Tag Archive | gospel

Persuaded

So, having obtained help from God, I (Paul) stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place; that the Christ was to suffer, and that by reason of His resurrection from the dead He would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”
Acts 26:22‭-‬23‭ NASB

Agrippa replied to Paul, “In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian.” And Paul said, “I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains.”
Acts 26:28‭-‬29 NASB

🌹God, You announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that Jesus Christ would suffer. Jesus, You are the fulfillment of this and the resurrection promise. All the prophets proclaimed that through Your name, — Jesus, the name above all names — everyone who believes receives forgiveness of sins. God, I pray for the unbelieving in whose case the god of this world has blinded their minds. I pray that they will see the light of the gospel of Your glory — Jesus — in whom is the image of God. God I pray for souls to be won for Your glory. I pray that neither they nor I take lightly this gift of grace as King Agrippa did. I pray for all who I have opportunity to share with that they will be persuaded to become a Christian when they know You personally as Savior and Lord. Amen.
Acts 3:18/Acts 10:43/2 Corinthians 4:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Is My Lamp Still Lit?

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
John 8:12 NASB

Do you have have the Light of Life, Jesus Christ?

Jesus, I no longer want to walk in darkness, I surrender my life to follow You, the Light of my life. Amen.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14‭-‬16 NASB


Jesus, You have made Your own a light in  this world. Let my life shine in this world in such a way that others may see the true Light and glorify the Father in heaven. For Your glory I ask, amen.

“Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Luke 8:16 NASB

Lord God, may I shine the light of salvation to everyone I come in contact with. When my light flickers from fear, embolden me Lord that I may shine even brighter with the light of the gospel so others may know the true Light, Jesus Christ. For Your glory, amen!!

🌹My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
John 15:8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Freely Given

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
John 10:11‭, ‬18 NASB

Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions (= 6000 troops) of angels?
Matthew 26:53 NASB

Lord Jesus, I am astounded, bewildered, overwhelmed by your sacrifice for me. To know that at any time You could have put a halt to this senseless crime against You. But it wasn’t senseless to You. There was and still is a purpose in Your going to the cross. Jesus,  burden my heart for the lost and may I follow in Your footsteps to surrender my will for the sake of the gospel – the salvation of the lost. I will take up my cross and follow You for the sake of the gospel and for Your namesake to the triumphant end. In Your glorious name I pray, amen.

🌹Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Prophesy

So a young man ran and told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my Lord, restrain them.” But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!”
Numbers 11:27‭-‬29 NASB

What a blessing to be living the New Testament side of Jesus. We have the privilege of the Lord’s “Spirit upon us”. Upon confession of Jesus Christ:

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4 NASB

With the Holy Spirit in us we can proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ under His guidance through our belief and surrender to His will.

🌹Can you just imagine what a difference we can make in the world by succumbing to the Spirit that resides in us? Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Prophesy:
to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

❤Happy Valentine’s Day ❤

for God is love.
1 John 4:8b NASB

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10 NASB

God loves you. He desires your soul. The Father longs to save you from the punishment of sin and preserve your life eternally. Won’t you seek Him?

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
John 3:16‭-‬21 NASB

🌹The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB
But don’t wait. Call on Him now.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Bond-Servant

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant (an owned slave) of Christ.
Galatians 1:10 NASB

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:15 NASB

🌹but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Proclaim

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
1 Peter 2:9 NASB

🌹Are we living up to our chosen calling as God’s own possession? To “proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;“?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 

Shake This World Up!

And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:31 NASB

🌹Pray the Holy Spirit’s guidance over you for opportunities to speak the word of God with boldness. Let’s shake this world up!

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Jesus Always Took Time

When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida. But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
Luke 9:10‭-‬11 NASB

Jesus always finds time for people. Taking His disciples He sought to withdraw with them.  .  . BUT “the crowds… followed Him”. Did you notice Jesus’s response? He welcomed them and then took the opportunity to tell them about the kingdom of God.

How often do we want to get away? Away from the neighbor who wants to chit chat when you have so much to do, if you ever make it through the front door. Or the hairdresser who talks with her hands so this quick haircut turns out to be longer than you planned. We are always on the run. Go, go, go.

🌹How many missed opportunities have we passed by, ignored, set aside, to share the gospel? To speak of the kingdom of God?

Continually Seeking Him, 


Sharon 

The Gospel

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2:5‭-‬6 NASB

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6 NASB

and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:15 NASB

🌹There is but one God, our Father, for whom we exist. There is one Lord,  Jesus Christ, our mediator between God and us. We exist through Jesus. By the ransom of His life at the perfect time we are blessed to receive the kingdom of God.
If you are not seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness, it is time for repentance and belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon