The Family, a 40 day series



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All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.


Day 1 of 40,

The family

"And they shall be one flesh!"

God, Genesis 2:24c
Monday, February 19, 2007

Last week I got an e-mail from an old and dear friend in Oxford, Maine. He told me that his wife, Mary, had a serious stomach problem. They had operated, sent her home and while home the stitches had burst and red, green and pus came out. Nearly scared Larry to death. Yesterday the Southern Baptist church we attend here in Albuquerque started a 40 day prayer program for families. And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. ... let's look at "help meet". Awzar, a primitive root that means to surround, i.e. protect or aid:--help, succour. When God declared that they two should be one, He wasn't saying it as the secular world says it. He was saying that what the man can not do the woman can do, and what the woman can't do the man can do. They are as the right hand and the left hand when working together. Eve was not Adam's equal, she was not made for that, she was the completion of Adam, she was the part that made him complete. For without Eve, Adam could not have had children, could not have had a family, and would have been as a man with one arm trying to button up and zip up a tight pair of pants. ...

Day 2 of 40,

The family

Proverbs 6:16-19 and 27-35
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

While all of Proverbs chapter six deals with the family, as does all of Proverbs, today we are going to look at two sections. The first deals with seven things that everyone in the family should strive daily to avoid. And the second deals with the horrors of adultery on the part of the man of the family. I have written much on adultery. To read more just go to and put "adultery" without the quotes , in the search box, select Christianpatriot.com and hit search....

Day 3 of 40,

The family


Psalm 127 and Matthew 7 Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Building a family is much the same as building a house or any other building. It is, if done right, painstakingly slow and tedious work with huge amounts of joy amongst the sweat and tears. Building a house without prayer is difficult, and building a God fearing Christ centered family without prayer is both foolish and dammed to failure. Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: for, except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (Psalm 127:1) ...

Day 4 of 40,

The family


1Samuel 1:1-2:11 Thursday, February 22, 2007

In Genesis 1:28, God says "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth". In Psalm 127:3-5 we read "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is (H)his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate." What good is a family without children? Do not children fill out a family? Is it not the having of children that makes a family whole? With those words said, I am going to give some unsolicited advice to those men who are marrying women who have children by a previous marriage. "Get her pregnant fast, have children, as soon as possible." And for women who are marrying men when there are children from past marriage(s) in the picture; "Get pregnant, bring as many new little faces into the family as possible as fast as possible." "Why?" you ask. ...

Day 5 of 40,

The family


Deuteronomy 6 and 2nd Chronicles Friday, February 23, 2007

As we enter into this our fifth day of pondering God's word regarding the family, let us start by going to the foot of God and asking Him to allow His love to permeate our homes and our families. To make our homes and our heart the sanctuary, the portal to Him. Let us pray, asking Him to draw us and our families to Him, to give us a heart dedicated to Him to praise of Him, and to hunger for His word. And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7) In Matthew 27 starting in verse 45 we read: ...

Day 6 of 40,

The family


Matthew 5:21&22 Monday, February 26, 2007

One of the many goals of this forty day series on the Family, is to further the role of dad as spiritual leader of his home and family. This is done, to my way of thinking, by the prayers of dad, the bible study and teachings of dad, by the examples dads display in their daily lives, and by the priorities dads set for themselves and their families. Before we get into today's look at the importance of Bible study, let me just briefly explain what I mean by priorities. When it comes to where you and your family live, which of these considerations do you put first? Income? Type of Work available? Cost of housing? Or being near to church, Christian schooling and family? Are you putting your family, their Christian upbringing, and their safety first in your decision of where to live? Now, let us look at the importance of your taking the lead in your families spiritual upbringing. This will have a minimum of two positives. First, your children and wife will see you getting up early and having a serious daily Bible study and prayer time. Second, it will give you a chance to clear up some grey areas in your families spiritual and Bible understanding. Let me show you what I mean. Let's go to Matthew chapter five, the Sermon on the Mount. ...

