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Seize the Moment – Day 83

Make More of Him!

John 3

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, June 8.

 

When people are going through a prolonged season of hardship one of my recommendations to them is to find ways to love and serve other people. Why? Because it’s good medicine for their souls! It takes their attention off of themselves and on to helping another person.

 

Listen to a portion of John the Baptizer’s famous statement about himself in John 3:27-30, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. He must increase, but I must decrease.”

 

As Christians, we are the bride of Christ with Jesus as your bridegroom! You are a friend of God! What great joy it brings into your life to tell others about Jesus! May you experience the fullness of joy as you share the love of God with people—in word and deed.

 

This is how we make more of Him and less of ourselves. Not by tearing ourselves down or having a false humility, but by living our lives for His glory. John has given us the recipe for a joy-filled life. Be a friend of God, be the bride of Christ, and make more of Him than you do of yourself!

 

Seize the moment because you have an opportunity today to increase the name of Jesus in your own life, in the life of your family and friends, coworkers and classmates. Pray right now as you start the day to have your heart and mind open to each opportunity. Seize the moment! 

 

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Responding to the Promises of Jesus (Week 1)

The Promise of the Holy Spirit!

Key Verses: Romans 8:28-30; John 16:13-15; Galatians 3:1-3; Romans 15:13

 

God has given us every opportunity to respond to His promises. God makes a way for us to experience His promises by giving us a choice of how we live our lives. Or in my personal short-hand: every promise comes with a praxis (practice of life).

 

Let’s learn together by looking at Romans 8:28-30 twice. The first time to learn the promises and the second time to hear the invitations to practice them. I want to teach you this because most of us were taught to do the first and not the second. The Apostle Paul wrote,

 

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

 

There are many promises of God found in this passage. (You may find more because I’m not trying to be exhaustive in this teaching.) Here are seven promises:

  1. God works good out of evil.
  2. God knows His own (“predestined”).
  3. God responds to those who love Him.
  4. God calls people to accomplish His plans (2x).
  5. God justified us.
  6. God established His priority for His children—to become conformed to Jesus! We call this Christlikeness and it is internal transformation that leads to visible fruitfulness.
  7. God glorified us. [side note: check out Ephesians 2:1-10]

 

So rich! I could easily spend a year or more teaching you about God from each of these, there is significant depth of biblical and theological thought around these amazing promises, found in 3 verses. But this not a series to give you more head knowledge about the promises, though many of you will learn a lot. I want everyone who believes the promises of God, to walk in the promises of God as a way of life (a praxis). For your stated faith to lead your everyday life!  

This sermon series is intentionally called, “Responding to the Promises of Jesus!” Over the next 7 sermons, I will be teaching you how to work thee promises of God from your head as doctrine to your heart as attitudes and then into your everyday life as behaviors.

 

Yes, you heard me right: to work the promises! We are not saved by works, it’s all grace. But don’t be misled in a cliché view of grace, because while grace is opposed to us earning favor with God, grace is not opposed to us exerting effort in a real relationship with God. And every relationship takes both sides investing time and energy to get to know the other person.

 

This series is designed to teach you how to live in an intentional rhythm of life that forms you in Christ, from the inside out. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will help you develop a lifestyle of personal practices to strengthen your living faith. For you to live a grace-paced life!

 

My ultimate goal is two-fold: (1) to those of you who already believe, for you to have a living faith and to persevere in the promises of God, no matter your circumstances; and (2) to demonstrate to those who do not yet believe, that Christianity is true to its every promise, that Jesus is the Son of the Living God who has invited you to find rest and peace and love and hope and eternal life in Him alone. Jesus keeps His promises so I plead with you to give Jesus your heart for He alone is worthy of your most sacred possession—your very life, now and forever.

 

Let’s get into today’s specific learning objective: we are invited to seek first God in our lives by making His promises our priorities! [say that again] We can only fulfill God’s plan for our lives when our heart’s priority is God’s priority for us. As already stated from Romans 8:29, God’s priority for us is Christlikeness from the inside out! Transformation into a new creation!

 

In other words, we are to choose to live according to His promises and that ultimately, is what it means to “claim the promises of God.” It’s not lip service. It’s a complete revolution for rightful authority of your soul.

 

We are to live our lives not with a head-faith alone for head knowledge does not demonstrate maturity in Christ. That is a mistake many pastors and churches has made; the assumption that a seminary degree qualifies a person to lead the church has led them and many churches to great heartbreak. Maturity in Christ is when your whole-life embraces the promises of God. It is resting in the easy yoke of Jesus because He alone sets your pace and direction.

