It's 2013 and our theme this year is You Will See The Unseen. We've been hard at work bringing every area of VCH to the next level – in our Bible School, INVASION events, and more. Stay tuned for more updates!
And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Mark 8:34 ASV)
Whoever loses his life for me (Jesus) and for the Gospel (G
od’s good news of love and rescue and real relationship) will save his life. What good is it to gain stuff and loose purpose, the real purpose and that is to know God and make Him known. What good is it to gain the world – only self gradification, having it your way and not God’s. It will cost you your soul – your mind – your will – your emotions. Question? Is having it your way, receiving the credit, glory, is that worth your soul? Your marraige? Your true peace? Being right- but losing in the end. Blaming the other “guy” instead of looking at yourself through the mirror of the Word of God.
I want to deny myself and keep taking up the cross. It’s weight on me reminds me to die to self. Jesus’s goal on earth was to do the will of the Father, what God wanted. If I lose my life for Jesus and the Gospel….I WILL SAVE MY LIFE. It’s about the eternal not the temporal that I live for. So I will take up my cross today again. The prize out weighs the price!
Psalm 67:1-7 NASB
“God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us- Selah. That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. Let t
he nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah. Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us. God blesses us, That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.”
Salmos 67:1-7 NVI
“Dios nos tenga compasión y nos bendiga; Dios haga resplandecer su rostro sobre nosotros, *Selah para que se conozcan en la tierra sus *caminos, y entre todas las naciones su *salvación. Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos; que todos los pueblos te alaben. Alégrense y canten con júbilo las naciones, porque tú las gobiernas con rectitud; ¡tú guías a las naciones de la tierra! Selah Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos; que todos los pueblos te alaben. La tierra dará entonces su fruto, y Dios, nuestro Dios, nos bendecirá. Dios nos bendecirá, y le temerán todos los confines de la tierra.”
“For the waywardness ( following ones own knowledge) will kill them and complacency (self satisfaction) of fools (person lacking judgement) will destroy them; BUT….whoever listens (pays attention) to me (God) will live (continue to live) in safe
ty and be at ease, without fear of HARM.”(physical or mental damage) Proverbs 1:33
This is how we live in safety. Each and everyday, God is our safety!
Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, (Titus
Knowledge= Webster dictionary – somthing gained by experience.
We experience truth when we experience Jesus, not religion when we experience Jesus we experience LIFE and He helps us live godly. As we experience Jesus, we have truth and truth sets you free. We are free from condemnation through Jesus. Eternity began when we experience Jesus. “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3 NASB)”
Truth leads to Jesus, Jesus leads to godliness, we are made innocent (holy, set apart) through him, which leads to eternal life.
I searched for truth and found Him, when I experience Jesus and I have Eternal life in Him. It all begans by experiencing Jesus! He is so REAL!
Love – the God kind of love looks beyond time- and does what is nesessary and right in the present in order to reach the goal and rewards in eternity for what was endured on earth. Love Hopes All Things – Hopes,anticipates with pleasure, it reali
zes before we step into eternity what we live out on earth, what we do for God is worth it all. – Donna