Day 7 of 40,

The family


Luke 18:1-8 Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The single strongest weapon, we as fathers, have against satan, is Prayer. Paul tells us to put on the full armor of God. He closes with these instructions: "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit". Today, in a society damned and determined to force our families out of our hands and into the grasp of satan, we need to turn to prayer daily, in honesty and understanding. Every where we turn we see the effects of those who serve the agenda of satan luring our family members. The day time televison shows tell our wives to go out into the world and have fun, find a lover, etc. Our sons and daughters are bombarded with clothing meant to entice, language meant to separate them for God, and an government and union controlled public educational system that is straight out of the pits of hell. Men, we must pray that we and our families will make family prayer and Bible study time a priority. We must understand that in all prayers we must always defer to God by saying, "Your will be done". We are but the foot soldiers, He is the General, it is His plan not ours that will result in ultimate victory over the evil one, his minions and his ilk. Christianpatriot.com/05_01_2006.htm And Jesus spake a parable unto them(His disciples) to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; ...

Day 8 of 40,

The family

Matthew 6:25-34 Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tell me, can you add even one foot to your height or even 1 minute to your life? Let's say that, like me, you are 5'10" tall. Can you, by using thought, a stretching machine or anything else add a foot to your height, and make yourself be 6'10" tall? What if God determined that your last breathe was going to be at exactly the stroke of midnight tonight. Could you prove Him wrong by adding even one second to your life? So then what say ye that ye ponder this statement that Jesus made some 1,975 years ago, before going on with today's thought. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34) Why are we so concerned with the things of this world? Why do we spend so much time worrying about things like money, the stock market, how the kids are doing in public school, daughters'...

Day 9 of 40,

The family

Ephesians 4:26 to 5:2
Thursday, March 1,2007

Why is this forty day series on the family so important? Let me answer your question like this. Over the years, I have heard any number of kids say; "My dad is bigger than your dad.", "My dad is stronger than your dad.", "My dad can beat up your dad.", "My dad can drink more beer than your dad.". I even heard of one girl bragging about how her dad had more sex partners. Now let me tell you what I have never heard kids bragging about, and I doubt you have either. I have never heard a boy or girl say; "My dad is meek and he hungers for God's word." or "My dad is merciful, has a pure heart and seeks to serve Christ." or even "My dad serves Jesus and is raising us to be Christians." In your house which is the more likely that your kids will hear when you have been lied about at work or even fired because of some underhanded office politics. "I'll get that *&^T&#@" or, "Kids, Hon, come here, we have to pray for the man who got daddy fired today." When the kids go out to play the next day, are they more likely to say to their friends: "My dads gonna get that guy" or "Last night my dad, mom, and us kids prayed for a man who really hurt my dad."? ...

Day 10 of 40,

The family

Psalm 18:47-49
Friday, March 2,2007

How often have I thought about how true it is; "A gun in the hand is a thousand times better than a cop on the phone." But what even truer is "A personal relationship with the Lord is a zillion times to the zillionth power better than a gun in the hand." The other day I called into 770 AM here in Albuquerque, NM. The host, a secular former engineer/stand up comedian, had chosen the blasphemous so called discovery of the Lord's tomb as the topic. As I listened I came to realize that there was a sore lack of knowledge of the Word of God and His word being spoken. One woman called in and said Jesus had to be married because in those days in order for a man to be called Rabbi, he had to be married. That lie was accepted as gospel. Another caller called in saying that Jews, muslims, and others can get into heaven because, as he claimed, it is stated in Hebrews chapter eleven. This also was taken as truth. But, as I spoke about how a person had to be Born Again to get into heaven, and was in the process of quoting Jesus in John 3:3, the former stand up comedian threw a fit, accusing me of being a bigot and ...

