The Ultimate Credit Card…

I John 5:11-13 “And this is the record, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has the life; he that has not the Son of God has not the life. These things have I written unto you, that you may know that you have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.

The Ultimate Credit Card!

There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else there is the ‘Master’s Card’.

I’m sure you’ve all received their applications in the mail. However, I’m here to advertise a different card. You see, my life is a product for others to see. I’m a card-carrying representative for The Master’s Card.

That’s right, The MASTER’S CARD.  Let me tell you about it.  There are no finance charges, no payments due. My bill has already been covered…it’s a prepaid deal. I couldn’t afford the price, so Jesus stepped in and paid it for me. My Name is written on the card for all to see. It is accessible twenty-four hours a day from anywhere in the world.  And it cannot be erased. WOW!!!!!!!!!

The MASTER’S CARD has so many benefits it’s hard to list them all. Let me share some of them with you… you might want to apply for a personal card yourself.

Just for starters there is UNLIMITED GRACE. That’s right there is no preset limit to the amount of grace you receive from

The MASTER’S CARD. Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Then, look no farther than the MASTER’S CARD. It offers the greatest rate on love that has ever been offered.  And most importantly it offers unconditional love.

The MASTER’S CARD gives you access to many “members only” benefits. Want real joy despite the difficulties of life? Apply for The MASTER’S CARD. Want a lasting peace? Apply for The MASTER’S CARD. Looking for something you can always rely on in a jam?

The MASTER’S CARD is perfect for you. Another great thing about the MASTER’S CARD is that it never expires and will never be canceled. Once you’re a member, you’re a member for life… eternal life, that is. Membership has its privileges, you know.

So why not apply today? It’s only a prayer away….

Why do I need the Master (salvation)?

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

Rom 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death…”

The Master’s offer.

Rom 5:8 “But God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

What must I do to get my card (be saved from the consequences of my sins)?

Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Eph 2:8, 9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, an d that not of yourselves,it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone would boast.”

What if…

Rev 21:12a, 15 “And I saw the dead, small and great, standing
before God, and books were opened. And another book was
opened, which is the Book of Life…  And anyone not found
written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

What if…

I went into my classroom,
Ready for another year at school.
I didn’t want the work,
just wanted to hang and be cool.

I had on new clothes,
New sneaks on my feet.
I was there for class on time,
Went to the back and took my seat.

Yeah, I’m moving up,
I’m already grown.
Soon I’ll be graduating,
and out on my own.

I talked to some of my friends,
we were all having fun.
Said some things I shouldn’t have said,
did stuff I shouldn’t have done.

I knew I was different.
I felt God touch my heart,
I knew I should set a standard,
But then I’d be set apart.

Walking to the bus,
I was not looking for strength.
I heard the car tires screeching,
but now it’s too late.

I’m standing in this room,
and I can see the heavenly gate.
Oh no! I never prayed.
I thought I had time to get it straight.

An angel walked to me,
He had a book in his hand.
I knew it was the Book of Life,
When would this dream end?

I told him my name,
and he began to look.
Then he looked at me sadly and said,
your name is not in this book.

Angel, this is a dream,
No, I can’t be dead!
He closed the book and turned away,
He whispered – You cannot proceed ahead.

No…No this can’t be real,
Angel, you can’t turn me away.
Let me talk to God,
Maybe he’ll let me stay.

He led me to the gate,
Jesus came to me.
He did not let me in but said,
Beloved what is your need?

Jesus, I cried, please,
don’t cast me away from you.
Tears ran down his face as he said,
you knew what you needed to do.

Lord, please I’m young;
I never thought I would die.
I thought I’d have plenty of time,
Death caught me by surprise.

Lord, I went to church,
please Jesus, I believe.
He said, you would not accept Me,
My love you would not receive.

Lord, there were too many hypocrites,
they weren’t being true.
He took a step back and asked,
what does that have to do with you?

