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A Picture I’ll Never Forget | Remembering Good Friday

On Good Friday in 2000 I was sitting on the back row in a Lutheran church and was overwhelmed by God’s presence just a couples hours after getting high.

That was the last time I got high.

That was the last time I felt alone.                                

That was the last time I felt hopeless.

Jesus’ sacrifice for my freedom was overwhelming.  I felt consumed by his love and mercy.

Good Friday

God spoke to me and said, “My power is greater than the hold that has on your life.”

I believed Him.

This photo continues to serve as a reminder to me of Gods grace and mercy that I experienced (and still do) 17  yrs ago on Good Friday.

Good Friday

The following passage of scripture is one of my favorites.  It completely describes what I experienced on Good Friday seventeen years ago.

I love God because he listened to me,
listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
as I laid out my case before him.
Death stared me in the face,
hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
“Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.
Psalm 116:1-6 (the MSG)

Do you want to receive the same grace, mercy, love, and life that I received?  Accept God’s offer to help you.  He is so willing to give to those who are willing to receive:

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

If you would like to begin a new life say this simple prayer with your whole heart to God:

Dear God, I acknowledge my great need for You in my life. I believe that Jesus, Your Son, came to this earth and lived, died, and rose from the dead all for me so that my sins could be forgiven. I want to give my whole life and heart to You. I want to turn away from evil and follow You. Forgive me of my sins and please lead my life.  Amen.

If you have any questions I would love to send a free eversion of Understanding God:  Four Things You Need To Know About Him And Realize About Yourself

Email me at: evan@dailychristianhelp.com

God bless you.

Evan Doyle

Glenn Packiam Interview | Strengths & Areas of Improvement For The Church

This Glenn Packiam interview shares why he is pastoring a congregational campus and how it is working for New Life Church.

A congregational campus is an interesting approach and somewhat different from the satellite/franchise strategy.

He also discusses the progress of the church, what the church is excelling at, and how the church  can improve.

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What advantages or disadvantages do you see specifically concerning a congregation campus compared to a satellite/franchise campus?

Do agree with Glenn concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the church at large?

You can share your thoughts below.

If you’re interested in any of Glenn’s music or books I’ve listed a few below:

Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference

Glenn Packiam Interview

My Savior Lives (Live)

Glenn Packiam Interview

Discover the Mystery of Faith

Glenn Packiam Interview

A Survey of the Pauline Epistles

This survey of the Pauline epistles provides a brief summary of each letter and the main purpose for its existence.

The Apostle Paul was one of the most influential people in Scripture.  There were many things that factored into shaping who Paul was, as Calvin Roetzel puts it:

“It is important, therefore, while reading the letters to remember that Paul was many things at once—a Hebrew of the Hebrews, a Pharisee, a member of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hellenistic Jew, an apostle of Christ, and a missionary to the Gentiles.  Though these aspects of his life did not all hold equal places in Paul’s theology, each of them contributed something.”[1] 

Paul wrote the majority of what we know as the New Testament and his writings shaped the truths of Christian doctrine.  The Pauline epistles present a broad spectrum Christian thought and address a wide range of issues.  “The landscape is as broad as Paul’s theological understanding and as diverse as the needs of the churches.”[2]

Because there are so many topics that could be addressed within each epistle I hope to narrow the focus of the letters by providing a brief summary of each one that includes the main purpose for its existence. Continue reading

Availability To God Changes Everything.

Availability to God is a life-changing attribute.  But so often we wait before we consider why we should make ourselves available.

The thing is, at some point the story of your life and your belief about God will meet. When these moments take place they are actually opportunities to make yourself AVAILABLE to God.

“I’m sorry I missed your call.”

“I’m sorry I could not take your call.”

Do any of you have that one person that you can never get a hold of when you call them? Continue reading