Sunday, July 17, 2016

Six Thirty Statuary Nite (Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness) – July 16, 2016

Live video from this week’s Six Thirty Saturday Nite. This week, we continue our #BlessedAre campaign to look at what it means to truly hunger and thirst for righteousness.



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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (Salt of the Earth) - July 9, 2016



Join us live as we talk about what it means to be the ‪#saltoftheearth. In this world full of hate and violence, it is up to the Church to represent Jesus and share the message of hope to all who will hear. Let's not only commit to praying for those who are hurting but commit to leaving this world a better place for the next generation. We can do better. We must do better. (With Paradigm Shift Ministries & Created Music Project) ‪#630SN ‪#churchonthego ‪#onlinechurch ‪#churchonline ‪#blacklivesmatter ‪#dallas ‪#altonsterling ‪#philandocastile ‪#hope ‪#prayer ‪#worship ‪#live ‪#matthew5 ‪#beatitudes ‪#bible ‪#gospel ‪#jesus ‪#violence ‪#hate ‪#anger ‪#grace ‪#forgiveness ‪#truth ‪#legacy ‪#sin

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (Salt of the Earth) – July 9, 2016

Join us live as we talk about what it means to be the ‪salt of the earth‬. In this world full of hate and violence, it is up to the Church to represent Jesus and share the message of hope to all who will hear. Let’s not only commit to praying for those who are hurting but commit to leaving this world a better place for the next generation. We can do better. We must do better.



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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Inherit the Earth – July 9, 2016

Today’s Translation: The Amplified Bible | Weekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (AMP)

Live It Out!

The meek (or gentle) are blessed because they seek to be a blessing to others. By putting God first and others second, we allow ourselves to see the world from a whole new point of view. If we give in to every taunt or temptation, our testimony becomes weaker than when we keep our eyes fixed on the cross. God honors those who honor Him. In this world full of self-promotion, let our lives direct people to Jesus.



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Friday, July 8, 2016

Taking Refuge in the Lord – July 8, 2016

Today’s Translation: New International Version | Weekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death; but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial. Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it. I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace. But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked. The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” – Psalm 37:32-40

Live It Out!

The more you try to live a godly life, the more wicked the world seems to be. But the world cannot put to death what is inside of us – God Himself! Our God was, is and always will be, but the same cannot be said for the wicked who only live for themselves. In these troubled times, the only safe place of refuge is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Cling to Him and His promise.



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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Commit to Doing Good – July 7, 2016

Today’s Translation: The Message | Weekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“Wicked borrows and never returns; Righteous gives and gives. Generous gets it all in the end; Stingy is cut off at the pass. Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he’s happy. If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. I once was young, now I’m a graybeard— not once have I seen an abandoned believer, or his kids out roaming the streets. Every day he’s out giving and lending, his children making him proud. Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don’t quit. God loves this kind of thing, never turns away from his friends. Live this way and you’ve got it made, but bad eggs will be tossed out. The good get planted on good land and put down healthy roots. Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue. His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.” – Psalm 37:21-31 (MSG)

Live It Out! 

We are called to actively turn away from evil and to do good. We do this because we have the Word of God imprinted on our hearts. The more you seek to be like Jesus, the easier it will be to choose right over wrong. The active believer is blessed because he or she is being a blessing to others. If you live for God in both the good times and bad, He will have your back. Jesus died so that we can be set free from our sin, and He commissioned us to be His witnesses. Let’s do right by His sacrifice.



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In God We Trust – July 6, 2016

Today’s Translation: Holman Christian Standard Bible | Weekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright. Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people. For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord supports the righteous. The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger. But the wicked will perish; the Lord’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away— they will fade away like smoke.” – Psalm 37:12-20 (HCSB)

Live It Out! 

This world and everything in it is temporary. We must place our trust in God above all else. Those who take advantage of others to climb to the top will ultimately lose out on what matters most – eternal life. When we reach the end, we will be judged. Will you be standing there alongside Jesus with your debt paid, or will you have to give an account of how you lived before the most holy God?



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Can You Spare Five Dollars?

 

When Dustin, at the age of 16, told me of his call to ministry, I suddenly fell ill-equipped as a father to help him on his journey. While I knew God would provide what Dustin was going to need from his heavenly Father, I knew he would need some earthly counseling and direction. I am so thankful to the many pastors, teachers and youth leaders, as well as CLAY coaches, officials, volunteers and parents who provided that guidance.

And while it seemed for awhile CLAY would be his ultimate destination, it turned out to be a season of preparation.

That preparation led to Paradigm Shift Ministries, and today Dustin is reaching people around the world with his 6:30 Saturday Nite message. You may have seen posts that indicate he has confirmed profiles from people in over 80 foreign countries and territories.

This includes many Muslim countries, where he feels there may be people viewing on their phones who could be killed should it be found out.

But Dustin is only reaching about 500 per week…what if he could reach 5,000? Or more?

