Thursday, December 18, 2014

"ReCovered" - an Advent message

Hello Friends,
Don't you just love the Christmas season? I do. I especially find meaningful the Advent emphasis of preparing for the celebration of our Savior's birth.
"Why Jesus Came" is our Advent theme at Royal Palm Church this season.  In this message, I invite you to open with me Isaiah 40:1-5 as I combine it with John 3:16-21 to remind us that Jesus came NOT to condemn the world but that the world might be "ReCovered."  In other words, Jesus came to make it possible for us to live, by faith, under the covering of our Heavenly Father.
The "Covering" is a highly important teaching from the Old Testament. In short, it provides believers with all of the privileges of being a child of our Eternal  Patriarch. With God's Covering we have no identity, no status. Without the Covering we are vulnerable.  I go into the teaching about the Covering in this message, but I get excited that Jesus came to give you and me, by his grace, this Covering.

Listen to what Holy Spirit will say to you in this message. And may God bless you as you respond to His Word.  And share this word if you find it helpful.

Merry Christmas, Kirk McCormick


Question:  Why did Jesus come? 

Answer: To Recover his own.

 ** To be “Recovered” =

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"I'm Thankful for God" - a Thanksgiving Message

Hello friends,

Sometimes the simplest messages are the best.  Here is one that I think will bless you.

I am thankful for God. For far more than what he does for me, but simply for WHO he is.  Yet, because he is who he is, he is gracious and faithful to me in his actions toward me. To think about what life would be without God is one horrific thought.  I mean...imagine how our world would be different. (Setting aside the fact that our world would not exist apart from the existence of God.)

This is why I wrote this message.  I am thankful for God simply because of who he is.  And I hope that this simple message will be an encouragement to you. So as you listen, respond to the Lord with your own list of thanks.  He will love hearing from you...and you will be blessed just being in God's presence.

God bless, Kirk McCormick

“I am Thankful for God”

Thankful for God’s intervention.

1 Chronicles 16:23 – “Sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Tell of his salvation from day to day.”