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Daily devotional for 15 September 2017 – Romans 6:23

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Daily devotional for 15 September 2017 – Romans 6:23

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 6:23 (NIV):

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Don’t think that with God there is a way in the middle. How much it would suit our easy ways, with God you can either choose for Him or against Him. You can’t choose half-half. So make sure that you choose fully for God and know that the gift from God will be eternal life. If not than your wage will be sin in death.

 

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Bible study on Romans – Chapter 5

Bible study on Romans

Bible study on Romans – Chapter 5

Dear brothers and sisters,

In this bible study on the 5th chapter on the book of Romans we will go through the following parts:

  • Peace and hope
  • Death through Adam, life through Christ

Peace and hope

This chapter begins with one of the most important lessons of the Bible: it is through faith that we are justified. And therefore we are also not justified by anything else. And it is only through Jesus Christ that we have peace. So, if you seek peace in your life, than know it is only to be received by accepting Jesus Christ as your savior.

Paul even tells us that we should glorify in our suffering, as it builds/brings perserverance, character, and character will bring hope. And don’t think you will be ashamed by having hope, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit!

Furhtermore, know that God shows us so much love for us, because although we were sinners Jesus Christ died for us. Never take this mildly, because dying (in an earthly body), and the way that He had do die, must have been so horrible to comprehend. So never take Jesus Christs dying for our sins lightly!

Death through Adam, life through Christ

Death entered into the world by one man (Adam), and death through sin, and in that way death came to all people, because all sinned! This means that no matter who you are, you have also sinned! So everyone needs Jesus Christ and faith to come before God!

But luckily we have not despair, because although sin and death came to us through one man, it was by one man, Jesus Christ, that it was by God’s grace came over all of us! And this gift is much bigger than sin! So have full faith in Jesus Christ!

Daily Inspiration – For life

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Daily Inspiration – For life

Dear brothers and sisters,

It doesn’t matter how important you consider a thing to be, how hard a situation is, know that everything will fade away, except Jesus! Therefore stay close to God to get through those difficult moments. But also don’t hang on to worldly possessions and worldly status, because they will not stay forever or go with you to heaven.

 

Daily word 30 March 2015 – Romans 5:14-15

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Daily word for 30 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Romans 5:14-15, which says:

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam,1 who was a pattern of the one to come.2 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man,3 how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ,4 overflow to the many!

When Jesus died at the cross for the sins of all humans, it also ended the reign of death on earth. Sin may have come into the world by one man, but it was an even greater man (Jesus) that defeated it and brought us grace!

Daily word 29 March 2015 – Isaiah 46:9-10

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Daily word for 29 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Isaiah 46:9-10, which says:

9 Remember the former things,1 those of long ago;2 I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.3 10 I make known the end from the beginning,4 from ancient times,5 what is still to come.6 I say: My purpose will stand,7 and I will do all that I please.

Know that God is unique and that no is the same or can even measure up to Him. Also when you want to be encouraged in your faith about God, just look back in the Bible, but also in your own life all that God has done. God has a plan for your life and He will carry it out, but you also have to allow Him to work in and through you.

Daily word 28 March 2015 – Colossians 3:12-14

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Daily word for 28 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Colossians 3:12-14, which says:

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves1 with compassion, kindness, humility,2 gentleness and patience.3 13 Bear with each other4 and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.5 14 And over all these virtues put on love,6 which binds them all together in perfect unity.7

As a Christian it is very important to love. When you act out of love, then your action will be a lot different then others will, because you have decided to honor God by not letting negative emotions control you. God wants us to be different from the worldly ways, by being compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient. You will see that by having these character trades that it is not only a blessing to your own life, but also to others.

Daily word 27 March 2015 – Mark 16:17-18

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Daily word for 27 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Mark 16:17-18, which says:

17 And these signs1 will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;2 they will speak in new tongues;3 18 they will pick up snakes4 with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on5 sick people, and they will get well.”

These verses should indeed encourage us to grow more and more in faith. As long as we tend to think according to the rules of this world, then we will stay limited in what we are able to do as Christians. As soon as we put all our trust on God, then we can rest on the fact that God is almighty and nothing is impossible for Him … also for us to do miracles in His name.

I pray to God that everyday we will grow more and more closer to God and also to be able to do these works in His name.

Have a beautiful and very blessed weekend!

God bless!

Daily word 26 March 2015 – Psalm 130:3-4

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Daily word for 26 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 140:3-4, which says:

3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?1 4 But with you there is forgiveness;2 therefore you are feared.3

These verses shows how much God loves us. God has every right to keep a record of all our sins, but because of His endless love for us, He decides not to do so! Where we on earth have the tendency to also remind the bad things of each other and even to hold it against that person, God decides not to do so.

I am so thankful to God that His forgiveness is upon us, so we can rest on the assurance that He not only loves us, but that He is more then willing not to hold our past sins against us, when we repent them to Him and grow closer to Him.

Amen!

Daily word 25 March 2015 – 1 John 1:5

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Daily word for 25 March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 John 1:5, which says:

Walking in the Light

5 This is the message we have heard1 from him and declare to you: God is light;2 in him there is no darkness at all.

When we walk with Christ, then we no longer have to walk in the darkness, but will walk in the light …. as God is light. Never mistake the world to bring the light in your life, because as long as the Lord has not come again, then it will darkness that will be here. Trust only on the Lord!