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Merry Christmas!

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On that day, in the town of David a Saviour was born to us; He is Jesus our Lord! Because of this and what happened later anyone can call on Him.Procrastinate no longer. Call on Him today (right now, this second) and enjoy His peace. A peace that only He can bring to you. A peace that you won't be able to explain as you experience His forgiveness and overflowing love within.
"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord."
-Luke 2:11 (NIV)"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." -John 3:16-17 (NKJV)"Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7 (NLT)If you have given yourself up to Jes…

Merry Christmas!

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On that day, in the town of David a Saviour was born to us; He is Jesus our Lord! Because of this and what happened later anyone can call on Him.Procrastinate no longer. Call on Him today (right now, this second) and enjoy His peace. A peace that only He can bring to you. A peace that you won't be able to explain as you experience His forgiveness and overflowing love within.
"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord."
-Luke 2:11 (NIV) "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." -John 3:16-17 (NKJV) "Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7 (NLT) If you have given yourself up …

Path to Salvation: Four

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Because God loves you and I so much (no matter what foolishness we've done) He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. This He did for us so that we can call on Him directly and ask for forgiveness that we may live."But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8 (NKJV)LOVE
[1] g0026. ἀγάπη agapē; from 25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast: — (feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
I. brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence
II. love feasts

[2] Benevolence: an act of kindness. a generous gift.

Related passage: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 (NKJV)

Please share the Good News.


<< Path to Salvation: Three     |     Path to Salvation: Five >>-Ruben

[1] (Olive Tree Enhanced Strong's Dictionary)
[2] Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Path to Salvation: Four

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Because God loves you and I so much (no matter what foolishness we've done) He sent His Son Jesus to die for us. This He did for us so that we can call on Him directly and ask for forgiveness that we may live. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8 (NKJV)LOVE
[1] g0026. ἀγάπη agapē; from 25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast: — (feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
I. brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence
II. love feasts

[2] Benevolence: an act of kindness. a generous gift.

Related passage: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 (NKJV)

Please share the Good News.


<< Path to Salvation: Three     |     Path to Salvation: Five >> -Ruben

[1] (Olive Tree Enhanced Strong's Dictionary)
[2] Merriam-Webster Dictionary


A Prayer Request...

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Believers in Christ. A call to action! "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God" -Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)Need ongoing prayer for...
- Roman. cancer.
- Dakota. seizures.
- Mike. heart.
- Rob. health and family.(The Lord knows all the details.)
Heavenly Father. We ask for complete healing and all according to Your will...

Please share...
-The Cobbler House. Refresh Your Soul and Heal.

A Prayer Request...

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Believers in Christ. A call to action!  "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God" -Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) Need ongoing prayer for...
- Roman. cancer.
- Dakota. seizures.
- Mike. heart.
- Rob. health and family. (The Lord knows all the details.)
Heavenly Father. We ask for complete healing and all according to Your will...

Please share...
-The Cobbler House. Refresh Your Soul and Heal.

Now Work it Out

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“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”-Philippians 2:12-13Just before writing these words, Paul had just given instruction to the church at Philippi to be of “one mind” (Philippians 2:2) and to “let each esteem others better than himself” (Philippians 2:3) in order that he might encourage them to be in loving unity with one another. Paul then gives them extra encouragement in the example that they have in Jesus. The example of how Jesus humbled Himself. The Creator entering His creation and coming to serve not to be served.

When Jesus came to serve He came to die. Jesus came to pay a debt to God that we couldn’t pay and with His blood He purchased freedom and salvation for all who believe on Him. If Jesus brought salvation, how then can we work out our own salvation?
It is important to …

Now Work it Out

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“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” -Philippians 2:12-13 Just before writing these words, Paul had just given instruction to the church at Philippi to be of “one mind” (Philippians 2:2) and to “let each esteem others better than himself” (Philippians 2:3) in order that he might encourage them to be in loving unity with one another. Paul then gives them extra encouragement in the example that they have in Jesus. The example of how Jesus humbled Himself. The Creator entering His creation and coming to serve not to be served.

