Pastor Rick Mora

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I will heal their backsliding

Pathway to Revival-Getting Back to God

I will heal their backsliding!

Hosea 14:4

“I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely”

Jeremiah 4:3

“Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns”

Hosea 10:12

 “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you”

Jeremiah 4:3

“Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns

The history of Israel and Judah, we see one generation after another backsliding against the Lord. God told Hosea, “My people are bent to backsliding from me…” (Hosea 11:7). In Hebrew, the meaning is, “My people are in the habit of turning their backs and withdrawing from me. They’ve always had this tendency!”

And Jeremiah’s frequent heart-cry was: “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married to you…” (Jeremiah 3:14). “O Lord…our iniquities testify against us…for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee” (14:7). “(Jerusalem’s) transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased” (5:6).

The term backsliding means, simply, “turning one’s back on God.

(Revelation 3:14-22)

The Laodicean church failed to see their need of revival. They had become complacent, comfortable and backslidden. They considered themselves to be abundantly blessed by God, but in reality they were spiritual bankrupt, spiritually blind, and weak in the eyes of God. The Body of Christ is no different for the same shallowness and self-satisfaction is evident everywhere.

(Revelation 3:14-22)

The “rebuke” ought to have led to repentance (:19), but Jesus’ words fell on deaf ears while He remained locked out of the church (:20). There is a desperate and urgent need for revival today.

Know that revival does not come cheaply

(Luke 9:23-24).

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it”

Are we willing to pay the highest cost of revival? How many want Heaven but are unwilling to lose their lives for Christ’s sake? How many desire revival yet not at the cost of the flesh? Commitment to the Lord entails daily taking up the cross and following Him wherever He leads. The cross speaks of sacrifice, separation, sanctification and service. The cost of following Jesus is extremely high, for He demands everything. Revival does not come on the cheap and at a price few are willing to pay. Obedience and holiness is something few want to consider.

Know that revival must be pursued

(Luke 11:9-10).

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”

 

We may have prayed, believed and desired. We may have even laid down our lives for the cause of revival, yet nothing appears to have changed. All the conditions have been met, but it seems that God is unmoved. What next? Should we give up, throw in the towel, and return to the mundane and insipid form of religion that the majority are happy with? Should we press on regardless?

Persistent prayer is a sign of sincerity. God does not mind if we continue to hammer at His door and plead for revival

(Luke 18:1-8). This kind of enduring faith is always hard to find.

We must recognize the urgent need of revival and continue to pray until we receive a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit.

Revival must be pursued until we find it.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

We need faith and action on our part. How desperately do we desire a move of God in our life? Do we desire it to fill our church or for God’s glory? What do we expect God to do amongst us? Are we willing to soften our hearts and allow Him to work? Until we do revival will remain on the pages of history.

“Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns” (Jeremiah 4:3).

“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you” (Hosea 10:12).

 

 

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How deep are you?

How deep are you?

Ezekiel 47:1-12

The different depths represent the levels in which we submit ourselves to God.

What level are you?

We can be knee deep in our relationship with God.

We can be totally immerged in his presence.

If you are knee deep, you can still have both feet on the ground and can wade back or get back to shore, whenever you want to.

Once we go forward and the water is over our head we then must completely surrender to God and were God wants to  takes us.

The place of complete surrender is the place where God will bless us.

“Launch out into the Deep”

LUKE 5:1-7

But God often wants us to move out from our comfort zone because it is in the deep water where the big deep miracles happen.  We, like Peter, have got to step out in faith.  Are you wading in shallow water waiting for a big miracle?  Maybe you need to get out into deep water.  Out in the deep you can’t see the bottom so you have to totally trust the Lord.  It’s less predictable out there, but that’s where God wants you, is out there and He may move you into the deep.  But in the deep, God knows that you will find a new meaning in life.

The water is deep.

Now the fishermen let down their nets into the deep water and way down there in the bottom the fish piled into the nets.  The fishermen up on top did not know that the nets were full.  You can’t see that deep.  You can’t see all the way down there.  You don’t know.  The miracle already took place and they didn’t even know it.  Not until they drew those nets up closer.  They said, “Something is in there.  Those nets are full.  Help!  We need help!”  Only then did they realize that the miracle had taken place.  God had already done the miracle and the text in Ephesians 3:20 says, “God will do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think.”

