Jan 13. Prayer. James 5:16-18. Prayer should be a two-way
communication. Faith is the foundation of prayer. By faith we believe Jesus as
Savior, that God hears prayer, and that God is able and willing to answer
prayer. Worship reminds us that God is what matters; worship put the focus on God
and not ourselves. Confession prepares us.
The holiness of God calls for repentance of sin. Isaiah 6:5; 1 John 1:9.
Praise expresses our admiration for the one we cherish and respect, Ps 150:2,
119:164. Thanksgiving expresses appreciation for what God has already done. Thank
God for His forgiveness, for hearing our prayers, for Jesus Christ, for
Salvation, for the Holy Ghost. No matter what comes your way, start with
prayer. Prov 16:3, Psalm 127:1.
Jan 6, 2019. Get Rid of The Trash. Gal 5:14-18. Christians
are not allowed to be selective about what trash he should throw away. Just a
small amount of trash can be harmful or deadly. We sometimes put ourselves
before God; that is trash. We can have no god before God. Paul gives a partial
list of trash in Galatians: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, indecency,
idolatry, witchcraft, disharmony, jealously, wrath, strife, rebellions,
heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelings and similar acts. Evaluate your
life for the trash you need to get rid of. Fill up with the fruit of the
Spirit: love (fulfills all the law), joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. These will keep out the trash. Walk in
the Spirit and get rid of the trash for 2019.
Dec 30, 2018. Minister G. Jones. Deu 4:20-31. Don’t Play
With God. Time will not solve your problems if you are on the wrong side of
God. We are called to be different. We can’t act like the world and get to the
Promised Land. A 71 day journey took 40 years because of disobedience, disbelief
and dishonoring God. Choose to walk worthy so that you can receive your inheritance.
Act like you serve the God of heaven. Choose to think like God. God must be
number 1 or nothing at all. Trust – you must do it God’s way. 1 Cor 6:19, your
life is not your own. Love God. Your priorities let you know if you are playing
with God. Go into 2019 not playing with God. Seek God first and all these things
will be added to you, Rom 3:31. Life is more than what you want for you.
God is Self-Sufficient.Isaiah 6:1-3.
God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient.
Isaiah was confronted by God. God is God all by
Himself. God will use man, but He can get along without him. We are convicted
by our own sinfulness when we see the majesty and self-sufficiency of
God. God is trying to get our attention; He wants us to examine ourselves. We
are converted when God purges us from our sins; we are changed from evil to
righteousness. Determine to follow the self-sufficient God. God is asking who
will go for Him. We are commissioned. Jesus told us to go and make disciples of
men. The self-sufficient God has work for us to do. God never wonders why, never
asks questions, never worries, and never needs help. He is self-sufficient. Praise
God that He wants to use us. Praise God for all He is and go and tell others. Dec 9. John 17:1-17. Rev E. Wade. The Intercessory
Prayer. Jesus prayed for His disciples and us, the believers. Jesus knew all
scripture had to be fulfilled. Phil 2:5,9,11. Jesus was before the world was. The
gospel has to be preached and taught. You can live differently by listening to
the Word. Be dedicated to the cause of Christ. Jesus gave His life for us.
Glorify God. V5. Jesus prayed for us because we are in this world. V17, Jesus
prayed for the sanctification of the believers. The world is on the attack. Know
that His Word is true. We can overcome all through the sacrifice of Christ. God
will not forsake you. Trust God; give Him your heart. Don’t settle for less.
Jesus prayed for spiritual unity among His people that the world may believe, V21.
V24, we can share in the promised eternal life if we have the faith to trust
Dec 2. Jesus is Coming Back. John 14:1-3. All the
Words of Jesus came true. All the prophecies of Jesus’ first coming have been
fulfilled: Gen 3:15, Micah 5:1-2, Isa 9:1-2, Zech 9:9, Ps 34:20, Isa 53, Ps
22:16. Many of the prophecies that must precede His second coming have also
been fulfilled. Matt 24:26, Joel 2:28, Matt 24:12, 2 Tim 3:1, Ezek 38:15-16,
36:33-35. The gospel must be preached to all the world, and then shall the end
come, Matt 24:14. Rev 20, Satan will be bound for 1000 years. Do not worry
about the things of this world, Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us.
