Your Mind and the Mind of Christ

Monday, July 08, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Watch the teaching,"Your Mind & The Mind of Christ," from the teaching series, "The Master Key."



One of the greatest advantages in life is walking with Christ and having His mind influence your mind. Because of this relationship, you can choose your thoughts and think things on purpose. You don’t have to just think about whatever falls into your mind. 

We can love the Lord with "all our mind." Learn about six key principles to empower your mindset.

Mark 12:30, ’And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. 31"And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

1 Corinthians 2:12, Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For "Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

MASTER KEY: You can choose your thoughts and think things on purpose. You don’t have to just think about whatever falls into your mind.

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How to Know What God Has Prepared for You

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



1 Corinthians 2:6 (NLT) The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. 8 But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord. 9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”  10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. 

There are many mysteries in life. There is more that we don't know than we know. However, the little that we know is a preview of the greater things available to us.

The sad truth is: Too many people never discover more because of many factors including: Lack of curiosity, lack of education, hanging on the lesser things, connecting with people who lack imagination, and most of all -- not loving and following Christ, Who is the Source of all good things.

As the Scripture suggests, we don't have the innate capacity to see, hear, or know the things God has prepared for us. The good news is this: God has revealed these things to us by His Spirit.

One of the biggest misconceptions in life is believing that only material things matter. Too many people only want what they can see --- and the more shiny it is, the more they want it. Life is MUCH more!

One Master Key in this Scripture passage is this: Your relationship with the Lord is the key to knowing the wonderful things God has freely given you. 

Another Master Key is: When you love God, He goes before you to prepare your way
The Bible Greek definition of “prepare" means to make ready, to make the necessary preparations, and get everything ready. The word is drawn from the oriental custom of sending on before kings on their journeys persons to level the roads and make them passable and set out provisions.

This is what God does for those who love him. It is one of those realities you cannot see, hear or imagine because it is part of His future plan. The future is something of which we cannot be certain, but it is something for which we can prepare. Preparation with God puts you in position to see, hear, and experience a future full of blessing, adventure, purpose, and overcoming obstacles. 

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The Master Key: What God Has Prepared for You. (Audio)

Sunday, June 30, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



Latest teaching on the Firm Foundation with Bryan Hudson podcast: "The Master Key: What God Has Prepared for You."

1 Corinthians 2:6 (NLT) Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten. 7 No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. 8 But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord. 9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.

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Make the Great Exchange. You Will Be Better For It!

Friday, June 14, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



Enjoy the latest teaching on the Firm Foundation podcast, "The Great Exchange" from the Series, "The Master Key."

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Isaiah 40:31  But those who hope in the Lord will renew [exchange] their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Exchange is a part of life. We all need renewal and refreshing on a regular basis. The normal activities and challenges of life take a toll. There are also circumstances that require exchange for us to cope and make progress in life. Situations like the passing of loved ones or unexpected setbacks on life are among the biggest examples. We cannot change ourselves using our own strength. We can make superficial adjustments, but deep and lasting change much come from our Creator.

Whatever the situation, God has made a provision through His grace. The grace of God is everything He has that He makes available to us. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. (John 1:16)

Exchange was the basis of our Salvation: 1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

“The Great Exchange” is God’s grace for our renewal of strength.

MASTER KEY: Pay attention to your exchanges

We are always giving up one thing for another. That’s a part of life, but be mindful of what you are exchanging.

Matthew 16:25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Why Love Never Fails

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



Listen the teaching: "The Master Key: Love Never Fails"

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1 Corinthians 13:4, Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

The best definition of love is found in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” Jesus is our best example of love. This is what I call the "God kind of love.”

Nothing endures like love. Love has unlimited capacity and inexhaustible power. Think of all the things in your life that have come short or failed either within yourself or from others, the "God kind of love" was not one of them. There is a lesser form of human love that is more about words, feelings, and intentions--but this is not the kind of love that "never fails." 

The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Here is the MASTER KEY: Love never fails because the love walk is consistent by nature. 

Love does not fail because God is love! Therefore, we can love because He first loved us. Because of this, love wins!

There are three ways in which love wins:

1. God Wins:  He has a plan to save humanity after the fall of Adam.

Romans 5:6  (NLT) When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. 


