Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Our Judgement by God Is Coming

Our Judgement by God Is Coming

June 10, 2018

Message Summary: Our Judgement is coming, either with the return of Jesus or our earthly death. However, we avoid thinking about our earthly death and the implications of our death. We do not know what will happen at our Judgement; therefore, we need to do all that we can to keep our personal relationship with God growing. As the Apostle Luke tells us in Acts 10:42-43: “And he {Jesus}commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”. There is a day coming when we all will be held accountable by God, just as Paul tells us in Romans 2:3-5: “Do you suppose, O man . . . that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his {God’s} kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.".

Today’s AffirmationI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, JesusI AM FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRITIf you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Ultimate Call of a Father”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

Scripture Reference (ESV): Romans 3:19; Romans 2:3-5; Acts 10:42-43: Psalms 140:1-13.

A Solution for Uncertainty in Our Government, Leaders, and Our Economy

A Solution for Uncertainty in Our Government, Leaders, and Our Economy

June 9, 2018

Message Summary: Are our leaders leading us off the cliff, or have they already led us of the cliff? The related uncertainty in our economic and governance systems have brought fear, anger, hostility, and polarization to millions of Americans and our country. As Christians, we can look to John 14:1 in which Jesus tells us: "Let not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.". In times like these, we can be reminded of where our loyalties are and where our loyalties should be. Also, in these times of uncertainty, our intimacy with God can be deepened -- God is still on the throne of the Universe.        

Today’s Affirmation: I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ,  I will seek God’s perspective on my situationFor I know that in all things God  works together for good to those of us who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (From Romans 8:28).

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Scripture Reference (ESV)Matthew 11:28-29; Matthew 6:25-34; Isaiah 35:4Psalms 139:1-24.

Giving Thanks to God for Walking with Us Through Hard Times

Giving Thanks to God for Walking with Us Through Hard Times

June 8, 2018

Message Summary: Some of us and some of our acquaintances have gone through horrendous circumstances. Therefore, we ask, given these circumstances, how can we rejoice in the Lord? David tells us, in Psalm 30:4, to: “Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”. Paul instructs us for continuous thanksgiving in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.". To fulfill God’s exhortation “to rejoice always”, we can rejoice “always” if we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Inconsistencies. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Faithfulness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Scripture Reference (ESV): 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19; Psalms 95:1-11; 2 Corinthians 11:23-30; Psalms 138:1-8.

Followers of Jesus Are Called to Live Righteous Lives

Followers of Jesus Are Called to Live Righteous Lives

June 7, 2018

Message Summary Christians are called to live lives that are deeply righteous and not shallow, superficial, or hypocritical, as Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.". The righteousness of Jesus’ followers should flow from their hearts and from being in communion with the Holy Spirit. We should allow the Holy Spirit to create a clean heart and a pure heart within us. The righteousness of a clean heart is the righteousness that Jesus wants of His followers, as the Psalmist tells us in Psalms 51:10-12: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.".

Today’s Affirmation: Today, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Inadequacy. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Abundance. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 5:6; Matthew 5:10; Psalms 112:1-6; Psalms 137:1-9.

If You Are Anxious About Something, Ask God

If You Are Anxious About Something, Ask God

June 6, 2018

Message Summary: From Philippians 4:6, Paul tells us: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”. What are you anxious about? If you are in Christ, Jesus tells us to present our request to the Lord. In Matthew 6:6-8, Jesus instructs His followers how to come to God in prayer: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.". If we are in Christ we can talk to God and present our requests to Him as if He knows nothing about our situation. We must ask God through our regular prayer life and our personal relationship with God, the Creator of the Universe. What are you anxious about? In Matthew 6:34, Jesus assures His followers that “anxiety” is counterproductive: “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”.

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus ChristI want to know Him better. (Philippians 3:10). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:14).

 Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Scripture Reference (ESV)Matthew 6:31-34Philippians 4:5-7; Matthew 6:6-8Psalms 136:1-26.