When Jesus came to serve He came to die. Jesus came to pay a debt to God that we couldn’t pay and with His blood He purchased freedom and salvation for all who believe on Him. If Jesus brought salvation, how then can we work out our own salvation?
It is importan…

Path to Salvation: Three

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Failure to turn away from sin leads to death, but God has an awesome gift for anyone who repents and acknowledges Him as Lord and Saviour..."For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." -Romans 6:23 (NKJV)DEATH [1]I. death bringing, deadlyg2288. θάνατος thanatos; from 2348; (properly, an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively): — x deadly, (be...) death.
I. the death of the bodyA. that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended
B. with the implied idea of future misery in hell
1. the power of death
C. since the nether world, the abode of the dead, was conceived as being very dark, it is equivalent to the region of thickest darkness i.e. figuratively, a region enveloped in the darkness of ignorance and sin
II. metaph., the loss of that life which alone is worthy of the name,A. the misery of the soul arising from sin, which begins on earth but lasts and inc…

Path to Salvation: Three

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Failure to turn away from sin leads to death, but God has an awesome gift for anyone who repents and acknowledges Him as Lord and Saviour... "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." -Romans 6:23 (NKJV)DEATH [1] I. death bringing, deadly g2288. θάνατος thanatos; from 2348; (properly, an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively): — x deadly, (be...) death.
I. the death of the body A. that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended
B. with the implied idea of future misery in hell
1. the power of death
C. since the nether world, the abode of the dead, was conceived as being very dark, it is equivalent to the region of thickest darkness i.e. figuratively, a region enveloped in the darkness of ignorance and sin
II. metaph., the loss of that life which alone is worthy of the name, A. the misery of the soul arising from sin, which begins on earth but las…

Path to Salvation: Two

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Acknowledge that everyone falls short. No one is righteous. Not even you. Not even me."As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;" -Romans 3:10NONE[1]1: not any
2: not one : nobody
3: not any such thing or person
4: no part : nothing
RIGHTEOUS [2]g1342. δίκαιος dikaios; from 1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively): — just, meet, right(-eous).

I. righteous, observing divine law

A. sin a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God
1. of those who seem to themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves in their virtues, whether real or imagined
2. innocent, faultless, guiltless
3. used of him whose way of thinking, feeling, and acting is wholly conformed to the will of God, and who therefore needs no rectification in the heart or life
a. only Christ truly
4. approved of or acceptable of God

B. in a narrower sense, rendering to each his due and that in a ju…

Path to Salvation: Two

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Acknowledge that everyone falls short. No one is righteous. Not even you. Not even me."As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;" -Romans 3:10 NONE[1] 1: not any
2: not one : nobody
3: not any such thing or person
4: no part : nothing
RIGHTEOUS [2] g1342. δίκαιος dikaios; from 1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively): — just, meet, right(-eous).

I. righteous, observing divine law

A. sin a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God
1. of those who seem to themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves in their virtues, whether real or imagined
2. innocent, faultless, guiltless
3. used of him whose way of thinking, feeling, and acting is wholly conformed to the will of God, and who therefore needs no rectification in the heart or life
a. only Christ truly
4. approved of or acceptable of God

B. in a narrower sense, rendering to each his due …

Path to Salvation: One

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The first step to surrendering your self over to God is to admit that you are a sinner.To sin is to miss the mark. It is to violate God's law.

From a human standpoint, one may think that they've never sinned1 as "I've never hurt anyone, and I always do what is right."
But reality is, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." -Romans 3:23
Once you acknowledge you are a sinner proceed to the next page. . .
Path to Salvation: Two >>
1 *SINNEDg0264. ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō; perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the base of 3313; properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin: — for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

to be without a share in to miss the mark to err, be mistaken to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong to wander from the law of God, violate God's law, sin *Definition taken from Olive Tree Enhanced Strong's Dictionary

-…

Path to Salvation: One

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The first step to surrendering your self over to God is to admit that you are a sinner. To sin is to miss the mark. It is to violate God's law.

From a human standpoint, one may think that they've never sinned1 as "I've never hurt anyone, and I always do what is right."
But reality is, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." -Romans 3:23
Once you acknowledge you are a sinner proceed to the next page. . .
Path to Salvation: Two >>
1 *SINNEDg0264. ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō; perhaps from 1 (as a negative particle) and the base of 3313; properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e. (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin: — for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

to be without a share in to miss the mark to err, be mistaken to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honour, to do or go wrong to wander from the law of God, violate God's law, sin *Definition taken from Olive Tree Enhanced Strong's Dicti…

Have You Ever Been Wronged?

