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In The Same Boat

  • For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22 WEB

    It is easy to become used to positions, titles, and levels in the workplace during life and carry that over into the church. After a while, we can become like the pharisee that stood on the corner and thanked God that he was not like other men (Luke 18:11). We can begin to feel that we earned it.

    It was a common trend among the disciples of Jesus to strive for position, and it still is today. In Matthew 18:1 the disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. In Mark 9:34 the disciples were arguing over who was the greatest among themselves. In Mark 10:37, James and John asked Jesus to be seated on His right hand, and on His left, and the rest of the disciples became angry with them. In John 13:3 Jesus rose and washed the disciples feet, because all of them were too important to perform a servants task.

    We are all in the same boat, and it is named grace. There are no admirals or captains and we are floating in a sea of sin. If it were not for God's mercy, we would not even be on the boat, and we would all drown in our sins just as the ones that missed the ark in Noah's day. Our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) and our accomplishments, as dung (Phil. 3:8). We are saved through the grace of God, a free gift, by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Be thankful today that God has given us the free gift of His grace. It costs nothing to be forgiven of everything that you have ever done wrong, but just like a true gift: we did not earn it, for it is a gift.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning and happy Sunday! Just a reminder that our first live Sunday service will be happening today at 11am EST (10am CST / 8am PST). You can find the clickable link to the location on the event page description or you can copy and paste this link: https://meetings.talkfusion.com/#/en/login/3c9e9a5297418d3bb9dda595aae4a2bd. The room will b open at 10:45am EST (15 minutes before the event starts). Happy Father''s Day and God bless!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! I am a sinner who has been set free! Thank God for loving me! Thank you Pastor! Happy Father's Day! See ya at live services today! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. 

June 19, 2016
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. I remind myself of this every morning while praying on the way to work. 

June 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I am so thankful and greatful for Gods mercy and grace. It is all Gods work.

June 19, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen Happy Fathers Day Pastor and all the Fathers!! Forward in His Grace!!!

June 19, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Thank you Jesus for grace and mercy.

June 19, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen it isn't until we realize His grace that we are truly set free from self condemnation. He is the greatest Father of all. So today I say Happy Father's Day my Abba Father , I lift my hands in praise to You, I kneel at Your throne and worship You. For I am His and He is mine.

June 19, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen. Happy Fathers Day to OUR GOD THE FATHER GOD THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT OUR GOD IN ONE.  The greatest among the fathers. Amen

June 19, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!!

June 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Carol I totally agree. I do however slip up on this one more than I would like to.  Thank you Jesus for the timely encouragement. 

June 19, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro

Happy Father's Day Pastor and a Happy Father's Day to all RHM dads!!  God bless you all!!

June 19, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Amen! Wonderful word!

June 19, 2016
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Lisa Quillman
Lisa Quillman

Happy Father's day to all you fathers!!!!! I hope each and everybody has a blessed day. Love

June 19, 2016
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Patricia  Collins
Patricia Collins

Thank you Pastor for this message. I really needed it. I also want to thank the prayer team for your prayers and unconditional love and Happy Father's Day.To all the wonderful and kind men of this ministry 

June 19, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen we are only here for a short time in the end it is only our belief in Jesus Christ that really matters!

June 19, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

May all the fathers here have a blessed, happy Fathers Day today!

June 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!! Thank you Father for your perfect Grace, and Mercy!! Thank you Jesus for saving a sinner like me. If I am saved through Jesus anybody can be saved Amen.

June 19, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

June 20, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 20, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thankyou for this great message. so true lately  found need more sleep feeeling bad didn,t  get up as early being prayer. 

 

June 20, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. <3 

June 21, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the beautiful message!

June 21, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

July 3, 2016