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WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

How do you look at your problems?  Everyday of our lives seem to be filled with issue after issue, but how we see our problems is important.  This message will help you find the hope and the reason for all of the things that can be thrown your way, while offering a...

You Need This To Succeed

FIND THE RIGHT WAY – AND LIVE IT “This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” This is the observation of D.L. Moody about the Bible, and he was absolutely right. I’ve been enjoying the book of Proverbs and I can’t tell you how much...

The Magic of Wisdom

THE MAGIC OF WISDOM At the end of the day – this day – you will have had a good many chances to be a sexy, magnetic, a person of high moral character whom others find irresistible. You’ll also have many chances to be the exact opposite. Which will it be? The choice is...

WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

How do you look at your problems?  Everyday of our lives seem to be filled with issue after issue, but how we see our problems is important.  This message will help you find the hope and the reason for all of the things that can be thrown your way, while offering a biblical response to those problems.

If you like solid Bible teaching and want to enjoy God fully, you’ll appreciate the Courage Matters App, available on iTunes and Google Play. If you’re near York, Pa, come visit us on a Sunday at GenesisYork.com— and be sure to introduce yourself. This is all made possible by generous listeners, readers, and supporters like you. Please consider giving towards Courage Matters to ensure our nation has the opportunity to hear the message of TRUTH and LOVE. You can donate by clicking the “Give” tab on CourageMatters.com or on the Courage Matters app.

Life of Christ #109: Vanishing, Reappearing Jesus

All four Gospels show Jesus, after His resurrection, doing things that defy human capability. Why? If the idea was to fabricate stories about Jesus to make them believable, why include stories that are otherwise unbelievable? In this message, Michael Anthony explores the account of the vanishing, re-appearing Jesus. It’s part of what makes the unbelievable story of Jesus . . . believable.

You Need This To Succeed

FIND THE RIGHT WAY – AND LIVE IT

“This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” This is the observation of D.L. Moody about the Bible, and he was absolutely right. I’ve been enjoying the book of Proverbs and I can’t tell you how much it’s been like fresh water to a dry sponge. This book is absolute must reading if you want to make the most out of your life.

Proverbs 16:25* says,

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.”
 

So true! The greatest need we have is for wisdom that comes from the throne of God. Too often, we settle for merely human wisdom, and fall far short of what we could have, if only we sought the heart and mind of God.

If we look around, it’s obvious that divine wisdom is the great need of the day, isn’t it? Is this the case in your life? Do you need wisdom? God offers it to those who will simply ask. Hard to believe, but foolish to ignore, God will dispense priceless insights to anyone willing to seek them throughout their lifetime. I don’t know about you, but I want God’s wisdom, not my own.

“Lord, don’t let me live without your wisdom! Please give it to me day by day, moment by moment. Do not let me be deceived into trusting in my own ways that I think are right but could be so wrong. Do not let me deceive myself, but let me lean on you – fully – so that I might live. But help me not only for my own sake, but also for the sake of every other person I encounter today. Help me to speak life, hope, love and encouragement into the lives of everyone I meet. Help me to live with your wisdom and then I know what happens in the overflow will be eternally significant.”

I cannot afford to go through this day without true, divine wisdom. Can you?

IS THERE A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT TO YOU? WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG? ARE YOU LIVING THIS DAY WITH DIVINE WISDOM OR YOUR OWN? WHY NOT STOP, RIGHT NOW, AND ASK GOD FOR HIS WISDOM. SOME DAY, PERHAPS SOONER THAN YOU THINK, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID.

The National Week of Repentance is coming October 30 – November 6. Get yourself and your people ready at RevivalMatters.com. It is time for the hope and change only God can deliver. The humble courage we so desperately need will only arise if there is a real move of repentance in America, and it needs to begin with you and me.

If you like solid Bible teaching and want to enjoy God fully, you’ll appreciate the Courage Matters App, available on iTunes and Google Play. If you’re near York, Pa, come visit us on a Sunday at GenesisYork.com— and be sure to introduce yourself. This is all made possible by generous listeners, readers, and supporters like you. Please consider giving towards Courage Matters to ensure our nation has the opportunity to hear the message of TRUTH and LOVE. You can donate by clicking the “Give” tab on CourageMatters.com or on the Courage Matters app.

*Scripture quotations taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.

