Practical Christianity pt. 4 | Pastor Chuck Salvo | 11.8.23 | Wednesday | On Fire Christian Church

Practical Christianity pt. 4

  1. Teach us to number our days (Psalm 90:12)
    1. Practical Christianity is to realize we only have so much time, not to get caught off guard and drown in the desires of this world
    2. “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” James‬ ‭4‬:‭14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. “because “All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away,” I Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭24‬ ‬‬
    4. It is wisdom to think this way!
  1. Apostle Paul would bring correction to some who thought there was no life after death. Some who thought there was no accountability
    1. “Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead? And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour? I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” I Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭29‬-‭32‬ ‭‬‬‬‬
    2. As believers we live with the restraint of worldly and fleshly passions
    3. “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭45‬-‭51‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. Make our life count for God!
    1. Can we offer God anything?
    2. Does He need us?
    3. Or does He choose to use us and respond to our lives
    4. Intercession does matter
    5. “He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.” Isaiah‬ ‭59‬:‭16‬ ‭‬‬‬
    6. Our life can work with God in determining the future
    7. The power of prayer
  1. Moses the great intercessor
    1. God determines to destroy the Hebrews and Moses cries out
    2. Numbers 14:12-25
    1. Numbers 16 rebellion of Korah
  1. We as a people can stand before God to mold our surroundings. Our time is short so we must not grow weary
    1. Pray for our leaders in authority
    2. Pray that all terrorist plans and evil hidden plans will be exposed in your city and nation. Pray that unjust laws will be overturned. Pray for Godly rulers in your nation to be elected and put into place.
    3. Pray for churches in our city
    4. Pray that the churches in your city becomes fervent and on fire for God and His ways. Pray that complacency stops and that the Church awakens to its destiny and calling in the last days.
    5. Millions of feeble, sickly Christians, thousands of wearied workers, could be blessed by intercession. Churches and missions sacrificing life and labor with little result often lack the power of intercession. Souls, each one worth more than worlds – worth nothing less than the price paid for them in Christ’s blood – are within reach of the power that can be won by intercession. We surely have no conception of the magnitude of the work to be done by God’s intercessors, or we would cry to God above everything to give us a spirit of intercession.” Andrew Murray
  1. Our life will count and what we do will change tomorrow!

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