Thursday, May 18, 2017

Home Sweet Home #323

Roses in the Garden: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I took the week off for Mother's Day, here is a scene of my garden while I was loafing. 

There are so many wonderful posts each week, here are a few that I enjoyed.
Coconut Cream Cheesecake
Coconut Cream Cheesecake from Olla-Podrida.

Paper Plate Kid's Crafts

Spring Flower Arrangement


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Home Sweet Home #322

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home! This week I shared one of my favorite scenes from The Son of God in Jesus Teaches Nicodemus.

Mighty Flood of Justice: The Charm of Home
Then I gave you a prophetic message that is relevant today in Mighty Flood of Justice.

There are so many wonderful posts each week, here are a few that I enjoyed.


Just in time for Mother's Day!  Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms!  I love tea in, Lilac Spring Tea Time by My Cozy Corner.




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mighty Flood of Justice

Amos: Mighty Flood of Justice

Amos was a minor prophet who wrote the first biblical prophetic book.  The Book of Amos, written approx. 750 B.C., with it's theme of social justice, God's power, and divine judgement it is as relevant today as it was when it was written.  One of it's most famous verses is verse 24.

Warning of Coming Judgment

18 What sorrow awaits you who say,
    “If only the day of the Lord were here!”
You have no idea what you are wishing for.
    That day will bring darkness, not light.
19 In that day you will be like a man who runs from a lion—
    only to meet a bear.
Escaping from the bear, he leans his hand against a wall in his house—
    and he’s bitten by a snake.
20 Yes, the day of the Lord will be dark and hopeless,
    without a ray of joy or hope.
21 “I hate all your show and pretense—
    the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.
22 I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings.
    I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings.
23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise!
    I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice,
    an endless river of righteous living.
25 “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the wilderness, Israel? 26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—the images you made for yourselves. 27 So I will send you into exile, to a land east of Damascus,” says the Lord, whose name is the God of Heaven’s Armies.

Amos 5:18-27

I ask myself now, do I want to be on the receiving end of a "mighty flood of justice" or should I choose "an endless river of righteous living?" We get to choose. What have you picked? I was baptised at 13 and have gone to church all of my life but, I hadn't repented all my adult life. It wasn't what God wanted till I repented and gave my life to him. 

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,
Sherry

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker
Monday's Musings at What Joy is Mine
Tuesday Talk with Sarah E. Frazer
Coffee and Conversation at Pat and Candy.com- Tues eve
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus: The Charm of Home
Jesus Teaches Nicodemus  from The Life of Jesus Christ
There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

John 3:1-3

"Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God." Jesus is not speaking about going to a place called heaven here.

He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them."
Matthew 13:11-12

You can walk around in the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth!  No kidding. You can see, things from Jesus' perspective. In a heavenly perspective that others can't see! 

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (see resource below)
Luke 17:21
“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”
  John 3:4-8

Heavenly things are supernatural. (see resource below)
“How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked.
10 Jesus replied, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand these things? 11 I assure you, we tell you what we know and have seen, and yet you won’t believe our testimony. 12 But if you don’t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. 
John 3:9-15

Faith
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” 
John 3:16-21

You live as a reflection of Jesus here on earth to help others come to the Kingdom of Heaven.

John the Baptist Exalts Jesus

22 Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizing people.
23 At this time John the Baptist was baptizing at Aenon, near Salim, because there was plenty of water there; and people kept coming to him for baptism. 24 (This was before John was thrown into prison.) 25 A debate broke out between John’s disciples and a certain Jew over ceremonial cleansing. 26 So John’s disciples came to him and said, “Rabbi, the man you met on the other side of the Jordan River, the one you identified as the Messiah, is also baptizing people. And everybody is going to him instead of coming to us.”
27 John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven. 28 You yourselves know how plainly I told you, ‘I am not the Messiah. I am only here to prepare the way for him.’ 29 It is the bridegroom who marries the bride, and the bridegroom’s friend is simply glad to stand with him and hear his vows. Therefore, I am filled with joy at his success. 30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
31 “He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else. 32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them! 33 Anyone who accepts his testimony can affirm that God is true. 34 For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.35 The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands. 36 And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
John:3:22-36

Everything you are given is a gift from God. 
John 3:27

When you repent and are reborn in the Spirit then you receive the Holy Spirit. And you have to remain in the Spirit becoming more and more like Jesus, never to go back to your old habits. 

Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, "Where are your accusers? Didn't even one of them condemn you?
"No, Lord," she said.
And Jesus said, "Neither do I. Go and sin no more."

John 8:11

Kingdom of God: Resource
Miracles/Supernatural: Resource
Holy Spirit: Resource


Clip from: The Son of God

There are several good visual bibles and movies for you to watch the scripture.
Here are some links: All free
Gospel of John

Gospel of Luke

Gospel of Matthew

Acts of the Apostles


Movies that are also good and filled with scripture: free
Life of Jesus Christ

Jesus of Nazareth

On Netflix: fees apply
The Bible 
The Son of God

On Amazon Prime: fees apply
The Passion of the Christ

YouTube Movies: fees apply

The Gospel of John (word-for-word version)


All glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ,
Sherry

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker
Monday's Musings at What Joy is Mine
Tuesday Talk with Sarah E. Frazer
Coffee and Conversation at Pat and Candy.com- Tues eve
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Home Sweet Home #321

Cyrus The Lord's Chosen One: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared Cyrus the Lord's Chosen One

The Word of God: The Charm of Home
Then I summarized the message you are getting from the Lord in the last 5 posts I have shared in, The Word of God.

 There are so many wonderful posts each week, here are a few that I enjoyed.
Did you know Jesus Prayed for you?

Bee and ladybug appetizers
Mother's Day Garden Greatness by The Little Yellow Corner Store.

Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts for Dementia
Mother's Day Gifts for Dementia by Wonderfully Made.

Sherry

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Word of God

The Word of God: The Charm of Home

‘In the last days,’ God says,
    ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
    Your young men will see visions,
    and your old men will dream dreams.
Acts 2:17

Let's put all of this together:

Daniel's Vision of a Messenger: God is pouring out his spirit with messages.

Jesus Speaks About the Future: Believers should always be ready.

Nehemiah: The church is the walls of the New Jerusalem.

Building the Temple in Jerusalem: Ezra: The Temple will be rebuilt again.

Cyrus The Lord's Chosen One: God qualifies the called.

Paul speaking to Thessalonians.

13 Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn’t think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe.

The word of God is speaking to you through these blog posts. This word does work in you who believe! Isn't that awesome! 
14 And then, dear brothers and sisters, you suffered persecution from your own countrymen. In this way, you imitated the believers in God’s churches in Judea who, because of their belief in Christ Jesus, suffered from their own people, the Jews. 15 For some of the Jews killed the prophets, and some even killed the Lord Jesus. Now they have persecuted us, too. They fail to please God and work against all humanity 16 as they try to keep us from preaching the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last.

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

The anger of God will catch up to the evil in this world.
Sing a new song to the Lord!
    Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
 Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
    Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
 Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
    He is to be feared above all gods.

The gods of other nations are mere idols,

    but the Lord made the heavens!
 Honor and majesty surround him;
    strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.
 O nations of the world, recognize the Lord;
    recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
 Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!
    Bring your offering and come into his courts. 
Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.
    Let all the earth tremble before him.
 Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
    The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
    He will judge all peoples fairly.
 Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
    Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
 Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
    Let the trees of the forest sing for joy
 before the Lord, for he is coming!
    He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice,
    and the nations with his truth.

Psalm 96

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,
Sherry

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker
Monday's Musings at What Joy is Mine
Tuesday Talk with Sarah E. Frazer
Coffee and Conversation at Pat and Candy.com- Tues eve
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups