GOD SUPPLIES OUR NEEDS!

“And my God will supply all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

By Dr. Foster H. Shannon

Jesus said in Matthew 6:33:

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness – and all these things shall be yours as well.”

We came into this world through our parents. While we were babies, they cared for us. As we grew up, they provided for us. And who provided for them? We live on planet Earth that was created by God. He is the one from whom we all get life.

 

GOD IS SPEAKING TO US!

 

1- Through Creation:

He speaks to us through the wonder of the universe we live in – the entirety of existence. The planets, the stars, the Constellations. All human, animal and vegetable life are the work of God. He who created us knows what is best for us. He speaks to us that we may know Him.

 

2- Through the Bible:

“Your word, O Lord, is settled in heaven” ~Ps. 119:89

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” ~Proverbs 30:5

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16

 

3- Through his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ:

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” ~Heb 1:1,2

“…These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” ~John 20:31

 

4- Through the Holy Spirit:

“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” ~2 Peter 1:21

God has given us our conscience, that He embeds in each one of us, so we and others may live a righteous and beautiful life.

God cares about you very much and wants to protect you from harm.

 

GOD WANTS US TO KNOW HIM!

 

God is paying attention to you, and we are to pay attention to Him that he may give us understanding and wisdom and inspiration to care for others. We must not disrespect God, for if we do, we have challenged what he has taught us – and there are consequences. We will miss the land of goodness and we will struggle with the land of disobedience.

He teaches us the right kind of living, so that we may be in good health, have good relations with other people and live a good life.

He gives us laws that are a map for our lives: The Ten Commandments in Exodus 20; the teachings of the prophets; and, most importantly, the teachings of Jesus.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” ~John 8:32

 

HOW CAN WE KNOW HIM?

 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~Matthew 7:7

 

God is our Creator and our keeper. Our life is His gift. We can have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior through Jesus Christ. When we accept him into our hearts He speaks to us. We can then ‘walk with God’.  

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

He watches over us. Because he cares for us, he will also rebuke us. The Holy Spirit ‘comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable‘. The word SANCTIFICATION and sanctify are found in the Bible many times. It means faith in God and spiritual growth before God. It means our willing responses to his teachings and our confident hope of continuing growth and our entrance into Heaven.

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”  ~Ps 119:11

“Finally, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you are doing, you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God for your sanctification – that you abstain from immorality… For God has not called us for uncleanness but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” (I Thessalonians 4:1-3;7,8)

“Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who, for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1,2)

 

There are important things that we may do to strengthen our walk with God:

  1. Read the Bible every day
  2. Pray regularly to give thanks to God; pray for God’s blessings for the Churches; pray for others for whom you are concerned; pray for the United States of America.
  3. Tell someone else about Jesus and the Bible
  4. Attend church on Sunday
  5. Give money for Christian causes

 

WE HAVE SOMETHING TO REJOICE IN! 

Many of us have a favorite football, baseball, or basketball team. We want to see our team win. We rejoice in victory. We rejoice in athletics—but shouldn’t our enthusiasm for God be even greater?

We have something eternal to rejoice in!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” (I Peter 1:3-4)

Thank you for reading,

Foster H. Shannon

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Blessings to all!

Foster H. Shannon

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More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!

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GOD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISES!

By Dr. Foster H. Shannon

Do people keep their promises?

Most of the time they do. But sometimes they don’t.

What about GOD?

Numbers 23:19 tells us that “God is not a man, that he should lie” 

He has given us His WORD that He loves us. You can believe Him. Here’s proof:

1. Proof we are loved

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

2. Proof that we have forgiveness of sins, and in God’s family

“For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” ~Ephesians 2:9

“For all who are led by the Spirit are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

“it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16,17)

3. Proof that God made us – and has a purpose for our lives

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” ~Ephesians 2:10

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”

4. Proof that God will help us do His will

“Whom the Lord calls, He will also enable” ~Romans 8:30

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (I Corinthians 12:4-7)

5. Proof that we HAVE eternal life when we believe in Jesus!

“And this is the record, that God has GIVEN us eternal life, and this life is in His son. He who has the son has life, and he who does NOT have the son does not have life. These things have I written to you that believe in the name of the son of God, that you may KNOW that you HAVE eternal life, and that you may believe in the name of the son of God.” I John 5: 11-13

“Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.” (I Corinthians 15: 49)

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

“…whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved” ~ Joel 2:32

6. Proof that He will take care of us:

“My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” 

“No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Corinthians 2:9)

7. Proof that God provides peace

“Thou dost show me, the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

Don’t be afraid to come to God.

He wants you to come. He’s given you His Word on it. He says,

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

 Thank you for reading,
Foster H. Shannon
 
P.S. – 

“Seek and ye SHALL find.

Knock and the door SHALL be opened.

ASK and it SHALL be given.”

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For instance, my book, Answering Questions People Ask About Christianity is one of the great tools I have created to help you discover the treasures the Bible offers, as well as a dynamic reference in sharing truth with others.

You can order the book directly from this link at GoGreenleaf.com

And as always, I am always here to help with any questions.
Blessings to all!

Foster H. Shannon

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More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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GOD IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU

“The safest place to be is in the center of God’s Will.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

DOES GOD CARE?

Many look upon Christianity as harsh, hard to believe, oppressive and no fun. Many think that they can live quite well without Jesus Christ and the Bible. The Bible teaches that God is our Creator, and that he loves us. God gives strength to those who believe in him. God is the source of goodness—without him we live in darkness! He teaches us and even chastises us for our welfare. We expect rulers with all the power to seek what’s best for their people. However, we have many tyrants in our world today, only looking out for themselves. God  condemns tyrants, who look out for themselves at the expense of those who over whom they rule. Adolf Hitler is an example. He had no faith in God. He led Germany and all of Europe into destruction and ordered thousands of Jews executed. Know that their sin will be punished. 

Consider the present scene in Bashar al-Assad’s rule over Syria, where more than one hundred thousand were killed. His leadership demonstrates he cares more for himself than for his people. Another example is Venezuela with President Nicolas Maduro presiding over a country terribly troubled. It is quite evident that he is more concerned for himself than for those under his care.

GOD HATES LYING

The scriptures make it plain that lying is contrary to the will of God. We are all to prefer truth and not to lie:

“He [The Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.” ~ John 8:44 

“But the king shall rejoice in God; all who swear by him shall glory; for the mouths of liars will be stopped.” (Psalm 63:11)

 “If anyone says,“I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments,he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (I John 2:3-5)

“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the new nature with its practices and have put on the new nature,” (Colossians 3:9,10)

GOD WANTS US TO HAVE GOOD LIVES

It is encouraging that many in the United States believe in the Bible and in Jesus Christ. Thanks to the Gallup surveys: 80% believe that the Bible is the actual or the inspired word of God; 65% claim to belong to a Church or a Synagogue; almost 40% claim to read the Bible at least once a week.

God is looking out for us that we may have good families and avoid thievery. He wants us to receive and tell the truth. He wants us to be kind and thoughtful of others. The parable of the “Good Samaritan” (Luke, chapter 10) encourages us to be of help of others even it is a cost to us. We certainly do not want murder.

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he make even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:7)

The Bible makes it plain that we live in a moral universe. God is the Creator; he has made human beings in his own image; we have a sense of right and wrong. We call this our conscience. God gives us an abundance of guidelines to live by, because he loves us. Are we to say that it is nice to have these teachings, but they really do not matter, since we can live our lives as we please? The Bible teaches us that the consequences of such attitudes are formidable.

HOW DO WE KNOW HIS WILL?

From the beginning of the world, God has given us guidance. An example is the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:1-17.

Here is an abstract:

1. You shall have no other gods before me.

2. You shall not make for yourself a graven image—you shall not bow down to them or worship them.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and your mother.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear witness against your neighbor.

10. You shall not covet.

The above are for our well-being

The Bible correctly analyzes and resolves the most pressing problems of human beings. God wants us to have healthy lives, thus his teaching and commandments are given that we may be happy, and that we may make others happy. When people believe in the Bible, they find that it works. Their lives are better, and the lives of those around them are better.

The resurrection of our Savior is a great example. There would be no Christianity, if it were not for the resurrection. The disciples were wonderfully changed by the reality of the resurrection.

GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE.

THESE RULES ARE VERY HELPFUL!

