Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Apr19SunApril 19, 2020
The Easter message was one of hope. At the time to the disciples all was lost, their Lord was beaten, crucified and buried - all hope was lost. But then Sunday came and hope was resurrected once and for all!
The message of hope continues! The bible reminds us in 2 Corinthians, chapter 4, “But we have this treasure (Jesus Christ) in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed - always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you.” (verses 7-12)
For the message of hope to continue through us and to others, self has to get out of the way. Its not about me or you. We must not let our feelings and emotions get the best of us. We must put pride and fear aside and focus on Jesus and His message to a lost world.
The bible reminds us (Christ followers) too, “not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”
To gain our sufficiency from God the sermon points gleaned last week from Matthew 17: 1-9 hold true, and that is: 1. We all need time to get alone with Jesus (social distancing); 2. We must see Jesus as He is (Savior and Lord); 3. The God of the Bible is not the God of the dead but of the living; 4. We must see Jesus only (need His touch to take away fears and the see clearly - the big picture).
“Therefore we do not lose heart…our light affliction, which is but for a moment…things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (cf. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18)
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
In CHRIST Alone,