Verse of the day.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Galatians 5:24 KJV

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Keeping His will.

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

Psalms 119:2 KJV
Have you taken time to talk with The Lord, this morning? Let us truly make America great again, by falling on our knees, seeking His will first, as our nation’s Forefathers did in their tedious construction of this great nation.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Tracy

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About Davids prayer to Abba, showing his commitment of obedience, and how we should all stand together in faith unto Him.

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord : the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord , and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord , ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord .

Psalm 34:1-11  KJV

Faith Baptist Church – Bartlett

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Comrades, David is not only one of Jehova-Repha’s; “Greatest Warrior’s/Leaders/Obedient Followers”, but a great example of how we should handle our own daily struggles with combat.
In Christ,
Adam “Tracy” Smith

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Watch “Remarks by DAV National Commander Ron Hope, & Joint Veterans Affairs Committee to the 114th Congress.”

Remarks by National Commander Ron Hope, Joint Veterans Affairs Committee to the 114th Congress: https://youtu.be/1RSRkcavmYM

Greater Things Are Yet to Come!

Greater Things Are Yet to Come

In 2006, Tim Hughes wrote the song “Happy Day,” which describes Jesus’ resurrection as, “The greatest day in history, death is beaten, You have rescued me. Sing it out, Jesus is alive! The empty cross, the empty grave, life eternal, You have won the day.”

Truly, this was the greatest day in history. From Adam and Eve until the day Jesus rose from the dead, death held us ransom. But on the cross, sin had been rendered powerless. Paul points out, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (1 Corinthians 15:14 NIV).

Jesus’ resurrection changed everything for mankind, as when we are in Christ, we are now free, restored, redeemed, and reconciled back to God. We’ve been given the free gift of eternal life. Jesus told Martha that those who believe in Him “shall never die” (John 11:26 NKJV) and He also said to Nicodemus that those who believe in Him “should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).

You see, when Adam and Eve fell, we became spiritually dead—empty shells, lacking in the image of God. Humanity was incomplete until the arrival of Jesus Christ, who was and is the true image and likeness of God. By rising on the third day, Jesus created a way for the original image of God in man to be restored.

“It is finished” was not the end. It was just the beginning, for greater things were yet to come! Jesus said, “I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised” (Luke 24:49 NLT), who “will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26 NIV) and “convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8 NKJV). At Pentecost, Jesus’ promise was fulfilled as the Holy Spirit descended upon believers.

The fire Jesus started began to spread around the world. God’s redemptive work continued with the coming of the Holy Spirit, through His Church—the bearers of the new covenant. The Book of Acts is the continuing story of Jesus set into the hearts, thoughts, and actions of the apostles and early believers. And though the acts of the apostles may have come to a close with their deaths, the acts of the Holy Spirit continues to this day through us—Jesus’ followers!

God “has given us the ministry of reconciliation . . . and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:18–20 NKJV). We are all part of God’s work, part of His story of redemption, and He has entrusted us to carry His message of salvation to the entire world!

For the Kids

Easter is a special day, and not because of egg hunts or lots of candy. Today, we get to celebrate the greatest day in history. Do you know why Easter is so important? On this day, over 2,000 years ago, Jesus came back to life after being dead for three days! It seemed like the end of His story, but it was actually just the beginning—and Jesus wants us to be a part of it.

Jesus’ resurrection changed everything for us. Now, we can ask Jesus into our hearts and know that even when we make mistakes He’ll forgive us because our relationship has been restored—that means we get to spend eternity in heaven with Him! Jesus loves us so much, and He wants us to be part of His story by sharing His love with others that might not know about Him.

Reflecting on the Promise

“On the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence” (Hosea 6:2 NIV). The resurrection of Jesus fulfilled this prophecy by giving us the opportunity to be restored to God, having a close, personal relationship with Him.

As you celebrate Easter today, remember that God’s still writing redemption on the hearts of man through His people by the Holy Spirit! Spend some time reflecting on how God is using you to write redemption on the hearts of the people around you.

15th Annual Mid-South Men’s Conference @ Faith Baptist Church; Guest Speaker; Bro. Kevin Hamm. “Showing up for Jesus”

http://bible.com/1/luk.7.36-50.kjv And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

~Luke 7:36-50~ KJV

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