THE RIVER THAT EZEKIEL SAW WAS FULL OF LIFE verse 8

Everything along it lived vv9-12

Their leaves will not wither, and there fruit will not fade.

Verse 12

They will bear fruit each month.

Why?

Because the water flows from the sanctuary

HOW DEEP WILL YOU ENTER INTO THE RIVER?

We can stand on the banks of the river and watch or we can throw ourselves into the flow of God.

The choice is up to us, we can surrender to the water that is too deep for us and receive the Blessings of the Lord, or we can remain in the shadow edge and stay put and catches nothing.

How far are you willing to step into the presence of the Lord?

If your devotion is shallow,

Your walk will be shallow…

The deeper your devotion, the deeper your walk will be!

Psalm 63:1

God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you. My flesh longs for you, in a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

So how do we enter, in his presence, he wants to teach us how to flow in the Spirit, when we flow in the Spirit we go deeper in the river and the river carries us where God wants us to go.

Look at Peter

Matthew 14:22-14:36

 

Let’s enter the river through worshipping God with our whole heart.

John 4:23

The father is seeking is seeking such to worship him.

God’s river of life has a flow that we can enjoy!

If we don’t resist against the current, we will stay above the water.

Get totally depended on the Lord, launch out into the deep, and get in the flow where you are no longer in control and completely dependent on God.

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The Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost

Hide and Seek

 

A pastor phoned the home of some recent visitors to the church. A voice on the other end of the phone answered with a whispered “Hello.”

The pastor asked, “Who is this?.”

The whispered voice said, “Jimmy.”

The pastor asked, “How old are you, Jimmy?”

The voice said, “Four.”

The pastor then asked, “Jimmy, can I please speak to your mom?”

Jimmy answered, “She’s busy.”

“Then can I please speak to your dad?”

“He’s busy.”

“Are there any other adults in your home?”

“The police.”

“Then let me speak to one of the police officers.”

“They’re busy.”

“Jimmy, who else is there?”

“Firemen.”

“Well, can you put one of the firemen on the phone?”

“They’re busy.”

“Jimmy, what are they all busy doing?”

“They’re all busy looking for me!”

One of the major reasons we hide is because we’ve done something wrong.

In the Garden of Eden, everything was originally perfect, and Genesis tells us that Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed. There was full knowing, full disclosure and complete intimacy. There was absolutely no concept of “Hiding”! But with the entrance of sin, that all changed. After Adam and Eve disobeyed God,

He came looking for them and called out to them: “Where are you?”

And Adam whispered “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid, and so I hid.”

Sin and hiding are inseparable — they’re the twins of the Fall of humanity.

 

 

 

 

Luke 19:1-5

Jesus has come to find us

He’s curious and wants to see who Jesus is but he doesn’t want Jesus to see him!

5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”

Zacchaeus had been running but Jesus had chased him. Zacchaeus had been hiding but now Jesus found him. Jesus wasn’t so concerned with Zacchaeus’ occupation or reputation, but was deeply concerned for his salvation because He loved him.

Jesus came to forgive us, to die for us and our sinfulness

Verses 6-7

What was true for Zacchaeus is equally true for us. Our sin — every aspect of it and every sin we’ve ever committed — needs to be brought out of the tree of hiding and into the light of forgiveness. And the only One who can forgive our sin and heal us of our brokenness is Jesus.

That’s exactly what Jesus did for us! He died so that we might live! Not only has He come to Find us but He also came to Forgive us! And there’s not a person here  who doesn’t need the saving, and  for-giving love of Jesus in their life. The reason why is because our sin gets us all tangled up. It binds us and holds us and eventually drags us down to destruction.

That’s exactly what sin does to us. It grabs us and binds us and drags us down and if it’s not dealt with, it can destroy us. And only Jesus can set us free from the powerful tentacles of sin! That’s what He did for Zacchaeus.

 

Jesus came to free us

Verses 8-9

“Today salvation has come to this house

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.

Zacchaeus had been lost but now he was found. He had been in sin but now he has been saved. And ultimately, in its fullest sense, that’s what salvation is: it’s freedom from the power of sin.

 

Let me ask you: What are you hiding in today? What’s keeping you from becoming the person that God wants you to be?

That’s what Jesus wants to do with us. He has come to find us, to forgive us and to free us from the power of sin. Are we willing to let Him do that? And having let Him do that, are we then willing to go with Him wherever He wants us to go?

