WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING?
Instead of learning about biology
Learn about Jesus the Life
Instead of learning about astronomy
Learn about Jesus the Bright and Morning Star
Instead of learning about botany
Learn about Jesus the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley
Instead of learning about the ages of rocks
Learn about Jesus The Rock Of Ages
Instead of learning about mathematics
Learn about Jesus and add to your faith
virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience,
godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity
Instead of learning about anything in this fading world
Learn about the Word and Jesus (memorize the bible)
Because Jesus is wisdom according to 1 Corinthians 1:30
Instead of getting your name written on many checks
and becoming a millionaire
Get saved repent and make Jesus your God
and have your name written in the Lamb's book of life
I just had to add this: Who is the smartest man after Jesus?
Abraham, he knew a Lot
According to the picture above, our good works don't save us. 2 Timothy 1:9 says Who (Jesus) hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. Ephesians 2:8 says For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. And Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Keeping the law by good works won't save you. Only repenting (deciding to stop sinning) and making Jesus your God will save you. Don't boast about your good works. Only boast about Jesus who has us do good works to allow the light Jesus to shine to this dark sinful world. Our benevolence is badness, our religiousness is our ruin, our virtues are vices, and our works are wickedness without Jesus. Man is no good; Only Jesus is good. Psalm 39:5 tells us Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee; verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
NO MAN IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE SAVED
NO MAN IS BAD ENOUGH THAT HE CAN NOT BE SAVED
No work of righteousness can merit salvation
If we do not believe Jesus is God
No work or unrighteousness can forfeit salvation
If we do believe Jesus is God
One is not saved by works but for works
Work From the cross and not To the cross
Get saved and believe the finished work Jesus did at the cross
instead of trying by your good works to get to the cross
We don't live right to get to heaven
We live right because we're going to heaven
Under the law, righteousness from man is required
With Jesus, righteousness for man is revealed
A sinner 1000 times better by good works than all the claims of self righteousness has no ground of hope. But a sinner 10000 times guilty of all the works of the flesh (adultery, fornication, and murder) has no ground of despair if he gets saved by accepting Jesus as his God. These sinners that come to Jesus as their God with penitent and believing hearts will straightway be received to Jesus' bosom and be encircled in the arms of God's merciful and forgiving love.
CHOOSE JESUS INSTEAD OF EARTHLY FAME
Earthly fame is like
A snowflake on a river
A moment seen
Then gone forever
Don't refuse God's diamond (Jesus) and choose the devil's dirt. Don't leave God's highway (Jesus) and choose the devil's dead end street. When people don't know Jesus to relieve stress, they choose the following things to relieve stress (a liquor bottle, an atheistic friend, an infidelic book, a gambler's table, an evil woman, or an ungodly man). This is why we need to witness and tell lost sinners all over this earth to get saved, repent, and make Jesus their God.
Only Jesus saves: not anything in this fading world. Did a liquor bottle ever sweat blood in Gethsemane for you? Did a gambler's table offer to reach down and take you out of the horrible pit and put your feet on a solid rock? Was an atheistic scholar ever crucified for you? Did any infidelic book ever take the scourge (whip) for you? Was any ungodly companion male or female ever crowned with thorns for you? Did worldly fame or political prestige ever endure shame and suffer for you? Did any pocketbook full of money ever go to the cross and save you?
The hummingbird pictured above let's us know that only Jesus as God can create such a beautiful bird. Magnificent is the ruby throated hummingbird displaying the glittering fragments of the rainbow's colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Can you see the seven colors of the rainbow in the hummingbird pictured above? These hummingbirds are the only land birds that can reverse their wing action moving backwards and forwards. This is why they appear to stand still in midair supporting themselves while they dip their beaks into a flower for nectar. Their wings move so rapidly that they appear only in a blur. They vibrate over 200 times per second which is six times faster than an airplane propeller.
These little hummingbirds travel at fast speeds; They travel 100 feet per second and a more than a mile a minute. It's amazing that God works through these small hummingbirds and marks the little sparrow's flight. Matthew 10:29 says Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. And Luke 12:6 says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
And note how smart canadian hummingbirds are; Displaying the superiority of brain over brawn as they live and nestle in the soft warm feathers of the south bound canadian geese migrating to warm Mexico. Hunters who have shot down these canadian geese have seen these little canadian hummingbirds fly away before their airliner crashed.
After looking at the beautiful hummingbird pictured above, only a fool would say that there is no God that created this wonderful bird. There's a story about an atheist who wanted a judge to make a holiday for atheists who did not believe in God. The atheist told the judge christians have holidays like Christmas and Easter; we need a holiday for atheists. The judge responded and said you already have a holiday: April Fool's Day because the bible says at Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God.
And think how incredible it is for God to use the tiny bee pictured above to make one pound of honey. To make honey, bees visit red clover blossoms that contain 1/8 of a grain of sugar. 7000 grains of sugar are required to make a pound of honey. Therefore, a bee flitting here and there must visit 56000 red clover heads to secure sweetness enough for only one pound of honey. Only Jesus as God could create a bee that could perform a miracle of making honey that never spoils. Honey is the only food that never spoils. Honey exists today that is thousands of years old, that has not spoiled, and can be eaten for enjoyment. Honey never spoils because the Word Jesus is sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb. And Psalm 119:89 says For ever, O Lord thy Word is settled in heaven. The Word Jesus is like honey that never spoils and lasts forever. Psalm 12:6 declares The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Also note that bees make wax to protect honey that is strongly resistant to heat, enduring a temperature of 140 degrees Farenheit before melting. No other wax has such a high melting point. God did this because the bee's honey would be lost in a thin walled storage chamber softened under the influence of just moderate heat (only 70 or 80 degrees). The wax must be blessed because Jesus ate it after His resurrection. Jesus said at Luke 24:41 Have ye here any meat? And they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And He took it, and did eat before them.
WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER
We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land
But it is fed and watered by God's Almighty hand
He sends the snow in winter; the warmth to swell the grain
The breezes and the sunshine and the soft refreshing rain
He only is the Maker of all things new and far
He paints the wayside flower; He lights the evening star
The winds and waves obey Him; By Him the birds are fed
Much more to us His children; He gives our daily bread
We thank thee then O Father; For all things bright and good
The seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, and our food
Accept the gifts we offer; for all thy love imparts
And what thou most desirest; our humble thankful hearts
I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with peace and great joy. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.