Daily Devotional By Archbishop Foley Beach
You Provide a Return Path to God for Someone Who Hardened Their Heart and Walked Away if They See Jesus in Your Life

You Provide a Return Path to God for Someone Who Hardened Their Heart and Walked Away if They See Jesus in Your Life

April 7, 2020

MESSAGE SUMMARY:

No matter the hardness of a person’s heart, who has walked away from God, they will respond to your initiatives that are based on your love and trust. However, so many of us Christians are so focused on doing their religious or spiritual things and keeping to their “busy” schedules that they don’t have time to love and care for others. Is there anything you can do for someone with a calloused heart or who has walked away from God because they weren’t discipled? Yes, you must start by praying for them – asking God to move in their lives; asking God to intervene in their life situations; asking God to break up the hardness of their heart. Also, you must build a better personal relationship, with this person, through your trust and caring love. In Mathew 18:12-13, Jesus presents God’s perspective regarding the pursuit of even one person that has walked away: “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish."

 

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).

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Acts 1:8; Romans 2:15-16; Psalms 47:1-9.

THIS SUNDAY’S AUDIO SERMONYou can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “Title: “Palm Sunday and Holy Week Lead Us Toward Jesus’ Death On the Cross for Our Sins and His Resurrection; Therefore, We Are Forgiven!", at our Website: https://awtlser.podbean.com/

WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO (“Jesus said to Thomas: “Palm Sunday and Holy Week Lead Us Toward Jesus’ Death On the Cross for Our Sins and His Resurrection; Therefore, We Are Forgiven!“): www.AWFTL.org/watch,

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As a Professing Christian, Do You Live Like the Unbeliever Next Door

As a Professing Christian, Do You Live Like the Unbeliever Next Door

September 24, 2018

MESSAGE SUMMARYAs professing Christians, but in our non-Christian behavior, we are mean; we are angry; we are judgmental; and we are selfish and self-centered. Also, in our non-Christian behavior, we are often in bondage to debt, drugs, and extramarital sex. In all these behaviors, we are not different from the unbeliever next door. 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?”. God has promised us that, even though our lives become enmeshed in sin and without our relationship with Him, God will return to us if we return to Him as God promised in Zachariah 1:3: “Therefore say to them, Thus declares the LORD of hosts: Return to me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.”. If enough of us get serious with God and return to Him, then God will heal us and this land.

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATIONBecause of who I am in Jesus Christ, I will not be driven by

 

LonelinessRather, 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 Interior Life -- Part 2: Maintenance of the Inner Person – Exercising the Mind", 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):  Hosea 11:1-11; Isaiah 6:8-13; Matthew 13:13-17; Psalms 89a:1-17.