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Discouragement is part of the life, even for the Christian. When we get discouraged we need to remember who God is and that He is with us.
Christ teaches that worry cannot change our lot, but that trusting in the One Source, God almighty, is our only hope.
Pastor Willis talks about the differences between the family of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Why do I keep struggling with these problems over which I should have victory, because, hey, I've prayed, I'm a Christian, and isn't God supposed to come to my rescue? Deacon Justice gives us a great insight on just how to trust in the Lord with all your might, and gain victory on a daily basis. Listen as he explains the key to daily peace, and living with less fear and guilt ~ one day at a time!
“Keep Calm…Christmas is Coming” is the theme of this year’s Singing Christmas Tree. We have adapted that, of course, from the popular phrase, “Keep Calm and Carry On” that was first developed by the British government in preparing her citizens for the Second World War. As I contemplated this phrase, I began to think what an appropriate phrase this is to communicate the truths of Christmas. In light of Jesus Christ bursting into our world to bring hope, joy, peace, and most of all salvation, we of all people, believers in Christ, should “Keep Calm and Carry On.” So, this Christmas Season, I am endeavoring to remind us of those reasons associated with Jesus’ coming that we have to “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Last week, we said that we should keep calm and carry on because God is here! Isaiah prophesied that His name would be called Immanuel, which translated means, “God with us.” Because God is always with us, we should keep calm and carry on.
What should we do when we are faced with problems? Do most of us react like David in 1 Samuel 23? Going to God in prayer? When we are faced with issues in our life we need to 1) Go to God FIRST. 2) Pray specifically. 3) Enlist the payers and support of other Christians. 4) When you receive the answer, move ahead.
We can easily lose our joy and confidence in the Lord when we get our focus off of God's goodness and choose to dwell on the negatives and our problems. When we do this, we become discouraged and that discouragement leads to a negative self focus. This is what happened to Israel after the miracle of the deliverance at the Red Sea. In just a few short days the people went from worshipping to whining.
Again, this morning, our text comes from the Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah. We have used Jeremiah’s prophecy in these last weeks to help us with some questions that all of us have. We have, as a result, called this series of messages “Life’s Ultimate Questions.” Today, we ask the question: “Is anything too difficult for God?” It just so happens to come from my very favorite story of the book of Jeremiah, and maybe even the whole Old Testament. As a matter of fact, God used this passage mightily in my life in to confirm my calling to be your pastor eight years ago.