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In the book of beginnings, Genesis, there is a story of some brothers who, in a very evil way, wronged their younger brother Joseph.They did this because of jealousy and hate that they had toward him. The initial plan was to kill him, but that plan shifted and Joseph ended up being sold to passers by. Joseph then ended up in Egypt under Pharaoh as a servant to him.
Joseph's brothers told their father that he was killed by an animal out in the field and that he had died. This was to cover up their sin.
(Note: If you would like to read the story of Joseph in its entirety, you can find it in the book of Genesis chapters thirty-seven through fifty.)
Joseph experienced a lot of hardship from the day he was sold into slavery to the day he became second in command to Pharaoh. 
Joseph suffered through many things: Extreme hardship due to peoples' jealousy and liesA wrongful conviction which lead him to be imprisoned for quite a whileEmotional trauma as he went through the nonsenseAnd much …

Have You Ever Been Wronged?

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In the book of beginnings, Genesis, there is a story of some brothers who, in a very evil way, wronged their younger brother Joseph. They did this because of jealousy and hate that they had toward him. The initial plan was to kill him, but that plan shifted and Joseph ended up being sold to passers by. Joseph then ended up in Egypt under Pharaoh as a servant to him.
Joseph's brothers told their father that he was killed by an animal out in the field and that he had died. This was to cover up their sin.
(Note: If you would like to read the story of Joseph in its entirety, you can find it in the book of Genesis chapters thirty-seven through fifty.)
Joseph experienced a lot of hardship from the day he was sold into slavery to the day he became second in command to Pharaoh. 
Joseph suffered through many things: Extreme hardship due to peoples' jealousy and liesA wrongful conviction which lead him to be imprisoned for quite a whileEmotional trauma as he went through the nonsenseAnd…

JEWLS Bible Study Rolling Along...

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Trials. We all have experienced them and it is certain we will continue to face various trials in our lifetime.Psalm 25 provided us encouragement and showed us that life is a difficult journey and that in order for us to walk through the storms and pitfalls that are sure to come our way, we need God.
We need His wisdom to make the right decisions as to which way to go (Psalm 25:4).

When we do go astray, He shows us the way back (Psalm 25:8).

We learned that we need to trust Him; to trust Him we need to know Him!

How do we get to know Him? We must read our bible, pray and ask for understanding.
He is faithful and keeps all His promises (Psalm 25:10). On this journey we must keep our eyes “forever on the Lord” (Psalm 25:15).Next week we will be starting our journey into the book of James which will equip us with practical wisdom for everyday living.

God will reveal to us godly wisdom in trials, temptations, in our friendships and in our speech.

We will see why we must be a doer o…

JEWLS Bible Study Rolling Along...

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Trials. We all have experienced them and it is certain we will continue to face various trials in our lifetime. Psalm 25 provided us encouragement and showed us that life is a difficult journey and that in order for us to walk through the storms and pitfalls that are sure to come our way, we need God.
We need His wisdom to make the right decisions as to which way to go (Psalm 25:4).

When we do go astray, He shows us the way back (Psalm 25:8).

We learned that we need to trust Him; to trust Him we need to know Him!

How do we get to know Him? We must read our bible, pray and ask for understanding.
He is faithful and keeps all His promises (Psalm 25:10). On this journey we must keep our eyes “forever on the Lord” (Psalm 25:15). Next week we will be starting our journey into the book of James which will equip us with practical wisdom for everyday living.

God will reveal to us godly wisdom in trials, temptations, in our friendships and in our speech.

We will see why we must be …

Dodger Blue!

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favourite team, it is!what's yours?

Dodger Blue!

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favourite team, it is! what's yours?

Let's Go Encourage One Another!

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Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this day.Time to put on the armour and pick up the sword (the Bible) and get to the assembly of believers so that we can listen to the Word, fellowship with other believers, encourage and be encouraged.

In His strength, let's try to outdo one another in encouraging one another! (Imagine that!)

Sunday is the day when most believers in Jesus Christ can gather together.

Let's take advantage of this opportunity that God our Father has provided for us.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to fill us to overflowing and give us strength to get up!

