WordServe Church “Food for Thought” for May 31, 2015
- Sermon Title: “Seven Truths About Heaven, Part 1” (Guest Preacher Dr. Jerry Walls)
- Audio Link (check HERE on Sunday afternoon for the latest sermon)
- Sermon Scripture: Revelation 21:1-14
There are a few YouTube videos documenting a number of British women converting to Islam. Some search for structure, and some for protection against the evil in the world. In some cases, the Islamic State and Sharia Law are seen as the ultimate solution for a perfect society.
Are they right? Or wrong?
Is there a Christian response? Read the rest of this entry »
Wait, don’t you mean, “The most important choice we’ll ever make?”
Well, yes… and no.
I think we can all agree that choices are not created equal. What career path to follow carries more weight than what color socks to wear (if you’re in to socks, that is!).
Healthy, mature individuals give more attention to the important choices. But even healthy, mature individuals make this common mistake when it comes to important choices…
“I want you to know how safe and secure you are in My Presence. That is a fact, totally independent of your feelings.”
– Sarah Young, Jesus Calling, p. 146
Ever wonder how some people face mole hills with a constant state of drama, while others face mountains with a peace that passes understanding? What makes the difference… and more importantly, how can we become those people of deep peace? Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever known someone who is a compulsive planner? They have their entire day planned out… or perhaps their entire life! Anything that disrupts their plan will likely make them downright irritable and not fun to be around. How do I know this? Because I used to be a compulsive planner.
Then we had kids… 3 of them… all girls. Plan? What plan?
My accountability partner (aka, my “Wingman in Christ”) recently gave me a copy of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. In today’s devotion, it says:
“A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. Turn from this idolatry back to Me. Listen to me and live abundantly.” (p. 117).
Which got me to thinking: is it wrong for a follower of Jesus to plan?
“Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary” (Psa 96:6 NLT)
It’s easy to picture this during a morning quiet time: a beautiful sanctuary… God on his throne… majesty all around. What’s harder is to picture this at a sanctuary called Golgotha, where Jesus gives up his life on the cross.
Are these two separate events? Or can we find honor and majesty… strength and beauty in Jesus’ death?