Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Resolution

I am putting forth my ideas and plans for my new year, I pray I can do this to the glory of God and for it to be able to help you out for ideas as well.

1. I pray I can live out the fruit of the Spirit while at the same time putting to death the passions of my carnal flesh.

Galatians 5
Walking in the Spirit
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

2. I pray God allows me to enter into deep fellowship with my true family in Jesus Christ

Ephesians 2:19-22
Christ Our Cornerstone
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Galatians 6:2
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:10
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Philippians 2:1-2
1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Hebrews 10:24-25
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

3. I pray that I can love God above all and in all I do that I may glorify Him so that it is not me receiving any glory at all but that Jesus Christ is glorified in all I do.

1 John 4:16
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:19
19 We love Him[a] because He first loved us.

Ephesians 3:17-19
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

(Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thank you all for blessing me with your friendships, fellowship and love, you are truly blessings!!! Happy New Year and glorify Jesus!!!!!!

Mark Cannon

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bible verses on salvation

First of all we do not deserve to be saved and the Bible is very clear on this point. Read these passages of Scripture to find out what I mean.

a. Exodus 20:1-17

b.Romans 3:23

c. Galatians 5:19-21

d. 1 John 3:4

e. Ezekiel 18:20

f. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

These verses show us that we are dead in sins, and we cannot save ourselves by good works because we have indeed sinned or made a transgression against the law. If we continue in these sins we will not make it into the Kingdom of God.

How then can we be saved? Here are passages in Scripture that show us how to be saved.

. John 3:16

. John 14:6

. John 5:24

. John 6:37

. John 6:40

. John 6:47

. John 20:31

. Acts 16:30-31

. Ephesians 2: 4-9

. Romans 10:13

We are saved by God's grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ alone!! Once we have called upon the name of Jesus Christ we have been given the Holy Spirit to guide us in life, to walk in His fruit found in Galatians 5:22-24. Chief among them is love which is the first and greatest commandment of Jesus Christ unto us.

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The love of Jesus Christ

So what does it mean for us to have the love of Jesus Christ with us?

1. First of all in John 1 it says Jesus Christ is our creator.
This shows that He made us, and everything in the world, so His love in one way is shown because He made us for Him and He is the light of the world but we are in darkness and we did not comprehend His love toward us.

2. Secondly if creating us is not enough, He came to the earth in human form and in Luke 2 it says He was born in Bethlehem.
He came and just as John 1 and Luke 2 say He is light and He lived in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend Him.

3. Thirdly Jesus showed the people His love and power by performing miracles in the midst of the people.

a. Jesus healed a paralytic man Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:18-26.

b. Jesus healed a man with leprosy Matthew 8:1-3, Mark 1:40-42.

c. Jesus fed 5000 men and their families Matthew 14:16-21, Mark 6:35-44, Luke 9:12-17, John 6:5-14

d. Jesus healed a man born with blindness John 9:1-41

4. Fourthly He died upon a cross for us because we have sinned, we have not kept the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 and we are not holy and because we are not holy we cannot see God. And because we sinned we must die for the soul that sinneth dies. Jesus is our propitiation or sacrifice for our sins which proves that God the Father accepted His sacrifice since He is holy and He never sinned. His sacrifice allows us to live with Him forever in heaven if we put our trust in Him, and repent of our sins so He can forgive us.

a. Jesus was a righteous man who did nothing wrong. Matthew 27:19, 23.
b. Jesus suffered pain and humiliation. Matthew 27:26, 28-30, 39-44, 49.
c. Jesus died on the cross. Matthew 27:35, 50.
d. Jesus was crucified not for doing anything wrong, but for who he claimed to be. Matthew 27:11.

This is what Jesus had happen to Him on the cross
a. Jesus was flogged with a whip. Matthew 27:26.
b. the Romans put a crown of thorns on Jesus' head. Matthew 27:29.
c. the Roman soldiers spit on Jesus. Matthew 27:30.
d. the Roman soldiers hit Jesus on the head with a staff. Matthew 27:30.
e. the Romans nailed Jesus to the cross with nails about this long. John 20:25.
f.The people insulted and made fun of Jesus. Matthew 27:29, 39-44, 49.

Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day and is King of the world the only name under Heaven by which we can be saved John 14:6, John 3:16.

Clearly Jesus Christ loves us, and He wants us to live forever with us. So if you have not put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and if you have not repented from your sins which means you apologize to God for offending Him because of your sins and you begin to forsake or turn from the past sins you have committed and the lifestyle you previously lived and begin to walk in holiness which God calls us to then you should seriously consider it, and search the Bible to see if it is true. 146,000 people die every day, you could die today, pray for Jesus to cleanse you and make you a new creation in Him so you will be born again and enter the Kingdom of God.

