Posts by Origins Church (Page 64)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 64)

April 28, 2016

James 2:9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. Is it possible to not be partial?  I don’t think it is personally.  Maybe you are better than me, but the truth is that I am quite partial to many people in my life over others.  When you read this scripture for today it would be easy to feel guilt immediately for…

April 27, 2016

Colossians 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. “A renewal” “but Christ is all, and in all”!!!  Racism, many times, is the evidence of concealment of fear.  Most of us just can’t help but be afraid of people and things that are different…

April 26, 2016

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. As much as many of us don’t want to admit it, media and entertainment truly play a huge part in our opinion.  They highlight what they please and ignore what they want to also.  Basically, they control the information…

April 25, 2016

Romans 10:12-13 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” Let’s take this week and really try to anchor ourselves to 5 scriptures that will really reinforce what Ephesians taught us this weekend.  “No…

April 22, 2016

Rick Warren “Don’t treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.” (Galatians 2:21 NLT) The Bible says in John 1:17, “The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (NCV). Why through Jesus Christ? Why is Jesus Christ the only way to Heaven? Why not…

April 21, 2016

Charles Stanley Romans 5:1-2 Grace is far more than a mealtime prayer. The word communicates the idea of blessing. As children of God, we are the recipients of grace, which is poured out on us by our heavenly Father. Let’s look at how we experience this amazing benefit of His love. God’s favor is seen in our salvation, as Ephesians 2:8 tells us: “For by grace you have…

April 20, 2016

Greg Laurie For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.    —Ephesians 2:8-9 Don’t ever pray, “God, give me justice.” You don’t want God to give you what you deserve, which is judgment. Rather, a better thing to pray would be, “God, be merciful to…

April 19, 2016

James Mcdonald But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in…

April 18, 2016

John Piper We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:11–12) Grace is not only God’s disposition to do good for…

April 15, 2016

Adrian Rogers “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7   DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:   If you’re like most people, you don’t realize your dependency on God until you’re burned out from stress—either self-induced or caused by circumstances beyond your control.   Why is…

April 14, 2016

Charles Stanley   2 Chronicles 20:1-15   From Scripture, we see the importance and effectiveness of praying with spiritual authority. Elijah, for example, boldly challenged the prophets of Baal because he knew the Lord would hear and answer. And King Jehoshaphat sought God for direction and strength—and called upon the nation to do the same.   Their…

April 13, 2016

John Piper    He said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.” (Deuteronomy 32:46–47)  …