Give It To God

Hello brothers and sisters, great to see you all again! I was honored to be given another opportunity to lead the Sunday morning Bible study lesson at our church. The title of my lesson is “Give it to God”; a study on Matthew 6 and Jesus’ teaching on anxiety and how.

I hope you find this lesson informative and useful in your Christian walk. Please enjoy, thanks for watching, and as always – All glory to God! And many blessings to you all!

Below I have provided the questions that were used in today’s study. I encourage you to please download and follow along with the study!

A shoutout to the wonderful followers of Christ at Hyde Park Church of Christ! Thank you for your support, participation, and discussion!

-Mark Morrow-Rainwater

“I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them…”

And this is why I try my best to keep Mose’s Laws and Jesus’ greatest commandments. Jesus did not come to abolish Mose’s laws, He came to fulfill them.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:17-19)

Matthew 24 Knocking at the Door

Preach, Johnny, preach!! Living for the Lord isn’t easy! But it is so worth it.

“Being a Christian isn’t for sissies, It takes a real man to live for God—a lot more man than to live for the devil, you know?
If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough. If you’re going to be a Christian, you’re going to change. You’re going to lose some old friends, not because you want to, but because you need to. You can’t compromise some things. You have to draw the line daily-the line between what you were and what you’re trying to be now-or you lose even their respect.”

—Johnny Cash

The times are near, Matthew 24 is knocking at the door, and there can’t be too much more to come to past. Amen!!

Jesus is Not a Slogan

In the words of my friend Jessica Díaz who has always been wise beyond her years and so well-spoken:

“At first this story made me laugh. It was just so outrageous. Then I felt angry. Then I felt thankful. Thankful that the hypocrisy is so obvious. It is out in the light. It can’t be denied. God is at work here.

Cultural Christianity has to go. The false idols that are worshiped in pop Christianity are in full view. Wealth, comfort, complacency, self-gain, power, worshiping ourselves, and on and on. May we all repent from participating in cultural Christianity and turn toward Christ. May we read and study the Word, and do what it says.

It’s not “Jesus and coffee” or “I love Jesus but I cuss a little” or “Jesus and guns”. Jesus is not a slogan to back up our feelings or our positions. Christ alone.

May we be known by our love and defined by our actions and not our political party. May I be the first to repent. Lord hear our prayer.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24”

Amen!! Cupcake Christianity has GOT TO GO! Jesus didn’t tell us to take up our cross so we could live in luxury, He told us to pick up our cross and follow Him and in turn we would suffer just as He suffered when He was briefly in the flesh here on earth. When you follow Jesus you need to be ALL in. If you sincerely believe you have the Holy Spirit indwelling your body, are your home and your body not holy ground? If you sincerely believe Jesus is with you should you be watching those filthy films, TV shows, and listening to music that doesn’t glorify Jesus alone? Do you think you should be making it a regular practice of misusing the name of the Lord your God? Following Jesus isn’t for the faint of heart, it takes courage and steadfastness. Stop playing around and using Jesus’ name as a slogan to make yourself feel better. Get in the Word, pray like a warrior, be ready, and armor up!