Matthew 10:38 & Acts 9:10-19 - Jesus rested his mandate to his followers on two words: to SERVE and to Give into the lives of Others. Before Christ we often are SPENT and consumed with an empty life. God calls all believers to be SPENT LOSING OUR LIVES FOR His sake.
Ezekiel 36:24-28 - God is in the Restoration Business. He also is in the Business of do Miracles. Two of which Ezekiel jointly saw 2500 years ago.Israel Restored a Nation: 1917 begin their return and in 1948 after 2000 years of global exile. God reinstated them once again their own land. Hearts of stone, becoming hearts of flesh? God gives us Spiritual Heart Transplants through the school of hard knocks and adversity.
1 John 4:7-8 & Luke 3:21-22 - In a world that has been orphaned spiritually - people are longing to know the love of a Father. Through the Cross of Christ - this has now been made a reality for Christians to connect to the Love of God in a powerful tangible way. Pastor James leads us to the Father's Love.
Luke 9:51-56 & Matthew 26:6-13 - The bible teaches us that we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Works prepared beforehand. Just like we were all chosen before than foundation of the earth, so are the works that we are to walk in. These works come from the realm of faith. Faith is intrinsically connected to our relationship with Jesus. It's not enough to do any work from our intention but they must be a good work of faith from the Father, that has already been prepared for us. This is vital for our relationship with Christ as His people.
2 Corinthians 5:8-11 & 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 - Every believer will stand before Christ to give an account of how they have spent their lives since receiving Christ. Our words, deeds and private motives will all come under the scrutiny of the just Judge - Jesus Christ. It's time to live with an ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE TO-DAY so we can receive rewards on THAT DAY.
Hebrews 6:1-2 & Revelation 20:11-15 - Is Hell a real place? If so - how could a loving God send anyone to a place like Hell? Who will be in hell and how will the end of the world unfold coming into the final judgments?
1 Peter 1:7 & Proverbs 16:6 - Len Buttner bring us this message. A season of Awakening to the fear of the Lord is coming back to the church of Jesus Christ. This is building a foundation for fresh fire of God to grip our lives for God's kingdom expansion and His glory.
Matthew 6:33 - The Church is not a chicken coop, it should be free range. God wants his church to be 100% Missional. Why then do churches not make Missions a priority? How do we take what God puts into our hand to reach our World? Toothpaste stops tooth decay, our lives need to be dispensed each day to prevent Spiritual decay and bring health to our environment.
Psalm 139:23-24 & Jeremiah 29:11-14 - Living by Faith and not by Feelings. Our past can have an affect on us moving forward in God. We need God to bring emotional healing so we can move from emotionally based decisions to faith filled decisions.
Colossians 1:27-28 & Hebrews 5:12-14 - Apostle Paul laboured with the Spirit working mightily in him for ONE PURPOSE: to present every man MATURE to Christ. What is the process and pathway to Maturity in Christ? From being a MILK CHRISTIAN to a MEAT CHRISTIAN.