Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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December 4 He is the image of the invisible God and the firstborn of every creature. — Colossians 1:15

One in Being with the Father

Having demanded that no images of God be made, God, at length, in obscurity, in the little village in Judea, brought forth One who, when He was grown, was revealed as the Son of God. Jesus is not made after the image of God. Jesus is not made in the image of God. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. Jesus Christ is the only babe that was ever born who was older than his mother when he was born. This... More
December 3 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8

Noble Things

In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells us that we must focus our thoughts on positive things. He tells us that human life is forwarded by thinking on things which are noble. One of the great tragedies now seen in modern times is that through their separation from God, most in the media continually fill our minds with the very antithesis of all of these things. What we see on television and in most movies and novels today, is not that which is... More
December 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. — Isaiah 43:2

Looking Unto Jesus

In Matthew 14 we read that the disciples were in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, and they saw Jesus walking on water. They were terrified. They thought they had seen a spirit and they cried aloud. Jesus said, “ Be of good cheer; it is I. Do not be afraid .” Impetuous Peter said, “ Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water .” And Jesus said, “ Come .” Peter slipped first one foot and then the... More
December 1 . . . That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. — Philippians 2:10-11

The First and Second Advents

During the Advent season—Christmas time—we remember the Advent of the Son of God. The term “advent” is taken from the Latin, ad ventre , which mean “to come to.” We remember that over 2,000 years ago, the eternal and uncreated Son of God came to this world, which He had fashioned with His own hands. At Advent, we are reminded that there is another Advent of which the Scriptures speak. He who came once... More
November 30 Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name. — Philippians 2:9

The Name of Jesus

When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he told specifically what the child to come was to be named: “ you will . . . call his name JESUS ” (Luke 1:31). The angel was but a messenger of God, who Himself chose the name of His one and only Son. His name was Jesus. But why Jesus? Of course, to understand that, we would have to understand that Jesus is an English word. The New Testament and the Old Testament were not written... More
November 29 ... the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. — 1 John 2:8

The Light of the World

Jesus did not say “I am one of many lights of the world;” He did not even say, “I am the light of the Jews;” or yet, “I am the light of the Gentiles;” nor did He declare “I bring unto you light.” But rather, He said without apology, “ I am the light of the world .” What a tremendous and bold statement. The occasion that brought it forth was the Feast of the Tabernacles. Jesus took... More
November 28 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. — Deuteronomy 6:5

Indirect Idolatry

Our gods today are usually what we regard as important, such as financial success or fame. What is it that is most important to your life? There are some people for whom their house is their god or even their car—all of their time, energy and labor centers around what they love best. There is nothing wrong with keeping a house, but when you make a house a god, there is something very wrong with that. For some people their family is... More