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.
We can face so much disappointment in life, so much heartache and pain. There are times where we can just throw up our hands with frustration and unanswered questions. But there is one thing for sure - we belong to Christ, and He is with us. We have that blessed assurance. May this message inspire within you Hope, Joy, and Peace in Christ Jesus!
If we had all the answers, then we would be like God, and we would not need God. Christianity is often made more complicated than what it really is. So what is meant for the Christian life to be lived? We will discuss this matter in this message.
The dark winters of life cause us to wonder who we are, what we have accomplished, and where God is. These seeds of doubt and anxiety attempt to drown out our Hope, and we forget who we are and to Who we belong. Sermon at Carlock begins immediately and the sermon at St. Paul's begins at 28:00.
How far is heaven? How close to it are we? Could it be much closer than the think? We will address these questions no this All Saints Sunday. The sermon at Carlock begins immediately, and the St. Paul's message begins at 23:30.
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!