Seize the Moment – Day 106

You Follow Me!

John 21

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, July 1. If today is your birthday, happy birthday! Happy July everyone! We are halfway through 2020, let’s pray that the second half of the year is better than the first.

 

Are you content to do what God asks of you or are you distracted by what everyone else is doing around you?

 

I am convinced that people are miserable because they are playing the comparison game, especially right now. Mark Twain famously said, “Comparison is the root of all discontentment.” Contrasted with the Apostle Paul, who triumphantly said, “I have learned to be content in every circumstance” (Philippians 4:11).

 

Which one are you? It’s a choice! It’s a learned behavior…

 

If you are struggling with this, then you are in good company. So did Peter! Listen to John 21:19-22 and how it reveals both Peter’s struggle and Jesus’ focus. Jesus had just restored Peter back to his place as a leader in the church and had given him grace upon grace for Peter’s three denials.

 

[Jesus] said to him, “Follow Me!” Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them… So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!

 

We get distracted by comparison, in and out of the church. Whereas, Jesus wants to keep us focused on Him. How does Jesus want to keep us focused? It is not with busy work or job descriptions or heavy burdens, but through a personal relationship with Him. Never forget that “follow Me” is a grace-based invitation to personal relationship; it is Jesus’ calling you to get back in His easy yoke and learn from Him.

 

Seize the moment and Follow Jesus! Learn contentment by taking your eyes off everyone else and focus on Jesus!

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 105

Peace be with you!

John 20

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, June 30.

 

What is the good fruit of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

 

Listen to a phrase that flowed from Jesus’ resurrected lips as He went to His followers in those first days of His Victory over death.

 

In John 20:19, “Peace be with you!”

In v. 21, “Peace be with you!”

In v. 26, “Peace be with you!”

 

Great things come in threes! In the same way that Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him three times in John 21, He says, “Peace be with you!” to His followers three times upon His resurrection. Maybe, one for each day of His experience of death. Death has lost its sting! Peace be with you!

 

Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of faith; it guarantees your freedom from sin, your victory in the face of defeat, and your security in the Father’s embrace!  Peace be with you!

 

Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of hope, that from death comes life, from ashes comes beauty, and with each morning’s sunrise comes new mercies! Peace be with you!

 

Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of love, which calls you to be a person of peace, a minister of reconciliation, a lover of God and people! Peace be with you!

 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God (Matthew 6:9). Blessed are those who bring good news with them wherever they go; Peace be with you!

 

Do you believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

 

If so, here is the promise and here is your daily choice: Peace be with you!

 

Seize the moment and rest in the promises of God! Walk in faith, hope, and love! As God’s peace is with you, may God’s peace go with you…

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 104

Faithful to our Family Responsibilities!

John 19

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, June 29.

 

Would you consider yourself a responsible person? Do you find yourself going through circumstances that distract you from your most important responsibilities? Are you caught in the spin cycle of the tyranny of the urgent?

 

In John 19:25-27, we see the depths of Jesus’ love and His faithfulness to His mother:

 

Therefore the soldiers did these things. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household.

 

This is a very powerful moment in the life of Jesus. He died young for us. He was brutalized and betrayed, scandalized and scorned, crucified like a common criminal. In that last night and day of Jesus’ life, He went through greater agony than most of us can even imagine, all for us so that we can be forgiven of our sins and brought back into a right relationship with God—restored unto the family of God with God as our Father. Jesus did all this without forgetting His responsibility as the eldest son to His mother. In the last moments of His life, Jesus ensured that His best friend, John the Beloved, would carry on His responsibility for caring for her in her old age.

 

I think Jesus just took all of our excuses away for why we are too busy or too important or too anything to not fulfill our family responsibilities. Whether you are in the season of caring for elderly parents or raising children, let us follow Jesus’ example and be faithful to our families and friends and our church and our community.

 

Seize the moment and be faithful.

 

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Responding to the Promises of Jesus (Week 4)

2020: A Year of Celebration!

The Promises of Eternity!

Key Verses: 2 Peter 3:3-18

 

 

Peter speaks to the church in in his second letter, chapter 3, verses 3-18 (2 Peter 3:13-18):

 

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You, therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

 

We live with an unshakable and unquenchable hope because of Jesus’ promises of eternity! This hope is not only for our own souls, but for all of creation. It is a dual hope so that we do not despair; we can join with all of creation in worship to the Creator God.

 

Paul speaks of this dual hope (for us and for creation) in Romans 8:18-25:

 

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

 

 

Here are three ways you can respond to Jesus’ promises for eternity and persevere in this life:

 

1. FOCUS on the Giver of Hope — Jesus Christ!

 

Hebrews 12:2-3 teaches us that this is the example of Jesus Christ at the Cross, as the author commands us to
 
“fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

 

With the hope of eternity, you can face your daily life with joy. Joy is an essential ingredient in the Christian life. Without it, you are left without strength to face your circumstances!

