Guest Pastor Michael Quesada from Calvary Chapel Gold Beach Oregon shares a powerful message from Mark chapter 14. Are you unashamedly giving all that you have unto the Lord in worship? Does the value of Christ match up to the cost of our worship of Him?
The sins we think we get away with bring grief to the heart of God. Malachi was called to rebuke and restore the people of God because of their sin against one another and the Lord.
The Holy Spirit has been given to the believer in Jesus Christ for power to be a witness for Jesus Christ. Jesus didn't want the disciples to do anything for Him until they had received the Promise of the Father, the baptism with the Holy Spirit!
We must understand that sin is not the boss of us anymore. We have a new Daddy, our Heavenly Father, who now by His Spirit has redeemed us giving us freedom to obey Christ and empower us to do so by His Spirit.
Paul is telling us that we must live a surrendered life unto the Lord which requires the denial of ourselves.
The holy life God has called us to live cannot be attained by the keeping of the law. Holiness doesn't come by keeping principles but by the person of Jesus Christ.
God raised up Malachi to awaken and prepare the people of Israel that had been living in hypocrisy.
Having died with Christ & risen to a new life in Christ, we have a new relationship to the Law. The Law is holy & good. The problem isn't with the law, the problem lies with our inability to keep it. Under the law we focused on our sin. Under grace our focus is on the Son!
Judgement is coming to the nations that have gathered against Israel and Jerusalem.
Last week Paul reminded us that we are dead to sin, now Paul exhorts us to live according to our identity in Christ presenting our bodies to the Lord.
Last week we learned that you can't out sin the grace of God. In this weeks study Paul informs us that we should no longer live as slaves to sin. The flesh is good for nothing except to be put to death. And every believer in Christ needs to know that sin's power has been broken over your life.
What good would our salvation be if Jesus didn't have an answer to death? Previously, Paul clarified the blessing of salvation and justification through faith. Now, Paul addresses the blessings of eternal life.
Be an extension of the heart of God here on earth seeking to save the lost sinner.
When we were still in our sins, God at the perfect time sent His Son into a Roman ruled, Greek culture to be the sacrifice for our sins & fulfill many prophecies.
There is no better blessing than the gift of God's free salvation. Walking with Jesus by faith gives you access to God's grace, glory, and more 24/7.