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Talk is Cheap

  • Jesus said to them, 'If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this.You do the works of your father.' They said to him, 'We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father, God.' Therefore Jesus said to them, 'If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God.' John 8:39 WEB

    Your master is who you obey. Jesus said: 'Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and not do what I tell you?' When Adam and Eve broke the commandment of the Lord and ate the forbidden fruit in Genesis chapter 3, they and the children they later had, became enslaved to sin. This was because they rejected what God had told them, and agreed with satan to disobey Him. This gave satan more power and influence over their life than God, because they followed his advice.

    When Jesus spoke in His hometown of Nazareth, some of the Jews listening to Him felt that they were saved just because they had been born as a Jew. They said that they had one Father, God, and they believed that no one descended from Abraham could ever be lost.

    Then Jesus explained they were actually the children of whom they obeyed: 'You are of your Father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it' (John 8:44).

    These 'believers' said that they were one thing, but then acted like they were something else. They wanted to kill Jesus, which just happened to be exactly what the devil wanted. Coincidence? They were not acting like Abraham at all, though they claimed to be aligned with him.

    Paul told us: 'Don't you know that when you present yourselves as servants and obey someone, you are the servants of whomever you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?' (Romans 6:16). Jesus told us: 'A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.' (Matthew 7:18'20).

    Talk is cheap. Your actions speak louder than your words. Let your life reflect God living in you, instead of the other thing. Let us be like the One that we serve. Let us be more like Jesus in our actions, and not just in our words today.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me to understand Your word and to share it with others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil and I make a choice to serve God this day.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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26 comments
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning 

Apr 18
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Apr 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 18
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Apr 18
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me to understand Your word and to share it with others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil and I make a choice to serve God this day. Amen ~ Thank you

Apr 18
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen, thank you Lord Jesus 

Apr 18
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Apr 18
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Brad Schmitt
Brad Schmitt

Great devotion Pastor Dion!! It goes along with the old saying that actions speak louder than words!!! And may I add this correlting verse from from James, 1: 22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 

Apr 18
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Apr 18
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Apr 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Apr 18
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.

Apr 18
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

If your walk speaks louder than you talk, you won't have to say much to draw others to Christ.

Apr 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes! I hope you and your grandson are doing well :)

Apr 18
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thank you Lynn, I just had a 2D Echo and Ja'Karri has had two more operations. But he is a strong little fella and is always smiling.

Apr 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

He is a strong one! Prayers for you both.

Apr 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I agree Pastor, actions speak louder than words. It's sad to see people who claim to be followers of Christ in word but their actions are far from it. We all fall short. Thank you Jesus for saving us, Amen.

Apr 18
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, help me to understand Your designs and that Your light shine on me. Guide me to share Your word with others and to be as You wants me to be, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

Apr 18
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

So very true  Amen

Apr 18
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Apr 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God give me strength. Amen

Apr 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen and Amen!!

Apr 18
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! A word is easy spoken, but to live it, put it into action - that's another story! Please help me, Lord, in Jesus name I ask and pray, Amen!

Apr 18
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Apr 19
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Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: Apr 19

Prayer: Heavenly Father please let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me to understand Your word and to share it with others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Through the blood of Jesus, I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil and I make a choice to serve God this day. Amen.

Father,  I choose to follow and serve you. There is no one greater than you. Thank you for being an amazing Father to me, I love and praise your name. 

Apr 19
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

May 2