The following is Pastor Doug’s Newsletter for July 30, 2013. His daily word of encouragement can be read by connecting with him on his Facebook page.
Dear Christian Friends,
It is more and more apparent with the world situation the way it is we are not afraid to take a stand on the faith that has been passed down to from our Lord Jesus Christ.
Neil Anderson says it right when he makes this statement, “The Secular World view says that we make something true by believing it. That is false. We cannot create reality with our minds; only God can do that. Our responsibility is to face reality and choose to believe what God says is true. True biblical faith, therefore, is choosing to believe and act upon what is true, because God has said it is truth, and he is the Truth.”
Friends, these texts are good for me as we face life and all it’s complexities, it’s lies, distortions, and falsehoods;
-John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
-Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes….”
-Romans 5:1, “Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…”
-2 Cor. 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”
-Galatians 6:14, “But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
-Ephesians 1:3-14, (summary, check it out it is so encouraging) “He blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,” “He chose us, He predestined us, He redeemed us through His blood, He made known to us the mystery of His will, we have obtained an inheritance, and we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, as we have believed in Christ for our salvation!”
-Romans 8:37-39, “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” (another summary, Shada style) “and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, nothing!”
-Jude 3, “That we would contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” Faith, in, of and through our Lord Jesus Christ!
May we stay out of the pit of discouragement and with His love and truth flowing in and through us as His followers, let us make the difference for His glory in our generation He deserves…..Regardless!
Have a great day friends,