While we can see only a part of the work God is doing, we must be willing to submit to His authority and the authority He has placed over us in the church, trusting that there are others who see the big picture. We will never be able to lead well in any place until we learn to follow and obey.
The significant parts of our lives may not be the most happy times, but rather the moments when we chose to be faithful to God in the midst of trial and pain. The Bible tells story after story, highlighting people who were faithful to God and chose to obey Him no matter what and God honored that.
The Christian life only begins with giving our lives to Christ and it is continued in and through us every day. We cannot live it out by ourselves which is why God designed the Church so that we could do this together.
The Bible tells us that we all have wicked hearts and struggle with sin. As a loving Father, God does not want us to continue living in sin and so He brings about the necessary consequences until we submit to Him.
While ministry can be a very draining career, it makes all the sacrifices worth it when we see lives changed and transformed by the Gospel. We need to allow other people to see our progress in the Christian life so that we can be an encouragement to those who have poured into our lives.
There are a number of issues that each person struggles with where the answer to solve their problems is easier but the application is near impossible. We are not alone when it comes to facing our greatest challenges because Jesus has given us His power through the Holy Spirit to overcome anything.
A motley crew is a group of people who are very different from one another. We need to realize that the Kingdom of God is a motley crew, and knowing this should help us reach out to others around us no matter how different they seem. We may all be different from one another but we, as believers, all have one purpose and that is to fulfill the work of God.
If our relationship with God is not working out then any other relationship we have, our marriage relationship specifically, will not work out for long. No matter what difficulty we face, if we turn to God and let Him work in our situation, nothing is impossible for Him to redeem and cover in grace and love.
Every marriage has moments of struggle, but God can take a relationship that seems impossible and turn it around to be filled with love and joy. The commitment in marriage is until death and God will give us the strength we need to make it through the difficult times if we ask Him.
Marriage is not a commitment to be taken lightly but rather a choice to stick with one person for the rest of our lives. This means that we give up looking around or comparing other people and we focus on what God has given us and take all joy and satisfaction in it.
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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!