We Are Given Access To the Creator of the Universe

We Are Given Access To the Creator of the Universe

June 5, 2018

Message Summary: Before Jesus, ordinary people did not have access to the Throne Room of God and God in any kind of direct, personal relationship with God. In Old Testament times, people would come to the priests; and the priest would present their offering. The priest would offer up a sacrifice on behalf of the people – the priests, and not the people, were communing directly with God. However, after Jesus we, as followers of Jesus, can commune directly with God, the Creator of the Universe, through our prayers. Everyone, who is in Christ, may have access to the Throne Room of God in the name of Jesus – what a privilege this direct access to God is for those who are in Christ. The author of Hebrews, in Hebrews 4:16, tells the followers of Jesus, because of the Gospel, that we have direct access to God’s “throne of Grace”: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.". Think about the magnitude of this direct and personal access to God that our prayers give us, through Jesus, if we will only pray.

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my AnxietyRather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Peace. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

 Scripture Reference (ESV): Philippians 4:1-13; John 15:9-10; Revelation 4:1-2; Psalms 135:1-21.

God Is Involved in Our Lives, Including the Elections

God Is Involved in Our Lives, Including the Elections

June 4, 2018

Message Summary:  A we enter this political period leading to the November elections, don’t be anxious with the election. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31: “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”. The next years may hurt our pride, wallets, and/or our freedom. However, we should not let the election hinder our resolve to continue in our fearless faith in the truth; our constant hope in the future; and our radical love for our neighbors. God has a plan; and regardless of how things look from our eyes, we must remain faithful to His purpose. Now is the time to draw near to Jesus and to advance His Kingdom. Our gaze must remain on Jesus if we want to walk on the water during the storm. God is the king of kings and the sovereign God of the Universe. As Daniel interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 4:17 when God told Nebuchadnezzar: to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.”. God is always involved in our elections, and He gives the offices “to whom he will”, even if the election produces “the lowliest of men {or women}”. Sometimes we receive the elected officials we need, and sometimes we receive the elected officials that we deserve.

Today’s Affirmation: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Loneliness. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Presence. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

 Scripture Reference (ESV)Matthew 6:31; Philippians 4:5-7; Daniel 4:17; Psalms 134:1-3.

Why Church?

Why Church?

June 3, 2018

Message Summary: When we show up at our church on Sunday, what is our purpose – is it to serve or to be served? Too many of us go to church seeking what the church can do for us. Our church should provide us a place to worship Jesus in Spirit and in the truth of His Word. Also, our church should provide a chance to serve others -- To serve is Christ. We will never be more like Jesus than when we are serving others. We are all serving someone, but who are we serving; are we serving ourselves or others? In Mark 10:43b-45, Jesus explains that His followers must have mind focused on service and being a servant to others: “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”. The longer that we stay focused on ourselves and not God or others, the longer we will remain stuck in a miserable spiritual condition. To serve is Christ.

Today’s AffirmationI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, JesusI AM FORGIVENIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Being Born of the Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 20:1-16; Philippians 2:21-30; Matthew 25:34-46: Psalms 133:1-3.

True Followers of Jesus Serve Others

True Followers of Jesus Serve Others

June 2, 2018

Message Summary: Our best example of service is JesusTo serve is Christas Jesus instructed us in Mark 10:45: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”. We will never be more like Jesus than when we are serving others – the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. If Jesus came, lived and died on earth as a servant, why would we, as followers of Jesus, not realize that we are expected to serve? If, as Paul tell us in Romans 8:28-29, we are being conformed into the image of Jesus, then we are being taught how to serve: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.".

Today’s Affirmation: I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ,  I will not be ashamed of the GospelI will not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (including me). (From Romans 1:16).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Pentecost -- Be Ye Filled with the Holy Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

 Scripture Reference (ESV)Romans 8:28-29; Romans 14:18-19; Daniel 4:17; Psalms 132:1-18.

Why Can’t Many Christians Forgive Like Jesus?

Why Can’t Many Christians Forgive Like Jesus?

June 1, 2018

Message Summary: We modern-day Christians are bad about living in our bitterness. However, Jesus set both the example and His expectations for “forgiveness” from the cross in Luke 23:33-34: “And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.". We put on our Christian face; but, often, we have someone in our lives, whom when even their name is mentioned, we become hateful and bitter. Jesus modeled what we are to do; we are to forgive the person that elicits this kind of bitter response in our lives. We need to release this person and then get on with our lives. As Jesus said: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”.

Today’s Affirmation: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Evil Ways. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Goodness. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).

This Sunday’s SermonYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Pentecost -- Be Ye Filled with the Holy Spirit”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

Website Link to the Video – Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA):  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/

Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 6:14-15; Matthew 6:9-13; Ephesians 5:1-2Psalms 131:1-3.