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Father Snatches You Out of Trials – Calvary Temple VA

Many people when facing great trials and adverse circumstances cry out, “Where is God?” In our hopelessness, we forget the nearness and the faithfulness of God.

As you watch this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, remember that our Lord wants us to dwell in the shadow of His wings and take refuge in His Name (a strong tower). Pastor Scott reminds us of God’s knowledge of our suffering. Instead of wanting to be removed out of adversity, let us seek to ride through our trials with Him in our boat, fully at peace.

Because we live in this world and “see through a glass darkly”, we often forget that our tests and trials have a purpose far beyond what we can see or imagine. However, we should quickly remember that our Lord is a “present help in time of trouble.” He longs to walk with us in every valley of the shadow of death and show Himself to be our comfort.

After you watch this video, turn to Psalm 91 and read the passages that Pastor Scott quoted. Immerse yourself in God’s Word. Wait in His presence. Then shout for joy, knowing that He will see you through your trial!

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

The Shadow of the Almighty – Calvary Temple VA

We live in a world that is plagued by sin, disease, violence, and sorrow. The perfect world that God created has been perverted and twisted because of Adam’s sin.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott shares with us that though we war and struggle with circumstances, God is greater than all of our needs.

The Bible is full of Scriptures that tell of the Lord’s protection and safety in difficult times. “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress…” “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe…”

Where do you turn in times of difficulty? When you stumble and sin, whom do you call? When your child is sick or there is no food for them, where do you place your trust?

Do we believe that we are in the hands of God? Do we believe that His ways are higher than ours? Let us learn today to trust Him. Let us learn to abide in Him, and in the shadow of His wings.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Live in the Secret Place – Calvary Temple VA

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video clip, Pastor Scott expounds on the verse, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

Do you long for that secret place in the presence of the Lord? I’m sure that many of us have visited that place at least once, during prayer, worship, or in God’s Word. It should be our goal and aspiration to not just visit, but to remain there, to find our dwelling in God.

Pastor Scott reminds us that dwelling in God’s presence needs to include quietness. It includes waiting on the Lord and listening for His voice. It is in quietness that we will be assured of His love and care for our lives.

As you watch this clip, ask the Lord to draw you to Himself. Ask Him to place in you a greater desire for Him. Find His presence. Go there often. Find a dwelling place there.

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Exalt His Name Together – Calvary Temple VA

What should we do when circumstances are completely against us and are out of control? “Bless the Lord at all times.”

What should we do when it seems that we are stagnant or dry in our Christian walk? “Bless the Lord at all times.”

Because God is worthy, because He is good, because He is in control of our lives, and because He loves us, we should bless Him always. We should magnify His Name, we should lift up our voices to Him in thanksgiving and honor.

But how can I do that? Everything is stacked up against me, and I am at the lowest point in my whole Christian life. I war with trials without and temptations within. How can I bless the Lord?

We can bless the Lord by faith. We can lift him up, because He is greater than any trial. He is in full control of our lives, and compared to eternity these are but light afflictions.

Don’t lose sight of eternity in your trials. Remember that heaven is our home, Jesus is our reward, and that we will see Him soon if we endure to the end. Remember that He redeemed our lives from destruction.

Take your eyes off of yourself and your momentary trials. Lift your eyes toward the heavens and bless the Lord!

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

What Squeezes Out of You? – Calvary Temple VA

We often times don’t know who we really are until we encounter adversity. Trials, tribulations, and persecutions show who we are, they show what is inside of us.

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott calls us to remember God’s work in us.

We will all fail at some point. We will all go through trials that will cause us to despair. It is in these times that we should look up and thank God for His goodness. We should thank God that the work of redemption has been finished in Jesus. We should make our boast in Him.

It is easy for us to think that the purpose of trials is the enemy’s way to cause us to stumble. Though that is the intention of the devil, God wants to use these tests to bring us closer to Himself. He wants us to bless Him in all things and for all things.

Let us look at our trials and our failures in a different light today. Believe that these tests are God’s way of building a greater dependency on Him. He wants to use these things to cause us to run into His arms. He has loved us from the foundation of the world.

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

It Doesn’t End Here – Calvary Temple VA

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott teaches on the subject of sanctification. He reminds us that our life on earth is not all there is to our existence. God is working in us by sanctification, so that one day we will experience glorification.

Though the world we live in can vex us, can discourage us, and can entice us, we have a hope – our hope is in Jesus and in His finished work on Calvary.

Pastor Scott also reminds us that our salvation is of God. Jesus in the Author of our salvation, and He is the Finisher. Today, God sees us righteous in Christ Jesus.

Pastor Scott takes us back to the cross, where Jesus was not only a sinless sacrifice for us, but that He also took our sin upon Himself. He became sin for us, that we may become the righteousness of God in Him.

Rejoice as you watch this video clip. The wars of this life will soon be over. We will be in the Lord’s presence forever, having received the end of our salvation!

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

Bless the Lord – Calvary Temple VA

Are you thankful today for God has given you? Are you thankful in everything? Are you thankful for everything?

In this Sword of the Spirit 180 video, Pastor Scott reminds us what it means to “bless the Lord at all times.”

If our trust is in God in everything that He does and in everything that comes our way, we can then be thankful. Truly, the Lord is at work in all things, working for our good. Though we often don’t understand, and we would have scripted circumstances differently, the Great God is at work – in all things and for our good.

One thing that trust and praise work in us is contentment. If we believe that God is working all things for the absolute best in our lives, then we can see His sufficiency in everything that we have. And in everything that we don’t have.

We believe that the secret to a thankful heart is a contentment in God’s ordering our lives. He purchased us from a lifetime of bondage and an eternity of torment. Doesn’t that make it a bit easier to believe that He is good all the time?

Bless the Lord!

You can find this teaching in its entirety, and other biblical resources at our Calvary Temple website. This article is a ministry of Calvary Temple of Sterling, VA. Pastor Star Scott is the senior pastor. We are a ministry that teaches and lives sound doctrine.

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