"Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers." Proverbs 17:6
Our twin granddaughters returned home to McKinney today after their Christmas visit with us. Since our son Brandon is both attending college and working full-time, we only see the twins two or three times a year. Weighing just over four pounds each at birth, shoe boxes would have been large enough for their beds. Telling them apart is still difficult and they have several ways to confuse their teachers and friends about who's Zoe and who's Lundyn.
For several years they've "asked the blessing" by holding hands and praying in unison, "Dear Jesus, bless the food we take and bless us all for Jesus sake.."...followed by a loud "Amen". But this time , Zoe turned to Pam and said, "Meme, can we pray a different prayer today…it's a different prayer, but it's still 'to God'". Then we all held hands and the girls prayed in perfect unison, "But give honor to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you.. 1 Peter 3:15." "We learned it in Vacation Bible School last summer", they said. It was difficult for Pam and me to hide the sudden joy in our hearts.
As they were driving off Pam said, "Hasn't it been wonderful having them here again …watching them bake cookies and make their own Orange Soda Streams." "I'm so thankful that they are so close together and are so soft-hearted.." "Yes", I replied. "And it seems we parents always do good, too…..
…when our children do."
Welcome to this edition of In God’s Word. God's holy name shall be glorified through the study of His Word. The Eternal Christ – Hebrews 1:8-12
While our text today is verses 8 through 12; the entire 1st chapter of Hebrews is a confession and an adoration of the Eternal Christ.
As God has made Christ Lord of all, Christ speaks to us for the Father, He manifests the glory of the Father and He is the image of His person. He upholds all things by His power and authority. By His victory over death on the cross, He is seated at the right hand of the Father. He is the begotten Son of God and the angels worship Him now in heaven, as we too will do someday.
He is eternal as is the Father, having no beginning, and no end to His existence. As the Son of Man, He was born, as the Son of God He is eternal. The Bible states that he made ALL things; therefore, He must have lived before creation. God knew that man would sin before God made him, but God provided a means whereby man could be saved. Man is redeemed by the precious blood of Christ, who was “foreordained before the foundation of the world”. I Peter 1:20
The Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment into the hands of the Eternal Son. His throne will last forever and His scepter is one of righteousness.
Christ will sit on the judgment seat when the redeemed stand before Him; He will sit on the throne of His glory when he returns to earth; He will sit on the throne of David during His reign on earth; He will sit as judge at the great white throne judgment.
His kingdom is a spiritual one; since its forever it’s not of this world. Its subjects are spiritual beings and the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers. The kingdom of heaven is indestructible and invisible. His kingdom on earth shall one day give way to His eternal kingdom in heaven.
Creation is ascribed to Christ. It was He who laid the foundation of the earth and the heavens. All things have been created through Him and unto Him. He was before all things, and by Him all things consist.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but Christ remains the same. He was dead, but is alive forevermore. He is our refuge, and there is perfect security in him. He ever lives to make intercession for us before the Father. AMEN…
Satan’s greatest weapon is man’s ignorance of God’s Word…
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Reed Chapel Baptist Church celebrates their Annual Senior Choir Musical on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. All church choirs, groups and soloist are invited to attend.
Rev. A.L. Horton, Sr. - Pastor
Joaquin First Baptist will be hosting the simulcast program Building A Family Legacy by Dr. James Dobson Wednesday - Saturday, October 1-4th at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 4:30 PM in the church sanctuary, free of charge, to everyone in the area. Joaquin First Baptist is located off Hwy 84 East in Joaquin. For more information, please call Paul Silvey at 903-690-3172
The First United Methodist Church in Tenaha, TX will host Pickin' & Praisin' October 2nd. Please come and enjoy a Pot Luck Meal and Fellowship at 6 p.m. There will be Good Ole Gospel Music and Singing at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Look forward to seeing you then.