When we ask God along the way before taking any steps in a relationship, He will guide and direct us to the blessing of marriage the way He intended for it to be. When in a relationship, it’s important to talk through all aspects of the future before diving into marriage.
Jesus paid the ultimate price for our freedom so that we could get out of the inevitable death sentence that sin brought to us. In order to claim this freedom we must first admit that we are guilty and in need of Him. Once we admit that we are dirty with sin, only then, through faith, can He make us clean.
What we need to understand is that we are not owners of what God has given us, which is everything, but rather we are stewards of it. When everyone gives what God calls them to give, everyone is taken care of.
Rather than worrying about our jobs, home, money, family, or anything else, we must spend time worshipping Jesus and knowing Him deeper so that we can be filled with His peace. When we solely focus on our relationship with Him, He provides for all of our other needs and uses us to reach others.
It is our responsibility as the Church Body to feed and to tend the other sheep in the Church, but we do not base whether or not to obey God on what others are doing. If God has called us to do something, we must respond in obedience, even if that means leaving some people behind.
God’s desire is that everyone would know Him so that we could all live with Him forever. Sadly, not everyone will choose to follow Him, but for those of us who do we can anxiously await our King who promised to come back for us. While we wait it is important that we tell everyone we can about Him so that they have an opportunity to come with us.
When we read the Gospel message that Jesus came to earth, lived, died and rose again, it sounds foolish to believe such a story. However, for those of us who hear that story and put our faith in God because of it, the Gospel changes our lives.
The wicked lives we lead will eventually overtake us in consequence, but God provides a righteous life under His protection if we would depart from our wicked ways. The choice is ours to remain in our sin or to trust God.
Before God even created the world, He had a perfect plan already in place that the blood of Jesus would wash away our sin because He loves us more than we could ever imagine. His plan included each of us, His followers, by name in the Book of Life, and He is calling us to Himself so that we may be saved from the destruction of this world’s end and spend eternity with Him.
Many people believe that there are many different ways to get to God and that Jesus, as written about in the Bible, is just one way. The Bible is the only true Word of God that points out the Jesus is the only way to God. If we want to be in relationship with God, we must come to terms that the Bible is truth.
When it comes to Christianity, the Body of Christ is made up of all believers who can never be alone once they join that Body. We always have Jesus with us, but we also need to remember to plug in with other believers around us.
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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!