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DAYS OF PRAISE

 May 30, 2013

That I May Know Him

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” (Philippians 3:10)

Paul deeply desired to know Christ in an intimate fashion–to experience an even deeper relationship. In our text, he lists three things which will also be known if we know Christ.The power of His resurrection: The victory of Christ over sin and death exhibited His great power. Paul not only longed for an ultimate resurrected body, “if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead” (v. 11), but he longed for the power over sin as well “to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:11). The fellowship of His sufferings: Paul’s desire to know Christ was so great he was willing, if need be, to suffer as He suffered. And, indeed, Paul did suffer in many ways (as seen in 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 and elsewhere). “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” (1 Peter 2:21). “If so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:17).Being made conformable to His death: Paul was willing to die as Christ died and soon did die a martyr’s death, beheaded in a Roman prison. But that is not in view here. Rather, he wanted to be like Christ in His death, gaining complete victory over all sin. “For he that is dead is freed from sin” (Romans 6:7).

To know Christ in this way, to be conformed to Him as Paul desired, primarily demands developing the servant’s heart and selfless humility that took Christ to the cross (Philippians 2:5-8) to make it possible for us to know Him. JDM

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The Faithful Saying

“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13) More…

At God’s Good Pleasure

“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3) More…

Christian Freedom

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) More…

What Is Sin?

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DAYS OF PRAISE -All Things New

January 1, 2013

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5)

 The coming of a new year is a good time to consider that glorious time to come when Christ will make everything new again. In the present age, all things “shall wax old as doth a garment” (Hebrews 1:11) under the bondage of the universal law of decay and death; indeed “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:22).

 “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). There, in the “new Jerusalem,” we shall each have “a new name” and sing “a new song” (Revelation 21:2; 2:17; 5:9). We shall have new bodies, “fashioned like unto his glorious body” (Philippians 3:21), and a new dwelling place, prepared by Christ Himself among the “many mansions” in His “Father’s house” (John 14:2).

 And all the old and dying things will be completely and forever gone. “There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4). “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35:10).

 What a “Happy New Year” that will be! In the meantime, we have His “new covenant” and have each been made “a new creature” in Christ (Hebrews 12:24; Galatians 6:15). Since all His words “are true and faithful,” we know His promises are sure. Therefore, already, “old things are passed away; behold all things are become new” through faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). HMM

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DAYS OF PRAISE

December 25, 2012
Thanks for the Greatest Gift “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

 We who have known and sought to follow the Lord for many years have received many, many blessings for which to thank Him. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits” (Psalm 68:19), we can pray again and again.

 But there is one blessing which is so great that it cannot even be put into words–it is unspeakable! That gift is so great that when we try to comprehend it, the sense of awe and gratitude becomes so overwhelming (or at least should become so overwhelming) that our joy is also unspeakable–indescribable! That gift, of course, is the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Savior, “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, . . . ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).

 It is significant that the Greek word translated “unspeakable” occurs only these two times in the entire New Testament. God’s unspeakable gift to us produces unspeakable joy in us. We who deserve nothing but eternal separation from God in hell, instead will enjoy eternal life with God in heaven, and all because of that amazing and truly inexpressible gift!

 To think that the mighty Creator, God the Son, would not only humble Himself to become His own creature, man, but then also suffer the unimaginable agony of the cross and separation from God the Father in order to deliver us from the just penalty of sin! This act speaks of such love and grace that all we can do is whisper softly, “Thank you, Lord, for this unspeakable gift,” and then shout it over and over again in our hearts wherever we go, and share its unspeakable joy and blessing with whomever will listen to its message. “The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad” (Psalm 126:3). Thank you, Lord! HMM

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS



This will certainly be an encouragement to you.

