Often people think that they can hide certain sins, but God sees it all for He has already searched us. God can begin to work in our lives when we ask Him to search us and He reveals to us our struggles. It is better to go through a souloscopy than to struggle with various symptoms of things that God can easily fix while ignoring the problem all together.
The Bible tells the story of a man who invited many people to a party, but when they did not come he had his servant bring the poor, blind and lame people. God invites everyone to His party in Heaven and we must allow Him to use us to hand out that invitation even to people we may not like.
Jesus took on himself all the sin of man and died on the cross as the adequate sacrifice to God. Now because of Him we can be made clean and righteous in God’s eyes through Christ. He offers this salvation to everyone but you must respond and receive this free gift.
Choosing to either follow Christ or reject Him is the biggest choice that a person can make because that choice determines where they will be after their life on earth. Everybody has the same destiny in that everyone will eventually die, but the only way to have life after death is by choosing to give your life to Christ and follow Him.
We always have choices to make throughout our lives and we must ask God to give us the wisdom to make the right choices. Wisdom does not only mean knowing what choice to make but it includes following through with that right choice. The most important choice you can ever make is to follow Christ.
The Bible tells us that God provides an exit out of every temptation so that we do not have to sin. Everyone has different difficulties when it comes to certain sins. We must focus on the things God has saved us from struggling with rather than getting discouraged about the things we do struggle with.
It is best to fear God and obey Him no matter what it costs us because not fearing Him puts us in a dangerous position. The more we know God the more we fear Him with a certain awe and respect that He deserves.
The Bible is filled with stories of people who stepped out in obedience to God no matter how crazy it seemed. When we grow up and stop acting immature and childish in our relationship with God, we learn to obey Him in big and small ways leading Him to call us to greater things.
A crucial part of the Christian life is studying Scripture. God wants us to be engrossed in the Scriptures so that He can use us to help explain truth and life to those who are seeking it. He doesn’t want us to merely be able to explain what something says, but also tell how it is to be applied to one’s life, and that happens when the Holy Spirit lays on our heart the truth that is right in front of us.
This world only has so much to offer that money can buy. It is when you invest in others’ lives that your are making an investment in eternal treasure that you will receive one day in Heaven. When we lose our life to Christ on earth, we gain so much more in eternity.
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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!