Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday ~ Sanctify! - Lent 2015

God’s Faithfulness ~ Our Everlasting Hope!
LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness
You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1 NIV

During this season of reflection and renewal, join me in exploring God’s Faithfulness. Do you find strength for every circumstance in God’s Faithfulness? God IS Faithful!  God’s Faithfulness is our everlasting Hope! ~ Donna Oswalt

God has demonstrated His past faithfulness to give us a foundation for our faith. Now show God your faith. And He’ll show you His faithfulness.                          Steve Furtick, Pastor

[Jesus prays] Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. John 17:17-18 NASB

On the night before His death, Jesus prays for His disciples and for all those who would follow Him throughout the centuries to come. Sanctify means to separate from or to stop participating in evil deeds, to become holy. It also means to grow in purity, to live holy lives. This holiness comes from Jesus, the Word made flesh, the absolute truth that never changes. Believing in God or not believing in God does not change God, does not diminish His faithfulness to us. The Father’s faithfulness to His Son secures the foundation of our faith.

That night long ago, Jesus prays for God’s mission to take the Gospel into the world, prays for God’s people to tell the Good News to all people. Today, as the Living Word intercedes for each believer, the Holy Spirit empowers us to demonstrate our working faith in God, to live holy and fruitful lives, to share the grace of Jesus with others. 

Jesus, let my thoughts seek truth in Your holy Scriptures. Find me faithful to Your enduring truth. The world tries to discourage my heart, dissuade my mind, desecrate my soul, but great is Your faithfulness. Grace washes away the negative effects, establishes new boundaries with greater hope. Consecrate my life that I might honor You. - dho  

Focus Point: The Father’s faithfulness to His Son secures the foundation of our faith.

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