Tuesday, September 2, 2014

THE REALITIES OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE EPH 1:3-14

Praise the Lord, His will is perfect, He is always good
The Holy Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the source of our blessing
His blessings showered upon us in the heavenlies, where Satan roams
That prince of the powers of the air may haunt the heavenlies
Rest assured that Jesus Christ has already won the victory
Calling us to trust and obey-walk in obedience-claim this gift-He gives it for you

We are beings caught in time-I was, I am, I will be
Jesus is timeless-before Abraham I am
If the Father hadn’t chosen me before the foundation of the world He wouldn’t choose me now
He removed all of our sin-He saves us, He sanctifies us, He gives us His righteousness
The Father sees us in Christ, holy and without blemish, making us His sons and daughters
God made us His beloved, it wasn’t our idea

Christ forgives our sin by the riches of His grace- divine and human
His grace providing for our need-we don’t deserve it, it is free to you and me
We are loved and He loves us because He chose to love us
He does what He does because He is what He is, God is love
One day all things will be summed up in Jesus
Jesus is God’s everything-beyond anything we can imagine

The Holy Spirit is seeking to enable us
He doesn’t bless programs and performances-He blesses His Word
It speaks to us, giving us wisdom mercy and grace, speaking salvation to us
Witnessing to our belief, guiding our faith-Active in me
We are sealed by the Holy Spirit, nothing can separate us from Jesus
In Christ we are free, He loves you and me, to the praise of His glory

Clay Corvin August 23, 2014

 

 

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EPH 1:1-3 WE THINK

by clay on 08/16/2014

EPH 1:1-3 WE THINK
We think about God in our terms
So limited – So disappointing
Why this and why that -God should do this
God doesn’t exist – God does exist like this
Did God? – How can God?
I can’t imagine God would – and yet we have no imagination
Our intellect is limited to words, even music is sorely limited
God will understand my little indiscretion
If someone else did it we would declare it a major sin
Oh Lord how poorly we think

Paul speaking for God to the Saints who are faithful
Declares GRACE and PEACE from God
Providing salvation for us prepaid
God sees me through this GRACE
Seeing my failures, faults and flaws
Declaring in Jesus I am forgiven
He gives me His peace – I’m part of His family

Satan and his evil minions may haunt the heavenlies
Our struggle is sin
Jesus has conquered sin including Satan and his minions
We are free in Christ
When the Lord assigns us a call
Before our first step begins – every resource we will need is already there
Jesus – Creator, Lord, Confessor, Savior, Healer and much more
Jesus loves you and me and each one of us as if there is no other
Christ is all, in all, first of all, Lord of all and He loves you and me

Clay Corvin August 16, 2014

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BELIEF CHANGES EVERYTHING – GEN 15:1-6

August 9, 2014

BELIEF CHANGES EVERYTHING  - GEN 15:1-6 Do you believe God?  Do you believe Him for your situation? We need to move from knowing about Him to knowing Him To understand that His 7,000 plus promises in the Bible are true They are written to me and you for guidance in our daily life I believe […]

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

July 19, 2014

I grew up there-with lions and tigers and bears Mysteries abounded-yet it sheltered me from the unknown Deep in the recesses of my mind-it is a place I’m known And loved Throughout victories and defeat-I was welcomed as me Warts and all it was where I belonged Something happened as a teenager I roamed-seeking new […]

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THURSDAY IN BIRMINGHAM-7/3/14

July 3, 2014

Cool at 88 degrees, breezy and low humidity-Birmingham weather on Thursday July 3, 2014. I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Brookwood Village nestled against a low hill with a nice shade over the parking lot. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like to spend ten days in the city of my youth. […]

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IT ISN’T HARD (1 Kings 8:1-66)

June 11, 2014

It isn’t hard to ignore the Lord, we feel so accomplished and complete Hurting all over, ignoring our defeats We maintain a sense of eternity, no rational reason for belief But we do believe, Jesus is our strength-HE is God’s everything Night rolls into day, time flies by-leaving our good intentions high and dry What […]

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KIND WORDS

June 3, 2014

Kind words Precious living Time enough for worry Let’s focus on the good All around are lights from the Lord Think on these things Jesus is Lord We serve Him We glorify Him He loves us Rest as you face adversity God is in control His Word is a light unto our feet A lamp […]

