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A Mighty Overcomer

Sunday: A Mighty Overcomer

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Luke 24:1-7

  The wonder, the questions, the built-up anticipation vanish when you know the ending to a book you’re reading. You can rest a little easier because Jesus has made the ending known. He is the mighty overcomer! He raised Himself from the dead and He will raise His children to life eternal with Him. He will permanently end the struggle between good and evil. He will put an end to all the suffering that sin has caused. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ says, “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Of all the endings I’ve read,  this one is my favorite:   [quote style="style-2"] And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:7-10 [/quote]

  [quote style="style-2"] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 21:1-7 [/quote]

 

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A Mighty Redeemer

Saturday: A Mighty Redeemer

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John 18:12-18 | John 18:25-27 

  Despite Jesus’ warnings, Peter never believed he would run away from a fight and leave Jesus alone. (Matt 26:30-35) But he did. (John 18:15-18; 25-27) As Jesus was being tortured and tried, Peter had three chances to support his dearest friend. But, he swore that he didn’t know Jesus. Peter left Jesus to suffer and die alone, when he should have been the biggest mourner and loudest defender. That’s something too hurtful to take back. It can’t be undone. Three days later, when Jesus rose from the grave He made sure Peter heard the news. (Matt 16:6-7) Jesus wanted Peter to know that there was hope. Because some things, like death, can be undone. In John 21:15-19, we see Jesus offering Peter a chance to be redeemed, to undo the past. Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love Me?” This time Peter is able to answer honestly and confidently, “I love you Lord”. Asking three times, Jesus allows Peter to redeem his past with one declaration of love for every denial. Then Jesus prophecies that He will redeem Peter’s future by allowing him to die on a cross, like the Saviour he forsook. (John 21:18) Our sins against our Saviour are just as grievous as Peter’s. We have personally hurt Jesus with our words, actions and attitudes. We have left Him alone on the cross to carry our punishment. We have done things too hurtful to be undone. But our Redeemer is asking, “Do you love Me? Will you let me redeem your past? Will you let me redeem your future? Do you love Me?”

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A Mighty Adoption

Friday: A Mighty Adoption

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Mark 15:22-39 | Galatians 4:3-7 

  This scene of the cross shows us how alone Jesus was. Of all the throngs of people who proclaimed love, only a few women stood by. Not a single voice defended His honor. Then even God turned away from His only Son and Jesus cried, “Why have You forsaken me?” At that moment, Jesus felt an overwhelming darkness and hopelessness too terrible for any of us to understand. For a time He experienced the worst part of Hell, an eternity without God. You see, even sinners enjoy the benefits of God’s blessings and presence here on earth. (Matt 5:45, James 1:17) Even in the ugliest darkness we know of, the love and light of God still shines. How heavy the darkness must have been for Christ. Why would Jesus willingly accept this punishment for us? Why would a Father do this to His Son? For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 “God sent forth his Son … that we might receive the adoption of sons.” (Galatians 4:4-7) Through our Saviour’s sacrifice we can call God our Father, our Abba (Daddy), and become heirs to His wealth. Oh, the Father in Heaven gives good gifts to His children. Won’t you taste and see?  

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A Mighty Sacrifice

Thursday: A Mighty Sacrifice

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Hebrews 7:26-27 | Matthew 27:15-31 

  Since the day Adam sinned, there could never be enough sacrifices to satisfy the God we rebelled against. Priests continually offered up sin offerings, but, there would never be an offering powerful enough to end the sinning cycle. Jesus, perfect and sinless, freely gave up His own body as a sacrifice. (Heb 7:26-27) He became the all sufficient and final sacrifice (appeasing God’s wrath forever) giving us a life free of sin. Through His one sacrifice, we all may become righteous.   [quote style="style-2"] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah - 53:5-6 [/quote]

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A Mighty Keeper

Wednesday: A Mighty Keeper

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John 17

  In the brief, quiet moments before the hours of torture He will endure, Jesus has one concern. He takes time to pray for you and me. In John 17 He prays:
  • that His disciples will have a personal relationship with God and live in harmony together (vs. 11)
  • that the Father will keep them holy in the midst of an evil world and show them the truth through the word (vs. 15-17)
  • that these things be applied to every Christ follower (vs. 20)
  • for those that haven’t seen Him, that they will believe Jesus is Lord (vs. 21)
  • that all His followers will share in His reward; life eternal in Heaven (vs. 24)
Hebrews 7:25 reminds us that Jesus is still praying for us “seeing he ever liveth to make intercession”. Jesus bled and died and is still praying for you. Our Mighty Saviour can keep you from now to eternity.   [quote style="style-2"] Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Jude 1:24-25 [/quote]

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A Mighty Example

Tuesday: A Mighty Example

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Philippians 2:2-5 | John 13:2-5 | John 13:12-17

  We all have heroes. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, you’ll find that people, even though they mean well, will fail you. Remember, we have a Saviour who is the perfect example and He “sticketh closer than a brother.” Jesus’ way is easy. His burden is light and all of His followers can say “Happy are ye if ye do them.” [quote style="style-1"] Sweet is the tender love Jesus hath shown, Sweeter far than any love that mortals have known; Kind to the erring one, faithful is He; He the great example is, and pattern for me.

