Apr 20

The difference-maker

Risk without Discipline is reckless...

Discipline without Passion is legalism

Passion without Vision is just hype...

Vision without Jesus is…meaningless!

JESUS is the Difference-Maker.

Apr 18

The flow

Following the path of least resistance makes rivers crooked…and men too! Learn not to just “go with the flow”.

Apr 18

Nothing!

When you walk into the will of God…you risk…absolutely “nothing!”

Apr 15

Value…

Not one human being is so worthless that they can be casually discarded. Each of us is of worth and value. So value yourself and others; God does.

Apr 13

Higher Learning

Going to Church is like going to College’ …they are both institutions of ‘higher learning, but in different aspects. You are there to learn, grow and then to go out and serve! Never be embarrassed about learning and growing or attending either. It will determine the quality of your life and ultimately…your afterlife! …nardrav

Apr 13

Theology?

Whatever your “theology” is…it must line up to His Word…line upon line…precept upon precept!

Apr 09

next level…

Sometimes your ‘next level’ is not necessarily higher

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but deeperextending far below your surface!

Apr 08

God 1st!

God 1st

 

 

Once you put God first in your life…you will stop seeking love from other places…

Apr 07

Dysfunction of being stiff-necked

obedience to the wordGod wants everyday obedience from all of us…not just the preachers!

THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD “STIFF-NECKED”
Stif’ – nekt (literally means, “hard of neck”). The words are used figuratively, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament; meaning “stubborn”, “untractable”, “not to be led”, callous, stubbornness and impenitent of heart, bull-headed, unsympathetic, unfeeling, unmoveable, uncooperative. Usually whiners and complainers.

If nothing else, we have learn from the Israelite’s behavior how God feels when His people rebel against Him.

The children of Israel resisted the yoke of God’s authority. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11… if we will take His yoke upon us that we will find rest, that His yoke is easy and burden light. In other words, if we accept the yoke of God’s authority, we will find rest.

Have you ever considered that when you are struggling with frustration and disappointments and disillusionment in life, the very fact you are struggling is a sign that the yoke of God’s authority is being resisted?

God’s authority—the authority of His Word is the yoke which brings ease and rest to our lives. Check out God’s Truth:

Jeremiah 35:15

Again and again I sent all my servants the prophets to you. They said, “Each of you must turn from your wicked ways and reform your actions; do not follow other gods to serve them. Then you will live in the land I have given to you and your ancestors.” But you have not paid attention or listened to me.

Zechariah 7:11
“But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears. But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.

Proverbs 29:1
Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed–without remedy.

Jeremiah 6:8
Take warning, Jerusalem, or I will turn away from you and make your land desolate so no one can live in it.”

Jeremiah 7:24
But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward!

OBEY God! Obedience gives God the glory!…that’s what we’re here for!!

Apr 07

Dysfunctional Obedience

partial obedienceDysfunctional Obedience is partial obedience! It’s when you think you are obeying, but you really are not!  You obey… but you don’t do everything! Partial obedience is doing “part” of what God told you to do and expecting a return! In 1st Samuel 15:1-10, God told Saul to “destroy” the amalekites, keep nothing…and kill everything!” Saul and his army kept everything that was a benefit to them, and destroyed what they didn’t want…even though God told them to destroy everything! Scripture says-God regretted having made Saul king, because he turned away from Him (the Lord) and has not carried out the Lords instructions!”
(Behold to obey is better than sacrifice!)

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