You cannot manufacture the presence of God. His Spirit fills His people and that is what attracts people to church, not the beauty of the building. May His Spirit be so evident in us so that when we are together people will say, “God is in that house.”
It is easy to cast others off that we do not like, get along with, or may even be repulsed by. However, Jesus commanded that we love one another without excuses. When we love others we show the world the love that God has for them and we can love them because He loves us.
We are either being used by God or being used by the devil. It is our choice to obey what God is calling us to do, no matter how dirty our hands get in the process. When we choose to not be used by Him we are allowing ourselves to be used by the devil to destroy ourselves or others.
Rather than trying to conquer your biggest sin struggle at once, try focusing on the small stuff and overcoming those things. Once you begin to win it starts a snowball effect and eventually you will overcome the big stuff with God’s help.
When we choose to follow Jesus we have to make sacrifices in our lives in order to obey Him. Regardless of the past or what other people may be doing, if we say we love Jesus and will follow Him then we must follow through.
When you become a Christian it is your responsibility to tell others about Jesus. This may mean that you have to enter uncomfortable situations, but it is more important to obey Him than to be comfortable.
Women are tempted in many ways and can also tempt men. Rather than giving into the world’s temptations we need to focus on what God has given us at our home or job or wherever else and be the person He has called us to be.
Men and women in the dating scene need to look for someone who has Christ living in them and through them because it is only in Christ that anyone can have His characteristics. When Christ lives in you, it is possible to combat the sin struggles and overcome them because you are no longer only human.
We may not be able to fully understand someone else’s point of view, but we can extend love and forgiveness because Jesus gives us the strength to do so. We must stop looking through prejudiced eyes that see people as different and start seeing everyone as welcome to the family of God.
Jesus was the fulfilling sacrifice to appease God’s wrath for all of our sin, and it is His blood that washes us completely clean. Since we are forgiven of our sins we can now run in such a way as to win the prize in Heaven where Jesus will put a crown on our heads that we can take off to place at His feet.
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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!