The Return Part 3

Pastor Chris & Heidi Hayden



The Return Part 3

  1. Hayden 9-29-20


Well, the event known as “The Return” is over and this morning is a new day. Saturday was a wonderful day as Christians gathered in Washington DC and throughout the world by simulcast, praising God, repenting of sin and sharing the message that all of us need to return to God. It was a blessing. However, now we need to carry that message to others and live out the mandate of the Scriptures to walk out our salvation with our Creator. Always leaning on Him and staying faithful to the commitment of being a disciple of Christ. It says in Matthew 16:24-25 the Bible reads, “24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].” (Amplified).


The Scripture we read in the first paragraph is a serious mandate that is meant for a serious people. To be a disciple of Christ is not just a tag we put on ourselves as believers in Christ, it is a way of living that God has called us to. And for many in the Church, it is a call to return to the commitment we made when we first declared in our hearts that Jesus Christ is Lord. Throughout the history of the Church, God calls His people to come closer and to return to their First Love. After giving the believers in Christ a compliment, Revelations 2 has Jesus speaking to the Church at Ephesus and saying these words, 4 “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” Sometimes we can get caught up in worldly things, even us “good Christians.” Often we have a tendency to walk away from God when we are drawn away by the affairs of life and forget our God. God calls us to return to Him. If this describes you, do not hesitate to call on the Name of the Lord. He has open arms for you and is ready to receive you back in His arms. Return to Him, He will in no way reject those who wish to draw close to Him.


Be blessed even more!!


Pastor Chris         


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