Messages by Pastor John Fairchild
Hymn Sing Sunday – Psalm 96 1-4a, 11-13 Worship, including worship through music pleases God. The closer we get to the truth of God’s grace and salvation, the beauty of God is revealed and more worship will well up within you. It begins with a conscious act of will and sacrifice to serve God and in this sense, worship is a verb. Word, music, service, humility – all lead us closer to God and into more worship. Throughout the Bible…
Are you truly passionate about your faith? Does the fruit of your faith show your passion?
When we finally realize just how small we are and how big God is, we can experience authentic worship.
Don’t lose your voice for Jesus. Pentecost isn’t just about a dramatic movement of the Holy Spirit, it’s the moment that every believer was given authority and power and enabled to become ministers to the world and priests to one another.
When God disrupts our lives, it’s always to our benefit if we cooperate even if it becomes difficult to celebrate in the midst of adversity.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone.
Good works are not our way into God’s favor or our way to salvation but they are our response to God’s gift to us.
The impossible has happened, but how do we make sense of it? Do we hope too small?
Our spiritual gifts are ours to use not to hoard. Don’t wait for the “right time” to begin using them. Use them now, right where you are already planted.
Jesus Christ is embodied in and through your gifts and when you know what your gifts are, you will be closer to God and more effective in ministry.
Sometimes we don’t think we are anything special, but when we begin discovering our own spiritual gifts, we realize that God truly cares deeply about us and trusts us with growing our little part of the kingdom of God.