Don't Forget Jesus!
Have you ever forgotten about someone?
Have you ever forgotten about anything?
Have you ever forgotten about Jesus?
...And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Jesus Ascension = The Spirit
Why did Jesus ascend into heaven?
Why is that important to us today?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
Why does that matter to us today?
Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth. It is for your benefit (bear together, help, contribute) that I go away, because if I don’t go away the Counselor (call near, comforter, lawyer) will not come to you. If I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will convict (confute, admonish, convince) the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment: 9 About sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; 11 and about judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
Jesus Cursed = Our Blessing
Do you desire freedom?
Do you desire TRUE freedom?
Sacrifice is needed for any kind of freedom.
Do you feel cursed or blessed?
Jesus offers us TRUE freedom from any curse!
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. -KJV
Brand of the Beast or the Seal of the Savior
What does 666 mean in the Bible?
What is the Mark of the Beast?
What does it mean to be Sealed by the Savior?
15 …and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark (stamp, imprint, carving, branding) in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).
Jesus honored his parents.
Jesus loved his mother.
Jesus loves the family.
Jesus even established the Church as a family.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole building, being put together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you are also being built together for God’s dwelling in the Spirit.
Mystery of Sharing Jesus
Do you spend time sharing your faith?
Do you have a hard time sharing your faith?
Do you even know how to share your faith?
Jesus can help you, all you need to do is ask Him!
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
"When I came to you, brothers and sisters, announcing the mystery of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not be based on human wisdom but on God’s power. -CJB
Mystery of the Fellowship = Jesus
Do you want to be satisfied in your life?
Do you want perfect peace in your life?
Do you want true fellowship in your life?
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Keep Going in Jesus
Are the troubles of life, weighing you down?
Are you having a hard time, wanting to keep going?
Did you know, Jesus will go on forever?
As Jesus goes on, you can too!
1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Jesus is Prosperity
Do you desire prosperity?
Do you desire success?
Do you desire the most valuable possessions?
Did you know, Jesus is prosperity and success.
"Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity"
Mystery of Christ = Love
Fear is a root cause of our problems.
Perfect love casts out fear.
God desires our hearts to be comforted.
God wants our hearts knit together in love.
"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." -KJV
Secret Treasured Scriptures
Are you always looking for answers, but never finding them? What are you seeking and searching for in your life? Do you believe the Bible is a treasure? Did you know all your problems and strifes of life can be answered within the scriptures? God wants to reveal to you His secrets!
"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God."
Walking with Jesus
Are you just going through the motions of playing church?
Are you just pretending to be a Christian?
Jesus really wants to walk with you!
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Mystery of Godliness
Do you have a hard time at being Godly?
Do you feel like you worship God well?
Do you know how to worship God well?
Jesus = Godliness!
1 Timothy 3:14-16
These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. -KJV
Mystery of Glory
Do you feel like a Nobody sometimes?
Do you have a bad reputation?
Jesus can change your reputation!
Can you feel the presence of God?
Do you push Him away or ask Him in?
"Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"
Mystery of Security in Jesus
Do you feel all alone? Do you feel like God has forgotten you? Do you feel like God has forsaken you? Do you feel hopeless? Do you feel suicidal? Please know there is still hope! Jesus is still near! He will never forget or forsake you!
Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted. God Will Remember Zion. But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands, Your walls are continually before Me.
Mystery of Christ and the Church
Do you know God is good? Are you following Him? Do you know God wants to save you? Do you know God loves you? Did you know God wants to nourish you? Did you know God wants to cherish you? Christ Jesus loves His Church, His Bride! Knowing these things helps you follow Him!
...For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christdoesthechurch, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. -ESV
Jesus Removes the Veil
What is hidden, covered, or concealed in your life? Is your heart, mind, or spirit? Jesus can unveil it!
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same veil not taken away in the reading of the old covenant; which veil is done away in Christ.
Mystery of the Heart & Jesus
How's your heart? What do you have...a religion or a relationship with God? Is your heart running away from God and toward religion? Religion cannot save you! God wants you to draw near unto Him with your whole heart, not just go through the motions of ritual!
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Heirship with Christ
How's your family? Do you have a family? How's your dad? Do you have a dad? Do you know God? Did you know God wants to adopt you as his own child and give you joint-heirship with Jesus Christ?!
