IF ONLY

IF ONLY…. If everybody respected the Lord, they would respect each other. If everybody loved the Lord, they would love each other. If everyone  was a giver, there would be no getters. If everyone was a servant there would be no needs. If everyone was obedient, there would be no crime. …

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From the Upper Room to the Garden

FROM THE UPPER ROOM TO THE GARDEN The Bible is the story of Grace-fields!  Come with me as we walk with the Lord in Fields of Grace…. Please turn in your Study Bible to John Chapter 13.  We are going back in time to join Jesus and His disciples in the upper …

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Gracefields

Gracefields: In our Bible Study class (Grace Awakening-defining Truth),  we learned that  God has appointed  ordained) all the occurrences of time before He Created either. This Ordained history is called  the Doctrine of “Divine Decrees”. We also learned that God has a Plan for each of us – a Personal …

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Thinking with God – Daily

“Blessings in fields of Grace”  is not a cliche,  it is an everyday walk in fellowship with the Lord!   ‘Fields of Grace’ are real! These fields refer to your walk with the Lord. They are literally, your daily experiences…. wherever your steps take you, so why not plan each day …

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Meditate: God is available at the Cross

Meditate on these things: Every verse of Scripture has it’s place in the believer’s soul life….the resting place. Submission to the moral authority of God is to live by God’s Words. There is  a Divine prelude to the harmonic symphony of the Scriptures – an absolute majesty.  Whenever you read Scripture, listen …

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God’s Word for Meditation

In preparation for our overview of God’s Word please take a moment of silent prayer in which you have the privilege to agree with God (confession – regarding your thinking and actions – 1 John 1:9) so that you are in fellowship,  filled with the Spirit, academically focused, ready for the …

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WONDERFUL WORDS

WONDERFUL WORDS OF CHRIST THE UPPER ROOM DISCOURSE Please open your Bible to John chapter 13. In the Book of John, chapter 13, Jesus  shared His last evening with His disciples and the experience is recorded for all generations of believers.  In  verses 18-30, Jesus foretells His betrayal  by Judas.  Then Judas  …

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Bible Facts – Interesting Things To Know

The Old Testament begins with man in the image of God (Genesis 1:26).  The new testament begins with God in the image of man (John 1:14). At Christ’s birth wise men who worshipped Him brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). At Christ’s death wicked men ridiculed Him, crucified …

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FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE

FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE This message comes from heaven above It’s written to you with all my love The Lord called me home, but your grief must change ‘Cause I no longer suffer sickness and pain   Listen to my words and be of cheer As I tell you what’s …

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Walk Honestly With One Another

  FOOD FOR THOUGHT, PRAYER AND MEDITATION.   Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).  Let us walk honestly in the day, not in strife and envying, but let us walk together with brotherly love and Christian Integrity.  You cannot …

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“It is Written In Your Heart”

When the foundations of earth were poured                                          On what were the footings formed Who set in place the cornerstone   Who divided the waters from the land Who measured the …

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MORE ON AFFLICTIONS

Before we begin our study, be sure you take a moment to name your known sins to God, so that, you are in fellowship, under the control of the indwelling Holy Spirit, ready to learn God’s Truths in Scripture (1 John 1:9).  If you are not yet a believer, the …

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OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IN SONGS OF OLD

OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICA – AMERICA IS CHRISTIAN!   Our heritage is God’s Word in song.  Sing America – sing praises to the Lord.  Sing your heart out to God.  Sing God’s Word. Sing our Christian Heritage. The Bible deals extensively with music.   In the Old Testament …

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THREE SYSTEMS OF PERCEPTION

History,  from generation to generation, vocabulary (word definitions and usage), education or a lack of education,  philosophy, new scientific discoveries and technological advances, all  contribute to change the future and the history of the way we think and develop our intellectualism.  Having said this, there is and always has been  three basic …

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THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP

Leadership is a privilege, a calling, a gift from the Lord.  Leadership comes with accountability and responsibility.  In God’s Word a leader is a steward who manages the resources that are owned by the Lord.  Therefore, both the teaching of God’s Word from the pulpit and learning by the congregation …

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LOVE! WHAT IS LOVE?

