The contrast between Samuel and Eli's sons does more than warn us against the way of the wicked. It also reminds us that God is at work behind the scenes, so that even amid wickedness and unbelief there is always hope for grace.
These exhortations that Timothy was to live by as a faithful minister are the same principles that we are to live by as faithful Christians. We are to draw upon God's gracious strength; this is fundamental to our lives as Christians. We must also be single-minded – like soldiers, athletes, and farmers – and keep our focus on Jesus, because that is the only thing that will ultimately satisfy us. If our life is not filled with Christ, it will be empty. When we look at ourselves, we will see ourselves as failures. But this is where the Gospel comes in... Even though we are faithless, Jesus remains faithful. And nothing can separate us from His love! Having a Gospel-centered approach to life will help us take the risks that are associated with whatever work God calls us to do.
Visiting Minister from Trinidad delivered an inspiring message about God's greatness throughout all generations and although, mankind may change their philosophies, their lifestyle, and their desires, God never changes. His truth is, has been, and will always be the same.
New Heart, New Spirit_30 Ezekiel 34:1-31 God Saving His People from Bad Leaders.The Lord moves the narrative carefully away from the story of judgment and toward a story of restoration.
What God tore apart in Chapters 1-32 He now explains how He will restore in Chapters 33-48Ezekiel gives us a Picture of God Saving His People from Bad Leaders. Bad leadership damages any organization or nation. The very least damage that bad leaders do is to slow down growth or impede progress. However, bad leaders also usually damage the lives of people. They cause hurt, injury, loss, and in some cases destruction and death. Only occasionally did a good leader appear on the scene. Any leader who took the throne of Israel should have cared for and protected the people. But with few exceptions, most exploited and abused them. But in this message the LORD also has a wonderful promise for the discouraged, despondent exiles. The Babylonian army had totally destroyed their nation and crushed any hope they had of returning to their homeland. However, a day was coming when God would return His people to the promised land and give them a Good Shepherd. In this passage the LORD gives His people the greatest hope ever given to the human race.A shepherd sacrifices a lot
to care for a flock of defenseless sheep.
We have to be willing to believe the impossible. God likes to work when nothing else can. We limit God with our lack of faith. God still lives and reigns. God offers life and if it isn't in this life, it's in the life to come.
The latest message from Emmanuel Reformed Church in our ongoing series through the Gospel of John "Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior." In this message, Pastor Carl looks at John 18:15-18, 25-27 in a sermon titled "The Messiah Denied."
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Even though the resurrected Lord had appeared to the others, Thomas stated that unless he sees for himself, he will NOT believe. After appearing again, our Lord admonishes Thomas to stop living and acting "faithless."
Do we just walk out on God because we suffer disappointment. In seeking our own desires do we kick God to the curb? Suffering has been one of the main things that booted people out of the church. What makes real Christians? For insight to these questions and others, please listen to "Control Freaks," by Pastor Jamie Hawkins.