Foster H. Shannon
More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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LISTEN TO GOD!

by Dr. Foster H. Shannon

HOW CAN WE LISTEN TO GOD? 

Should we just ignore the things in the world that clamor for our attention today? To our dismay, we see it filled with all kinds of evil: Thievery, deceit, cheating, murder, warfare, adultery, and licentiousness.

This is where the Bible has a lot to say that makes sense. It exposes all the evil in the world for what it is. It lays out a path for us to follow so we may have a good life, despite the evil in it. The message from beginning to end tells us what we are and why we are and who we are meant to be. 

HOW DO WE LISTEN TO GOD?

God created the universe, the world that we live in. He created the plants and the animals, and he created men and women in his image to follow him.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1,2)

If we are to grow in the grace of God, we must keep close to Him in Spirit.  He speaks to us through His Word in the Bible and through the Holy Spirit. 

“THY WORD have I hidden  in my heart that I might not sin against You.” ~Ps 119:11

 It is essential for us to be studying it every day to see what God wants to teach us, and what he wants us to do. When you read the Bible every day, it will come back to you, just when you need it, through the Holy Spirit. This is one of the promises God makes to us in His Word:

JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT

“All this I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.” ~John 14:25-27

The more you read the Bible, the more you will appreciate its valueIt is guidance for life. If you haven’t been reading it every day, choose a plan for every morning or afternoon or evening and hopefully set aside one-half hour for your reading.

“O Lord in the morning, you do hear my voice; in the morning, I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” (Psalm 5:3)

“…For You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You take no pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” ~Ps. 51:17

It is God who teaches us right and wrong, so that we may know how we should live. Indeed, he has embedded a conscience in us , so that we may be convinced of what is right and what is wrong. The conscience is exceedingly valuable. We are warned not to corrupt our consciences.

“… the aim of our charge is LOVE that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.” (I Timothy 1:5)

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” ~Ps 51:10

God has given us the teachings of the prophets, the teachings of Jesus, and the teachings of his disciples. His authority is written on our hearts.

GOD SEEKS OUR WELLBEING

He wants us to have a good life. He wants us to be healthy. He desires what is good for us. To those who forsake the Lord he gives this warning:

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: “I spoke and you did not listen; you did evil in My sight and chose that in which I did not delight. Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you. shall be put to shame; behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart, but you shall cry out for pain of heart, and shall wail for anguish of spirit.” ~ Isaiah 65:12,13,14

When we pray, we speak to God. When we meditate, we LISTEN to Him.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it, for then you shall make your way prosperous and then you shall have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)(Matthew 11:28-30)

We need to be in harmony with God to have the life and life “more abundantly”, that Jesus promises. We need to sit at his feet and learn from him. We must be students, drinking deeply of the truth He gives for our good.

The Bible teaches us what is right and warns us against what is wrong. We are to love God first, and love our neighbors as ourselves.

“Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3,4)

“So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

Foster H. Shannon
More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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JESUS AND FORGIVENESS

CAN WE BE FORGIVEN?

Those of us who believe in Jesus want to live lives that are in harmony with his teachings, and in our study of the Bible. We know that we cannot live without God. We listen to preachers and teachers—and are enlightened. We want to please our Savior. However, it is not unusual for Christians to feel that we have gone astray and have not pleased God. Though we do our best, we have to recognize that we shall not achieve perfection. We struggle with our sins. Therefore it is not unusual for any of us to feel guilty before God.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23

WHY ARE WE AFRAID?

Why do we fear? Are we afraid of being ‘found out’ as the imperfect people we are? God knows everything about us already! He wants us to receive the forgiveness and grace he offers through Jesus Christ.

“… no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” ~Heb 4:13

NOWHERE TO HIDE

God has given us the Ten Commandments, the teachings of the prophets, and the disciples of the Saviour. The Bible encourages us to grow in grace. It also reminds us that God forgives our sins.

