Owe no Man.

The bible says to owe no man anything, but to love him. We are to be above the very appearance of evil. Then no one can accuse us of sin. The devil will accuse us of anything, whether it’s true or not. But if we walk uprightly before God and man we will fulfill the plan of God in our lives. The apostle Paul did what God wanted him to do. He was chased, stoned, imprisoned all the way home to Jerusalem. Now being held by the Romans, the religious leaders were still trying to kill him. Paul, being a Roman, appealed to Ceasar. The Roman governor was going to send him to Rome. Although he didn’t find him guilty of anything. This is what God wants from us. That we would be guiltless before man. And to do nothing more than to love each other, as we love ourselves.

Crain Blanchard.

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The Price.

Paul went to Jerusalem. He knew that the religious leaders were going to capture him, after three years of chasing him. God told Paul that he would go before kings and the Roman emperor to preach the gospel. That road wasn’t going to be easy, but it was his choice. So, in Jerusalem, Paul was arrested and almost killed. The Roman soldiers stopped the crowds and took Paul captive. Paul preached the gospel to Jerusalem and crowds took up stones to kill Paul. The Roman captain sent Paul to the Governor Felix. He preached the gospel to Felix. Still Paul was held prisoner. Because he hadn’t preached the gospel to the Roman emperor. Paul was held for 2 years in Israel. All this time Paul could have been released. But knowing the plan of God, he didn’t. Why? Because we are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Crain Blanchard.

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Faith comes by Hearing.

Everything revolves around faith to work. You must believe first before you can do it. It is truth both in the physical and spiritual world. As a man believes, so is he. When you believe, you will overcome obstacles. This is how God made us. Faith is what allows us to enter God’s kingdom. Faith justifies us before God. To come to God, you must first believe that He is, then that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. How do we get this faith? It starts with hope that our life can change. Then we pursue, hoping we will find the answer. Then when we see and hear how a person’s life has change, we can start to believe. Hope is a fragile thing. Without faith, it doesn’t survive. There must be a way that we can get faith? There is a way. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So, read the word of God and believe.

Crain Blanchard.

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The Promise.

Stephen was brought before the sanhedrin because he preached the gospel in the temple. They said explain yourself. Stephen began with Abraham and explained the promise of God. He show how they hadn’t recieve the promise but Abraham obeyed God. And it wasn’t until Moses did they receive the promise from God. He showed how Jesus was the promise from God. And they refused to accept and killed Jesus. When Stephen said this, they were all pierced in their hearts. They took him outside the city and stoned him to death. Stephen looked up as he was dying and received the promise of God. This earth isn’t our promise. Heaven is our destination. That is the promise. It is the promise given to Adam, Abraham, Moses and David. We only walk through this world on our way home. The promise of God is Jesus.

Crain Blanchard.

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Where are the signs and wonders?

As the disciples went about their daily lives, the anointing was so strong that as the passed sick people they were healed. Jesus said that greater things shall you do because I go to my Father. So, where are the signs and wonders? People say they believe and are Christians. Jesus said you will know them by their fruit. So, what does that say about our Christian world? Why is there no unity? In the first century, there was only one church per town. And if you didn’t belong to that church, you were on the outside,where you couldn’t hear the word, would probably be killed by the Roman’s or wouldn’t last as a Christian. The church in the first century were in one mind and one accord. The power of God flowed through them to reach the lost. So, where are the signs and wonders?

Crain Blanchard.

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Lying to the Holy Ghost.

Everyone knows the story of Ananias and Sapphira. They lied to the Holy Ghost and lost their lives. The story is in Acts ch.5. God says lying is equal to the sin of murder. For the devil is the father of all lies. So, what does that have to do with me? What have you promised God and haven’t done it? Worst, what have you vowed and not fulfill? God says anyone who vows a vow and doesn’t fulfill that vow, it is better that person would have never been born. Everyone reading this who is a Christian knows exactly what I am talking about. It’s time to make a decision. Will I serve God or not? God will not force you to serve. It must be from a willing heart. As it says in the book of Revelation, come back to where you began. Start again with a willing heart and fulfill your vows made to God. God is waiting for your answer. There isn’t much time left. Now is the time, today is the day of salvation.

Crain Blanchard

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Why do the Heathen rage?

Peter and John and the disciples were in the temple praying. Peter prayed for the lame man in Jesus name. He was healed. The healed man and the disciples were listening to Peter talk about Jesus in the temple. The religious leaders and soldiers arrested all the disciples and the man. They were held overnight, then the next morning brought before the religious leaders. Peter began to preach Jesus and Him crucified. When Peter finished, the religious leaders couldn’t say anything. Because they knew it was true. But took counsel on how to stop them. For fear of the people, they just threatened them and let them go. Sometimes you have to walk through the valley of the shadow of death to get where you are going. The thing about the gospel is that it rings true in everyone’s heart. Even the devil knows it is true. So, why do the heathen rage?

Crain Blanchard.

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