The people of Israel encountered "giants in the land". David fought Goliath the giant. We too have giants in our lives, issues and situations that are bigger than us that threaten to destroy us. Find your strength in the Lord of hosts, the captain of the Lord's army, Jesus Christ. Just as He empowered David to overcome the giant he faced, the Lord will wage war on your behalf against the giants you face. Victory is certain.
In a world consumed with materialism and obtaining wealth, God instructs us instead to seek wisdom above wealth. Instruction over silver, knowledge over gold, wisdom over rubies. The Lord wants to give you godly wisdom which will serve you far better than any material wealth, godly wisdom which cannot be bought.
The Bible tells the story of the prophet who made up his mind and resolved that he would not contaminate himself. Believers in Christ must make the same decision. When we do so we will see the outpouring of God's favor and the power of the Holy Spirit to live an exceptional life. Click on the play button in the bottom left to listen to this sermon.
A practical message regarding the use of the time God gives us. David ignored his priorities and spent his time in an illicit affair instead. He lost his kingdom, his family and his status as a result. More importantly he failed the God whom he loved. Are you spending your time wisely? Or are you wasting your time on fruitless pursuits which will distract you from the destiny God has for you? Click on the play button in the below left corner to listen to the message.
The Bible warns against taking advice and counsel from the ungodly, saying happy is the person who does not do so. Christians today need to be mindful of violating this mandate from God. When we form bonds with those who have ungodly, sinful lifestyles who mock God, and we take their advice, we begin to walk away from God and toward evil. Walk away from the ungodly and their advice and save your life. Walk toward God and His word and you will prosper. 2nd message in the Walk Wisely Series. Click on the play button to the bottom left to listen to the message.
The believer in Christ is called to walk in the fear and admonition of the Lord, a godly lifestyle. Godly wisdom is available to us in all areas of our life and in all circumstances yet we fail to tap into it. In the first of a sermon series called "Walk Wisely", we explore the necessity of godly wisdom in the life of a believer and the importance of seeking God's wisdom for your life, your finances, your marriage, and all areas of your life.
The prophet Jeremiah lived in troubling times in Judah as we do today. The deciding factor in those who were blessed in that society with those who were cursed lay in who or what they chose to ground themselves in. Are you putting down roots? If so, what are you putting your roots into?
Today there is so much that we pursue, but the Bible tells the story of a woman who pursued Jesus. Sick, an outcast from society, and having no one, she pursued Jesus relentlessly until she found everything she needed for her condition when she touched Him. Are you relentlessly pursuing Jesus today? Might the circumstances you find yourself in be there simply to move you to pursue Christ? If you do you will find everything you need in Him!
Mighty moves of God are often preceded by lengthy pauses, where God seems to be nowhere to be found. Then suddenly, there is a mighty move of God that shakes everything. The early church was born when suddenly, God poured out His Spirit upon an ordinary bunch of people. Just what were these people doing and what preceded this mighty move of God? It is something we should all desire if we want more of Jesus.
Bethany was a familiar place to the disciples. At differing times it served as a place of worship, rest, ministry and sometimes good times with Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Prior to His ascension to heaven Jesus led the disciples as far as Bethany and gave them His final instruction. They must go beyond Bethany to carry it out. Will you go beyond your own Bethany, that place of rest, worship, good times and some ministry to find the power Christ has promised you?
In Exodus 19 the Bible says the Lord brought Israel unto Himself - through all the trials, hardships, difficulties and slavery for a face to face confrontation. Today God is likewise bringing us unto Himself, drawing us close and into a face to face confrontation where we are challenged. He brought Israel to Himself because of His covenant. Today He brings us unto Himself because of a better Covenant forged by Christ.