Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no one like him or that compares. He is great and so is his love for us.
Too often we do not think much of ourselves. But God was thinking of us even before we were, and knew us before we were, and loved us before we were. That is a reason to think much of ourselves.
Do we think about ourselves in the truth of the Bible or the criticisms and negative thoughts that we have been taught in our lives? The Word of God has power to transform us, but so do negative thoughts. It is time to live in the truth of who we really are; in the truth of God's thoughts towards us.
Many of us look at weakness as a negative thing. We think we should be able to handle everything on our own. But we were not designed that way. We were designed to need help, especially from our Lord, but also from each other.
How do we handle difficult situations or difficult people? Do we know the power of the weapons of gentleness and patience? They are very important and can bring great victory in our difficult moments.
We worry about a lot of things, but God is in control. An area where we worry is an area where we do not trust that he is in control.
One of the most important festivals in the Bible is Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. It is a day of restoration of relationship with the Lord, as well as our brothers and sisters. It is not just a Jewish festival; it is a biblical festival.
Many of us think that if we clean up our speech we are becoming a better person. But, the issue is much deeper than what we say because what we say is first formed in the heart. So, the heart must be renewed for our speech to truly be renewed. Listen in as we discuss this reality.
Questions are throughout the Bible. Questions are used to show what some does and does not know. However, they also reveal what is in the heart. Listen in as we look at one of these questions.
The book of John says we must be born again. We must make a transition from one kingdom to a different kingdom. And we must let go of the old identity to do so. What does this look like?
The love of God completes us. It fills us. It overcomes the things that come at us. It does not perfect our flesh. But it is a revelation that we are IN Christ, who is IN the love of the Father.
We must take responsibility for our hearing, making sure we hear accurately what is in the holy scriptures, the Bible. But, we also must realize that we have been born again; and that being born again means that everything is different now. I am not on the first floor anymore. I am on the fourth floor.
Too often, when we think of ourselves, it is with the old photo. But Christ has done a work that has created a NEW photo of you! Do you recognize which photo you are walking with of yourself?
What does it mean in Romans chapter 6 when it says that we are baptized in His death? And, What does it look like to be resurrected into this newness of life? If you are not sure, listen in as we take a look at Cain and Able to explain.
What is spiritual life? Or what does it look like for God to be in me and for me to be in God? And what does it mean that I am baptized in death? Salvation is only the beginning of our walk with the Lord. We have been called into a completely new and different life that is not of this earth. It is from above.
The people of Israel were aware of the Kingdom to come. They understood that Messiah would bring the Kingdom and the Holy Spirit. What they did not fully understand was what this new born again life looked like with the Holy Spirit and just how great the mercy of the Lord is.
What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? What does it look like to be a new creation? What is the importance of our foundation? Listen in as these, and other questions, are discussed.
Jesus was sent. We are also sent, not to do our own will, but to represent the Father.