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
2019 Theme of the Year: Mysteries Revealed
Are you needing secrets to come out? Are you needing answers to mysteries? Are you needing wisdom, understanding, or knowledge about something unknown or hidden? Are you awaiting direction or purpose in your life? Jesus is our only hope. God alone, knows and has the answers you are needing! 2019 will be the year of Mysteries Revealed! Join us as we learn about Jesus being the REVEALER OF MYSTERIES!
“Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery.” -NASB
Jesus Return = Hopeful Comfort
Jesus will be returning. Are you ready? His return should bring you hope and comfort, or are you worried about it? How will His return be the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets?
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope...For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Jesus = No Doubt
Do you have any doubt? Do you ever doubt if God hears you? Do you ever doubt that God will help you? Are you always 100% sure? Doubt is the opposite of hope. Have you ever said, "I hope so"? Jesus wants to remove all doubt!
...O thou of little faith (trust), wherefore didst thou doubt? (to duplicate, i.e. mentally to waver in opinion)
Jesus = Purity
How can we be free from sin? How can we achieve purity? How can we be empowered not to sin? How can we purify ourselves? Is it even possible?
1 John 3:2-3
Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself just as He is pure. -HCSB
Jesus = Good Works
Have you ever been told you need to do good works or work at being a better person? But, you always fail or never seem to measure up? Learn how you can achieve good works!
This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone. -HCSB
Jesus = Joy
Are you ready for a different type of message about joy? How can we have true joy that lasts? Can you have joy even if you feel like a failure or bad? Is that kind of joy possible?
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
Jesus = The Great Amen
Do you believe God? Do you want His promises? Will you receive it? Will you say...let it be, I agree, It is so? Amen, Amen, Amen!
Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied,
Hope in Jesus and not religion
Are you struggling to have victory in your life? Still struggling to be set free? Still struggling to be joyous and glad? God CAN set you free! Your fasting will be turned into feasting! Only Jesus can do it!
And the word of the Lord of hosts came unto me, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace. -KJV
Jesus = A Better Hope
Do you hope to get into Heaven by your personal effort or performances? Are you still struggling to be perfect? There IS a BETTER HOPE that WILL perfect you! Jesus is that Better Hope!
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. -KJV
Jesus Helps Our Weaknesses
Have you ever felt depressed or worried? Do you have any weaknesses? Jesus can help our weaknesses. Will you let him?
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me. -CSB
Jesus Name = Hope
Who do you hope in? In whose name do you place your hope? Do we really know who Jesus is? If you knew more about Jesus, would it help you hope in Him more?
The nations will put their hope in his name. -CSB
Jesus Loves Children
Did you know: Jesus loves ALL the children of the World, Jesus tells us to enter heaven like a child, Jesus tells us Heaven is made up of children, Jesus wants to bless your children, Jesus wants to bless you!
Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them. -NKJV
Jesus Sees You
Do you feel blessed? Do you feel happy? Do you know Jesus sees you? Does that frighten you, or make you happy?
But Adonai’s eyes watch over those who fear him, over those who wait for his grace. -CJB
Jesus Loves Faith
What is faith? Have you ever felt unworthy? Should your unworthiness hinder your faith? Does your unworthiness stop Jesus from helping you?
Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.
Jesus = Newness
Why is it so hard for people to believe in Jesus? What needs to happen to us? There must be a transformation from old to new! Jesus is always new and fresh!
1 Peter 1:3
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Jesus = Freedom
Jesus offers us TRUE freedom...not just freedom from sin, but the power to be free from our performances. He can set us free from any chains we are in!
Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Jesus Resurrection = Divine Receipt
Is there any assurance my sins have been forgiven? Why is the resurrection of Jesus so important?
He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification. -NASB
Have you ever been caught off guard? Have you ever been surprised? Do you have real peace in your life? Jesus knows what it takes for real peace...Jesus is never caught off guard!
Yeshua, who knew everything that was going to happen to him...
Jesus = Sure Foundation
When the storms of life come...When the world shakes...When the heavens shake...what do you do? How strong is your foundation? What is your foundation? Jesus is the only SURE FOUNDATION!
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, -HCSB