Romans 10:
8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

God bless y'all and spread this note around if you want to.
Mark Cannon

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Testimony

I became a Christian at about age 5,I am a basketball fan, Lakers, UCLA Bruins, all levels of basketball are enjoyable to watch, I enjoy playing it. I also enjoy watching football and baseball. I was baptized at age 16, I am 18 currently and I enjoy reading the Bible and discussing the name of Jesus Christ with friends and enemies of Christ who need to hear the power of God unto salvation fulfilled in the life, atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross, resurrection 3 days later and is King forever and ever amen!! God has guided my life completely, despite myself, my failures, anger, hurt,jealousy, lying and sin. I am a wretch, whom by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ has been saved, and it is not of myself so I cannot boast, and if I do boast it will be only in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed me with an ability to encourage people, which annoys some people, but God continues to guide my steps and He has allowed me to use facebook to encourage others, and minister to people. I have been accepted to Masters College in LA California which Pastor John Macarthur is the President of the College and Seminary. I pray God continues to grow all who are in Him, in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self- control. If God allows us to cross paths on facebook or in real life, I pray God will allow us to minister to each other. God bless you all and keep representing Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16, John 14:6, John 3:16, Matthew 28:18-20, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and all of the 66 love letter book that God wrote to us!!! I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me.

God bless y'all,
Mark Cannon

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Check youself!

THUS speaketh Christ our Lord to us, "You call me Master, and obey me not; You call me light, and see me not; You call me the Way, and walk me not; You call me life, and live me not; You call me wise, and follow me not; You call me fair, and love me not; You call me rich and ask me not; You call me eternal, and seek me not; If I condemn you; blame me not. May we obey, see, walk, live, love, ask, and seek Jesus Christ

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MC Bondservant

Hey yo, I'm about to flow,
this is not for me and it is not a show,
there is a name I want you all to know,
Jesus Christ is the real deal yo!!!

He came to earth to cleanse us of sin,
without Him we die, but with Him we win,
eternally we will glorify Him with like-minded kin,
God knocks on your churches door, will you open?

John 14:6 says only through Him we have life,
Romans 6:23 says we die in our sin and strife,
Ephesians 5:25-27 says the church is His wife,
Philippians 3:20-21 says heaven is our home in the afterlife.

Rappin is fun, you should try it,
words with a beat and then you rhymin it,
make a vid of it to show you stylin on it,
Jesus Christ is God now we gotta be livin like it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When does human life begin?

The Bible has a lot to say about the beginning of life!!!!! Let us examine Scripture to find out when human life begins.

Job 31
13 “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves

When they filed a complaint against me,

14 What then could I do when God arises?

And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

15 “Did not He who made me in the womb make him,

And the same one fashion us in the womb?

Psalm 22
9 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb;

You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.

10 Upon You I was cast from 1birth;

You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139
13 For You formed my 1inward parts;

You wove me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will give thanks to You, for 1I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Your works,

And my soul knows it very well.

15 My 1aframe was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;

And in Your book were all written

The days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.

Isaiah 44
2 Thus says the Lord who made you

And formed you from the womb, who will help you,

Do not fear, O Jacob My servant;

And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb,

“I, the Lord, am the maker of all things,

Stretching out the heavens by Myself

And spreading out the earth 1all alone,

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you."

Ecclesiastes 11:5
"As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all."

Jeremiah 20:17
"Because he did not slay me in the womb, so that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb always great."

Hosea 12:3
"He took his brother by the heel in [their mother's] womb, and in the strength [of his manhood] he contended and had power with God."

Luke 1:44
"For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

There are serious consequences if we murder people of all ages including babies Scripture is very clear.

Genesis 9:5
“Murder is forbidden.”

Proverbs 24: 11-12
“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts and he sees you. He keeps watch over your souls, and he knows you know. And he will judge all people according to what they have done.”

God owns and made our bodies!!!!

1 Corinthians 6:12-13
“You may say ‘I am allowed to do anything.’ But I reply, ‘Not everything is good for you.’ And even though ‘I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything…But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the Temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in You. God will bring ruin to anyone who ruins this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you Christians are that temple.”

God is faithful to forgive us of all of our sins including murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 John 1-9
“If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.”

Isaiah 1:18
“No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as sand.”

So abortion is murder, we are all made in God's image, we can all be forgiven for our sins through Jesus Christ our atoning sacrifice.

God bless you all!
Mark Cannon