Day 11 of 40,

The family

2 Timothy 1:8,9&12
Monday, March 5,2007

There are but two choices we make in life. We either voluntarily choose to serve Christ or we, by default, belong to and serve satan. Start by asking yourself these questions first posed, as far as I know, by Dr. Kent Hovind.
1. Who am I and what am I worth? Are you a child of God worthy of inheriting the kingdom?
2. Where did I come from? Did you evolve from pond scum and monkey dung?
3. Why am I here? Are you here to serve the Living God, or are you here just killing time?
4. Where am I going, or what happens to me when I die? Do you believe you will go to paradise to be with the Lord God of creation throughout all eternity, or do you believe that once you're dead, you're dead, and you will become worm food or come back as a cocker spaniel? Your answers to those questions will tell you who you are, who you belong to and what you believe in. It also tells you a lot about how knowledgeable you are of the word of God, the Holy Bible.

Day 12 of 40,

The family

Matthew 13:24-30 and John 18:31
Tuesday, March 6,2007

There are two very important men in the instruction of the family. Those two would be the man of the family, the head of the family, the Dad and the family's Pastor. Today's thought deals with the joint responsibility of both, and why it is so important to teach the word of God to the family at home, and provide reinforcement at church. What if I told you that this nation, the Untied States of America, was ripe to elect a NAZI as our next president, would you think I was nuts? If so, then you, my dear brother, are not as knowledgeable of history and the word of God as you should be or even think you are. First, we need to understand that words have meanings. Nazi means Nationalist Socialist Party. Now, let's look at the USA today. Thanks to Presidents Carter, Bush, Clinton and Bush, we are ripe for a man reminding us that we are Americans and that we need to secure our borders, a man who brings out the Nationalist in us. Again, thanks to the last eleven Presidents and the Congress for those same years, we as a nation are sure ready, willing and able to accept cradle to grave government in everything, also known as Socialism. ...

Day 13 of 40,

The family

First John 3:23 - 4:1-6
Wednesday, March 7,2007

Regardless of the fact that the vast majority of both Christians and seculars refuse to believe or accept it, the world is full of spirits. Some good, some bad. It makes no difference that most refuse to accept it, the world is indeed full of spirits. It is not if they are there, it is how do we discern whether they are good spirits or bad spirits. Before I continue, take a minute and ask yourself how you would discern the good spirits from the bad. Ok, now read how God's word tells us to how to know the difference. And this is God The Father's commandment; That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus, the Christ, and love one another, as Jesus gave us commandment. And he(the believer) that keepeth Jesus' commandments dwelleth in God, and God in him. And hereby we know that God abideth in us, by the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit which God the Father hath given us. ...

Day 14 of 40,

The family

Isaiah 57:3-6
Thursday, March 8,2007

In God's word, the Holy Bible, we find the wisdom, knowledge, and instruction necessary to live a righteous and godly life. If only we will seek the help of the Holy Spirit and follow His teachings as we read. How many times have you read that I consider the act of abortion a human blood sacrifice to satan? Do you know where in Scripture that idea is brought forth? Men, let us pray for understanding of God's word. 3. But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. ...

Day 15 of 40,

The family

Isaiah 58:13&14
Friday, March 9,2007

O Lord God of the universe, Hallowed, Holy, Blessed and Sacred are Thy names. Oh Lord, give me this day my daily bread. Not only the bread that puts fat on my waist Lord, but that Bread which is every word that proceeds out of Thy mouth. Forgive me Lord for the things I have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Thee, for those things that I do that offend Thee are sin. How often I have prayed that prayer, not just in my prayer time, but as I drive, walk, and many other times during the day, and also right here on the pages of ACP. Many of you have been reading theses thoughts for many years, and as a result have seen "Forgive me Lord for the things I have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Thee, for those things that I do that offend Thee are sin." However, have you ever stopped and pondered just what those things that I or you, do, say, think and even dream that offend God are? How important is it for you to know what you are doing that is offending God? Well, let's take a quick look at First John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Now when I say "Forgive me Lord for the things I have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Thee, for those things that I do that offend Thee are sin", I am in essence asking to be forgiven of my sins, but there is another part to being forgiven of sins. That part is to REPENT. ...

