A man’s life can be the pursuit of success. True success is the taming the flesh and channeling desires into creativity that God has given us. That takes discipline and support. Understanding a father’s authority is to understand wisdom resulting in the blessing for God’s glory. That is an unselfish pursuit. When we concentrate on ‘self’ we shamefully move away from the cross of Jesus. Knowing Christ faced the ultimate sorrow so we don’t have to should change our pursuits in life and free our creative minds. Further, knowing we are an heir to paradise, simply by our faith in the confession of Jesus Christ, will transcend anything the world can ever attempt to match.
Monday - among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind- Eph_2:3 - Through Christ, we are brought near, made part of the foundation of his holy temple.
Tuesday - My son keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. - Pro_6:20 - Adultery turns its back on parental instruction and leads a man into a path of punishment, shame and revenge.
Wednesday – For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." - Mar_10:45 - In God’s kingdom service comes with a price, especially to our egos
Thursday - I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your love to me was extraordinary, surpassing the love of women. - 2Sa_1:26 - David’s grief over Saul’s death show a compassion and grace for God’s anointed
Friday - And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. - Act_20:32 - The finality of God’s purpose separates disciples physically, yet united in spirit through Christ Jesus
Scenes from the Luis Palau City Fest - Fresno, California April 1 & 2nd 2017
Volunteer Roger Razo of Fresno, is surrounded by bags of food as he sorts out boxes of orange juice to be given away during the Tower District Outreach, part of the Luis Palau City Fest event.
Evangelist Andrew Palau preaches at the small park underneath the freeway near downtown Fresno.
During the Crossfit demonstration and competition participants showed their skills.
Volunteers embrace a new believerat aTower District Outreach event near downtown Fresno. It was part of the Luis Palau City Fest revival held in Fresno.
Evangelist Andrew Palau, left, greets four time Crossfit Wolrdt Champion Rich Froning during the Crossfit demostration at the Save Mart Center.
Fresno City Police Chief Jerry and his wife Diane embrace after Dyer gave his testimony on how Jesus changed his life and saved his marriage.
Evangelist Luis Palau speaks during the second night of the Fresno City Fest. Palau challenged his audience with a message of hope and coming to Jesus Christ.
During Lincoln Brewsters set, many in the crowd took the obligitory 'selfie'
Opening act Marisol got the crowd moving with a power performance.
The crowd stayed energized during several musical acts and finished the second night with artist Lecrae.
Throughout the weekend during music and message, hands were raised in praise.
Artist Lincoln Brewster gets into his music during the opening night of the Fresno City Fest.
Special guest singer/songwriter Matt Redmon offered several of his popular praise songs and hymns during the opening night.
Surrounded by a sea of ever changing light and powerful electrified sound, Lecrae mesmerized the audience as the final act of the two day event.
The drummer for the group Soulful Revolution drives the beat on the second night before Luis Palau took the stage.
As the sun sets, on the second night, Luis Palau gave a message of hope and urgency and issued and invitation prayer, heeded by hundreds.