Nov 25. Give Thanks to God. 2 Kings 6:25-33; 7:3,4. Leprosy was a
dreaded disease and those with it were isolated. These lepers went to the camp
of the enemy thinking they might be able to get food before they died. When
they got to the camp, the enemy was gone, and they had more than enough food.
They thanked and praised God and shared the good news with those that had
isolated them. Praise God for a lot or a little. Luke 17:12. Jesus healed 10
lepers and only one came back to give thanks. Give God thanks, He has done so
much for us. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.
Don’t be bitter, be thankful. God wants us to give thanks in all things,1 Thes
5:18. No matter what trials you go through, they will make you better and
stronger. We like Paul should learn to be content in whatever state we are in.
Trust, obey, worship and give God thanks. Thank God for Jesus, the one that
died for us. Thank God every day.
Nov 18. Don’t Be Caught Again in Satan’s Web. Gal 5:1.
Satan seeks to weave a web to catch anyone he can, 1 Peter 5:8. We all were
caught in Satan’s web at one time; Jesus died to free us. Don’t be entangled
again. To protect yourself against the web of Satan: Be sealed with the Holy
Spirit, following His leading; Stay away from places that attract Satan (night
clubs, casinos, gossip, ungodly entertainment, ungodly relationships); Remove
emotions that are good hiding places for Satan (selfishness, fear, jealously,
pride). Jesus encountered Satan’s web after
fasting 40 days and nights. Satan tried to trap Jesus with food, power and pride.
Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, avoided Satan’s trap by using prayer and the
Word of God. Satan used men to have Jesus convicted and crucified. Jesus died
that we could be free and never be entangled again. Stand fast and do not be caught
again in Satan’s web.
Nov 11. Please Don’t Miss The Meeting. John 20:24-25. At
this time Jesus had been honored on entering Jerusalem, but then He was crucified,
and now He has already risen from the dead. Jesus rose and told His disciples
to meet Him in Galilee. Thomas was not at the meeting. Judas betrayed Jesus,
Peter denied Him, and Thomas doubted. Please don’t miss the meeting. When Jesus
called each of the disciples, they left what they were doing. Some don’t
believe Jesus is coming back, but everything Jesus said has come true. “Come
unto me all that labor and are heaven laden and I will give you rest.” At the
next meeting all 11 disciples were there when Jesus appeared. Thomas believed
because he had seen. Jesus said blessed are those that have not seen and yet
believed; that’s us. Another meeting will take place in a city not made with
hands. You must be pure and cleansed from your sins to get to that city for the
meeting. Please don’t miss the meeting in heaven with Jesus.
Nov 4. A Glimpse of Heaven. Rev 21:1-8. It is beyond
our imagination what God has prepared for those that love Him, 1 Cor 2:9. We
started in the Garden of Eden where there was peace. God made a new heaven and
earth that reminds us of the first garden: even the animals will be at peace.
God gave His Son that we would have eternal life. The love of God gives us a
common bond. Heaven is a beautiful place; no tears, no pain, no sorrow. We are
the bride of Christ and we need to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. Do
not love the world. Work while it is day, the night is coming. Psalm 139:1, God
knows all about you. But there is another option. Hell has enlarged herself for
the great number of people going there, Isaiah 5:11-16. Choose Jesus; we all
have to die. We all must face the judgement.
Oct 28. Minister J. Frazier. Controlling Your Anger.
James 1:19-20. As Christ followers there is a way to control your anger.1. Be
quick to listen to God. Pause and hear what God has to tell you. 2. Be slow to
speak. Use the time it takes to open your mouth and start your tongue to think
before you speak. Eccl 5:2. Be careful of the words you say. 3. Be slow to
become angry. Eph 4:26, be angry but do not sin. The difference in our anger
and Jesus’ anger: Jesus was angry because of God’s will, Matt 21:13, Mark 3:5.