Day 16 of 40,

The family

Psalm 104
Monday, March 12,2007

The phrases; mother nature and global warming, along with the words evolution and nature, are all words and phrases designed by satan and spread by his minions and his ilk to steer the lazy and the blind from believing that God created the earth, the heavens, and all of the universe. The goal of satan and his followers is to get the weak to believe that God does not have a designed plan for all of His creation. However , God does have a plan that cannot and will not change from the moment of creation till the time of the new earth. As we read Psalm 104, look at how the psalmist knew that God was and is the Creator. Bless the LORD, O my soul. ...

Day 17 of 40,

The family

2 Corinthians 11:1-4 A special "Dads and daughters thought"
Tuesday, March 13,2007

The most important chore a father has is the care, nurturing, teaching, protecting and loving his family. Today we will look at the special relationship a Christ serving father should have with his daughter(s). Guys, get this straight, if your daughter can't rely upon you, she will find a man she thinks she can. Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. ... Now while Paul is talking about the special relationship we who are part of the Bride of Christ have with Christ, and how Paul's desire was to turn the church at Corinth over to the Lord as a chaste virgin, he was well aware that there were others out there that wanted to deflower and make this chaste virgin into a whore. Which father wants his daughter(s) to be labeled "easy"? How many of you out there want your daughter(s) to dress in such a way as to be indistinguishable from the common street walker plying her trade? How many of you would prefer she turn to some other man for comfort and advice? ...

Day 18 of 40,

The family

Colossians 3:12 - 4:3a
Tuesday, March 20,2007

If you are sending your children to public school, you will, one day, answer to Christ! But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Yesterday I heard from a 14 year old girl, a freshmen at one of the high schools in Albuquerque. She told me that girls kiss girls right in the school, gang violence is all over the place, and that she has been openly propositioned by 14 and 15 year old lesbians in her school. Fathers, let me warn you, if you are putting that second source of mammon ahead of your children, you can profess to be Christ' all you want, but, you had best take to heart what Jesus said above and ponder long and hard on it and this: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon! Get your kids out of that hell hole called the public school system, or be prepared to face Christ! I have been screaming about the horrors of the public school system for 12 years, why are you coming to Christianpatriot.com if you are still sending your kids into the jaws of hell? Why aren't you going to a ucc or some other pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-public school cult church instead? ...

Day 19 of 40,

The family

Lamentations 2:19
Thursday, March 22,2007

Do you have children? Do you have any idea at all what your children face today as they go about in the world? Can you take a few hours off from work today to do a little research? I would like you to go to Wal-Mart's clothing and magazine sections and then make a brief stop at the department that sells videos, DVD's, and electronic games For those of you with daughters, read the age appropriate magazines that target your daughter(s). Look at the articles, the ads, and the letters to the editor. For you with sons, do the same with magazines you know your son has an interest in, magazines that specialize in cars, motorcycles, skateboarding, etc. Shocked? No? OK, head off over to the clothing section, and see what society wants your kids to wear. The bathing suits are in. Then head off to the video, DVD, and Game Boy department. Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up your hands toward Him for the salvation and the very life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. (Lamentations 2:19) ...

Day 20 of 40,

The family

Isaiah 55:1-11
Friday, March 23,2007

Other than on the Rush Limbaugh show, it is becoming more and more common for fundamental Christians and especially preachers to be blocked, deleted, banned and excluded. It has become commonplace for freerepublic.com to instantly ban anyone who dares to put the teachings of Christ ahead of the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic church or put the standards of Christ ahead of the standards of the Republican party. Townhall.com will delete a reply to an editorial if the writer dares to use the name of Christ, or dares to quote Scripture in a manner true to Scripture. AsMaineGoes.com has all but purged itself of fundamental preachers, banning my dear friend and brother in the Lord, Mike Hein, refusing to even acknowledge the application to post by my fellow laborer and brother in the Lord, as well as special guest pastor for Christianpatriot.com, Rev. Jim Marstaller, and barely tolerates me. So what has that got to do with you as Christian fathers? Just this: ...

