2/16/2013 – Genuine worship—don’t run from it, run to it! – Pastor Shane Idleman

February 13th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 2/16/2013 – Genuine worship—don’t run from it, run to it! – Pastor Shane Idleman)

As mentioned last week, most who attend church are not truly worshipping God—they are simply going through the motions. Those who have truly experienced God worship Him…it’s a byproduct of genuine faith.

Our lifestyle should reflect a heart of worship. This is not optional, it’s vital. We cannot live like hell all week and expect heaven to fall during worship. We cannot fill our mind with darkness all week and expect the light of Christ to shine during worship. We cannot worship ourselves, and things, all week and expect to turn our affections toward God on one designated day….
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Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You

December 11th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You)

As mentioned last week: Many of us do not want to admit that there is something lacking in our spiritual lives. Pride, religious upbringing, denominationalism, etc. will keep scores of Christians from experiencing the life changing power of God.If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives. It is then, and only then, that the “rivers of living water” that Jesus described can flow freely. And, like Jeremiah, we can say that “His word is in my heart like a burning fire, deep within me; I can no longer hold it back.”

We left off last week at the second area to surrender…our mind. I’m not referring to “letting yourself go,” I’m referring to Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 8:5 sheds light as well, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” Are you setting your mind on the things of God (holiness), or on the things of the world (worldliness)?

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