Showing posts from June, 2011

Honor – above all - Numbers 12:3-10

June 26, 2011 I like to share my notes when a sermon touches my soul. JentezenFranklin spoke of honor and how our society today is lacking honor in treatment of the people closest to us, those we work for and for leaders. Generations are growing up without training in a very basic value that is required by God. Franklin began his sermon by telling the story of Moses and his siblings, Miriam and Aaron who complained about the wife Moses chose. God heard their talk…and responded. Numbers 12:1-2 (AMP) 1 NOW MIRIAM and Aaron talked against Moses [their brother] because of his Cushite wife [from Ethiopia], for he had married a Cushite woman. 2 And they said, Has the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? Has He not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it. Of course, Moses had God’s favor, so … God called all three of them to appear before him … Numbers 12:3-10 (AMP) 3 Now the man Moses was very meek (gentle, kind, and humble) or above all the men on the face of the earth. 4

Prepared to face your commanding officer? - 2 Timothy 2:3-4; Ephesians 6:11, 13

June 16, 2011 2 Timothy 2:3-4 3 Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 A soldier wants to please the enlisting officer, so no one serving in the army wastes time with everyday matters. Ephesians 6:11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm . A soldier is one who understands a battle plan and is armed with protective and defensive gear. Life and death is in the power of a soldier who must be focused and prepared for battle. In the same way, followers of Christ have a responsibility to focus on his marching orders. When God calls us, his plan should take priority in our lives. When we focus on his marching orders, our spirit is connected closely to him and this helps us deal with spiritual warfare. Take off your blinders and kno

In case of an emergency, leave all your carry-on items behind – 1 Timothy 6:6-7

June 10, 2011 1 Timothy 6:6 Serving God does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. 7 We brought nothing into the world, so we can take nothing out. I put my life and belongings in the hands of strangers who make me uncomfortable when I fly. I don’t like traveling by airplane – I never have, and I never will. But I attended a professional conference in Chicago earlier this week, so I had no choice. While these strangers are in charge of my comfort and getting me to my destination, they also paint a scary picture. And, it’s all in the name of doing their job! They insist that passengers watch a video, but of course, most of us act like we’re ignoring it. I tried to ignore it until I heard these words, “In the event of a water landing…”   What? A water landing?   I do not know how to swim! I tried to pull the terrible thoughts from my mind… But the real discomfort began when I heard these words: “In case of an emergency, leave all your carry-on items behind!”