Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
In Today’s Suffering and Loss; Economic and Political Uncertainty; and Family Crises, We Know God Is With Us and He Will Never Leave Us

In Today’s Suffering and Loss; Economic and Political Uncertainty; and Family Crises, We Know God Is With Us and He Will Never Leave Us

November 21, 2020

In Today’s Suffering and Loss; Economic and Political Uncertainty; and Family Crises, We Know God Is With Us and He Will Never Leave Us

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

By accepting Jesus, you can be born of the Holy Spirit and have your sins forgiven by His sacrificial death on the cross. Paul explains, in Philippians 3:9b-12, that Jesus “has made me His own”: “but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Straining Toward the Goal. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.”. Amidst suffering and loss; economic uncertainty; and family crises, you can still celebrate and rejoice because you know that God has given you life and life eternal. We know that God is with us and He will never leave us.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, I affirm that because I am in Jesus Christ, I will seek God’s perspective on my situation.  For 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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Philippians 3:7-12; John 5:24; Matthew 28:19-20; Psalms 78f:61-72.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Today, With All the “Clutter” in Our lives from Information Noise and the Uncertainties Surrounding Us, Listening for God’s Voice is Critical", 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 a Sinless Man, Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Has Given You Access to God’s Grace and the Hope of Your Glory

As a Sinless Man, Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Has Given You Access to God’s Grace and the Hope of Your Glory

October 17, 2020

As a Sinless Man, Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Has Given You Access to God’s Grace and the Hope of Your Glory

 

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

When, on the cross, Jesus cried out: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, b), it was the only time, in all eternity that Jesus had been separated from God the Father. Jesus had always known perfect fellowship with the Father; but when Jesus took on all our sin at the cross in His death, His fellowship with God was broken. God, the Father, had forsaken Jesus because God cannot have anything to do with sin. Paul, in Romans 5:15, summarizes Jesus’ sacrifice and the resulting gift of God’s Grace available to us from our faith: “But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.”. Again, Paul reminds us, in 2 Corinthians 5:21, of the Grace resulting from Jesus’ sacrifice: "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.". At the time of His crucifixion, Jesus, who was sinless. Hence, Jesus took on all the sins of the world for eternity. Therefore, we are blessed with God’s Grace of Salvation and Eternal Life, as the author of Hebrews summarizes in Hebrews 4:15-16: “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 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.". Jesus, through God’s Grace, has given us the means of Grace and the Hope of our Glory.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that, because I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be ashamed of the Gospel. I 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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Mathew 27:51-52; 2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Romans 4:16-17; Psalms 59a:1-8.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “In This Period of Decision for America, We Need to Wake Up and Return to God so that God Will Return to Us", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “As a Christian, You Are Equipped for God’s Purpose; Be Courageous and Let Others See Jesus In You for God Is With You”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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God Loves You Exactly Where You Are; Nothing Can Separate You From the Love of God, But You Can Ignore God and His Love

God Loves You Exactly Where You Are; Nothing Can Separate You From the Love of God, But You Can Ignore God and His Love

July 2, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

No one, including you, can separate you from the love of God. While we were and are still sinners, Jesus the Christ died for us. God loves you exactly where you are; God loves you no matter what you said about Him; and He loves you no matter what you have done. In Romans 5:8-11, Paul confirms God’s unconditional love for us: “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.".

 

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)Romans 6:23; John 17:1-26; John 5:24; Psalms 139b:13-24.TODAY’S

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“Dr. Beach Provides a Context and Call to Action for Clergy and Lay Persons to Become Part of the Solution for “Race Issues” Facing Us Today": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

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With Life Uncertainty Derivative of Covid-19 and Civil Unrest, We Need a Fresh Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

With Life Uncertainty Derivative of Covid-19 and Civil Unrest, We Need a Fresh Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

June 1, 2020
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MESSAGE SUMMARY:

The Holy Spirit: the Promise Fulfilled (All Saints, Peachtree City, GA)

Today, America and the remainder of the world, along with all of us individually, need to be renewed with a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God to all that believe and follow Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus among us. Our being filled with the Holy Spirit is normal Christianity. It is the Holy Spirit that enables us to commune with God and to have a personal relationship with Him -- the Holy Spirit is the presence of Jesus among us. You cannot live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit.

You will be filled with the Holy Spirit every day that you surrender your life to the Holy Spirit. You cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit if you are consumed by sin and the desires of your flesh.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, 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).

Scripture Reference (ESV): Acts 2:38; Genesis 1:2; 1 Corinthians 2:1-11; Acts 2:1-13; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Peter 1:20; Galatians 5:16-20; Philippians 4:13-20; Acts 1:8; Psalms 51:1-19.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“Covid-19 Pentecost: Be Filled with the Holy Spirit – Today, Covid-19 Issues Need an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “Covid-19 Pentecost: Be Filled with the Holy Spirit – Today, Covid-19 Issues Need an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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In Our Covid-19 Recovery, Remember and Celebrate Jesus’ and Our Veterans’ Agape {Self-Sacrificing} Love that Make Recovery Possible

In Our Covid-19 Recovery, Remember and Celebrate Jesus’ and Our Veterans’ Agape {Self-Sacrificing} Love that Make Recovery Possible

May 25, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

On this Memorial Day and during these last days of Easter Season, even in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we cannot ignore the Agape {Self-Sacrificing} Love (i.e. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends”) of a Risen Jesus and those Veteran men and women lying in Cemeteries across the world. Grieving and remembering these Veterans’ ultimate sacrifices are meet and right so to do. However, it is even more meet and right so to do to give thanks for Jesus’ eternal life-giving Agape Love and our Veterans’ earthly Agape Love given for us and our country. In John 15:12-14a, Jesus tells us of the actions that constitute the self-sacrificial Agape Love taken by many of those soldiers interred in these cemeteries: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends . . .”.

We are made in the image of God; therefore, we are supposed to be perfect mirrors of God's Agape Love (i.e. self-sacrificing love). In 1 John 4:16-17, John tells us about God’s Love: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world." Sin is our failure to act as our God of Agape Love acts -- the opposite of Agape Love is our self-love. Also, in 1 John 4:18-19, John presents us with the fruits of Agape Love, within the context of God’s model for Agape Love: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.".

Today, let us all remember those Veterans who acted with God’s Agape Love and who sacrificed so much for us by giving up their lives.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONToday, 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): 1 John 4:18-19; Psalms 51:1-2; Romans 5:2-5; Romans 8:31-39; Psalms 107a:1-11.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon“In Times of Uncertainty and Fear, Seeking and Hearing God’s Voice Is Critical": at our Website: www.AWFTL.org/listen/.

 WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “In Covid-19 World’s Uncertainty, God Gave You the Holy Spirit as Your Counselor and to Walk With You”:  www.AWFTL.org/watch

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