Month: June 2021
Proverbs 3:5 ESV:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
In all moments both good and bad we must trust in the Lord.
In your struggle, pain, heartache, anxiety and grief we must trust in Him.
When you feel overwhelmed by problems lay them at His feet in prayer.
We may not understand why something is happening but God knows why and He knows all things. He is with you through all things, He is with you to the end.
While we don’t know all like God, we do know what happens in the end.
At the end of our race, at the end of our life, we will be with the Lord eternally.
Knowing this we can trust in God and when we do so we find true joy and true peace.
Have a Blessed Week,
Scripture Reading Plan:
Monday – 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Tuesday – Psalm 48
Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Thursday – Mark 6:1-13
Bible Verses on Trusting God
Father’s Day can be tough for many people out there. Some like Jane and I have lost our Father’s.
Others may have never had a Father in their lives.
For those out there who are struggling there is good news.
You always have had a Father, He has been with you since the beginning. He knew you before you were in your Mother’s womb.
God is your Father.
He created you.
He is there for you.
He provides for you.
He loves you unconditionally.
He will never forsake you.
If you have left His embrace or have never known Him, He is waiting for you. Just like the Father in the story of the Prodigal son, when He sees you coming home to Him, He will run to you with open arms. There will be great rejoicing.
Thank you Lord.
Happy Father’s Day God.
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Heritage Baptist Church Service 6-13-21
Love Your Enemies And Pray For Those Who Persecute You
I have heard and seen people who hold onto bitterness and refuse to listen to scripture and pray for their enemies.
It could be someone they know personally, it could be a type of person or just an entire group.
Sometimes a person views someone as their enemy because of race, religion, denominational differences, politics, etc.
They say the person or group has hurt them or that they’re enemies of God, I have even heard a person say I only pray for those who the Holy Spirit guides me to pray for.
These are all not Biblical arguments.
The Bible is clear on this matter…
Matthew 5:44 (ESV),
“44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
None of us are worthy of God’s grace so your enemy and yourself are on the same page.
In the Bible, throughout history and today people have prayed for their enemies and those who persecute them. We must do the same.
I understand it is hard, so ask God to soften your heart, to help shed your pride and humbly reach out to Him.
Pray even if you’re angry, sad, bitter.
Just pray and the Holy Spirit will work in you.
Have a Blessed and Prayerful Week,
Prayers For Those Who Persecute You:
Scripture Reading Plan:
Monday – 1 Samuel 17:1-23, 32-49
Tuesday – Psalm 9:9-20
Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Thursday – Mark 4:25-41
Bridge the Gap
Throwback Thursday. Looking back at this post there might be a few smaller things I would have worded differently in this entry but that is a benefit to these Throwback posts you get to learn from them and see how much you have learned since.
It is very important to reconcile people to the Word of God. There are many types of reasoning’s and situations that have shaped people’s opinion of God. It is up to us Christians to not just spread the Word of God but to explain it as well.
Today I am going to discuss three types of thought when it comes to God.
First is a lack of understanding. Many will take scripture out of context, not knowing the “who, what, where and why” of the scripture. If you are ignorant to what the Word means it’s easy to have an opinion based on emotion rather than understanding. That is why we Christians need to be ready to help those come to understand the Word or refer them to someone or a teaching that can help them.
Emotional opinions fall on both sides however.
It’s a shame when a person doesn’t…
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June 7th 2021 Heritage Baptist Church Service
Dealing With Anger
“24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you may learn their ways
and get yourself ensnared.”
As someone who struggles with anger reading that really convicted me.
I often times feel like I lose control, I don’t even feel like me.
The truth is you see anger everywhere, sports, politics, entertainment and sadly Christianity.
Seeing so much anger in the body of Christ really grieves me and ends up ironically making me angry.
I became a hypocrite fast.
People often justify their anger and even use the Bible to add to their reasons.
But in actuality God is Slow to anger and we are called to do the same.
I know it can feel hopeless but hope can always be found in God.
While I still struggle and have bad seasons God has helped me enormously and God can help you too.
Call out to Him in.
I have a story to share that is a tough one to tell. One afternoon during a horrible time in my wife and I’s life I was having rage issues, I was angry all the time and so stressed. I really wasn’t being a good husband at all. I was in the basement of the house we were soon going to have to move out of and I really laid into God. I said horrible things and ended my tirade by saying in a very sarcastic tone, “If you were God, then you could take my angry away.”
Before I could say another word, God in His mercy did exactly that.
My angry was gone in an instant, I felt peace but then deep shame.
I didn’t deserve His mercy, His grace, I deserved quite the opposite but by His own will He chose to take my anger away in that moment.
I will never forget that day.
God is truly good.
Let Him bring peace to your life.
Have a Blessed and Peaceful Week,
-Bible Verses on Anger
Anger Management Tips
Scripture Reading Plan For the Week: (Day Late, Sorry!)
Monday – 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Tuesday – Psalm 20
Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 5:6-17
Thursday – Mark 4:26-34
The Importance of reading the entire Bible.
Throwback Thursday 6-3-21
Often times as Christians we get confused. We are uncertain on an issue so we go to a Pastor or watch a video or read an article to figure out the answer to questions.
Sometimes though the Pastor’s view differs from the article you just read. Both the Pastor and the author of the article quoted scripture, so who is right? This can led to more confusion, frustration and even anger. Sometimes people even fall away from the Church or God because they don’t know what to believe anymore.
It’s very easy for someone to manipulate scripture to fit their idea. Many times its unintentional, they saw a verse and ran with it. But God doesn’t work that way.
You have to read the full Bible not just one verse. It can seem overwhelming but don’t let that effect you. Call out to the Lord for help with your reading.
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