Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Fullness of the Holy Spirit

Jesus told his disciples that he would go away so that he could send God's Spirit in a full way to help each of His followers. The waited for this promise to come true as they praised, worshiped and prayed. You can read about this in Acts 2:1-4.

The Holy Spirit wants to help us to know Jesus better, to know what to do, to be spiritually strong, healthy and sweet. God's Spirit grows fruit in our lives. Read the listing of this fruit in Galatians 5:22,23. All of these things are seen fully in the life of Jesus. ...and when we are full of God's Spirit we too will become more like Jesus.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mission - With "Big Dan" Rector

We had a great day with "Big Dan" in Kids Church on Sunday. He talked about his upcoming missions trip to Ireland and how we can help send him and the whole team to tell others about Jesus. Thank you for giving to BGMC! Every BGMC offering through March will go to help with that missions trip.

Dan also talked about how having Jesus on the inside should also show on the outside! If we got Jesus inside (read Ephesians 3:16-18) then it should show by our actions and lifestyle on the outside. (See James 2:14-17.)

We need to believe in our hearts, and also show it with our actions! (See Romans 10:9,10) Our belief results in actions!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jesus Death Remembered

This week we talked about how Jesus paid the price for our sins by the shedding of his blood. Jesus wants us to remember what he did for us. That's one of the reasons why he gave two things to help us remember what he did for us.

Read about this in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

Never forget that Jesus loves you, and he paid the price for your forgiveness with his own body and blood. That's a LOT of love!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sinful Nature and the "Flesh"

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

Soon after that Adam and Eve decided to be in charge instead of doing what God said. Since the beginning of mankind, everyone has wanted to be in charge and do what they want.

In the Bible this is often referred to as “the flesh” or the “sinful nature”. It’s the STUPID part of me that makes bad sinful selfish decisions… It’s the part that wants to make my body feel good and satisfy my IMMEDIATE desires.

Read these verses to understand more about that selfish side of you:
James 1:13,14
Romans 13:14
Romans 7:18
1 Peter 2:11
Galatians 5:24

There is a fight that happens INSIDE each of us between God’s ways and our ways;
Between God’s ways and our sinful desires. Which one will win? The one you feed. The one you starve will become weak. The one you feed will become stronger and take over.

It’s your choice: Will you become stronger spiritually and please God, or will you choose your own selfish sinful way? This is why it is important to be reading your Bible and praying on a regular basis. That's the way you feed your heart and mind the RIGHT STUFF! When you do that you will become spiritually strong and be better able to say "no" to sin.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Water Baptism

One of the ways that we show that we love and serve Jesus is by following his example. Read Matthew 3:13-17.

Romans 6:1-11 also tells us about water baptism and what that means for us.

God bless you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Preaching, Prayer, Persecution and Peter

Peter was one of Jesus' best friends. After Jesus' went to heaven, Peter was one of the leaders of the church. Enjoy reading about something that happened to Peter in Acts 12:1-17.

Have an awesome week!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reflecting Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:18 says, "And we, who with unvelied faces all reflect the Lord's glory."

Just like the moon reflects the light of the sun, we should also reflect to others God's son! When people look at you, do they see a reflection of Jesus?

Moses spent time with God and it changed how people saw him. Read about this in Exodus 34:29-35.

Whatever we do, whatever we say, however we act...people should see Jesus in us!

Reflect him for others to see!