“He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall find mercy.” ~Proverbs 28:13

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Romans 12:1,2)

“To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness because we have rebelled against Him, and have not obeyed the voice of our God by following his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.” (Daniel 9:9,10)

COMMUNION

“Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26,27)

A holy God seeing human sins sends his Son to the cross so that we might be forgiven. John the Baptist declared: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29)

GOD FORGIVES OUR SINS IN JESUS CHRIST

1. The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world

2. On the cross Jesus paid the penalty for our sins

a. He had no guilt or sin

b. He had no need of forgiveness

c. “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”~ II Corinthians 5;21, 

d.“And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God make alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” ~Colossians 2:14, 

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us . . . and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” ~Colossians 2:14

God never asks us to forgive more than he has forgiven us. One may ask why does God condemn some for eternity; why does God exclude some from his presence? Because God is holy and we are not—and if we are to have fellowship with him, we must accept the forgiveness and the new and holy life that he offers.

It is important that we choose God.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.” (II Corinthians 5:10)

We must elect to belong to him! If we ignore him—if we live as if God does not matter—if, indeed, we disrespect him and dishonor his name and persist in sin, what hope remains for us? His creative work should make it clear to every human being that God exists, and is incredibly mighty and powerful. Every human being is accountable to God.

“Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things.” (Romans 2:1)

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.” Romans 1:18-20)

GOD IS LOVE

“When we all reach the end of our earthly journey we will have just begun!” ~Billy Graham

He wants us to come to Him.  

 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” ~1 John 4:18

Let us rejoice and sing “Glory Be To God”!

Foster H. Shannon
 
More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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KEEP THE LIGHT ON!

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“I am the Light of the World. He that followeth after me shall not walk in darkness.” ~John 8:12

By Dr. Foster H. Shannon

Bring light to your life with scripture. . . And keep it burning all year!

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Never worry if you can pray. If you CAN’T pray, THEN you have something to worry about!

How can we not be concerned? No anxiety—no worry? Wow! Don’t we have problems to spare? Things don’t always go well. Where do we get the idea it is possible to live without worry?

GOD’S MESSAGE IS CLEAR

It is possible not to worry. 

How? By trusting in God’s promises.

“Every word of God is Pure. He is a SHIELD unto them that put their trust in Him.” ~Proverbs 30:5

Put your trust in Jesus Christ and know that His word is pure. He keeps His promises.

YOU ARE LOVED

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Believing in Jesus Christ we have forgiveness of sins, and are enfolded into God’s family.

“For all who are led by the Spirit are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

“It is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:16,17)

GOD HAS A PLAN

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.”

GOD GIVES YOU A GIFT

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” (I Corinthians 12:4-7)

GOD’S WILL IS FOR OUR GOOD

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:19 

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Corinthians 2:9)

God wants your good. He provides. Ask and it will be given. 

“Thou dost show me, the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

Jesus promised in Matthew 7:7: “Ask and it shall be given.”  

“Ye have not because ye ask not”.

Ask for what you need. Receive it. 

And take His Joy and Blessings in the New Year!

Foster H. Shannon

 

More about Foster… Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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CHRISTMAS IS A BLESSING!

by Dr. Foster H. Shannon

Christmas IS a blessing! On the day we call Christmas, we celebrate Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.

Though he was born a baby in the flesh, He was the Son of God.  

GOD GIVES THE GIFT OF HIMSELF

Through the remembrance of Jesus’ birth and Life at Christmas time, we are greatly encouraged.

  • Wonderful Christmas music lifts our spirits with joy and truth. 
  • We celebrate Jesus and rejoice in the good news that He brings. 
  • The close relationship between God and people is seen in a tiny baby needing the nurture and protection of parents. Our Heavenly Father watches over us.
  • The presents we give hearken back to the three Magi who came to Bethlehem from Persia offering gifts to the newborn king. A life is worth honoring, no matter how small or humble to the outside world.
  • How much God loves us! The celebration of God’s Love can unite us as families; refresh us in our Churches and bring us into a closer relationship with God through the personal relationship we have with our Saviour. 

LAW AND GRACE UNITE IN THE GOSPEL 

The NEW is in the OLD, CONCEALED, and the OLD is in the NEW, REVEALED!

Jesus was called Yeshua in his day. Yeshua means: ‘SALVATION’. He is spoken of in the OLD and NEW Testaments.  He was anticipated by the prophets in the Old Testament and recognized by his followers as the Messiah in the New Testament. 

Whether you call Him Jesus or Yeshua is not the point, though, as long as you realize who He IS:

He is your Savior! 

