My grandma's dinner table was a table set with love, where loved ones gathered each Sunday and special occasions to break bread together. It was a safe place where everyone had mutual respect for one another. In the same way, our Father in Heaven calls us to His Table of Remembrance, in love. But if we come to His Table, and take Communion, then we must have mutual respect for one another, and we must become what we eat - His visible body to an unbelieving world, and His message of the New Covenant of His Blood, as we are called out to be a royal priesthood of believers, to deliver this Good News. Therefore, we are salt and light to the world, to bring about the awareness of God's presence with all.
The Beatitudes exhibit a completely different take on what it means to be "blessed". We will discuss life, death, life after death, and everything in-between.
Our mission is to evangelize and make disciples. What is standing in your way of accomplishing this mission?
Have you ever asked the question of how a loving God could allow evil to take place? This message will take in to consideration many of the arguments made by atheists and agnostics.
Sometimes it seems that in some Christian circles there is a lack of joy. Is it because there is too much effort to please God? Is it because they cannot let go of their past? One thing we must try to grasp is that our failures and our successes do not define us when we are in Christ Jesus.
Let's not resolve to do something in 2020. Let's start a revolution and turn the world upside-down. Let's do something revolutionary for the Kingdom! This recording begins with St. Paul's message and about half-way through, the recording includes the message from Carlock.
Well, we aren't to the end of the journey yet, but what is the destination? Is it heaven? Is it Jesus? Along the way, we need to stop and smell the roses, to experience heaven and Jesus in the small things along the way.
Are we there yet? No, we haven't reached the destination yet, but that must surely be our focus so that our joy may be increased, despite the flat tires and empty gas tanks we will face along the way. Enjoy the journey and look for the joy along the way!
After we awaken from our spiritual slumber and put away our clothes of darkness, we are washed in the waters of Baptism and we put on Christ. We attain spiritual nourishment by fasting and prayer, meditation on God's Word, and Holy Communion. And then we hear the Savior's call, His knock upon the door. We open the door, and as we face Him we must decide, will we stay in the comforts of where we are now or will we go and follow Jesus on that arduous journey?
Advent is a journey, not just to hear the story of the Christ child, but a journey and preparation for the return of Jesus upon the earth. Before we can begin this journey, we must lay do some basic thoughts of consideration in preparation, of which we will discuss in this message.
Jason Humberd worked for eleven years as a teacher, then answered his call to ministry, leaving second grade to teach all God's children from ages 2 to 110!