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MVotW IMAGES in English y Español

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This week's memory verse is awesome! The book of James pulls no punches and is straight forward. I love that! Check out the next memory verse of the week - James 3:9-10. It says that out of our mouths come both blessings and trash talking. Of the latter, it says stop doing that, period.
Christians are not supposed to trash talk about others with their mouths. Christians are supposed to encourage, build up, edify... their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and win over unbelievers by their speech.
Which one are you? The builder or the trash talker?
For the context of this passage read James 3:1-12.


"With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so." -James 3:9-10 (NKJV)




El verso de memoria de esta semana es asombroso. El libro de Santiago es directo. ¡Me encanta eso! Echa un vistazo al siguiente verso de memoria de la se…

MVotW IMAGES in English y Español

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This week's memory verse is awesome! The book of James pulls no punches and is straight forward. I love that! Check out the next memory verse of the week - James 3:9-10. It says that out of our mouths come both blessings and trash talking. Of the latter, it says stop doing that, period.
Christians are not supposed to trash talk about others with their mouths. Christians are supposed to encourage, build up, edify... their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and win over unbelievers by their speech.
Which one are you? The builder or the trash talker?
For the context of this passage read James 3:1-12.


"With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so." -James 3:9-10 (NKJV)




El verso de memoria de esta semana es asombroso. El libro de Santiago es directo. ¡Me encanta eso! Echa un vistazo al siguiente verso de memoria de …

Is Faith An Abstract Word?

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“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” -James 2:14 ESV
I have heard it said many times that we are saved by faith alone but a saving faith is never alone. We can trust this is a good and true saying as it lines up with what can be read in the verse above.

To believe in God is to act in accordance with His stated will. James goes on to give us two examples of true faith from the Old Testament.

The first example that is given is Abraham. Genesis fifteen records that Abraham has faith in God and God credits Abraham with righteousness for that faith. 
Some years later, Genesis twenty-two records that God calls Abraham to a very difficult task. A task to sacrifice his very own son! Abraham was ready and willing to obey God even in this because of his faith.

Abraham had received direct instruction from the LORD and responded with obedience to God’s revealed will. It should be known that he wasn’t obedient because he did n…

Is Faith An Abstract Word?

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“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” -James 2:14 ESV
I have heard it said many times that we are saved by faith alone but a saving faith is never alone. We can trust this is a good and true saying as it lines up with what can be read in the verse above.

To believe in God is to act in accordance with His stated will. James goes on to give us two examples of true faith from the Old Testament.

The first example that is given is Abraham. Genesis fifteen records that Abraham has faith in God and God credits Abraham with righteousness for that faith. 
Some years later, Genesis twenty-two records that God calls Abraham to a very difficult task. A task to sacrifice his very own son! Abraham was ready and willing to obey God even in this because of his faith.

Abraham had received direct instruction from the LORD and responded with obedience to God’s revealed will. It should be known that he wasn’t obedient because he …

Fill Your Mind With HIS Goodness!

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Question: How do you fill your mind with the good things of God? Answer: The Bible.
To Danny (Nathan's buddy) and All Those Who Desire a Great Relationship with our Heavenly Father!
Without reservation, the Word of God i.e. the Bible is the number one way to fill your mind with the good things of God.
The number two way is to memorize scripture so that the Word of God becomes implanted into your heart and mind.
Below are a few scriptures that you can begin with. 
I highly recommend that you not only read the scriptures below, but also look them up in your Bible and read them within their context. It's best to understand what is happening around each verse so that you get a clear picture of the passage.
Before you read, pray/ask our Heavenly Father for understanding. As you read, pause every now and then to ask for the Lord's direction and to ponder what you have read. After you read, apply. Ask our Heavenly Father to use you as His "vessel of honor."


John 14:6 (NLT) 6 J…

Fill Your Mind With HIS Goodness!

