SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/01/15- “It All Boils Down To This ‘One’ Thing!” (Galatians 5:14)
Premise Question: Given the unambiguous edict and direct command given to us, by The LORD, why do some of us, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, have such a difficult time embracing and putting this one specific command into practice, or do we?
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14 NLT)
So, in order to completely satisfy the entirety of Papa God’s divine law, that was given to Moses, we must allow ourselves to be arrested and captured by this one supreme and direct command, ordered by Papa God Himself; which is, to love our neighbor, having a strong affinity and affection towards them, not isolating, insulating or alienating ourselves from our fellow humankind, but pursuing, developing and having personal connections and individual ties with them, by extending the same love, grace, mercy, compassion, care and real concern, that we want and do extend to ourselves! (Galatians 5:14 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Are there some of us, members of The Company of The Redeemed, that are, in practice, actually loving our fellow humankind, our neighbors, as much and in the same way and manner as we love ourselves? Now, if so, this could pose or present a real problem or issue on a number of different levels, if in fact, we don’t love and respect ourselves very much! So, we should love, respect, honor and treat our fellow humankind, our neighbors, in the same way and manner that Papa God has shown His love, grace, mercy, compassion, care and real concern for all of humankind, and specifically for all those who’ve taken advantage of His overture and free gift of freedom, through The Redeemer, Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ! Wouldn’t it be great if we were really good at doing this ‘one’ thing? What would that look like? What kind of impact would it have and what would it change or cause to be different and transformed? What would really happen to the world around us, if we were able pull it off, by actually making it our ambition, our focus, goal and aim to, with diligence, devotion and earnest effort, intent, inclination and daily practice, do this ‘one’ thing, by giving it our all? We’ve all been given a sacred trust and responsibility, for no one is exempt, because of some mitigating circumstance, situation or event, to fulfill our obligation and duty, to love and be good neighbors to our fellow humankind, in the same way and manner that Papa God has loved and is our good neighbor. Let’s do for others, what He has done for all of humankind, by reaching across time and space and every barrier, including sin, to love and redeem everyone! GRAB-Grace Reaches Across Barriers! Thank The LORD that He did GRAB us, now let’s GRAB others, in love, for Him and His glory! Because it all boils down to this ‘one’ thing! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/30/15- “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: “Papa God’s Law Reveals Our Sin, But His Grace Rules!” (Romans 5:20-21)
Premise Question: Without Papa God’s Law, how would we ever know that we are sinful, and are therefore, hopelessly and desperately lost; and, without Papa God’s redeeming grace, how could we ever possibly know and personally experience, His unfailing love and His magnanimous mercy?
God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21 NLT)
Papa God introduced His righteous law to all of humankind, in order to fully expose sin and it’s overpowering deathly influence and effect it had upon them; both as individuals and humankind on the whole. Seemingly, though, humankind took up the challenge of testing the boundaries of Papa God’s righteous law and His marvelous grace, finding that the more they gave themselves over to the sin within, the more exponentially Papa God’s wonderful grace would greatly increase and abound. So, here is revelation: at one time, sin was able to rule humankind with absolute implicit authority, (with an iron fist) ultimately delivering them to death and eternal damnation; but, everything has changed now, for the paradigm has shifted, whereby, Papa God has introduced His awesome grace to now rule and reign over sin, in our lives, through His Son, Jesus Christ, our LORD and Savior, which now enables us to be restored back into Papa God’s good graces, in order to be in right relationship with Him, so that we can spend eternity with Him in His presence. (Romans 5:20-21 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I just want to simply say…Thank You Papa God, for loving me and all of humankind enough, that You introduced Your Righteous Law to us, making our sin and the impending result of it, painfully obvious to us and then, Thank You Papa God for Your Amazing Grace, Your unfailing love and Your magnanimous mercy shown us, by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy completely, the righteous requirements of Your Law, so consequently now, I and every other member of humankind, have the gracious opportunity afforded us, to escape certain death and damnation and enjoy eternal bliss, in Your Magnificently Glorious Presence! 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…
ATONEMENT-Reconciliation of man back to God through the death of of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, upon The Cross. Reparations of wrongs done, by man’s violation of God’s Law and the complete satisfaction and fulfillment of the righteous requirement of God’s Law all brought to a conclusion through the act of appeasement, by our Savior’s willing sacrificial offering of His life upon The Cross. He, with gladness and joy, took our place!
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 NIV)
He, Jesus, became The Atonement for all mankind, by being pierced for our violations of God’s Law, becoming the propitious expiation (the extinguishing of sin and guilt, through suffering); thereby, clearing a path and making The Way back to God possible by an efficacious appeasement of satisfying completely the righteous requirement of God’s Holy Commands. He was humiliated, defaced, deformed and oppressed grievously, because of our wickedness and sin. He endured a punishment that inflicted excruciating pain, which produced horrible suffering, enduring it all just so He could bring us His peace; (a cessation from all toil, turmoil and strife). The wounds He received in His body, now produces and provides healing in ours. (Isa.53:5 PDCP)