SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/22/15- “Where No Really Means No, And For Good Reason!” (Ephesians 5:3-4)
Premise Question: Does “no” still really mean “no” for us today, or is it just an old, strongly worded, strict, antiquated suggestion, that was meant for another time and another people?
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. (Ephesians 5:3-4 NLT)
Therefore, because you are members of The Company of The Redeemed, being Papa God’s unique and special beloved children; you should always strive to follow His perfect example, by not allowing any lewd, promiscuous, wanton, evil behaviors or misconduct, that are vile, contaminated, filthy, being utterly defiled, filled with rapacious, covetousness desires, that are entirely indulgent and completely insatiable; for they are sin and shouldn’t ever be practiced or tolerated in midst of The Company of The Redeemed. Furthermore, don’t repeat, engage or participate in, stories that are offensive, which describe indecent, abhorrent and depraved activities, that lack good sense, propriety and discretion, being course, rough, rowdy and filled with raunchy salacious tidbits; for this will never produce anything of value, nor will it ever benefit you in anyway shape or form. The more prudent, wise and a blest alternative way to go, is to always have a heart of thankfulness, filled with gratitude, that declares openly to Papa God your sincere thankfulness and great appreciation, to Him. (Ephesians 5:3-4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I would say, that “no” does still mean”no” today! We, The people of God, continue to be strongly admonished, by The LORD, to shun entirely, these types of behaviors, practices and activities, and that, for very good reason, as well as, for our own good! Rather, though, we are to be completely immersed and involved, on a daily basis, in voicing and showing our thankfulness to Papa God! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/12/15- “Love Does No Harm” (Romans 13:10)
Premise Question: Why and how is it, that loving others (my neighbors) satisfies completely, the righteous requirements of God’s law?
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:10 NIV)
Authentic real love will always refuse to enter into or participate in, anything that may be harmful or injurious to another. So, authentic real love is all that God’s law really demands. (Romans 13:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Authentic love is the only real answer to everything in this world! Love expressed; our love for God and then shown towards others. Love experienced; we accept and receive love from God and others. Love expounded, then extended, to create an explosion of evangelism, causing God’s love to be enormously expanded!
Why? Because the only thing that really matters is our faith expressing itself in authentic real love! (Galatians 5:6) How? By loving The LORD God Almighty with all our soul, strength, mind and heart and, by loving others as ourselves! (Luke 10:27) Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/06/15- “What He Said He Would Do, He Did! What He Did, Was Done For All!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/06/15- “What He Said He Would Do, He Did! What He Did, Was Done For All!” (Matthew 28:5-6)
Premise Question: What are we, now, The Company of The Redeemed, supposed to be doing today, with the angelic message that was personally spoken and delivered to the two women, Mary and Mary, who had come to stand vigil, but instead, found the empty tomb?
Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. (Matthew 28:5-6 NLT)
The angel, sitting atop the stone that he had just rolled rolled away from the entrance of the tomb, spoke to the two women, Mary and Mary, who had come to stand vigil, at the tomb of Jesus, “be assured and at peace, for there’s not any reason for you to be frightened or afraid, as I am aware of why you are here and who you are seeking, Jesus, the one who was nailed to the cross, but behold, He is no longer here! He is risen from the dead! He is victorious, as He has overcome death, hell and the grave, in the exact manner and way He declared it would come to pass! Come now and see for yourselves, with your own eyes, the place where they laid His body. He is no longer here!”(Matthew 25:5-6 PDCP)
Bottom Line: All of humankind, whether they are fully aware of it or not, are still today, looking for “The One” who can bring freedom from fear, the assurance of peace, the provision of comfort and real hope, into their everyday lives! We, The Company of The Redeemed, have been urgently tasked, to quickly share this life giving and life sustaining message of Hope, The Blessed Hope, Jesus Christ, personally, with everyone, everywhere! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/05/15-“The Lips Versus The Heart” (Isaiah 29:13)
Premise Question: Why is it, that just giving “lip service,” to The LORD God Almighty, is woefully inadequate and isn’t sufficient enough honor given, in our worship of Him?
And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. (Isaiah 29:13 NLT)
So, this is what The LORD has to say about humankind and their made up traditions and celebrations they love so much, “These people make bold claims and huge declarations, with their mouths they offer up recitations of worship and honor to Me, in a memorized pledge of allegiance, which includes much fanfare, about how they belong to Me, but it is entirely meaningless and worthless lip service, because the words of their mouth are not connected to their hearts, in any meaningful way, shape or form; therefore, I, The LORD, am greatly displeased with these people, for their hearts are far removed from My presence.” (Isaiah 29:13 PDCP)
Bottom Line: When the celebrating, just for the sake of celebration, of our feasts and traditions, becomes the central focus, rather than, the focus being on the central figure and reason for the feasts, traditions and celebrations; we are just giving “lip service,” while participating in a meaningless pompous display of inert apathetic activity and motion, which doesn’t have any real purpose or honor. In order for the words and expressions of praise and worship coming from our mouths, to have any authentic impact and meaning, at all, those words coming out of our mouths must be connected and generated from grateful and thankful hearts, that are in right relationship with The LORD!