When the Spirit of God acts in a way that seems contrary to our human expectations, does the character of God come into question? Humanity has seemed to lose respect for God’s perfect holiness. We have the option to choose life, or choose death. When Peter & John were imprisoned for preaching, an angel of the Lord released them from prison only to tell them to continue to preach about this new life. Death on the front end of Acts 5, and new life at the closing. Which will you choose? Choose life, there is more blessing that way.
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Chapter 2 talks about the beginning of the church as the Holy Spirit is given to people. So often we look at Acts 2 merely as the beginning of the church, which is important, but we can easily miss the character of God displayed through His supernatural generosity, His supernatural boldness, leading us to supernatural repentance, and creates a supernatural community as a result. Join us as we look deeper into Acts 2.
Quit making excuses about things in your life that are too difficult to accomplish, or too challenge to take on. You don’t need to keep making excuses, because no one cares how good your excuses are. Jesus tells a story in Luke 14 where people give excuses instead of coming to the Master’s banquet. He is saying that our excuses have no place in the Kingdom of God. In order to grow in faith, we need to quit making excuses.
God will often allow you to have more than you can handle. Why do people die unexpectedly? Why do we have so many with cancer? Why is there so much pain in the world, right now? God is shaping those who have faith to be like Christ. Stop saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” We debunk the myths of spirituality here at Crossroads. Pay attention, so you don’t end up saying the wrong thing to people who are suffering through pain.
In the book of Judges, chapter 16, we find Samson in a real bind. Eyes poked out, hands bound by bronze shackles and grinding on a wheel for the Philistines, he is bald and out of strength and out of options. He calls out to the Lord one final time and brings vengeance on the oppressors of Israel. Listen with us, as we look at the final retribution of Samson. When you’re caught in a bind, do you simply have regrets, or can you be truly repentant?
Don’t take this one on alone. You need God’s spiritual authority to defeat the enemy. Many people don’t believe the devil and his demons even exist, but the Scriptures clearly teach that evil was cast out of people, Jesus came to defeat the power of death and Satan, and we can be free from the dominion of darkness. Join us to find out how demons work, what they do, and how to stand victorious in Jesus Christ.