But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14
The Children's Church Department did a wonderful job this morning with the Kids In Action service. If you were unable to attend, you surely missed out. For a few snippets of the service, you can check it out on the Children's Church page.
Ephesians 1:1-5 - Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will
Holiness is being what we already are through the transformation of the blood.
We can't let ourselves be blown around...we have to stand firm in our beliefs.
Identity and Action go together. They are inseparable. What you do in a situation tells who you are. Your identity is known by your actions.
2 Peter 1:4 - Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
When's the last time you shook Jesus...when your prayers shook heaven?
We need to quit waiting on God to reach down and touch us...we need to touch him with our heartfelt urgent prayers!
Mark 4:39 - And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
When Jesus rebuked the wind and said Peace, be still it happened immediately! Immediately mean right now! Not hours, days, weeks or months down the road. God's able to do things immediately in our situations. We need to quit thinking that God's not going to answer our prayers. Sometimes it seems we go to the Lord with the wrong attitude. You should be praying a prayer of Faith and not a prayer of doubt!
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48
But as He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation; 1 Peter 1:15
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 1 Peter 2:9
Preaching on Daniel 6:16 - Pastor Thomas Holmes
"Daniel went into the lion's den with the right attitude. We need to start facing our situations with the right attitude."
"I praise God that HE can change the evil around me! Greater is HE that is in me! HE tamed the beast in the den with Daniel and HE can tame the beast in your life too!"
"Sometimes we don't like to be in the place we are. It's uncomfortable. But we need to know that where we are, HE is there with us! HE will help us! God's not dead!"
"This world isn't going to get any better. It's time you stand up for God or sit down and hush!"
"You don't have to be a preacher to speak the name of Jesus!"
"If we have enough of God in us, we can turn the devil away. We can't just be a Christian on Sundays and live for the devil the rest of the week. We have to live for God 7 days a week, 365 days a year!"
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