There's a passage of scripture in Philippians 4:6 where the Apostle Paul admonishes us to not worry about anything but to pray about everything. However, before that instruction we are told to first do something else. Philippians 4:4 states, "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say rejoice!". We're going to look at how the act of rejoicing prepares our heart to pray - Rejoice - Preparing Our Heart To Pray.
The Lord spoke through Micah the prophet and told him to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with his God. There's so much more to LOVING MERCY than meets the eye! Loving Mercy - The Big Picture.
The old adage states, "You are what you eat." The Scripture states (Romans 8:5), "Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit." Apparently, the thoughts we put in our head can have a similar influence as the food we put in our mouths. - Food For Thought - Thoughts Are Food.
When we cast our cares on the Lord we're promised a wonderful peace that surpasses our understanding. However, this peace doesn't take over and cause us to lose control of our mental faculties. We're called to "let" the peace of God rule in our hearts. - Letting The Peace of God Rule.
The Word of God gives us an amazing precious promise regarding God's peace that passes all understanding. Have you heard about that one? Maybe you've tried it before. Does it really work? - The Peace That Passes All Understanding.
There's an amazing story in the Old Testament regarding the prophet Elisha. One day the King of Aram sent a great army to capture him. Elisha's servant saw all the troops and was terrified. Elisha then asks the Lord to open the servant's eyes who then sees that they're surrounded with God's chariots of fire to protect them. - A Matter Of Perspective.
The scripture tells us (Hebrews 12:2) to "Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus". We don't serve a set of spiritual principles or a theological concept. We serve the person of Jesus Christ! - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.
You don't have to face temptation alone. The scripture states (Hebrews 2:18), "For because He Himself has suffered in being tempted, He is able to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted." Jesus is always there to help make a way out. - Walking With God Through Temptation.
An interesting thing happened on the Day of Pentecost after Jesus rose from the dead. The Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and they began speaking in different tongues. Some thought they were under the influence of alcohol when in fact they were under the influence of the Holy Spirit! - Getting "Under The Influence".
If man had not sinned we would have been born into a garden paradise and walking with God in the cool of the day. However, man did sin and we have been born into a sinful world. The Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can be BORN AGAIN back into a "cool of the day" garden walk with God. - The Garden Perspective.
The scripture declares (Psalm 127:1), "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." Please join us as we celebrate what the Lord has built in the last 20 years at Door of Life Christian Church! - 20 Year Anniversary Service.
The Gospel of John records an incident of a woman caught in the act of adultery. After Jesus dealt with her accusers, He said to the woman, "Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more." Jesus didn't condemn her but He still lovingly corrected her. - "No Condemnation" Correction.