 

Let’s listen to Romans 8:28-30 for the second time, but this time, instead of hearing the promises of God as doctrines to believe and debate, let’s look at the promises of God as invitations to make lifestyle choices that build our lives on the promises of God. Listen to Paul’s words again:

 

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

 

Here are seven ways we must choose to walk in the promises of God:

  1.  I have to choose to believe that God can work good out of evil days and painful circumstances. I must daily form a new way of looking at the world and learn how to trust God even in the darkest of times. To hand on to faith and trust Him.
  2.  I must remember that God knows me and wants a real relationship with me. I don’t need to hide from God when I make mistakes. God knows me through and through and loves me anyways.
  3.  I make the choice every day to build my life and identity on the truth that God loves me. There is nothing more important about me than the way I think about God in my most private thoughts. This shapes my response to people and situations and determines if I live in peace.
  4.  I have a life purpose that has been established by God. I build my life on these priorities so that I can have integrity in all my decision making. I am a part of God’s rescue mission to reflect my God and His glory through the way I love, care, and steward His creation.
  5.  I choose to rest in Jesus’ finished work on the Cross, and not strain for acceptance in my anxious works. I am saved by grace and there is nothing I can do to cause God to love me more or love me less. I don’t have to perform for you and you don’t have to perform for me.
  6.  God is conforming me to the image of His Son so I choose to partner with this promise by spending time with Jesus every day to think and act like him until all day every day is experienced in His presence. I make time for to be still and know that He is God. I make time to read me Bible, pray my prayers and listen for His voice. I listen to worship music throughout the day to keep my heart centered on Him. I make time for spiritual friendships that keep me accountable and graceful in how I think about and treat others. I practice loving my wife as Christ loved the church and we invest time in teaching our children about Jesus.
  7.  My life is secure in God’s eternal glory so I can live for God’s glory alone. God has already made me His ambassador by giving me His glory, so I choose today to learn an eternal perspective on situations and people. I represent Him and His sovereign rule, not me and my self-interest. I don’t stand up here to tell you what I think, but to communicate His Word.

 

Allow me now to finish today’s teaching, by focusing on how all this is possible, because we are not humanists, we are Christians with a biblical worldview! My job is not to motivate you to go out there and get it done now that you know the truth. That would either we be religious legalism which is the “heavy-burden” of the Pharisees or it would be motivational speaking using cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques. Neither are faithful, biblical preaching. God’s plan is for each of us, individually, and all of us, collectively, to reflect the very image of Christ to the world, therefore God has provided a way for us to live according to all of His promises.

 

All the promises of God are ours in Jesus and it is through the promises of Jesus Christ that we can respond to and live accordingly. Listen to Jesus’ promise from John 16:13-15,

 

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

 

We cannot live according to the promises of God apart from the promise of Jesus to give us the Holy Spirit. As Jesus taught in John 15:5, “Apart from Me you can do nothing!”

 

Do you believe that? The early church struggled to believe it and live according to it! Listen to Paul rebuke the Galatians who struggled to live according to what they so quickly believed about God’s grace in Jesus Christ. Paul very directly said to the Christians in Galatians 3:1-3,

 

You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

 

I leave all of us with these same questions. May we each learn the truth about ourselves and respond to the promises of Jesus Christ for the Holy Spirit. There is freedom for you in your response.

 

Allow me to pray God’s Word, from Romans 15:13, over you to give you hope for the journey you have before you this week: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

 

Amen!
 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 81

Living for an Audience of One!

John 2

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Saturday, June 6.

 

Who determines whether you are doing a good job in your life? Whose opinion of you is shaping your personal well-being and the efforts of your life?  

 

In John 2:23-25, Jesus responded to the clamoring of people, “Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”

 

So quickly, Jesus’ actions have caused both great applause and passionate anger. With these came the very human pressure to give Himself over to their attention and opinions. Jesus’ did not!

 

Jesus was focused on leading people out of slavery to their own sin, and Jesus couldn’t set us free if He was enslaved to our fickle public opinion polls. Jesus did not allow either the complaints or the applause to get into His heart or mind. He stayed true to His Father’s words and secure in His Father’s love. 

 

Our culture teaches us the value of self-worth, but even that, when we are honest, is slavery of the highest order—to self! Jesus came to give each of us a Christ-worth that is given in love, established by faith, and sealed for eternity by God’s Holy Spirit making His home in us!

 

May our views of ourselves be determined by how much Jesus loves us. It is only in Jesus’ love that we are set free to truly love others because we are now secure in the Father’s love.

 

Seize the moment and be free of the public opinion polls in your own life. Give 100% of your heart loyalty to Jesus and live for an audience of One and the applause of His nail-scarred hands!

 

Have a great weekend! God bless you!

 
 

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Seize the Moment – Day 80

God’s Empathy to Become One of Us!

John 1

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Friday, June 5.

