Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
Do Those Seeking Answers, that Christians Have, See Jesus in You; or Do They See You as Just Like the Atheist Next Door?

Do Those Seeking Answers, that Christians Have, See Jesus in You; or Do They See You as Just Like the Atheist Next Door?

July 31, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

As Christians, we are often not significantly different from the unbeliever next door. To this end, Christians, when we in our non-Christian behavior, are mean, angry, judgmental, selfish, and self-centered. Also, in our non-Christian behavior, we are often in bondage to debt, drugs, and extramarital sex. God’s people in the time of Hosea described in Hosea 11:7,10-11: “My people are bent on turning away from me, and though they call out to the Most High, he shall not raise them up at all . . . They shall go after the LORD; he will roar like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west; they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria, and I will return them to their homes, declares the LORD.". We need to ask ourselves: “Am I being faithful to Jesus Christ; what needs to change in me and my life; and how am I disobeying the Lord?”. If enough of us get serious with God, then, perhaps, God will heal us and this land. When we, as both individual Christians and as a country, turn to the Lord, will we hear God’s call and answer as in Isaiah 6:8: “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’”. Will you answer God’s call to become a part of the solution, as a follower of Jesus, to address all that is broken around you and in this land with: “Here am I God, send me”?

 

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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV) Hosea 11:1-11; Isaiah 6:8-13; Matthew 13:13-17; Psalms 13:1-6.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “With Regards to “Racism”, Jesus Followers and Christian Churches Are Accountable to the “Law of Christ” First – “Love One Another”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Followers of Jesus and Our Churches Have Not Seen “Race Issues” as Failing in Our Accountability To Jesus’ Command to “Love One Another”

Followers of Jesus and Our Churches Have Not Seen “Race Issues” as Failing in Our Accountability To Jesus’ Command to “Love One Another”

July 30, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

As Jesus commanded us in John 5:12: This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”. Also, in John 13:34-35, Jesus commanded us: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”. Jesus’ “one another” is all inclusive and not just those that look like you and/or of your culture.

 

“.You see, we do not have just a ‘skin problem’, we have a ‘sin problem’ . . . It is not enough not to be a racist; we must not be blind to the sin of racism and ignore it in our midst . . . I find myself listening a lot these days. I find myself sad a lot. I find myself angry. I find myself yearning to see ‘all the sad things come untrue.’ And yet I know that none of this is a surprise to our Lord, and He can be trusted . . . ‘Doing nothing is no longer an option for me.’ , , , You can start right where you are. In your own heart, in your own relationship with God – first {and then by} reaching out and building a relationship with someone different than you are. One drop of rain may not seem like much, but with other drops of rain it can create a healing flood. So, let us pray for one another about these things, and let us get out and make a difference in our local communities. God has placed you and me here for such a time as this . . .”

NOTE: Quotes above are from an address by Archbishop Foley Beach, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), to the ACNA’s Provincial (i.e. Canada, US, and Mexico) Council. Dr. Beach provides both a context and call to action for all Christian Churches, Clergy, and lay persons to become a part of the solution for America’s “race issues”.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, 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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Genesis 1:27; Revelation 7:1-17; Ephesians 2:19; John.13:35; Galatians 6:2Romans 12:15Psalms 103:12Isiah 1: 18.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “With Regards to “Racism”, Jesus Followers and Christian Churches Are Accountable to the “Law of Christ” First – “Love One Another”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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As a Follower of Jesus, You Commune and Have Personal Fellowship with God – the Creator of the Universe

As a Follower of Jesus, You Commune and Have Personal Fellowship with God – the Creator of the Universe

July 29, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY

The idea of an intimate relationship is to truly know someone; and you are given the privilege of knowing God, the Creator of the Universe. You are given the privilege of being close to Him and to have a personal and dynamic relationship with the God of the Universe. Your personal relationship with God is made possible through Jesus the Christ.  Paul, in Romans 8:37-39, succinctly defines God’s uncompromising love for you through His personal relationship with you: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.". Jesus puts the Holy Spirit in your life so that you can commune and have personal fellowship with God -- the most intimate relationship on earth.

 

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, Nothing compares with knowing Jesus. (Philippians 3:7f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 1 Corinthians 11:25; Colossians 2:2-3; John 10:25-30; Psalms 11:1-7.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “With Regards to “Racism”, Jesus Followers and Christian Churches Are Accountable to the “Law of Christ” First – “Love One Another”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

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What Does Jesus’ Resurrection Mean to You? His Resurrection Validates Your Faith and Solidifies Eternal Life

What Does Jesus’ Resurrection Mean to You? His Resurrection Validates Your Faith and Solidifies Eternal Life

July 28, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

What does the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ have to do with you? Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15:13-14, summarizes the implications of Jesus’ death if His resurrection had not occurred: “But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.". Because of what God did in raising Jesus from the dead, we have forgiveness of our sins -- the crucifixion was not complete until the Sacrificial Limb, Jesus, passed over death and was resurrected. In Mark 16:16, Jesus tells the Apostles before His Ascension the implications of our belief or non-belief on our eternal life: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.".

 

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ODAY’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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 1 Corinthians 15:14-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Mark 16:1-13; Psalms 10b:10-18.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “With Regards to “Racism”, Jesus Followers and Christian Churches Are Accountable to the “Law of Christ” First – “Love One Another”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?

Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?

July 26, 2020
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MESSAGE SUMMARY:

The Interior Life – Part 5: The Conscience (Holy Trinity; Madison, MS)

Our conscience is that part of our soul that brings our hearts and minds into knowledge of God’s requirements and expectations for living a Godly life. In 1 Timothy 1:5, the conscience is related to love: “The aim of our charge is loving that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”. Do we have a clear conscience before the Lord? There are three aspects of our conscience: 1) the part of our person that knows right and wrong within ourselves – our moral compass; 2) as Christians, our conscience becomes God’s moral compass within us; and 3) a reminder that we have sinned against God or our neighbor. The Holy Spirit deals with conscience first and not our intellect or emotion. What happens when we ignore our conscience: 1) we begin to dumb down the power of our conscience to speak into our lives; 2) even though our conscience speaks to us all the time, we begin not to hear it; and 3) our conscience becomes polluted by the world – a defiled conscience. Ignoring our conscience leads us towards self-deception and depravity.

 

How do we keep a clear conscience: 1) confess our sin to God as instructed in Hebrews 10:22-23: "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.", and in 1 John 1:9-10: "We confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."; 2) make a confession of our sin to a Christian friend; 3) sometimes, we confess our sin to a minister; and 4) sometimes, we need to make restitution to those to whom we have sinned, when appropriate.

Our conscience is a mighty gift to us from God if we listen to it and keep a clear conscience

 

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If 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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV)1 Timothy 1:5-6; Job 27:6; 1 John 1:9-10; Psalms 131:1-3.; Psalms 56:1-13.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “With Regards to “Racism”, Jesus Followers and Christian Churches Are Accountable to the “Law of Christ” First – “Love One Another”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Are Both Your Interior Life and the Uncertainties in Your Earthly Life Today Challenging Your Conscience?”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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