The Bible tells us specifically that Mary was a virgin and that the Holy Spirit enabled her to conceive not just any baby, but God Himself within her womb. We celebrate the fact that God came to earth, experiencing every human experience from birth, and returned to heaven leaving an empty tomb.
The term “coup de grace” is a French term meaning a deathblow for the purpose of ending suffering. When Jesus died on the cross, He offered us a death blow to our life of sin and a new life forever in Him, and all we have to do is accept it.
Scripture shows time and time again where God kept the promises He made to His people. Rather than doubt Him fulfilling what He has promised and live in disobedience, we must believe what He says and walk in faith, trusting Him to keep His promises.
In the Old Testament Law, God said that when harvesting a field, anything left over after the harvesting should be left in the field for the poor, widows and orphans. God has blessed us with so much, but we tend to hold onto everything we have so tightly. Rather than being selfish with what we have, we should share it and bless someone else.
It is easy to be selfish with our money, but we must realize that it’s not even ours to begin with. When we live as though all of our money is God’s we will spend it differently and for the purpose of blessing others and glorifying Him.
We all have things in our lives that annoy us like a constant drip of water or yapping Chihuahua. Rather than letting these things get the best of us, we should follow Christ’s example and keep our eyes on the Lord, learning from these things whatever it is He wants to teach us.
God is sovereign over all those in authority here on earth, and He has appointed each on to their place. While we may not understand His reasons, we must trust Him and obey His command to honor the authorities above us, submit to them, and pray for them.
Death can happen suddenly and we need to be prepared for it, first by choosing to accept God’s gift of salvation, and second by forgiving others and living according to God’s will. We may not know exactly when we will die but we can be ready.
The story of Samson is a great example of someone who screwed their life up and yet God still used them anyway. We are all cracked from things in our past, but God can pick us up and use us to hit a homerun.
If we want to know what God’s will for our lives is we need to read His Word. He has given us directions on how to live and it is better that we know it than to live ignorantly and face consequences. We may still make mistakes, but we always know the directions to come back to.
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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!