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Encouragement of the Week

Psalm 139

 
 
Psalm 139

139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

Bible Verses of the Week

Philippians 2:5-11

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,  and that

Physical vs Spiritual Health

Bible Verses of the Week
Read the Bible Passage from Mark 7

In recent years, there has been an increasing amount in information available regarding healthy eating.  I’m actually trying to eat healthier as well – it’s a good thing.  However, some people think that it is a main thing. In Mark 7, Jesus talks about the externals vs the internal.  What is more important, the food that we put into our bodies OR our heart and soul?  Yes, God wants us to care for our bodies, but our souls are far more important to him.
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Bible Verses of the Week
Matthew 7:13-23

Matthew 7:13-14
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
 
Matthew 7:21-23

Bible Verses of the Week

John 3:1-21

John 3:1-21
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

1 Samuel 16:7 Man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart.

 
Throughout this blog, I will be quoting the Bible and then commenting on it. 
Many people ask me why I read the Bible, pray, go to church, follow after God, and share the Gospel with others.  That’s a good question!
 
John 20:31 says, “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
 

The Good News of Jesus Christ

The Gospel
Are you good enough to go to heaven?

In this blog posting, I’ll be sharing with you both bad news and good news! 
Are you good enough to go to heaven?  You are probably thinking to yourself… “Yes, I’m good enough!  I haven’t killed anyone, haven’t robbed any banks, and I don’t do illegal drugs.  I’m much better than many other people.”
 
Now let’s look at God’s standard (God’s moral law) called the 10 commandments.  If God judges you by His standard (seen below) would you make it to heaven?
 
Exodus 20:1-17

The Good News of Jesus Christ

Read truths from 3 Bible Passages

 
Millions of Americans claim to be true Christians, but are they?  At church a few weeks ago, our pastor gave a very good sermon about the nature of saving faith.  Below are some notes from his sermon…

Friday Tournaments?

Many players are asking...

 
 
 
Friday Tournaments?
 
Many players ask me why the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy holds Friday/Saturday tournaments.  Before I answer that question, I just want to build a little context.
 

The Good News of Jesus Christ

What is your FOUNDATION?

Matthew 7:24-29 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:  and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.

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