"THE FALL OF MAN, GOD'S RIGHT, AND OUR MORAL SPIRAL"
Posted in Bible on Sat, Oct 06 2012 - 03:42 AM| Comment (1)
PASTOR’S PONDERINGS… “The Fall of Man, God’s Right, and Our Moral Spiral” “…You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:16-17 NIV ...Read More »
"FAITH VS. WORKS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?"
Posted in Pastoral on Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 08:44 AM| Comments (2)
"Faith vs. Works: What's the Difference?" "You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace." Gal. 5:4 NIV There have long been discussions within the Christian community, on the doctrine of works versus faith, when it comes to salvation. It goes back as far as the Apostle Paul opposing ...Read More »
"WHAT'S YOUR FAITH ATTITUDE?"
Posted in Evangelism on Sun, Jul 15 2012 - 01:30 PM| Comments (2)
THIS WEEKS MESSAGE:"WHAT'S YOUR FAITH ATTITUDE?""And behold, there came a man up to Him (Jesus), saying, 'Teacher, what excellent and perfectly and essentially good deed must I do to possess eternal life?"Matt. 19:16 AMP"Now it happened that a blind beggar named Bartimaeus...was sitting beside the road as Jesus was going by. When Bartimaeus heard...Read More »
"ARE WE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD? WELL...YES AND NO"
Posted in Evangelism on Fri, Jun 08 2012 - 10:41 PM| Comments (5)
Meros Christian Ministries THIS WEEKS MESSAGE: "ARE WE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD? WELL...YES AND NO." "Yet to all who recieved Him (Jesus Christ), to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 NIV You ever hear someone say this: 'We're all children of God.' Well,...Read More »
TAKE THE TEST: ARE YOU A 'GOOD' PERSON?
Posted in Evangelism on Tue, May 01 2012 - 03:45 PM
"For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it." James 2:10 NIV Let me ask you something: Do you think you're a good person? I don't. I'm not even a good person, myself. I stumble almost every day, in one way or another. I get angry at people in traffic. I have impure...Read More »
"INTERESTING, ISN'T IT?"
Posted in Bible on Sat, Apr 14 2012 - 08:22 AM| Comment (1)
This weeks message: "HOW ARE YOUR EYES?' "Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him (Jesus), and He disappeared from their sight." Luke 24:31 NIV Interesting, isn't it? Even after Jesus was resurrected; after the women (Mary of Magdalene, Mary, mother of James, Salome, Joanna, and others) had told the Eleven; after the ...Read More »
THE NEW COVENANT: A SUPERIOR SACRIFICE
Posted in Bible on Tue, Mar 20 2012 - 09:43 PM
Meros Christian Ministries This weeks message: "This cup is the New Covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." Luke 22:20 NIV I love to BBQ. Do you? Being out in the warm, summer sun, grillin' up some burgers or steaks...mmm...mmm...good! But did you know, God invented BBQ? ...Read More »
"NO ONE IS UNWANTED BY GOD..."
Posted in Bible on Sun, Mar 04 2012 - 06:31 PM| Comment (1)
Meros Christian Ministries This weeks message: "The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."1 Peter 3:9 NIVEveryone wants to be wanted, don't we? We want to be wanted for who we are, what we are, and where we...Read More »
PRAYER: GOD LISTENS OUT OF HIS MERCY...
Posted in Bible on Thu, Feb 23 2012 - 11:17 AM
Meros Christian Ministries This week's teaching:"We do not make requests of You because WE are righteous, but because of YOUR great mercy." Dan. 9:18b NIV (Empasis added)The Lord doesn't listen to- or answer -our prayers because of anything we do, but because of what He's already done. He willingly went to the cross and...Read More »
WORDS ARE POWER, AND POWERFUL...
Posted in Bible on Tue, Feb 21 2012 - 10:07 PM| Comments (3)
Meros Christian Ministries This week's teaching:"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matt. 12:37 NIVThe words we use are important, both in the here and now, but also for all eternity. They can either hurt or heal; tear-down or build up; save, or cause someone to be lost- forever. ...Read More »
ARE YOU READY?
Posted in Bible on Thu, Jan 26 2012 - 07:42 PM
Meros Christian Ministries This weeks message: "Are You Ready?" "You...must be ready because the Son of Man (Jesus Christ) will come at an hour when you do not expect Him." Matt. 24:44 NIV "So you can avoid trouble by always being ready for My unannounced return." Matt. 24:44 Living Bible Are you ready? Do you know it...Read More »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS! OR IS IT?...
Posted in Bible on Sat, Dec 24 2011 - 06:56 PM| Comment (1)
I was thinking recently, what with Christmas coming tomorrow, just exactly what it is we are actually celebrating? True, most would reply 'the birth of the Saviour of the world.' However, the less spiritual among us might just as easily say it's the 'Winter Solstace,' or just another contrived reason to get drunk, or even something else entirely,...Read More »
BELIEVE AND FOLLOW...
