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The Cornerstone

Posted: June 27, 2015 in The Cornerstone
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Acts 4:1-22

This is a most exciting book recording the Acts of the Apostles/ Acts of JESUS

Peter and John were speaking in Jerusalem. They preached the good news about JESUS. God demonstrated His power and a lame man was healed. He had been begging in the streets for 40 years… He had asked for money, but Peter and John didn’t have any. Peter said to the man, “In the name of JESUS CHRIST, get up and walk..”

Get up and walk…. he did!!

Everyone saw it. Peter told everyone watching that they too could believe in this same JESUS, and thousands did believe.

The Authorities were not happy. They arrested Peter and John, put them in prison, and next day called them to face a tribunal. To explain this new religion. Annas, the High Priest was there and his family and many other powerful people.

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, stood before them, his mind and heart clear, and spoke. “it is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who you crucified but who God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.”

What power!! This was Peter’s opportunity, and he was very bold.

Peter didn’t hold back- he quoted the  Old Testament scriptures.. “The stone the builders have rejected has become the chief CORNERSTONE.” JESUS is that most important stone. SALVATION is only found in HIM- Only in Him can our sins forgiven and we can become part of GODS kingdom…

The leaders were amazed- Peter and John were so bold courageous.

They realised that they had been with JESUS..! They were speaking like JESUS.

The lame man was standing there- and they couldn’t dent that. Peter and John were sent out of the tribunal. The leaders were afraid of the people because so many believed, but they wanted to stop this message.

The told Peter and John NOT TO SPEAK JESUS!!!

Peter replied, “Should we listen to GOD or you?”

Nothing could stop this message, because it was from GOD. Our response to what GOD says is crucial, as BELIEVING is what pleases GOD…

Loosing everything…

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Loosing everything

Job-Suffering

Job lost everything he had, which was a lot…

His children all died in one horrific event, his possessions stripped away in one day, home, family, health – all gone..

Why did God allow it..? Job loved God and kept His ways, so why this?

Job suffered greatly and his friends came to “comfort” him. The told him it was because he was evil. Even his friends couldn’t comfort him, or offer him reliable answers.

Job speaks to God:

“I am unworthy—how can I reply to you?
I put my hand over my mouth.
I spoke once, but I have no answer—
twice, but I will say no more.”

God speaks to Job:

“Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
Do you have an arm like God’s,
and can your voice thunder like his?
Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor,
and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.”

God shows Job, that there is no one like Him, and no one but Him to come to.

Job sees that LORD like never before,

“My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”

Job remains faithful to God even in the extreme suffering..

God sends trouble, and permits suffering, so that we might understand and come to Him. This is our single hope, and only way to eternal blessing. God showed His love to Job, and gave back to him, more than he had before…