Posts by Origins Church (Page 88)

Posts by Origins Church (Page 88)

June 30, 2015

Acts 13: 2 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” The Holy Spirit GUIDES US!  Barnabas and Saul got specific instructions, let that settle in for just a minute.  They got specific instructions from an invisible person.  Let me tell you why most of us get an…

June 29, 2015

Mark 13:11 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit GIVES US WORDS!  Jesus tells Peter, James, John, and Andrew that they will be arrested later in life and the Holy Spirit will give them the words…

June 26, 2015

Proverbs 14:26 26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. REFUGE: a place of safety or protection from enemies.  If your children were to define enemies we might hear about bullies, bosses, teachers, ex-boy/girlfriends, coaches, mean peers, even pimples might be in the category.  The question here, I think for us, is are we a…

June 25, 2105

Proverbs 3:11-12 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. We would probably be all over the map in regards to the forms of discipline we think are appropriate to use.  However, while we may disagree on the form, I think we would all most likely…

June 24, 2015

Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” I wish I could say that “serving the LORD” has never seemed…

June 23, 2015

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; This verse was recently very helpful to me because while I was mediating on it, I started to consider how my children seem to fear me a bit.  I’d like to think it is a healthy fear that runs along the rails of respect, but either way this verse points me in a…

June 22, 2015

Psalm 127:3-5 3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate. This is my favorite fathering verse!  It speaks of the practical aspect of my boys…

June 19, 2015

The Determination to Serve Oswald Chambers The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… —Matthew 20:28 Jesus also said, “Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27). Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s— “…ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is…

June 18, 2015

A Passion to Serve God Charles F. Stanley Ephesians 2:8-10  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Oswald Chambers, author of My…

June 17, 2015

Seizing Opportunities to Serve Adrian Rogers “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10 Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37? He was on a journey but stopped and helped a bruised and broken man. He didn’t make excuses saying, “It’s none of my business.”…

June 16, 2015

The Gain of Serving God John Piper “They will become his slaves so that they may learn the difference between my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.” (2 Chronicles 12:8) Serving God is utterly different from serving anyone else. God is extremely jealous that we understand this — and enjoy it. For example, he commands us, “Serve the Lord with…

June 15, 2015

We Serve God By Serving Others BY RICK WARREN Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Mark 10:43 (MSG) The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you’ve arrived. In our me-first culture, acting like a servant is not a popular concept. Jesus, however, measured greatness in terms of…