When you face temptation – the one who is able to withstand all temptation at all times is in you. When you face uncertainty – the all-knowing God is in you. When you face overwhelming obstacles – the all-sovereign God who is in control of all things is in you. When you face discouragement – the one who lived a perfect life on your behalf is in you. When you face fatigue – the same power that was with Jesus in his earthly life is in you. When you face great suffering – the one who suffered infinitely and on your behalf is likewise your great comforter who sympathises with you. When you face loneliness – the one who coexisted with the Father and Spirit for all eternity makes his home in you so that you will never walk alone again.
Discipleship is a buzz word in church these days. Everyone talks about it and everyone is wanting to do it and for good reason – Jesus said we should. In Matthew … Continue reading Discipleship
The Spirit’s primary vehicle for making God’s presence more real to you is in and through the scriptures. As you read them, listen to them, discuss them and sit under the preaching of them, God is ever present with you speaking to you in order to strengthen you, encourage you, prepare you and make himself known to you.
This is what we find in the gospel. God promises to be with us in a way that is different from being present everywhere. It’s tangible, it’s real, it’s close and it changes everything!
The most glorious person in the universe thought it worthwhile to die for you. He was more willing to lose the universe than lose you. When you’re in the midst of your anxiety, in the pit of despair, on the path of giving up, look to the cross and be reminded that he is for you because HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU!!!
#1 – GOD IS FOR US! If you’re a Christian this is pretty obvious. God loves us. God cares for us yeah yeah yeah (enter Christian throw away line here). … Continue reading Gospel Promise #1- God Is For Us – Part 1