Posts by Matthew Shorack (Page 3)

Posts by Matthew Shorack (Page 3)

THE LORD WILL RAISE HIS VOICE TO BE HEARD

THE LORD WILL RAISE HIS VOICE TO BE HEARD This last Sunday, we started a new series, “Giving Up Your Idols” from Luke 9:59-60. Our midweek encouragement will be connected to the previous message for this series. Matthew 21:12-13 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and  the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will…

No More Banging Gongs

No More Banging Gongs I’ve been reading through Ephesians for my devotions for the last few weeks and a few things stood out to me. The church was in a hostile environment in Ephesus, were they were isolated and under pressure to give into the Godless culture of their day. Paul encourages the church, by reminding them that God is in control, and their salvation can’t be taken away. Eternal life is eternal. Then Paul shows what God’s purpose and…

Giving Up Your Idols (Series)

Have you ever wondered if you’re the only one who struggles with the hypocrisy of not living out what you know to be true? How can a believer know God’s word and be so casual in not being a doer of the word? Is there a way to experience love, joy, peace and the rest of the fruit of the Spirit in a growing way in a world that is getting more and more divided and anti-Christian? The answer isn’t…

Are You Whole?

Are You Whole? Do you know the word of God and still feel like you’re somehow missing something very important? Do scriptures like the Galatians 5:22-26 bring frustration instead of peace and joy? Does it remind you of what your missing in real time faith? Can we be whole or are we destined to enjoy only fleeting moments of the fruit of the Spirit. Is God really that Cruel? Does He point at what is just out of His children’s…

We all struggle with a heart of a Pharisee

We all struggle with a heart of a Pharisee We have a lot of people struggling with isolation and depression. Last week God challenged me with Matthew 15:18 as I was thinking about people who I disagreed with. I wrote down some questions realizing I needed to repent. This exercise helped me, and I hope it helps you. Matthew 15:18       But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. Do you…

What is the Truth about Me?

Truth-About-Me Above is a link to a PDF from Neil Anderson’s writings  (It’s OK to click on it!  ) This is an amazing organized scripture list renouncing the lies we all hear from the enemy.  Your weapon is Truth and that is found in the scriptures attached.  Save this, print this and perhaps post this close to you throughout the day.  You’ll soon memorize the scripture and add another piece of armor.  

How to be more intentional about spending time in God’s word.

Ask God to speak to you through today’s verses. (Example: Romans 8:1-2) After reading the text, summarize them in your own words. Rewrite it in a way that would enable you to easily explain it to a friend. Reread the scripture and compare it to your summary. Is there something you added or missed?                                        If needed, modify your summary to reflect the big idea in the verses. Ask yourself, what is the Holy Spirit saying to me through these scriptures?…

Spiritual Warfare: The Unseen Battle

THIS SUNDAY:  July 19th Avoiding Landmines in the Unseen Battle Ephesians: 6 10-18 Spiritual Warfare: The Unseen Battle Series The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put…