Our anger is about us. Let go of anger: it hurts us physically, does not
promote righteousness, can lead to immorality, and keeps us from being used by
God. Let the Holy Spirit take control of your anger. Respond in a gentle way,
Gal 5:22. The fruit of the Spirit pushes out anger.
Oct 21. We Did Not Choose Jesus, He Chose Us. 1 Peter 2:9-11. God
chose us. He loved us so much that He gave his Son to die for us. While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us. God chose us to be a treasure to Him. Ex 19:5.
We are valuable to God. God Chose Us to
be a royal priesthood. Tell someone about Jesus everywhere you go. God Chose Us
to be a holy nation. We are chosen to be morally and spiritually excellent,
dedicated to God. God Chose Us to be a peculiar people. We belong to God. We
were purchased by Jesus with His own blood. God chose us to praise Him. God
enjoys the praise of His people. Ps 22:3. Praise God Because He called us out
of darkness into His marvelous light.
Oct 14. The Value of A/My Soul.
Matthew 16:24 -26.
The soul can be loss. Do not fear man, fear Him that can destroy both soul and body in hell;
Matthew 10:28. From
the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, we see the soul of the rich man in hell
while his body was in an earthly grave.
If we accept Jesus,
we will never die; John 11:25,26.
God has a new eternal home for the soul when this earthy body dies; 2
God created the soul. Man
is made of spirit, body and soul. The soul is the part of man that will be
judged. The soul is of great value because it came from God. The soul is of
great value because Jesus paid a great price for it; He paid His life. Nothing
in this world is worth losing your soul; Matthew 16:26. The rich man
in Luke 12:16-21 had so much he was planning to build bigger
barns. But God told him, this night your soul will be required. Come to Jesus
and save your soul. Tell others about the value of their soul and point them to
7. The Church, The Bride of Christ. Matthew 16:18. Animals were sacrificed on
the altar to pay for the sins of man. The tabernacle was the first worship
center. God told Moses the details of how to build it. The second worship
center was the temple. The synagogues preceded the church. God loves people to
worship Him in spirit and truth. Jesus said that on this rock I will build my church
and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Jesus is coming back for
His bride. He is looking for a bride without spot or wrinkle. The church, the
bride should be unified. The church, the bride should love one another. Be like
the 5 wise not the 5 foolish virgins. Be ready at all times because Jesus is
23. What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do? 2 Tim 3:1-5. We are living
in perilous times. Job said, man born of a woman is of a few days and full of
trouble. Failing health, troubled children, financial trouble, indecision. In
our schools, in the white house, on our jobs, all around us we are faced with a
dilemma. We see our text all around us. In John 14:1Jesus told them, Let not
your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. When people
wondered what to do in the New Testament, they turned to Jesus. When the wine
ran out Mary said do whatever Jesus tells you. Blind Bartimaeus cried out for
Jesus to have mercy. Mary and Martha sent for Jesus when Lazarus was sick. Paul and Silas were in a
dilemma, chained and placed in the inner prison. One sang and one prayed. Things
looked bad for Jesus when He said it is finished. But early Sunday morning He
rose from the dead. When you don’t know what to do look to Jesus.
Sep 2. Don’t Be Left Out.John 6:54-58, 66-69. Don’t
start walking with Him if you are not planning to go all the way. The devil
wants you to be left out. He wants you to be left out of the peace, the
victory, and the relationship that comes from obeying, trusting and faith in
God. You are left out when you turn back. Those that turned back missed out on the
healings and teaching of Jesus. They missed out on seeing the crucifixion,
resurrection and ascension of Jesus. You are left out when you lack faith as
did the disciples when Peter walked on water. Peter began to sink when he took His eyes off
Jesus. Jesus was preparing his disciples for His death. Jesus shed his blood
and his body was broken so that we could have eternal life. Believe in Jesus as
Savior and don’t be left out.
