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He Made the Stars Also

Psalm 19 is about the revelation of God to man in three progressive ways: 1)The Heavens (vs.1-6) – Partial (His Power)  2)The Holy Scripture (vs.7-10) – Perfect (His Person) 3)The Heart (vs.11-14) - Personal  
The Bible says that Christ made all things and that He is the “true Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (Jn. 1:9). Every man knows that God is real through the light of creation and conscience (Rom. 1:19-20). God will send more light to those who respond to that light but those that reject His light plunge themselves into even further darkness (Rom. 1:21). It is only a FOOL that says in His heart, “there is no God” (Ps. 14:1; 53:1). When the lost of all the ages stand before God at the great white throne judgment they will all be “without excuse.” The astronaut John Glenn, in referring to his view from the space shuttle Discovery said, “To look out the window… as I did that first day… to look at this kind of creation and not believe in God is to me impossible.”…

Overview of the Bible

The Bible (Latin biblia, Greek biblios = book) is one book made up of many different books. It has unity and diversity just as its Author is one God in three persons. God used about 40 different writers (various backgrounds and locations) over a period of about 1,500 years to write the 66 books of the Bible. These books cover 7,000 years of human history and give glimpses into eternity past and future. The Bible is not everything God knows, but it is everything God wants us to know about Him and His plan and purposes. The revelation was given progressively. That 66 books make up one book without error or contradiction proves that the Bible is given by inspiration of God.
There are 1,189 chapters, 31,101 verses, and 791, 328 words in the KJB. Not only did God inspire and preserve His words so that we have a perfect copy of it today in our own language, He lead men in the proper arrangement of its books as well the chapter and verse divisions so that the Bible is laid out in a divine ord…

Amazing Grace

The “God of all grace” (1 Pet. 5:10) has an endless supply of “manifold grace” (1 Pet. 4:10) for our many needs:
I.Saving Grace (Eph. 2:8-9)
II.Sanctifying Grace (Rom. 6:14; Titus 2:11-14)
III.Serving Grace (2 Cor. 9:8)
IV.Singing Grace (Col. 3:16)
V.Suffering Grace (2 Cor. 12:9)
His amazing and abundant grace will work for all who trust in Him (Jam. 4:6)! If it is not working in your life, perhaps you received the grace of God in vain (1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Cor. 6:1). In other words, if God's grace is not bringing forth fruit in your life, maybe you do not know the grace of God in truth (Col. 1:6). Grace is not liberty TO sin (Rom. 6:1-2) but liberty FROM sin. It is false teachers that turn "the grace of our God into lasciviousness" (Jude 4). 

With Christ

Dead with Christ, therefore:
I.Dead to the Flesh (Gal. 5:24) II.Dead to Sin (Rom. 6:2, 11) III.Dead to the Law (Rom. 7:4) IV.Dead to Religion (Col. 2:20) V.Dead to the World (Gal. 6:14)
We are dead and buried with Christ that we might be:
I.Quickened with Christ (Eph. 2:1)  II.Raised with Christ (Col. 2:12) III.Seated with Christ in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6)
How is this possible? Upon salvation we are baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13) thereby identifying us with Him. Christ is the Head and we are the members of His spiritual Body.