On a message titled “All you need is love”, Jonathon Douglass reminded us that we need to grow in God’s love and stay in it.
Some of the keys to remain in God’s love are:
We need to remember we have been forgiven. When we forget how much HE has forgiven us, we will never go forward in our lives. We need to learn to let go of the past. (Read Psalm 100:4)
We need to remember to stay thankful. There are seasons in our lives that will throw us off, but always have a reason to be thankful. Just the fact that we can breathe is a sign of life, let’s be thankful about it. (Read Philippians 3:1)
We need to remember HE loved us first. Jesus loves us even if we have sinned, we need to understand that HE is faithful, HE forgave us and HE has a future for us. (Read Romans 8:31-39).
You definitely don’t want to miss this weekend! JD from Hillsong church will be preaching at our Kendall and Downtown services. Tag your friends, they’ll love you for inviting them. 😉
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 6:30pm
Pastor Alex Sagot reflected on the book of Philippians 3:1-14 for his teaching titled, ON MY WAY.
In Phil. 3, the Apostle Paul is writing from prison, yet he is rejoicing and telling the church in Philippi that although they are facing opposition they should have joy regardless of their circumstances.
In this passage, Paul is so full of joy that nothing can faze him. He warns us to be careful of “dogs”, or people that don’t understand salvation and want to rob us of our joy.
When you accept Jesus as your Savior, God begins the process of justification, making you right. This can only come from God. We can never do this on our own because Jesus Himself accomplished all of the work on the cross.
The minute we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are sealed with the spirit! Now the process of sanctification begins and God begins to work on us.
To be like Jesus is the process of sanctification. Paul knows that he does what he does not want to do and doesn’t do what he wants to do. The struggle is real! We all fall and we just need to pick ourselves up again and keep walking with Jesus. He is trying to mold us like jars of clay; it’s a process.
Every day we have to renew our minds! Don’t let anyone steal your joy! Forget the things of the past and strain for what is ahead.
We don’t find God; He finds us. We are on an upward call because God is calling us- Let’s be ON OUR WAY!