Aug 26: Protection from Judgement. Exodus
12:1-14. It is appointed unto man once to die and after that judgement. Heaven
was prepared for those that follow Him, hell was prepared for Satan and his
followers. God always warns his people about impending judgement. God warned
Noah that destruction was coming so he could build an ark and save his family
and the world. God warned Abraham of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
where not even 10 righteous could be found. When God gives you a direction, do
not look back. God used Moses to warn Pharaoh of 10 plagues meant to cause Pharaoh
to let God’s people go. To prevent the death of the firstborn in a house they
had to apply the blood of a lamb to the doorposts. When we apply the blood of Jesus
to our lives we are protected from judgement.
Aug 12: Walking With God. Gen 5:21-24. God created us with purpose and we need to fulfill our purpose. Let God set the pace, do not go ahead or get behind God. God will hold our hand to protect us as we walk with Him. Trust where God leads you. Talk to Him continually as you walk. Start walking with Him early and keep walking do matter what comes your way.
July 29: Rev. E. Wade. Gen 37:1-11. Joseph
was the favorite of his father and hated by his brothers. His brothers sold him
into slavery. We should be careful what we do to each other because it will
come back on us. Joseph survived because: God had plans for him to prosper and
God sees everything. Don’t leave your children to Satan. Don’t allow them to
miss out on Sunday School, bible study and church. Do not forget God even when
surrounded by those that do not believe. God favors you. Look to God. Be
obedient to Him. Listen for the voice of God. No matter what comes your way –
God is the answer.
July 22: Staying Planted. Mark 4:3-8, 14-20.
Rev. Lisa Owens. Bloom where you are planted. We as God’s people have been
planted though we may not like where we are planted. When God plants you, it won’t
be easy to uproot you. When planted by God you will get an increase. Do not move
before you get the increase. Hear God’s Word, live God’s Word, and you will
reap a harvest that continues to grow. Blooming requires a process. You may have
to go through some trials. Bloom; let people see the true and living God in
you. Let your light shine. Daniel and the
three Hebrew boys stayed planted. Through all that they did to Jesus, He stayed
planted. Stay planted.
July 15. Victorious Faith. Heb 11:1-5. Nothing
is too hard for God; but we must have faith. Lord help my unbelief. Faith as a
grain of mustard seed. Faith without works is dead. Faith comes by hearing.
Pray in faith. Hide God’s Word in your heart. To develop victorious faith we
must realize (1)The goodness of God (2) The Benefits of Challenges (3) The
gifts God has and will give us. We
receive faith by hearing the Word of God; we walk by faith and not sight; without
faith it is impossible to please God; by faith Noah prepared an ark and thus saved
the world. Keep the faith. Stay with Jesus. I have faith that I will one day
have heaven as my home.
July 8. Stir Up The Gift. Ephesians
4:11-13. The source of our gifts comes from God through the Holy Spirit. We as Christians
should not let our gifts become stagnant but we must stir up the gift to both
edify God and to build up the church.
July 1. The Un-pardonable
Sin. Matt 12:32-33. The Holy Ghost is part of the trinity. In this passage
Jesus had headed a man. The Pharisees said Jesus healed by the power of Satan. Jesus
let them know that could not be true because a house divided against itself
could not stand. People that rejected God could be forgiven because Jesus was
coming to give them a chance. People who rejected Jesus could be forgiven
because the Holy Spirit was coming to lead them into the truth of Jesus Christ.
Christians can sin and be forgiven; do not quench the Holy Spirit. Some people
think they have done too much wrong to come to church, too much to be forgiven.
But there is only one sin that will not be forgiven. Totally rejecting the Holy
Spirit will not be forgiven in this world or the world to come because He is the
last one to come to draw us to God. The Holy Spirit will not dwell in an
unclean place: forgive, love, get on one accord. Let nothing separate you from
the love of God.
June 24:You Don’t Have The Right To Remain Silent. Ps 107:1, 2. Miranda Rights
say you have a right to remain silent. But God has been too good for us to
remain silent. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Thank God for what He has
done for you and is doing for you. The idol worshippers praise their god; you don’t
have the right to remain silent. David said let everything that has breath
praise the Lord. David experienced God’s
protection. In heaven praise is continuous; we need to get comfortable praising
Him here. Who should praise God? The redeemed should say so. God set us free
from the bonds of Satan. God continues to bless us. Tell others about the
goodness of Jesus, Ps 117. Thank God for giving us a praise. Don’t remain silent;
show Jesus some gratitude by praising His name.
