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Published by Jerry Baysinger on 03 Aug 2017

READING THE WILL

Whenever there is a death, there is usually a will left behind to ascertain the property left behind will be distributed as the one who died desires.  And of course, everyone who thinks they stand to inherit something will show up for the reading of the will.  Most sit there with high hopes they will leave inheriting something of great worth.  Now suppose the one who died was rich; and I don’t mean just “rich”, but wealthy beyond even their wildest imagination.  Now you’re getting the idea.  The will is about to be read, and all the family members gathered are sitting on the edge of their chairs. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 27 Jul 2017

TELL ME THE WHOLE GOSPEL, NOT JUST PART

Let’s say you are a jigsaw puzzle fan, would you want to buy a puzzle with some of the pieces gone?  No?  why not?  Well, you’d want the whole picture, right?  And if some of the pieces of the puzzle are gone, you don’t have the whole picture when you’re done putting it together. But yet, we seem to be satisfied to go to church and hear part of the Gospel week after week.  Sure, I know you can’t preach the whole Gospel in one sermon.  But in the space of weeks, you can.  So then why are so many Christians missing so many pieces of the puzzle? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 20 Jul 2017

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE

During the month of July, the United States celebrates FREEDOM.  But before you can celebrate “freedom”, you must first know what it is.  Freedom is defined as: “the power to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint, the absence of subjection, and the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” Well, everyone wants to be free, right?  But whose freedoms are being taken away by us exercising OUR freedom? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 14 Jul 2017

BEING CONTENT

There is a lot of discontent in the world today.  People are being downright obnoxious to each other, and even CHURCH people are not walking in love toward one another many times.  Now the Apostle Paul had somewhat to say about being content, in Philippians 4:11-13, Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 07 Jul 2017

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?

A band called the Beatles had a hit record back in around 1963 called, “Do you want to know a secret?”  Everyone wants to know a secret, right? And the Bible is chock full of them, called “mysteries”.  But the Lord Jesus gave away some that had been kept hidden from the foundation of the world. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 30 Jun 2017

WITHOUT LIMITS

This morning I woke up and asked the LORD what to write about today, and He said, Philippians 4:13.  There was no delay whatsoever in His reply.  What does it say?  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Let’s pick that simple verse apart;  He says I CAN.  That word “can” is causative, not permissive, that means I am ABLE to.  I don’t have to seek permission, it is already ordained that I CAN.  DO;  that word signifies “action”, not just intent.  All things; how many is “ALL”?  That signifies the “total amount of” the THINGS; that which I choose to do.  THROUGH CHRIST  now it gets interesting. We have to ask, “What things would Christ have me do, since I am able to do all things?”  Has He empowered us to “do our own thing”?  Or is there a higher calling for our life?  WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME; well, seeing it is clearly CHRIST which strengtheneth me, then that empowerment is clearly to do Kingdom of God work, not my “own thing”. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 23 Jun 2017

FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE US

It is natural to get discouraged from time to time as the devil hurls his arrows at us, and he uses that to distract us from our main purpose in life, and that is to daily grow closer to the LORD.  It is written in Hebrews 12:1-2,
1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 16 Jun 2017

SIZZLE OR FIZZLE?

How is your relationship with the Lord Jesus today? Does it sizzle, or fizzle?  Usually I work my way up to the subject, but today I want you to realize we don’t have time to waste.  We know Jesus is coming back, but when?  It could be today, it could be in several hundred years, but each of us have our own “expiration date”, and it could be right now, we just don’t know.  Do you have a guarantee of tomorrow?  I don’t, and neither do you.  So we should be taking care of the most important matters in our lives FIRST, and our soul is our most important possession. Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 08 Jun 2017

WHO HAS WHO?

One day while traveling, I saw a billboard that said, “GOT JESUS?”  That got me thinking about all the people who tell me they “have Jesus”.  It’s amazing how many people claim Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior, yet nothing has changed in their life.  They are living the same life they were before being “born again”, so I really have to wonder, what happened, or more accurately, what DIDN’T happen? Continue Reading »

Published by Jerry Baysinger on 01 Jun 2017

GOD HAS A BETTER PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE

We all make plans, no matter what our race or where we live, we all plan our days, don’t we? Most of the time our “plan” is centered around what WE want to do.  Maybe it’s as simple as finding something to eat, or shelter;  a place to call home.  We all have our hopes, our dreams, but sometimes the best laid plans don’t work.  Then what? Continue Reading »

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