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God Pursues Us

God Pursues Us

Exodus 3:1-4

John. 6:44

Jesus said: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.

Before we were saved, God drew us to Himself. As His children,

He never stops calling us to a deeper walk with Him.

When God calls we must respond,

We must respond. Like David who had a heart after God.

Psa. 27:8.

Isa. 6:8

God longs for us to cry out like to him.

Isaiah said: “Here am I. Send me!”

 

Once we answer God’s call, the discipline, the growth, the discipleship  process begins.

God puts His finger on an area of our life.

He requires us to change.

Paul makes it clear that the right response goes beyond words.

Rom. 6:17

As we grow, God takes us from the warm comfort of His sheltering presence to the burning flame of His consuming fire.

Phil 2:12-13

We must rejoice that something deep within is being transformed.

 

Once this happens, God pursues us anew, afresh,  challenging us to deeper commitment.

Phil. 1:21

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Like a seed that is planted in the ground or soil of ones heart.

 

Luke 8:11–15

The Soil Is Prepared

Hosea 10:12

 

The Seeds Are Watered

John 7:38–39

 

The Weeds Are Pulled

a. The Enemy Steals It

b. Immaturity

c. Idolatry (worry about losing riches or consumed by pleasures)

 

Wait time

Luke 8:15

 

Reap of the Harvest

 

The seed is the word of God

The inside out Gospel

Verse 20

They commit to the Word!

They accept the Word

Stable, good heart

 

Our heart is the issue.

Who hears the good word and retains it!

RETAINS IT

Did you know that in 72 hours you will forget everything that you have heard.

It’s important to write it down, it’s important to take notes.

It is said in 3 days you will retain it, if you pursue it, if you want to get a good crop you must pursue and not lack.

The word of God (the seed) is sown in various environments,

 

but will only take root and grow to maturity in those  a good

heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop”

 

To produce a crop: “the soil” is prepared by having a

broken, humble heart before God, the seeds are sown through hearing and

seeking the Word of God, the seeds are watered through the regular

presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and the weeds are pulled.

 

 

Then, like a farmer, we must patiently wait in faith for the seeds to germinate and grow so we can reap a harvest.

 

God promises that He completes what He starts, we will reap the harvest.

But God’s ways are not our own.

 

The “seeds” in our hearts are watered by the presence of God in our lives.

 

God is in the “marinating” and not “microwaving”?

 

 

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Examination and Testing

Examination and Testing

James 1

 

Let begin by saying the genuineness of something valuable is attested or affirmed through a process of examination and testing.

Whether it’s gold or silver or precious metals, whether it’s diamonds, precious stones or money, anything that is in and of itself of intrinsic value is subjected to testing to affirm its true worth.

And the most valuable commodity in all the world is the commodity of eternal salvation.

It is priceless.

It is of highest value.

To have a right relationship with the living God is to possess the most valuable thing in existence. And all those people who believe they have that possession should subject that to a process of testing to determine its validity.

There are people, you know, all over the world who if asked whether they have salvation would reply “yes,” but who are wrong.

True salvation needs to be subject to examination, subject to testing. That is a biblical concept; the testing of salvation is throughout Scripture called for.

Psalm 17:3, “Thou hast proved my heart. Thou hast visited me in the night, Thou hast tested me.” Listen to Psalm 26 verses 1 and 2, “Judge me, O Lord, for I have walked in mine integrity, I have trusted also in the Lord, therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me, test my heart and my mind.” And again the psalmist says my relationship to You is subject to testing to determine its validity.

Psalm 139, I would call your attention to a couple of somewhat familiar verses.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting,” Psalm 139 verses 23 and 24. And here the psalmist actually cries out to God to put his salvation, his relationship to the test.

In Lamentations chapter 3 verse 40, “Let us search and test our ways and turn again to the Lord.” Again the writer is calling for the people to subject themselves to the test of the validity of the their relationship to God.

The prophet Haggai, small book, it says in Haggai chapter 1:5

“Now therefore, thus saith the Lord of hosts…listen to this, here’s the Word of God…`Consider your ways.'” Then in verse 7 it says the same thing again, “Thus saith the Lord of host, `Consider your ways.'” Think on your life, examine yourself.

And then over in the New Testament we’re somewhat familiar, I’m sure, with Galatians 6:4 “Let every man prove his own work.” Put it to the test.

