Be Brave

Be Brave
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January 17, 2017

NO Excuses, NO Regrets

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)

Hey there, everyone. This morning at church our pastor spoke about how to keep from having regrets or making excuses when it comes to the Great Commission. I have had myriad excuses for why I haven't broached the subject.  All of my excuses are inadequate.When he speaks to me on the day of judgement, I would hate for Jesus to ask why I hadn't told people about what he has done for me. I would feel ashamed that I had declared  'I love him,' but I hadn't backed up my words with action. Our excuses keep others from accessing the forgiveness that he holds out to all of us. Our excuses result in sin and in regrets. Do you like having regrets?

Jesus said that If we love him, then we would follow his commands. Our job is to tell others that he has redeemed us so that they will see that he has made a way to the throne-room for them as well. This is basic to Christian best practices. Remember, make every moment count or, 'Redeem the time.' as the bible says. (Ep. 5:16, Col. 4:5) Don't allow the spirit of fear to sway you. You have authority over the evil one and power over all the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19) Rebuke fear and do your job.
Be brave, show more love.

July 31, 2015

Are You Ready?


I woke up recently, in more ways than one. I lay in bed one morning, not yet praying, but thinking. Then a thought came to me: what would it be like when Jesus comes back? How would it be for me? Then, in what I can only say must have been a 'guided image,' I saw Jesus suddenly shining like the lightening from the east to the west around the Earth. Then, as I was being lifted up into the sky to be drawn to Him, my only thought was, 'Wait! I'm not ready!'

July 3, 2013

Question


Return to the Lord before it is too late for you.

Question: How does God get the attention of His people when they are disobedient and fallowing their own ways?

What do you think? Leave a comment, let me know.

June 8, 2013

Don’t Blame God for Your Cowardice

Don’t Blame God for Your Cowardice (link)
Here is a link to an article that concerns all of us. We need to evict cowardice in ourselves,  because we are the Church. We each have the responsibility to come to the aid of our pastors, and raise the sword of the Spirit against the lies of the evil one. Often Christians caution their pastors about how they should preach and what they should preach, but some cautionary statements such as the examples in this article are straight from the pit. Also, when we are afraid to do the will of our Father because we are listening to the lies whispered into our own ears, we need to raise the sword of the Spirit against the spirit of fear. So, Be Brave and evict cowardice. 

May 14, 2013

Got Any Loners?

    Of course you do; every congregation has them. Especially those who are without friends. Those people in your church who seem to blend into the wall paper, or into the crowd. There are those who hide in a large church for many reasons. Often they hide from rejection. They've been hurt enough times that they just won't risk the pain, but they see their need for God, and so they come to church, and hide.

May 12, 2013

CHURCH SPLITS: Could they be the judgment of God?

     Has your church split? Ours has. More than once. We used to think that it was 'their fault.' We used to think we were right, and that if it hadn't been for 'them' our church would be happy and healthy today. Happy and healthy. No. Our church was suffering the same malady as is the rest of the Church in America: The Ephesus Syndrome.

February 6, 2013

Be Brave - Become a Hero


A hero is someone we look up to and admire for their bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. They are also people who face their fears, or people who ignore their fears to accomplish something that, in their estimation, is urgently necessary. A hero is someone we look up to and admire for their bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. Sometimes a hero dies in the attempt, sometimes they live.