Posted in Bible on Sat, Dec 03 2011 - 09:00 PM| Comment (1)
Whenever Jesus healed the blind or sick He encountered, He only asked two things of them...to believe and follow Him. Is it any wonder then, that in today's society there seems to be an excess of folks suffering from spiritual blindness and needing healing from some ailment or another? And why? They refuse to completely believe and follow in the...Read More »
IS GOD FORGETFUL? OR JUST NEEDING A TIME-OUT?
Posted in Bible on Sun, Nov 06 2011 - 06:58 PM
Meros Christian Ministries "Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long? Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may return; renew our days of old." Lam. 5:20-21- Jeremiah's lament for Israel is almost concluded here, with a plea to God to remember His people, as if the Lord had actually forgotten about them,...Read More »
US vs. US: A BIBLICAL FOOD FIGHT...
Posted in Bible on Wed, Nov 02 2011 - 05:53 PM| Comments (2)
By Meros Christian Ministries Nothing really all that scriptural today, though it does involve the scriptures in a way- an important way, I believe. The Word of God can- at times -elicit some strange debates and disagreements, can't it? But I am not speaking of the one's that occur between us and the secular world, I am speaking...Read More »
THE BELIEVERS FREEDOM...
Posted in Bible on Fri, Oct 28 2011 - 09:59 PM| Comments (2)
Meros Christian Ministries "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV Paul's advice here is simple, really. Righteousness before the Lord is not attained by the keeping of a set of rules. Salvation isn't needed if we're clean, only if we're dirty. We should...Read More »
HOW'S YOUR FAITH DOING TODAY?
Posted in Bible on Wed, Oct 19 2011 - 10:52 PM
Meros Christian Ministries "...faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ." Romans 10:17 (NIV) So, how's your faith doin today? On a scale of 1-10, how'd you rate it? A 7 or 8? Maybe a 10? Or are there times it feels more like a 1 or a 2? Why do I ask? Well, it's a vital...Read More »
Posted in Bible on Sun, Oct 16 2011 - 08:16 PM
"You believe at last!" Jhn. 16:31- These were the words of Jesus to His disciples when the fog finally lifted from their heads and they all truely saw Him for who and what He was- the Son of God, the Christ. It was their 'ah-ha!' moment, I suppose! These 12 guys had only been with Jesus for 3 years! Walking around with Him! Eating with Him!...Read More »
HOW GOOD IS YOUR TRACTION?
Posted in Bible on Sun, Oct 16 2011 - 07:23 PM| Comments (2)
"If the Lord delights in a man's way, He makes his steps firm." Psm. 37:23 NIV How "firm" are your steps where Jesus is concerned? Is your traction good, or do you at times...slip a little? I know I have moments when I 'hydroplane' in my walk with Him! However, I don't fear those times, nor dred them either. I know that the Lord- like a new set...Read More »
"WE ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT..."
Posted in Bible on Wed, Oct 12 2011 - 10:38 PM| Comment (1)
"Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15 Just the other day, a dear friend lost a loved one to cancer. She was just 48 years old. Someone else I know, had a good friend go home to the Lord this week, as well. He was killed in a car crash, at 83. Almost two years ago, my beloved mother departed from this...Read More »
THE LOVE OF CHRIST...
Posted in Bible on Sat, Oct 08 2011 - 09:24 PM| Comment (1)
"Who can separate us from the love of Christ?" Rom. 8:35- The book of Romans is probably my fovorite N.T. book of all. Every time I study it, I find something new. Today's message is another one of those times. Who- or what- separates us at times, from His love? Is it our jobs? Our friends? Hobbies? Some 'big game' on Sunday? Just the...Read More »
BLESSING WHAT IS UN-HOLY???
Posted in Bible on Sat, Oct 01 2011 - 07:47 PM| Comment (1)
"A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps." ...Read More »
THE LIGHT & THE LIFE...
Posted in Bible on Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 09:22 PM| Comment (1)
*FROM MEROS MINISTRIES HOME BIBLE STUDY, 9/15/2011: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life , and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness,...Read More »
Posted in Personal on Mon, Sep 19 2011 - 07:55 PM| Comment (1)
JUST A LITTLE 'THANK YOU' TO ALL WHO LEFT COMMENTS ON MY LAST ENTRY, 'WHAT ABOUT THE 44 MILLION?' SORRY IT'S LATE IN COMING. YOUR COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED! LIFE HAS BEEN BUSY, WHAT WITH TRYING TO START A NEW MINISTRY (CALLED 'MEROS') & POSSIBLY A CHURCH. A HOME BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING, ALSO. NOT TO MENTION ALL THE EVERY-DAY...Read More »
THE 44 MILLION...PART 2
Posted in Bible on Sun, Aug 14 2011 - 06:20 PM| Comment (1)
*This is the final installment in this sermon. If you haven't had a chance to read part 1, I would invite you to check it out first. For those of you who have been anticipating this wrap-up, may it not only bless you & encourage you, but also strengthen your stance on the issue of life, and lead you to service & support of the...Read More »