Too often we find ourselves reacting in the battles in our lives rather than acting only as God leads. When we worship God in the midst of our battles, our focus is on Him rather than the dangers we face and we can follow Him as He leads to overcome all that is in front of us.
Even though God is a big God who watches over everything, He also cares about every single detail in our lives. He watches over and protects us, and so therefore we can have peace knowing that we are safe in His hands.
In today’s society it is easy to be swayed from what the Bible calls sin and begin believing that certain sins are okay. We, as Christians, need to be careful of this and stand firm in what Scripture says, while at the same time proclaiming the love and forgiveness that God has for everyone who believes and repents.
The reality is that we are in a spiritual battle, and the devil attacks us where he knows us to be weak. It is crucial that we put on the full armor of God and surround ourselves by our brothers and sisters in Christ so that we can help protect each other from temptation and the attacks of the devil.
The Bible is very clear in the simple instructions it gives us to repent, follow Christ and do what He says. No matter if we see how something is possible, if God tells us to do something we must respond in obedience, trusting that He can even do what seems impossible.
The Bible is very clear when it comes to sin that we, as believers, must abstain from when we choose to follow Christ. God disciplines those He loves, and we need to respond to His discipline with gratitude, repentance, and worship for His forgiveness.
The story of Jonah teaches us about the affect that his disobedience had on the people around him and the people that God had told him to witness to. When we are in God’s presence and He tells us to do something, we need to obey immediately so that our obedience cannot only reward ourselves but those around us.
God always sees a bigger picture than we do and He often calls us to trust Him when we don’t see how something is possible. When we put our faith in Him and step out as He leads, we will be astonished at what He can do.
The Bible tells us that we are all going to sin and mess up, however God made a way through His Son so that we can be forgiven and healed. No matter how far away we may have gotten by the poor choices we’ve made, we can always come back to Him, pick up where we left off and move on.
The Bible tells us the standards that must be met for elders and deacons who lead in a church. The Church already has a leader, Jesus Christ, but those who teach and protect in the Church must do it in such a way that they are servants of God and His people.
As Christians we tend to point our fingers at other people’s sins and ignore our own, however it is not until we can admit to our own sin that we fully experience God’s grace and mercy and can extend it to someone else. Jesus is the only one who lived a perfect life and can say that everyone else has sinned, and it was His death that made it possible for us all to be made clean.
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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!