Dialogue with God

The term oracle/dialogue is used in prophetic literature to describe the message from the Lord brought by the prophets. In this study we will be studying the message from the Lord to Habakkuk.   As we study this dialogue we will notice that the dialogue draws the reader into a deeper reflection on the means and methods of God.

  • April 8 - Prayer - Habakkuk 1:1-4
  • April 15 - Divine Answer - Habakkuk 1:5-1
  • April 22 - Something is still wrong - Habakkuk 1:12-2:2
  • April 29 - Embracing Life - Habakkuk 3:1-19
On the Road to the Wondrous Cross
When He reached the place,  He told them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation." 
Luke 22:40

There comes a time in the life of all Christians when they must also choose between God's will and their own, and that choice, like Jesus' choice, displays the level of commitment and obedience to God, as well as the true condition of the heart. Even though Jesus was aware of the fate He was about to face when He prayed on the Mount of Olives for God to alter the events, His prayer was that the Father's will be done regardless of what the future held for Him. 

but Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" Luke 22:48

Judas not only became one of the most despised characters in history when he betrayed Jesus; he also became a haunting reminder to every Christian that there have been times they have fallen to temptation to sin.

For the Christian, stumbling in sin is like betraying the One who gave His life for us. How much greater is that betrayal when the sin is a chosen behavior, deliberately turning away from spiritual conviction
They all asked, "Are You, then, the Son of God?" 
And He said to them, "You say that I am."
"Why do we need any more testimony," they said, "since we've heard it ourselves from His mouth?" Luke 22:70-71

Admitting turned to condemning.  Even in this moment Christ was fulfilling His role. He had made divine claims for himself, He had put himself on equality with God, and had accepted the title "Son of God" from the Psalms. Jesus was given no opportunity to defend himself. No witnesses were called. Jesus was allowed to condemn himself on their interpretation of what He meant by an ambiguous statement.

On The Road, To The Wondrous Cross. Take the time this Easter Season to focus on the sacrifice.  
Pastor Jeff
Handed a Sacred Treasure

Amazingly, God has placed His eternal plan of salvation in the hands of people like you and me. We as heralds of the gospel are recipients of a divine trust, a sacred treasure.

Jan 14th - Serving is expected - Titus 1:1-4
Jan 21st - A faithful leader - Titus 1:5-9
Jan 28th - To Confront or not to confront - Titus 1:10-16
Feb 4th - What’s your role - Titus 2:1-8
Feb 11th - It’s time to proclaim the Gospel - Titus 2:9-10
Feb 18th - Amazing Grace - How sweet the sound - Titus 2:11-15
Feb 25th - Be ready - Titus 3:1-15