June 17: Doing Right When Everybody Else Is Doing Wrong. Gen 6:5-8. Noah and Job did right when others were doing wrong. Mary found
favor with God, Luke 1:30. She did right while others were doing wrong. Can God
find favor with you? Living in a perverse world, be in the world but not a part
of the world. Follow God because following man will lead to destruction. God
hates sin. Love God not the world. God sent His Son through His mercy. Songs
and music of God bring us closer to God. God enjoys our praise and thanks.
Everywhere you turn sin is rampant; tell them that Jesus is coming back. When
you live it, God will speak to and through you. He will take care of you. Do
not be afraid to be a witness. Walk by faith. Lean on the Lord. Even when
trouble comes, trust God. The devil will never win. By doing right, Noah became
the savior of a whole race. No matter what the devil does, keep walking with
God. Job lost everything, but He held onto God. Your change is on the way. You
have favor with God.
June 10. Knowledge
Is Power. To Know the Lord is Power. Minister J. Frazier. Knowledge - facts,
information, or skills acquired. We all have knowledge of something. What do we
know? John 10:27 – God knows us. 1 Cor 4:19 - Use your knowledge
to uplift/bill up the church and the name of God. Heb 3:5 – God will never
leave us so why worry. Isa 41:10 No need to be fearful or dismayed, God is with
us. All these promises come from God. Jer 29:11 – God has a plan for us. Rom
8:28 – If you love the Lord you can lean on Him. Prepare to be soldiers of God.
2 Tim 2:1-4; 2 Tim 2:15. Study God’s Word. Get God’s word in your spirit. Get
the knowledge of the Word so you can use it.
June 3. A God of a
Second Chance. Gen 4:8-15. Look back at the close calls in your life. Times your
life might have ended but God gave you a second chance. Cain committed the first
murder. God could have killed him, but He gave Cain a second chance. Hezekiah
got a second chance at life when God heard his prayer and gave him 15 more
years to live. David committed adultery and had Uriah killed but God gave him a
second change when David repented and prayed for a clean heart. Peter denied
Jesus three times, but God gave him a second change saying, Go tell my disciples
and Peter. He told Peter to feed His sheep; he still had things to do for the kingdom.
Jesus gave us a second chance. Hanging on the cross, He said Father forgive
them for they know not what they do. The blood of Jesus gave us a second chance.
Take advantage of that second change.
May 27: Gen 6:5-8.
Find Grace In Perilous Times. In Genesis every imagination of man’s heart was
evil continually; but Noah found grace in the eyes of God. God destroyed the
world and only 8 people (Noah’s family) were saved. In 2 Tim 3:1-7 we see a description of perilous
times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves,
lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents,
ungrateful, unholy. That is happening now. They will be without love,
unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal. That is happening
now. They will have an outside show of godliness but not on the inside. We
get more information in 1Timothy 4:1-6. We see the conclusion in Rev 20:11-15. The devil that deceived many will
be cast into the lake of fire. We are saved by the Word of God. We find grace
by following Jesus. God will find grace in us when we obey Him in perilous
May 20:Gen 22:13. (1) Satan will try to stop God’s
plan. Cain killed Abel but God substituted Seth and His plan continued. (2)
Believe God. When God tells you something, believe Him. Sarah tried to make a substitute
because she did not believe God. (3) God provides what we need. God provided for
Abraham when he was willing to offer his son. God substituted a ram. (4) God
gave us Jesus as a substitute. The penalty for sin is death. We deserved death
but Jesus took our place. Jesus was without sin, without spot or blemish. He endured
much for us. But not only did he die He rose again. Thank God for the
May 13: Rev. Lisa Owens. From Bitterness To Victory. Ruth 1:1-14. Naomi
was a good representative of God; Ruth, her daughter-in-law, followed Naomi’s
God. Naomi became bitter because she had lost her husband and both sons while
in a foreign land. She had feelings of anger and disappointment. Because we are
Christians does not mean we will not go through troubles. Both Naomi and Ruth
rose from bitterness to victory. Ruth refused to leave Naomi and helped to care
for her though she was hurting herself. Ruth got her victory, she married a rich man
and they had a son that was the grandfather of King David. From this line came
Jesus Christ. Sometimes we have to go through, to leave, to get to where God wants
to bless us. God is in control of everything in our lives and wants to take us
from bitterness to victory.