I know, I know! Sometimes the armour is heavy and hard to put on but we can do it through His strength! Just call on Him!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
-Ephesians 6:10-11 (KJV)BTW, if you are not doing well today, post your prayer request, and we will lift you up in p…

Let's Go Encourage One Another!

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Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this day. Time to put on the armour and pick up the sword (the Bible) and get to the assembly of believers so that we can listen to the Word, fellowship with other believers, encourage and be encouraged.

In His strength, let's try to outdo one another in encouraging one another! (Imagine that!)

Sunday is the day when most believers in Jesus Christ can gather together.

Let's take advantage of this opportunity that God our Father has provided for us.

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to fill us to overflowing and give us strength to get up!

I know, I know! Sometimes the armour is heavy and hard to put on but we can do it through His strength! Just call on Him!
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
-Ephesians 6:10-11 (KJV) BTW, if you are not doing well today, post your prayer request, and we will lift you…

J.O.R.G.E.

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Sup everyone! Just want to report that Warrior Generation is going super great despite our meeting time - 5:30am.One would think that doing anything at 5:30am, on a Saturday, when we should all be sleeping in from a long week of work that we'd be falling asleep.

Not so!

On the contrary, the Word of God is keeping us awake and on fire!

This morning Jorge shared from 2 Timothy 4.

(Although Jorge denies it, me thinks that Jorge has been preaching the Word for years. He's probably a Pastor somewhere and he's just not telling us, lol!)

In all seriousness, the message was great! Thank you Jorge for the encouragement to all of us present. To God be the Glory!

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, pray for these young gents and all of our next generation that's focused in Christ that they would continue to be strong and get stronger in the Lord. Pray, pray, pray!

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, if the Lord is leading you to start up a 'Warrior' group, start one and begin buildi…

J.O.R.G.E.

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Sup everyone! Just want to report that Warrior Generation is going super great despite our meeting time - 5:30am. One would think that doing anything at 5:30am, on a Saturday, when we should all be sleeping in from a long week of work that we'd be falling asleep.

Not so!

On the contrary, the Word of God is keeping us awake and on fire!

This morning Jorge shared from 2 Timothy 4.

(Although Jorge denies it, me thinks that Jorge has been preaching the Word for years. He's probably a Pastor somewhere and he's just not telling us, lol!)

In all seriousness, the message was great! Thank you Jorge for the encouragement to all of us present. To God be the Glory!

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, pray for these young gents and all of our next generation that's focused in Christ that they would continue to be strong and get stronger in the Lord. Pray, pray, pray!

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, if the Lord is leading you to start up a 'Warrior' group, start one and begi…

How to Access Unshackled: A Quick Tutorial

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I created a quick tutorial that will guide you on how to access the online radio program Unshackled.

Since a previous post Pacific Garden Mission has updated their website so now it is much easier to access the radio programs.

The tutorial is based on cell phone access but you can also access the program via your laptop, desktop or whatever.

Take a listen to one of these programs and be blessed! Enjoy!

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

How to Access Unshackled: A Quick Tutorial

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well.  I created a quick tutorial that will guide you on how to access the online radio program Unshackled.

Since a previous post Pacific Garden Mission has updated their website so now it is much easier to access the radio programs.

The tutorial is based on cell phone access but you can also access the program via your laptop, desktop or whatever.

Take a listen to one of these programs and be blessed! Enjoy!

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

J is for Joseph. that's it...

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Sup everyone! I am super excited at what the Lord is doing with these youngsters! I've been walking in Christ for a long, long time and I feel super on fire for Jesus now just as I did the night He saved me.When you are obedient to God our Father and allow Him to use you, He will ignite a fire in you like you've never felt before.

This morning Joseph encouraged us with a message that he gave from 2 Timothy 3. (This guy is going to be a preacher of the Word some day!) Glory be to God!

A passage that stood out to me was 2 Timothy 3:7 "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Joseph said of this that our prayer should always be that the Lord would bring a fascination to us of Him.

A fascination of awe that the Lord has even allowed us to read about what Jesus said and did; That we can read His Words first hand from the Bible; That we would remember that always, as we read His Word, and not make it a head knowledge thing but a Jesus thing.

Man oh…

J is for Joseph. that's it...