THE OLD TESTAMENT PREDICTED HIM

“The oracle of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High who sees the vision of the Almighty falling down but having his eyes uncovered; I see him, but not; I behold him but not neigh” ~Numbers 24:16

“The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you from your brethren – him you shall heed—“Deuteronomy 18:15

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth from me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose reign is to be of old from ancient days whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.” Micah 5:2

“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.” Hosea 10:12

THE NEW TESTAMENT REVEALED HIM

”And (Mary) gave birth to her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger (probably a barn or a place in a house). In that region, there were shepherds with their flocks— “an angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds, and they were filled with fear”. (from Luke, chapter 2) 

John the Baptist first recognized him as the Messiah. In his gospel, John wrote about Jesus, the Man and the Saviour:

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ( John 1:1-5)

WE GIVE BY FOLLOWING HIM

As we are encouraged to follow Jesus’ teachings of faith and loyalty to God, we are guided into a better life and learn to clearly recognize the difference between good and evil. As we read the word of God in the Bible we see the right way to live and are lead to tell the truth and relate with others kindly.

HOW CAN WE SERVE?

We live in a time when goodness is precious.  The grace of God produces inner happiness, healing and the willingness to reject evil. And yet we see around us the sadness caused by violence and deaths by those who kill themselves and others. It is evident that substantial numbers are unhappy, hate themselves, and want to give up. In the USA there are approximately 38,000 suicides and 1.2 million abortions each year. God loves us and wants to bless us to avoid things that mislead and harm us. What can we do?

A person’s inspiring presence can change another, as it did William Wilberforce, after hearing the former slave trader John Newton, who wrote the song Amazing Grace“Amazing Grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.” 

The world desperately needs the light and love we carry within. 

Let your light shine to others!

Foster H. Shannon

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Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of eight books and working on number nine! As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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WHAT DO WE WANT OUT OF LIFE?

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no Law.” Galatians 5:22

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Do we want to be healthy, to have strength and good health? If so, we must WANT to take good care of ourselves.

WHAT SHOULD WE DESIRE?

To truly enjoy life we must avoid bathing ourselves in the nonsense that is all around us! We need to desire Goodness:

  • What is right and what is reasonable.
  • To keep our houses in order.
  • To be thoughtful of others.
  • To give and expect truth.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF THIS WORLD?

This world is not perfect. We need to recognize both the goodness of the world in which we live – and also reckon with its failures.

We are offended by those who lie to us in our families, our schools, our work and in our government. When people do not receive and understand the truth, they become corrupted. Don’t follow the liars! We must beware of believing half-truths, or building a picture of life that rests on silliness, but understand clearly what we are seeing – whether is good and reliable – or not. That is why we pray for those who have been elected to govern – and hope that they will tell the truth for the good of our cities, our states, and our nation.

Belief in God and faith in Jesus Christ will strengthen us and encourage us to know what IS good and wise. 

“I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (I Corinthians 1:10)

HOW CAN WE OVERCOME?

We live in a world that is dangerous, unjust and to be reckoned with. The percent of the world’s population under the control of despotic regimes has been increasing, with present day despots obvious in Africa and Asia and South America as well, far worse than those of a Caesar or a medieval monarch. The world’s tyrants exaggerate their own wisdom and power and run their lives and nations as if people are their servants. Many observers warn that the growing restlessness and lawlessness of today may someday make the former American frontier look like a model society!

We must not follow the fallacies of those in higher positions, but examine everything we see and hear.

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel—not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6,7)

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” 1 John 4:1

We may not have the power to control nations, but we can control ourselves. We find great help from God and the Bible. He who made us, understands our situation. When we follow the Ten Commandments and the prophets in the Old Testament: Jesus, and the apostles in the New Testaments, we continue with the purpose and wisdom of God. And we are grateful for good Christians who inspire us, in spite of what is wrong with the world.

