Sunday’s Soliloquy

Sunday’s Soliloquy


January 25, 2015

Pastor K.M

Topic:  The Cornerstone: The Holy Spirit and the Transforming Power

Today was a good day at my church. Being well rested, well fed (except my wonderful girlfriend didn’t bring me a donut), and in a positive mood it was a great day to be a child of God.donut

The message that I took to heart today started even before the sermon even began, it started with the prayer to bless the offering when one of the pastors said that on the day that we reach the gates of Heaven God will ask if we were good stewards of what he has blessed us with, and honestly right now I cant say yes; I don’t tithe as I should, and that was eye opening. I am so afraid of upsetting and disappointing my disdad here on Earth, but I have never put a second thought into disappointing my Father in Heaven, the one who controls my future, how crappy is that?! Why am I such a bad son? I am going to be a better son to my earthly dad and my dad in Heaven.

This is where the sermon started; “be the neon of this world of darkness”. The pastor, a younger guy, likened the spirit that glows from Christians to the lights of Las Vegas, no matter how thick the blinds the lights from the strip still shine through, so why not let the light of God shine from us at the same intensity?light I am going to write todays Soliloquy in a manner that makes sense to me, so bear with me.

In order to live a true “holy life” we first need to accept the fact that we can’t do it alone. It is impossible for us as humans to live a perfect life, we need help; for a guy like me that is very hard to hear. The help we need cant be found on Earth either, we need help from above, we need God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to help us live a life that is good in the eyes of the Lord. The pastor made a funny statement today saying that the Godhead isn’t a buffet, it is a no substitutions menu item and we have to have all of it or none of it; so I don’t know about you but I’ll take all of it. I want to be seen as a success and as a good person in the eyes of God. I don’t want to be a disappointment anymore, so I am surrendering myself and asking the Holy Spirit to fill me so that I may live a holy life.

“A cup can only spill what it contains”. “Duh!” was my first thought, then he stated that everyday we all spill something onto cupthose that we meet, so why not ask the Holy Spirit to fill us daily so that we may spill onto others? Whoa! Mind blown! Why don’t we surrender and ask the Holy Spirit to fill us so that we can spill onto others but also so that we can have help to live a holy life?

Driving in the dark without headlights is seriously dangerous, so is going through life in the dark. Psalm 119:105 says

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

(Psalm 119:105)

Let the Lord be our headlights that light the path so that we may see where we are going and where we must go.

The pastor explained that the Holy Ghost has many powers some of which include the power to overcome Satan and his temptations and he gives us the power to live a good life. Also, the Holy Spirit is our bridge between us and God where prayer falls short. The Holy Spirit passes on our needs when we cry out because “when a child cries out, a Father can not help but respond” and God will hear our cries.

God is good all the time—All the time God is good.

gigatt

-A

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-A

Sunday’s Soliloquy

I know this is a day late but yesterday after church I hit the ground running preparing for house guests and another church event, I apologize.


January 11, 2015

Pastor D.W.

Topic:  Cornerstone: The Authority of Scripture

As I write this please bear in mind that the thoughts are mine,
but some of the phrases and the general idea are originally from my Pastor,
these are just my thoughts and opinions of today’s sermon.bible

Today at church I was well fed prior to so I wasn’t clouded by hunger, I was also in good company as my good friends are back in town. Today was good! Not only were friends present, the weather nice, and my belly full the message this morning was great! It was something that I hadn’t actually thought about before. The series Cornerstone is all about the basic beliefs of Christians and today was the nonnegotiable fact that the Bible is the true word of God. The pastor took us to Hebrews chapter 4 verses 12-13 where the beginning of chapter 12 states, “For the word of God is alive and active.” aliveI hadn’t really thought about it, but the word really is alive. The Bible is fluid and is applicable to most situations in life differently for each person. How amazing is that? One thing though that I have always been twisted about he actually mentioned today, how is the Bible the word of God when it was written by people just like me, people that sin, people that are human? Why am I to follow their words when they are no better than me? Pastor today hit that one right on the head with one very powerful phrase “Look past the messenger, and take home the message”, humans wrote the book, the words came from God. Humans were prompted to write the words that we now know as the books of the Bible, therefore the Bible is truly the word of God and the authority brought forth from the words within does not come from the authors, but from the God himself.

The Bible is not just a book with words, it is a guide, it is a series of instructions, teachings, parables, and examples of how to live a “Holy Life” as he put it today. The following verse was presented,

 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,

rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly

equipped for every good work.”

(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 We learned that “God-breathed” translates to “God-inspired”, solidifying that the scriptures are truly the word of God.

“In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God.”

(John 1:1)

 The pastor today also mentioned the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan and how he continued to combat Satan by making it proclaiming that “It is written!” I learned today that in the Greek language that meant that the Word was final, it was complete, without argument, and without change. The word truly is the word of our Father in Heaven. The pastor stated that “to read the Bible is to truly know God”, and today that rang true and will help me to understand why I need to read daily and learn and study, so that is what I will do; I will get back on track with reading everyday.

it is

In Hebrews chapter 4 verses 12-13 it reads that the word judges the thoughts (negative thoughts) and attitudes (intentions) of us; but have you ever thought about what we are being judged against? The pastor expressed this thought that the standard by which we are judged is the Word of God, the Bible and its teachings.

He also pleaded with us to strive to live a “Holy life”, a life in which we strive to please God with all that we do. We live in a life of sin, pastor said today that we chose that life and “we walked into it, therefore we can walk out of it”. That struck me very hard as right now I am making serious life changes and I am finding that it is really easy to just walk out of that life when I have Jesus on my side. 2 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 17 says “come out from among them and be separate”, we need to do just that now more than ever in this society, don’t be afraid to be different and stand out against the crowd.

Today’s sermon was brought to a couple closing questions and they are as follows, please attempt to apply these to your life,

  1. Are you living the life that God wants?
    1. I am not, but I am seriously trying to do better.
  2. Are you able to look past the messenger and really understand and take in the message that God has given us?
    1. Now that I understand that concept, I will do much better in that regard.

-A

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Also feel free to follow me as my life can be pretty revealing when it comes to mercies from above! He only knows I need his intervention a lot of the time!

God bless!

-A