Diversity is both a gift and enemy to unity. In it, we find a tug-of-war competition between quantity of disciples and quality of discipleship. In today’s “pre-game speech” from Ephesians 4, Pastor James unpacks the purpose of diversity, discipleship, and maturity. No quantity of people can be a substitute for quality of disciples.
1 Timothy 3:15
God made us in such a way that we NEED to meet with Him – in His house, every week.
As tithing is to financial management so weekly worship is to time management.
The role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian is a central matter of Christianity. The Holy Spirit is the Christian life. The question isn’t, “do you have all of the Holy Spirit,” but rather, “does the Holy Spirit have all of you? ” Are you fired up about the Lord like you once were? Find out what you can do to live a more Spirit-filled life.
God forgive us for being so easily impressed with so many claiming to be the “greatest of all time.” Scripture continually affirms the inconceivable, unsurpassable, all consuming, unparalleled, unalterable greatness of Jesus Christ. In this message from Hebrews 1, renew afresh your sense of the greatness of Jesus Christ.
We Wait for the King
We’ve been given an immense responsibility. We have time, resources, and abilities. The King expects a return on His investment. Have you stopped to consider all that God would give if you would steward what He gave initially?
We Bring Gifts to a King
Before the Wise Men could offer their gifts and worship to Jesus, they had to do a few things. You too must prepare yourself to adore Him. Find out how to recognize the King, verify that He is worthy of your loyalty, and present your gifts unashamedly. As you allow Him to fill your heart with abundant joy unrelated to your circumstances, coming to adore Him will never be the same.
We Bow to the King
Have you bowed? This is not something you want to be foggy about. You can either bow before the King of Kings willingly today or forcefully in eternity. In other words, you have to get the second life during the first life or you’ll get the second death after your first death.
We Welcome Kings
In the lows of difficulty and despair, Christ offers you hope for your hopelessness. In the highs of feeling like you don’t need Jesus, He gives grace for your strong will. He is a Savior who levels the ground between the mountains and valleys in your life and guides you as you prepare your heart for His triumphant return. Listen and find out how to get ready to give Him a welcome fit for a King.