Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
As You Begin 2021, Remember You Fulfill Your Obligations to God Through Your Stewardship, Fiduciary Performance, and Accountability to Him

As You Begin 2021, Remember You Fulfill Your Obligations to God Through Your Stewardship, Fiduciary Performance, and Accountability to Him

December 31, 2020

As You Begin 2021, Remember You Fulfill Your Obligations to God Through Your Stewardship, Fiduciary Performance, and Accountability to Him

MESSAGE SUMMARY: You are God’s stewards and His supervisor of all the talents and money which God has provided to you during your earthly lifetime. You fulfill your obligations to God by meeting your responsibilities for Stewardship, Fiduciary performance, and Accountability to Him. All that you call “your own” is from God. The author of Hebrews, in Hebrews 13:5-6, presents God’s expectations for your management of your finances on His behalf: “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you,’ So, we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’”. Also, John Wesley, an Anglican Priest and founder of the Methodist denomination, said in his Three Rules About Money: 1) Make as much money as you can – be industrious and diligent; 2) Save as much money as you can -- be no spendthrift and live frugally and prudently; and 3) Give away as much money as you can. That is Devine destination of money; that makes it an everlasting blessing. John Wesley’s “Rules” provide you with a pathway to fulfill God’s expectations for your Stewardship and Fiduciary responsibilities.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Resentment. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Compassion. “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): Mathew 25:14-30; Mathew 18:23-35; Mathew 6:24-25; Psalms 79:1-13

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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In Troubles, Do You Seek Help in All the Wrong Places (Counselors, Drugs, Money); You Know God Will Help If You Ask — Does Wrong-Place Seeking Mean Your Faith Is Not Real?

In Troubles, Do You Seek Help in All the Wrong Places (Counselors, Drugs, Money); You Know God Will Help If You Ask — Does Wrong-Place Seeking Mean Your Faith Is Not Real?

December 30, 2020

In Troubles, Do You Seek Help in All the Wrong Places (Counselors, Drugs, Money); You Know God Will Help If You Ask -- Does Wrong-Place Seeking Mean Your Faith Is Not Real?

MESSAGE SUMMARYJesus will hold your hand and walk along beside you in your trials and tribulations. In your tough times, be careful that you do not let your faith drift away and you diminish your personal relationship with Jesus. Jesus is the Lord. Jesus is Sovereign over the Universe, and Jesus personally cares for you. If you will remember what you have been taught about Jesus, it will help you deal with your tough life circumstances: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," (Philippians 4:6-7). Remembering Jesus’ Sovereignty and character will help you in your times of trouble and stress.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will live as Jesus would. (Philippians 1:27). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Isaiah 35:3-4; Matthew 6:25-34; Colossians 1:11-14; Psalms 19:1-14.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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True Joy Comes From Sacrificing Something In Your Life for Jesus and the Gospel Rather Than Just Living for Yourself

True Joy Comes From Sacrificing Something In Your Life for Jesus and the Gospel Rather Than Just Living for Yourself

December 29, 2020

True Joy Comes From Sacrificing Something In Your Life for Jesus and the Gospel Rather Than Just Living for Yourself

MESSAGE SUMMARY: What have you, personally, sacrificed for the Gospel? Some have lost jobs, friendships, and family members because of their faith. Others, outside of the US, are losing their lives following the Gospel of Jesus due to the systemic and institutionalized persecution of Christians. For example, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) reports that 6,000 Christians were killed between January 2018 and June 2018 in Nigeria. What have you sacrificed for the gospel? You cannot earn your Salvation by your actions like standing up for your faith – Salvation is provided to you by God though His Grace and your faith and repentance. Paul, in Philippians 2:8-11, posits the Gospel’s intended impact for followers of Jesus: “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.". However, there is true joy to you when you sacrifice something in your life for Jesus and the Gospel rather than always living for yourself. What have you sacrificed for the Gospel – Jesus gave His all for you?

 

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

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Philippians 2:1-11; 2 Corinthians 4:8-12; Acts 7:51-60; Psalms 18e:41-50.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Today’s World, Full of Uncertainty and Fears, Brings Uncontrollable Chaos; Why Do You Add Chaos By Living Above Capacity for Fullness?

Today’s World, Full of Uncertainty and Fears, Brings Uncontrollable Chaos; Why Do You Add Chaos By Living Above Capacity for Fullness?

