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Giving Tuesday

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In Him

John 15:4
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

To abide in Christ means to remain one with Him. We are to bear the fruit of Christ, walking in the example He has given us. In Matthew 16:24 Jesus said if anyone desires to come after Him, to become a follower of Christ, which would be the same as abiding in Him; we must deny self, take up our cross and follow Him. For years I spent most of my time teaching people to deny self and take up their cross, but I missed the most important part.

Do you have a desire to follow after Jesus? Without that desire you won’t deny self nor take up your cross. The word “desire” means to be resolved or determined to fulfill a purpose, to want to. If you want to abide in Christ you must have a determined purpose to follow after Him. It is what you take delight in, meaning you have this resolve with a “want to” attitude, not a “have to” attitude.

That desire will help you deny self, which means to disown. Once born again we have been bought with a price, we belong to God, we are not our own. We are to lay down our will. That desire will cause you to take up your cross, to fulfill God’s will for your life when the old fleshly nature wants to do something else instead. Cultivate a desire in your heart to abide in Jesus and you will bear much fruit (become Christ-like).
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Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

PREVAILING THROUGH PRAISE – PART 3

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e4qi3-f3b531

Praise is so vital for us to prevail in life. Praise has several key elements to it. Praise involves magnifying God, giving glory to God, giving thanks to God, and honoring God. Praisers always prevail, but true praisers are those who do these things all the time, even when facing challenges. Praise brings God on the scene. Find out more in this powerful series.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Lord’s Body

1 Corinthians 11:28-29
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

When we receive communion scripture teaches us that if we do not rightly discern the Lord’s body this is the reason why many are weak, sick, and some die early. When we rightly discern His body we have properly judged ourselves. We discern the Lord’s body three ways:

  1. Acknowledge the stripes of Jesus that paid for your bodily healing. With the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole. This is not a promise, it is a fact already established.
  2. Do not speak evil of other believers for they are a part of the body. If we slander and gossip about other believers, we speaking harm to ourselves. We are to walk in the love of God toward one another, therefore not speaking evil of others.
  3. Recognize who you are in Christ Jesus and do not belittle yourself, for you are His body whom He has purchased. When we do not recognize who we are in Christ, we will be hindered in receiving what we have in Christ. We must come to know who we are to partake of what we have been given through His blood that was shed for us.

So if we want to walk in health and healing we must learn to discern the Lord’s body. When we do we can experience the benefit of what Jesus purchased for us through the blood He shed; and through the body that He gave for us as He not only bore our sins, but He bore our sickness, disease, pain and suffering also. Rightly discern the Lord’s body and you can receive what He has provided for you.
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Posted by on November 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

PREVAILING THROUGH PRAISE – PART 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yj5y5-f39a9d

Praise is so vital for us to prevail in life. Praise has several key elements to it. Praise involves magnifying God, giving glory to God, giving thanks to God, and honoring God. Praisers always prevail, but true praisers are those who do these things all the time, even when facing challenges. Praise brings God on the scene. Find out more in this powerful series.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Jesus Is …

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

Jesus is the way to the Father. It is only through Him that we can be reconciled to God. He is also the way Maker. He can make a way when them seems to be no way. If we look to Him, the author and finisher of our faith, He will provide a way for us. Jesus is the truth, the living Word of God. In John 17:17 Jesus tells us the Word of God is truth.

The Bible does not define the Word as true, but truth. That is because in the natural we will be faced with things that are true. It may be true that our bodies could be dealing with some type of disease or sickness. It may be true that we could be facing a financial challenge or dealing with what may seem like overwhelming odds against us, but the truth can change what is true. If we will simply believe the truth and act upon it, then we can see what may be true changed by the truth.

Jesus is life itself. One will never experience true life, a life filled with the goodness of God by choosing to chase what they want, or do things their way. Jesus said if you lose your life then you will find true life, but if you do not lay down you life you will lose the life He offers. Lay your life down and walk in the life He has for you. All you need is found in Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.
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Posted by on November 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Make Disciples

Matthew 28:19
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, …

Some of the final words Jesus spoke to His disciples before ascending into heaven are here in Matthew 28. Think of how important these words to His church are. He revealed two things in the above statement. He wants every believer to be a disciple and to make disciples. That is the will of God for every believer. You are not a disciple just because you are born again, you are a convert in Christ. A disciple is a Christ follower. Let’s look at the seven things Jesus said make a disciple of Christ.

  1. You become one with the Word of a God. (John 8:31) – Jesus said if you abide in (become one with) His Word, you are a disciple indeed.
  2. Jesus is your first love. (Luke 14:26) – Jesus said you cannot love anyone more than Him, or you cannot be His disciple.
  3. You live to fulfill His will. (Luke 14:27) – Jesus said you must bear your cross to be a disciple.
  4. You are willing to forsake anything for Him. (Luke 14:33) – Jesus declared you must forsake all to be His disciple.
  5. You don’t lose your flavor. (Luke 14:34) – Salt that loses it’s flavor has been watered down, and that is not a disciple.
  6. You walk by faith. (John 15:8) – A disciple gets results when they pray.
  7. You walk in God’s love. (John 13:35) – Jesus said all will know you are His disciples by the love you have for one another.

It is a privilege to be a disciple of Jesus, but you must have the “want to” in order to become one. Be a disciple and help make disciples. In doing so you will lead people to Christ and help them become a Christ follower, and there is no better way to live.
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Posted by on November 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

PREVAILING THROUGH PRAISE – PART 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n7m26-f37cd1

Praise is so vital for us to prevail in life. Praise has several key elements to it. Praise involves magnifying God, giving glory to God, giving thanks to God, and honoring God. Praisers always prevail, but true praisers are those who do these things all the time, even when facing challenges. Praise brings God on the scene. Find out more in this powerful series.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THREE KINDS OF FAITH / PART 2 – RICK COLLINS

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aepux-f37bdf

Learn about the three kinds of faith in this message by Rick Collins.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE – MATT HYBARGER

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-exk5n-f37a11

Gain insight on how you can live your life with purpose in this message by Matt Hybarger.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2020 in Uncategorized