2 Corinthians 13:5,

“Examine yourselves whether you are in the faith.” Prove yourselves. Validate yourselves.

Now all of these passages, and others that we could suggest, indicate to us the necessity of self-examination. If, in fact, eternal salvation is the most valuable possession that anyone can have, then it should be subject to a test.

 

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A time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,

A Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3

Everything Has Its Time

1 To everything there is a season,

A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

V. 1 – “There is an appointed time for everything.

And there is a time for every event under heaven”

God appoints the times and Seasons

These words are words for every person, in every place, in every circumstance.

God has appointed the times and seasons, the events of our lives, the happy and the sad, the easy and the difficult.

Have you been going through a season of Time?

What season are you in right now in your life?

If we look at these sets of pairs, we notice 14 positives and 14 negatives.

Look up the positives 14

Born, plant,  heal, build up, laugh, dance, gather stones, keep, sew, speak, love, peace.

Look up the negatives 14

Die, pluck, kill, break down, weep, mourn, cast away, refrain from  embracing, lose, throw away, fear, keep silent, hate, war.

Don’t we all wish that life is always on the positive, a time for good laughs and dancing, a time of healing from our life’s wounds and a time to love and be embraced?

Who wants to be in a state of weeping and mourning or a time of tearing down and being uprooted?

Solomon shares with us that life is filled with the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly.

That’s life.  Life is filled with seasons of change.

Again what changes are you going through?

Or let me put it another way, what change are you stuck in like a rut?

Mark 10:46-52

That was his rut. Blind. Begging, Sitting by the road.

For most people such obstacles would be considered inescapable.

Bartimaeus got out!

The purpose of this message is to show you how he did it and how you can get out of your rut as well.

verse 46: “sitting by the road.”

Assume Responsibility For Your Own Life.

Verse 47 says, “And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Notice here that Bartimaeus took the initiative himself to cry out.

That is a very important observation.

Believe You Can Change.

For Bartimaeus, it took some real faith that day to cast aside his cloak, jump up, and move in the direction of the sound of the crowd surrounding Jesus.

Verse 52 says, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.”

Where does faith come from, anyway?

Hebrews 11:1-3

Are we talking about a kind of hopeful “leap in the dark” when we talk of believing you can change?

verse 47, “And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out…”

Clarify What You Really Need.

Notice in verse 51 what Jesus asked Bartimaeus: “What do you want Me to do for you?”

Mark 5:25

 

In Closing today let’s say it your Move!

Make Your Move Now.

Perhaps the most dangerous rut a person can be in is one that leads away from God. With that in mind, let me close with this poem.

I looked upon a farm one day. That once I used to own;
The barn had fallen to the ground. The fields were overgrown.
The house in which my children grew. Where we had lived for years —
I turned to see it broken down. And brushed aside the tears.
I looked upon my soul one day. To find it too had grown
With thorns and nettles everywhere. The seeds neglect had sown.

The years had passed while I had cared For things of lesser worth:
The things of Heaven I let go When minding things of Earth.
To Christ I turned with bitter tears. And cried, “O Lord, forgive!
I haven’t much time left for Thee, Not many years to live.”
The wasted years forever gone, The days I can’t recall;
If I could live those days again. I’d make Him Lord of all.

The Bible says, “Today is the day of salvation.” If you are in a rut that is leading you away from God, today is the day to get out! Do it now!

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DRAW THE LINE IN THE SAND

DRAW THE LINE IN THE SAND

It’s Time to draw the Line in the Sand

Spiritually speaking, we are called upon to draw lines every day.

Jesus drew a line in the sand for all who believe in Him.

John 15:18-23
Matthew 18:7-9

Mark 13:9-13

Luke 12:4-12

Friendship with the world and friendship with God are OPPOSITE to one another.

James draws the line in the sand (4:4): “Do you not know that

friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever

wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Take your pick: Are you married to God or to the world?

Can you imagine a couple that gets married, and a month later the

husband tells his wife, “I’m going out tonight with my old girlfriend”?

“I love you, but I want to keep in touch with her, too!”

Needless to say, that marriage is in big trouble! When you get married,

you vow to forsake all others and be devoted exclusively to your spouse.

In the same way, when you come to Christ as Savior and

Lord, you say goodbye to the world.

It used to be your companion and friend.

You spent many hours running with it. But you can’t bring it into your marriage to Jesus Christ.

