Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye. Sometimes it’s easy.
Listen this week as Pastor Jon shares that part of our life to which we need to say, “Goodbye. ”
Blame it on a marketing scheme. Blame it on over harvesting. Blame it on genetically modified organisms. Blame it on whatever you want, but your breakfast cereal is most like fortified with vitamins and minerals not normally found in a box of Corn Flakes!
The most common answer one hears is because the population is not receiving enough nutrients through a balanced diet elsewhere, so manufacturers supplement the cereal grains with additional nutrients.
What if that were to happen to our faith? Do we need to add anything to our saving belief in Jesus? One of the disciples thought so . . . Peter. He says we are to:
add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
Join us this Sabbath as Pastor Jon continues our series on being Fortified.
Waiting is uncomfortable.
Waiting is so uncomfortable that we have invented the microwave.
For a young child, waiting for the car trip to be over is excruciating!
For a follower of Jesus, waiting for His return is a lesson in patience.
Listen in this week as Pastor Jon continues the Fortified series as we prepare for the Long Haul of waiting for the Second Coming.
They say “patience is a virtue.”
How long are we to be patient until it actually become a part of our character? Does the “microwave society” we live in contribute to our impatience? When we become agitated while sitting at a stop light, standing in line to check-out at the grocery, or waiting for the download to start, we recognize that patience is something that needs to be worked on!
How about in our spiritual lives? Do we become impatient when we don’t see the results we desire or hoped for? Are we patient as God develops holiness within us, or are we all to quick to throw in the towel and stop trying.
Join us this week as Pastor Jon continues the Fortified series and discusses the importance of patiently waiting for holiness to be worked out in our hearts.
What does it take to follow Jesus? How much willpower? How much commitment? What kind of choices?
During His last meal before being crucified, Jesus invites us to follow Him. He said, “I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:15).
All have been invited, how many will accept and follow? Some follow through humility. Some follow through actions. Some follow with their words. Some follow by giving their life.
This week we have the opportunity to follow His example through the communion service. We have the chance to humble our hearts and remember what Christ has done for each one of us.
Listen as Pastor Jon shares how we can all love and follow Christ.
Good military leaders establish solid defenses against the enemy. They fortify bunkers, set-up obstacles, erect strongholds. They do whatever they can to cause mayhem and slow down the attacking force.
On the spiritual battle front, what are we doing to fortify our hearts for the coming conflicts? The Bible tells us our time on earth is getting shorter every day. We live in perilous times and we need to be ready for attacks of the enemy.
Is there a strategy that Christians can take to fortify themselves for the spiritual battle as it rages more furious each day. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6). Listen to this this weeks sermon to discover the kind of meat Adventists should eat more of each day.
This is the first sermon of “Fortified,” Pastor Jon’s series on preparing our hearts for what lies ahead.
Please forgive our technical difficulties, we only were able to record about half the sermon.
The battles we face are fierce. They wear us down. It is a struggle to continue. A struggle to resist the enemy. Jesus said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Even though it is hard to fight against a spiritual enemy we cannot see, we must fight on — with Jesus’ power! All attempts at victory under our own power will prove worthless in this world of evil. We are not strong enough to win. We never will be strong enough under our own power. At times it may appear we are gaining the upper hand with our proposed resolutions, checklists of behavior, or promises of conversion.
But alone we will fail. We must ally ourselves with the only One who can assure us victory.
Listen as Pastor Jon shares how victory can be sure in each of our spiritual battles.
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