MANY LOOK FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

We live among people who sell dangerous answers, ideas and medicines that will not help in the end. Many fall for drugs that temporarily please and satisfy them or make them proud. And thousands die from them. As of October 2017 in the USA, there were 52,404 lethal drug overdoses due to the use of opioids alone, and even more since then.  May God give people the wisdom to recognize the dangers that attract them to ‘false hope’. And sadly, more than 32,000 people lose all hope and commit suicide each year in the USA. Unhappy and distraught when things don’t go well, they dislike themselves and don’t know where to turn. If we spot the warning sign in others let us turn to them and encourage them to get helpThere are many Suicide Prevention Resources available. 

WHERE CAN WE FIND GOODNESS?

We need the authority that comes from God. We suffer from a Secularism that wants crosses destroyed, Bibles excluded from schools, and ‘In God We Trust’ removed from our Currency. Thankfully, there are many good Christians who show us the way. And we can be disciples ourselves, regularly reading the Bible and in Church on Sunday learning from the teaching of faithful preachers. Indeed, we can serve where needed and positions open up. And if you have the opportunity to teach, you will grow even stronger. There IS good in the world, if YOU will allow it to be in YOU. 

“For it is impossible to restore again to repentance, those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come.” (Hebrews 6:4,5)

WE NEED TO STUDY

We don’t know everything. We need to keep learning.

“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

As you prepare for sharing the Word of God you will blossom. We grow objectively by reading good Christian books that are appropriate to Christianity. Is there a better alternatives than Judeo-Christian thoughtAppreciate men and women of integrity— those who inspire us – who care for and help people in need. 

Therefore, the key to a good life is to follow the teachings of our Savior: that we are to “love one another”. We are not to be selfish or thoughtless and uncaring. We are to sit at the feet of Jesus Christ. We are to be concerned with the welfare of others and to be generous and thoughtful.

Jesus said:

“Owe no one anything except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. The commandments, you shall not commit adultery. You shall not kill. You shall not steal. You shall not covet, and any other commandment are summed up in this sentence: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” Romans 13:8, Galatians 5: 14

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10)

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (I Corinthians 13:4) “So faith, hope, love abides, these three, but the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:7)

By Loving God we can trust that we will surely grow in His Grace:

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1,2)

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Good Reading!

Foster H. Shannon
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Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of eight books and working on number nine! As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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HOW DO WE KNOW THERE IS A GOD?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows his handiwork.” ~Psalm 19:1

by Dr. Foster H. Shannon

We all know that there are religions other than Christianity. Many in the world are attracted by these other religions. In the United States and elsewhere there are atheists, who deny the reality of God. How can we be assured that faith in Jesus Christ will lead us to righteousness and a good life? Can an atheist be assured that there is no God?

The God of the Bible has created us in his image. We are his children, with choices to make. We have the freedom to choose another religion, or even deny that there is a God who created the world. But none of the other religions have hope and offer such goodness as Christianity. The path that God sets for us in the Bible will lead us to joy in the magnificence of our God and the universe. The study of the Bible will lead us to the best life in this world and the presence of almighty God in eternity. Your presence in Sunday worship indicates your loyalty to God.

The order and symmetry of the universe is evidence for the existence of God. Only by the most strained hypotheses, can the universe be explained without God.  Although many prominent scientists patronizingly dispose of the biblical world-view as irrational, Dr. A. E. Wilder Smith, former professor of pharmacology at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, convincingly contends that it is their systems that are irrational and indefensible.

The United States of America would not exist without a Bible and many who have been convinced of its truth are assured of the reality of God.

George Whitefield was a great preacher in the Church of England, who became one of the greatest of Christian Evangelists. He made seven ocean trips from England to the American Colonies, sharing with many preachers in The Great Awakening and building a foundation upon which the Constitution of the United States was established. The Colonies and the nations in Europe were greatly influenced by George Whitefield, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and John Wesley.

Have you ever sought directions from someone who helped you? If you follow the directions and find the place which you had been looking for, you are thankful that you were given good directions. If you cannot find the place you’d wanted to go—you then realize you were misled and given bad directions (or misunderstood them). In the same way, as we believe in God and follow His directions, we find the goodness in our lives we were seeking. God proves himself to us by showing us the results of living a good life. We can see the reliability of the teachings of Jesus: To live in truth and honesty, to respect each other and be unwilling to hurt others. It becomes reasonable and not our imagination that He is revealing himself to us.

