But as we have seen so many times before, God had other plans.
He led us to several experiences with people facing different illnesses and disabilities, and after much discussion and prayer, we came to the decision to begin planning this new 2. A Ministry Is Born As we attended more cancer support groups in the area, we heard others share their cancer survivor stories and how God helped them through cancer too.
Also, it tells of how to regain your hope to face the storms of life. We find the great Apostle Paul in a very difficult situation.
Scripture: Acts Denomination: Pentecostal. When the storms of life threaten to overwhelm us, Jesus is still Lord of the storm! Rain fell at a rate of over an inch an hour all through the night.
I could hear the wind as it Scripture: Mark Denomination: Baptist. Singing and shouting during sunny days does not reveal true faith in Christ.
The true test of faith is how one survives storms. The true test of faith is how Scripture: Colossians The title comes from a Psalm of David in Psalm The Law of God is often misunderstood. Scripture: Psalms A message offering comfort for those in situations they wish they could fly away from.
What is that guarantee? The guarantee is in the prophecy, "The Lord has sworn, and will not change his mind, 'You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek'" Psalms Note the phrase, "The Lord has sworn". The Hebrew writer comments, "God, desiring even more to show the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, guaranteed it with an oath " Hebrews So we have "two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie" Hebrews We have not only the promise, but also the oath sworn by God.
There is a second guarantee: the seal of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. The genealogy of Jesus entitled him to be king, but he had no genealogy that entitled him to be priest.
Melchizedek was a priest without genealogy. He was not part of a succession of priests. His priesthood stood alone. He was not begotten of a priest nor did he beget a priest to succeed him.
H ope assured O pened way P essimism overcome E ternity guaranteed. Heirs and citizens The Christian hope is the inheritance kind. The perfect tabernacle That earthly tabernacle represented the "greater and more perfect" holy place in heaven, into which Christ entered after his sacrifice and resurrection Hebrews Christ our Intercessor Because our High priest is already there; we have access to the holy place through his representation, because "he ever lives to make intercession for us" Hebrews Christ the Opener of our way The Hebrew writer defines our hope as "confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus by a new and living way which he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh" Hebrews
Hope is so much more than crossed fingers and waiting for the unknown to happen or not happen. The title comes from a Psalm of David in Psalm The first is change. Our family will never forget that incident. Both questions were asked by people who had seen the power of Jesus and expected Him to step in and relieve their anxiety. Today, God wants you to be a person of His character who stands in the middle of any storm you may face.