You are either friends with the world and an enemy of God, or

friends with God and an enemy of the world.

How frightening to make yourself the enemy of the living God!

 

What does it mean to be a friend of the world?

Friendship with the world means living to please yourself apart from God rather than living to find pleasure in God Himself.

When we think of “worldliness,” we should think of a place called Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the outward trappings of the world.

People are seeking pleasure apart from God.

Seeking good feelings or escape from problems apart from God.

To seek pleasure apart from God.

To gamble is not only to be a bad steward of the money that

God has entrusted to you. It also is to think that having more money and more things would satisfy your soul.

Col. 3:5

God is the ultimate pleasure.  

Psalm 16:11: “You will make known to me the path of life; in

Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”

Psalm 36:7-9:

Psalm 37:4:

The world is the system that competes with God.

The Five Senses also competes with God

What are they?

It offers you pleasure apart from God. But true, lasting, eternal pleasure is God himself..

Jer. 2:13 “For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that

can hold no water.”

Friendship with the world means trying to satisfy your thirst in man-made, broken cisterns that leak. Every time you go for a drink, they’re dry. Only God is the fountain of living water that satisfies the soul!

1. Site:

2. Smell:

3. Hear:

4. Taste:

5. Feel:

Jesus had power in His touch to bless others, even children.

“Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them. . . . And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them” (Mark 10:13, 16).

Jesus wants us to hear, understand, and believe His words, and to let them change our lives.

Jesus said, “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear” (Mark 4:23).

We are blessed when we see the truth about Jesus, that He is the Son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead, just like the Bible says.

Jesus said, “Blessed are your eyes for they see” (Matthew 13:16).

God’s Word, the Bible, is compared to sweet honey (and that tastes good!).

Psalm 119:103 says, “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”

When we see and hear and taste the truth in the Bible, we will know that we are sinners who need a way to get to God. And Jesus Christ provides that way through His death on the cross. When we trust Jesus, we become children of God and then . . . the Bible says WE become a sweet fragrance–smell–to God and others because of our faith in Jesus.

“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:15).

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Are you Planted in the house of the LORD ?

Are you Planted in the house of the LORD

Welcome Home

Luke 15

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:3-5

The church as the body of Christ is to function as a body.

The Apostle Paul explained the difference between a believer’s physical body which has parts with differing functions and the Body of believers in Christ as a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 12:14-27

Ephesians 4:11-12, 15-16

The focus of these verses are Spiritual Gifts and how they intertwine with the whole church body.

Every believer has a different gift, and God has given these gifts so the local body (Church) can grow in a balanced way.

Each Believer must exercise his or her gift by faith. We are reminded here that Spiritual gifts are tools to build with, as a House is Build Brick by Brick.

Matthew 16:18

Matthew 16. In verse 13,

Jesus asks His disciples “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” They responded by saying that some people thought Christ was John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets. “He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (verses 15-18)

It may appear that Jesus was referring to Peter as “the rock”

The Greek word for Peter is petros, which means “a pebble” or a small stone. On the other hand, the Greek word that Jesus used for rock is petra, meaning “a massive rock” Now we can see that there is an obvious difference! Peter was correct when he said that Jesus was “the Christ” and it was this profession of truth that the church would be founded upon: Jesus Christ “the chief cornerstone”

(Matthew 21:42). Jesus was talking about building His church upon the solid Rock or bedrock, not a small pebble.

(Matthew 7:24-25)

Paul is clear in 1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” We can’t look to a mere human being as the foundation of the Christian church!

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” (Psalm 118:8). David said, “The Lord is my rock” (Psalm 18:2) “And who is a rock, except our God?” (Psalm 18:31).
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green proclaiming, ‘The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”’

Psalm 92:12-15

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green proclaiming, ‘The LORD is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”’ Psalm 92:12-15

 

He is planted in the house of the LORD

Being Planted:

Gives you a place to belong.
It helps you to become all that God wants you to.
It teaches you how to believe, to behave and live the Christian Life with purpose.

Ephesians 4:1-3

Paul says, “I… CALL you to walk in a manner worthy of the CALLING with which you have been CALLED.”
It Will Give your Life Purpose and Vision.

Vision and Purpose

Something that keeps things moving in the same direction.

Something that keeps us moving in the right direction.

If there is not, we will all eventually wander off and go our own way.

In the words of Solomon in Proverbs 29 v 18 “the people perish”.

June 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment