JACOB EXPRESSED GREAT FAITH
The blessing JACOB gave his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh is significant as a demostration of FAITH. The content of that blessing is also important. For one thing, it defied all normal… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on September 20, 2011 at 4:16am —
By faith Jacob, when he was dying,
blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped,
leaning on the top of his staff… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on September 13, 2011 at 2:35am —
"Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" 'Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:38-42 NIV
I would like to approach this passage of scripture in the perspective of a worshiper ...
(1)Martha Served But Mary Sat At The Feet Of Jesus (Luke 10:38-42):
We are… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on February 3, 2010 at 3:25am —
Does joyful gratitude characterize our life? Does our hearts dwell in a culture of thankfulness? It should. When was the last time we were so overjoyed with God's work in our life that our praise began flowing spontaneously?If we have a hard time answering that question, ask ourself why? Is it because God has not blessed us enough? Or is it because we have failed to thank Him for His blessings?
Hebrew 12:28 says that gratitude is an… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on January 26, 2010 at 9:31am —
About Midnight Paul And Silas
Were Praying And Singing Hymns To God,
And The Other Prisoners Were Listening To Them
What do we do when our hostile environment seems to get the best of us? If we're like most people, we fight back, lament our losses, or just get depressed. Not Paul and Silas. They sat in a dirty Philippian jail in the dark of night singing hymns to God.
The reason they were in jail to begin with was because they were obedient to… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on January 11, 2010 at 2:26am —
God Is Spirit
And His Worshipers Must Worship
In Spirit And In Truth
As we step into the New Year, what will be our worship like? Is it a Sunday ritual or a frenzied emotion that you can put on and take off? Is it limited to one style of music or a particular church? Most important, is more than skin deep?
God seeks those whose worship emanates from deep within. He desires legitimate praise and integrity between heart and mouth. He wants to be the… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on January 6, 2010 at 7:47am —
Christmas is a time of joy and giving. Christians all over the world commemorate this occasion because "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whosoever believes shall not perish but have everlasting life" - John 3:16
In our celebration, we proclaim the Good News with carols on the streets and we expressed the God's love to the world with our gifts to the needy and the orphans. In the midst of all these activities, do you know that the spirit of… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on December 23, 2009 at 2:41am —
Every once in awhile, Scripture pulls back the curtain that divides time and eternity, and we get a brief glimpse of heavenly worship. We may crave more than a glimpse, but that's probably all we can handle; the vision is too overwhelming for inhabitants of a fallen world.
Do we have examples in the Bible of heavenly worship?
Isaiah 6:1-3 ....'In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on October 5, 2009 at 1:06am —
Worship .... is not part of the Christian life; it is the Christian life (Gerald Vann)
I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)
Being a living sacrifice is more than a holy obligation; it is a HOLY PASSION
. It's the lover who says, "I would do anything for you. I'd sacrifice my life, my dreams, my everything for your… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on September 14, 2009 at 2:39am —
[Abram] built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him - Genesis 12:7
is a raised structure on which sacrifices to god are made. Did you know that in order to offer our lives as LIVING SACRIFICES
we need to have altars? Every sacrifice must be put on the altar to be burned by fire, so the sweet smelling savour can come forth. “For our God is a consuming fire.” Heb. 12:29
The life of a Christian is the life of the altar. God… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on September 14, 2009 at 2:30am —
I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 (Amplified Bible)
The term sacrifice is not to be taken lightly. In the Old Testament time, the offering of animals had to be… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on September 14, 2009 at 2:30am —
I Will Not Sacrifice To The Lord My God
Burnt Offerings That Cost Me Nothing
2 Samuel 24:24
David could have simply taken Araunah's threshing floor. After all, the offering was for royal purposes, a sacrifice to end a plague on the kingdom. And Araunah offered his property willingly. There was no reason for David to pay for the site other than overriding fact: This was an act of sacrifice!
David understood the central significance of sacrifice. It has to cost… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on August 17, 2009 at 9:26am —
Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume;
she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped His feet with her hair.
And the house was filled with the fragrance of perfume.
King David was not a perfect man - in fact he was an adulterer and a murderer, among others. Yet God called him a man after His own heart (Acts 13:22), because David was man who loved God, who discovered many of God's divine principles and obeyed them. This is seen in 2 Samuel… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on August 17, 2009 at 9:23am —
Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD,
Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.
The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!
Psalm 134:1-3 (NKJV)
It is a strange time for adoration to stand in God's house by night, to worship in the depth of sorrow. It is indeed an arduous thing. Yes, and therein lies the blessing; it is the test of perfect faith.
In the Bible,… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on August 3, 2009 at 3:01pm —
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.
AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!
A mindless sense of well being that ignores what is going on around you is not what Paul has in mind when he tells the Philippians to Rejoice In The Lord Always. The letter he writes to them is filled with recognition of difficult circumstances that they are all facing. In the opening words of the letter Paul acknowledges his own situation as a prisoner facing execution. A little later he… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on July 31, 2009 at 7:33am —
A SINGING GOD
He Will Rejoice Over You With Singing
Did you know that God is a singer? Why would that be a surprise? He created us to sing; one would expect that He has some experience at it Himself. Yes, the Lord of all creation sings. That defies our image of the frozen-faced, always-disappointed God of high expectations. Sure, we have failed Him and our love is far too cold for such a lovely Lord. But that's not what the Lord of glory… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on July 20, 2009 at 1:44am —
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth"
Thank God for corporate praise when we gather together. It helps us to get among a body of believers as we celebrate and magnify the name of the Lord. There is also a personal private praise which lifestyle worshipers must not neglect. The reason for this is that until we come to the place where we can really enter into that private, personal praise, just between you and the… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on June 1, 2009 at 8:45am —
Worship Is Not About Us but HIM
WORSHIP IS ALL ABOUT GIVING OUR LIVES (AGAIN) TO HIM
Added by Ricky Sim on April 13, 2009 at 9:00am —
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1 NIV)
Let us continue Paul's message about being "A Living Sacrifice". What does it mean to lay our lives on God's altar?
Since the days of the Exodus, wherever a tabernacle or temple stood, faithful Jews would bring the best of their flocks and herds to a priest standing at the altar… Continue
Added by Ricky Sim on April 6, 2009 at 1:12am —
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Added by Ricky Sim on March 30, 2009 at 1:49am —