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Question: How do you fill your mind with the good things of God? Answer: The Bible.
To Danny (Nathan's buddy) and All Those Who Desire a Great Relationship with our Heavenly Father!
Without reservation, the Word of God i.e. the Bible is the number one way to fill your mind with the good things of God.
The number two way is to memorize scripture so that the Word of God becomes implanted into your heart and mind.
Below are a few scriptures that you can begin with. 
I highly recommend that you not only read the scriptures below, but also look them up in your Bible and read them within their context. It's best to understand what is happening around each verse so that you get a clear picture of the passage.
Before you read, pray/ask our Heavenly Father for understanding. As you read, pause every now and then to ask for the Lord's direction and to ponder what you have read. After you read, apply. Ask our Heavenly Father to use you as His "vessel of honor."


John 14:6 (NL…

MVotW .. JAMES 2:18

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Hey everyone! Within all memory verse of the week (MVotW) blog posts, you will find another image w/scripture. Feel free to download the image to your phone and set as your wallpaper.
The current image is made for Android so it may look a bit distorted on the iPhone (not sure, didn't test). If this is the case, please let me know so I can fix the issue or create one specially for the beloved iPhone.

Tip: During the process of setting the image to wallpaper you may have to pinch the image to size it up with your screen.















God bless you everyone! Stay strong, don't waiver!

-Ruben
Isaiah 40:31

"But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." -James 2:18 (NKJV)

MVotW .. JAMES 2:18

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Hey everyone! Within all memory verse of the week (MVotW) blog posts, you will find another image w/scripture. Feel free to download the image to your phone and set as your wallpaper.
The current image is made for Android so it may look a bit distorted on the iPhone (not sure, didn't test). If this is the case, please let me know so I can fix the issue or create one specially for the beloved iPhone.

Tip: During the process of setting the image to wallpaper you may have to pinch the image to size it up with your screen.















God bless you everyone! Stay strong, don't waiver!

-Ruben
Isaiah 40:31

"But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works." -James 2:18 (NKJV)

TCH Bible Study on 2/15/2018: FAVORITISM

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Have you ever favored one person over another based on their outward appearance? For example, let's say there are two people and one appears filthy and the other appears nicely dressed.
The filthy person you put off to the side while you address, with a smile, the nicely dressed person, well, because the nicely dressed person doesn't look bad.

How about favoring someone based on their race or their status amongst the people? You might say 'That guy's more popular with the people so I'll talk to him.' Have you ever done that?

The aforementioned examples are few of many ways that one can express favoritism towards a person. The point is that we've probably all done it at one time or another.

The Bible says that favoritism is a total NO GO and not only that, it is a sin and it's evil.

James 2:2-4 says:
"For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay …

TCH Bible Study on 2/15/2018: FAVORITISM

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Have you ever favored one person over another based on their outward appearance? For example, let's say there are two people and one appears filthy and the other appears nicely dressed.
The filthy person you put off to the side while you address, with a smile, the nicely dressed person, well, because the nicely dressed person doesn't look bad.

How about favoring someone based on their race or their status amongst the people? You might say 'That guy's more popular with the people so I'll talk to him.' Have you ever done that?

The aforementioned examples are few of many ways that one can express favoritism towards a person. The point is that we've probably all done it at one time or another.

The Bible says that favoritism is a total NO GO and not only that, it is a sin and it's evil.

James 2:2-4 says:
"For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and y…

TCH Memory Verse / Week of 2/9/2018

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There is a correlation between Psalm 128:1-2 and Matthew 5:3-12 (the beatitudes).
Psalm 128:1-2 summarizes the beatitudes. It simply states that everyone who fears the Lord is blessed.

Matthew 5:3-12 provides details of the above. It states who the blessed are and the outcome of the blessed.

Since the summary version is shorter, the memory verse of the week is Psalm 128:1-2.

But, because it is shorter doesn't mean that we are limited to only that version. If you are able, memorize the longer version, Matthew 5:3-12 also.

Feel free to download the image provided below and use as a wallpaper on your phone.

