In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Matthew 7:13-14, Proverbs 14:12, Mark 10:15, John 14:6
Life is a series of decisions--ones that can make you or break you. We all share in common times when we come up against huge decisions that will affect our lives profoundly. Some examples are "Who am I going to marry?" or "What am I going to do with my life?" In this message, Dr. Merritt focuses on the decisions we make that will affect us far beyond our lives and into eternity. As we step back and examine our lives in light of forever with Christ or without Him, we are faced indeed with the greatest decision of all.
"You are headed in one of two directions. You are either headed for eternal life or you are either headed for eternal death. The choice is up to you. It is your decision. Decision determines direction and direction determines destiny. If you go through the wrong gate, you join the wrong crowd, you follow the wrong god, you will spend eternity in the wrong place." --Dr. Merritt
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Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.