We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
“You don’t have to go to church to be a good Christian.” This is a statement you often hear from people. Well certainly we can’t live in church 24/7. We all have lives to live, jobs we work, and families we lead, but people try to say it’s not important that they be in church with others. People often exclaim, “Well, I can stay at home and watch television ministers and be just as good a Christian.” No you can’t. We all need one another; one another’s fellowship, encouragement and presence.
Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” We’re not to be as some that neglect to gather together with others of like precious faith. For what purpose? To build up one another; to encourage one another.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” We all need this kind of sharpening. When you encounter others you can lift them up, cheer them up and even sharpen their countenance. We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in, that will stand with you and support you. All it takes many times is something simple like, “We believe in you. We’re standing with you and are praying for you.”
Unfortunately, people isolate themselves from the help they could receive that comes by being a part of a local church body. Many times, people want you to produce a miracle for them in one hour, when, if they had been going to church regularly, they could have been receiving what they needed on a continuing basis. God does work miracles, but how much better it would be to receive them from God on a weekly and daily basis!
People are busy. This is a very busy generation, but people allow their busyness to totally sideline them. They’re always tired, worn out, and have no time for God. But we’re to give God our best. Guaranteed, if we give God our best, including our time, then things will go well for us.
So don’t come up short in life because of failure to maintain priorities. Put first things first. If you want God’s help, to grow spiritually, you must put spiritual things first. God wants us to grow up in the knowledge of Him. Growing up to where we can help others. So be a blessing to others by your encouragement. God wants to meet people’s needs and you may just be the answer to their prayers with a smile on your face. That day is approaching when Jesus shall return for the Church, but until then, let’s be about the Master’s business, planting ourselves in a local church.
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.