Dignity

When you don’t know who you are, the enemy can lie to you. When you don’t know what you have, the enemy can steal from you.  In this series of messages, God has been speaking to us about our inheritance-what we have in Christ as His blood bought children.  We need to know who we are and what we have in Christ so we can walk in confidence into all God has for us.

In this message, we explore our inheritance of financial dignity.  Though this truth entails more than finances, there is a dignity we have as children of God who have promises from God.  That dignity can free us from the easy traps of envy and fear and empower us to be extravagant givers, wise investors, and content enjoyers of life.

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Eternal Inheritance

Eternity puts life in perspective.  

When you see your eternal inheritance in Christ, even beyond the blessings of this life, it puts suffering and success in the right light.  All of the pain and heartache of this present life cannot compare to the weight of glory we will experience in heaven.  Even all of God’s blessings now, and our calling now, cannot compare to the weight of glory we will receive.  When we know our eternal inheritance, we can access that inheritance by faith through the power of the Holy Spirit for our life now.

In this message, be refreshed by a glimpse at your eternal inheritance and be reminded that the Holy Spirit is the down payment of that inheritance.  Eternal life doesn’t start when you die; it starts now.  I pray you would be filled with hope as you listen to God’s word.

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Immunity

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits.”

-Psalm 103:2

King David shows us that there are benefits to being in covenant with God.  Too often we are unaware or forgetful about these benefits.  We need to know we are as children of God and what we have in Him so that we can appropriate those promised blessings into our lives and so that we will turn our hearts toward God in worship rather than turn away in offense, fear, or shame.

In this message, I pray God opens your eyes to see just how awesome your inheritance is in Christ.  I am confident that when you see, fear and anxiety will fall away and confidence and creativity will explode in your life.   You are not alone; you have a God!  He is with you and has made promises to you.  I pray you receive all He has for you.

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Undiluted

You gotta know who you are!  You gotta know what God has given you in Christ!  God says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge”.  I have found that when we don’t know, we are vulnerable to insecurities, fears, and even sin.  But when we know, the truth frees us, fills us with confidence, brings rest, and motivates and empowers us to live a life that pleases God.

Do you know who you are?  Do you know you have an inheritance in Christ?  In this message, you will see that you have an undiluted inheritance in Christ.  The same power, authority, blessings, and promises we read in the bible are your inheritance.  But if you don’t know, you won’t appropriate them to your life.  I pray you will blessed by this message as you see what is yours.  And I pray you would become solid in Christ as you come to Him with faith.

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Kingdom Prayers

Through James 5:16-17, the Lord teaches us how to pray prayers that get results.  Many people think prayer is a like a coin toss or a roll of the dice.  “You never know what God will do”, I hear many people say.  But that is not what Jesus taught or modeled.  Its time we learn to pray Kingdom prayers and see Kingdom results.

If you don’t know what is yours in Christ, you won’t approach God with confidence and perseverance.  You can only appropriate what you recognize.  Discover who you are in Christ and what is available to you through Him; ditch wimpy prayers and pick up your weapons.

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Don’t Let the Devil Bully You

You can only appropriate what you recognize.  If we don’t know something is ours we cannot utilize it.  Too often we let fear and discouragement, shame and insecurity push us around, because we do not know who we are.

We need to know who we are in Christ and what has been given to us.  That is what Paul prays for in Ephesians chapter one and that is what the Holy Spirit is showing us in this message.

Beloved, don’t let the devil bully you any longer!  Rise up and fight.  Find out how in this message.

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Forever Changed

I was impacted by something so simple while reading the Gospels recently.  When people encountered Jesus, they were changed forever.  And what was their response?  Worship. So often we see people falling down and worshipping Jesus out of an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  He made such an impact!

The risen Lord is still in the life-changing business.  I may not be a leper, but I need healing; I may not be a tax collector, but I need forgiveness.  He is alive: still the healer, redeemer, savior, deliverer.

Everyone who encountered Jesus, was changed forever.  As you come to Jesus, He will change you.

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