Do you ever feel like you've messed up your life beyond repair? Well I have good news for you... You haven't. You are a masterpiece in process.
Have you ever stopped to think that every great work of art started as a raw canvas?
God is the author of your life's story, and He is working to make you more like Him each day.
God knows our faults and frailties, remember that He formed you in your mother's womb. He also sees the future, and He knows the man or woman that you're going to become, and He will keep working in and through your life.
So whenever you feel like you've done something beyond forgiveness, remind yourself that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
The health of the church is only because of the health of the home! .
Registration is now open for the Smoky Mountain Marriage Retreat organized by House to House & the Jacksonville Church of Christ! .
More information on our website (link in bio).
We welcomed 33 new Owners at last night’s #Ownership dinner! 🙌🏻 Owners are people who have chosen to stand in agreement with our vision, mission, and core values here at Epic. If you would like to complete the path to Ownership, then #NextSteps is for you! Please visit epicchurch.tv/nextsteps or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
I want to ask y’all for a favor. For most people, the holidays are a wonderful time full of joy and happiness. But for some, it can be a difficult season. Some people are missing a loved one and this is their first holiday season without them (like my family missing my grandfather this year), some are missing loved ones who have been gone for years but the grief is always worse during the holidays, some don’t have a family to celebrate with & struggle with loneliness during the holidays, some are struggling financially during the holidays which can be extra stressful and there are many more reasons why someone might be struggling through the holidays. 🎄For me personally, I’m not quite feeling the joy this holiday season like I usually do for multiple reasons. One of them being that due to my current financial situation as a single mom, I can’t give these boys the Christmas they deserve which makes me sad and feel guilty. Gift giving is a love language of mine and I put a lot of thought and work each year into picking the perfect gift for my loved ones to show how much I appreciate and love them. Not being able to do that to the extent I would like is disheartening. Especially for these boys who have been through hell & back and deserve the world. A week ago, I told the boys to make their lists for Santa. When I saw the items on the list, I knew I wouldn’t be able to make them come true. I tried to prepare them for the disappointment as I told them that I didn’t think Santa could afford those gifts this year. My middle son hugged me and told me “I’ll be happy with whatever Santa chooses to give me” I hugged him back and cried. 😭 These boys have hearts of gold and my one wish for them is that after losing so much, they don’t lose the belief in the magic of Christmas! 🎅So my favor? Please be kind to everyone you encounter this holiday season because they might be struggling through something that isn’t allowing them to experience the full joy of this season! 🥰 Happy Holidays y’all! 🎅#jaclynhillchristmas#Christmas#bekind#joy
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).
My struggle mostly is the unknown, the things beyond my control, the things God asks me to trust Him in that quite honestly feel impossible.
But when that anxiety creeps up and I work myself up and I begin to try and take back control I remind myself I’ve surrendered to Him. I remind myself of every. single. time. He’s come through before and I know He’ll do it again!
“I've seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I'll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I'll see You do it again”
- Elevation Worship
It's all 'G'... Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for us. The way we live our lives are a living sacrifice to our Lord (Roman's 12:1). If we live for God and according to His word (His Voice), it pleases Him and we are blessed (not necessarily in worldly or material things). But if we live opposite of what brings glory to God, and only what pleases and brings glory to ourselves; our lives are worthless. For God does not do business with the arrogant and proud; but with broken and humble. Be blessed 🙏🏽🤲🏽
Sometimes we feel like we’ve gone too far ... like there is no way that God could forgive us or accept us. But Psalm 103 points is back to our loving creator who abounds in mercy and steadfast love. If you feel too ashamed to go to God today, know that he is ready and able to forgive anything.
IT’S BACK! We have restocked our long sleeve He Is/I Am tee, grab one while you can. We sold out fast last time, so if you’re thinking of getting one for yourself or as a Christmas gift to someone else don’t wait! Hit the link in our bio to shop til you drop 🔥🔥🔥
It’s been such a privilege and blessing getting to lead with the rest of the team (about half of them pictured here) at @citylightseoulchurch - people who serve each other, who celebrate each other’s successes, people who have your back and will be there through downs, people who are like family.
There’s always #roomformore as well! Come hang on Sunday - 11am CGV Sinchon :)
🕺🏻We are READY for tomorrow!!! DO NOT FORGET!
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🙌🏼WE WELCOME THEM!
Jesus truly is the only way , there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved . Jesus’ name is the only name that can save . Buddha can not save you , Muhammad can not save you , the catholic church can not save you , mary can not save you , hindu religion can not save you . Only Jesus is the way of salvation .
