A new river of life flows freely in the lives of those who seek Him. We gain a new and personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. He will be our Counselor and Teacher. As a result we will naturally testify to others of what God has done in us. We declare Him who is Truth.
Archive for June 2011
The principles of the Church on Fire from Acts Chapter 8 Part I pdf file.
We meet Philip the Evangelist in this chapter and learn about his great work in Samaria. We meet Simon the Sorcerer who receives the gospel, but then stumbles in sin. In this chapter we discuss the much debated subject of the laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit. Was this a requirement to receive the Holy Spirit or merely peculiar to the beginnings of the Church. We also discuss the other debated subject in this chapter. Did Simon really receive Christ or was it a front to try and further his fame and fortune? Listen and decide for yourself as we study God's Word together.
Intervention is a natural and godly characteristic of fathers. We take a look at this through Jairus, Jesus and ourselves. Happy Father's Day to all our Dad's out there.
Last week our message was about how "There's Life in Death". We need to die to ourselves and live for Christ. This weeks message is about finding our life by following Christ. We must build our life on Christ the rock. We will learn in this message that to be a follower of Christ we must walk with Jesus every day, be willing to give up all for Christ, be active in reaching the lost for Christ, and be without excuse in building our life on Christ.
Peter begins by remind us that we need to change our ways when we become a Christian. To help us to change we need to desire God's Word in our lives and remember how much grace and mercy the Lord has shown us. He then reminds us that Jesus is the "cornerstone" that gives strength to God's building and we are living stones that are built upon Christ.
Angels look in to our lives to learn about our relationship with Jesus. Therefore we need to be strong and live the Christian life we are called to live. We must be Holy as God is Holy. We need to look to our hope in Christ to help us through the difficult times as we walk through our lives on this earth.
The principles of the Church on Fire from Acts Chapter 7 pdf file.
In Chapter 7 of our study in Acts the Church on Fire, we learn that as Christians we need to not defend ourselves when accusations are made against us due to our faith, but instead to defend Jesus. Stephen gives a great history lesson to those who are accusing him and in the end is rewarded by Jesus with a vision of Him in Heaven. No matter what comes against, we must not fear. We are not to please men, but are to please God.
As Christ denied His life to give life; so we also must deny ourselves to know life in Christ! Saying "Yes" to God and "No" to self is the only way one truely becomes what they were made to be!