True Faith

(according to 2 Peter chapter 1)  ( by Judy Whittaker)

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God gives each one of us a measure of faith (belief in something we cannot see) when we follow Christ,  but our faith should also begin to produce good works such as integrity, self-restraint, patience, godliness, kindness, and love. Therefore, we must ask ourselves if our life reflects these inner qualities and if not, we must develop them. As we draw nearer to God, He will reveal to us our missing qualities and help us to persevere in obtaining them. We must never forget that we have been purged from our sins and now our life belongs to God. Like a Master Potter, He will mold us and make us into the image of His dear Son. Are you willing to be the clay?

 

The Atonement

I was standing in the garden
Underneath a fruited tree
Thinking about original sin
That Adam had placed on me. 

Dip me seven times in the Jordan
Cleanse my spirit through and through
Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean
From the sins that I once knew
From the sins that I once knew

Jesus is waiting there in heaven
With a little book in his hand
He will judge the seven  churches
According to his plan

Wash us whiter than the snow
Hold us in the palm of your hand
Till there be not a spot or a wrinkle
On your people of this land
On your people of this land

Time is slipping away
Let’s get right with Jesus today
If we die in our sins
There is no one to take them away
No there is no one to take them away

Jesus is the Living Water
He will cleanse you through and through
This poem is your invitation
The rest is up to you

 

 

 

God is Here!

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( by Judy Whittaker )

Have you ever felt abandoned by God? Jesus did. In fact the words he uttered on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)  tell us that Jesus felt he was about to enter into spiritual darkness without God. Our Father who is holy, could not look upon Jesus. The sins of the world that Jesus took upon himself, separated him from God.Even though Jesus couldn’t see or feel God, he was with him all the time–the same way He is with you. He will never “fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6) when you trust Him with all of your heart. He will be with you “always, even to the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:18), and in these promises you will abide…..

Lord Hear Our Prayer!

(taken from 1 Peter chapter 3) (by Judy Whittaker)

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God sees the righteous and listens to their prayers, but He is against those who do evil. Therefore, believers should all be of one mind, have compassion for one another, refrain from evil, pursue peace, and follow that which is good. It is better to suffer for good than for evil, just as Christ suffered for our sins in order to bring us to God.