Tomorrow is a red letter day in Christianity. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and opened up a way into the Father. We believe that our sins are forgiven because of Jesus death on the cross. Innocent blood had to be shed to gain redemption and justification in God’s eyes.
Many may ask why is it important for Christ to rise from the dead. Paul answers this in 1 Corinthians 15:17 “And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” He further states in verse 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. As Christians our blessed hope is to be with Christ in eternity.
May you have a joyous day in the Lord tomorrow on Resurrection Sunday. Celebrate Jesus!
As I was reading in Ezekiel this morning I came to a powerful insight for us today. Ezek.11:16 talks about how God is dispersing Israel because of their sin and apostacy. But in the midst of that God tells them in v.16 that when they are driven out of Jerusalem, and scattered “He will be a little sanctuary (Holy Place) for them in the countries where they have gone”.
Powerful, even under the judgement of God, which I believe America is under at the present time, God always tempers with grace. Grace is divine favor or getting what we DON’T deserve! What a beautiful picture of the everlasting love of God.
If you are in a tough place this is not the time to give up. Reach out to the Lord, He is only a whispered prayer away. Rh
Pastors and churches have become very proficient in getting people “saved,” but not very good at getting them discipled. Preachers know how to pull at the heart strings to get people emotionally connected enough to confess Christ, raise your hand, pray a sinner’s prayer. Don’t misunderstand, there is nothing at all wrong with that. In fact every person has a starting point and that is it.
The Word in Matthew 28:19 tells us to “Go therefore and make disciples.” Hardest part of church life is being taught the Word. Teaching involves letting people know right from wrong in behavior and conduct. Teaching and instructing new converts may seem boring and not as exciting or glamorous as the jump and praise of a worship time, but is needed even more.
New converts may not know much of church culture and little of how to study and pray, WE as the church need to get on the ball and learn how to instruct and disciple newbies. Grab someone and be a mentor. Study after Church study shows us that few people in the pews truly understand what it means to have a Biblical World View. Each one teach one. We are all called to be one on one teachers! Take someone under your wing and be responsible for them.
Knowing right from wrong is not hard, but don’t settle for almost right. In this day and age we need clarity and a firm footing to survive the present evil day. Rh
The most important thing is to preach Jesus, and the second most important thing is to preserve the most important thing.
That is why I get involved in politics. The Church has been silent too long in allowing the degradation of society. Pastor if you’re not preaching about a Biblical Worldview or preaching on Biblical values you are missing a chance to change society. Do you preach on Pro Life Sunday? Did you know there was a pro life Sunday? What about voter registration Sunday? Did you know there is a big push to legalize drugs? How about speaking out to stop sex trafficking or gender confusion? Yeah I know stop being negative. It’s not negative, when we as the collective church have not been proactive in social issues.
We have been really good at getting people “saved”, but what about discipleship. If we are to be world changers, then what about impacting our world with Biblical morality?
39% of Evangelical Pastors Reject absolute moral truth
69% Agree life is sacred
37% say having a faith is more important than what your faith is
51% of adult Christians claim a Biblical Worldview
It’s time we as the Ekklesia of God should be the leading force to transform this wicked world. Be a world changer. Live on the edge of societal revolution, because we know Truth by name, His name is Jesus!
Pray for Revival!
5/31/2022 06:20:30 PM Billy Hallowell
Veteran Navy SEAL Jimmy Graham delivered a one-word answer when asked to reveal the most powerful preventative deterrent to violent mass shootings like the one that unfolded this week in Uvalde, Texas.
“Jesus,” he said without missing a beat. He then expounded on his belief America has strayed from its biblical foundations.
“I would plead with people to return to the foundation that built this nation,” he said. “There are biblical foundations that built this nation. They’re proven to work, and we’ve chosen not to use them.”
Graham added, “There’s nothing wrong with the plan; we’ve just chosen not to do it.”
The ex-SEAL is the founder of Able Shepherd, a training program that equips people to protect churches, schools, and other institutions. He deals daily with the kinds of training needed to prepare people for dangerous situations
My friends Jesus is the only solution to the ills and depravity of this world! We cannot deny evil, it is present, our only hope is a return to moral and Godly values. A great move of repentance and a cry for mercy in this nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people…….rh
Do you ever get tired of fighting battles everyday? Which battle for the day is more important? Thank God there is diversity in the body of Christ. With that diversity we can join the fight in multiple areas that are of most concern to us. Where to start?
Abortion is always in the forefront. The WHO trying to destroy our medical freedoms. School boards need to be taken over by morally conservative parents. Primary elections are coming up, and the list goes on and on, but we can fight on multiple fronts.
Galatians 6:9 “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” That’s the word for today
Isaiah 9:6. The King!! Of all things.
Let’s remember the reason for the season. The babe in the manger became a sacrifice for our sins. He is now seated at the right hand of God. Alive for evermore!