Posted by Jeff Tiemeyer on May 14, 2019

Mayday - Where Are You?

Daily Devotionals


Tuesday, May 14

Matthew 28:16
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.

Today’s scripture reference is one those verses that is usually read over as simply being there to provide a setting for an event. If you’re not paying close attention, you will read right over it and not see the profound point that it makes. Suppose a few or all of the 11 remaining disciples chose to stay home that day. Would the Gospel that Christians now base the entirety of their life and faith on even exist? What would life be like had the Great Commission never gone forth? Simple obedience is something that is lacking in the lives of many Christians today. Just like it doesn’t seem to be a big deal that they showed up for the meeting that day, that encounter with Jesus revolutionized their lives and Christianity as a whole. Now take a closer look at your life. When you miss an opportunity to spend time in His presence through the reading the Word and prayer or when you neglect to make sure that you and your family are regularly in a worship service, what are you missing out on? What seems to be minor details of a Christian life may be causing you to miss out on a life changing encounter with the Lord. He has the plans for your life and He His wanting to reveal them to you. Failing to walk in simple obedience can lead to failing to see the plans of God come to fruition in your life. Don’t miss what could possibly be your personal ‘Great Commission’. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins this Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC. If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you. You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363. You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.


Wednesday, May 15

Matthew 28:19
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

When Jesus gathered His disciples to Himself for what would be their final meeting on Earth, the words He spoke to them were not for them, but for others. Jesus wasn’t concerned about the Disciples salvation because He’d already taken care of that. Many people look at what is referred to as the Great Commission and think to themselves, “Man! It sure would’ve been cool to be there and watch Jesus go up on a cloud into Heaven.” For most believers, the moments that they seek to have with the Lord are purely self-centered. They want to talk to the Lord and look for Him to tell them all these cool things and answer all of their requests. This is not necessarily wrong but eventually Jesus expects you to get past just seeking Him for yourself and get down to His business. Take a look at your prayers, time in the Word, and worship. Are you seeking Him for yourself alone? Does anyone else other than those who you are having issues with come up in your conversations with Him? When was the last time you asked Him what was on His mind, or who He needed you to reach out to? You see, when you’re born-again, the conversation should shift from being primary about you and your wants and needs to being primarily about Him and His agenda for you and those He is seeking to reach. When you make it your priority to see that His business is tended to, He will tend to yours. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins this Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC. If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you. You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363. You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.


Thursday, May 16

Mark 10:24
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.”

One of the biggest disconnects that occurs in Christian discipleship is the lack of understanding of the difference between being disciples and being taught. The modern Western education model is far from what the Bible describes in today’s text when it refers to a teacher and their student(s). In today’s classroom setting the goal is to gain the teachers knowledge of a subject. In Jesus’ culture, the goal was to become who the teacher was. There is a marked difference in the teacher student/model and the rabbi/talmid model that Jesus is referring to. When a parent sends their child to school, they’re not looking for that teacher to turn their child into that teacher. They simply want that child to be taught the required curriculum. This has caused today’s Christians to have an extremely watered down view of discipleship. When you become a believer, your purpose in life is to become who Jesus is. As a part of the Body of Christ, when people look at you they should be looking at Jesus. Obviously, perfection in this area is not easy but you can, through spending time with Him, become more like Him. Just as Jesus’ disciples’ lives became models of Jesus Himself, your life’s purpose should to be as Christ-like as possible. Jesus never missed an opportunity to show the love of God to those He crossed paths with. That is where your journey should start. Being a disciple begins with a commitment to walk in love. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins this Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC. If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you. You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363. You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.


Friday, May 17

1 John 4:17
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.

Makings disciple of Jesus is the mandate the Lord has placed upon His Church. Thus, it should your goal as a believer to be about helping others become everything that the Lord has called them to be. This means so much more and goes so much deeper than simply learning to act like Jesus did. Anyone can act a certain way for a period of time, Hollywood has shown us that. Unfortunately the church today does a lot of acting like Jesus but not truly being Jesus. Believers go around being friendly, but not truly loving. Courteous rather than caring. Kind as opposed to genuine. Truly being a disciple means allowing His love to perfect you to the point that you move past behaving like Him and you begin to identify yourself in Him. When situations present themselves to you, you shouldn’t have to ask yourself, ‘What would Jesus do?’. Rather, the love that He has birthed on the inside of you should respond in the same way the He would. In Acts 4:13, the apostles were recognized as, ‘those who had been with Jesus’, because they walked in the same manner of love that He did. They weren’t acting like Jesus, they were being Jesus. They carried the same compassion and power that He did…and they changed the world. That’s your standard. Is your behavior not effecting the lives of those around you? Or is the Jesus you choose to be touching the hearts of the hurting and lost? - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins this Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC. If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you. You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363. You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.


Saturday, May 18

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

It goes without saying that no journey has ever begun without a starting point. To get to where you’re wanting to go, you must first know where you’re at. So many Christians say that they want to get to a certain place in their walk where they are fully functioning in their ultimate God given potential. A hang up occurs for many because they’re frustrated about not being there but, at the same time, have never taken the time to find out where they’re currently at. For example, if you wanted to go to Denver, you would have to determine which route you needed to based upon your are current location. If you’re in Los Angeles, you would have different route to take than someone who was in New York. You started on your journey of faith when you were born again. Since that time where has that journey taken you? How far have you come? Maybe you’ve been driving hard and you’ve gone quite ways, or maybe you’ve experienced some difficulties or gotten of course. The only true way to find out where you’re at is to ask the Holy Spirit to show you. Just like GPS on your cellphone can gave you your exact location so you know which way to turn next, the Holy Spirit will show you where exactly you’re at in your walk with the Lord. He is your guide. The problem for many is that when He shows them where they’re at they must accept what He tells them. Just like you’d never argue with the GPS on your phone, you must accept what He shows and make the proper adjustments to your route in order to get back on course. The Lord has amazing things in store for you on your journey but to experience them fully you must make sure that you’re on the course He has mapped out for you. It all begins with know where you’re at right now. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Transformation GroupLife begins this Sunday, May 19th @ 5pm at TWBC. If you’re needing to be set free in any area of your life, whether it be from addictions to unforgiveness, Transformation Group is for you. You can get more info or sign up by calling the TWBC office at 903 438-2363. You can also sign up using the the TWBC app or Website.

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