04.22.12

Remember The Lord On Earth Day

Posted in Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Christian Resources, Encouraging Sermons at 12:18 am by Administrator

Remember the Lord on Earth Day.

Sanctified believers wholeheartedly believe that the Lord is always at His best.

When God created Heaven and earth, He was at His best.

When God flung the stars into the sky, lit the moon and ignited the sun, He was at His best.

When God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:1-3), He was at His best.

“For the Lord is a great God, and a great king above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth; the strength of the hills is His also. The sea is His and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.” (Psalm 95:3-5)

“He stretcheth out the north over the empty place and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” (Job 26:7)

The great C. S. Lewis explains, “the whole universe–the very conditions of time and space under which it exists–are produced by the will of a perfect, timeless, unconditioned God who is above and outside all that He makes.” (Words To Live By: A Guide For The Merely Christian, 2007)

“For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it; He created it not in vain, He created it to be inhabited: I am the Lord and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:18)

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1


Remember the Lord on Earth Day.

Praise The Lord!

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

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Little Bee: An Earth Day Poem
Rain: An Encoiuraging Poem


Related Christian Resources by Evangelist Scott:

“Always, Always” Sermon


04.21.12

Little Bee: An Earth Day Poem

Posted in Encouraging Poems at 9:41 pm by Administrator

Little Bee, little bee
Why did you sting me
While I was singing my song?
I too love gardens, flowers and air
Let’s try to get along.

Little Bee, little bee
Has it occurred to thee
Your Father and my Father are one
For to both He has given us to share
The earth, the rose, the sky, the sun.

Little Bee, little bee
Let’s make a deal
A deal that’s right and not wrong
You keep on humming and buzzing and flying
And I’ll sing
Another song.

(A poem from Turning On The Power: Poetry Of Life And The Spirit by Manuel Scott, Jr.)

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
Psalm 24:1



Related Posts:
Rain: An Encouraging Poem
I Choose The Sunshine


Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

04.18.12

Rain: An Encouraging Poem

Posted in Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Poems at 2:13 pm by Administrator

I love the rain, the sound it makes
Heaven’s tears
That shower the earth with laughter
For grass smiles greener, flowers smile brighter
The air
Explodes
So fresh and pure
Thereafter.

I love the rain because it wistfully contains
Reminders that nature remembers
That liquid drops kissing the ground
Is a timeless ballet
Of Grace and splendor.

I love the rain
The dripping
Drizzling
Drenching rain
Whose prophecy foretells of the truth
That before it pours and after it settles
The soul, once dry,
Is sweetly
Renewed.

I love the rain perhaps best of all
Becausw it signals the coming of the Sun
Unfolding
with such brightness
Such brilliance and warmth
Until again
You wish
For
The rain to come.

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not hither, but watereth the earth and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11


(Rain is a poem from Turning On The Power: Poetry Of Life And The Spirit by Manuel Scott, Jr.)



Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

04.07.12

Jesus Died For Our Sins

Posted in Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Christian Resources, Encouraging Quotations, Encouraging Sermons at 5:39 am by Administrator

The suffering and death of Jesus was not accidental because it was all prophesied in the Old Testament. (Matthew 26:56) God the Father was in control of the situation every step of the way. Jesus told Pilate, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth…” (John 18:37)

I suggest you read He Chose The Nails by Max Lucado (2000).

The movie, The Passion Of The Christ, masterfully portrayed the complicity of the chief priests, Caiaphas, Pilate, Judas, the Romans and the crowd as all having played a part in the murder of Jesus.

Did the Jews kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the Romans kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the chief priests kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Pilate kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Judas kill Jesus? Yes!
Did the crowd kill Jesus? Yes!
Did Adam and Eve kill Jesus? Yes!
Did you and I kill Jesus? Yes!

My friends, the bottom line to the whole matter is that Sin killed Jesus! The Jews’ sin. The Romans’ sin. The chief priests’ sin. Caiaphas’ sin. Pilate’s sin. Adam and Eve’s sin. Your sins. My sins. Sin, in all of its demonic ugliness, killed Jesus!

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Even as born-again Christians, we all sin sometimes. “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been saved
. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in church. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been preaching or teaching God’s word. We all sin sometimes. (excerpt from “Before You Stumble Again” sermon)

To paraphrase Reinhold Niebuhr in Why Niebuhr Matters, sin is serious resistance to the divine way of doing things.

Adam and Eve had everything. They were living in paradise! They were never meant to get sick, die or want for anything. But they were seduced by the serpent into believing that there was something better than living inside the will of God.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, they stained all of humanity. Ever since, mankind has desperately tried to remove the stain. The prophets couldn’t remove the stain. The patriarchs couldn’t remove the stain. So God stepped in, metaphorically speaking, and said, “I’m going to send a sacrifice. I’m going to send a stain-remover, My Son Jesus Christ. His precious blood will wash away the stain.” (adapted from “Yes, He Is!” sermon)

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” (Revelations 5:12)
Jesus is the “supreme stain-remover.”

Christ came, lived redemptively, died vicariously, and rose victoriously.”
The late great Dr. Manuel Scott Sr, Quote #245 in The Quotable Manuel Scott Sr: Words From A Gospel Genius, 2010

That’s why the hymnwriter Robert Lowery wrote:

What can wash away my sins?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

“But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Christ died for us. Why can’t we live for Him?

Adapted from the Teaching Insights From “The Passion Of The Christ” lecture by Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.


Related Sermons by Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr:

  • It’s All In The Blood
  • Yes, He Is!
  • When God Flips The Script

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04.06.12

Good Friday Poem

Posted in Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Poems at 1:16 pm by Administrator

Shimmering In The Noon-Day Sun

by

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.

I saw a cross today
Hanging from the neck of a saint
It was shimmering in the noon-day sun
Quite a sight when you consider the taint.

The taint?
Yes, the taint that that cross
And all crosses have
That misrepresent the truth
By making the cross a thing of prettiness
Instead
Of a reminder
Of what God had to do

For

Your sins and my sins and all sins
He sacrificed His Holy One
His blood, His guts, were spilled
Shimmering
In the noon-day sun.

“And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.” John 19:17-18


Excerpt from Turning On The Power (Poetry Of Life And The Spirit) by Manuel Scott, Jr.

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott, Jr.