Messages by Pastor John Fairchild (Page 8)
Ruth, out of love, committed to Naomi not knowing what the future might hold. Even through hardship, loss, and despair, God used her commitment, here stewardship of her life, to fulfill God’s plan years in the future. God uses our sacrifice, commitment, and work of love even if we don’t see the results.
Even today we still need a priest – someone to intercede on our behalf. Jesus has done that and no longer do we need a human intercessor and we can rely on Christ alone for redemption.
Essentials of Faith and Stewardship Romans 6:1-8 Remain focused on the essentials of faith keeps us from becoming distracted by non-essentials. Stewardship of all we have is part of our essential response. In Romans, Paul draws attention to the essentials of our faith; everything we need to be faithful disciples. This teaching is important for us because we are so easily distracted and we are easily led to believe other, lesser things, are also essential leading to dissension and disunity…
We read that God so love the world that he sent his son, Jesus. Jesus radiates God’s glory and in communion we are direct recipients of God’s Glory and his love.
Disengage from the clutter of life so that your message and the image of God in you coincide
To be a healthy believer and strong in faith, one must be deep in scripture.
Faithfulness is better done than said. The reality of our human condition is that our faith in God is a practice, a discipline that takes time to mature and become a part of who we are. For many of us this is a life-long practice.
God calls us out of the winter of our lives; out of despair, fear, hopelessness into a new life.
Believers have a variety of options when defending against spiritual perils. Ephesians has some practical applications for us today.
In our struggles of life, no matter where or what is happening, we have not been asked to be “successful” by human standards but to persevere. With our spiritual vision, we can look and declare “What a view!” of God’s work.
In an increasingly divided world, it is Jesus who can bring us together but we must be willing to go and share our life together.
Where have you chosen to live in the City of God? How has it changed you?