When in sorrow …………………………………………………………….call John 14
When men fail you ……………………………………………….call Psalms 27
If you want to be faithful ……………………………………………..call John 15
When you have sinned…………………………………………………..call Psalms 51
Whenyou worry ………………………………………………..call Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger ……………………………………………call Psalms 91
When God seems far away ………………………………………..call Psalms 139
When your faith needs stirring ……………………………………..call Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and fearful ………………………………………call Psalms 23
When you grow bitter and critical …………………………….call I Corinthians 13
For Paul’s secret to happiness …………………………….call Colossians 3:12-17
For understanding of Christianity……………………..call II Corinthians 5:15-19
When you feel down and out .………………………………call Romans 8:31-39
When you want peace and rest……………………………call Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than God ………………………….call Psalms 90
When you want Christian Assurance …………………………call Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or travel ………………………call Psalms 121
When your Prayers grow narrow or selfish ………………………call Psalms 67
For a great invention/opportunity …………………………………..call Isaiah 55
When you want courage for a task …………………………………….call Joshua 1
For how to get along with your fellow man ………………………call Romans 12
When you think of investments and returns …………………………call Mark 10
If you are depressed ……………………………………………………..call Psalms 27
If your pocketbook/wallet is empty ..………………………………..call Psalms 37
If you are losing confidence in people ……………………..call I Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind ………………………………………………………call John 15
If you are discouraged about your work ………………………….call Psalms 126
If you find the world growing small & yourself great ……………call Psalms 19

Alternate Numbers:
For dealing with fear ………………………………………………..call Psalms 34:7
For security ……………………………………………………………call Psalms 121:3
For assurance ………………………………………………………….call Mark 8:35
For reassurance ………………………………………………….call Psalms 145:18

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Put your name at the start of each sentence:

