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Sunday, January 19 2020 00:00

"Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.  Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation."  1 Peter 2:11-12 ESV

As an Apostle, as one who walked with Christ and was sent by Christ to the uttermost, Peter understood what it meant to be an exile in this present world.  His focus, his motivation, his determined effort in living, changed as Christ entered into his heart.  Peter's  thoughts, will, and actions became the property of another.  He changed into a new man, one whose life was forfeited for his Lord.  The overriding desire throughout his life was to share the gospel – and all that accepting this good news of hope implied.

We, who are Christ's offspring, must heed this message of surrender, so that the world we walk in might see the heaven we've been born into.

Be the exile you were born to be!

– Dale

Last Updated on Friday, January 17 2020 16:13
 
WORSHIP PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, January 12 2020 00:00

23.  "Sing to the Lord, all the earth!  Tell of His salvation from day to day.

24.  Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!

25.  For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and He is to be feared above all gods.

26.  For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

27.  Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place.

28.  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!

29.  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him!  Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

30.  tremble before Him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

31.  Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!'"

1 Chronicles 16:23-31 ESV 


May our worship of our God, Who is most holy, be found worthy!

– Dale

Last Updated on Thursday, January 09 2020 09:42
 
STAY IN THE BATTLE PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, November 10 2019 00:00

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 ESV

A result of the coming of the Christ, is that peace now resides within the heart of those who truly believe that Jesus is God the Son incarnate   that He is indeed the Christ.  When that truth is accepted and one s will is given over completely to Jesus – then a peace that is beyond human comprehension floods the believer s heart, mind, and soul.  But not only does He, God the Holy Spirit, place that peace within the believer He also puts a sword in his or her hand!

Peace and swordplay don’t seem compatible, do they?

Perhaps not, but in the Christian faith they go hand-in-hand.  The peace we receive, being a divine gift, comes with much more power than anticipated.  As possessors of this gift, our eyes are opened to the warfare that is taking place at a fevered pitch all around us.  We observe those who are struggling because they are wrestling against the unseen enemy combatants in their own strength.  Then, suddenly the sword makes sense.

We are called never to become veterans, in the sense that we disengage from the conflict and seek retirement.  We are, however, called to use our veteran skills to assist others struggling for peace!

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:7 ESV

Stay in the battle!

– Dale

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 31 2019 09:12
 
COME LET US WORSHIP & BOW DOWN PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, January 05 2020 00:00

Our acknowledgment of God as King is seen or experienced in our desire to worship Him with our entire being.  If we recognize God as absolute, then surrender marks our daily lives as we walk in this created world.  But unfortunately, many who proclaim devotion are simply going through the motions – seen clearly in their propensity to allow this world and its desires to take precedence.

How often in your journey do you allow entertainment or personal gain to supersede your God-called act of worship?   How much energy and passion is expended in your life regarding your personal pleasures or advancement without an inkling of whether that choice is God's will for you?

Remember, as a disciple of Christ, He is our King, our sovereign Lord.  His will is our way – not the enticements of this world.

May we not be these ...

"‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.  Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.'"  Matthew 15:8-9 NLT

But may we instead be these ...

"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand."  Psalm  95:6-7 ESV

Give yourself completely to worshiping your King!

– Dale

 
7-FOLD PRAYER PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, November 03 2019 00:00

1)  A prayer for reconciliation
2)  A prayer for compassion
3)  A prayer for wisdom
4)  A prayer for redemption
5)  A prayer for maturity
6)  A prayer for generosity
7)  A prayer for transformation

I read this seven fold prayer recently.  It was written for the church body at large, and came with explanations for each.  I thought that perhaps some of you might have insights regarding one or more of these needs?

Take a few moments to peruse the list –  where, in your estimation, is our greatest weakness?  I know this is subjective and with enough people commenting we would have all seven eventually named.

So perhaps, as you peruse, can you pray?  Pray for that one or more areas that keep coming back to as you scour this list.

Father, may we seek to excel in every aspect of Your divine will!

– Dale

Last Updated on Monday, January 06 2020 14:19
 
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