Posts by Matthew Shorack (Page 3)

Posts by Matthew Shorack (Page 3)

How We Think Now Matters

How We Think Now MattersRomans 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.Why is it so important that we learn how to govern our minds? “What Does Your Life Say About Your Faith”, was what Elder Aaron preached on last Sunday, when he asked us to examine our lives, through the scriptures. So,…

Let Perseverance Finish It’s Work

Let Perseverance Finish It’s WorkJames 1:2-4Are there any lessons you have learned in your life when God’s timing isdifferent than yours? During this time of the Covid-19, it’s hard to be patientwhen you’re tired and frustrated. We’re all feeling weary from the madnessof the pandemic. Now that new variants are coming on the scene it can feellike this season of isolation and face coverings will never end.Galatians 6:8-9Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay…

Have your Spiritual gifts made a difference in your life as a believer?

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 4There are different kinds…

Men’s Bible Study

Gentlemen, We will be starting up Men’s Bible study on Wednesday night, January 5th at 7:00pm, in person in the fellowship Hall. We are going through the book, Experiencing God by Blackaby. In chapter 5 of the revised edition, Blackaby tells a story of new warden at Angola Prison in Louisiana, one largest and maximum security institutions in the US. As he was starting out, he felt led by the Holy Spirit to share his faith with a man who was…

Don’t Fight Against God!

In what areas of your life does pride have your number? How did the enemy get this foothold in your life, and what can you do to go from being devoured by the enemy, to experiencing victory? 1 Peter 5:5-11 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s…

The Blessings Of Being On The Right Path

Proverbs 8-9 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. How’s your integrity affected when you know the right thing to do but you choose not to do it? A wise person of integrity doesn’t need to babble about themselves, instead they can humbly listen to wise counsel, so they keep in step with the Holy Spirit. But a fool…

Wise Or Woke?

Wise Or Woke?When you confuse being woke with being wise, it’s easy to get lost. 1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” 20 And again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows…

We Are In This Together

We Are In This TogetherDaniel 2:17-18 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.Sometimes God’s tests come through people who ask you to do something difficult. It’s so important to first go to God in prayer…

Knowing What To Pray For

Knowing What To Pray ForDo you feel completely comfortable praying to God, or do you struggle sometimes with how you should approach Him? Don’t overthink it. Be real with what you are thinking and feeling. One way I’ve experienced real depth in my prayer life, is when I’ve intentionally let scripture guide my time of opening myself up for God to search me and tell me where I am missing out on His truth in my life.Romans 8:26-27 In the…

Relating to the Holy Spirit more like Jesus!

Relating to the Holy Spirit more like Jesus! Isaiah 11:13  A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,    the Spirit of counsel and of might,    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. If we understand the how the Holy Spirit worked in Jesus, we can learn from that relationship, and we can grow in how we hear…

Don’t Let Your Wounds Define You!

Don’t Let Your Wounds Define You! Colossians 3:12-14 – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Hurt people, hurt people. So, stop holding onto your wounds as your…

Worship Is Not About Getting A Good Feeling

Hebrews 13:5  “I will never fail you.    I will never abandon you.” Sometimes we find ourselves complaining about feeling like God is absent. Most of us are familiar with the poem “Footprints”, but we know from scriptures like Hebrews 13:5 that God promises to never leave or give up on us. One thing God never promised was that we will always feel His presence. Psalm 22:1-2   My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from saving me,    so…

Change Happens When We Follow Christ’s Truth!

How do you know if something is true or not?                                       Ephesians 4:20-24  That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like…

Sharing Blessings During Times Of Suffering?

Sharing Blessings During Times Of Suffering? What connects more with non-believers, achieving prosperity or surviving adversity? Philippians 1:12-14  Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to…

An Encouragement For A Daily Devotion

An Encouragement For A Daily Devotion 1 Samuel 16:7  The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Why we do what we do, is important to God. God told Samuel, It’s possible to do the right thing but with the wrong attitude.  When we meet with God in our quiet time, God is looking at our heart. Psalm 63:1  O God, You are my…

Empowering Others (Series)

What will happen with the people you love when you pass away? What will you leave behind? Are the people in your life prepared to mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually to succeed? When you move on with another job are the people who follow you prepared for success? Join us as we look to God’s word and discover how to empower those around us. We will be looking at leaving a legacy of faith, hope, success, and kindness. Make your…