Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
DEVOTIONAL VIDEO – 3 Minutes: “Life & Death: Perspectives from Steve Jobs and Jesus the Christ”

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO – 3 Minutes: “Life & Death: Perspectives from Steve Jobs and Jesus the Christ”

December 9, 2019

DEVOTIONAL VIDEO

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

Perspectives on Life & Death: Steve Jobs vs. Jesus (Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA)

Steve Jobs was a Billionaire, at his death; and he was the founder of Apple. Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) and, as God, the Creator of the Universe.

From his death-bed, Steve Jobs wrote his perspective on his life in comparison to his impending death. Earthly death is a fact which we all must face. On the other hand, Jesus gives us his perspective on human death, earthly life, and Eternal Life (John 11: 25– 26): “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”.

In our message today, Archbishop Beach provides a summary of these two different perspectives on living our earthly lives while always considering that our earthly death is inevitable. However, for those of us that follow Jesus, earthly death is only the predecessor event for our Eternal Life.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Because of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by Fear. Rather, I will abide in the Lord’s Faithfulness. “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 11: 25– 26; 1 John 5:10-12; Psalms 16:1-11.

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Advent, Part 2: Remembering and Preparing for the First Coming of Jesus the Christ", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch.

 

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Paul Says: “the day of the Lord {Earthly Death} will come like a thief in the night”; Are You Ready?

Paul Says: “the day of the Lord {Earthly Death} will come like a thief in the night”; Are You Ready?

October 31, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Be ready for the end of your earthly life and the return of the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, Paul writes to the Christians at the church in Thessalonica: “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So, then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”. Are you ready? Are you sure in your Salvation? If not, make yourself ready and keep ready! God’s Grace and the Gospel of Jesus prepare you for your earthly death while providing the means for your Eternal Life!

 

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): Matthew 10:37-39; 1 Corinthians 9:12-23; James 3:13-18; Hebrews 4:15-16; Psalms 65:1-13.

 

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Turkeys and Eagles, Part 1: Called as an ‘Eagle’ But Saved as a ‘Turkey’", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Today, the World Needs to be Renewed With an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit - a Global Spiritual Awakening”: www.AWFTL.org/watch

 

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Are You Prepared to Face Death – How About Your Family?

Are You Prepared to Face Death – How About Your Family?

March 4, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARYMost of us don’t like to think about and plan for death, especially our own. However, Paul in. Romans 6:23, made your life and death position very clear: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". As part of your preparations for eternity, you should take one time each year to evaluate and to reflect on your position for facing death and realizing eternal life by identifying those changes that you must make in your life and in your relationship with God. This preparation for your death will be a blessing for you and your family. Are you prepared to face our death? Will you have eternal life? What about those you leave behind – are you being a good steward?  Also, what about your family; are they prepared for their earthly death and to receive eternal life? In Matthew 28:18, Jesus gave us His Great Commission for your life focus: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.". Have you followed Jesus’ Great Commission, for your own family, by making disciples of your family members?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONBecause of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by FearRather, I will abide in the Lord’s Faithfulness. “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 Interior Life Part 1: The Power of the Will (Red Bank; Chattanooga, TN))", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S RECENT VIDEOS:  https://awftlvser.podbean.com/.

 

A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITEwww.AWFTL.org.

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Romans 5:12-15; Romans 7:24-25; Matthew 28:18-20; Psalms 59a:1-9.

Are You Ready for the End of Your Earthly Life?

Are You Ready for the End of Your Earthly Life?

January 13, 2019

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Be ready for the end of your earthly life and the return of the Lord. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, Paul writes to the Christians at the church in Thessalonica: “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So, then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”. Are you ready? Are you sure in your Salvation? If not, make yourself ready and keep ready!

 

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: “Beginnings in Prayer – Part 1: How is Your Prayer Life; Is Anything in Your Life More Important than Prayer?", at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S CURRENT VIDEO: “Prophetic Glimpses of the Coming Messiah (Third Sunday in Advent; Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral; Loganville, GA) https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Matthew 10:37-39; 1 Corinthians 9:12-23; James 3:13-18; Psalms 24:1-10.

Your Earthly Death is a Fact; Are You Prepared?

Your Earthly Death is a Fact; Are You Prepared?

August 22, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARY: Most of us don’t like to think about and plan for death, especially our own. However, Paul in. Romans 6:23, made our life and death position very clear: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". As part of our preparations for eternity, we should take one time each year to evaluate and to reflect on our position for facing death and realizing eternal life by identifying those changes we must make in our lives and in our relationship with God. This preparation for our death will be a blessing for us and our families. Are we prepared to face our death? Will we have eternal life? What about those we leave behind – are we being good stewards?  Also, what about our families; are they prepared for their earthly death and to receive eternal life? In Matthew 28:18, Jesus gave us His Great Commission for our life focus: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.". Have we followed Jesus’ Great Commission, for our own families, by making disciples of our family members?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus ChristI will serve others. (Philippians 2:3f). “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”. (Philippians 4:14).

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Hearing God’s Voice", 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/`

 

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SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV):): Romans 5:12-15; Romans 7:24-25; Matthew 28:18-20; Psalms 60:1-12.

Be Ready, for the Day of the Lord Will Come Like a Thief in the Night

Be Ready, for the Day of the Lord Will Come Like a Thief in the Night

April 4, 2018

This Sunday’s Sermon: You can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: The Resurrection: Part 1”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.

 

Message Summary: Be ready for either your earthly death or the Lord’s return. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, Paul writes to the Christians at the church in Thessalonica: “Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So, then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.”. Make yourself ready and keep ready!

 

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because I am in Jesus ChristGod is working His will in my life (Philippians 2:13).  “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:14).

 

Scripture Reference (ESV): 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Romans 5:18-21; 1 Corinthians 15:52-58; Psalms 86:1-17.

 

Website Link to Archbishop Beach’s Video Sermon – “He is Risen”:  https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/ (Note: This link is to both an introductory One-Minute Video Clip and the complete video Sermon.).