Posts tagged faith
Being Faithful in the Suspended Seasons

James encouraged us to be faithful in the “suspended seasons” and to stand and fight for the unity of our local church by honoring one another. Fight now for what is coming and fight now for now, because how we walk into our inheritance is flavored by our faithfulness with the right now. When we do this our local church becomes dangerously effective for the Kingdom.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 21

God always fulfills His promise! We see His faithfulness through the humanly impossible birth of Isaac, which brought joy to Sarah and Abraham. This is a foreshadow to another miraculous birth of Jesus two thousands years later, which brought joy to all mankind! Let’s tune our ears and hearts to hear God’s specific promise for each of us!

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 18

God called Abraham his friend. In Genesis 18 we can see how the posture of Abraham’s heart and his response to different seasons in his walk of faith, prepared him for an encounter with the Lord.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 17

In our series on the life of Abraham, God came and revealed Himself to Abraham in a new way. As the All-sufficient One! And God is all-sufficient for us too. He is the same God yesterday, today, and forever; like Abraham, we can put ALL our trust in Him. HE is our great reward, so let’s fix our eyes on Jesus and trust completely that our God is in control and believe Him for the impossible in our lives.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 16

Genesis 16 teaches us to be constantly inquiring of God! God doesn’t want us to make just a rational decision, but to come to him for leading and guidance in making our decisions. Being a friend of God is not about doing the right thing, but it is all about having intimacy with Him.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 15

Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Let’s emulate Abraham and be known as the people who have complete faith in God. Let Him always be the source of our encouragement, strength, wisdom, conviction, and guidance. Seek to hear Him always in all circumstances.

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Abraham: Friend of God - Genesis 13

Let us follow Abraham’s example of living a generous lifestyle for God. He trusted in God’s promise, His provision, and His generosity. This revelation allowed Abraham to have an open-handed attitude with Lot because he trusted in the Lord, and not in the outcome of Lot’s decision.

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Gift of Salvation

Thank you Steve for reminding us that we are saved from death, slavery, and condemnation STRICTLY because of God’s great love for us. It is by grace, through faith, that we have salvation so no one can boast in their own good works.

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The Significance of the Local Church

Our respective local church family is where God has specifically and intentionally put us for this season. Jesus is building His Church through us serving Him within our local church family. It is where we grow and mature together. We are committing to being part of His plan and serving Jesus when we commit to the local church family and serve Him by bringing forth our time, gifting, and finance.

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Colossans 3:12-17

We are now royalty, through Jesus, living in the Kingdom of God. Let's clothe ourselves with outfits deserving of people who are holy, chosen, and dearly loved. These are the outfits of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, love, peace, and thankfulness.

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Resurrection Sunday

We are reminded of the significance of Jesus' Resurrection.  It is an unprecedented and undeniable proof of Jesus' power.  His resurrection was God's acceptance of His sacrifice as payment for our original disobedience, which led to the consequence of mankind's spiritual death.  As we chose to accept Jesus, we will have freedom and spiritual life for all eternity.

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