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More About The Jesus Factor

More about the Jesus Factor…

Christians, and non-Christians alike, usually can agree that Jesus is the best role model we have.  From His faith, perseverance, generosity, and even His intelligence, people see the best qualities that mankind can possess.  The Bible teaches to be more like Jesus each and every day, so it’s helpful to learn about some of the character traits He had.  We looked at love last month, here are 4 more Jesus factors…


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I Am a Disciple of Jesus Christ

I AM A DISCIPLE OF JESUS

 

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

I have the Holy spirit power.

The die has been cast.

I have stepped over the line.

The decision has been made.

I am a disciple of Jesus.

I won’t  look back , let up, slow down, back away, or be still.


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The new year is a time of celebration and reflection. As we look back at 2015 we tend to assess whether we had a good year, or a not so good year. As we remember the events that have transpired, we also take stock in our personal successes and failures. With the turning of the calendar year, we see a clean slate, a fresh new opportunity to make the coming year better than the year before.

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Something Is On the Horizon

“The season of advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before. What is possible…. is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you. So…

Stay.
Sit.
Linger.
Tarry.
Ponder.
Wait.
Behold.
Wonder.

There will be time enough for running… For rushing… For worrying… For pushing. For now, stay. Wait. Something is on the horizon.”

~ Jan L. Richardson
As we officially enter the Christmas season let’s keep our focus as Christ followers on the true gift.  Even as we point to Christ all year long, we must point others to Him all the more at Christmas time. At Royal Haven Baptist Church we will be doing just that.  Our Senior Pastor Rick Dorman will be guiding us through the celebration of Advent on Wednesday nights, and in our teaching and worship.


What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 8) Look for Jesus

8) Look for Jesus — This brings us to the final guideline I would like to emphasize regarding how to live for Jesus in the end times. The Bible tells us point blank that we are to live “looking for Jesus” (Titus 2: 13). Most Christians are so caught up in the world that they live thinking about anything but the return of Jesus. This is a sad state of affairs because Jesus’ return is our “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). And His return is imminent.

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What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 7) Keep an Eternal Perspective

Keep an Eternal Perspective — We are to be in the world but not of the world (John 17:11 & 16). That’s a difficult principle to follow. It constitutes a daily struggle. It is so easy to get our eyes off the Lord and focus instead upon the world in which we live. The daily demands are so pressing.

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What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 6) Practice Tough Faith

Practice Tough Faith — Faith comes easy when everything is going smoothly. When there is good health and prosperity, it is easy to praise the Lord. The test of faith comes when all the circumstances of life turn sour. God has not promised believers a rose garden. We live in a fallen world. The rain falls on the just and the unjust. The wicked prosper. Justice seldom prevails. It is easy for the righteous to grow discouraged. This calls for the practice of tough faith —

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Be Strong

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong – 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

We have a relationship that can never be changed:

we are children of the Most High.

 

We have a righteousness that can never be tarnished:

the very righteousness of Christ himself.


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What In the World To Do In the End Times?… 5) Rely On the Holy Spirit

Rely on the Holy Spirit — Most professing Christians seem to be afraid of the Holy Spirit. This is usually due to a lack of knowledge concerning the Spirit. For example, there is a tendency to write off the Holy Spirit as some sort of impersonal force — like “The Force” in Star Wars.

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