Archive for September, 2019

VerseD: Matthew 5:48

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:48, ESV

One way to understand this is “to perform your function or purpose.”

Therefore, as God is sovereign over all and sustains all with power, love, and grace, we should be striving outdo each other in love and share the Gospel to the glory of God.

This Sunday at Church: Be Eager to Meet Church Members

Technically, our little church only just started official membership (and only the leadership team has signed the agreement!)
However, I know I get excited to see the people who show up Sunday morning. Yes, even those who … are not quite as easy to love. They have different perspectives, keep me on my toes theologically, and helped grow in Christ as I help them grow.
To quote Red Green, “We’re all in this together. I’m pullin’ for ya” fellow congregants.

Daniel

The Domain for Truth

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Be Eager to Meet Church Members.

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VerseD: 1 Peter 1:24-25

for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
1 Peter 1:24‭-‬25, ESV

The Word (Bible) tells us we are all destined for destruction, unless we follow and believe the Eternal Word (Christ) has shed His blood on our behalf and rose to life again to give us hope of eternal life.

VerseD: Romans 8:6

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6, ESV

If all you think about is worldly pleasures, problems, or passions, you may find yourself anxious, angry, or against God.

Maybe not in this life, but the only way to find the peace of eternal life is to listen to the Holy Spirit and focus and believe on Christ.

Seven Letters to Seven Churches-Ephesus Part 14

Truth in Palmyra

Revelation 2:1-7

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” Revelation 2:4

Today, we are closing up our discussion on what losing the first love means. It’s been fun, and I really appreciate all the good comments and thoughts. I’d like to start this one off by including three Scripture for reading.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and…

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VerseD: Jude 1:20-21

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
Jude 1:20‭-‬21, ESV

We were saved at the cross. Yet, we await the full salvation of our bodies and minds at Christ’s return. That mercy – the removal of all taint of sin from Creation – demonstrated in His love, will be like waking from a dream, even a nightmare, into glorious life.

VerseD: 2 John 1:6

And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
2 John 1:6, ESV

We show we love God by following His commands, and what are His commands:

  1. Love God
  2. Love others
  3. Love the Church