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The Church and the Kingdom of God

ChristinaLi:

Who do you pledge your allegiance to? By not consciously choosing, you still choose. ‘Choose you this day whom you will serve.’ This is a great sermon about what the Kingdom of God is really like.

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Church by danMat 16:18-19 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

The word church in Greek is ‘ecclesia’. It means ‘a group of people,’ in this case, Christians. It’s applied to a specific congregation in a city or a group of people in a particular city or a term given to the whole body on earth. Jesus died for the church, the entire body.

You need to understand what kind of ecclesia: ‘that which belongs to the Lord’, composed of true born-again believers. The church militant is what we call the church on…

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Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Pentecost: This Just Got Personal

ChristinaLi:

The Holy Ghost is a gift. This tells how you go about receiving (and keeping!) that gift.

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

House_on_Fire_Ruin_III_(4078894416)Acts 2:1-4 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

The house got the Holy Ghost first!

Acts 2:5-8 “And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak…

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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Get Hope! Don’t Give Up!

http://sonyanoblewritinggeek.blogspot.com/2015/05/so-i-watched-to-save-life-today-oo.html

This is a link from a fellow writer. What she writes today is powerful and uplifting and filled with hope!

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

He Will Make a Way

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Young Children Walking in Forest by chrisrollIsa 43:16-21 “Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.”

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth…

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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Prevailing Power of Partnership Prayer

ChristinaLi:

This is some of the best information on going deeper in prayer I’ve ever heard!

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

A_Prayer_for_those_at_Sea_by_Frederick_Daniel_Hardy2 Cor 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

(v3) “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”

Jude 1:20 “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”

Some things in the Bible can be taught, but some things have to be caught. With an instrument, you have to learn how to play. It is the same with prayer.

You can read a book about prayer or listen to a sermon on prayer, but until you get on your knees and actually pray, you can’t do it.

The lost are blinded and can’t even recognize that they’re lost. There is only one thing that gives them hope…

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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

A Cup, a Cross, and a Savior

Originally posted on The Life Church of Des Plaines:

Painting_of_Christ_in_GethsemaneMat 26:36-39 “Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

We have the son of God praying to the Father. This is the dual nature of God, both man and God. As a man, Jesus was born as a baby. He increased in wisdom and stature. He cried and died. As a man, He did not know all…

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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Knowing God and Doing Exploits: Up For an Adventure, Anyone?

Knowing God and Doing Exploits: Up For an Adventure, Anyone?.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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