Teaching the world about our Father and the importance of knowing Him
[07/24/17] You've likely heard this before: "Just because you're sitting in a henhouse, that doesn't make you a chicken." This line has been used to illustrate that attending a church isn't what makes one a Christian. So what does make it so that Christ will actually accept me as a Christian? #SundaySermons A new series beginning July 30
During our recent study of the life of Jacob (Genesis 25 through 33 in our Wednesday night class), I reevaluated my idea of fear. Jacob had many things about which he could be afraid: his brother's anger, his father's displeasure, the dangers of travel, the meaning of a weird dream, his chosen wife's frustration, his other wife's jealousy, his father-in-law's schemes, etc. But he had one thing that took him confidently through all of this trepidation: God had promised him success. Jacob knew Him as "my father's God," and as the God of Bethel, but also as "the Fear of Isaac" (Gen. 31:42). Jacob knew that the God who had asked for his father's death was also the one that gave him back (Gen. 22:1-19, Abraham sacrifices Isaac). The only thing Isaac truly feared was not having God's support, not having the God that gave back during times of trial. Jacob also trusted this God. So when his father-in-law would have cheated him out of everything, God made Jacob succeed. That God is the God I trust. Though I may go through severe difficulties, he will make me a success. (P.S.: Read Gen. 30:25-43 to learn why the picture is relevant.)
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8, ESV
Paul had accomplished what he had set out to accomplish. How can we arrive at that same spiritual destination? #SundaySermon
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Jesus, in Matthew 7:14, King James Version)
It may be strait, but is it straight? We'll look at it Sunday morning, May 28. Come see what it's all about!
[05/18/17] "God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him."---1 John 4:16-17, NIV
[05/16/17] In First John, the apostle writes in circular fashion about LOVE and having the RIGHT SPIRIT. In First John 3:12, he says, "If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us." Just one sentence later he adds, "We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world." God's love caused him to do what had to be done to save the world. If God's spirit is in us (rather than a materialistic or sensual lifestyle) we will live by the same love, a love that moves us to do what we can do to save the world.
No one has seen God at anytime; if we love one another, God is abiding in us and his love is completed in us. We know in this that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given to us from his Spirit. -- First John 4:12-13, Modern Literal Version
Christians love in a different way than non-Christians. Christians allow God's Spirit to direct how they treat others.
"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?" (First John 3:16-17, English Standard Version)
So, what is love?
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Which is more important: to realize that God commands love or to learn what God teaches us love really is?
"In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother." (First John 3:10, World English Bible)
"Sunday, I will be at his favorite place."
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[03/27/17] The Word of Life (Jesus) makes life possible. This is the inescapable conclusion when you compare John 1:1-5 and 11:25, and First John 5:12 (see comments). All who wish to truly live must accept Jesus as the ruling guide of their lives. "Whoever believes...has passed from death to life....Yet, you refuse to come to me that you may have life" (John 5:24,40).
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