Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Jesus Sets The Friendship Standard; Therefore, Do You Have Earthly “Friends” or Just “Acquaintances”?

Jesus Sets The Friendship Standard; Therefore, Do You Have Earthly “Friends” or Just “Acquaintances”?

July 31, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Our relationship with the personJesus, provides our entry into Eternal Life provided by God’s saving Grace; Jesus’ death on the Cross.; and Jesus’ Resurrection. Christianity, without this relationship with Jesus, is an empty religion. Jesus says, in Luke 12:4: “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.”; and, in John 15:12 Jesus says: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. . . [then] You are my friends . . .”. Is your perspective of your “friends” like Jesus’ perspective of friendship; or are your “friends” really just “acquaintances”?

Also, in John 15:14, Jesus establishes a very high bar for His relationship with us – friendship: “You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.". Our relationship is not with the concept of Christianity but with the person of Jesus – “What a friend we have in Jesus!”

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, 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: “The Sermons on the Amount - Part 2  "Owner - A Question: Who is Lord?", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “The Interior Life – The Power of the Will (Red Bank Chapel; Chattanooga, TN) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 15:14-17; John 3:16-17; Psalms 38:1-22.

Your Faith Is Powerful Because God Is Faithful

Your Faith Is Powerful Because God Is Faithful

July 30, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: While we are holding onto our faith, we need to remember the faithfulness of God. When the Apostles question Jesus about faith and prayer, Jesus tells the Apostles, in Mathew 21:21-22, that our faith is powerful and that God will respond to our faith: “And Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.’”. Let us hold, unswervingly, to the hope and faith we profess because God, who promised us, is faithful – God will never leave you or forsake you. When the difficulties arise; and you are tempted to walk away from your faith. because you are tempted to doubt God, remember that God is faithful. Don’t give up your faith!

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONBecause 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: “The Sermons on the Amount - Part 2  "Owner - A Question: Who is Lord?", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “The Interior Life – The Power of the Will (Red Bank Chapel; Chattanooga, TN) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV):  Psalms 91:1-10; Mathew 28:16-20; Mathew 6:25-34; Psalms 37b:21-40.

How Do You Use the 24 Hours God Has Given You in a Day?

How Do You Use the 24 Hours God Has Given You in a Day?

July 29, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In the twenty-four hours given to us by God in a day, we should allot time to spend with God as well as time to spend with family, friends, school, and work. First, as we plan our day, we have assurance in Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.". Additionally, we should allot time to serve others as well as time for exercise and rest. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11-13 summarizes God’s precious gift of time to us: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven . . . He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also, that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.". God has given us these twenty-four hours; but if we don’t have enough clock in a day to get it all done, then we are doing some things we should not be doing. If we are in the will and purpose of God for our lives, then He will help us get done those things that He desires.

 

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: “The Sermons on the Amount - Part 2  "Owner - A Question: Who is Lord?", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S 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): Ecclesiastes 3:1- 13; Matthew 6:31-34; 1 Corinthians 13:4-13Psalms 37a:1-20.

Jesus’ Assumptions About Your Personal Worship

Jesus’ Assumptions About Your Personal Worship

July 28, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Jesus' concern is that when His followers practice the piety of giving, praying and fasting that they will do things in the right way and with the right motives. To this end in Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus instructed the Apostles in fasting: “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.". Jesus wants our focus to be on following Him -- our lives are about impressing Him and not others.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because I am in Jesus Chris, 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: “The Sermon on the Amount – Part 1”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S 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): Acts 14:23; Matthew 6:16-18; 2 Samuel 12:15-17; Psalms 36:1-12.

Where Does Self-Denial Fit in Your Life’s Focus?

Where Does Self-Denial Fit in Your Life’s Focus?

July 27, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARYIn a time in which we hear so much about self-help, self-image, and self-actualization, Jesus is saying self-denial is the way to life. Jesus tells us, in Matthew 16:24, that self-denial is a key element in following Him: “Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’". Taking up one’s cross means to die to self-ambitions. When we die to our self-ambitious and put them on the cross, Jesus’ life moves through us: “Not my will but Thy will.”. By denying self, we become alive in Jesus; and His Spirit flows through us – we experience eternal life and abundant life.

 

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: “The Sermon on the Amount – Part 1”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S 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 16:24; Mathew 10:38-39; Galatians 6:14-17; Psalms 35:1-28.