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Richard Ellis

Sodom Eyes

September 15, 2011

In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, God could not find even ten people in the city of Sodom who were righteous and He therefore destroyed the cities.  Before destroying them, He sent two messengers to Lot and his family to warn them and lead them out of the city.  As they were leaving, Lot’s wife disregarded the instruction of God’s messengers and looked back as the city was being destroyed.  Because she looked back she lost her life.  There are times in our life when God rescues us from the destruction we have been living in, but it is so very tempting sometimes to simply look back.  When we look back, it is as if we are playing with fire; we will get burned.  Rather than looking back, may we look forward and press on towards the goal that has been set for us in Christ Jesus.

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Even since Biblical times sexual sin has been something that has caused pain and grief in many lives.  Although the reasons for committing such sins may be different, they can usually be linked to some hurt from the past.  God intended for sex to be only between a husband and wife, and anything other than that is considered fornication and has consequences.  One of the most difficult things to forgive is sexual sin, whether it means forgiving someone who sexually harmed you or forgiving yourself for the sexual acts you’ve done.  The only one who can bring true sexual healing regardless of the past is Jesus, and He wants to make things right with you so that you may have a beautiful fulfilling marriage and enjoy sex the way it was intended to be.
September 14, 2011
Everyone struggles with different things, and some of those things may be physically visible while other things may be in their mind that no one can see.  The fact is that everyone is in bondage, held captive by a master.  While we all started as slaves to sin, because of the price that Jesus paid by dying on the cross when we were the ones who deserved death we can be freed from our bondage to sin and alive as slaves to righteousness.  We are always going to be a slave to something, but if we choose to be a slave to God in righteousness we will find freedom in the blood of Christ that cleanses us from the things that has held us bondage in our past. 
September 13, 2011
The story of the Prodigal Son can be used for two different situations.  The first situation is for someone who has never known God and come to the end of themselves, realizing that the world has nothing to offer them and they come home to the Father’s welcoming open arms.  The second way this story can be used is in reference to a Christian who leaves “home” to pursue a life that has nothing to do with God until they decide to return.  The fact is that no matter how far you get away from God, you can never be too far to come home to Him.  Because of Christ’s sacrifice for us and God’s mercy and grace we are always welcomed home and all of heaven rejoices.
September 12, 2011
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September 11, 2011
Death Wish
September 9, 2011
Nothing To It
September 8, 2011
There comes times in our lives where God allows us to be broken, whether to let go of something we have been holding onto or to discipline us in order so that we may change our ways.  No matter what the reason is for our brokenness, God promises restoration if we come back to Him.  Similar to the story of the Prodigal Son, God is awaiting for our return home so that He may clothe us in a fine robe, ring and sandals, showing to all others that we are His beloved children.  Rather than seeking out other options for healing in the midst of our brokenness, it is important that we allow God to heal us because only the King can put us back together again.
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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 ( join the Reunion Church community under the leadership of this guy. And we’re all the better for it!

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