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What do angels do?

by Jim Jamison

Since Angels are a separate part of creation, what do the angels do? The Holy Angels who dwell in heaven have many responsibilities, first and foremost, they worship God! Psalm 89:7 says, “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.” Although angels are perfect in their fear of God, we don’t sense at all that they are frozen in fear, instead they demonstrate great freedom in their worship as He wants to be worshiped. Second, Angels seem to watch over mankind. Psalm 91:11-12 says, “For [God] will give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Which of us have not been protected in what would seem to be a supernatural way. Third, they are learning from watching us. Ephesians 3:10 says “to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made know by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.” Forth, they are involved in a Spiritual Warfare. Jude 1:9 says, “Yet Michael the archangel, in contending … READ MORE

How will you be involved? – Luke 2:1-20

by Jim Jamison

Luke 2 is the most familiar passage of the Bible during the Christmas season. But have you considered the people involved in this account, and how the Lord used each of them to bring about the advent of the Lord Jesus Christ? God used those involved the the incarnation whether they realized it or not. Exclusion is not an option in the plan and purpose of God. Each of us must participate in the role that God will have for us in establishing His Kingdom on this earth. That can be done willingly or unwillingly, but it will be done. As we end 2021 and begin to look toward 2022, may we realize that each of us are a piece of the puzzle that God is molding together to bring about the second advent of our Lord and Savior. May we recognize that history is moving toward the return of Christ and turn to Him as our Savior while there is still opportunity. … READ MORE

What are we worshipping – 1 John 2:15

by Jim Jamison

Why are we so tied to this world? Why is it that we live for vacation, and for new stuff? Why do we make things important that eventually will become obsolete? Romans 1:25 says, “[they] changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator …” We struggle because sin has such a hold on us and this world. We exalt what is temporary and neglect the things that are eternal. In our society, pleasure is more important than people. It leads us to a question to ponder this morning. What are we living for? 1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world, if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” It is not a sin to enjoy a vacation or a new “toy” but it is a sin when that becomes the thing that we are living for. We are commissioned by God to Love Him, and love others, that is truly the only way that we find satisfaction and contentment in our lives. What are you living for?… READ MORE