The Magic of Wisdom

THE MAGIC OF WISDOM

At the end of the day – this day – you will have had a good many chances to be a sexy, magnetic, a person of high moral character whom others find irresistible. You’ll also have many chances to be the exact opposite. Which will it be? The choice is largely up to each of us. Today, that choice is up to you. 

Wisdom is magnetically . . . sexy. Yes, sexy. It makes us irresistible. It transforms us. If you think about it, you’ll agree. When we detect wisdom in a person, we’re drawn to them with a magnetic pull that’s indescribable, likely because we each realize our own need for what they have.

We all want wisdom, and when we get it, we become the kind of person others seek. We become sexy – without doing a single thing to alter our physical appearance. Wisdom is a really magical thing.

Proverbs 15:2* says,

“The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.”
 

Throughout the Book of Proverbs, a foolish person is synonymous with the person who lacks discernment, knowledge, integrity and high moral character. It is the fool, for example, who is impatient and has a short tempter (Prov. 14:16, 17, 29) that drives other people away.

When we see people who lack intelligence, integrity and good moral character, we’re typically turned off. We find foolish people repulsive. Yes, certain celebrities and Twitter personalities have done well attracting a following precisely because of their deviant lifestyles and comments, but other people follow them not because they want to be like them, but because they are looking for a source of twisted entertainment.

Foolishness is a freak show. No one, for instance, fantasizes about marrying a fool. Wisdom is respectable.

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF MORE ATTRACTIVE
No one wakes up eager to show the world their morning face. We all do our best to present our best face to the rest of the world, because we know that without it the day will be an uphill battle. Why add insult to injury by making life, which is already hard, more difficult? Looking good simply makes things easier, better, more enjoyable.

These days, wise speech is so uncommon that when we hear even mildly wise words, everyone sits up and takes notice. One of the best ways to make yourself more attractive is to make sure the words that come out of your mouth are words of wisdom. This is what Proverbs 15:2 is all about. There is nothing more attractive than wisdom rolling off the tongue of a mere mortal, no matter how otherwise unattractive he or she may be.

If you want to make yourself more attractive, consider the words that come out of your mouth. Are they self-centered? Do you tear down other people? Do you gossip or slander? Do you lie? Do you whine or complain? Do you do what Proverbs 12:16* says by showing your displeasure immediately?

“A fools’ displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible” – Proverbs 12:16*

 
Sensibility is another trait of a wise person. Every day is filled with opportunities to be sensible or to become incensed. Opportunities to become insulted abound – but if you are wise, you will not immediately show your displeasure, but learn how to master the fine and rare art of overlooking an offense, as Proverbs 19:11* reminds us:

“A person’s insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense” – Proverbs 19:11*

What kind of person will you be, today? Will you be wise and sexy or foolish and ugly?

WHAT’S ONE THING YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN DO THIS WEEK TO BE WISER, AND MORE ATTRACTIVE, LESS LIKE A FOOL?

TODAY’S TIP: Try one chapter from the Book of Proverbs each day, first thing in the morning. There are 31 chapters, more than enough wisdom for every month of the year. Proverbs will help you learn the traits of a wise person – an irresistible, intelligent, moral, magnetically attractive person – and move toward becoming one.

The National Week of Repentance is coming October 30 – November 6. Get yourself and your people ready at RevivalMatters.com. It is time for the hope and change only God can deliver. The humble courage we so desperately need will only arise if there is a real move of repentance in America, and it needs to begin with you and me.

If you like solid Bible teaching and want to enjoy God fully, you’ll appreciate the Courage Matters App, available on iTunes and Google Play. If you’re near York, Pa, come visit us on a Sunday at GenesisYork.com— and be sure to introduce yourself. This is all made possible by generous listeners, readers, and supporters like you. Please consider giving towards Courage Matters to ensure our nation has the opportunity to hear the message of TRUTH and LOVE. You can donate by clicking the “Give” tab on CourageMatters.com or on the Courage Matters app.

*Scripture quotations taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.

 

Life of Christ #108: Sunday, Dazzling Clothes & Alleged Bible Contradictions

Have you noticed that there appear to be major differences and contradictions in the Gospels? This message helps address them, along with the false notion that Jesus didn’t judge. By the time you’re done listening, you’ll have a new appreciation for what the Bible teaches, and it will definitely boost your faith and ignite your walk with God. Share it with a friend who may struggle believing the Bible is true and accurate. You may give them exactly the boost they need.

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