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.
The Bible has instructed us that we are to take out of the first of our income and give it to Him, to His church. It is not for big buildings and fancy things but rather investing in spreading the Gospel and helping people. When we obey Him and give He will take care of us and meet all our needs.
When we choose to follow Christ, we are submitting to His calling of fishing for others. We are His bait in the world to attract more to Him, and we are the best bait when we let people see the changes that He has made in us because it shows them something that they want.
God will sometimes orchestrate the battles we face in our lives in such a way that we cannot win without His help. It is in these battles that He gets the glory. The Bible tells us that we are to march on the gates of hell to pull people out but we cannot do that without Him.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. The Bible teaches that if we walk in the light as He leads us to then we will have fellowship with other believers and He will cleanse us from our sins.
We are all in a spiritual battle, but the question is if we are fighting in it or if we are prisoners of war. We must trust God in all things and obey whatever He tells us to do. We cannot escape this battle and so the Bible tells us the armor we must wear in order to fight.
God chose us before the foundation of the world, but the sacrifice He made to have us was the death of His Son. God loves us enough to have paid that price, but we still must choose to follow Him. When we enlist in God’s army, He allows for circumstances in our lives to strengthen us and to cause us to rely on Him.
We need to make the decision to commit ourselves to a certain church and group of people, as well as commit to fight for things that God calls us to fight about. Jesus calls us to follow Him, and that means that we take up our cross, die to ourselves and follow Him for life.
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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!