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Sup everyone! I am super excited at what the Lord is doing with these youngsters! I've been walking in Christ for a long, long time and I feel super on fire for Jesus now just as I did the night He saved me. When you are obedient to God our Father and allow Him to use you, He will ignite a fire in you like you've never felt before.

This morning Joseph encouraged us with a message that he gave from 2 Timothy 3. (This guy is going to be a preacher of the Word some day!) Glory be to God!

A passage that stood out to me was 2 Timothy 3:7 "always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Joseph said of this that our prayer should always be that the Lord would bring a fascination to us of Him.

A fascination of awe that the Lord has even allowed us to read about what Jesus said and did; That we can read His Words first hand from the Bible; That we would remember that always, as we read His Word, and not make it a head knowledge thing but a Jesus thing.

The Cobbler House Bible Study Update

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Great Bible study this evening.Dustin provided great insight on Matthew twenty-seven. He emphasized the importance of the Old Testament in current times by comparing Psalm twenty-two with Matthew twenty-seven. Thank you Dustin and great job. All glory to God!

Indeed how important it is to keep all scripture together that is the Old and New Testaments. Each compliments the other without any doubt.

Next week we will be getting into the last part of chapter twenty-seven and into twenty-eight.

Stay Strong! In Jesus' name!

-Ruben

The Cobbler House Bible Study Update

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Great Bible study this evening. Dustin provided great insight on Matthew twenty-seven. He emphasized the importance of the Old Testament in current times by comparing Psalm twenty-two with Matthew twenty-seven. Thank you Dustin and great job. All glory to God!

Indeed how important it is to keep all scripture together that is the Old and New Testaments. Each compliments the other without any doubt.

Next week we will be getting into the last part of chapter twenty-seven and into twenty-eight.

Stay Strong! In Jesus' name!

-Ruben

Matthew 3:2 NKJV

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”-John the Baptist

Matthew 3:2 NKJV

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”-John the Baptist

Z for Zombie. NOPE. Z for Zaira!

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Warrior Generation is rolling strong...This morning Zaira provided us with a really cool blessing of encouragement and insight from 2 Timothy 2. Thank you Zaira for the blessing! All glory to God!
Her method of expounding the chapter was to use other passages of scripture to explain every single verse in chapter two. 
Using the Bible as its own commentary is awesome and the best commentary to use. There is no better place to obtain understanding from the Word than from the Word itself.
Stay Strong. In Jesus' Name!
-Ruben

Z for Zombie. NOPE. Z for Zaira!

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Warrior Generation is rolling strong... This morning Zaira provided us with a really cool blessing of encouragement and insight from 2 Timothy 2. Thank you Zaira for the blessing! All glory to God!
Her method of expounding the chapter was to use other passages of scripture to explain every single verse in chapter two. 
Using the Bible as its own commentary is awesome and the best commentary to use. There is no better place to obtain understanding from the Word than from the Word itself.
Stay Strong. In Jesus' Name!
-Ruben

Psalms 88:13 NKJV

"But to You I have cried out, O Lord , And in the morning my prayer comes before You."

Psalms 88:13 NKJV

"But to You I have cried out, O Lord , And in the morning my prayer comes before You."

Learning the Way of our Lord!

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Hello everyone! Just want to report another awesome morning of fellowship and discipleship Bible study.
This morning our bro Justin taught from the book of 2 Timothy chapter 1. Thanks for all the encouragement bro and great job.

It is always super cool to listen to another brother or sister share the Word of God. Each week's message is unique as the Lord speaks to each one of us so differently, yet it is always inline with the Word of God.

Thank you JESUS! and may Your name be glorified.

-Ruben

Learning the Way of our Lord!

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Hello everyone! Just want to report another awesome morning of fellowship and discipleship Bible study.
This morning our bro Justin taught from the book of 2 Timothy chapter 1. Thanks for all the encouragement bro and great job.

It is always super cool to listen to another brother or sister share the Word of God. Each week's message is unique as the Lord speaks to each one of us so differently, yet it is always inline with the Word of God.

Thank you JESUS! and may Your name be glorified.

-Ruben

With the Word: The Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Handbook

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With the Word by Warren W. Wiersbe is an excellent Bible study resource. Wiersbe covers the entire Bible with short snippets of information that will encourage and provide you with insight regarding the text you are reading.

