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Are You Looking For A Best Friend ?

Posted by thephotominister on December 11, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wanted a friend who would never turn on you, especially when you are in trouble ?  If you just receive Jesus into your heart, you will have such a friend. Jesus is the best friend you could ever have. ( Deuteronomy 31:8 ) How many friends do you have that would lay down their life for you ?  You have one, because Jesus already did. That is the greatest act of love that there is. ( John 15:13 ) God's love for you isn't based on how well you perform. He loves you because of who you are, not because of what you do. And His love will never change. ( Hebrew 13:8 )

The Benefits of Jesus Being Your Friend: 

1. Jesus wants to guide you through life. ( Proverbs 3:5-6 & Psalm 37:23 ) 

2. Jesus wants to protect you. ( Psalms 91:11-12, 34:7 )

3. Jesus wants to meet all your needs. ( Phillipians 4:19 & Psalm 34:9 ) 

4. Jesus wants to take away all your fears. ( Hebrews 13:6, 2Timothy 1:7 & 1John 4:18 )

5. Jesus wants to place peace in your heart. Jesus said: ( John 14:27, Isaiah 26:3 & Philipians 4:7 ) 

6. Jesus wants to give you joy. ( Psalm 16:11 & John 15:11 ) 

Now That's A True Friend. 

These are just a few of the wonderful things your best friend wants to do for you. And the best part is, He will never forsake you, especially during your time of need. But for Jesus to be your best friend, you must first be born again into God's family. ( John 3:16 ) If you like to accept Jesus just pray: 

Dear Lord Jesus,

                                  I'm a sinner. I know I deserve to go to hell, but I believe that You died on the cross to pay the price for my sins. I accept You as my personal Savior. I ask You to please come into my heart. Please forgive all my sins and save me right now. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen.

Religion or Christ?

Posted by thephotominister on July 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Society today has fallen for one of Satan's biggest deception. Many people believe that religion & christianity are the same & that it doesn't matter what religion they fallow because it all leads to heaven. But the Bible says different: Religion is people working at following a bunch of man-made rules in hopes of doing enough good works to earn their way into heaven. True christianity is people being born again into God's family by receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior. ( John 3:16 ), The following four questions can be answer only through the Bible & not man or religion: 

1. Religion or Christ? ( Ezekiel 33:30-33, Isaiah 29:13, Titus 1:9-16, Galatians 1:11-14, James 1:22-27, 1Corinthians 12:12 )

2. What the Bible says on adding & subtracting from it & warnings on deception? ( Deuteronomy 4:2, Psalms 12:6-7, Proverbs 30:5-6 & 16:25,   Matthew 7:15-23 & 24:4-5, 2Corinthians 11:4;12-15, Colossians 2:8-9;18, Galatians 1:8-9, 1Timothy 4:1-2, 1John 4:1-6,  2John 7-9,  Revelation 22:18-19 )

3. How to find the truth teachings & assurance in the Bible? ( John 3:16, 10:27-29, 14:15-18, 16:13-15, 17:13-19, Colossians 2:20-23, 2Timothy 1:9-14 & 2:14-19,  1John 5:12-13 ) 

4. How to truly receive Christ? ( John 1:12, 3:16, 10:9,  Romans 10:13,  Revelation 3:20 )

Now to receive Christ in your life, you need to do four things:

1. ADMIT - "I' am a sinner."

2. REPENT - Turn from your sins.

3. BELIEVE - That Jesus died on the cross for you.

4. RECEIVE - Through prayer, let Jesus Christ into your heart & life. 

What to pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I' am a sinner & need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn away from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart & life. I want to trust & fallow You as Lord & Savior. In Jesus name, Amen.

False Worship & Prophets

Posted by thephotominister on June 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Worship of any object, person, or entity other than the one true God is consider improper and inappropriate behavior toward the worship of the true God. A person consulting a ghost or spirit of the dead, especially for information about the future is also consider false worship. ( Deuteronomy 18:11, Leviticus 20:6 ) A person who spreads false messages and teachings while claiming to speak God's words is a false prophet. ( Jeremiah 14:14, Jeremiah 23:21-33, Zechariah 10:2 ). Jesus Christ taught about the marks of a false prophet and the consequences of being one ( Matthew 7:15-23 ). The ultimate punishment appears in ( Revelation 19:20 & 20:10 ) the false prophet, the beast, and satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone and be tormented forever. ( Isaiah 44:25, Matthew 24:11 & 24, Mark 13:22, Luke 6:26, Acts 13:6, Revelation 16:13 )

