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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 3, they and the children they later had, became enslaved to sin. It was because they rejected the word of God and agreed with satan to disobey it.

    When Jesus spoke in His hometown, some of the Jews listening to Him felt that they were saved just because they were born as a Jew. They said they had one Father, God. But Jesus explained they were actually the children of who 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).

    They said they were one thing, but then acted like something else. These 'believers' wanted to kill Jesus, which just happened to be exactly what the devil wanted. 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 and 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 we serve. Let us be more like Jesus in our actions, and not just in our words.

    Prayer: Father, let Your light shine through me and help me be a positive influence on those around me. Guide me, teach me, help me understand Your word and share it with others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen 
April 7, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!
April 7, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 
April 7, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I can live today for god is my father amen
April 7, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hum very real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 7, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
April 7, 2016
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Shalita Whiteside
Shalita Whiteside Amen father i want to be more like u ..teach me and guide so i can share your word with others..
April 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
April 7, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen if you are going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.
April 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
April 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I pray that I will be more like Jesus in my actions. I can say all kinds of things but if I don't live it, it means nothing.
April 7, 2016
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Amen !!! I learn more about Him everyday I am so thankful and I give Him all the praise honor and glory !!!
April 7, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This is another good one for me but then you don't send us ones we cannot identify with! My actions today do indeed show that I have give my life to my Higher Power and I follow His lead.  I do things out of my deep love for others no matter where they are in their journey of life.   I am not God, His light shines through me as I share the good word!
April 7, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Imagine how the world could be if everyone abided by these words!
April 7, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
April 7, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
April 7, 2016
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
April 7, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion.✝
April 7, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message and for the encouraging prayer. Amen. Have a wonderful weekend..
April 8, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
April 8, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, let me be a Blessing to those I come into contact with Today.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
April 8, 2016
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell Amen to this one Dion, there are so many people out there who claim to be walking with God, but there is no fruit to show. I do wonder how God really feels when He hears some of the confessions that are out side of the church.
April 8, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
April 9, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Thank you Pastor.I do love to read and be reminded of Gods word..Yes Jesus more of you and less of me in my life.In Jesus name I pray.
April 9, 2016