December 28, 2020

Today’s World, Full of Uncertainty and Fears, Brings Uncontrollable Chaos; Why Do You Add Chaos By Living Above Capacity for Fullness?

MESSAGE SUMMARYMost of us are living our lives “above our capacity for fullness” – at a level with no space or extra. Therefore, you can bring on chaos in your life producing feelings of being overwhelmed by events; exhausted on an emotional level and physically debilitated. Spirituality, you become a wimp. Paul, in Ephesians 4:15-16, tells you about how God has equipped the followers of Jesus: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.". When you do not live your life with the fullness that God as provided you, you are wounding the cause of Jesus; and you are hurting yourself.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Anger. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Forgiveness. “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): Ephesians 4:13-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:7-9;1 Corinthians 3:10-16; Psalms 78b:19-36.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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When Doubt and Loneliness Seem Overpowering, God Will Never Leave You – God Will Walk With You In Your Faith and Provide You “Hope” When You Ask Him

When Doubt and Loneliness Seem Overpowering, God Will Never Leave You – God Will Walk With You In Your Faith and Provide You “Hope” When You Ask Him

December 27, 2020

When Doubt and Loneliness Seem Overpowering, God Will Never Leave You – God Will Walk With You In Your Faith and Provide You “Hope” When You Ask Him

MESSAGE SUMMARY: While you are endeavoring to hold onto your faith in God and Jesus’ Gospel, you need to always remember the faithfulness of God, even in those times in which you may be doubting or questioning your faith. When the Apostles questioned Jesus about faith and prayer, Jesus told the Apostles, in Mathew 21:21-22, that your faith is powerful and that God will respond to your 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.’”. Hold, unswervingly, to the “hope” and “faith” you profess because God, who promised us, is faithful. God will never leave you or forsake you even when difficulties arise, and you are tempted to walk away from your faith. When you are tempted to doubt God, remember that God is faithful. Do not give up your faith which is the source of your “hope”.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONI affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Psalms 91:1-10; Mathew 28:16-20; Mathew 6:25-34; Psalms 18b:11-20.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Jesus the Christ Is Our Hope In Life and Death and He Is “Hope” for the Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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“Christ Our Hope In Life and Death” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa: Jesus Is “Hope” for a Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today

“Christ Our Hope In Life and Death” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa: Jesus Is “Hope” for a Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today

December 26, 2020

Christ Our Hope In Life and Deathby Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa: Jesus Is “Hope” for a Wave of Loneliness and Uncertainty Sweeping Our World Today

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In Covid-19, we are isolated, both physically and emotionally. The human interaction, which we crave in our worship, business, school, and families is limited or nonexistent. This interaction has given way to fear and a wave of loneliness, uncertainty, and darkness that are sweeping across our world today. Online communications have been helpful, but they are not a replacement for interaction and “hope”. For “hope" we must turn to Jesus whose birthday we celebrate again this Christmas.

As the Apostle John tells us in John 1:4-5: In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”. In Luke 2:11, the Angels further solidify Jesus as a source of our “hope”, by telling us of God’s promise and Grace: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”. But God did not stop with providing “Christ Our Hope In Life and Death”; Jesus promised the Holy Spirit as a 24/7 “helper” and a “counselor”, in John 16:13,15:26, to all Followers of Jesus: “When the {Holy}Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come . . . But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the {Holy} Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.”.

With God’s great gift of the Holy Spirit, you are never alone, and we have a never-ending source of “hope” – if you just call out to Him, “Jesus”, in your darkness and loneliness and you have “hope” because “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”. In the great song of “hope”, Christ Our Hope In Life and Death performed by Keith & Kristyn Getty and Matt Papa and included in this Devotional, we are brought to the great “hope” for us as Followers of Jesus. The lyrics below, of this included song, provide a reinforcement that Christ is here to walk with you through all your loneliness and uncertainties:

Christ Our Hope In Life and Death1,2,3

What is our hope in life and death?

Christ alone, Christ alone.

What is our only confidence?

That our souls to him belong.

Who holds our days within his hand?

What comes, apart from his command?

And what will keep us to the end?

The love of Christ, in which we stand.

O sing hallelujah!

Our hope springs eternal;

O sing hallelujah!

Now and ever we confess

Christ our hope in life and death.

What truth can calm the troubled soul?

God is good, God is good.

Where is his grace and goodness known?

