In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
–1 Corinthians 9:14
We must take care of our ministers of the Gospel. If we want the church to grow, it’s all about sowing into church ministries to get the work done.
The spiritual fields of people needing God are white and ready to harvest. We must have the people to get to them. Don’t be afraid to give money and other things to your church leaders. Be a blessing!
…that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
–1 Corinthians 2:5 (NKJV)
If your Christian faith is based on teaching only, it just becomes religion. ‘Christian-ism’.
Your faith should be based on the power of God, which is miracles, signs, and wonders in your life NOW, TODAY!
Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
–Romans 16:17 (NKJV)
Great advice from the Apostle Paul. Paul walked by faith and God used him, despite his imperfections, to build the church that Jesus so dearly loves.
The world is a different place because a powerful, faith-filled, church. Power comes through unity and strong faith.
Got a divisive person at your church? Leadership should council them. If they aren’t willing to change, they should leave.
If you’re looking for an amazing Church in Houston Texas, or just visiting on a trip through this city in the Lone Star state, you’ve got to visit Houston Faith Church. We visited two services and found this church had a powerful worship, an insightful and encouraging message. People are involved.
It is also very impressive how HFC are hungry for the things of God and not afraid to share Jesus with the people around them.
A church family is inspired by it’s leadership. Pastors Chas and Joni Stevenson are raising up people who know how to hear God’s voice and be a light in this world. Looking forward to visiting again. Praise God!
… And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
–Acts 20:35 (NKJV)
If you’ve ever received a gift, you know how fun it is to get something. Receiving is exciting, but in Gods Kingdom there’s something even better. It’s giving. When you discover the joy of giving, you’ve come to better understand Gods ways. God is the giver of givers.
However, we must be careful about who and what we give to. We must be spirit-led. Some people may come around you to get something. Other places may try to take our resources and use them against Gods Kingdom. A Spirit-led believer and giver is prosperous and joyful.
Try giving and be led by your spirit connected to the Holy Spirit.
And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: ‘One sows and another reaps.’
–John 4:36-37 (NKJV Strong’s,)
Leading someone to Jesus is one of the most important things we are called to do. It’s so fun to be a part of bringing someone to eternal life! We don’t always have a chance to lead them to the Lord, but every day you should have a chance to talk about Jesus with the people around you.
What you told someone yesterday is what may bring them to Jesus today.
Don’t see yourself as just another human on this earth. Remember you are a royal priesthood, a chosen child of God. If you don’t plan the seed of faith for salvation today, who will reap it tomorrow?
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
–John 4:23-24 (NKJV Strong’s,)
This is how we do it. By recognizing that worship is physical but yet a spiritual thing. Secondly by walking in truth. That means purity in our relationship with God.
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
–John 3:36 (NKJV)
Is Gods wrath and judgment on people?. Not while you live in the body whose eyes are reading this.
Once you depart your body, like a foot us pulled out of a boot, your decision to know or reject Jesus is eternal life or death and destruction. Whatever you do, choose life!
Invading the Impossible
Lord, teach us to pray.
Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”
In response, Jesus taught them nothing of mysticism, religious pretense, or meditation. Nothing of bizarre physical contortions or memorized incantations attended by clouds of incense.
But He did teach them something about violence. Jesus was very clear about it: Prayer is a matter of war—prayer is about invasion, assault, and force.
On earth-side, things may seem impenetrable, yet from the heaven-side, activated by prayer, there is a spiritual violence that can invade and overthrow the impossible.
Encouraging Word by Jack Hayford