Someone once wrote:  “Who can understand the motives of love?  Love does not do according to reason: love has its own reason for loving that even reason does not understand.”  Before you begin any Bible study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that you have named …

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MEDITATIONS – A PRAYER WALK

Inspiration from God is subtle, but sometimes it can be a wonderful experience.  Have you ever considered keeping track of your meditations? You must be on guard to recognize God’s Inspiration, against your own desires.  WRITE DOWN YOUR MEDITATIONS – KEEP THEM AS A DIARY.  REVIEW THEM OFTEN.  Compare Scripture …

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Resurrection – The Vindication

Before you begin any Bible study, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, be sure that you have named all your known sins (1 John 1:9) so that you will be in fellowship with the Lord, under the control of the Holy Spirit who teaches us all things, ready …

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Linger and Be Still

Withdraw into spiritual silence Kneel in your soul temple Sense the Lord’s Spiritual Perfection Behold the Lamb of God Take refuge in God’s Love Inhale God’s Eternal Breath In the presence of God’s Divine Glory – Linger and be still.          

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RESPECT and LOVE – A Devotional

Respect and Love are two of the most important words in english vocabulary. Respect and Love are two of the most important words is any language. Respect and Love. If everyone respected God what would the world be like? If all men loved one another, what would our relationships be …

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Look For Me There, Kiss Me There

As he held her in his arms, she whispered – look for me there, kiss me there Then, she crossed the finish line. The years have passed – the sun warms the earth As spring resurrection ends the winter curse. Now his time has come And with his last breath he whispered …

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Oh Wind

Oh wind, speak to me Why are you such a mystery Tell me what is it like to be Free as a breeze   Oh wind where do you go Why do you intrigue me so Tell me do you ever stop blowing I’m sure your answer is worth knowing …

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As I

As I Am – you died for me. As I meditate – you speak to my soul. As I study – you teach me and give me understanding. As I seek – you reveal yourself. As I search – you guide me. As I pray – you always listen. As …

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Song of Christ – Substance of the Gospel

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God (Christ) was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of the angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)  The Bible is the Glory of life!  Everything else is …

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Let Us Think Together

At times a thunderbolt of thought jolts my quiet meditation causing my thinking to take unchartered flights.  Thought only exists while it is being thought. But, when does thinking stop?  Think about it! Here is a proposition for you: together, let us take an uncharted flight with my thoughts (already in progress continuously) and see …

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Resolve And Wings

Our passing gives us wings. Spring tells the resurrection story. Morality preserves freedom. Share tears, face fears, spread cheers. Resolve to resolve what you resolve. Know the price before you decide to do it. Humility wears white. Soar often. Truth is a fortress in time, a mansion in eternity. Pride …

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A Believer’s Time With God

As I am – you gave your Son Lord to save my soul As I listen – your still small voice fills my senses As I study – you teach me and give me understanding As I seek – the meaning of life and death your Word whispers  As I …

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Define Life

Life is mysterious, inquiring, amazing Paradoxical, contradictory,  always changing Throughout history only three perfect definitions have ever been expressed and they were expressed by one person – Jesus Christ: “I Am, that I Am” (Exodus 3:14). “I am the way, the truth, the life” (John 14:6)  “I am the resurrection …

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What Is Life

By C. S. Craig January 22, 2010  Only crumbs to eat, no bed to sleep Life perverted, streets deserted A minute to smile, hours to weep Streets perverted, life deserted…. What is life?  Sic transit gloria mundi (thus passes away the glory of the world). See Matthew 24:35

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Tidbits Of Wisdom

  By C.S. Craig   December 13, 2009 Want to worry less? Then pray more.  Rather than looking all around you for answers, look up. Rather than looking for someone else to blame, look inward.  Inhale God’s Word everyday and watch worry go away.  Rather than living in denial make …

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Unmovable Facts

UNMOVABLE FACTS By C. S. Craig – March 31, 2005  Our steadfastness must be based on unmovable facts so that our faith is unshakable: The resurrection is recorded history; the sun continues in a strait line completing its circle of warming; the stars still wink from heaven; daily the Word …

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Your Cross My Cross-Over Place

