Video Sermon Shorts
We all have faults, but those faults don't disqualify us from following God's calling. If God's calling was just for perfect people, none of us would have a chance.
It isn't always fun to be a better person, but God promises that if we change our ways, He'll change our heart.
We only gain real confidence in our abilities when those abilities are put to the test. Jacob was tested, and asked for a blessing. So should we.
After spending years with Uncle Laban, Jacob now sees that his education is paying off. Likewise, after we spend time learning how to be a good person, we have to shift our efforts to actually BEING a good person.
Okay, so now you've got a goal and an expectation of reaching that goal. How do you deal with it when things don't work out the way you planned?
What, or rather, who do you want to be? Try not think "doctor" or "lawyer" or "football player", try instead to think of how you want to feel. Do you want to be a more courageous person? Or a more compassionate person? Jacob illustrates how a shift of focus can make the goal a reality.
Feeling far away from God? Feeling like life has spun you around and left you confused? So did Jacob, and guess what God told him in a dream...
For every bad thing that came the Israelites way, Jehovah always gave them a forewarning as well as a chance to change their ways. That same opportunity exists for us.
Okay, let's be honest, we've all tried to do something our way instead of God's way. But how does that work out?
Ever feel like God is challenging you more than you'd like? The King of Judah basically asks Jeremiah, "Why do you keep prophesying bad things against me?"