6 Promises that last Forever
Welcome to the Roundtable ...
This is where extend the conversation from Sunday and give a better avenue for people to ask questions, add comments/encouragements and to create a culture of conversation for those that may struggle to find the time to make it to an Open House.
So here we go, our first ever Roundtable conversation!
This past Sunday I reflected on 6 Promises that last FOREVER, it was a good way to end our FOREVER Series and it was a chance to encourage those in attendance with some Biblical promises.
I've noticed that Churches and Pastors can sometimes have a bad habit of promising things that aren't actually in the Holy Scriptures. I have heard plenty of promises that when Jesus is recognised as Lord and King that our finances will get better, our relationships will be more fruitful or blessed and we will become more prosperous because, you know, it's not just life but abundant life. But I know plenty of people, when they finally come to Christ, who have become worse off financially, relationships have fallen to pieces and life doesn't feel prosperous or abundant.
Why? Is God a cruel God? Is it unfair? Or have we just reflected on promises that aren't actually there? Have we decided to dangle an unhealthy carrot to lure people to Church as opposed to preparing people properly and discipling them with truth from a Holy Scriptures that doesn't need to beautified in order for it to be beautiful?
So we decided to reflect on 6 beautiful truths from the Bible and to encourage our souls and each other into Eternity.
Those who believe in Jesus, will be saved!
We take this promise from John 3:16 ...
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
The most important promise is that those that truly believe in Jesus, His death and resurrection, shall be saved!
We NOW have Victory over Death.
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."
1 Corinthians 15:55
"When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true:“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting"
God's GRACE is SUFFICIENT
Never will there come a time where we don't rely on HIS GRACE. For all ETERNITY we will be celebrating and worshipping God for His tremendous, crazy grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."
He will supply all our NEEDS
Notice it says NEEDS not GREEDS.
God is not half as interested in your bank account as you think, He is always more interested in HIS own Glory. Truth is God knows what we truly need more than what we believe we truly need.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."
God will finished what HE STARTED!
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
If God called you to it, He will see you through it.
This is our salvation, our visions and our dreams that God planted within our hearts. He will finish what He started.
All things come together
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
This is one of my favourites. No tear, no blood, no sweat, no hurt, no past, no experience will be wasted with God. He will bring all things both good and bad together, it will all work out for His glory. Just don't give up!
So here is where you join the conversation. What promise speaks to you? What promise do you need to take ahold of and cling to? What promise challenges you the most? How can you start living out these promises? Comment how you wish but these questions may just be guides to help!
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