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Tuesdays Torch week 343

Tuesday’s Torch

07/28/15

By: Tim Sader 

Sing to the Lord! Give praise to the Lord! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked. (Jeremiah 20:13)

Last week we talked about the next God trait in our trio; Jesus is the way, the truth and the life only through Him we can come to the Father (John 14:6). We know the truth by following Jesus and letting the Spirit of truth come and guide us on our path. The third trait of Jesus in the above scripture is the life. He is the life because He is the giver of life eternal; our forever is possible because out of death He came to life again. Our mortal life in the flesh is like grass; we flourish like flowers in a field then the wind blows and it is gone, we are remembered no more (Psalm 103:15-16). The life we live in the flesh is gone in an instant when we think about forever. Without some kind of intervention we are lucky to get 100 years to live it on our own. But we should sing to the Lord and praise His holy name! He rescues the needy from the hand of the wicked (Jeremiah 20:13). Without the life He gives to us we are in desperate need of saving because we cannot save ourselves from death. In the hands of God is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10). The life we find in Jesus really is life. When the body dies and goes into a hole, in Him we live for eternity. To get true life we must find the giver of life who Himself became a sacrifice so that by believing in Him we will be saved from death.

Jesus tells us, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world (John 6:51).” Jesus is living bread from heaven if we put this truth inside of us in Him the life we live is everlasting. He risked His own life to give life to the whole world. He is the resurrection and the life everyone who believes this will live even after they die. Do we believe this (John 11:25-26)? We know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer is His master. When He died, He died to sin once and for all; but now the life He lives is onto God. In the same way, we must count ourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:9-11). When we find the life in Christ it should be the death to sin in our flesh. If our sin has died then nothing else has to die when our body expires. We were crucified with Christ we no longer live; but Christ lives in us. The life we live in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave himself for us (Galatians 2:20). Since Christ was crucified for us all we are living for Him so we praise Him in this life to help us inherent the one to come. Physical training is of some benefit in this life but what really matters forever is godliness it lasts for this life and the one to come (1 Timothy 4:8). Nothing we do that only is temporal while we live here matters much in the life to come. Notice there are things we can do now that hold value even in eternity. The life we live now is not the life we will live forever it is what matters most. When the life (Jesus) appeared the apostles seen it, testified to it and proclaimed eternal life that was with the Father had appeared to us. We proclaim also the life has come so others may have fellowship with us, the Father and Jesus His Son (1 John 1:2-3). The life brings true life to the needy (everyone) who were going to die; He saved us from sin so we could live forever.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

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Posted by on 07/28/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 342

Tuesday’s Torch

07/21/15

By: Tim Sader 

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

Last week we learned the first God trait from when Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me (John 14:6). Jesus’s way is the perfect way for us to do everything because it will only lead us to the outcome we desire when our life is over. Not only is He the way but also He is the truth which is the second trait found in the above verse. He is the truth in all things because the truth is all He really knows. When two people have a dispute often times both parties involved will tell a different story about how the events unfolded. Each party has a different perspective and their own agenda when they tell what they think to be the truth. Basically almost everything we hear from any person is at most only the truth how they see it and the more people who witness an event the more real truth is exposed. This is how police solve crimes; first they gather evidence then they look for witnesses. They use the evidence and the stories told to try and paint the truth to solve crimes and convict criminals. What is sad about this is that sometimes they even get it wrong because of how they see truth. There is no one like God; He doesn’t speak in secret or hide in darkness, He speaks truth and declares what is right (Isaiah 45:19). The Spirit of God is truth; this is the same way He wants us to worship Him.

Those who do evil hate the light and will not walk in it for fear their deeds will be exposed. If we live by truth we come into the light so that we know whatever we do will be done in the sight of God (John 3:20-21). If we claim fellowship with God but continue in darkness we are liars and don’t live by the truth. When we are in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with each other and the blood of Jesus purifies us from sin. If we say we have no sin there’s no truth in us but if we confess our sins, He will forgive them and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:6-9). If we keep on sinning after knowing the truth there is no sacrifice left for our sins (Hebrews 10:26). After knowing Jesus is the truth how can we trample Him under feet. To the believing Jews, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:31-32).” When Pilate asks if Jesus is king, He responds, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me (John 18:37).” The world cannot accept the Spirit of truth because it doesn’t know or see Him. Those of us who believe, we know Him because He is with us and in us (John 14:17). The Spirit of truth guides us in all truth; He only speaks what He hears and will tell us what is yet to come. He will glorify Christ because the Spirit receives from Him what is made known to us. Everything that belongs to the Father is also the Son’s; that is why He said the Spirit will receive from Me what He will make known to us (John 16:13-15). The Holy Spirit guides us in the truth according to Christ so we can walk in it. Therefore by speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ (Ephesians 4:15). The truth is the essence of everything Christ is; if we are in Him we will live our lives in truth as we are led by the Spirit to do so in our lives.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 341

Tuesday’s Torch

07/14/15

By: Tim Sader 

The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. (Proverbs 10:29)

