Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
How many times have you gotten upset with yourself for giving in to a particular sin you vowed not to do again but you did! Believe me; I know the struggle and so did the Apostle Paul. He wrote in Romans 7:18, “… for I have the desire to do what is good but I cannot carry it.” Then in verse 21 of the same chapter Paul concluded, “When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.”
In this life Christians will always have to deal with that old nature. It will try to raise its ugly head as you and I strive to become more like Christ in our character. Sometimes we can get so frustrated and discouraged when we give in to those same old temptations. The good news is our Lord Jesus Christ saved us from our failures of not allowing the Holy Spirit to control our thoughts, actions and attitudes. On those days when we seem like we cannot get it together spiritually, and we start beating ourselves up for messing up, the Guiding Word (the Bible) reminds us that Jesus comes to our rescue! Romans 7:24-25 says, “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? (Then Paul answered his own question) Thanks be to God –through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Through faith in Jesus Christ, the same grace that saved us is the same grace that sustains us in daily living. God knows our hearts are genuinely devoted to Him and He understands our struggles with overcoming temptations but His grace is sufficient even when we sin. When we genuinely confess our sins and seek His forgiveness God promised to cleanse our hearts of the sin and to remove the guilt (It is the guilt of failure that causes us to become so discourage). Our daily prayer of confessions is what keeps us in fellowship with God (1 John 1:9).
The Word guides us to daily depend on the Holy Spirit to empower us to live the Christian life and when we sin, let us not beat ourselves up with guilt, remember we have Someone who will come to our rescue, our Lord Jesus Christ! (1 John 2:1)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
All these wonderful comments are like spiritual strength that reminds us to keep on keeping on. We are not running this race in vain. The victory is ALREADY ours in Jesus Christ, So whatever we are going through we have ALREADY won through Jesus. And because the victory is ALREADY ours we CAN BE steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work. Claim your victory in Jesus and walk in it.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We believe in and practice the holy ordinance of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ Jesus, and the regular celebration of Holy Communion as commanded by our Lord.
We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those that are saved into the resurrection of life and those that are unsaved into the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Monday, June 3, 2013
It use to be that on some mornings I would wake up thinking about all the things I needed to do. I would feel so overwhelmed that I dreaded getting out of the bed. The Lord instructed me that when I wake up, before I get out of bed the first thing I should do is to thank Him for blessing me to see a new day and then ask Him to help me to accomplish everything He wants me to do in that day. That new perspective inspires me with a readiness to start the new day knowing that God will be with me and He is my strength. Have a great Monday in Him!