sinners in need of a Savior? Have you considered: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity (sin) of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).
Would you be open to me praying with you..to “..Believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved..” (Acts 16:31).
What would prevent you from coming to Christ by faith right now?
What do you think about, muse over, ponder on, talk about and value the most? What's your master passion and why? Is it a thing, a place, a goal, a dream, or idea of your future, a company or career, a sport or certain high or "energy", a group per se.. or a Person? #meaningfulrelationshipA photo posted by Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) on
But know this: God always faithfully stands with His people when they go through a trial, or a testing, or a temptation.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
It ends really good for all those walkin' faithful in Christ. "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne..." (Rev. 22:1)
As time in this semi-fascinatin' story passes by I won't fret, cuz I know the final concluding chapter and u can too. http://t.co/fISpQeU2hR"But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36)
— Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) November 15, 2014
Dear Father God, You can do anything and this situation is before Your eyes. Let Your Holy Spirit become like a double-shot of strong spiritual espresso for Your Church so to speak. Help us stay alert, vigilant, ready and fully obedient cuz we love You. Be glorified in us today. There are still so many who know of dead religion, but haven't really heard the freeing Gospel of grace. And You love em and still have a Task for us to do. Thanks for hearin', in Jesus Name. Amen.
Too many of us just seem to doze off in a cozy slumber fallin' fast asleep. Not good. "Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming." (Matthew 24:42)
"Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (v. 44)
Unlike many I won't pick an end-date for any, but check it out around you. What can you tell about the change of seasons these days? "But the one who endures to the end will be saved." (v. 13)
But Kurt, what does the Bible say about what happens to those who do not endure to the end? Good question. The Bible remains silent on that.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I'm so grateful inside that we have God.. that we have one Purpose, one Church, one true Book, one Message, one focus, one Hope.. and it's all because of our one risen Savior. Do you have this one living Hope?
Do you have this Bible Christ? Does your church have Christ as Lord? Do they love to evagelize the Lost like Jesus did? Are you growing in fellowship with God in Christ? He does not say: "Hey you. Clean up before you come in." He says, "Turn. Come in as you are by faith, be willing to be changed, and I'll clean you up."