Day 21 of 40,

The family

Matthew 5:43-48 & Matthew 18:15-17
Monday, March 26,2007

I am old! As of yesterday I am 63 years old. Now to some of you, I am but a spring chicken, but to others of you and I dare say the majority of you, I am old. To those of you who say I am but a spring chicken, I will say, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?" And to you who say "63, wow that's old," I will say "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine." Now for those of you who are saying, "Oh no, I forgot pastor's birthday," There is a 253,000 acre ranch for sale just outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico that I would like to have. A mere 115 million dollars is all they are asking. I would think it could be bought for less. OK, enough fooling around, let's get down to brass tacks about the family. ...

Day 22 of 40,

The family

John 3:1-21
Tuesday, March 27,2007

While it is sad to hear that Tony Snow, the spokesman for President Bush, has cancer that has now spread to his liver, it is even sadder to know that Mr. Snow is relying upon chemotherapy and surgery. While it is true that knowledgeable Christians are praying for Mr. Snow, knowing that as a devote Roman Catholic, he can not go to the Lord for himself, I am going to urge you instead to pray for Mr. Snow's salvation and conversion so that he can pray for himself and if it be the will of the Lord to allow Mr. Snow no more time, for him to spend eternity with Jesus, not in the lake of fire. When we read Matthew 5:16 we see the Lord telling us something very important; Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. When we give up praying for the salvation of those caught in the grasp of Roman Catholicism and other cults, we are not letting our light shine, we are instead putting our light and The Light under a basket. Jesus very clearly tells us that; I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. (John 14:6) The Roman Catholic church, like all cults, has no prayer to Jesus or to the Father via Jesus. In John 14 verse 6 we see that Jesus Himself is telling us that it is only through Him that anyone gets to see or even talk to the Father. ...

Day 23 of 40,

The family

Hebrews 10:23-31
Wednesday, March 28,2007

Let us start today's thought by praying that we and our families will have many memorable family times of fun together, whether they be special events or just a family meal together. Lord Jesus, be with our families, and please Lord, bless our times together, holding us close and helping us to lead those who are unsaved to You. Amen The word family has many more than two meanings, but here today we will look at but two. First is that of the sacred family of Christ, the family we become part of the instant we truly, honestly, and without reservation give our lives to the Lord Jesus, the Christ, by becoming Born Again Christians. The second is your blood family, your spouse, kids, dad, mom, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, and grandchildren. In the prayer above we are asking the Lord to intervene and help us have special times with our blood family. The Scripture we will read and focus on is directed towards our relationship with our Sacred family, and in particular our church family. ...

Day 24 of 40,

The family

Psalm 119:97-104
Thursday, March 29,2007

Guys, let's take a minute to focus on the trials, tribulations and temptations that we, our sons, daughters and wives are faced with today. Lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection(homosexuality, incest, bestiality, etc), truce and contract breakers, false accusers, without self control, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, proud, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, corrupt minds, reprobate compromisers concerning the Christian faith, drugs, sexual promiscuousness, filthy talk and dress, lying. And, I am without a doubt that you can add to that list. Televison, videos, DVD's, internet, public schools, shopping malls, magazines, and time alone with members of the opposite sex are just a few of the pitfalls satan has co-opted to trap you, your wife and your kids. So what is a dad to do? ...

Day 25 of 40,

The family

Philippians 4:6-7
Friday, March 30,2007

One of the most important things we can ever pray for is that we will not only be able to turn everything over to God in prayer, but teach our families to do the same. In Paul's letter to the Philippians, we see how God through the pen of His trusty servant tells us to turn all our troubles over to Him. Be worried for nothing; but in every thing, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds safe and trouble free through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 ACP/KJV amplified) ...