May 6: A Well of Water Sitting On A Well. John 4:1-7. Jesus was a
well of water. Jacob’s well was of water that satisfied only temporarily. Just
one drink of Jesus’ water provides eternal life. (1)Jesus
was not prejudice. The Jews and Samaritans had no dealings with each other but
Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman. Jesus wanted to prove that all were
welcome. (2)When Jesus tells you to do something you should do it. (3) Jesus
has living water that will allow you to never thirst again. He holds the key of
death and hell. (4) To get the living water you must live right. God is a
spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth. Put your trust in Jesus.
Apr 29: Deacon J
Frazier. Romans 12:2. Just In Case You Didn’t Know. It’s OK to be different. Doing wrong can lead to a life of wrong. Prov
1:15. (1) Peer Pressure. It can be good or bad. Listen to the
voice that tells you to do the right thing. Phil 4:13. God will help you to be
bold enough to walk away from those pressuring you to do wrong. (2) Followers vs. Leaders. Be different as a
follower or leader. A good leader must be a good follower of Christ. 2 Cor
5:17. Become leaders for Christ. (3) What would Jesus do? Gal 6:9, 1 Cor 4:16.
Jesus was different: righteous and without sin. Be like Jesus. (4) Who else is
like me? Seek out other Christians as friends. You are never along because
Jesus is always with you. Ps 56:4.
Apr 22: Rev J. Blake. I Got a Word From God. James 1:1. James, half brother of Jesus, became a believer after Jesus rose. Servant - there to fulfill another's need. Plant your eyes on Jesus. Joy, patience, sacrifice for God, wanting nothing in your spirit or character, wisdom (reference for God). We serve people in and outside the church. God will give liberally. Your word and life must follow God.
Apr 15: What Is Death? Eccl 12:1-7. God
created man to live forever. Death came to the world through Adam and Eve
because of disobedience. Jesus retrieved the keys of death and hell from Satan
at His resurrection. Death separates what was once united. At death, the body returns to the dust and the
spirit returns to God. Death terminates all earthly relationships. Death is a
beginning; after death comes the judgement. Death is referred to as sleep, a
state of rest. Death brings relief from the burdens of this world. Death of the
Christian is to be celebrated. We awake in glory. The last enemy was death, and
Jesus took the sting from death.
Apr 8: Mission
Completed. Isaiah 9:6-7. We are all born with a purpose. You have a zeal placed
on you for that purpose. Don’t wait until you get close to the end of your life
to think about all the things you could have done but did not. Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins
and give us eternal life. Jesus suffered many things for our sins. He was born,
baptized, worked miracles, rejected, falsely accused, tried, beaten, crucified,
rose again, and ascended into heaven to fulfill His purpose. He went back to heaven on a cloud and is
coming back the same way. We all have a mission. We need to complete that
Apr 1: The Ransom
Must Be Paid. Matthew 20:25-28. Jesus died to be a ransom for many. We all have
to die. A history of the Jews reveals Satan’s attempt to stop the redemption of
God. When Cain killed Abel the devil thought he had won. But then Seth was
born. After that evil spread and the mind of man was on evil continually. But
God chose Noah to build a place of redemption, the ark. Noah preached for 120
years that it was going to rain. God restarted the world with just 8 people,
Noah and his three sons and their wives. Then came Joseph the dreamer. His
brothers tried to destroy him but God used Joseph to save the nation. When
Moses was born Satan tried to have him killed but he was raised by Pharaoh’s on
daughter. Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt and through
the wilderness to the Promised Land. Then Ruth the daughter-in-law of Naomi left
Moab and followed Naomi back to Bethlehem.
