Weapons that Win Battles 1 Timothy 6:12 There's a battle to balance your life and keep it healthy to keep the stress down and the serenity up.In the Bible there's a lot to say about personal battles you go through. In fact the second most used analogy in Scripture for the Christian life is that of a soldier. We're fighting against spiritual forces… and the powers of darkness in the unseen spiritual world." He's saying there's a world that we don't see in the universe. And there are powers there. They are fighting against us. And if we're not fighting back we're just giving in. Did you know that the conflict you have in your family, with your spouse, with your kids, with your friends, with people at work, did you know that that conflict starts not with them? It starts with you choosing the right weapons to fight against yourself and the enemies that Satan , the world and the flesh use against you. Because if you had a humble spirit inside of you even their peculiarity even their poor decisions, even their sins, even their mistakes wouldn't bother you so much if you were humbler. When I focus on me it causes conflict. But when I'm humble then I'm focusing on other people. Timothy began as an apprentice to the Apostle Paul. Paul led him to faith in Christ, afterward Timothy worked with Paul, traveled with him, and learned from him. Timothy began as an trainee and ended his life as a great leader in the kingdom of God.You can take the same journey. That means living a life of love and mercy and transformation. It means wanting for others for what God wants for them. It means dedicating yourself to becoming a person of character and training yourself to be Godly.
Greetings and welcome! This is our daily devotional for October 2, 2023. Today we continue our study in the Book of Acts in chapter 13 with the building blocks of God calling and the Church sending out men who will carry the truth of God's Word. Why does the Church ordain and commission men for the Gospel ministry? Because the Bible tells us to! Thanks for joining us.
"An essential part of Biblical missions is a partnering, sending local church." ~ Dr. Bud Steadman, guest speaker at the 2023 Missions Conference
Watch Tuesday evening's message from Acts 13:1-3 entitled "The Three-Legged Stool of a Sending Church" part 4 of our 2023 Missions Conference series "The Three-Legged Stool of Missions."
So much of life can be described as 'Hurry up and wait." Whether it is waiting on one's spouse, waiting in a doctor's office, we spend a lot of time just waiting. But what do you do when you are waiting on God? Waiting for God to answer your prayer? Waiting on God for clear direction in life? What do you do as you are waiting on God. The apostles after Jesus' resurrection were told by Jesus that they were to wait in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Spirit. When Jesus ascended into heaven, the apostle did not know how long their wait would be. So, what did they do and we should do while waiting on God? First obey the commands you already have. They were commanded to wait, and that is what they did. Waiting was both a test of their obedience and their faith. Secondly, fellowship with other believers as you wait. 120 of them assembled in the upper room waiting together for God to answer. We need to surround ourselves with other believers as we wait on God. And thirdly, devote yourselves to prayer. Use waiting time as prayer time, communicating with God as we wait on Him.