With the Word is perfect for those who are reading through the Bible; at the beginning of each Bible book, Wiersbe provides information in regards to what was happening at that particular point in time.

You can purchase the paperback or Kindle version.

-Ruben

With the Word: The Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Handbook

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With the Word by Warren W. Wiersbe is an excellent Bible study resource.  Wiersbe covers the entire Bible with short snippets of information that will encourage and provide you with insight regarding the text you are reading.

With the Word is perfect for those who are reading through the Bible; at the beginning of each Bible book, Wiersbe provides information in regards to what was happening at that particular point in time.

You can purchase the paperback or Kindle version.

-Ruben

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green

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The story of Keith Green is a true story about a brother in Christ who just wanted to serve the Lord with all his heart. Melody Green (his wife) writes about the ups and downs, the goods and the bads that they experienced, but at the end for the Glory of God.

This book will encourage you to move toward Christ without compromise.

-Ruben

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green

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The story of Keith Green is a true story about a brother in Christ who just wanted to serve the Lord with all his heart.  Melody Green (his wife) writes about the ups and downs, the goods and the bads that they experienced, but at the end for the Glory of God.

This book will encourage you to move toward Christ without compromise.

-Ruben

Chuck Smith Autobiography: A Memoir of Grace

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I just completed reading Chuck Smith's autobiography last night. The story as told by his son Chuck Smith Jr. is very encouraging. It travels through Pastor Chuck's ministry through the years and how Calvary Chapel finally came to fruition.

It is so amazing to read how the Lord used this one man to affect so many thousands upon thousands of people in the United States and beyond.

I recommend this book as it encourages the believer to not trust in him or herself, but to fully trust in the Lord.

-Ruben

Chuck Smith Autobiography: A Memoir of Grace

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I just completed reading Chuck Smith's autobiography last night.  The story as told by his son Chuck Smith Jr. is very encouraging. It travels through Pastor Chuck's ministry through the years and how Calvary Chapel finally came to fruition.

It is so amazing to read how the Lord used this one man to affect so many thousands upon thousands of people in the United States and beyond.

I recommend this book as it encourages the believer to not trust in him or herself, but to fully trust in the Lord.

-Ruben

The Cobbler House - Refresh Your Soul and Heal

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Hey everyone. Hope you are all doing well and blessings to all.

We are excited to announce that our Thursday evening Bible study now has a new name attached to it.

The new name is:
The Cobbler House :: Refresh Your Soul and HealPrayer people, please pray for this ministry. Pray that we do all according to the Lord's Word and leading and never our own.

If you have any unsaved friends, neighbors or anyone, please send them our way. Also, if you would like to join us, go for it. We are here and ready to encourage. (And, you can encourage us.)

Details regarding location, time and all that good stuff can be found HERE.

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

The Cobbler House - Refresh Your Soul and Heal

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Hey everyone. Hope you are all doing well and blessings to all.

We are excited to announce that our Thursday evening Bible study now has a new name attached to it.

The new name is:
The Cobbler House :: Refresh Your Soul and Heal Prayer people, please pray for this ministry. Pray that we do all according to the Lord's Word and leading and never our own.

If you have any unsaved friends, neighbors or anyone, please send them our way. Also, if you would like to join us, go for it. We are here and ready to encourage. (And, you can encourage us.)

Details regarding location, time and all that good stuff can be found HERE.

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

Luke 18:1 Comforting Words

"Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart"
-Luke 18:1 NKJV

Luke 18:1 Comforting Words

"Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart"
-Luke 18:1 NKJV

Crazy Call to Action

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As we begin our journey to church today, let's recall what the Bible says in  Hebrews 3:13 (NIV) "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness."Let's go wherever we go to gather with other believers today and encourage one another.

Also, as believers, we know we are called to action so we must lead the charge if needed. Let's not wait for someone to encourage us. Let us go in and begin encouraging.

Wow! Imagine the argument amongst believers being 'she got to encourage that sister before I did. I'd better go find someone to encourage, quick.' 'What? I didn't get to encourage my bro because my other bro got to him first.' (Side note: Double encouragement never hurt anyone.)

If we believers argue, that would be something to argue about-how to get to another believer to encourage him or her.