This is a fundamental part of true Christianity and that is that Jesus truly is the only way , just as He said . It is because Jesus is God in the flesh so only He can truly be the way to the Father in heaven because that is who He is in the flesh . He came here to Earth to die on the cross for the sins of the world , was buried , and on the third day after He rose from the dead and and all who call upon the name of the Lord Jesus knowing they are a sinner in need of Him and putting their full faith and trust in Him and His sacrifice to be the propitiation for their sins , shall be saved .
By grace through faith in Jesus and His gospel we are saved . No other way , simple and plain . This is fundamental Christian doctrine and if you claim to be a Christian and can’t accept this then you better examine yourself to make sure you are in the faith because no truly born again blood bought saved sinner would believe in their heart that Jesus lied when He said He is the only way . If you believe in a Jesus that does not live up to God’s word ( which should be His own word if you got the right Jesus ) then you got the wrong Jesus . Simple truth
Some Bible verses about true biblical salvation will be posted in the comments below
Romans 8:38-39 King James Version (KJV)
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 10:27-28 King James Version (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
When it really comes down to it ; God , Jesus , the Holy Spirit , and His written word is all I have and all I need for eternity and that is all I can truly fully trust , and He will never leave or forsake me and His word will always be 💯 percent true . Even when I fail myself , and EVEN when I fail HIM , He will never fail me , what an amazing God is the one true God . Thank you Jesus , I don’t deserve your love Lord
Brothers and Sisters in Christ let us remember to be content in God and know He will never leave or forsake us and we can always trust Him , He and His word is truly all we need , Amen and Amen and Hallelujah , there is none else like our God
Nobody and nothing can ever take your place Lord Jesus !!!!!!! All glory , honor , praise , dominion , majesty , reign , power , belongs to you God , Jesus , and Holy Spirit ! For you are one and you are the only true God , hallelujah !
I’m a soldier in the army of the LORD . I’m not perfect , I have many struggles , many faults , have faced many things , have been through a lot . JESUS always brings me through and gives me strength even when I’m weak . HIS grace mercy and love carries me . I fight this spiritual battle knowing my COMMANDER has already gotten HIS army the victory . I have failed HIM many times but for some reason HE still loves me and is there for me and even uses me for HIS glory in this battle . I’m not perfect , but my SAVIOUR is . I’m fighting to lead people to HIM . Because I know HE is the only way of salvation . I will never give up . JESUS never gave up on me . And when HE was hanging on that cross , HE could have stopped it all . HE could have came off that cross and chose not to die for our sins . JESUS endured the cross and died for us anyways , because HE is LOVE . Thank you JESUS . YOU were buried after YOU died on the cross for the sins of the world , YOU rose from the dead the third day after , and by grace through faith in YOU and YOUR gospel JESUS , YOU set the captives free , YOU quench the flames of hell , YOU save the worst of sinners . There is nothing I could ever do to earn this love YOU give JESUS . I will forever love YOU JESUS because YOU first loved me . Eternally willingly I praise , thank , and love YOU GOD , JESUS , HOLY SPIRIT , AND YOUR WRITTEN WORD Aswell . FATHER , SON , HOLY SPIRIT , YOU are ONE , and YOU are the only true GOD . Thank YOU for saving me when I deserve to be in the lake of fire for all eternity and then even using me to glorify YOU in this spiritual battle . All glory , honor , praise , dominion , power , authority , reign belongs to YOU GOD . There is none else like YOU JESUS .
Sincerely , YOUR servant and son,kyle kleese,that YOU adopted and bought with YOUR own precious blood YOU shed on the cross in love , YOU even know me by name , YOU even know every hair on my head , YOU created me , YOU know more about me than I’ll ever know . YOU even knew how much of a sinner I was going to be , but for some reason YOU chose to love me and save me and heal me . Thank YOU so much GOD I will praise YOU for eternity
Philippians 1:21 KJV
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Proverbs 1:7 KJV - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 8:13 KJV - The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Matthew 10:28 KJV - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
Job 28:28 KJV - And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is] wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.
Psalms 33:8 KJV - Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Proverbs 14:27 KJV - The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:26 KJV - In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Deuteronomy 10:12 KJV - And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Psalms 111:10 KJV - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
Psalms 25:14 KJV - The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Proverbs 3:7 KJV - Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Psalms 86:11 KJV - Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
Luke 1:50 KJV - And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Psalms 34:9 KJV - O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for [there is] no want to them that fear him.
(Continued in comments below)
Matthew 16:24 King James Version (KJV)
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mark 8:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Luke 9:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Romans 12:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
James 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
1 John 2:15-17 King James Version (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.