John 7:17 "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. 18 "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. 19 "Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?" 20 The people answered and said, "You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?" 21 Jesus answered and said to them, "I did one work, and you all marvel. 22 "Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 "If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath? 24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
We are taking one more closer look at this section of scripture because this time I want to focus on verse 18 that speaks to Jesus being the true one from God, who seeks not His own glory, but that of the Father. The Bible uses the word glory 351 times. 17 times in Bible it talks specifically about glory of God, but all the whole Bible is about God and His Glory. That is why we cannot save ourselves, because He is the only one glorious and holy enough to do it. Our whole world and especially our culture here in the United States has come to the place where we see the glory, not God’s or any others but ours. We always have to be first, we always have to have our way, and we always have to have the best things for our life or our children. God says in James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. He says in 1Pe 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. (NKJV) This means if God wants us to be exalted…..HE WILL DO IT and we should not. This is a lesson we really need to learn in today’s culture and world. Whose glory do you seek?
This is our annual event we have to thank donors and encourage new people to come and hear what we do every day of the year. These are the testimonials of the staff ministers, volunteers, and even some of the people we have ministered to. We conduct 980 services a year, 81 a month, which is almost 3 a day in Jails, Prisons, Transition Centers, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Mental Health Facilities, a Homeless Shelter, and the Youth Detention Center, We are a hope to the hopeless, a help to the helpless, and bring healing to the hurting. We reach out to those THE WORLD HAS FORGOTTEN, but Jesus said we were to Minister to, the very ones HE went to. These messages on our site are done at the facilities that we minister to.
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We have been on Mission since December 1997, We have seen 36 Professions of faith in 2011, 84 Professions of faith in 2010, 200 professions of faith in 2009, 734 in 2008, 543 in 2007, 564 professions of faith in 2006, 330 in 2005. We provide 213 Correctional Services, 550 NH/Assisted Living Services a year, 52 at a homeless shelter & 112 at Coastal Harbor Treatment Centers for Children & Adults, plus 110 at the Youth Detention Center. 980 Services a year.
John 7:14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?" 16 Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.
In this section of Scripture we will learn that Jesus wants us to know who He is (meaning we get saved) and what His will for our life is, but that is contingent on us really being interested in knowing it. The bible always gives two sides to salvation and our Christian lives; there is the fact that God is Sovereign and He does what He wants to do based on His Holiness, but then there is our part, human responsibility. God will do everything He can to get us to know Him and do His will, but He will not make us into robots. We have a choice, we can serve God, or we can serve the Devil. Joshua 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." We can grow and serve God, or we can live as babies in Christ and never experience all that God has for us. 1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. 2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. Or Stay Babies - Hebrews 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. It is our choice, what will you or have you chosen to do?