Thursday, May 29, 2008

God is always working

John 5: 16-30

16So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him. 17Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working." 18For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

19Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. 21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

24"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.

28"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. 30By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.


Just Joni said...

Oh Phyllis, I just read you are going to take a break and while it saddens my heart tremendously, I completely understand and I know how important it is to follow the cue when we feel we are being led in a new direction. I will continue to read what you select to share as it always adds a little something to my morning. Just know that your friendship has been such a blessing and I truly do marvel at what a special and talented woman you are. Whether or not you realize it, your blog serves as a ministry and I have been very thankful for it, as I am thankful for you...I will continue to hold you in prayer and I do hope when you have an ocassional spare moment you might drop us a line and let us know how you are doing, because we have genuinely come to care for you through this little blogosphere...please take care my dear friend ~

with heartfelt gratitude for the time you have shared with us, I hope your days are filled with all the things you treasure ~

much love to you ~

Annette said...

yes God is always working, we may not relize it at time's, he's working through you when you post scriptures for all to read, I may not always comment but I do read them, when the chance is given.
Love ya

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