Lord, my family claimed to be saved,
they weren’t real. You know.
He said, I died for you,
now I have to go.

I fell to my knees crying to Him,
Lord; I planned to be real tomorrow.
I couldn’t, make Him understand,
I had never — felt such sorrow.

Then it hit me hard, I said,
Lord, where will I go?
He looked into my eyes and said,
my child you already know.

Please Jesus, I begged,
the place is so dreadful.
It seemed to trouble and grieve him,
He whispered, DEPART FROM ME, I KNOW YOU NOT.

Lord, you’re supposed to be love,
how can you send me to damnation?
He replied; with your mouth you said you loved me,
but each day you rejected my salvation.

With that in an instant,
Day turned into night.
I never knew such torture could be;
now too late, I know the Bible is right.

If I can tell you anything,
Hell has no age.
It is a place of torture,
Separated from God and full of rage.

You know, I thought it was funny — a joke,
But this one thing is true.
If you never accept Jesus Christ,
HELL IS WAITING FOR YOU!

So please, ask Him to be your Savior
and forgive you of your sins. No deed, church or
tradition can be that Savior, only Jesus can.

Where will you be when?
Where will your coworkers and family members be?

Rev 21:12a, 15 “And I saw the dead, small and great, standing
before God, and books were opened. And another book was
opened, which is the Book of Life…  And anyone not found
written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

A Real Friend…

Proverbs 18.24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks close than a brother.”

A Real Friend…

A big city preacher on vacation stopped in to visit the country church where he was staying. He was quite impressed by the tradition of everyone turning around and shaking hands and greeting the other worshipers seated nearby. This big city preacher had long felt that the church he ministered at was a bit stuffy and could use a bit of friendliness.

So he announced on the first Sunday after returning home that the following Sunday they were going to initiate this custom. At the close of that same service, a man turned around to the lady behind him and said, “Good Morning”.

She looked at him, shocked by his boldness, and said, “I beg your pardon! That friendliness business doesn’t start until next Sunday.”

“A friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg even though you’re slightly cracked.”

“A fair-weather friend is one who is not around when times turn difficult.”

“A friend is a person who can step on your toes without messing your shine.”

“A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back.”

“A friend is a person with whom I may think aloud” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To speak painful truth through loving words is friendship” – Henry Ward Beecher

“A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same” – Elbert Green Hubbard

“A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts who you have become and still, gently invites you to grow.”

“Insomuch as anyone pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend.”

Proverbs 18.24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks close than a brother.”

Who is your best Friend?

A Guide to Effective Human Relations…

Most people think they can solve problems by themselves and they are smart enough to determine and plan for their eternal destiny. People want to be the chooser of the way their life goes. Listen to what God says about the wisdom of mankind. OUCH!

 Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof, is the way of death.”

Romans 1:21-22 “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,…”

A Guide to Effective Human Relations!

Try these on for size.

The Six Most Important Words: “I admit I made a mistake.”
The Five Most Important Words: “You did a good job.”
The Four Most Important Words:  “What is your opinion?”
The Three Most Important Words:  “If you please.”
The Two Most Important Words:  “Thank you.”
The Most Important Word:  “We.”
The Least Important Word:  “I”

There is a time in scripture when the word I has some merit. When I counts…

Gal 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Have you given God control of the I in your life this morning or are you of the thinking you can control your destiny?????

The Children are Watching…

Mat 7:12a “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them…”

The Children are Watching

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about Grandfather,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Their Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.

Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp
admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?”

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.”

The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.

And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

Children are remarkably perceptive.  Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb.

If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives.

The wise parent realizes that every day the building blocks are being laid for the child’s future.

Let’s be wise builders.

Proverbs 22:6 “ Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 

John 13:34, 35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

CHRISTian Humor and Truth…

James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

For the start of your day here are some thought provokers.

With most of these you can apply scripture principles.

Christian Humor and Truth

Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.


