Sunday, May 27, 2007

Leap of Faith

"Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, 'Abraham!' And he said, 'Here I am.'...And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.' They immediately left their nets and followed Him...Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Genesis 22:1; Matthew 4:18-20; Hebrews 11:1) God wants us to immediately act on faith and trust in Him. When Abraham was tested he did not ask questions first or tell God he needed to think about it first. Insted he said, "Here I am," and immediately did what was asked of him not knowing what it involved. Despite ridicule and harrasment, Noah, with the help of his sons, built a huge ark in beautiful weather simply because God asked him to and he had faith and trust in God. Jesus' disciples did the same when asked to follow Him. This is what God wants US to do. When He asks us to do something, he wants us to trust and have faith in Him, and immediately respond with, "Here I am, Lord, use me." By doing so you in turn will be blessed. Noah was blessed with many descendents, Abraham was blessed with nations, and the disciples were blessed with many gifts. So, next time God calls, 'just do it' and be blessed. Love, Beau

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Depth of God's Love

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them....For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb... My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed...For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13,15-16a; John 3:16) God loves you!! He loves you SO much that He not only made you in His own image, and knew every detail about you before you were even born, but He would also choose to let His own son DIE than to lose you! Think about the awesomeness and power in that! It takes my breath away! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Beau's Mother's Day Sermon

"Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you...He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me...For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Deuteronomy 5:16; Matthew 10:37, 12:50) Mom used to be in the hospital a lot as a kid back in the dark ages when there weren't many hospitals just for kids. Her mom used to stay with her a lot then. She sacrificed a lot of her life to be there for mom, take care of her and support her. That is what love is...loving someone so much that you would sacrifice your life for their's. And that is exactly what Jesus did on the cross for us. As much as my mom loves her mom, she loves God even more, and if mom had to, she would sacrifice that because her mom is a living example of that kind of love, and that is what God commands us to do. So, whether or not you have a mom you have that example of love through Christ. Love, Beau

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Putting God First

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ ...For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:31-33) We are not to worry about the everyday matters of life. When Jesus called His twelve disciples to go with them, they dropped everything and went. They didn't worry where there next meal was coming from, about having clean clothes the next day, or even if their families would worry when they didn't return home that night. They just dropped everything and went. That is how God wants us to live. Put Him first and He will take care of the rest. He knows what you need and He will provide it for you. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6) God first, everything else second. Trust Him. Love, Beau