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The Power of Thirsting – John 7:37-39

The Power of Thirsting – John 7:37-39

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink” (John 7:37) Why does God use the imagery of hunger so often in the Bible? Have you seen a person near starvation, desperately doing whatever is necessary to get food? Nothing can distract hungry people from this basic need. They’re bent on one thing only. This is the picture of a person spiritually hungry for God. But few are filled…Keep Reading

The Blessedness of Hunger and Thirst – Matt 5:6, Ps 42:7

The Blessedness of Hunger and Thirst – Matt 5:6, Ps 42:7

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.” – Matt 5:6 “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” – Ps 42:7 Last week, we briefly touched on how there can be no hunger or thirst without appetite. We cannot find God unless we have found a need for Him. This need is…Keep Reading

Reconnecting With God – Psalms 42:1- 5

Reconnecting With God – Psalms 42:1- 5

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Ps 42:5 “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?” Ps 42:2 Our focus this month is “Hungering and Thirsting for God.” Hunger and thirst are feelings or cravings we express for the things we desire or have appetite…Keep Reading

Victory Through The Cross – 1 Cor. 1:17-18; Col. 1:11-14; John 19:30

Victory Through The Cross – 1 Cor. 1:17-18; Col. 1:11-14; John 19:30

To the Jews of Jesus’ days, the cross was an ordinary wood where law breakers are nailed. But to God, it is his wisdom to effect eternal change in the history of humanity. That Christ died on the cross was the greatest achievement of the devil but at the same time his worst mistake. The cross contains the secret of the wisdom of God (Acts 2:23). The cross is a…Keep Reading

Embracing Your Identity In Christ – Jeremiah 9:23-24

Embracing Your Identity In Christ – Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight” (Jeremiah 9:23-24) Preamble Some Christians often feel…Keep Reading

Embracing The Lowliness of Jesus – Matthew 11:28-30

Embracing The Lowliness of Jesus – Matthew 11:28-30

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:28) The passage above is one of the few places Jesus described his own character. He could have emphasized his holiness, glory, mercy, power and much more. Instead, he brought attention to his lowliness and…Keep Reading

The Root of PRIDE – Philippians 2: 5-11

The Root of PRIDE – Philippians 2: 5-11

“In the same way you, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elder. All of you, cloth yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud, but he shows favor to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5) “For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world…Keep Reading

Maintaining Moral Purity – 2 Timothy 2:20-26

Maintaining Moral Purity – 2 Timothy 2:20-26

“Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work” (2 Tim. 2:21). INTRODUCTION Many areas hinder God’s powerful presence in our lives. One is failure to walk in moral purity. Sexual immorality in particular opens human being to many negative spiritual influences. It hinders our sensitivity to God, numbing our hearts and spiritual…Keep Reading

Walking in God’s Powerful Presence – Isaiah 43: 1-13

Walking in God’s Powerful Presence – Isaiah 43: 1-13

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:2). Being saturated with God’s presence is not about abilities, skills, personalities or temperaments. Those becoming saturated experience the presence of God in their daily lives. They…Keep Reading

THE LORD IS WITH YOU – Psalm 46; Phil. 2:12-13

THE LORD IS WITH YOU – Psalm 46; Phil. 2:12-13

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1) One condition for producing fruit in Kingdom’s repeatedly shows up in scripture, though it is phrased in more than one way: “The Lord was with them,” “The Hand of God was upon them,” “The power of the Spirit rested on them,” “They were filled with the Spirit” and so on. This is a power-packed spiritual key. In…Keep Reading

Saturated with God’s Presence – Psalm 114; Phil. 2:12-13

Saturated with God’s Presence – Psalm 114; Phil. 2:12-13

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” God’s presence in a life is the key to deep spirituality. Perhaps no other factor contributes more to the ability to produce spiritual fruit and break new ground than God’s powerful presence in a life. A human life filled with the presence and power of God is one of God’s…Keep Reading

Focus & Time Management – Phil. 3:12-14; Psalm 90; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Focus & Time Management – Phil. 3:12-14; Psalm 90; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc. 3:1) There are 168 hours in a week, 672 hours in a month and 8,064 hours in a year. Each day has 86,400 seconds – 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, a total of 1,440 minutes or 86400 seconds – in it. These hours are…Keep Reading