 

We have an empathy OPPORTUNITY in our country, communities, and churches! For too long, we have been such an egocentric people that we can’t imagine that someone else might see a situation different than us. If we are going to have a future, we must learn empathy! This is the ability to share the feelings and experiences of another person. To put on their skin and to walk in their shoes. With empathy, a lot of wonderful conversations would begin. This is our time and Christians are the ones who can change everything!

 

Why us?

 

Because Christianity was birthed in empathy! Our whole faith is about the empathy of a holy God for His lost children. Listen to John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 

This is one of my favorite verses about Jesus’ birth. God who is spirit took on flesh and dwelt among us; this is the incarnation! Jesus Christ is God’s empathy—He literally put on our skin and walked in our sandals.

 

Why would God, who is holy and sovereign over all things, do such a thing?  Why did God enter into our human experience and become one of us?

 

Love! That’s why! God shared in a human’s temporary life so that we can forever live in God’s eternal life! Empathy is driven by love and for love! Empathy is the way of Jesus!

 

Seize the moment and first learn to walk in the sandals of Jesus. In doing so, He will lead you to be willing to show empathy to put on someone else’s skin and learn what it’s like to walk in their shoes.

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 79

Heart on Fire!

Luke 24

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Thursday, June 4.

 

What causes your heart to burn within you? Is it heartburn or is there a passion inside your heart?

 

There’s a big difference!

 

Today, we are reading from the last chapter of Luke. If you have been reading along with me, you have now read all three of the synoptic gospels. Congratulations! Tomorrow, we start the Gospel of John. May the Holy Spirit open your heart and mind to fall in love with the Jesus of the Bible, as if for the first time. That is my prayer for all of us.

 

In Luke 24:13-35, the story of Jesus revealing Himself to two of His disciples occurs over the sharing of a meal. Jesus had walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus with them and they did not know that they were walking with the resurrected Lord, but in the sharing of a meal their eyes were opened as Jesus breaks the bread. Listen to Verses 30-32, 

 

When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, He began giving it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”

 

Did the bread Jesus serve them give them heartburn? No, the phrase is an idiom! The resurrected Jesus excited them—they felt passion as He opened up the Word to them as He walked and talked with them. His Presence lit a fire in their hearts!

 

Seize the moment and go the Table to meet with Jesus each and every day. The resurrected Lord wants to meet with you and break bread with you. Don’t let the stress of your circumstances give you heartburn, but let Jesus’ Presence with you set your heart on fire!

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 78

Prevailing Voices!

Luke 23

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, June 3.

 

What voices are winning the day in your life? The loudest? The most emotional? The pleasing?

 

These are the questions that come to my mind when I read Luke 23:18-25. 

 

Listen to verse 23, “But they [the crowd of accusers] were urgent, demanding with loud cries that [Jesus] should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.”

 

There was no evidence of any guilt. Both Herod and Pilate found no reason to crucify Jesus. But Jesus was sentenced to death anyways! 

 

Listen to verse 24, “So Pilate decided that their demand should be granted.” Pilate released a guilty man (Barabbas) and sentenced an innocent man to death. Why? Because it was politically expedient…

 

Yes, that is true, but because the wrong voices prevailed in his life! The voices that got louder and more demanding for their own way, even though there was no content or clarity in the words. Have you ever noticed that when people have no strong rationale for their points of view, they often resort to emotionalism, volume or violence, intimidation or manipulation to get their way—to win the day?

 

What voices are prevailing in your life? What voices are prevailing in your home and in your church? What voices are prevailing in our communities and country?

 

The Spirit of Truth invites you today to get quiet so that you can listen to the wisdom of God’s Word through the Bible and prayer, to ask the Holy Spirit to teach you through your Bible reading, and by then hiding it in your heart so that you can apply it in your daily life.

 

Seize the moment and pay attention to what voices you are allowing to prevail in you. If it is not God’s Word guiding you, what or who is guiding you? Who or what is really prevailing in your life?

 

Your life will reflect the god you serve.

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 77

Victory over Evil!

Luke 22

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Tuesday, June 2.

 

Do you ever feel like there is an active force opposing you and any good that you try to do?

 

Years ago I memorized Jesus’ words from Luke 22:31-32, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

 

Sifting wheat is a violent action of separating the grain from the stalk and chaff; it is a process of literally tearing the wheat apart. Satan’s desire for Simon is to violently tear him apart; to separate him from God’s promises and purposes; to tear Peter away from God’s plan for his life. That’s what Satan wants to do to all people who confess Jesus as the Son of the living God—“the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy!” (John 10:10)

 

Jesus is our Living Redeemer who sits at the right hand of God, the Father, praying for us today. It is by faith that we overcome evil! As the Bible teaches us, “Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). If God is for you, who can stand against you?

 

What can you do when you feel there are forces actively working against you and those you love?

