Serve the Lord with Gladness.

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August 27, 2014

The Bible says we need to serve the Lord. The Scripture says serve the Lord with gladness and come into his courts with Thanksgiving. Throughout the Bible talks about the fact we are sermons. There was an old song written many years ago, you are going to serve somebody. It might be the devil, or it might be the Lord, but you are going to serve somebody. Frankly, I would rather serve the Lord.

The Scripture says in the book of Joshua, and it is a well-known Scripture, the Bible says as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. That’s the key. To serve the Lord with gladness. In fact in the book of Psalms it says serve the Lord with gladness.

Do you serve the Lord with gladness? serve him today with your whole heart. The Lord is good and is greatly to be praised. And when you serve the Lord, you are going to get an abundant reward. The Bible says speaking of servant hood, it in the book of Ephesians 6:8. “Whatsoever good thing any man does the same will he received of the Lord whether he is bond or free.”

So when you serve the Lord it does not matter about your outward circumstances, all that matters is your relationship with the Savior. Jesus said to Peter, Peter, do you love me? then feed my sheep. In other words, serve me and my kingdom and help my people.

On this podcast, I’m going to teach you about serving the Lord with gladness.

Patience!

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We must be patient before the Lord. I know it’s tough. Remember when our mama would say, “You’ve got to wait for your cookies?” When we were children, we would become impatient and we say, “I want my cookies, and I want them now!”

The Bible says “in your patience possess you your souls.” Now what does that mean? Patience is extremely important to your Christian success.  That’s what the Bible is telling us. Without patience we constantly get into trouble. Have you ever said something too quickly and you wish you had not said it?  We do these things because we are just impatient.

The Bible says we should let patience have her perfect work, and we will be perfect and entire and wanting nothing. The Bible tells us to employ patience. Put patience to work. Do you need a good job? Keep waiting on the Lord. The Scripture says wait upon the Lord and he will encourage your heart and strengthen your heart, wait I say on the Lord.

The apostle Paul says the Book of Romans that tribulation will actually employ patience. Put patience to work for you today. Here’s what the Bible says, “we glory in tribulation because we know that tribulation will bring patience and patience will give us experience and through experience we will have hope.”

The key is patience. Don’t get ahead of the Lord. He’s in control and he will take care of you. On this podcast am going to be talking about being patient.

Christ in You.

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts.

Listen to: “Christ in You.”

August 23, 2014

There is exciting news. Christianity is not just a “religion.” But Christianity allows for the Lord Jesus Christ to live on the inside of you. The Bible says that Christ is in you, and that is the hope of glory.

Jesus went on to say that the father was inside of him, and he was in the father. He is also inside of you. That’s amazing. The Scripture says, he that has begun a good work on the inside of you, He will complete it unto the day of Jesus Christ. The religions of the world believe that God can be “around” them, and perhaps rest “on” them, but with Christianity, the Scripture says it is Christ “inside” of you that makes the difference.

The Bible also says in the book of Philippians, let this mind be in  you, that was also in Christ Jesus. The Bible is very clear that this is a work that God wants to do, “on the inside.” He that has begun a good work in you will complete it unto the day of  Jesus Christ.

So we see that Christianity is on the inside of a man. It’s not just on the outside. For instance, Jesus said of the Pharisees,  you are like whitewashed sepulchers, but on the… inside… you are filled with dead men’s bones. Do you see the difference? Jesus does not want you to have the “appearance” of religion, but he wants to be on the inside of you.

Allow Jesus to come into your heart. He will change you from the inside out. On this podcast, I’m going to share with you have you could be filled with the Spirit from the inside out.

You Are Chosen.

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You Are a Chosen Vessel

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August 22, 2014

This morning I want to talk about being “chosen.” The Bible says God has chosen you, and you did not actually choose the Lord, he chose you. You see, if the Lord was to hide himself from you, how could you possibly find him? Well, you could not. So remember you are chosen by the Lord to walk with him.

There is a Scripture in the Bible which says, he has showed you– oh, man what is good, to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. [Micah 6:8] The Scripture says you are chosen to walk with God. It’s so important to understand this. Jesus is reaching out to you.

Most of the religions of the world people are reaching up to God. However in Christianity, it is God reaching out to man. You remember the Christmas story from the book of Luke chapter 2. Remember the Scripture says, “peace on earth, goodwill to men.” That simply means God has goodwill towards you.

Many times that Bible verse is twisted. People will say it means that we should have goodwill among men. But actually, the Scripture tells us that God has goodwill towards you. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

The Bible says and first Peter 2:9… “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

So, the Bible is very clear. John 15:16 reminds us, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

On this podcast, you will learn that it is God reaching out to you!

Walk in the Light.

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Walk in the Light.

Listen to: “Walk in the Light.”  

August 21, 2014

The Lord wants to be the light of your life. The Scripture says the book of Psalms 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?” We don’t need to be afraid of anything or anybody. You can have the light of the Lord in your life. Don’t walk in the darkness.

The Scripture says God has called us out of the darkness into his marvelous light. The Bible also reminds us, “This is the message that we have heard of him and we declare unto you, that God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” So we don’t walk in the dark, we walk in the light. How do you walk in the light?

The Scripture says the word of God is the light of your life. Remember what the psalmist said? The Lord is my light and my salvation. He also said, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my pathway.” We must walk in the light.

No one can walk in the darkness. Otherwise you would stumble around and get hurt. But if you will walk in the light as he is in the light, you will have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s son, will cleanse you from all sin.

Jesus said, I am the light of the world he that believes in me will no longer walk in darkness. On this podcast, Janet reminds you you can have the bright light of Jesus Christ in your life.