Psalm 128:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Matthew 5:3-12 (NKJV) 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Bles…

TCH Memory Verse / Week of 2/9/2018

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There is a correlation between Psalm 128:1-2 and Matthew 5:3-12 (the beatitudes).
Psalm 128:1-2 summarizes the beatitudes. It simply states that everyone who fears the Lord is blessed.

Matthew 5:3-12 provides details of the above. It states who the blessed are and the outcome of the blessed.

Since the summary version is shorter, the memory verse of the week is Psalm 128:1-2.

But, because it is shorter doesn't mean that we are limited to only that version. If you are able, memorize the longer version, Matthew 5:3-12 also.

Feel free to download the image provided below and use as a wallpaper on your phone.

Psalm 128:1-2 (NKJV) 1 Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. 2 When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Matthew 5:3-12 (NKJV) 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the …

The Man in the Mirror!

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“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.” -James 1:23-24
The passage above almost seems like a no-brainer. It is almost too simple, surely it is more complicated than that. Hear and do. However, we can be quite gullible and deceive ourselves into only hearing instead of doing, and that is what James is talking about here.
Let us start with the most important thing first. 
Being a doer of the word starts with faith in Jesus. This means that when we have heard that Jesus Christ has made our salvation possible by faith in Him then we are to respond with that faith. 
Scripture shines light into the darkness of our own hearts, reveals the depths of our depravity, and gives us the solution for our predicament in Jesus. It is a, “yes, I believe” or “no, I do not.” There isn’t any middle ground. No fence riding here. 
If you respond to the real…

The Man in the Mirror!

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“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.” -James 1:23-24
The passage above almost seems like a no-brainer. It is almost too simple, surely it is more complicated than that. Hear and do. However, we can be quite gullible and deceive ourselves into only hearing instead of doing, and that is what James is talking about here.
Let us start with the most important thing first. 
Being a doer of the word starts with faith in Jesus. This means that when we have heard that Jesus Christ has made our salvation possible by faith in Him then we are to respond with that faith. 
Scripture shines light into the darkness of our own hearts, reveals the depths of our depravity, and gives us the solution for our predicament in Jesus. It is a, “yes, I believe” or “no, I do not.” There isn’t any middle ground. No fence riding here. 
If you respond to th…

TCH Memory Verse of the Week / 2 Feb 2018

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This week's memory verse comes to you from the book of James 1:22. It's a call to action and applies to all who are in Christ Jesus.
Following Jesus is a call to action and the Bible is our guide. 
As Christians, we are called to do many things. Amongst these things we are to apply what we've read into our daily living. 
We are not to simply read the Bible and walk away. We are to read and apply.
James 1:22 informs us "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
We are to live "by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." (-Jesus, Matthew 4:4).
As Jesus was being tempted by satan in the wilderness, Jesus quoted the above passage to him. 
Jesus could have easily demolished satan, but He instead provided us with an example for us to live by. (The passage he quoted is from Deuteronomy 8:3 in the Old Testament.)
When the going got tough in that dry land, no food, no water, temptation... Jesus turned straight to His Word without com…

TCH Memory Verse of the Week / 2 Feb 2018

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This week's memory verse comes to you from the book of James 1:22. It's a call to action and applies to all who are in Christ Jesus.
Following Jesus is a call to action and the Bible is our guide. 
As Christians, we are called to do many things. Amongst these things we are to apply what we've read into our daily living. 
We are not to simply read the Bible and walk away. We are to read and apply.
James 1:22 informs us "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."
We are to live "by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." (-Jesus, Matthew 4:4).
As Jesus was being tempted by satan in the wilderness, Jesus quoted the above passage to him. 
Jesus could have easily demolished satan, but He instead provided us with an example for us to live by. (The passage he quoted is from Deuteronomy 8:3 in the Old Testament.)
When the going got tough in that dry land, no food, no water, temptation... Jesus turned straight to His Word wit…