...the name at which every knee must bow, the name at which every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. If he is Lord, fear has to go. If he is Lord, darkness, back up. If he is Lord and has the keys of death, hell, and the grave, there is nothing… --- The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” Mark 1:27
🤷🏻♂️ the fact of the matter is, if trying harder could've made me better, I'd be better by now. Jesus said, "Trust me. Get up, take up your mat, and walk." That's the real task: to trust. That's always been the real work. John chapter 5 isn't a text about being lazy. "Come on, get up, make up your bed, get on the treadmill. Go get 'em, tiger. This is your day." This is not a pep talk. This is a complete reversal of the systems of this world. It is a contrast of works and grace. That's why it had to happen on the Sabbath. The moment that he picked up his mat, he was doing work, and the moment that he was doing work, it made everybody who was in power mad, because he wasn't supposed to do work. The whole reason that Jesus showed up for one person was that he wanted to overturn an entire system. There is one situation in your life right now that God is trying to use, and by addressing this situation, I promise you, it's going to change the whole system. Because up until this point, you've been trying, trying. "I'm trying to love God, I'm trying to pray more, I'm trying to read my Bible, I'm trying to eat my broccoli, I'm trying to be a nice person, I'm trying to be kinder, I'm trying to do better." And God said, "I see you trying. Will you trust me? Will you trust me enough to get up when you feel like you can't get up? To praise me when you don't feel like you want to praise me? Do you trust me enough? I know you've been trying, but do you trust me? This is a trust moment. This is a trust decision." Sometimes my trying gets in the way of my trusting.
I wonder if you can relate? TRUST ME I'M TRYING!
Best staff advance yet. #staffadvance2019
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The weapon may be formed but it won't prosper When the darkness falls it won't prevail Cause the God I serve knows only how to triumph My God Will Never Fail Our new song "SEE A VICTORY" is out now. I hope you love it as much as I do. @elevationworship
It’s official! I’ve taken over Pastor Steven’s Instagram to let you all know about Reflect! It’s September 5 and if you aren’t able to attend a physical location or your regular eFam watch party, we want you to host a Reflect Party! You can sign-up at the link in his profile and I can’t wait to see you at Reflect!!
Location: NASH Correctional Institution Date: 8/1/19 during #LOVEWeek
Demonstration or Explanation? BOTH!
What’s your way of escape? 🔗 in profile
NEW SERMON NOW STREAMING! "KNOCK KNOCK" (KEY TO FREEDOM ) Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. Acts 12:7
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God made you in His image. (See Genesis 1:26-27 )
The Genius of Jesus: Passing Your Test, 03/08/15
Remember: God loves you.
No matter what storm you’ve faced, there’s a purpose in it.
God is fighting for you.
There is a benefit to practicing your values. 🎸 (See Matthew 6:3 )
If your mind is a mess and you don't know how to put it in order, this could help.
Can I get a 🙌🏼 if you’ve got grace?
It’s not over! • Source: It’s A No Go, 07/29/18
God’s love for you is NEVER based on your performance. (See Mark 1:9-11 )
You don't have to find your calling; if you follow God, your calling will find you.
NOTHING can stop the purpose of God.
Faith is an expectation.