Saturday
Mar312018

March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 10
Running with Jesus 2015

Acts 26:24 “ At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane."


                 Paul continued sharing His testimony with King Agrippa. Wish I could have been a fly in that room when he told Paul he had gone mad!  But wait, we don't have to go far, just turn on the TV and you can see and hear a host of people who think the same thing about Christians. They think we are shrimps and have become Bible thumping and mental cased people. They think we are old fogeys. They say times have changed and our ways are out of date or we have heard that story a million years about Christ returning!  They say Christianity is only a crutch.
                The world had rather believe we evolved from a tadpole or a boom in the universe. Now it takes a mad man to believe people evolve. If that be so why are we not still evolving?  Any person can see there is a good and evil force living among us. Look closely don't you see wars, death, disease, evil works, murder, lying, stealing, adultery, rape, and so much that could be written. Then there is love, joy, peace, helping, giving and so much more.  So let's look at the names of the forces God and Satan, God is love. He is the giver and sustainer of life. Satan is hate, the robber and destroyer of life. So you tell me, who is insane? Unbelievers, who will one day say why did I not believe!
                 The Bible tells us nature itself teaches us there is a God and man will have no excuse on the Day of Judgment! So wake up blinded man and follow the mad man. He will lead you to Jesus dying on the cross which will take you to heaven.
               

Father, thank You for all the mad men preaching You placed in my life to lead me to You! We pray for the unbelief to be driven from our land. We pray for truth to prevail over evil. Open the eyes of their hearts to understand truth.

Paul almost persuades King Aggrippa tomorrow! Hurry back!

Saturday
Mar312018

March 22, 2018

March 22, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 9
Running with Jesus 2015

Acts 26:13 "O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me."
 

                I can never get enough of Paul's conversion experience.  I think as he tells this King his story he can't get enough either. Can you imagine that light from heaven blinding this man who I feel was strong, forceful, and dominating?  God brought this man who was wise in his own eyes to his knees! He was humbled and helpless depending totally on his soldiers to lead him.
                I tell you when God sheds His light on our sin sick heart we will fall to our knees. I have something to say! If you have not been brought to those knees before a Holy God you better examine your life! When His light hits sin it burns until it consumes us! Are you consumed by God's light?  Paul never got over it and you will not either friend!
   By now you are untangling those Christmas lights you put away last year or driving down the road seeing the neighbors have lit up their houses, our towns are hanging "Christmas" lights not holiday lights. Let those lights be a reminder that Jesus is the Light of the World. He is the light to lead us to God! Every year I ask God to show me something new or refresh Christmas by helping me see things more clear! This year I shall not see a light on a tree without thinking about Paul's testimony! The light changed his life and the same Light wants to change your life today!
 

Father, thank You for the gift of Light, Jesus, who shined in our hearts so we could find You!
   

Spend a moment letting the lights touch your heart this morning! Feel His presence.

Tomorrow: Let’s listen to a mad man!

Saturday
Mar312018

March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 8

Running with Jesus 2015

 

Acts 26:9-10 "I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth   Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them."

   

                Paul continues his defense case to these leaders and gives them his personal testimony. He tells how he did many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth!

                Why are we amazed at this happening in our world today, people living and doing things contrary to Jesus? Leaders trying to do away with Jesus! The Bible tells us that Satan is the prince of the air and has so many reign here. He started the day Jesus was born to do away with Him. When the Magi showed up, he tried to find the King whom they came seeking  to kill Him. When that plan failed Satan ordered all the baby boys be killed and Satan was working through a King!  Our forefathers and all the former Presidents have always promoted Christ and our faith. Our nation was formed to protect our rights to worship Jesus of Nazareth! Oh Satan is at work! Satan is more at work today than ever before doing things contrary to Jesus of Nazareth! He has read the back of the book too! He knows his days are numbered. He is not using new tricks to deceive man. What did he use day one in the garden with man? "Surely you will not die?"  He caused man to doubt God's Word  is true. He's saying today, "Surely there is no God and that is a fairy tale about Jesus of Nazareth!"

                   Paul was sent to speak to the Gentile nations and he is still speaking today saying look at my life!   I got it wrong guys and died taking the truth and writing the truth. "Jesus of Nazareth is the Savior for mankind!"

                 Well, it is your choice, believe Satan's lies and the world system’s lies or believe the truth!  Go ahead and live contrary to Jesus of Nazareth! One day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess He is Lord, Jesus of Nazareth! 

               

Father, open the eyes of people's hearts that they may discern a lie from truth. We know your truth will set us free. Help us share truth as we go out. Help us share Jesus of Nazareth is Your Son sent to die for our sins. Help us to share He is the only reason we have this season!    

 

 Christmas, say it again Christ-must!

 

We will be focusing on light tomorrow see you then!

Saturday
Mar312018

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 7
Running with Jesus 2015


Acts 26:6 “and now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers."

                Paul is giving his defense before the officials. He says he is a Jew and is being judged for sharing the promise of hope given to the Jews, his people.
                  The season is once again upon us, Christmas, time of sharing the hope of the promised Messiah who would be born, live a sinless life, die on the cross for the sin of man, and resurrect to give us eternal life.
                  As I sit and think of Paul I can't help but think of all the people trying to crucify us, as Christians,  for sharing this same promise and hope today. People, look back over the past 239 years, hasn't Christmas and the birth of Christ been proclaimed in this Nation?  What is going wrong now? Unbelief is rampant in our land. I am so sad! The promise of HOPE is as close as your breath and yet you are missing it!
                You can use X's to try to cross Christ out of Christmas, but you can never cross Him out of our hearts! Wake up people one more Christmas is here to warn you before it is too late! Jesus the Promised One came and died for you! If you give one present on Christmas you condemn yourself, because Christmas was started to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus! The Promised One!
               

Thank You, Father, for loving us so much You sent baby Jesus to save our souls and make us whole! Help all who do not believe. Let this Christmas be the first they celebrate with the real message of salvation and peace with You. Man's souls are so restless and searching, help them realize Jesus is what they are looking for. The One You promised in the beginning to undo what  Adam and Eve did bringing sin and death to mankind. Thank You in Jesus name!

Tomorrow: Contrary to the name, Jesus of Nazareth!  See you then and have a blessed day!

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