is able – Philippians 4:13

is abounding in grace 2 Corinthians 9:8

is abounding in hope – Romans 15:4, 13

is Abraham’s offspring – Galatians 3:29

is abundant – John 10:10

is accepted – Ephesians 1:6

has access – Ephesians 2:18

is adequate – 2 Corinthians 3:5

is adopted – Ephesians 1:5

is alive – Ephesians 2:4-5

is an ambassador for Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:20

is anointed – 1 John 2:20

is anxious for nothing – Philippians 4:6

is the apple of His eye – Zechariah 2:8

is appointed by God – John 15:16

is the aroma of Christ – 2 Corinthians 2:15

is not ashamed – 2 Timothy 1:12

is assured of reward – 1 Corinthians 15:58

is assured of success – Proverbs 16:3

has authority over the devil – Luke 9:1

is baptized into Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:15

is beautiful – Psalm 149:4

is becoming a mature person – Ephesians 4:13

is becoming conformed to Christ – Romans 8:29

is a believer – Romans 10:9

belongs to God – John 17:9

is betrothed – Hosea 2:19-20

is blameless – 1 Corinthians 1:8

is blessed – Ephesians 1:3

is blood bought – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

is bold – Proverbs 28:1

is a bondservant – Psalm 116:16

is born of God – 1 John 5:18

is born again – 1 Peter 1:23

is bought with a price – 1 Corinthians 6:20

is a branch of the True Vine – John 15:5

is His bride – Isaiah 54:5

is His brother – Hebrews 2:11

is brought near – Ephesians 2:13

is built up – 1 Peter 2:5

is buried with Christ – Romans 6:4

is called – 1 Peter 5:10

is calm – Philippians 4:6

is cared for – 1 Peter 5:7

is carried – Exodus 19:4

is changed – 1 Samuel 10:6

is a child of God – John 1:12

is cherished – Ephesians 5:29

is chosen – 1 Peter 2:9

is circumcised spiritually – Colossians 2:11

is a citizen of heaven – Philippians 3:20

is clay in the potter’s hand – Jeremiah 18:6

is clean – Ezekiel 36:25; John 15:3

is cleansed – 1 John 1:7,9

is clothed with Christ – Galatians 3:27

is a co-heir with Christ – Romans 8:17

is given His Holy Spirit – 2 Corinthians 1:22

is glorified with Him – 2 Thessalonians 2:14

is God’s child – John 1:12

is God’s gift to Christ – John 17:24

knows God is for me – Romans 8:31

is gracious – Proverbs 22:11

is granted grace in Christ Jesus – Romans 5:17,20

is guarded by God – 2 Timothy 1:12

is guarded by God’s peace – Philippians 4:7

is guaranteed – Ephesians 1:13-14

is guided – Psalm 48:14

is guiltless – Romans 8:1

is the head – Deuteronomy 28:13

is healed – 1 Peter 2:24

is healthy – Deuteronomy 7:15

is an heir of God – Titus 3:7

is helped by Him – Isaiah 44:2

is hidden with Christ in God – Colossians 3:3

is His – Isaiah 43:1

is His handiwork – Ephesians 2:10

is holy – Ephesians 1:4

is honoured – 2 Timothy 2:21

is humble -Philippians 2:24

is the image of God – Genesis 1:27

is the image and glory of God – 1 Corinthians 11:7

is an imitator of God – Ephesians 5:1

is in Christ Jesus – 1 Corinthians 1:30

is included – Ephesians 1:13

is indestructible – John 6:51

is indwelt by Christ Jesus – John 14:20

is indwelt by His Spirit – Romans 8:11

is inscribed on His palms – Isaiah 49:16

is inseparable from His love – Romans 8:35

is an instrument of righteousness – Romans 6:13

is joyful – Philippians 4:4

is justified – Acts 13:39

is kept – Isaiah 38:17

is in a Kingdom of priests – Revelation 1:6

is a king’s kid – Psalm 44:4

knows all things work together for good – Romans 8:28

knows in Whom he believes – 2 Timothy 1:12

is known – 2 Timothy 2:19

lacks no wisdom – James 1:5

is lavished with riches of His grace – Ephesians 1:7-8

is led in Christ’s triumph – 2 Corinthians 2:14

is liberated – Romans 6:23

has life abundant – 1 John 4:9; John 10:10

has life and peace in the Spirit – Romans 8:6

has light – John 8:12

is a light in a dark place – Acts 13:47

has life flowing through me – John 7:38

is like a watered garden – Isaiah 58:11

is a living stone in a spiritual house – 1 Peter 2:5

is the Lord’s – Isaiah 44:5

is loved – John 3:16

is loved constantly, unconditionally – Isaiah 43:4

has received an unshakable Kingdom – Hebrews 12:28

is reconciled to God – Romans 5:10

is redeemed – Galatians 3:13

is refined – Isaiah 48:10

is reigning with Him – Romans 5:17

is rejoicing – Romans 5:2-3

is renewed – 2 Corinthians 4:16

is His representative – Matthew 5:16

is rescued – Colossians 1:13

has rest provided – Matthew 11:28-30

is rewarded by God – Isaiah 49:4

is rich – 2 Corinthians 8:9

is righteous – Ephesians 4:22

is rooted and built up in Him – Colossians 2:7

is royalty – Romans 5:17; 8:16-17

is a royal priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9

is safe – Psalm 4:8

is a saint of God – Psalm 34:9

is the salt of the earth – Matthew 5:13

is sanctified – 1 Corinthians 6:11

is satisfied – Jeremiah 31:14

is saved – Ephesians 2:8

is sealed by God with His Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13

is seated with Him – Ephesians 2:6

is secure – Deuteronomy 33:12

is sent – John 20:21

is set free – John 8:31-32,36

is sharing Christ’s inheritance – Romans 8:17

is sharing His glory – John 17:22,24

is His sheep – Psalm 23:1

is sheltered – Psalm 91:1

is shielded – Psalm 91:4

is a slave to righteousness – Romans 6:18

is His soldier – 2 Timothy 2:3-4

is a son of God – Romans 8:14

is stable – Isaiah 33:6

is standing in His grace – Romans 5:2

is standing firm in Christ – 2 Corinthians 1:21

has my steps established by the Lord – Psalm 37:23

is strengthened in Him – Ephesians 3:16

is strong in the Lord – 1 Corinthians 1:8

is amply supplied – Philippians 4:18

is sustained from birth – Psalm 71:6

is a temple – 1 Corinthians 3:16

is thought about – Psalm 139:17-18

is transferred into His Kingdom – Colossians 1:13

is transformed – 2 Corinthians 3:18

is treasured – Psalm 83:3

is triumphant – 2 Corinthians 2:14

is unafraid – Isaiah 44:2; 51:12

is understood – Ephesians 1:8

is united with Christ – Romans 6:5

is upheld – Psalm 37:17

is upright – Psalm 7:10

is unblemished – Colossians 1:22

has understanding – 2 Timothy 2:7

is useful for His glory – Isaiah 43:7

is crucified with Him – Galatians 2:20

is dead in Christ – Romans 6:4

is dead to sin – Romans 6:11

is a delight – Psalm 147:11

is delighted in – Isaiah 42:1

is delivered – Psalm 107:6

is desired – Psalm 45:11

is determined – Philippians 4:13

is a disciple – John 8:31-32

is disciplined – Hebrews 12:5-11

is drawing near with confidence – Hebrews 4:16

is empowered to obey – Philippians 2:13

is encouraged – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

is enlightened – Ephesians 1:18

is enriched in everything – 1 Corinthians 1:5

is equipped – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

is established -Deuteronomy 28:9

has eternal life – John 3:36

has every good thing – Philemon 6

is exalted at His right hand – Acts 2:34-35

is faithful – Revelation 17:14

is family – Psalm 68:5

is far from oppression – Isaiah 54:14

is favoured – Job 10:12

is a fellow citizen with the saints – Ephesians 2:19

is a fellow worker – Colossians 4:11

is filled – Acts 2:4

is filled to the fullness of God – Colossians 2:9- 10

is filled with the fruit of righteousness – Philippians 1:11

is filled with the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23

is filled with the knowledge of His will – Colossians 1:9

is filled with joy – John 17:13

is a finished product -in progress – Philippians 1:6

is a first fruit – Romans 8:23

is forgiven – Ephesians 1:7

is formed in the womb by God – Jeremiah 1:5

was lost, but now is found – Luke 19:10

is a fragrance – 1 Corinthians 1:15-16

is free – John 8:36

is freely given all things – Romans 8:32

is gifted – Romans 12:6

is given His magnificent promises – 2 Peter 1:3-4

is loyal – Psalm 86:2

is made by Him – Psalm 100:3

is a magnifier of God – Psalm 69:30

is marked – Ephesians 1:13

is a member of His body – Ephesians 5:30

is might in God – Luke 10:19

has the mind of Christ – 1 Corinthians 2:16

is a minister – 2 Corinthians 3:6

is a minister of reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

is a mountain mover – Mark 11:22-23

is named – Isaiah 43:1

is near to God – Ephesians 2:13

is never forsaken – Hebrews 13:5

is new – Ephesians 4:24

is new born – 1 Peter 2:2

is a new creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17

has new life – Romans 6:4

is part of a new race – 1 Peter 2:9

is not condemned – Romans 8:1

is no longer a slave to sin – Romans 6:6

has not been given a spirit of fear – 1 Timothy 1:7

is obedient – Isaiah 1:19

is an object of mercy – Romans 9:23

is obtained an inheritance – Ephesians 1:11

is of God’s household – Ephesians 2:19

is on the winning side – Colossians 2:15

is one with Him – John 17:23-24

is an overcomer – 1 John 5:4-5

is pardoned – Jeremiah 33:8

is a partaker of Christ – Hebrews 3:14

is a partaker of the Holy Spirit – Hebrews 6:4

is a partaker of grace – Philippians 1:7

is a partaker of the promise in Christ – Ephesians 3:6

has passed from death to life – John 5:24

is patient – James 5:8

has peace – Philippians 4:7

is one of the people of God – 1 Peter 2:9

is being perfected – 1 Peter 5:10

is pleasing to God – Psalm 149:4

is God’s own possession – Titus 2:14

is possessor of all things – 1 Corinthians 3:21-23

has the power of God behind me – Philippians 3:21

has power – Acts 1:8

has power over the devil – Luke 9:1

is predestined – Ephesians 1:11

is prepared beforehand for glory – Romans 9:23

is prosperous – Psalm 1:3

is protected – Psalm 91:14

is provided for – Matthew 6:33

is purchased – Revelation 5:9

is purposeful – Psalm 138:8

is qualified – Colossians 1:12

is raised up with Christ – Ephesians 2:6

is ransomed with Him – Isaiah 35:10

is rare – Proverbs 20:15

has received mercy – 1 Peter 2:10

is valuable – Luke 12:24

lives in victory – 1 Corinthians 15:57

is walking in His light – 1 John 1:7

is a warrior – 2 Corinthians 10:4

is washed – Titus 3:5

is watching for His return – Luke 12:37

is weak, then is strong – 2 Corinthians 12:10

is in a wealthy place – Psalm 66:12

is welcome – Luke 11:9

is being made whole – Mark 5:34

puts on the whole armour of God – Ephesians 6:11

is wise – Proverbs 2:6

is His witness – Acts 1:8

is His workmanship – Ephesians 2:10

is not of this world – John 17:14

is His worshipper – Psalm 95:6

is worthy – Revelation 3:4

is yielded to God – Romans 6:13

is yoked with Jesus – Matthew 11:29

is heaven bound, guaranteed. – I Peter 1: 4

Never let the enemy tell you that you are worthless or insignificant.

You have value in the eyes of God so great that it was worth dying for.

You are a blessing to the world.

When satan tempts you, tell him what God says about you. When he

reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.                                     

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