 

Joy, like hope, comes from resting in the promises of Jesus. Listen for Jesus’ words in Revelation 21:1-8,

 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. “He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” [emphasis added]

 

2. FOLLOW Jesus in how we face our circumstance — with an eternal perspective!

 

John 18, the chapter which shares the story of Jesus’ crucifixion from His best friend’s memories, confronts us with the weaknesses of humanity, the corruption of religion and government, and the fickleness of public opinion. This is a story about betrayal amongst the closest of friends, the lust for power, the greed for influence, the abuse of authority, and the weakness of human leadership.

 

Jesus’ crucifixion forever mocks our efforts to find hope in this world or in people. In other words, it is a story relevant for this day and age, right here in our country, our communities, our churches, our homes, and in our own hearts.

 

We are to follow Jesus’ example! Jesus did not despair and give up because He knew the first point of this sermon: He modeled what it looked like to keep your eyes focused on the Giver of Hope.

 

Jesus then made decisions on how to face His greatest trial and temptation with an eternal perspective. The hope the Father poured into Him gave Him the courage to do what needed to be done in the face of overwhelming evidence to despair. John 18:11 records Jesus saying to Peter, who was currently reacting out of the stress of the moment rather than an eternal perspective,
 
“Put your sword away into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

 

Jesus was saying to Peter: Stop panicking! Can’t you see that My Father has got this? Remain faithful to Me and the Way! There is always hope!

 

Listen to Jesus’ eternal perspective as He stood before the man who had the power to send Him to the Cross. From John 18:36-37,
 
“My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest… But now my kingdom is from another place… for this reason I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to Me.”

 

Keep an eternal perspective because our circumstances never tell the whole story. Rarely is everything as it should be. You can get lost in that reality and live your life paralyzed with fear, doubt, and insecurity. The world is not YET as it should be, SURPRISE!

 

That is why our hope comes from looking to the Source of all hope and living with an eternal perspective! It is a fruitless and frustrating life to look for hope in anything/one less than Jesus.

 

3. DON’T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED — Believe!

 

Jesus taught us this in John 14:1-6:

 

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

 

Do not let your heart be troubled! Don’t quit! Persevere until the end! If you fall, get back up! IT’S A CHOICE!

 

Do you know what is the most useless sport statistic? It’s the score before the game is over!

 

When I was a cadet at West Point, I went to every home football game. When we were crushing the other team and they would score, we loved to arrogantly chant, “SCOREBOARD!” It was our way of saying you may have won that battle, but we are going to win the war. The worst was when a team came back to beat us in the end.

 

The world loves to arrogantly chant “SCOREBOARD!” at us, but I am here to tell you that far worse than any embarrassment we experienced in a football game, the world is going to face a harsh reality on that Day of the Lord’s return.

 

It’s not over until the trumpet blasts, just as Paul teaches us in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18,

 

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

 

The scoreboard does not look like it’s in our favor right now and the enemy of your soul, as well as many people of the world, are chanting “SCOREBOARD”, but don’t you dare lose heart! IT’S A CHOICE!

 

God promises us that we are going to have the greatest, most unbelievable come back in the history of all sports—it’s going to look and feel like you are about to be defeated and all will be lost, but don’t lose heart!

 

Jesus has already won that Victory!

 

I close with the words of Jesus from John 16:33,
 
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
 
IT’S A PROMISE!

 

 
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 102

The Source of Hope!

John 18

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Saturday, June 27.

 

Where do you find your hope for the future?

 

John 18 confronts us with the weakness of man, the corruption of religion and government, and the fickleness of public opinion. This is a story about betrayal amongst friends, greed for power, the abuse of authority, and the weakness of human leadership. Jesus’ crucifixion forever mocks our efforts to find hope in this world or in people.

 

Jesus did not despair and give up because He remained focused on His Father, the source of His hope. His eternal perspective gave Him the courage to do what needed to be done in the face of overwhelming evidence to despair. John 18:11 records Jesus saying to Peter, “Put your sword away into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”

 

In other words: Don’t panic! God’s got this; remain faithful! There is hope!

 

Listen to Jesus’ eternal perspective as He went to the Cross. From John 18:36-37, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest… But now my kingdom is from another place… for this reason I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to Me.”

 

Seize the moment and find your hope in Jesus! Keep an eternal perspective because everything is not as it seems!

 

Don’t despair and don’t give up! There is hope when you are looking to the Source of all hope!

May His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.

 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 101

Pray Like Jesus!

John 17

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, June 26.

 

Did you know that Jesus lived in a rhythm of intimacy with His Father through personal practices that strengthened His spiritual vitality? Jesus had a living faith and His prayer life demonstrated that. In fact, John 17 is one of the most revealing chapters in the Gospels to learn how to pray like Jesus.

 

Jesus prays in John 17:1, 4-5, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you…I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.”

 

Jesus models for us to pray for our own personal lives. Pray you would live your life in accordance to God’s will and bring glory to His Name.

 

Jesus did not stop there: in verses 6-19, He prayed for his disciples. Jesus models for us to pray for those who are closest to us and most intimately impacted by our lives, directly.

