Month: October 2017

Thirst For God/ It’s Not Happening Without God

I-Challenge You

Sermon of the Day:

It’s Not Happening Without God

Psalm 143:6 NIV

I spread out my hands to you;
    I thirst for you like a parched land.

Good Morning Men.

The above verse hit me like a ton of bricks. It convicted me of some wrong thinking and wrong pursuits. Then it encouraged me and strengthened me immensely.

The question I asked myself, I would like to ask each of you: What is the main thirst of your life?

We live in an amazing time to be alive. There is so much opportunity, there is so much that we have access to everywhere we look, at the touch of a button. However with these amazing advantages also comes some disadvantages.

Our society is constantly shaping us to do more and more in less and less time. We all are being tugged and pulled in a hundred directions. Majority of these…

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When It’s Too Much to Carry / God’s Time Frame

I-Challenge You

Sermon of the Day:

When It’s Too Much to Carry

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

“God’s not concerned with timelines.”

Although this was not the primary message yesterday in church, it was a great reminder when I heard this. In fact the above verse and a few men popped into my mind.

The above verse is a great anchor in seasons of impatience because we have to remember to trust in the Lord’s time frame. God is omniscient, He is time, He lives outside of time. For God everything is now. This is hard for us to see most of the time, we want now and expect now. If it doesn’t happen now in our finite minds then we lose hope or we can become discouraged. We must remember to be strong and take heart and keep…

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10 Things You Should Know About The 144,000 In The Book Of Revelation

A disciple's study

Will the debate ever end about the identity of the 144,000 servants in Revelation 7? Perhaps not, but I hope these ten truths will contribute something to our understanding of who they are and what they do. We read that 12,000 are “sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel” (Rev. 7:4).

(1) The list of tribes in Revelation 7 corresponds to none of the nearly twenty different variations found in the OT. Judah, listed first here, is found in that position in the OT only when the tribes are arranged geographically, moving from south to north (Num. 34:19Josh. 21:4Judges 1:21 Chron. 12:24). The only exception to this is Numbers 2:3 (followed by 7:12; 10:14). Perhaps Judah’s priority here “emphasizes the precedence of the messianic king from the tribe of Judah (cf. Gen. 49:101 Chron…

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The Centrality of Scripture

Lakeside Reflections

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. … Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:2 NLT)

The most disappointing words I’ve ever heard spoken from a pulpit still resound with me today. I was sitting with my mother listening to her pastor’s Mother’s Day message.

With my Bible open and ready to turn to the focal passage of the sermon, I listened as the pastor went on and on about the role and influence of a Godly mother.

I’m sure it…

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