Jon Clayton on Google+

Rebuilding The Walls…

We are starting a study of the book of Nehemiah. This book is about the process of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. To the Christian, these walls represent the structure of our faith and walk with the Lord Jesus. Walls are a high maintenance structure, that is, they require ongoing maintenance to keep them in good order. When we neglect the maintenance of our faith there can be trouble ahead. That can put us in a situation where we need to rebuild the walls of our faith

What does it mean, then, to rebuild the walls of your life? Nehemiah is the account of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. And Jerusalem is a symbol of the city of God, God’s dwelling place and the center of life for the world. In an individual life, then, the rebuilding of the walls would be a picture of re-establishing the strength of that life. We have all met people whose defenses have crumbled away. They have become human derelicts, drifting up and down the streets of our large cities, absolutely hopeless and helpless. But God in grace frequently reaches down and gets some of those people and brings them out to rebuild the walls. This is the picture of the way the walls of any life, of any local church, of any community, of any nation, can be rebuilt into strength and power and purpose again.

<:))))><<

Who Are You? As a Christian this is a question of critical importance. When we know who we are, in Christ, the path of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18, NKJV). When we are established in who we are as disciples of the Lord Jesus, spiritual growth… [Continue Reading]

Who Are You?

You Are Reading My Mail! 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved friend and fellow laborer, 2 to the beloved Apphia, Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of you always… [Continue Reading]

Philemon, Bible Study Online, Jon Clayton

Psalm 139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You… [Continue Reading]

Psalms 139

Do You Know God? Kind of a different title, but there is a certain amount of truth to the question. How well do you know God? If you need to know Him better or more intimately, how do you do that? I suppose there are a number of ways: You could go to more church… [Continue Reading]

Do You Know God?

God Loves You This is one of the greatest and most important truths of God to understand as well  as learn to live out. There are so many verses which declare and illustrate this truth. Here is a short list: Deuteronomy 7:8, Psalms 146:8, John 3:16, John 16:27, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:4, 1 John 3:1,… [Continue Reading]

God Loves You

I Fight Because I Am A Jerk Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask… [Continue Reading]

Bible Study, Verse By Verse Bible Study, Pastor, Church, Christian, Church Planting, Devotional, Jon Clayton, Christian History

Do you believe in spiritual warfare? Is there such a being as the devil? What are we supposed to be doing about it?

Combat!

The Dead Church Part 2 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain,… [Continue Reading]

The Dead Church Part 2

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge