Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Beauty in Pain"

James 1:2, Romans 5:3-5

When the world is faced with difficulty they implode, get a life coach, or run to the quickest fix. But this is not what Jesus requires of us. He tells to rejoice and consider that moment in time a joyful occasion. Because the trial that He custom made for us is going to produce a most excellent result. It is going change who think we are into who He created us to be, a Saint and not a Sinner. This does not mean we will not cry, experience hurt, or even suffer great loss. But it does reassure us that end will always turn out greater than the beginning (Romans 8:18). We may not see it now and we may feel completely abandoned. However we are not, we are actually closer to Him (Psalm 34:18, Hebrews 13:5) So this Christmas season remember that if you accepted Jesus, He custom made your trial to mature you, grow you, change you, and to manifest in you more of Him and less of you. Stay focused, you can do this! 

"In His Joy"

"Life line"

"Take a chance"
Psalm 34:18, 147:3, Isaiah 61:1-3

I know you are tired and want to stop but it feels like you can't. Your addiction has evolved into a beast. It was once a causal habit but now you can't stop. Your life has spun into a whirlwind that you feel you can no longer control. The drugs don't work they only remind you of your weakness, the alcohol helps you forget but you always end up remembering in the end, and you are faking you way through the day. Family has become your enemy, friends are now just associates, and job that used to be a joy now is a painfully reminder of what used to be. 

What ever state you feel you are in know that Jesus hasn't left you, He is right next you if you will let Him. His Joy is strength (Nehemiah 8:10), you just have to let Him in. You may feel like ending it all because than this mess will be over. But understand that God has so much more for you (Jeremiah 29:11). All He is asking is for a chance to love you and care for you.   And friend we a re hear with you standing, praying, and believing ever step of the way.

Trust this, accepting Him will be the best thing you have ever done. Put the bottle down, don't pull the trigger, don't give up. Stay focused, you can do this 

"In His Joy" 

Non-Palatable Faith

I would rather offend you with the truth that I speak than delight you with a lie. Accepting Christ is the only plan of salvation. Stay focused you can do this.

 "In His Joy"

"Keep the fame, just give me the work"

Matthew 1:18-24

Joseph has a short mention in the Gospel. But he had a huge purpose. He had the responsibility of raising The Christ to manhood. His obedience did not bring him glory or fame but it helped to bring us Christ as we know Him, our Savior. He hid him from those who would do Jesus harm. He chose God's Will over his reputation. This is how our life should be. Not seeking to do God's will for our own glory but to help bring Christ to others.  Stay focused, you can do this!

"In His Joy"


Luke 2:10-11

A joy for all people! That is what Jesus is and always will be, a Joy! A joy to the drunk, a joy to porn addict, and a joy to the sinner in any form of sin. He is a joy because He brings deliverance, freedom, truth, love, and salvation. This alone invokes praise for us to say, "Glory to God in the Highest!"  Stay focused, you can do this!

"In His Joy"

More than a life coach

Isaiah 9:6

Jesus is an excellent planner for your life (wonderful counselor), a strong warrior there to defend you (Mighty God), an eternal king who is watching over you (Everlasting Father), and will provide you a place free worry because you are under his rule (Prince of Peace). Stay focused you can do this.

 "In His Joy"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bible Thumper

‎2 Corithians 4:5

 "Our message is not about ourselves. It is about Jesus Christ as the Lord. We are your servants for his sake. " When I was younger, sharing Christ was all about me, I was prideful and felt that I was one of "God's Chosen". I had mistaken my pride for a false sense of "God Given" authority. More and more the message and the ministry became all about me. I named and claimed ble...ssings for purely selfish reasons and not so I could be a blessing to someone ("Yep, I said it"). Thank God for grace! My friends we must learn to be "Chirst Centered" and not "Me Centered". When we are filled up with nothing but us we are no longer sharing the Gospel of Eternal Salvation but merely giving others our own temporal methods of worldy survial. Pride is a sin make no mistake. So I implore you to revalute the message that you are really sharing with others, Chirst is not looking for salesman and saleswoman who are just trying to close the deal for their glory. He is looking for servants who are only concerned about serving Him, because He is the Hope of Glory, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God and we are not. Stay focused, you can do this. 

"In His Joy"

"I love I really mean it!"

Romans 12: 9-10

Today when you utter the words "I love you", really mean it. Let it come from your heart and prove itself by your actions.  Don't limit your love with conditions, instead let it flow freely to all.  Because when we share LOVE we share JESUS! Stay focused, you can do this.

" In His Joy"

Sinnfuly ugly but beautifuly saved!

Romans 7: 21 - 25, 8: 1-2, 10: 9-10

 Sin is a powerful tool the devil will use to bring you shame, guilt, and hurt.  It stronger than the human will. It is spiritual problem that needs a spiritual answer.   And that answer is Jesus! But you must accept Him as Lord if desire His help, peace, joy, and forgiveness.   Your sin has shamed you but His love changes you. Stay focused, you can do this.

"In His Joy"

Temporal vs. Eternal

‎1 Peter 5:7, Luke 8:14, Matthew 13:20-23, Matthew 6:25-34 

Your worries are a concern to God but not as a great of a concern as your eternal destiny.  Jesus is more concerned about you getting saved than you have food on your table. That is not to say God does not care about our immediate needs but it is to say that our focus should not be consumed by our present situation but more so by our eternal destiny.  The Bible promises us that our needs will be met but it also warns us not let those worries choke us up so much that we lose our focus. Because the devil desires you to lose focus and doubt Jesus.  But be strong and trust that the Lord will take care of you, just focus on Him and trust Him.  But to get to this level of maturity in Jesus you have to invest time in the Word of God so that you may grow.  Because if you do not invest that time than you reading this message is truly pointless because it will only act as a temporary fix. Stay focused, you can do this!

 "In His Joy"