Most of the religious and sacred writings of the world do not claim to be divine revelation. Rather they claim to be a form of spiritual insight.  In contrast, the Bible shows God revealing himself through divine revelation, authentically giving commands to many people.  What the Bible has to say about the nature of man and the condition of man rings true. As one of the more compelling reasons for belief in the Bible it accurately assesses the nature of human beings. When a person reads of Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, we are confronted with real people in real situations. The biblical accounts of human experience are just as relevant today as when they happened. We understand that the information in the Bible recognizes both our sin and our goodness. God calls upon us to trust God, to recognize his teachings, to change our ways and to have faith in Him.

People intuitively understand that God will give us better days— that we we can be delivered from the torches of sin and grow in the grace of God. And He is calling you. 

Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)

”I rejoice over you, I would have you wise as to what is good and guileless as to what is evil;” (Romans 16:19)

“O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” ~Romans 11:33

“…learn of Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” ~Matthew 11:29

Read the Bible every day!

Peace,

Foster H. Shannon
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Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of eight books and working on number nine! As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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CAN WE LIVE WELL WITHOUT JESUS?

old illustration of a man killing another

The Ten Commandments declare: “You shall not kill.” Exodus 20:7-17

We are all sinners in need of a savior. God has provided forgiveness for our sins through Jesus Christ. Can we live well without Jesus? Many have tried and failed.

Man has gone against the word of God since the beginning of time

“You have neither listened nor inclined with your ears to hear, although the Lord persistently sent to you all his servants the prophets, saying, ‘Turn now everyone from his evil way and wrong doings and dwell upon the land which the Lord has given to you and your fathers from of old and forever.” Jeremiah 25:3

The Ten Commandments declare: “You shall not kill.” Exodus 20:7-17

Several recent examples of evil come to mind:

  • On Wednesday, 28 October 2018, in the Jewish Synagogue of Life in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania—a man who hated Jews brought a rifle and a pistol—sprayed the sanctuary with bullets; 11 eleven were killed; many had serious injuries.
  • We were startled by the slaughter of members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA eleven Jews were killed Monday, 29 October. The killer expressed delight in killing eleven Jews. He had given himself into the hands of Demons!
  • Stephen Paddock collected weapons in his hotel room in Las Vegas, Nevada. He unloaded the weapons from the balcony of his Las Vegas hotel. In October, 2017, he sprayed a shower of bullets in a park outside where many people were gathered enjoying themselves; 59 people were killed; 500 were injured.
  • San Bernardino shooting, On December 9, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farock and Tashleen Malik, a married couple open gun fire at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino; 14 people were killed. Where did they get the authority to kill 14 people? Did they consult God? They did not care about God!
  • And recently, the world was stunned by the murder of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudia Arabia Counsalent in Turkey.

Where does evil come from? Where did it arise?

In the Old Testament we read how Adam and Eve raised two sons, Cain and Abel. In a fit of jealousy, Cain killed his brother Abel, and God condemned Cain for what he had done.

God created the Universe. It is his work. He created humanity in his own image and teaches us how to relate to one another, but man has disobeyed God’s will from the beginning.

  • Evil is ignoring God.
  • Evil is deliberate disobedience before God.
  • Evil is deliberate harming another person.
  • Evil is deliberately refusing to save a person from drowning, when we have the ability to save them.

God warns us about evil through the prophets, Jesus Christ, and the teachings of the apostles.

“Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like.” Galatians 5:19-21

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.” Matthew 15:19

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

How are we to deal with it?

Those who enter into the rooms of the Devil will not prosper. Their future is darkness. There is no joy, only regret. But we have free will to choose life and not death.

“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and its corrupt through deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 3:22-24

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22,23

“Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought of what is noble in the sight of all…Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:17 & 21

What can we do in the society in which we live?

Let us believe the solemn words God has given to us and teach others the guidance we’ve received from the Bible and the forgiveness we have through Jesus Christ. 

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the son of God!?” John 5:4,5

Do not fear man:

“When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was round about the city. And the servant said, ‘Alas, My Master! What shall we do?’ He said, ‘Fear not, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” II Kings 6:16

“Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you; and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all men, as we do to you, so that he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.” I Thessalonians 3:11-13

Peace,

Foster H. Shannon
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Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of eight books and working on number nine! As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
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