Pastor’s Messages (Page 2)

Pastor’s Messages (Page 2)

The Forgotten Person Of The Trinity (Series)

The Forgotten Person Of The Trinity (Series) Romans 8:5-6    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. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.   Experience healing, wholeness, joy, and peace of mind through the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Throughout history there…

Living A Restored Life

Living A Restored Life What does a restored life with Jesus look like? Jesus loves all believers including those who are struggling. He wants us to experience being free in Him, through real repentance and faith. So why are so many Christians living in bondage to sin? Galatians 5:1   It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. I believe one of the main reasons…

The Cost Of Rebelling Against God

The Cost Of Rebelling Against God  When speaking about ungodly people, who pervert God’s word,                                                       to get what they want, Jude, James’ brother wrote Jude 1:11 about three C men, Cain, Balaam, and Korah, who rebelled against God’s authority.   Jude 1:11   Woe to them!  They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error;  they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion. Being religious without faith is the “way of Cain”. It is the way of pride,…

Which Door Will You Choose?

Which Door Will You Choose? John 10:9-10   I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  When Jesus said, “I am the door,” He was stating Eastern custom of shepherds guarding the sheep by acting as a gatekeeper by spending the night lying down across…

The Blessings Of Obeying The Lord

The Blessings Of Obeying The LordActs 10:43 All the prophets testify about Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him [whoever trusts in and relies on Him, accepting Him as Savior and Messiah] receives forgiveness of sins.” Even if you can fool everyone else, you can’t fool yourself for very long and you can never fool God. If you violate your own conscience, you’ll have to pay a serious price for that. But if you allow God’s truth…

Trust Never Comes Easy

Trust Never Comes EasyColossians 2:8-10 Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a…

Is God Even Listening?

Is God Even Listening? James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” God reaches out to the humble, because He knows we are teachable when we are free from pride and arrogance. Our attitude is connected to our ability to joyfully follow His leading. He also loves us enough to give us opportunities to grow in our humility so we can hear His truth and…

Why Would God Allow Christians To Suffer?

Hebrews 5:7-10 While he lived on earth, anticipating death, Jesus cried out in pain and wept in sorrow as he offered up priestly prayers to God. Because he honored God, God answered him. Though he was God’s Son, he learned trusting obedience by what he suffered, just as we do. Then, having arrived at the full stature of his maturity and having been announced by God as high priest in the order of Melchizedek, he became the source of eternal…

Do You Struggle With Fear, Loneliness, Or Depression?

Deuteronomy 31:6 Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Fear, loneliness, and depression are the symptoms, not the disease. Genesis 3:23-24 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim…

Don’t Let Rage Become Your Identity

Ephesians 4:29-32 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving…

We Only Get One Time Around

Ephesians 5:15-17                                                                                   15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.  I would hate to hear at the end of my life that I had a lot of potential. We all want to have an impact on our loved ones and communities, but it doesn’t happen by accident. What we spend our time…

Dealing With Suffering And Doubt

Dealing With Suffering And Doubt   Hebrews 11:1   Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. We will also be blessed if we trust in the goodness of the Lord, not the tranquility of the journey. Know that our greatest challenges and wounds, don’t take us out of God’s plan for our future. That’s what faith looks like when experienced. The world of God isn’t just nice ideas, but the truth that we hold…

Stronger Together

Stronger Together Philippians 2:1-5      Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ     if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being       like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.   3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your…

The Power Of Prayer

The Power Of Prayer 1 John 5:14-15   This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have what we asked of him.                 Prayer isn’t about making selfish requests of God for our current desires; it’s about realigning our will to His. When we desire the things that God desires, we start praying…

Don’t Growl Be Grateful

Don’t Growl Be Grateful Many of us will soon be sitting around a table with our families sharing with each other what we are thankful for in our lives. For some this will be easy, but others will find this impossible because their joy tank is empty. John 16:24  24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. Focusing on what has gone wrong or what could go…

Your Pain Doesn’t Need To Become Your Identity

Your Pain Doesn’t Need To Become Your Identity Proverbs 14:29   Whoever is patient has great understanding,but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. If you hold onto your pain, you will become quick-tempered, and resentment will poison your mind and you will become gifted at wounding others. Then you will be part of the madness that wounds others to survive. Wounds that are picked at never heal, but wounds that are tended to by Christ’s love become scars that remind us…