 

Jesus kept going: in verses 20-26, Jesus prayed for future generations of followers—that’s us! Jesus teaches us to pray for people we will never meet or expect to personally impact, trusting God’s faithfulness to all generations.

 

As you follow Jesus, may God’s grace conform your life into the image of Jesus Christ as you learn to walk in the rhythms of intimacy with your Heavenly Father, just like Jesus.

 

Seize the moment and learn to pray like Jesus by following in His footsteps.
 
He has prayed for you!

 

 
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Seize the Moment – Day 100

The Holy Spirit!

John 16

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, June 25.

 

Have you ever been confused by of all the different teachings about the Holy Spirit?

 

Let’s keep it simple and read what Jesus says about Him in John 16. Here are a couple snapshots to get you started:

 

Jesus teaches in verses 7-8, “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment”

 

He continues in verses 13-14, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”

 

Allow me to pray for you this morning:

  • May the Holy Spirit convict you of sin, righteousness, and judgment so that you may live a holy life to exalt the name of Jesus, to the glory of the Father.
  • May the Holy Spirit teach you and remind you of all that Jesus taught so that your life may bring glory to the name of Jesus, by which a person can be saved.
  • May the Holy Spirit bring glory to Jesus in your life through the visible evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit in your character (Galatians 5:22-23) and the equipping of your ministry through the gifts of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14).
  • I pray all this for you, for the exaltation of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of the Father. Amen.

 

Seize the moment and walk in the Spirit today.

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 99

Vine Time!

John 15

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, June 24.

 

How is your “vine time”?

 

That’s actually a really important question that will make sense to you after you read John 15:1-17.  John 15:4-5 starts with Jesus saying to His followers, “Abide in me, and I in you.” Before I keep reading allow me to define “abide”: to remain; to connect to continually. It is an agricultural metaphor that Jesus is using to talk about relationship with Himself—those who answer the call to “follow Me” will abide in Jesus and He in them.

 

Let’s keep going with Jesus’ words, “As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

 

We live in a world that asks the question, “What have you produced today? What have you done for me lately?” We live in a culture of ever-increasing transient jobs and utilitarian relationships as people seek first their ambition and desired affluent lifestyle. Loyalty is eroding and with that character quality so are abiding, persevering relationships, even with God.

 

But that is not the way it is in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is a relational kingdom and loyalty to Jesus Christ (abiding in the vine) is of the utmost concern. In fact, it is your highest and noblest pursuit! Even before bearing fruit…

 

Because good fruit can only come about from a healthy connection to a good Vine.

 

How is your connection to Jesus? Is it your priority?

 

Seize the moment and invest in your Vine time.

 

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 98

Your Heart, Your Choice!

John 14

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, June 23.

 

I was out trail running recently when my left foot kicked a small root and tripped me up. Down I went…and I mean down hard! Have you ever fallen? Been tripped up? Gone down hard?

 

Jesus says in John 14:1, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me” and again later emphasizes in verse 27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

 

Do you hear your choice?  “Let not your hearts be troubled…” are the bookends of Jesus’ teaching. Jesus calls us to something greater than our flesh response to our circumstances, He calls us to faith in the Prince of Peace! He calls us to make a choice about our hearts!

 

Be thou at peace beloved of God! Jesus invites us to rest in Him and as Pastor Ken taught us on Sunday: “Trust in true rest!”

 

One of the great reasons we can rest in God is because Jesus’ teaching calls us to the new life of the Holy Spirit! Jesus’ teaches us that we have a constant companion who is our Helper!

 

When you are tripped up and you go down hard, what will you do? Will you roll around in the dirt cursing yourself and the world, or will you get back up, brush yourself off, and keep running the race? Life is hard! No one ever promised anything different than that, but with faith your witness can show the glory of God!

 

Seize the moment and get back up! It is natural when you trip for your eyes to head for the ground as you prepare for impact, but the Spirit of God helps you get back up with your eyes on Jesus.

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 97

The Towel of Service!

John 13

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, June 22.

 

Will you put on the “towel of service” for those you love?

 

Listen to John 13:4-5, “[Jesus] laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

 

Jesus then teaches in verses 13-15, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”

 

I have heard many people say that they are willing to die for their loved ones. Such bravado! Peter essentially said the same about Jesus in John 13:37, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” In the same way that Peter failed to live up to his bravado, so do most people. Because as long as we keep on our outer garments, we will always talk a good game of following Jesus, but never become like Him. 

 

Why is it we say we are willing to sacrifice everything for the people we love, when we can’t even suspend our own self-interests long enough to serve them? What is keeping us from being fully present to the people we love? What are the “outer garments” we must put aside to put on the towel of service?

 

Who do you need to serve today?

 

Seize the moment and be like Jesus. Take off the “outer garments” of how you want to see yourself and how you want everyone to know you, and put on the towel of service. It is only in the posture of humility that you can become like Jesus and fulfill God’s will for your life.

 

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