We are in a major battle. There is the battle within and the battle without.
“If I had 300 men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, I would set the world on fire.” – John Wesley
What do you get excited about? What are you passionate about? Maybe you don’t know. Let me ask it a different way. What do you like to do when you have free time or some extra money? Whatever it is that you want or like to do is most likely your passion. The more you like to do it, the more passion you have for it. For men it may be sports, hunting, fishing, golf, cars, racing, off road, camping, etc. For women it may be shopping, clothes, shoes, appearance. I don’t know? Do you realize that whatever you give yourself to will become your passion?
I believe that God longs to bless His children, but often our disobedience stands in the way, as a roadblock, to our ability to be blessed from His holy hand. Today I want to call you to a deeper level of obedience in your relationship with the Lord. It is not about feeling, nor is it without personal cost or sacrifice, but the blessings will come when we obey. I am convinced that God has more for us than we are currently experiencing in our walk with Him. Today I want you to hear the biblical call to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. The challenge comes from a fishing story that is “tthhiisss biigg!”
In Luke 10, we have the story of Jesus sending out 72 people to minister. He sent them out 2 by 2. Jesus knew that together there is greater encouragement, protection, and effectiveness when with someone else. A pair has power!
Many nations set aside a day to remember those who have given their lives to defend freedom. We can thank God for those individuals and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Freedom only comes with a price. There has never been any freedom or liberty without the shedding of blood and great sacrifice.
We may leave our father’s, but our father’s never leave us. They will be in our minds for the rest of our lives. Their voices will keep ringing in our ears, repeating the things we heard him say when we were growing up. The bad thing is that unless we break that cycle, we will reproduce the same thing in our children. We will say the same cutting things and we will do the same damaging acts.
A little girl was talking with her daddy about fear. “Aren’t you afraid of bears, snakes, lightning, or mice?” The dad said, “No, of course not.” The daughter said, “You really aren’t afraid of anything are you Dad, except Mommy?”
March 26, 1995 The Battle for Souls Gilmore Trio - The Old Account GTH - Let the World in Every Corner sing // We’re Marching to Zion
April 2, 1995 Citizenship Acts 22:25-29 The Wrights - If God Before Us GTH - Immortal, Invisible // Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
March 19, 1995 When the Going Gets Rough Lenny- Been Through Enough Ralph Sider- I Will Pilot Thee GTH- We Believe // I Want Jesus More than Anything
Who Needs to Be Converted? Lenny - Come See this Man Gilmore Trio - With Thou Sail Away GTH- with this purpose, christ is revealed, glorious is thy name
December 18, 1994 4th advent Maurice Bender Angels and the Christmas Message Sandra Wingert- What Child is This Gilmore Trio- This Child is Wonderful GTH- Praise be the Lord in Heaven on High // Hark the Herald Angels Sing