Day 26 of 40,

The family

2 Thessalonians 2:3&4
Monday, April 2,2007

While we are going to concentrate today on 2 Thessalonians 2:3, we are also going to look at one of the scariest passages in the Bible, concerning those who have made the wrong choice. We as fathers and heads of our households, all too often, will stop short of making sure our kids have made the right choices. In Philippians chapter four we read: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure , whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, ponder these things. (Philippians 4:8) Today, let us go to the Lord in prayer, asking Him to lead us so that our thoughts are pure, pleasing to Him and under the control of the Holy Ghost. Let us further beseech Him that our families will be seen as God fearing and that we strive to find the good in people. ...

Day 27 of 40,

The family

Mark 9:36-37 and 42-48
Tuesday, April 3,2007

Fellow dads, we are faced with some very powerful and well organized enemies out there in the world. We have the entire public school system and teachers unions, and the government and the courts working against us. They teach and legislate that God is not God, that homosexuality is nothing but an acceptable alternative life style, that abortion is not murder, and that there are no absolute rights and wrongs. Short of picking up and moving your family to a safe place, what are you to do? God has after all put you in charge of your family's spiritual and physical safety and health. You can opt yourself, your wife and your kids out of vaccines, but what can you do to opt them out of laws that protect the abomination of abortion and homosexuality? What can you do when the courts uphold the rights of the abortionist over the right to life? When the courts uphold the rights of homosexuals over the rights of your child's safety and assumed protection in a public bathroom or changing house? What are you to do when the party of abortion, homosexuality, sexual perversion and Christ haters, now controls both houses of Congress ...

Day 28 of 40,

The family

Luke 12:34
Wednesday, April 4,2007

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Luke 12:15-34) Have you ever pondered the word of God? Oh, I don't mean pondering the things written in the Bible, but God's word itself, the importance and power of God's spoken word. Let me give you an idea of what I mean. The power of God's spoken word: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Now, note God didn't send Michael off with a pickup and a bunch of angels to Lowes for a load of lumber, no, He spoke. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. and it was so. ...

Day 29 of 40,

The family

2 Corinthians 7:9&10
Thursday, April 5,2007

In but three days we will, as Born Again Christians, be celebrating our Lord, Christ Jesus' victory over the grave and death. Today is Thursday and many of us, including me, believe that today is the day that the Lord was offered up as the Supreme Blood sacrifice for our atonement. But, alas, the vast majority of Christiandom believe it was tomorrow, the day referred to as Good Friday. I love that controversy for it causes folks, Christians and heathens as well, to focus on what The Lord God of Creation did for us and His conquering of death, sin, the grave and satan on Easter morning. In Paul's second letter to the church at Corinth, he tells them, and us, how he rejoices in their having sorrow for that sorrow causes them to repent. Repenting over the loss of worldly things will, in all probability, not turn you to Christ but the sorrow that comes from remembering what the Lord did for you on the cross should turn you, to not only repent, but get you thinking about the way you are using your life to repay Him, to thank Him. ...

Day 30 of 40,

The family

Luke 22:42
Friday, April 6,2007

Do your children feel loved enough by you and safe enough with you to come to you and confess when they have done something wrong? How about if they only considered doing something wrong, could they come to you? Would they come to you? How about your wife, could she confess an error to you? In James chapter five we read: Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. (James 5:13-15) Sick is not just physical sickness like a cold, cancer or broken bones, no it is moral, spiritual, mental, and the sickness one gets in the pit of one's stomach from guilt and fear. How is a father to know to pray for the sickness of guilt associated with having done something wrong if the his kids don't feel safe enough or loved enough to come to him and confess? How are you to council your teen son if he doesn't feel safe enough to come to you and tell you that a girl in his class invited him to a hooking up party? Or how do you pray for and council your daughter if she doesn't feel safe enough or loved enough to tell you that she and some of her friends were thinking about shop lifting at the neighborhood drug store? Is your relationship with your family built upon the teachings of Ephesians?...

