Archive for September, 2017

Identity in Christ Resources Page

Identity In Christ  Resources Page

 

Articles:

http://unlockingthebible.org/2015/04/four-ways-our-identity-in-christ-changes-our-lives/   (“Four Ways Our Identity in Christ Changes Our Lives”, written by Sarah Walton).

http://www.desiringgod.org/topics/identity-in-christ#   (“Identity in Christ.”).

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/have-you-found-the-life-you-wanted   (“Have You Found The Life You Wanted?” article).

 

Sermons:

http://www.cascadeschurch.com/media.html

 

You Tube Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBfHjyiQ3pk   (titled, “Identity In Christ”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFpOHecByKw  (titled, “Our Identity in Christ”).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWPhhpaUTiM   (titled, “Identity in Christ SPOKEN WORD”).

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Perseverance and Power In Our Battles

Perseverance and Power In Our Battles

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  • Inspirational Christian Stories / Poems

http://www.inspirationalarchive.com/perseverance/


  • Sports 

Olympic Perseverance:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nifq3Ke2Q30

 

  1. Playing Sports With A Disability:

DESPITE THE ODDS : A true story of perseverance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WnsXVfSQgU

The Inspirational Story Of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekLpn4zKiNU

 


 

  • Inspirational Christian Videos On “Fighting the Fight!”

 

The Full Armor Of God!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLqOH4VfNM

Run the Race – The Faith in Christ that Perseveres.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhk_5c6H-yc

ATTACK WITH PRAYER!! CHRISTIAN MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F526hTCsrZs

Warriors Of God Called To War!! MOTIVATIONAL!!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmGwA4L4GmM

I AM A SOLDIER, A WARRIOR FOR CHRIST … HOW ABOUT YOU !?    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztNnte3S8-8

Ephesians 6 – Armor Of God.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huEngPDkdR8

 


 

  • Christian Sermon

The Armor of God – Tony Evans    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulswQICDAk0


  •  Christian Daily Devotional Written By Pastor Phil Stout, JAXNAZ CHURCH

Read: Philippians 3:10-14

 

Philippians 3:10-14

New International Version (NIV)

10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Consider: I know that not all of us are sports fans. But allow me, in the tradition of the Apostle Paul, to use an athletic analogy. In American football, the offensive leader on the field is the quarterback. He must be skilled in a variety of ways. He must have a keen understanding of the strategies of his opponents. He must be physically strong, mentally tough and emotionally under control. Commentators, coaches and players can list you a variety attributes that a great quarterback must possess. And among those important characteristics is the ability to forget. That’s right. A good quarterback learns how to forget.

Because of the importance of his role, when a quarterback makes a mistake, it is often a game-changing mistake. When he throws an interception that is returned by the defense for a touchdown, the air goes out of the crowd. His teammates are demoralized. He has hurt his cause. But after that happens, he must go back out on the field and try again. He must start anew. He must forget the magnitude of his last failure. When people judge a quarterback, they judge him by how he plays immediately after a game-changing mistake.

To return to the field after a self-induced disaster, takes character. And that is precisely what Paul calls us to do as he shares his journey…

“One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (3:13-14)

I can’t stretch toward what is ahead—I can’t pursue the goal—until I make the choice to forget. I must choose to leave the past behind me.

If anyone is positioned to do this, it is the Christian, because the Christian believes in forgiveness. The Christ-follower believes in redemption. We believe in the God of the second chance (and the third, and the fourth, and the…). We must resist the pull to wallow in self-pity. We must reject the temptation to demean ourselves over the sins of our past. As Paul wrote in one of his other letters, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Do we dare to believe that?

It takes that belief to liberate us from the past so that we can proceed to the goal.

Pray: “Lord, thank you for forgiveness. Help me to believe in your forgiveness and help me to live as one who has been forgiven. Empower me to forget what is behind—to forgive myself—so that I can ‘press on toward the goal.’”


 

 

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