Salvation

Posted by thephotominister on May 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Salvation is a free gift from God that rescues the believer from sin and its consequences, renews the believer to a holy life, and restores the believer to a right relationship with God for all eternity. Salvation is necessarry because of the fall of man. Salvation was provided by Grace alone through repentance and through Faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus substitutionary death on the cross is the key element of salvation. ( John 3:16, John 1:12, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23 ) The concept of salvation spans both testaments of the Bible ( Psalm79:9, Proverbs 16:6 ), everywhere pointing to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. All are invited to find refuge in the atonement of Christ ( Luke 14:16-17 ). All of mankind are not only invited but commanded to believe the Gospel ( Acts 17:30-31 ). Those who are redeemed are saved from God's judgement because they are united to Christ through Faith ( Ephesians 1:7 ). On the final day of judgement, those who are not " in Christ " will bear the eternal penalty for their own sins ( 2 Corinthians 5:10 ) and for the dread transgression of rejecting God's word in Christ ( John 3:19, Hebrews 10 :29 ).

The Trinity

Posted by thephotominister on May 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Although the word " Trinity " is not found in the Bible, theologians have employed it to do justice to the biblical teaching that God is not only one in nature, but also three in person. As one follows the self-revelation of God in redemptive history, we discover not only the oneness of God ( Deut. 6:4-5, Isaiah 44:6 ), but also the affirmation that the Father is God ( John 20:17 ), the Son is God ( John 1:1, 14, Romans 9:5, Colossians 2:9 ), and the Holy Spirit is God ( Genesis 1:2, Acts 5:3-4, 1Corinthians 3:16 ). The following four statements summarize the truths about the Trinity: 1. God is one. , 2. God has three distinct ways of being in the redemptive event. God the Father imparts Himself to mankind through Son and Spirit without ceasing to be Himself. , 3. The primary way of understanding the concept of the Trinity is through the three fold participation in Salvation. Salvation involves the definitive presence of the Father in the person of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. , 4. The doctrine of the Trinity is a absolute mystery. It is primarily known, not through speculation, but through experiencing the act of grace through personal faith.

The Holy Spirit

Posted by thephotominister on April 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity through whom God acts, reveals His will, empowers individuals, and discloses His personal presence in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is equal to the other two in position and power. He shares all the attributes of the Godhead: He is eternal, having neither beginning nor end ( Hebrews 9:14 ), omnipotent, having all power ( Luke 1:35 ), omnipresent, being everywhere present at the same time ( Psalms 139:7 ) and omniscient, or all knowing ( 1Corinthians 2:10-11 ). He possesses all the characteristics of personality. He is not an "it" ( Romans 8:16,26 ). The Holy Spirit has intellect, emotions, and will. He speaks ( Acts 13:2 ), intercedes ( Romans 8:26 ), testifies ( John 15:26 ), guides ( John 16:13 ), commands ( Acts 20:28 ), leads ( Romans 8:14 ), and reproves and convicts of sin ( John 16:8 ), He can be lied to and tested ( Acts 5:3-4,9 ), resisted ( Acts 7:51 ), grieved ( Ephesians 4:30 ), and blasphemed ( Matthews 12:31 ).

Jesus and His Names

Posted by thephotominister on April 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The name " Jesus " comes from the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning " Yahweh Saves " or " Salvation is from Yahweh " ( Matthew 1:21 ). Christ is the Greek term for " anointed," equivalent to the Hebrew word Messiah. Christianity affirms that Jesus is the only way to God ( John 14:6, Acts 4:12 ). The Term " Son of God " is use to express the deity of Jesus as the one and only Son of God. Jesus conceived of His divine sonship as unique, as indicated by such assertions as " I and my Father are One " ( John 10:30 ) and " the Father is in Me, and I in Him " ( John 10:38 ). At Jesus baptism and transfiguration, God the Father identified Jesus as His son ( Luke 9:35 ). The term " Son of God " is closely associated with Jesus royal position as Messiah. When Jesus used the term " Son of Man " in the context of His ministry, the references usually illustrated His lowly estate, the glorious Lord who humbled Himself  to become human. God becoming human is the union of divinity and humanity in Jesus of Nazareth. God, in one of the modes of His existance as Trinity and without in any way ceasing to be the one God, has revealed Himself to humanity for its Salvation by becoming human. Jesus, the man is the incarnate word or son of God, the focus of the God - human encounter. As the God - Man, He mediates God to humans, as the Man - God, He represents humans to God. By faith - union with Him, men and women, as adopted children of God, participate in His filial relation to God as Father. Jesus became one of us, yet He was distinct from us. Only Jesus is Son of Man and Son of God united in one person. In ( Matthew 16:13-17 ) Jesus asked the disciples, " whom do men say that I the Son of Man am ? " Simon Peter answered, " Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."