Boaz became her kinsman redeemer. Ruth and Boaz had Obed, the father of Jesse, the
father of David. On down to Jesus. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked
on water. Jesus came to set His people free. Satan decided to kill him. Jesus
gave His life to redeem us, to pay our ransom. Jesus came not to be ministered
unto but to minister and be a ransom for many. Don’t make Jesus coming be in
vain in your life.
Mar 25: Minister
Frazier. The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37. Good – having qualities for a
particular role. A man of good character knows and will sacrifice for his neighbors.
Let your light shine through good works. The role of pastor is from the Lord
and is equipped for battle with the whole armor of God. For the man of good standard,
not weapon formed against him will prosper. What God has for you is for you.
There is no greater leader than Jesus Christ. Have you thanked your good
Mar 18: The Work of the Third Person. Joel 2: 28-31. God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Third Person. You become a Christian in a
moment but becoming like Christ is a lifelong journey. To become Christ-like we
need the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your guarantee of eternal
life. The Holy Spirit convinces us of sin, gives confidence, comforts, and counsels.
Mar 11: Men on Fire. Psalms 23
Mar 4: The Lord Has Need of You. Mark 11:1-4. How could the
creator of the world need us who were made from dust? The Lord wants to use us.
The Lord wants us to love and forgive each other, just as He did for us. He
wants of to raise our children in His ways. Do exactly what God tells you to
do. The Lord’s needs come before our needs. The Lord can use anything He wants;
thank God He uses us. He needs us but He can get along without us. The truth is
we need God. Say with Isaiah, here am I send me.
Feb 25: Wait. Bishop R. Jackson. 1 Samuel 1:2,6. Hannah had to wait on a miracle. When God has you wait,
even those close to you may not encourage you. While waiting, time will go by;
1000 years is as 1 day with God. Waiting does not mean no, it just means wait.
Just because you do not have it now does not mean you are not favored and one
that has it is favored. God may need to get you to a place where you will hear
Him. While you are waiting, God wants to
use you as an example. When you are waiting, God is with you. When God blesses
you, return something back to Him. While you are waiting, give God praise.
Feb 18: Leave Your Comfort Zone. Numbers 13:30-33. Leave your
comfort zone and God will bring you through. As in our scripture God has been
faithful. He has brought us through many trials. We should know by now that we
can trust Him. God will warn you of the challenges you will face. He wants us
to be aware of the challenges. The promised land flowed with milk and honey,
but there were giants in the land. When we leave our comfort zone we will face
challenges. God told Israel He was giving them the land, and they would not
have to fight. God wants us to leave our comfort zone so He can fight for us
and give us the victory.
Feb 11: Hold On
To Jesus When Satan Is On Your Back. Acts 5:28,29, 40—42. Satan is going about seeking whom he can
devour, Job 1:7; 1 Pet 5:8. Satan is seeking to erase the mention of God from
public places. He is seeking to make his agenda seem normal. Do not follow the
things of the world. Hold on to Jesus when Satan is on your back. Stay with
Jesus. God will make a way of escape from the temptations of Satan, 1 Cor
10:30. Pray when Satan is on your back. Keep the faith. Hold on to Jesus no matter
what, no matter who else does not hold on. Draw closer to Jesus. Praise His
name everywhere you go, even when Satan is on your back.
Feb 4: From Zero to Ten. 1 Samuel 16:8-13. God works best
with nothing, with impossible odds. God told Job the world is hung on nothing.
God does not see what you are, He sees what you can be. God’s strength is made
perfect in weakness. God can take us from zero to ten as He did Abraham (0 to
the Father of many nations), Jacob (0 to 12 sons that became the 12 tribes of
Israel), Joseph (0 to saving his people), Moses (0 to leading his people from
Egypt), Joshua, Gideon, Ruth (0 as a Moabite to the grandmother of David and
the line of Jesus Christ). When you accept Jesus you go from 0 to 10.