Last week we learned that many things can happen on the road of life but the best person to meet on the road is Jesus: His path is smooth if we will follow it. The way of the Lord is by far the best place for us to go. It is a safety shelter for those who are blameless but on the other hand it is the ruin of those who do what is evil. His ways are not evil and if we walk in His ways the evil plans the enemy had in store for us have been shattered. Thomas told Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life we cannot come to the Father except by Him (John 14:5-6). The next three weeks we will be looking at this passage of scripture and learning the three aspects that Jesus said He is. Today we will be learning that He is the way; everything we do should be His way. It should be the way He’d do it or the way He helps us do it when we trust Him to. In life there are two paths we can go down. We can choose the way that leads to life or the darker path that leads to death and destruction (Jeremiah 21:8). In the way of those who have been made righteous there is life and a path that leads to immortality (Proverbs 12:28). The way of the Lord is the only right way that there is to go. Every other paths lead to places where none of us ever want to go.

In regards to our former way of life we are taught to put off the old self, which is being corrupted by our sinful desires; to be made new in our attitudes and mind so we can put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:22-24). Before God we lived our life the way we wanted to; that is the former way that didn’t care about sinning. After choosing God we are created new again and in Christ we are made able to overcome sin. Paul when he couldn’t go to the Corinthians he sent a son in the Lord of his, Timothy because of his faithfulness to the Lord. He reminded them of their new life in Christ Jesus which agrees with what was being taught everywhere in all the churches (Ephesians 4:17). I don’t believe he really had to reteach them or get on to them about their sin. I’m pretty sure he just lived among them and mostly showed them by living life the way Christ taught us to. Paul also wrote to Timothy, “you know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them (2 Timothy 3:10-11).” Paul was telling Timothy that everything he knew about the Lord Timothy had already learned from witnessing his own life. Timothy knew all the teachings, had seen much of the beatings and persecution he suffered in many of the places where he went. Paul was confident that if Timothy followed his ways he would do just fine on his own journeys. It was not with perishable things like silver or gold that we were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to us by our ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect (1 Peter 1:18-19). The only way we can ever truly live is through Christ and His sacrifice. He made a way to God where there was no way. He is the way we want to go because His way is perfect.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 07/14/2015 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 340

Tuesday’s Torch

07/07/15

By: Tim Sader 

The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth. (Isaiah 26:7) 

Last week we discussed the Charleston, SC church shooting and how even now we can have great joy because united we are building ourselves into the temple of God. The nine victims are honored in heaven; they are safe in the hands of God. The road these men and women were on is a path much like the one we are on in life. Living life on the road is no easy life; it sometimes feels like we are just passing through. The road comes with many dangers and there are often places to stop or turn off that will take us on another path. Things can happen to us on the road; our tires may go flat, we may break down, get smashed up or wreaked by others. Good things also happen on the road of life; we grow up, learn to drive, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have children and grandchildren. On the path we meet people at every stop; at the gym, school, social clubs, work and church. After Jesus rose from the dead some of His disciples were on the road to Emmaus and Jesus walked with and talked to them but they couldn’t recognize Him (Luke 24:13-16) Also after Christ ascended into heaven Saul had his own encounter on the road with Jesus. Saul was on the road to Damascus when a light flashed from heaven. He immediately fell to the ground and heard a voice ask; why are you persecuting me? Saul asked who it was speaking to him; the voice said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” He then told him to get up and go into the city where he’d be told what to do (Acts 9:3-6). This was no easy thing for him since God struck him blind before he could fully see his new calling. Somewhere on the road the victims of the shooting and all of us will find Jesus. Not all of us will have an experience like Saul did but at the time of salvation we met Jesus on the road. Many of us have met God on the road, some of us haven’t still others of us drove right by and left Him standing in the dust.

When the upright one joins us on the road we are set on the level path of righteousness and as long as we continue to walk on that path it will be smooth. What often happens though is we stop somewhere or turn off the road to follow our own path. This is when the road gets bumpy because we start doing things that cannot be done on His path. God refreshes our soul by guiding us on paths of righteousness for His names sake (Psalm 23:3). On the strait path we learn all the ways of the Lord and are safe from our oppressors (Psalm 27:11). By submitting our lives to Him is how our paths are made strait (Proverbs 3:6). When the spirit inside of us feels weary it is the Lord who watches over our ways because on the path we walk the enemy hidden snares for us to be caught up in (Psalm 142:3). These traps are unexpected things that happen along the way; that flat tire, pit stops, wreaks and detours that take us off the righteous path. Things like alcohol, pornography, pre-marital sex, sudden illnesses, losing a job, death of a loved one or skipping out on church to stay home and do something less committed to the Lord. Not only are we called to find Jesus on the road but are called to be like Jesus to the world or our little part of it. The best illustration of this is in the story of the good Samaritan; all the religious people walked by the man needing help but Samaritan had pity on the man. He bandaged his wounds and gave him a ride to the inn where he took care of him (Luke 10:33-34). When we care for the needs of others before our own needs we are being their neighbor; we are like Jesus on their road. John the Baptist was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet he would be; “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him (Matthew 3:3).’” We by no means are Jesus but we can prepare the way for Him in others by telling them about and showing them Jesus on the road.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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