Pastor Rich's blog listings. Feed Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich Heaven Heaven is something we inherit. We are undeserving, therefore we do not earn heaven; it is a gift provided by the One who went before us. " It is the Kingdom prepared for us." Since the beginning of time, God has anticipated the joy of His people in His presence throughout eternity. ( Psalm 145:13 says, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations).

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:06:23 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/19/heaven http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/19/heaven Heaven is something we inherit. We are undeserving, therefore we do not earn heaven; it is a gift provided by the One who went before us. " It is the Kingdom prepared for us." Since the beginning of time, God has anticipated the joy of His people in His presence throughout eternity. ( Psalm 145:13 says, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations).

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The One who defends you (Great and Amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God, the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and Glorify Your Name Revelations 15:3-4). ( I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and the One who sat on it is called Faithful and True Revelation 19:11). Your defender is the gentle Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, but He is also the mighty warrior who defeats evil and administers justice. Though His powerful Hand is worrisome for the enemy,He is always tender toward you. 

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04:04 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/14/the_one_who_defends_you http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/14/the_one_who_defends_you (Great and Amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God, the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and Glorify Your Name Revelations 15:3-4). ( I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and the One who sat on it is called Faithful and True Revelation 19:11). Your defender is the gentle Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, but He is also the mighty warrior who defeats evil and administers justice. Though His powerful Hand is worrisome for the enemy,He is always tender toward you. 

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Gentle Reminder ( Follow My example, as I follow the example of Christ. 1 Cor. 11:1). As a Christian, you have the most glorious privilege of being an example of Christ to everyone around you. You best do so by being humble,gentle,and loving- just as God is with you. Think of what that means for you today. You have the opportunity to remind others that God loves them dearly. And they will be attracted to Him because of the qualities He shows through you. Will you live as a worthy repressntitive of God today- inviting him to be humble,patient, and loving through you- so that others can see God's true nature? Will you be His gentle reminder? Prayer. Dear God, I want to be a good and worthy example of Your gentleness, humility, patience, and love. Work through me Father today. In Jesus name,Amen. 

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:38:10 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/13/gentle_reminder http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/13/gentle_reminder ( Follow My example, as I follow the example of Christ. 1 Cor. 11:1). As a Christian, you have the most glorious privilege of being an example of Christ to everyone around you. You best do so by being humble,gentle,and loving- just as God is with you. Think of what that means for you today. You have the opportunity to remind others that God loves them dearly. And they will be attracted to Him because of the qualities He shows through you. Will you live as a worthy repressntitive of God today- inviting him to be humble,patient, and loving through you- so that others can see God's true nature? Will you be His gentle reminder? Prayer. Dear God, I want to be a good and worthy example of Your gentleness, humility, patience, and love. Work through me Father today. In Jesus name,Amen. 

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fear Instead of living in the grip of fear, held captive by the chains of tension and dread, when we release our preoccupation with worry, we find God's hand at work on our behalf. He, our " God of peace," comes to our aid, changing people, relieving tension, altering difficult circumstances. The more you practice giving your mental burdens to the Lord, the more exciting it gets to see how God will handle the things that are impossible for us to do anything about. ( He Himself is our peace Ephesians 2:14).

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:12:52 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/12/fear http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/12/fear Instead of living in the grip of fear, held captive by the chains of tension and dread, when we release our preoccupation with worry, we find God's hand at work on our behalf. He, our " God of peace," comes to our aid, changing people, relieving tension, altering difficult circumstances. The more you practice giving your mental burdens to the Lord, the more exciting it gets to see how God will handle the things that are impossible for us to do anything about. ( He Himself is our peace Ephesians 2:14).

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being cheerful Solomon writes that "a cheerful heart has a continual feast" and he is right. I find that a spirit of cheer spreads rapidly. Before you know it, others have joined you at the table. Choose joy! There are very few days in my life during which I find nothing to laugh at. Laughter is the most familiar sound in the hallway where my staff and I work along side each other. And what a contagious thing is outrageous joy... everybody wants to be around it.So, rejoice!

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:43:10 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/11/being_cheerful http://community.beliefnet.com/pastor_rich/blog/2015/04/11/being_cheerful Solomon writes that "a cheerful heart has a continual feast" and he is right. I find that a spirit of cheer spreads rapidly. Before you know it, others have joined you at the table. Choose joy! There are very few days in my life during which I find nothing to laugh at. Laughter is the most familiar sound in the hallway where my staff and I work along side each other. And what a contagious thing is outrageous joy... everybody wants to be around it.So, rejoice!

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