In our great Redeemer’s blood.

Who holds our faith when fears arise?

Who stands above the stormy trial?

Who sends the waves that bring us nigh

Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?

Unto the grave, what shall we sing?

“Christ, he lives; Christ, he lives!”

And what reward will heaven bring?

Everlasting life with him.

There we will rise to meet the Lord,

Then sin and death will be destroyed,

And we will feast in endless joy,

When Christ is ours forevermore.

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  1. Words and Music by Keith Getty, Matt Boswell, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Papa, c2020 Getty Music Publishers (BMI)/Messenger Hymns (BMI) /Jordan Kauflin Music (BMI)/ Matthew Merker Music (BMI)/Getty Music Hymns and Songs (ASCAP)/Love Your Enemies Publishing (ASCAP)/adm. at MusicServices.org.
  2. By permission to Gafcon’s Everyday Global Anglicans by Getty Music Publishers (BMI).
  3. By permission from Gafcon’s Everyday Global Anglicans to A Word From The Lord, Inc.

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will entrust to Him my future. I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.  (From 2 Timothy 1:12).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): John 1:1-18; Luke 2:1-21; John 16:13; John 15;26.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Focus Is More on the First Coming of Jesus: “and shall call his name Immanuel {God with Us}”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

The Message of Hope and the Light for Today’s World Full of Darkness: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

The Message of Hope and the Light for Today’s World Full of Darkness: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

December 25, 2020

The Message of Hope and the Light for Today’s World Full of Darkness: “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

 

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In this Christmas Message video from the Chairman of Gafcon and the Archbishop of North America, Foley Beach, he reminds us how, in the midst of this most unusual year, we still celebrate Christmas because God has chosen to dwell among us. We can be confident God walks with us and will walk with us as we recall the fulfillment of his prophecy. We can be assured God is acquainted with the sorrows and routines of our lives because we know His Son, Jesus Christ, was obedient to the cross and rose again. And we can be comforted by the Holy Spirit whom we can call on, even in the darkest and strangest of times.

We hope you find encouragement through this video as you go into your Christmas celebrations, however different they may be this year. May you know the true gift and joy found in Christ and in turn, join us in proclaiming him faithfully in your family, your neighborhood and throughout all the nations. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Christmas Message By Archbishop Foley Beach:

I bring you Christmas greetings from Atlanta, Georgia!

As someone who grew up on the streets of Atlanta for part of my childhood, I thought it would be good for you to see what’s happening here now.

I know that so many of us have had a crazy year with the Covid pandemic. Many of us have lost friends and family members. Some of us have been sick with the virus ourselves. Many of us have lost our jobs. Many of us have lost our homes and places to live. A lot of people are suffering.

Businesses have had to close down. There’s social unrest. People are having difficulty. And here in the midst of this you can see that people have tried to express it in so many different ways. It’s an unusual time, but in the midst of this we celebrate Christmas.

We’re taken back to Bethlehem where God entered the world through His Son, Jesus Christ, where He brought hope to a world that was suffering in sin and suffering in loneliness and suffering in isolation. This incredible message that we have to proclaim, I want to proclaim to you again, that God loves you so much, He loves me so much, that He sent His Son into the world.

As the apostle John said in John 1:14, ‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory of the only begotten Son of the Father.’

‘The Word became flesh.’ J.B. Phillips translates that, ‘and the Word pitched His tent among us.’ The Message translates that, ‘the Word became flesh and blood and moved into our neighborhood.’ In other words, God came to be with us! And not only did He live with us in the person of Jesus Christ and to His death and resurrection opened for us the way to have an eternal relationship with Him through the forgiveness of our sins, but also through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

For those who come to Him in faith, for those who believe in Him, He gives this incredible gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit – which means God literally tabernacles with us. He dwells in us. He pitches His tent in our life. We are never alone.

Now, some of you are feeling lonely. Some of you are feeling isolated. But because of what God has done for you, you are not alone. He’s with you, and He cares for you, and He will help you.

Sometimes all we can do is call on His name: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. When we do that, His presence becomes real to us.

So, during this Christmas time, whatever it is you might be facing, remember that God wants you to have hope. He wants you to have life. He wants you to have His forgiveness. And, above all, He wants you to have Love.

So, as you celebrate Christmas in your own way, ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing and by the power of the Holy Spirit give you hope.’ (Romans 15:13).”

