ROCK HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
|Posted on 4 September, 2018 at 19:10||comments (61)|
Luke 18:1-8 (KJV) 18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Be encouraged! Be persistent! When we don't, at first, receive our prayer request, it is important to remember that giving up is not an option. Sometimes we have to ask more than once. Not because our Lord did not hear us the first time, but do we have the faith to believe that He will answer. Do you have enough faith to persist? Be encouraged friends, God loves His children and there is no good thing that He will withhold from us!
|Posted on 27 August, 2018 at 12:36||comments (58)|
God gave His Son.
His Son gave His life.
What do you plan to give?
|Posted on 13 August, 2018 at 15:01||comments (58)|
Scripture reference: St. Luke 5:1-6
Sometimes it seems as if our best efforts are not good enough to secure our intended results. The men in the above-referenced scripture were experienced fishermen. They knew how to fish, what time to fish and where to fish. But this fishing trip did not fill their nets.
Along comes Jesus. He tells the weary men, "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." Peter replied, "Master, we have toiled all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net."
If Peter had ignored the words of Jesus, his circumstance would have remained the same: dragging an empty net. If our best efforts are not obedience to our Lord, then our best is not good enough. Sometime we are inclined to do things the same way because "we have always done it this way." If we are not willing to listen and obey the Master, then our nets will always remain empty.
Our blessings and perhaps the blessings of our family and friends may be predicated upon our willingness to obey Jesus' word. Let us launch into the deep my friends and watch our blessings overflow our nets.
|Posted on 30 July, 2018 at 14:12||comments (58)|
"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16 KJV
When we pray, not if, we must do so with the belief that our Lord hears us and will answer our prayer, if it is according to His will. Our prayers will humble us and transform our mind, mood, and our attitude for the better.
|Posted on 17 July, 2018 at 10:16||comments (126)|
In order for the body of Christ to move beyond the right here and right now, we must open up our spiritual eyes and look ahead to what can be. Our carnal eyes can only focus on what is right in front of us. To have a vision, we must be willing to see what God sees. "...God calleth those things that be not as though they were" (Romans 4:17). What do you see?