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Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited
until you try to sit in their pews.


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Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.

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It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.

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The good Lord didn’t create anything
without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.


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When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.

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People are funny; they want the
front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.


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Opportunity may knock once, but temptation
bangs on your front door forever.


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Quit griping about your
church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.


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If the church wants a
better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.


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God Himself does not propose
to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?


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Some minds are like concrete
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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Peace starts with a smile.

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I don’t know why some people
change churches; what difference does
it make which one you stay home from?!


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A lot of church members who
are singing “Standing on the Promises” are just sitting on the premises.


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We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.

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Be ye fishers of men. You catch them – He’ll clean them.

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Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

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Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.

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Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.

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Forbidden fruits create many jams.

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God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

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God grades on the cross, not the curve.

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God loves everyone, but probably prefers
“fruits of the spirit” over “religious nuts!”


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God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

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He who angers you, controls you!

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If God is your Co-pilot – swap seats!

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Prayer:

Don’t give God instructions — just report for duty!

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The task ahead of us is never as
great as the Power behind us.

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The Will of God never takes you to
where the Grace of God will not protect you.

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We don’t change the message, the message changes us.

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You can tell how big a person
is by what it takes to……….discourage him.


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The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.

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James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

Workplace Attitude…

Workplace Attitude
         It’s so easy to get caught up in the pace of the world and leave Jesus out of our lives and our workplace. Here’s an idea. What would it be like if we looked at our place of employment as a mission field??????? You know, like Jesus asks us to do in His scriptures.

Mat 4:19 “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”
Mat 28:19a “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…”

Workplace Attitude – Take Jesus With You

I drive into work listening to gospel music or a prerecorded sermon on the radio or a message from Christian programming.  I get out of the car and walk to the building entrance.  As I open the building door I leave just enough room for me to get in and I leave Jesus out of my life situations of the day.  After all, I have so much to worry about and do today…………..after all my situations at work are too small for Jesus to take care of them. Or I never thought that my Jesus wanted to be involved in my whole life.

Jesus waits patiently for me to return to Him throughout the day as I do my thing for the next 9 hours. You see I left Him figuratively at the door when my total focus was allowed to be changed. And of course He never left me.  I left Him for the moment.

First two hours of work–I fuss and complain about things not going right. Jesus waits for me to ask for help. Of course I’ve been trained nicely by my world that I can do all things through my own strength. I don’t want to have to be dependent on anyone or anything. After all, I am a proud person. Oh, if I only knew just how dependent I really am.

By lunch time–I’m flustered, regretting I work in this place and sputtering bitterness all over folks. I act like most of those around me. Jesus continues to wait on me. He tries to get my attention but I can’t hear him; my focus is on my problems and how I can solve them.   And as things get worse I grow further into myself to find strength.

Jesus knows that with this attitude I went in there defenseless.

When will I learn?

End of the day–I’m tired, run down, no energy, irritable & frustrated. I leave the building & Jesus happily greets me as I attempt to leave the worldly focus but I’m in no mood for Him now.  I’ve just been to hell and back and the last thing I want to do is be bothered with anyone but me and my pity party.

God shows me how badly I’ve been and worst of all, He lets me feel a small portion of how grieved He was because of my actions and attitude. I left Jesus outside of my life, almost let the door smack in His face and I went in here defenseless.

From time to time our jobs overwhelm us and we completely forget to “take Jesus with us.”  We may not go around cursing anyone out or punching anyone in the face (hopefully) but what are our actions saying about us and about who or whose we are?

We are or at least we are supposed to be the salt of the Earth and the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.   

        Col. 3:23-24 – “Whatever you do, work at it with ALL your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

What if our work place, neighborhood and community really are our mission fields? TRY TAKING JESUS WITH YOU TODAY.

Give it a try today and see if at the start and end of the day your attitude is different!

Have a BLESSED Day serving the King of Kings!!!