Posts by Origins Church (Page 62)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 62)

February 29, 2016

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. “While we were STILL sinners”!  He knows what a mess you were and what a risk you are and yet, he was beaten so badly that Isaiah tells us someone couldn’t even tell if he was a man or woman.  He Knows!!  Did you get that?  He Knows!!!  This can give you some strong…

February 26, 2016

20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.   –Luke 15:20 Let’s head into our weekend with the most popular and possibly the most important for us to keep in mind.  For many of us we treat God a little like a simon says game and we treat our sin like a…

February 25, 2016

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!  –1 John 3:1 “Wow, what foreign-kind of love” is literally what John writes. Love is the greatest motive in the world, it motivates us to all kinds of craziness, and so if we understand God’s love, we will no doubt be compelled to obey His Word.  Jesus…

February 24, 2016

“Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  — Matthew 7:9-11   There is a strange tension that seems to exist between how much we have…

February 23, 2016

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  — Romans 8:15-16 Father is pretty descriptive for sure, it seems to give a sense of position, while Daddy seems to give a sense of intimacy.   In this…

February 22, 2016

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  –Matthew 6:26   Trust me?! Trust me?!  It’s possibly the primary desire a father wants from his children.  Even respect is an example of trust.  Jesus gives a very pointed example here that brings us…

February 19, 2016

25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. Hang in There. Every moment of every day! There is no letting up in following Jesus, there are many moments of struggle, joy, frustration, happiness, pain, anger, depression, and of course the feeling of…

February 18, 2016

James 1:22-24 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. Become Self Aware. Doesn’t James seem mean here? Is it just me or does he seem a…

February 17, 2015

James 1:21 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. Remove obstacles. My family thinks it’s fun to watch American Ninja Warrior because these are trained athletes looking to overcome obstacles in the best time possible. One thing I’ve noticed by binge watching this show is…

February 16, 2016

James 1:19-20 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Look for God’s opinion. We all know that being quick to hear isn’t always the greatest advice, as a matter of fact sometimes we might say “earmuffs” so that our children don’t hear things.…

February 15, 2016

James 1: 2-5 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given…

February 12, 2016

Proverbs 1:7 A fool shuns wisdom and pursues his own folly. A fool is not someone who is silly or frivolous.  A biblical definition would be a person who has arrogantly chosen his own way over God’s way.  Pushed God out of their life, and refused all discretion, discernment, or wisdom that God’s Word offers.  Obviously, if someone has turned their heart away from Jesus…