Jesus is coming back for a glorious church! Listen now as Pastor Ron Hunter defines what this looks like.
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The world is a fallen and broken place, and is the dominion of Satan himself. Under his influence, the world is full of division, strife, rebellion, immorality, hatred and the list goes on. At the root of this evil is pride, which attempts to separate us from God. NKJV 1 John 2:16 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. Pride seeks independence and rebellion from God. But through Christ we can overcome pride and allow God's will to work in us (James 4:7 - MSG).
The love and grace of Jesus has given mankind the opportunity for redemption. Jesus' sacrifice provided us the opportunity to be "reborn" into a new creation. We are no longer sinners, but we have been reconciled to God to be His children. We are now given the chance to be joint heirs with Christ! It is up to you!
Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we have been given salvation, hope and truth. The Father desires relationship with us not just today, but all 365 days of the year. Our journey doesn’t end at salvation; we have a choice to make every day to walk on the path God has put in front of us. Even though it comes at a cost, God paid the ultimate sacrifice. He has given us the strength to make the choice to die to our flesh, be a light in this broken world, and to fix our eyes on Christ every day.
Today, we are bombarded with words and information. They come in forms of music, movies, social media, etc. But when you peel back the surface, whose voice is truly behind what you are receiving? Is it inspired by God or is it a distraction?
The words we speak can and do impart life or death. Have you ever gotten in trouble because of something you said? The Bible states that out of the heart the mouth speaks, so what's influencing your heart? Whose voices are you listening to? What are you allowing to shape your heart? What are the words you're choosing to speak? It is a choice.
In life we all have issues and face problems. Some because of our own personal choices, and other times due to spiritual matters out of our control. We have to have the courage to identify and face them, and allow Jesus to save us and set us free.
Genesis 17: 1-9
Genesis 17: 17-18
Acts 1: 1-14
Acts 2: 1-8
Matthew 17: 20-21
James 2: 1426
Ephesians 2: 19-22
Hebrews 8 :6
Genesis 12 :1-3
Are you committed to Christ? During this series, Pastor Tom teaches what it means to live for God, and how the acronym W.E.L.L. can aid believers in their walk of commitment to Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17.