Our cry to the lost, should be the same as God's cry to us. Consider David, who while being maligned and threatened, continually pointed even his enemies to God and His will for ALL of us. In order to learn not only where to turn, please listen to 5 points discussed in "God Our Refuge," by Minister Jeff Scott, to understand the correct process of turning to God. For each of us, our choice to handle the onslaught of ordeals we will be faced with let's consider David's attitude, a man after God's own heart.
There is a profound relationship between waiting, suffering and inheritance. There is much to be said about the need to wait in this microwave society. We don't like to wait, we, in fact refuse to do so… our microwave reality is killing us in every way possible. we want a magic pill to fix our bad habits, an endless credit card to satiate our restless, endless covetousness and a guilt-free, consequence-free get out of jail card to allow us to do whatever we want and still have some form of "god" in our lives. But we need to understand the benefits of learning just how to be content in the now, in the moment and in the powerful place of relying on God while waiting on His timing instead of rushing forward, trying to the bend the present moment into the shape of our flawed understanding of the future… because our understanding of the future, and especially the will of God concerning that future is fundamentally and constantly flawed. We see
through a glass darkly, but one day God will reveal all that He has been doing and it will be glorious in our sight! However, that day is not this day, and this day has the particular challenge of calling us to wait, to trust, to rely upon our God and know that He is working out His will for our good and His glory!
Where ever you are and whatever you are doing the Lord is there with you. This is the basis upon which Pastor Wayne Sanders shares with the congregation of Chardon Christian Fellowship about how today's Christians can still have joy even in the midst of persecution. So how does God's presence remedy our worries? Listen and be encouraged by how the Lord has blessed us. God bless you this week!
We discuss what it means to regard reproof in a legitimate sense and what it means to be prudent. Not all reproof is good and it's not always prudent to regard reproof. But we see that this proverb regards Biblical reproof and look at the first and second mention of "reproof" in Scripture.
Also Reference: Proverbs 1:23
Title: Love, Truth & Time
Speaker: Jamie Hawkins
Bible: Romans 8:1-3; Romans 8:33
Date: May 15, 2022
What can separate us from the love of God? Please spend a few moments with Pastor Jamie as he makes a case for God's overwhelming love, regardless of our past, present and future.
Knowing what they had been through with Hezekiah, his deeds for the Lord, the people who knew what Gods words really said trust in the King as a man of God, thus their faith wasn't shaken by the threat and intimidation of the Assyrians.
We all face suffering of one kind or another. How then should we face that suffering? Should we be angry, question God's sovereignty, or something else? When our external circumstances are falling apart, how should we respond, and how can those afflictions glorify God?
The basic truth of the Bible is that we are utterly ruined. Spiritually dead, incapable of doing anything morally acceptable or pleasing in the sight of God, for remember, even the plowing of the wicked is sin. But accepting that truth is part of a larger act of faith which is really the key issue. Without faith we cannot hope to do anything of real spiritual value; without faith we cannot hope to relate to God who is Spirit; without faith we cannot have any hope of a life worth living, let alone any hope whatsoever of eternal life… we cannot live without faith. We cannot relegate the issues of life to the things that can be handled, tasted, touched and observed. We are made for a relationship of faith with the God who is and everything about us demands that we walk in that truth!
Sermon text "those that seek me early shall find me." Applied:
Firstly - To those who are young, to seek Christ early in life.
Secondly - To those who are not so young, to seek The Lord early in those providential seasons..