God & His Names

Posted by thephotominister on April 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

God is the personal Creator and Lord of the universe, the Redeemer of his people, the ultimate author and principal subject of the scriptures, and the object of the church's confession, worship and service. YAHWEH is God's name that He revealed to Moses ( Exodus 3:15 ). It is mention over 6,000 times in the Old Testament. In ancient times the written Hebrew language did not include vowels. Only the consonants were used, so this name appeared as YHWH. Reverence for the devine name led to the practice of avoiding its use lest one run afoul of commandments such as in  ( Exodus 20:7 or Leviticus 24:16 ). Lord is another title of God. YAHWEH is the name of God most frequently used in the Hebrew scriptures. This word or title is commonly represented by Lord in English translations of the Bible. The meaning of Lord is, one who has power or authority. Adonai is another important name or title for God as Lord in the Old Testament. It derives from the Hebrew term adon, an early word denoting ownership, hence, absolute control. It is applied to God as the owner and governor of the whole Earth ( Psalm 114:7 ). Another way God identified or described Himself to Moses is " I AM," ( Exodus 3:13-14 ). Jesus spoke the same phrase, claiming equality with God ( John 8:58 ). The root idea behind this name is uncreated existence. When it is said that God's name is " I AM," more than simple existence is affirmed. He is in a sense in which no other being is. He is, and the cause of his being is in himself. He is because He is. This name affirms God's Lordship over His people   ( Exodus 34:23 ), as well as his power over the whole creation ( Joshua 3:13 ). By this name God vows His superiority over all other gods                 ( Deuteronomy 10:17, Psalm 96:5 ).

Studying The Bible

Posted by thephotominister on April 5, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

One way to study the Bible is with specific questions in mind, for example, questions about doctrine, history, or moral and spiritual guidance. The Bible should be studied not to support our belief but to determine it. One of the most popular reasons people study the Bible is to learn about the historical events its records, especially concerning Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul. It must be remembered, that understanding what happened is not the same as understanding its full meaning. A clear example is the empty tomb. Jesus enemies did not deny the fact, but gave a different interpretation: they said that Jesus body had been stolen. But the empty tomb combined with the appearance of the risen Christ means that Jesus conquered death and raised triumphantly from the grave. People also study the Bible for moral and spiritual guidance. All that is necessary for Salvation and Christian living is clearly set forth in the scriptures. One does not need to be a scholar or pastor to understand it. We should remember how commands relate to grace. Just as the Ten Commandments ( Exodus 20 ) followed the deliverance from Egypt ( Exodus Chapter 1 through Chapter 19 ), so the ethical teachings are addressed to people who are recipients of God's grace and Salvation. We are saved by grace through faith for good works ( Ephesians 2:8-10 ). We love God because He first loved us ( 1John 4:19 ). Another principle is that we should pay most attention to those teachings that Jesus and the inspired writers emphasized. The command to love God with all one's heart, soul, and mind and one's neighbor as oneself is the essence of biblical morality ( Leviticus 19:18, Deuteronomy 6:5, Joshua 22:5, Mark 12:28-31, John 15:12, and Romans 13:8-10 ).

Why read the Bible ?

Posted by thephotominister on April 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good the desing, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at judgement, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who triffle with its scared contents.


key verses


1. God Loves You - John 3:16, Romans 5:8

2. All Are Sinners - Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10

3. One Way - Romans 6:23, John 1:12

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New Life Through The Resurrection ( Romans 6:3-9 )

Posted by thephotominister on March 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

3 -  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death ?

4 -  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father, 

      even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 -  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 

6 -  Knowing this, that  our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 

7 -  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8 -  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 

9 -  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.


As we can see in this beautiful passage, the apostle Paul reminds us on how our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wash our dirty burden ( sin ) away, by pouring His precious blood at the cross for all of us and then defeating death so we can be redeem. Hope this little passage brings a joy and delight to you all like it has to us, thank you again for taking time to read this blog dedicated to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless You All. 


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