Day 31 of 40,

The family

Galatians 6:1-10
Monday, April 9,2007

Yesterday a Christian woman with a husband and two kids asked me a question. She asked, "Do you think God has removed His protective hand from our country?" Do you think God has removed His protective hand from our country? Now that is a question worth pondering, a question worth writing a book on. And it is a question whose ultimate answer is found in Galatians 6:1-10. For the answer to that question has a common answer with "How do I get God's hand of protection back on my family, my neighborhood, my church, my city, county, state, country?" All great questions, all questions that have been asked. Let us go to God's answer via the pen of His servant Paul's letter to the church at Galatia. ...

Day 32 of 40,

The family

Colossians 4:1-6
Tuesday, April 10,2007

In the very first verse of Colossians 4, we read "Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven." Before we continue, let's take a look at two words there, Masters and Servants. Masters, in the original Greek is; kurios, it is pronounced koo'-ree-os. What it means is anyone in control, in authority, anyone who has supreme authority over anyone else. That's right, it means dads. Now let's take a gander at the word servant, in the original Greek, it is; doulos, and it is pronounced doo'-los. It means anyone under the control of another, one who is not only subservient to another, but relies upon that other for the necessities of life. Food, shelter, guidance, and when necessary a good spanking. Children kind of fit don't you think? So, for our study today, we are going to substitute master and servant with dad and children. "Fathers, give unto your children that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Father in heaven." Remember back a few days ago we studied Ephesians 5 and 6? We read: And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. ...

Day 33 of 40,

The family


2 Timothy 1:5-10
Wednesday, April 11,2007

How wonderful it must be to look back at your families tree and see generation after generation of past family members who are now with the Lord. For many of us, a Christian heritage and tradition is one that has begun in this or only the one previous generation. In Paul's letter to Timothy, he makes note of Timothy's mother and grandmother as being true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians. Reading verse 5; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. It always saddens me, for my grandmother and my mother were devote Roman Catholics, as were, to the best of my knowledge, my father and grandfathers. Timothy could look forward to a wonderful reunion with his mom and grandmother, but, alas, not me, and not some of you. Let's look at 1 Timothy 1:5-10 and see what we can learn and pray to God for. ...

Day 34 of 40,

The family


let the children pray
Thursday, April 12,2007

To not know and understand that Jesus, the Christ, has a very special place in His heart for little children would demonstrate a very poor knowledge of the four Gospels, a very poor knowledge indeed. And while many of you do indeed have a substantial knowledge of God's word and do in fact know that Jesus does truly have a special place in his heart and hearing for little children, many of you do not call upon your little ones to pray. One time way back in 1998, my wife was very sick. She had been sick for two weeks, the doctors had tried several different drugs, yet none worked, and all they claimed they could do was try more drugs. In the meantime, my wife looked and got worse and worse. Finally, one Sunday I asked Rev. Lester Kringle if I could address the congregation, and he allowed me to use much of his sermon time. I explained how sick my wife was to the congregation and then, before asking them to pray, I called upon all the young children in the congregation to simply ask Jesus to fix Mrs. Celeste, to ask the Lord to please heal her. That was at about 10:30 on Sunday morning. By 4:30 the following morning, not only was Cecily completely healed, she looked ten years younger. A few months back I did a thought about my granddaughter Kellie, and in it I mentioned how as we said grace ...