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

 On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

 He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

 

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

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV) John 1:1-18; Luke 2:1-21.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Focus Is More on the First Coming of Jesus: “and shall call his name Immanuel {God with Us}”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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“In the Beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God . . . In him was life, in the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness and the darkness has not overcome it”

“In the Beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God . . . In him was life, in the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness and the darkness has not overcome it”

December 24, 2020

“In the Beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God . . . In him was life, in the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness and the darkness has not overcome it”

MESSAGE SUMMARY: As we head into the Christmas season with many churches still meeting online, we want to bring Global Christians and the Gafcon Anglican families together again to celebrate the Word made flesh. We hope and pray that you know the unity of the Spirit as you watch members of Gafcon, from around the World, reading John chapter 1, just as at Pentecost in the First Christian Church. Also, the closing video is from a gathering Anglicans at the Temple Wall in Jerusalem; and it illustrates the global impact of Christianity around the World, today, as the “Light of the World’ grows brighter this Christmas in spite of all our fears and uncertainties brought to us by the “darkness”  because “In him was life, in the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5).

During the current season of Advent, we have been thinking and praying for our brothers and sisters who are suffering for their faith. John 1 shows that Jesus is our example in suffering: “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him (John1:11). Our faith and our suffering are not in vain, because: “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 13:14). Our hope is secure.

We continue to wait for His second coming and we rejoice in the promise of salvation that His first coming brought. We join with fellow believers around the world to proclaim Christ faithfully to a world in desperate need of His grace and truth, especially as we celebrate the Incarnate birth of Jesus this Christmas: Joy to the World, the Lord is come!! Merry Christmas!

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Past Failures. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Grace. “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): John 1:1-19.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Focus Is More on the First Coming of Jesus: “and shall call his name Immanuel {God with Us}”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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Because of Jesus, You Pray Directly to God for Others; Do You Advantage This Great Gift and Pray Directly to the Creator of the Universe?

Because of Jesus, You Pray Directly to God for Others; Do You Advantage This Great Gift and Pray Directly to the Creator of the Universe?

December 23, 2020

Because of Jesus, You Pray Directly to God for Others; Do You Advantage This Great Gift and Pray Directly to the Creator of the Universe?

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In your personal relationship with God, you can come before God on behalf of yourself or others – Intercessory Prayer. Because of Jesus and God’s Grace, you can pray directly for your family, your friends, your church and/or your nation without the intermediary of a priest. Before Jesus, one could not enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple; only the Hight Priest could pray directly to GodYou are given the privilege of following Moses’ example for Intercessory Prayer because of what Jesus has done for you. Jesus has given you the privilege of entering the Throne Room of God to have direct access to God the Father – this access to God is through prayer.  In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, we are told the importance if intercessory prayer: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.".

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I can do what He asks of me. (Philippians 4:13).  “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Exodus 33:11; Exodus 32:11; Hebrews 5:1-10; Psalms 73b:15-28.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Focus Is More on the First Coming of Jesus: “and shall call his name Immanuel {God with Us}”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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As You Come to the End of a Year Filled with Fears and Uncertainties, You May Begin to Doubt God if You Are Not Exercising Your Faith

As You Come to the End of a Year Filled with Fears and Uncertainties, You May Begin to Doubt God if You Are Not Exercising Your Faith

December 22, 2020

As You Come to the End of a Year Filled with Fears and Uncertainties, You May Begin to Doubt God if You Are Not Exercising Your Faith

MESSAGE SUMMARY: In many ways, your faith is like a muscle – both your muscles and your faith will atrophy if you do not use them. In Hebrews 2:1-3, you are told that when the storms of life come, you are to look to Jesus – use your faith and always look to Jesus: “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,". In the ministry, we often hear comments from our parishioners like: “Some time ago, I walked with the Lord and He spoke to me; but now I am not even sure I believe in God anymore.”. This falling away from the Lord is, often, a result of faith not being exercised. In whom and in what is the focus of your faith today?

 

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

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Hebrews 12:1-8; Leviticus 26:18-21; 2 John 4:8-9; Psalms 18d:31-40.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In this Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Focus Is More on the First Coming of Jesus: “and shall call his name Immanuel {God with Us}”", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “We All Need “Hope” in Today’s World of Fear, Doubt in Our Faith, and Feelings of “Hopelessness”; and God Is this “Hope”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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