The Church is not a building but rather it is made up of people. When God lives in you, you are His temple and He fills you up so much so that you overflow. When you are filled with God you can’t help but to spill over His love, grace and mercy to others.
The devil works hard to lull us to sleep in a spiritual sense to where we are desensitized to things that should bother us. We need to quit lazily hitting the snooze button, wake up and let God work in us and through us. One way to start doing that is to start each day with prayer.
When we share the Gospel with unbelievers, we will encounter different reactions from those who accept it and those who reject it. There is no amount of convincing that we can do in our own power to save someone. As we pray, we must trust the Holy Spirit will work in someone’s life and heart to convict and convince them of their sin and their need for Christ.
Too often we find ourselves holding onto what we have rather than letting it go so that God can fill us with so much more. God does not just love us but He likes us, too, and we must have faith in His amazing provision. God’s greatest blessings that He has given us are grace and mercy made evident in Christ.
Creation reflects the grace and glory of God in that He did not create only what seems necessary but He made things beautiful and exceeded simple necessity. This is also shown in how He takes care of us in that He does not only give us things to meet our immediate needs but he graciously blesses us on top of that, like putting a cherry on top of a Sunday.
Even if everyone in our lives has left us, if we have God in us then we will never be alone because He has promised to never leave us. Rather than looking for someone else to fix us, we need to work on our relationship with Jesus and other relationships will balance and work out, and even if they don’t we have a God with us who understands loneliness.
Everyone looks to things in the world to satisfy them but the truth is they will always come up empty until they turn to Jesus Himself. Only He gives water to quench the thirst of your soul and breath to give you life forever.
Satan knows each individual’s greatest weaknesses, and he uses that knowledge to offer us a hell of a deal when he tempts us. The fact is that if we are children of God, we have Christ’s power in us and with that comes the strength to resist temptation, no matter what kind of deal we’re offered.
While the Bible tells us to go out and spread the Gospel, we are also told to be careful about who we share it with. Not everyone is hungry for the truth and their intention is to tear us apart. God will show us who we should talk to and with whom we need to be silent.
We all struggle with sin that is directly linked to a part of our physical body such as our mind, tongue, stomach, eyes or hands. God wants us to surrender the parts of our body that cause us to struggle to Him so that He can heal the pain that sin causes in our lives.
The Bible tells us that the last days are coming and there are many people who will not be ready. We are given instruction through Scripture so that we can be ready, but also so that we can live our lives pleasing to God.
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About Richard Ellis
Authentic... Genuine... Sincere... This guy is the real deal. He loves God. He loves his wife Rebecca and his 3 daughters. He loves people. He loves his job. He loves Texas BBQ. He loves an occasional round of golf. And he loves the Dallas Cowboys (but don’t hold that against him!).
Richard grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil, coming back to the states to ﬁnish his education. He graduated from Baylor University in 1982 with a BA in Oral Communications, and earned his MDIV in 1985 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, making him the sixth generation of pastors in his family. His early days of ministry included serving for three years as the Single Adults Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.
Then in 1997, Richard Ellis founded Reunion Church, a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, non-denominational church in the heart of Dallas,Texas. Dallas needed a church like it. And it would need a pastor like Richard. So Reunion Church was born. And now the radio show and the website (www.RichardEllisTalks.com) join the Reunion Church community under the leadership of this guy. And we’re all the better for it!