June 25th, 2017
Many thanks to Pastor Joe Coodey for bringing God's word to Heartland this morning.
Joe spoke on "Is It a Life or a Lifestyle?"
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand
and walks among the seven golden lampstands.
2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance.
I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people,
that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not,
and have found them false.
3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name,
and have not grown weary.
4 Yet I hold this against you:
You have forsaken the love you had at first.
5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.
If you do not repent,
I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.
And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God.
They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received
its mark on their foreheads or their hands.
They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,”
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;
apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If you do not remain in me,
you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers;
such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit,
showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Now remain in my love.
23 Then he said to them all:
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross daily and follow me.
24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world,
and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words,
the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory
and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
1 Peter 4
18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
19 So then,
those who suffer according to God’s will
should commit themselves to their faithful Creator
and continue to do good.
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said,
“I am making everything new!” Then he said,
“Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”