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THE JOURNEY

May 18, 2014

Life is a journey, some old some new Always voices pulling at you Famous last words predicting our path We must learn to think and make good choices Who will we listen too? Daniel Webster ridiculed the purchase of California Today if it were a country it would be the 5th largest GDP economy in […]

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GOOD NEWS (MK 15:42-16:8)

April 19, 2014

Sin has overwhelmed us Each one dead in their trespass and sin Christ has made it possible for our forgiveness God has met our desperate need Joseph of Arimethaea a member of the Sanhedrin Had covertly followed Jesus At the Cross Joseph changed He knew the sacrifice Jesus had made Defying his fears Joseph asked […]

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GUILTY OF LOVE MK 14 AND 15

April 12, 2014

Jesus submitted Himself to the establishment Abused by the leaders who swore to do God’s will They lied and cheated the system Abusing Jesus they convicted Him and delivered Him to Pilate Jesus knew what would happen Willingly He accepted the road to the Cross He knew our sin; it destroyed Him His heart near […]

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A CURRENT EVENT

March 21, 2014

Held a prisoner Info to come Walking daily by faith Knowing His way Believing He’s won No matter the outcome Holding on A prisoner no more His victory underscored Info has come We will walk another day Jesus is my ONE I know what victory tastes like I know how darkness feels The Lord never […]

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GETHSEMANE (MK 14:32-42)

March 15, 2014

Jesus sweated drops of blood His pain for our sin His agony complete Christ knew what was ahead He felt the loneliness we feel and yet without sin Adam yielded to Satan Jesus yielded to God My life has been and is filled with sin Even though I seek to grow It’s always a struggle […]

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JESUS CAME – MARK 1:14-34

March 2, 2014

The Gospel of Mark presents the activities of Jesus Fast paced, not concerned about the finer points of theology Just the facts please All about what Jesus did Christ came preaching salvation Repent and believe in the Gospel Change your mind, change your direction The Lord is alive and He loves you – Turn away […]

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THE BEGINNING – MARK 1:1-13

February 22, 2014

JESUS the suffering servant, came to minister not be ministered too His love so great He gave His life, while I was still dead in my sin Christ was a real person and the power of God, He led a perfect life Serving by faith, walking by faith, living by faith, dying by faith Jesus, […]

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PRAYER COUNTS (EPH 1)

January 25, 2014

Life is passing by at an alarming rate, tomorrow never arrives We are consigned to today, All we do and say is right now today The world lulls us to sleep, Identifying work as things we do But the Word clearly defines prayer as work, Work we must do now Faith is fundamental to our […]

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KELLY AND ADAM

January 18, 2014

KELLY AND ADAM (married Jan 11, 2014) Kelly is wise, royal, servant of the most high God Christ is her compass, mentor, guide A deepening commitment, personal goals in tow, her life glows Adam is quiet, still water runs deep, He loves Jesus His strength is doing, he follows The Lord, he does for others […]

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

January 18, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Adam and Eve not far fetched, a modern day Peyton Place, how do Satan it’s a nice day Did God really say that Satan asked about the apple, Eve was thinking about herself Adam wasn’t thinking about anything, no focus, doing his own thing, just another day in Paradise We stand […]

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TRAVEL

December 30, 2013

Travel frees us from the ordinary Letting us see and participate in the extraordinary People count and we see that in distant lands They count with God and with us Their differences melt away- they are like us The Human Experience is similar across the world People want to be valued Societies extoll their virtues […]

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FEAR IS AN ACQUIRED HABIT

November 2, 2013

I was taught to fear as a tiny child, everyone around me lived fearful mean lives Courage was never talked about, innate sense of foreboding about everything Luck was a cornerstone, Do you feel lucky? Circumstances dictated that I seldom did I didn’t have an attitude of gratitude, every situation was a battle with winners […]

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JESUS IS LOOKING FOR YOU

November 1, 2013

Jesus is looking for you Jesus died for our sin, is alive today, giving us access to the FATHER, cleansing us from unrighteousness He paid a price we could not pay, living a life we fail to live, raised by the power of God Jesus is our righteousness, He is the One that takes us […]

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