This morning, Brother Bill shares with us the conclusion of Hebrews chapter 12. In verses 18 through 28, the writer of Hebrews concludes his discussion of how the Christian should live, based on the fact that, because of Christ, we are now citizens of a kingdom that will not be shaken, that will not be destroyed, and that will last forever.
This morning, Brother Danny shared with us the key to joy found in Isaiah chapter 35. In this passage, there are four promises found for the Christian to hold onto and unlock the joy of the Christian life. These promises are first, that God’s glory will wone day be revealed. Second, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we have the promise of mutual encouragement. Third, we have the promise of hope for the possibilities of the future. Finally, we have the promise of God’s continuing grace as we live out our lives awaiting the return of our Lord and Savior.
In this morning’s service, Brother Bill shares with us the next segment of Hebrews chapter 12. In verses 12 through 17, the writer of Hebrews, in writing to the scattered Hebrew Christians, encouraged them to strengthen themselves and push onward with the work that Jesus has given for the church to do. There is no doubt that it will be hard, no question that it is arduous; but there is a guarantee that it is worthwhile.
This morning, Brother Danny shared with us the first 6 verses of Isaiah chapter 12. In these verses, it is important to see that, when awakening comes to the church, we will be able to delight in worship. Our worship will be marked by gratitude, for what God has done for his people; trust, that he will keepm his promises to his people; and enthustiastic joy as we set our pride aside and we allow ourselves to really worship. Most of all, Delightful worship is marked by a desire to share that worship with others, that they may come to know the Lord.
This morning, Brother Danny Spoke to us about having the right priorities in our life. In order to prioritize God first in our lives, we have to be real about the situation that we find oursleves in. Then we need to acknowledge the consequences of continuing in that situation. We need to hear God’s call on our lives. And we need to be prepared for God to stir our hearts.
This morning, Brother Danny shares with us the “what if” when God renews our hearts. If we are honest and observe the condition of our un-renewed heart, we will find that it is divided, it is stubborn and refuses to bend, and it is yielded to disobedience. We need to ask God to renew our heart, make it sigularly focused on the will of God, to soften it and make it plable to God’s word, and to strengthen it, to make it resist the tempations to sin and go our own way.
Today, Brother Danny and the congregation took a look at the great plan of God’s redemption and our Communion with the church throughout history and around the world.
Today, Brother Danny takes us through 2 Chronicles chapter 34, to show three principles of Awakening that must take place in our lives. The first of which is that only God’s word can convict us of the need for awakening in our spiritiual lives. Once that conviction begins to take place, God’s people begin to influence others to awaken. Finally, as awakening grows withing the people of God, we will sense a growing need to turn away from the things that can hinder our spiritual walk. Once we renew our passion for the full counsel of God’s word, and we allow God to work in and through each of us, the church will not be the same.
This morning, Brother Danny brought us to Joshua 24, verses 14 through 27. This passage helps us understand that one of the keys to the revival that must come is that we must, individually and repeatedly decide how we will respond to God’s call to decision. We must choose to take a public stand as a follower of jesus. This doesn’t mean being abrasive or obnoxious in our Christianity, but it does mean that we have to live publicly for Jesus. We also have to know that this commitment does not come lightly. There is a cost to being a disciple of Christ, we must reckon that cost every day. Finally, we have to follow through with the choice, and by God’s grace, we can.
This morning, Brother Danny shared with us from the Book of Hosea, the call for repentance for God’s people. There are three key points to this message. First, in order to have real repentance, one must have real awareness of sin. We have have to realise that sin isn’t merely a mistake, it is a crippling problem. Second, real repentance requires more than platitudes of apology. It must come from a contrite heart. Finally, we need to be assured that real repentance is not something we do on our own, but is something that can only take place by the grace of God.