Where He Leads I’ll Follow William Ogden

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A Mighty Judge

Monday: A Mighty Judge

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John 5:20-23 | Matthew 21:12-13

  “How can they get away with that?” is one of the most asked questions in all of Christianity, if not the world. We all like to hear stories about how people are shown mercy and forgiveness when they clearly didn’t deserve it. Just as much, we like to hear stories where justice is served and the antagonist “gets what he deserves.” The church likes to focus on the love and mercy of Jesus and we should. Yet, we often find ourselves grimacing when anything is said about the judgement of Jesus. The beautiful thing about Christ is that you don’t get one without the other. At times it may seem that evil runs rampant. But, the day will come when Christ will stand at the threshold of time and eternity and will say, “Enough.”

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A Mighty King

Sunday: A Mighty King

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Mark 11:7-11 | Revelation 19:11-16

  It’s easy for us to forget that the Jesus who lay in a manger, then wandered throughout Israel without a home or possessions, was still King. But at His second coming, there will be no doubt or objection about who He is. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem gives us a glimpse of what His awesome entry into Heaven will be like. Oh what a glorious event that will be! Let us begin to worship Him right now!   [quote style="style-2"] O come, let us sing unto the Lord: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, And a great King above all gods. O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; And we are the people of his pasture, And the sheep of his hand.

Psalm 95:1-3, 6-7 [/quote]

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A Mighty Name

Saturday: A Mighty Name

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Philippians 2:9-11 | Mark 4:35-41

  God wants to show Himself mighty in our lives so we can fulfill our purpose and bring glory to Jesus’ name. For these reasons Jesus asks us to call out His name. There is nothing too small to bring glory to our Saviour. There is nothing too small to bother Him. There is nothing too big for His might or glory. Let us call out Jesus’ name first. Let us give Him glory everytime we use His name. [quote style="style-1"] No other name can save or heal No other name can cleanse and fill That emptiness within your heart No other name but Jesus When all have come and gone That name will still live on So magnify it loud and strong The precious name of Jesus   Cherish that beautiful name Cherish that wonderful name Cherish that matchless name That name is Jesus

Cherish That Name Lanny Wolfe [/quote]

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A Mighty Voice

Friday: A Mighty Voice

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Matthew 8:5-13 | John 11:43-44

  The Centurion told Jesus, “You only need to speak the word.” The voice of Jesus is enough to bring the dead to life, pierce the hardest heart of an unbeliever and give assurance to the anxious believer. The One who has authority over the entire universe needs only speak the word. (Matt 8:9) Jesus says His voice will call men and women from all over the world to Himself. (Matt 8:11) However, it’s easier to hear the voice of our Saviour if you’re actively listening. Are you listening? [quote style="style-1"] Jesus calls us o'er the tumult of our life's wild, restless sea; day by day his sweet voice soundeth, saying "Christian, follow me."   Jesus calls us from the worship of the vain world's golden store, from each idol that would keep us, saying "Christian, love me more."   In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, "Christian, love me more than these."   Jesus calls us; by thy mercies, Savior, may we hear thy call, give our hearts to thine obedience, serve and love thee best of all

Jesus Calls Us Cecil Alexander [/quote]

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Mightier Than All

Thursday: Mightier Than All

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Mark 5:1-13

  It’s easy in the chaos of this world to lose sight of this timeless truth, our Saviour is mightier! He brings light to our darkness and creates in us new life. Even the most evil and powerful forces in our universe have to ask His permission. (Mark 5:10-11) Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, is mightier than all. Let’s worship Him! Let’s trust Him. [quote style="style-1"] Bigger than all my problems, bigger than all my fears; God is bigger than any mountain that I can or can not see. Bigger than all my questions, bigger than anything; God is bigger than any mountain that I can or can not see.

Bigger Than My Mountain Gordon Jensen [/quote]

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A Mighty Creator

Wednesday: A Mighty Creator

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Luke 7:11-17 | Ephesians 2:1-6

  Paul tells us that in sin we are dead. This is figurative and literal. Just like a dead man, a sinner can’t raise himself up or make himself better. A sinner can’t stop sinning and is destined to die an eternal death. But Jesus is a resurrector of the dead and He can make us alive in Him. Our Saviour can make us a new creature in Christ Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:17) He doesn’t help make us better. He creates a new thing. (Rev. 21:5) He brings life to what was impossibly dead and gives us eternal life with Him. The Mighty Creator, seen in Genesis 1, is still creating new life today. [quote style="style-1"] I'm a new creation I'm a brand new man Old things are passed away I am born again More than a conqueror That's who I am I'm a new creation I'm a brand new man

I’m A New Creation David Ingles [/quote]

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A Mighty Light

Tuesday: A Mighty Light

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John 1:6-9 | John 1:24-27 | John 1:29-30

  God sent John the Baptist to witness and declare to the Jews that Jesus was the Light of the world, their Creator, and their long awaited Savior.  Similarly, God has shown His light on our hearts, giving us faith to believe that Jesus is the way, truth, and life. He lights our path to redemption saying, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”.   

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A Mighty Darkness

Monday: A Mighty Darkness

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Isaiah 53:6 | John 1:1-5 | John 3:19

  Each of us is born in the darkness; hiding from the light of Christ because we know we have disobeyed His voice and gone our own way. Christ was sent as a light into this darkened world. Yet the darkness “did not take it in.” Let us, as Matthew Henry says it, “Pray without ceasing, that our eyes may be opened to behold this Light, that we may walk in it.” [quote style="style-1"] Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus, To reach out and touch him, and say that we love him. Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen. Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.

Open Our Eyes Lord Robert Cull [/quote]

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