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but that's ok. Get crazy in Christ! It's …

Crazy Call to Action

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As we begin our journey to church today, let's recall what the Bible says in  Hebrews 3:13 (NIV) "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness." Let's go wherever we go to gather with other believers today and encourage one another.

Also, as believers, we know we are called to action so we must lead the charge if needed. Let's not wait for someone to encourage us. Let us go in and begin encouraging.

Wow! Imagine the argument amongst believers being 'she got to encourage that sister before I did. I'd better go find someone to encourage, quick.' 'What? I didn't get to encourage my bro because my other bro got to him first.' (Side note: Double encouragement never hurt anyone.)

If we believers argue, that would be something to argue about-how to get to another believer to encourage him or her.

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but that's ok. Get crazy in Christ! It&…

Warrior Generation Today!

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"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" -2 Timothy 2:15 KJVWarrior Generation still going strong.

Saturday morning Bible study was, once again, awesome and super encouraging.

This morning bro Jorge (not boy George ;) and Dustin expounded 1 Timothy chapter 6. The message was very encouraging.

Employer/employee relationships, money, fleeing foolishness and keeping the "commandment" was reviewed in detail and discussed. We all received some great insight and learned new things.

The Bible has so much to say about life, it's amazing!

If you aren't reading your Bible, I encourage you to read it. You'll be blessed and super amazed at the clarity in which it speaks about our/your walk here on earth.

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

Warrior Generation Today!

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"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" -2 Timothy 2:15 KJV Warrior Generation still going strong.

Saturday morning Bible study was, once again, awesome and super encouraging.

This morning bro Jorge (not boy George ;) and Dustin expounded 1 Timothy chapter 6. The message was very encouraging.

Employer/employee relationships, money, fleeing foolishness and keeping the "commandment" was reviewed in detail and discussed. We all received some great insight and learned new things.

The Bible has so much to say about life, it's amazing!

If you aren't reading your Bible, I encourage you to read it. You'll be blessed and super amazed at the clarity in which it speaks about our/your walk here on earth.

In Jesus' Name!

-Ruben

Let Your Heart Be Glad (Video)

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Let Your Heart Be Glad (Video)

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Let Your Heart Be Glad

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"Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!" -Psalm 105:3-4Have no doubt at all that when you seek the Lordwith all your heart you are going to enter the path of peace and comfort that'll cause you to rejoice in Him. No other emotion will you experience. 
The key is to come before our God with a true heart and zero doubt. Totally allowing Him to overtake you.
Yes, seek His strength with all your heart and He will provide you with strength to overcome the battles in life.
Yes, Seek His strength with all your heart so that you can rejoice and praise Him when things go well. 15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
16 In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of their strength,
And in Your favor our horn is exalted. -Psalm 89:15-17 NKJVIn Jesus' Name!
Have a great…

Let Your Heart Be Glad

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"Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!" -Psalm 105:3-4Have no doubt at all that when you seek the Lordwith all your heart you are going to enter the path of peace and comfort that'll cause you to rejoice in Him. No other emotion will you experience. 
The key is to come before our God with a true heart and zero doubt. Totally allowing Him to overtake you.
Yes, seek His strength with all your heart and He will provide you with strength to overcome the battles in life.
Yes, Seek His strength with all your heart so that you can rejoice and praise Him when things go well. 15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
16 In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of their strength,
And in Your favor our horn is exalted. -Psalm 89:15-17 NKJV In Jesus' Name!
Have a …

Matthew 25:40

"‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.... ’" -Matthew 25:40 NKJV

Matthew 25:40

"‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.... ’" -Matthew 25:40 NKJV

Your Sleep Will Be Sweet!

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What peace you have when you trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, and in all your ways acknowledge Him.
You will receive the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, and it will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
This is super cool because then at night you will lie down and you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Blessings sis's and bro's. Sleep well and be at peace with Jesus on your mind!
-Ruben "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." -Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV"and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7 NKJV"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. -Proverbs 3:24

Your Sleep Will Be Sweet!

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What peace you have when you trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, and in all your ways acknowledge Him.
You will receive the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, and it will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
This is super cool because then at night you will lie down and you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Blessings sis's and bro's. Sleep well and be at peace with Jesus on your mind!
-Ruben "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." -Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV"and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7 NKJV"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. -Proverbs 3:24