This morning, Pastor Casey starts with a short word about the crushing in life. For his sermon, he begins in Acts and points out there must be a recognition that because of Christ, we have something. Yet we cannot know what we have until we know who we have. Always there is the call to better know our Lord Jesus Christ. We cannot give or share what we don’t have and of course God doesn’t expect that of us. But we do have a responsibility to share what we have been given. Just to name 2 things we have because of Christ– salvation, Ephesians 2:8-9 and peace with God, Romans 5:1.
Pastor continues on showing more scriptures revealing God’s gifts to us. How are we making use of these gifts to change our world? Join in and be encouraged.
Do you believe in God or just say you believe in God? Does your faith contain the courage needed for follow through?
The story of Prince Jonathan provides an incredible insight into faithful courage. During a war between Israel and the Philistines, Jonathan approaches the Philistine camp out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-positioned. He and his one armor bearer had one sword between the two of them, they had to climb a rocky cliff in daylight and the enemy was watching them as they climbed! But then, once Jonathan reached the top, twenty of the enemy warriors fell before him and sent the rest of the army into a panic.
Jonathan’s and his armor bearer’s courage did not come from their might, their strategy, or their past experience in battle. It came from them knowing that God is for them. God had already promised victory to the Israelite army but Jonathan was the only one who believed it. Jonathan’s faith inspired the armor bearer and their courageous action inspired the rest of the army.
Listen as Casey reminds you that faith has all the courage you need to follow God wherever he leads you.