There remains
a rest

for those who have

who’ve heard the gospel

and gladly it


I can enter Your rest for You are with me.


“For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.”

“For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said . . .”

“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.”

Hebrews 4:2,3,9. NKJV

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The gospel is constantly
bearing fruit

and spreading
by God’s power

just like it’s doing
among us

since we heard it
that first hour.


You are with me, bearing fruit.


“Indeed, just as in the whole world the gospel is constantly bearing fruit and spreading [by God’s power], just as it has been doing among you ever since the day you first heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth [becoming thoroughly and deeply acquainted with it].

Colossians 1:6 AMP

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Quenching Fiery Darts


Lord help me tuck Your truth
inside of me

as I prepare
for each day

keeping my emotions in check
with Your righteousness

and by faith sending satan’s
barbs away.


You are with me and provide me with all I need to face each day’s challenges.


“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”

“and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace,”

“above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”

Ephesians 6:14,15,16 NKJV

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Only One


There is only
one gospel

one Jesus
to believe

only one

to regard
and receive.


You are with me and expose what’s false.


“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

“For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted – you may well put up with it.”

2 Corinthians 11:3,4 NKJV

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By All Means


O Lord may I
In some way

relate to each one
I meet

that they might be

and in You
be reached.


I can share You with others, because You are with me.


“I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”

“Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.”

1 Corinthians 9:22,23 NKJV

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Able To Establish


To God alone
be glory forever

through Jesus Christ
His Son

who’s able to establish
according to the gospel

revealing His mysteries
to everyone.


You are with me and establish me according to Your gospel.


“Now to Him who is able to establish ypu according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret since the world began”

“but now has been made manifest, and by prophetic scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment od the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith -“

“to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.”

Romans 16:25,26,27

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Scripture Fulfilled

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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To preach deliverance to the captives
nd recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Isaiah 61:1-2)  Luke 4:18-19  NKJV

“And He began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’ ”  Luke 4:21  NKJV

Jesus is still the fulfillment of scripture and our everything.

Thank You, Lord, for preaching and being the gospel to us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

I am here today
among you

to fulfill
your every need

receive Me now
and have life

and that

God bless you as you receive all He has for you today!

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Let Jesus Speak

“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17

It’s okay when I can’t find the right words to say. Jesus said it all on the cross.

Oh Lord, we pray for the wisdom and the power of You crucified to be known more than our words. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Christ’s Cross Effect

There is a power and wisdom
only He can possess

though we try to describe it
our words fall short at best

the message of the cross
of Christ crucified

does what we cannot do
leaving Him alone glorified.

Idle Tales?

“Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen clothes lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.” Luke 24:9,11,12

The apostles had a hard time accepting the report the women gave. But, I love how Peter stooped down to take a closer look.

Oh Jesus, as we share the Good News that You are risen, we thank You for the evidence of Yourself You leave in each person’s life. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Looking Inside Our Tombs

The gospel sounds like a story
a children’s fairy tale
something that is made up
another crutch for sale
until you stop and take the time
to look inside your tomb
and find the evidence Jesus leaves
to convince and draw you.

Sharing Those Things Believed

“In as much as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which are most surely believed among us,
just as those who from the beginning were eye witnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us,
it seemed good to me also . . .” Luke 1:1-2

This is how The Gospel According to Luke starts out. Even though many had already recorded the story of Jesus, it didn’t stop him from doing it too. I’m so glad.

Thank You so much, Jesus, for all the people who continue to share “those things which are believed among us.” And here is a simple poem . . .

Let Me Hear Yet Again

Can I ever hear
enough about You
can I ever read
all there is to read?
Do I ever tire
of finding the light switch?
oh no, Lord
this could never be!

I want to let everyone know about a new online Christian Journal, http://idyllsfortheking.wordpress.com.
Eden Ellis is the editor and seeking fiction/poetry/song lyrics/photos that glorify and honor God. The idea is for it to be like this verse, a place to continue telling those things which are believed among us. I hope you are encouraged in Christ while reading there and contribute to the telling too! 🙂

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