1 Corinthians 12:12-31 On average in this country, before COVID, about 8,000 people die everyday. The overall majority do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,… Read more “Unwrapped: Unity 1-10”
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Today, we face a scenario quite unlike anything the world has seen before. And, no matter which side of the aisle you stand politically, hope in the government is, most likely, long gone. I hear so often that this must be the end of days. And there is a part of me that hopes that it is. But it may not be. Like the Israelites, Christ may not come and rescue us from our current situation. BUT, He has promised that He will return! He is coming back for those that accept the gift of His life, for those that seek after Him.
Matthew 1:18-2:6, Romans 5:1-5 Tonight, we come to celebrate that first advent, the arrival of the Messiah, the Son of God, born into this world. Jesus, at… Read more “Choosing Joy in Christ!”
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Please remember that sermon notes are meant to act as a guide and may not be exactly what was preached. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Vs. 1 – The… Read more “Worship: Jesus as Lord”
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Denying yourself is essential if you are a Christian. Jesus called upon those who wish to be His followers to reject the natural inclination toward selfishness. This is what Paul is telling us and the Corinthians: we are called to do this so that others won’t stumble, so that we do not hinder the gospel! In order to do that we must crucify the flesh. In Galatians 5:24 we are told, “Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
Our time here is limited. We must not let our worldly possessions distract us from serving God and fulfilling our God given purpose! The more possessions you have, the more you are possessed by them. Possessions become distractions that eat up our time, that distract us from serving God, that take our focus away from THE primary purpose! Two houses, two or three cars, a boat, a camper…Add to that family with, sports, lessons, recitals, and school activities… Where in the midst of all that is God and His church?
You are called to serve God where you are until God unmistakably calls you elsewhere. And while it is not wrong to better yourself with a better paying job or a different position, that may not mean a better situation for you. Seek God first. That’s the key to knowing God’s will.
Message brought to you by Rick Ross. Watch the full service here.