Category Archives: Purpose

The Intent

1 Cor.12:6-8 “God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge”

The purpose of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is to bless God’s Church, God’s people. It is so that when we gather in fellowship, we can give an accurate Word. As you study the Bible together and share, someone is able to get direction because of the manifestation of the gift of Word of wisdom. Read the rest of this entry

His Attitude

John 10:10 “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

The first recorded ministry miracle of Jesus is in John 2:1-11 (please read). What significance do you find in the fact that turning water into wine is the first miracle Jesus worked? Is there a second or third level interpretation? Read the rest of this entry

Embrace Him

Job 23:13-14 “But once he has made his decision, who can change his mind? Whatever he wants to do, he does. So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny.”

The first thing we learn from Matt.26:36-46 (please read) on how Jesus dealt with pain and translated it to glory is, you have to embrace pain. Pain is your friend. Say it aloud, pain is my friend. Read the rest of this entry

The Profit

Ps.119:71 “My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees. 72. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.”

Matthew Henry says, “Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl.” Every tear of sorrow sown by a child of God will only bring forth precious stones in all ramifications. Read the rest of this entry

Purpose & Produce

2 Cor.4:17 “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”

 

The next fact you need to know about suffering is, In The End, We Win. No matter how tough the battle is, in the end, we win. Check the scriptures; that is what the Bible tells us from Genesis to Revelations. Read the rest of this entry

Destiny Dilemma I

John 1:26 (NIV) “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”

1 Cor.15:41 (Voice)Even among the heavenly bodies, there is a different level of brilliance: the sun shines differently than the moon, the moon differently than the stars, and the stars themselves differ in their brightness.” The key Read the rest of this entry

Unwavering Hope

Isa.54:10 (GN)The mountains and hills may crumble but My love for you will never end, so says the Lord who loves you.”

For us to live a life of gratitude, we must experience Freedom From The Pessimism Of Tomorrow. People become pessimistic when they do not know their purpose in life. God created you for a purpose; Read the rest of this entry

Patient Concentration

Ps.37:7 Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Prayer is countercultural. In our culture we are typically distracted, but prayer takes concentration. It used to be children that have short attention spans, but these days adults have very short attention span. Read the rest of this entry

Pathway

Ps.32:“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”

Roads are pathways to destinations. Road one leads to destination one and road two leads to destination two. The point of intersection between two pathways [roads] leading to two different destinations is a crossroad. Read the rest of this entry

The Charge

Matt. 28:18 (NKJV)  And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

 

This was the charge Jesus gave the disciples after His resurrection. Then Jesus says, Read the rest of this entry