Not everyone will be in full-time ministry, but all of us are called to something far greater than full-time ministry. We are called to the full-time ministry of reigning with Christ when he returns.
Have you heard anyone say, “I don’t need all that doctrine.” That is not accurate. But an equally grievous error is when we think that because we have good doctrine, everything is OK.
Do you want to grow and have your life be mighty for the Lord? If so, you must first dig down to go up. You must let the Lord dig deep into your heart, clear out the rubble of the old life, the old ways, the old sins and let him lay solid foundation stones of His love for you in your heart.
As God gets more of us, as we yield more areas to him, as we let him strengthen our character and our faith, we will find ourselves experiencing more of him. He, who lives in us, already, will dwell in our hearts by faith.
Do you feel weak? Do you feel like you have insurmountable problems? Do you have a nasty habit that you just can’t shake? Don’t be overwhelmed by it. The Holy Spirit knows exactly what is going on, the depth of the problem, and the power that he has to strengthen you so that Christ may dwell in your heart by faith.
What moves you to pray? How earnest is your praying before God? I am sure you pray because of circumstances in your life. That is good. But I want you to learn to pray because of the great things Christ has done and to let His great work inspire great praying.
God doesn’t want us to come to him with head down but with head up, not dragging our feet but stepping forward with firmness, not groveling in the dirt, but bowing in adoration.
Do you ever sense an opposition to your life? I’m not talking about normal opposition or feeling tired or fleshly but something more sinister and oppressive where it seems like nothing matters or it seems like you are walking through knee-deep mud.
The fulfillment and life the religions of the world fail to deliver, Christ can deliver because in him are the riches of wisdom and knowledge, and in him is fulfillment and life.
I wish every Christian and every preacher would listen to me just for a few moments. I am afraid that we have walked away from this verse. I am afraid that we have fallen into preaching principles and steps and feeling good and solutions and we have stopped preaching the riches of Christ.
Sin knocks on the door of our hearts and wants to come in masquerading as our friend and servant, but once we let it in, it becomes our master and never wants to leave.
This prince is the father of lies. This prince is the lord of deception. This prince is the ruler of the power of the air and we must defeat him!
I have some good news for you today. Even though we all have times where we stumble. These are the times to remember that our relationship with God is based upon him and his perfect record, not us and our imperfect record. Let’s learn how this can set us free.
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins.”Can it be any bleaker? Can Paul express it with any greater clarity? We were not just sick, we were dead in our trespasses and sins.
When God exalted Jesus, He bestowed something upon Him – a name. The name is above every other name and will one day cause every knee to bow. What is the name? The name is a title, and the title is Lord!