Messages on Walking in the Favor of God

Walking in the Favor of God: Intercession

This week, we continue our message series, “Walking in the Favor of God.”   Last week, we continued our journey with Daniel learning about the refining fire of God and the seasons of shaking.  Though these are never pleasant to experience, they purify us from the things of the world and reveal that priceless and unshakable things of God’s Kingdom within our lives.   This morning, I have to admit that I couldn’t wait any longer.  Instead of continuing through the…

Walking in the Favor of God: Fire

This week, we continue our message series, “Walking in the Favor of God.”   Last week, we began a journey with Daniel learning how despite horrific circumstances and an attempt to completely change the identity of young Daniel, he was able to walk both in the favor of God as well as his enemy, King Nebuchadnezzar.  Daniel revealed to us today how and when to draw the line between embracing the culture of the world and when to boldly cling to…

Walking in the Favor of God: Culture

This week, we continue our message series, “Walking in the Favor of God.” Last week, we were reminded of the battles that we all face; that we are in constant warfare. However, for those who remain faithful to Jesus through them all will be the ultimate victory and a great reward! This morning, we’re ironically going back in history about 2,600 years to a person who actually became a spoil of war themselves; Daniel. We first encounter Daniel in his…

Walking in the Favor of God: Reward

This week, we continue our message series, “Walking in the Favor of God.”  Last week, we were reminded that we all face troubles and difficulties in this life.  However, for the one who puts their trust in Jesus, there is a promise of victory to which we cling.  We are more than conquerors, we are overcomers!  Even as Jesus said:   John 16:32-33 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to…

Walking in the Favor of God: Overcome

We started out this series entitled, “Walking in the Favor of God” being reminded that to increase in God’s favor first requires opposition, resistance, and often, difficult circumstances.  God’s will for permitting this difficulties is not to break us nor cause harm to us.  These difficulties are temporary seasons to bring about revelation and increase in our faith and to create the potential for us to grow and increase God’s favor in our lives.  Even as His word reminds us:…

Walking in the Favor of God: Labor

This morning, we’re continuing our message series where we learn to walk in the favor of God.   Tomorrow, we celebrate Labor Day.  As a result, most of us will be receiving a well-deserved day off.  Labor Day was introduced as a national holiday in 1894.  It was established as a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.   No doubt about it, America became a great nation because of…

Walking in the Favor of God: Sin

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Walking in the Favor of God.”  We learn from the account of a young, twelve-year-old-Jesus how to increase in the favor of God and man.   Last week, we held a water baptism service reminding us just how critical obedience is to walking in the favor of God.  After all, even Jesus, who never sinned and had no “old self” to put to death chose to be baptized by his cousin John. …

Walking in the Favor of God: Seeking

This morning, we’re continuing our message series entitled, “Walking in the Favor of God.”  We learn from the account of a young, twelve-year-old-Jesus how to increase in the favor of God and man.   We were reminded last week that to increase in God’s favor requires that there be a choice on our part to make such as Cain and Abel’s offerings.  We learned that often, it is through difficult circumstances permitted by God in which we increase in God’s…

Walking in the Favor of God: Difficulties

This morning, we’re beginning a new message series on “Walking in the Favor of God.”  This was initially going to be a single message, but after getting through just the first point of five, I quickly realized that this was going to take some time to work through.   What is favor, though? Is it a little gift that you receive from attending a party? Is it something that we do for someone else?  As in, “Could you do me…