The Journey with Ron Moore

Who are you? What does it mean to be in Christ? And what do you need to be the person God created you to be?

Today on the program Ron Moore looks at those questions, and from the book of Hebrews, provides a livable answer.

One prayer with four levels.  Honestly embraced it will take you from a shallow spiritual existence to the deep life God has created for you.

In just a moment Ron Moore comes to share that prayer.  Are you ready?

Devotion Text

Deuteronomy 22:1-4

If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it. If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet.

Today’s passage addresses the need for us to look out for one another. If a fellow Israelite saw a brother’s ox or sheep straying, he was to take it back to its owner. If he did not know to whom the animal belonged, he was to care for it until the owner came. If a donkey or ox had fallen, the Israelite was to help the owner get the animal back on its feet. These are simple and straightforward instructions based in the theology of community.

The Christian life is not to be lived alone. God created us for community. Solomon said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

We need each other on the journey. Traveling alone is not only lonely; it is also foolish. There will be times when we’ll need to help someone pack for a move, mow a lawn for someone who is sick, do grocery shopping for a shut-in or provide words of encouragement for someone going through a tough stretch. And there are many things on the journey that will cause us to trip and fall. Pity anyone who falls and has no one to help him or her up.

Heavenly Father, thank you for community. Help us to never think we are better off alone. Help us find the right people to go with us on the journey. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

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Temptation

Though not created, Christ sustains creation. Though once dead, He is the giver of life. Though He emptied Himself, the fullness of God dwells in Him. And though rejected He has reconciled you to Himself.

In this half-hour, Ron Moore holds these truths up to the light and challenges you to believe them.

Devotion Text

Genesis 2:23-24

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

God saw His creation and proclaimed, “It is good!” Except for one thing – seeing the man standing by himself, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” Why? Because the essence of community is found in the Person of the Triune God, and Adam’s need for community could not be met in and of himself. Allen Ross says it this way, “The man was thus created in such a way that he needs the help of a partner. Or we may say that human beings cannot fulfill their destiny except in mutual assistance” (Creation and Blessing, Baker, 1996, p. 126).

Adam was formed out of the dust, but his partner was formed from the already created man. Today’s passage begins with Adam’s first words after he woke up to see his partner. When you read the passage, don’t miss Adam’s sheer excitement. He is beside himself!

Added to Adam’s statement of excitement is the foundational instruction for the relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. The man and woman are to leave the primary influence of their parents. They are to be united to each other in a life-long commitment. And they are to become one flesh. The one-flesh relationship involves physical oneness (exclusive intimacy), emotional oneness (exclusive feelings), spiritual oneness (a common love for God and desire to follow him) and oneness of mission (going the same direction at the same time for the same reasons).

Father, thank you for creating us in your image and passing to us the need for community. Thank you for providing that community in the intimate partnership of marriage. May our marriages be an example of what it looks like when a husband and wife are in love with you and each other. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

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Controlling My Influence

Having good intentions is “good” only when those intentions are put into action. Without implementation, needs are left unmet and the intentions are worthless.

In the minutes ahead, Ron Moore shares how we can turn our good intentions into good works that God created for us to do.

Who are you? What does it mean to be in Christ? And what do you need to be the person God created you to be?

Today on the program Ron Moore looks at those questions, and from the book of Hebrews, provides a livable answer.

Scripture is a divine tool for the forming of souls. In the hands of the Holy Spirit, it can mold you into the person God created you to be. But first, you have to hear its instructions.

Ron Moore teaches the Bible’s importance and how you can ensure it marks your life.

Many in the modern world have rediscovered an ancient fascination with angels. For some that fascination borders on worship.

Ron Moore offers four ways in which Jesus is superior to the angels. Listen and learn why we must never allow a created thing to compete for our worship of the incomparable Christ.

Read John 1:1-18

Colossians 1:15-20
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

If you want to know what God is like, look no further than Jesus. Let’s take a break from John’s prologue and consider this parallel passage in Colossians. Here’s the breakdown.

  • Jesus makes the invisible visible. He is the exact representation of the Father.
  • He is the firstborn, preeminent over all creation.
  • All things are created through Him and for Him and are held together by Him.
  • He existed before all things.
  • The church, made up of all true believers, is under His leadership.
  • He built the bridge from death to life and was the first to cross over.
  • Every bit of God is found in Jesus.

Jesus is supreme! He made the supreme sacrifice as well. By His death on the cross He made it possible for you and me to have peace with the Father. Do you have that peace? Would you like to have it? Use the following prayer as a guide if you desire peace with God through Jesus.

Lord Jesus, I acknowledge You as the One who is supreme over all. I also acknowledge You as the One who can bring me into a relationship with the Father through Your death on the cross. I am sorry for my sins. Thank You for being the perfect sacrifice for my sins. I trust in Your work on the cross as the only way I can have peace now and forever with God. In Your name I pray. Amen.

 


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When God is Not Enough

Who are you? What does it mean to be in Christ? And what do you need to be the person God created you to be?

Scripture is a divine tool for the forming of souls. In the hands of the Holy Spirit it can mold you into the person God created you to be. But first you have to hear its instructions.

Ron Moore teaches the Bible’s importance and how you can ensure it marks your life.

Having good intentions is “good” only when those intentions are put into action. Without implementation needs are left unmet and the intentions are worthless.

In the minutes ahead, Ron Moore shares how we can turn our good intentions into good works that God created for us to do.

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