Because so many viewers are from foreign countries – and because he doesn’t want to be viewed as the next-generation televangelist “selling” God on the internet – Dustin doesn’t ask for donations or financial support during the service. But revenue from The Haven and a few private donors only goes so far.

So if you can spare five dollars, or even five dollars per month, know that your contribution will help take the message of Jesus to people around the world.

Blessings,

Tony Craig, Paradigm Shift Ministries Executive Director & Dustin’s Dad


To Donate:

  1. Go to http://ift.tt/1g9Wx9O and click on the Donate button.
  2. Enter the donation amount, and if you are able, check the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” checkbox.
  3. Paradigm Shift Ministries uses PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account.  Just look for “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available).” and click on “Continue”. This should be just above the VISA/MC/AMEX/DISCOVER logos.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

There Will Be Peace – July 5, 2016

Today’s Translation: The Voice BibleWeekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“So turn from anger. Don’t rage, and don’t worry— these ways frame the doorway to evil. Besides, those who act from evil motives will be cut off from the land; but those who wait, hoping in the Eternal, will enjoy its riches. You’ll see . . . the wicked won’t know what hit them; you’ll blink, and they’ll be gone; you’ll go out looking for them, but you won’t find them. But the humble-hearted will inherit the land; they will take pleasure in its peace and enjoy its abundance.” – Psalm 37:8-11 (VOICE)

Live It Out!

The future belongs to the meek rather than to the wicked. As followers of Jesus, we are called to patiently pursue peace rather than fall into the pit of anger and rage. Jesus will come again, and there will be peace. Just as the ancient Israelites inherited the promised land, we get to share in the Christ’s heavenly inheritance. The meek, those who put God first and others second, will spend eternity resting in the presence of our Heavenly Father while the wicked and the worldly will find themselves stripped of their material wealth.



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Monday, July 4, 2016

Be Patient in the Lord – July 4, 2016

Today’s Translation: New Living TranslationWeekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” – Psalm 37:1-7 (NLT)

Live It Out!

It may seem like evil and corrupt people are the ones getting all the attention, but their time at the top will soon be over. As citizens of heaven, we can afford to be patient when disaster strikes because we are living in light of eternal life. Keep your eyes on heaven and your trust in the Lord, and He will carry you through the valley. This life is temporary, but His glory lasts forever.



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On This Independence Day…

As we (in the United States) celebrate our Independence Day, let us commit to using our freedom for good. However, in the past few days, ISIS has conducted a series of violent attacks across several countries as Muslims everywhere celebrate their holy month of Ramadan.

To our brothers and sisters in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq who have been affected by these attacks, our hearts and prayers are with you. On the surface, we may not always agree, but I know we can agree the only appropriate answers to the hate, anger and violence in this world are faith, hope and love. To the Church, our response must be rooted in our common mission to pray, grow and serve together. Any response other than compassion and mourning would be unChrist-like.

Those who are consumed by hate, anger and violence cannot comprehend a society built upon the belief that all men are created equal and have been endowed with certain unalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But this foundation laid by the blood of brave men and women means nothing if we choose to live in such a way that only contributes to the problems we see on the news. In this country, we have the freedom to choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution. The problem is the sinful nature of man, and the only solution is to be washed clean by the blood of Christ.

Somewhere in our recent history, it became politically incorrect to say that Jesus is the only answer to the problems we face in everyday life. But we now have the power to change the course of history. We live in unprecedented times thanks to the advent of social media. Regular people like you and I now have a voice. In just over one year, our online ministry alone has reached people in over 80 countries and territories. We can choose to echo the bad news we see on TV, or we can choose to share the Good News with people who have never heard it before.

You and I can make a real difference on this Independence Day. Ask family and friends how you can pray for them. Share you story online. Write a post about your favorite Bible passage. Look for ways to serve your community (especially the children and youth). And remember that we are all in this together. We are more than one nation under God; we are one family in God.

This Independence Day, let us declare our freedom from fear, from terror, from greed and from political correctness. We live in a world that is desperately searching for the hope we hold in our hearts. People all over the world are living and dying in fear, but we can bring them peace sharing the message that Jesus died for all of our sin, and there is a seat for us all at the heavenly banquet table. This life is short; let’s not waste the freedom and opportunity we have been so graciously given.



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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (The Meek) - July 2, 2016



Join us live across Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube and Live.PrayGrowServe.com every Six Thirty Saturday Nite (6:30pm EDT) for church on the go! This week, we continued our #BlessedAre campaign by looking at what it means to be meek (hint: read Psalm 37).

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (The Meek) – July 2, 2016

Join us live across Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube and Live.PrayGrowServe.com every Six Thirty Saturday Nite (6:30pm EDT) for church on the go! This week, we continued our #BlessedAre campaign by looking at what it means to be meek (hint: read Psalm 37).



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