Day 35 of 40,

The family


Luke 11:1-13
Friday, April 13,2007

How very blessed we are today to have the written word of God, the Holy Bible, to use to teach with, to learn from, to study and to consult in and at all times. One such example is shown dramatically in Luke 11:1-13, read with me: And it came to pass, that, as Jesus was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." ... Climb into the time machine of your mind and go back 2,010 years. Jesus had not left heaven to come to earth as a babe in the womb of Mary. There was no New Testament, and the old Testament had been so muddied by the religious leaders of the time that there was pretty much no understanding of the true meaning of what God had spoken in the previous 4,400 years. But we today are not like that because today we have the Bible, God's word. ...

Day 36 of 40,

The family


Matthew 5:43-48
Monday, April 16,2007

Have you ever really thought, maybe pondered would be a better word, about what the Lord through the pen of His most prolific New Testament writer, Paul, was telling us in First Timothy 2:1-6? He wasn't just telling us to pray for the President and other politicians, leaders, and men in power, no he was telling us to pray for their salvation. But, not just their salvation, but the salvation of all. For; "in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." To read and study 1 Timothy 2:1-6, without going back to the Sermon on the Mount and looking hard and long at what Jesus said in Matthew 5:43-48, would cause a shallow study indeed. ...

Day 37 of 40,

The family


Romans 10:1,3,9-13 & 17
Tuesday, April 17,2007

Have you ever gone to the Lord in prayer, asking Him specifically to give you names of unsaved people to pray for? God speaks to your heart, He doesn't need the USPS, He doesn't need e-mail or the telephone, text messages or shortwave radio, no God talks directly to you through your heart. How? Well take a minute to draw a left ear and a right ear, touching the tip of the right to the tip of the left and the bottom of the right to the bottom of the left. What you have is, a heart. Note the three letters in the midst of heart, ear. Why should we ask God to give us specific names of people who are unsaved to pray for? 1&3 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the unsaved is, that they might be saved. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God....

Day 38 of 40,

The family


Revelation 22:13-21
Wednesday, April 18,2007

The two most often mouthed prayers are, I think, "Thy will not mine Lord", and "Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus." Many of my thoughts end with one or the other or sometimes, both. O'LORD, how I thank You for letting me be born at a time when the Bible is so accessible, a time when Your word is so easily read and discerned, at a time when the signs of the end are all over the place. A time when it is harder to tell the weather than it is the signs of the times. Speaking of the weather, it never ceases to astound me how many people will believe that the same people who can't forecast the weather, with any accuracy, ten days out are taken seriously when they cry out about global warming 50 or 100 years out. Thank God Al Gore never got elected President. Anyhow, as we near the end of our series on 40 days of The Family, let us think how much we have to thank God for and how much we need to praise Him for the wondrous things He has done for us and how blessed He has made the earth for our sakes. ...

Day 39 of 40,

The family


John 21:15-17
Thursday, April 19,2007

You, as a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, represent the Lord Jesus, the Christ. That is, if anyone even knows you are a Christian. But, for the sake of today's thought, let us assume that many where you work and in your neighborhood at home know that you are indeed a follower of the Lord Jesus. Do you, as a regular part of your daily prayers, ask the Lord to let you and your family be used by Him to minister to those around you at work and those in your neighborhood? And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:14) Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15) ...

Day 40 of 40,

The family


1 Corinthians 7:12-17
Friday, April 20,2007

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. (2 Peter 3:9&10) The Lord keeps His promises. Look at the promises He made via His prophets telling how He would return to earth as a babe in the womb of a virgin, how He would grow up as a sinless young man, how He would then offer Himself upon the cross as a full atonement for the sins of any who would call upon His name and become Born Again. No, the Lord does not break His promises, not even when we break ours to Him. For He is very patient with us, and He has absolutely no desire to see any turn from him to serve satan, nor does He have any desire to see any continue to serve satan instead of voluntarily coming to Him. And He has promised that one day this will all end. The last one to be Saved will be saved and He will totally, with fire, destroy this earth and everything on it. He further promises that He will do this when we least expect it. He will come as a thief comes in the night, at a time when those who are alive will least suspect it. ...



Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!

The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.



The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."

The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, for it is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell. Amen.

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