Messiah

A walking Bucket Of Living Water, Pastor Phil Sessa

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John 4:28-29, “28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ ?”.”

In this story Jesus had an interaction with the woman at the well. This woman had a sexually sinful lifestyle. First: Jesus began in the natural realm (v. 7). This woman was unregenerate, and the Bible tells us “the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God” (1Corinthians 2:14). He therefore spoke of something she could relate to—water Read the rest of this entry »

What Are Signs For? Evans Olang

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Mark 16:16-18,” … And these signs shall follow them that believe…”

We as believers have been privileged to be part of things the Lord is doing partially because we are His children and He desires to let us in on what He is doing. He may never explain the process but definitely we will know the outcome. Because He is the reason for the outcome, we understand that He is not a man that He should lie neither is He a son of man that He should repent, if He has said it, surely enough, He will do it. Read the rest of this entry »

Identified With Despised Christ, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Acts 4:1-22, “13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus”

The Israelites looked forward to the coming of the Messiah, the King of kings. They expected Him to come, overthrow and seat on the throne. Well He came through a teenage girl by virgin birth. He grew up an ordinary life, He was a carpenter, He had no place to lay His head, He rode on a donkey (kings rode on horses and chariots), He spent time with the despised, and Isaiah 53:1-3 tells us,” 1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him” Read the rest of this entry »

Experiencing God, Benjamen Leahey

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Luke 2:25-35, vs. “28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God…”

This short verse speaks to us of Simeon, whose brief story is told in verses 25-35. He was a just and devout man, waiting, the scriptures teach, for the consolation of Israel. He was waiting for the promised Messiah, having received the promise in himself that he would not see death until he saw the Lord’s Christ. His story is brief, but important, as he gives us a great example of an individual who sought for Christ, and received Christ. No one told Simeon who this child was; he saw Him and knew immediately, that this child was all he ever sought for, and all he ever desired. He was all his joy, the culmination of his life, all he had ever done paled in comparison to this one moment, when he saw Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

From The Lips Of Children And Infants, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Matthew 21:14-16, “14The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,” `From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’ “, “…Because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2)

Sometime back on a Father’s Day, I had the wonderful opportunity to see both of my dads. Since I’ve blessed by a beautiful wife, I have gained another father as well, and he has gained a son. Read the rest of this entry »

Receiving Your Desires, Part 2of4, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Psalm 37:4, “Delight Yourself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart”

What are our desires? What do we most want in life? Do we desire above all things to have a better paying job, a bigger house, thicker carpet, an expensive car and more money? Are we controlled by the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life? Or have been transformed from the way of this world by the renewing of our mind that that we may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2, Are our desires in line with God’s desires? Read the rest of this entry »