 

Seize the moment and take the higher ground by praying! Stand firm against Satan who asks to sift you as wheat. Jesus’ promise that your faith will not fail will come true in your life, as it did in Peter’s and as it has in my own life. Turn back to God today and strengthen your family in Christ. Never forget, Jesus is praying for you!

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 76

Keep Your Chin Up!

Luke 21

 

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, June 1.

 

It’s Monday and for that reason alone, some people are struggling to have a good attitude. Add to that the current social unrest of our nation and many are discouraged, if not despairing.

 

I say to you this morning: Friend of God, don’t give yourself over to despair or discouragement.  Keep your chin up! It’s a choice!

 

In Luke 21, Jesus foretells of the dark days that would usher in His second coming. Jesus says in Luke 21:27-28, “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

 

I love those words: “straighten up and raise your heads.” In other words, keep your chin up! In the midst of hardship, death, destruction, and so much going the wrong direction in the world, we, the followers of Jesus Christ, are to remain firm in our faith, resolved in our hope, and steadfast in our love.

 

Why? “Because [our] redemption is drawing near” (28). 

 

Jesus is our Living Redeemer and as His second-coming draws near we are to remain watchful and hopeful for Him, allowing our faith to superintend our emotions. No matter what may be happening right now remember this truth, “My Redeemer Lives” (Job 19:25)!

 

Is there a difficult circumstance you must deal with today? Ask Jesus to walk with you through this time. God is with you so keep your chin up!

 

Are you facing a difficult relationship decision? Trust God in your most important decisions and remember that God will never leave you nor forsake you, so keep your chin up!

 

Seize the moment and make a choice today: Live your life with faith, hope, and love! By keeping your eyes on Jesus, He will keep your chin up!

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 75

A Call to prayer!

Key Verses: John 14-16

Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Sunday, May 31.

 

Today is Pentecost Sunday and we have been planning a different kind of service to remember Pentecost and to celebrate the birth of the Church, so please plan to watch the service online at www.newcastlefbc.com, on our YouTube page (search New Castle FBC), or watch us on Facebook Live. If you are healthy, feel safe, and will follow the safety protocols in place, then you are welcome to join us in person for our 10:30 am service.

 

Today is also Graduation Sunday and we are celebrating our high school and college graduates—please consider sending cards and gifts to celebrate their accomplishments. Pray for them and let them know how proud we all are of each of them and their families.  Click HERE to watch the video honoring our graduates.
 
Finally, yesterday, Billy Graham’s son Franklin requested that churches set aside “a special time of intercession” in services today: to pray for our communities and nations. To pray for peace, perspective, and patience. After being caught up in the Spirit to personally pray for our nation this week, the Holy Spirit has confirmed this is right and true for FBC’s Sunday service, so we are gripping hands with many other local churches to pray. We were made by God for this—to shine His light of love!

 

We need to pray for PEACE, because “the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20).

Pray for PERSPECTIVE, because “the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17).

Pray for PATIENCE, because of God’s “kindness and forbearance and patience” toward us all (Romans 2:4).

And pray for an OUTPOURING of His wisdom and direction for our leaders and officials who are dealing with this crisis. Ask God to change hearts and heal this divide in our nation.
(You can see Franklin Graham’s original request by clicking HERE.)
 

Please expect today’s service to not only be special because its Pentecost Sunday and Graduation Sunday, but also because instead of a normal sermon, I will be leading us in petitioning the Lord through scriptural promises.

 

Seize the moment and pray this morning—be the Church we are called to be. Our communities and nation need us to fight this battle with prayer and in love. May the Holy Spirit lead us deeper into His presence and grant us His peace. We are His image bearers—hope bearers!

 

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Seize the Moment – Day 74

Honest Conversations!

Luke 20

 

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

 

Do you find it difficult to have an honest conversation with people in today’s world?

 

Luke 20 narrates a series of conversations where the religious leaders are trying to catch Jesus in His words so that they can justify their desire to murder Him. Listen to one in Luke 20:3-7,

 

Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me: “Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?” They reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

 

Jesus is trying to expose the duplicity of the religious leaders. And they immediately calculate the cost of each answer as if the truth was a commodity to be nuanced and peddled for their power and profit. The religious leaders are not interested in the truth; only themselves.

 

Are people any better today?  

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of what our inability to have an honest conversation is doing to our communities. The truth should not be shaped for influence and power. The truth should not be peddled for personal profit. Jesus said, “the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32).

 

Honest conversations are the only way to have substantial and life-giving relationships.

 

Is your communication going to be full of double-dealing and calculation or are you just going to be honest with yourself and others? Do you have a friend in your life you are willing to listen to give you honest insights about you and your life?

 

Seize the moment and start with an honest conversation with God. He’s waiting for you to take time this weekend to spend time getting to know one another.

 

If you need any practical assistance or would like to receive a personal phone call, please dial the phone number below and someone from FBC will call you soon.

 
 
 

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