By C. S. Craig – March 29, 2005 My iniquities are never hidden in the light of your truth. Because of you Lord, I dwell in the hiding place of your love; soar in the shadow of your wings; rest in your mighty hand. From eternity you came – to …

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The Nation in Shock

The Nation in Shock The nation in shock as the Towers fall Looks on the havoc of dust and steel Oh, the horror of radicalism, terrorism,  Rising from the ashes see the people’s will.  Faith or disbelief  Life, not the same to all  History repeats the grief Towers rise and …

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Teach me Lord

TEACH ME LORD By C. S. Craig – March 29, 2005  My Lord, teach me of your lovingkindness; make me to know your ways of compassion. Help me understand your forgiveness and believe it is so. You are the God of my salvation. All my hope is in you as …

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Christ Is Truth

  The unbeliever is like the bird perched on a telephone line unaware of the gospel passing through his feet.   When the thunder of my course is silent I will have passed into peace.   During the believer’s confrontations, God pours out His abundant grace so that we may …

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I Am Conscious

I am conscious! I think! I am aware I exist. I choose. Therefore, I am! Because I exist and I had nothing to do with the origination of my existence, there must be a necessity of cause. It is impossible for nothing to become something. Nothing will always be nothing …

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Unmovable Facts

Our steadfastness must be based on unmovable facts so that our faith is unshakeable: The resurrection is recorded history; the sun continues in a strait line completing its circle of warming; the stars still wink from heaven; daily the Word of God fulfills its assignment and returns to the Lord …

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Learning Is Discovery

Learning is discovery; Discovery is learning! I have discovered that while the world sleeps, wisdom takes a stroll just before the dayspring. Often, I awake early and listen for her voice and the sound of her footsteps. When she passes, I am swept away to the next adventure. Wisdom and …

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Your Cross

My iniquities are never hidden in the light of your truth. Because of you Lord, I dwell in the hiding place of your love; soar in the shadow of your wings; rest in your mighty hand. From everlasting you came – to everlasting you go – you are always and …

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Convictions

The Tree of Christ’s death became the Tree of Our Life. Adam is the only human being who became a sinner by sinning. As his descendents, all men, became sinners by birth. All men inherit Adam’s sin-loving nature. All men can inherit Christ’s Righteous-Loving Nature. The Grace of God is …

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Contentment

Contentment dwells under silken wings. The earth is quiet, resting in winter sleep. Special thoughts of you are a light of golden flame that warms my heart. If I had wings I would fly to high places. In the dawning and the dusk I see loveliness wrapped in beauty. In …

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Hoofbeats

When we are young and gathering strength, the hoofbeats of time seem so far in the distant future. As we age, the hoofbeats of the future are rivaled by the increasing hoof beats from the past until they become one. It is then that we understand that life is a …

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Wings Of Wonder

The Angels of wonder obey God’s silent voice and those with wings speak His thoughts to all the earth, whispering love and salvation through Jesus Christ.

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Nature

The mountains kiss the sky and the clouds embrace the mountains; the wind whistles and the hills echo it down to the valleys; streams of clear water chuckle in rhythm; bees humming their tune – the flowers receive them in bloom; the birds sing their love songs; the trees of …

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Divine Laws

Circuits strike weighted clouds releasing rain and competent power; the sun and moon keep their tabernacle; the planets and stars, void but beautiful, fail not their assignment.

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Butterfly

Have you ever seen… A butterfly kiss an Angel The sun swallowed by the Earth The moon flirt with the Night The earth spew from it’s mouth, the sun, like a rising balloon Diamonds in the Sky A butterfly perched on a Rainbow A white Cross over a Bottomless Pit …

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What Kind Of Love

What kind of love is it that causes man to choose hell instead of God? Selfish love! What kind of love is it that caused God to send Christ to the Cross in spite of man’s selfishness? Infinite Love! What kind of love is it that caused God to Love …

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Quote Me

Time is a wise counselor if we stop, look and listen. There is rest, peace, happiness, freedom and beauty, in Truth. The seeds of injustice should never have been planted. The Lord preserves His Word of Truth, deceit is self destructive. Lust will burn endlessly in the lake of fire. …

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