2. Others win | The “Royal Law” is God's standard of love that motivates our good treatment of others

James 2:1 (NLT), My dear brothers and sisters,[a] how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? 2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? ...6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear? 8 Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

3. You win | The first person who needs to experience the winning power of love, is ourselves. 

1 John 4:7 (NLT) Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love…16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 19 We love each other because he loved us first.

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2019 Servant-Leader Workshop Lessons

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



Click on speaker names below to listen to 2019 Servant-Leader Workshop lessons from Saturday, June 1 at New Covenant Church:

SESSION ONE: Audio by Pastor Bryan Hudson  (PDF of Keynote by Pastor Hudson)







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The Master Key: Diligence (Audio)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



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2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:11, And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Definitions of Diligence,
  • Steady application in business; constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken; 
  • A diligent person sees what needs to be done; and they do it, and do it, and do it until they get the desired result
  • Marked by careful attention or persistent application.
  • Persevering determination to perform a task

(Vine’s/Hebrew/Greek) – “A working,” is indicative of a process. 

MASTER KEY: For believers in Christ, diligence is not simply “works,” it is an extension of God’s grace in action.

(Joyce Meyer) We see many people who come to work in “ministry” fail to realize that they will have to change in order to have the privilege of working for God. 

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

MASTER KEY:  It takes diligence to succeed in a process that involves you.

Everything in life is a process – that is the way God has arranged things. 
1. Pregnancy and birth is a process. 
2. Growing up physically and spiritually is a process. 
3. Education and learning is a process. 
4. Why would promotion or advancement on the job or in ministry be any different? 

[First mention] EXO 15:26, and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

MASTER KEY:  God didn’t say only “heed,” He said “diligently heed.” Anyone can heed in the moment, but the process to obeying and following God is diligence.  It is the only way forward.

Deuteronomy 28:1, "Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. "And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:

Proverbs 10:4, He who deals with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes one rich.

Proverbs 13:4, the soul of a sluggard desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

Proverbs 21:5, The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

MASTER KEY: Diligence is one of the key components of leadership.
Romans 12:8, He who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient[c] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[d] to hospitality

MASTER KEY:  Repentance on the part of the Corinthians produced a new level of motivation and diligence. When we are in disobedience to God, divine energy is lacking. We need God’s strenght to get things done.

2 Corinthians 7:1, Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Corinthians 7:11, For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

2 Corinthians 8:7, But as you abound in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us--see that you abound in this grace also.

2 Timothy 2:15, Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Hebrews 6:11, And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 11:6, But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

MASTER KEY:  Diligence releases God’s rewards

2 Peter 1:5, But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6] to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,



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The Master Key: “Lessons from Eagles” (Audio)

Monday, May 13, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments





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Deut 32:9 (NLT)  For the people of Israel belong to the Lord;  Jacob is his special possession.  10 He found them in a desert land, in an empty, howling wasteland. He surrounded them and watched over them; he guarded them as he would guard his own eyes. 11 Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely on his pinions. 12 The Lord alone guided them;  they followed no foreign gods. 

God compares Himself to a mother eagle.  God declares Himself in scripture by comparing His previously unknown attributes with other attributes that are known to mankind. 

“Rouses her chicks"  It means "to rouse, to incite or awaken."  God stirs His people in many ways including sermons, trials, the conviction of the Holy Spirit and more.
This verse is found in a passage known as the Song of Moses.  In this song, Moses recaps for the children of Israel their short history and magnifies God's perfections and holiness.  An outline of the passage might be: 
1.  God's Promise To His People     v. 7-9
2.  God's Perfecting of His People    v. 10-12
3.  God's Provisions For His People    v. 13-14 

In these verses we also see how God sought them (v.  7-8); He saved them (v. 9); He schooled them (v. 10 ...he instructed him...); He shielded them (v. 10 ...he kept him as the apple of his eye... ); He established them (v. 11 ); and He separated them (v. 12 ).  Let us narrow our focus to verse 11.  In this great song of Moses, why does God compares Himself to a mother eagle?  I believe that we can learn some great truths by studying this comparison: truths about God and His people, and truths about mothers.

Male and female bald eagles mate for life


I.    The Mother Eagle Speaks of the Nurturing Nature of Our God

Moses compares the work of his God in removing Israel from Egypt to the mother eagle's stirring over its young.  Bondage in Egypt had been an incubation period for the Jewish people, but God, like the mother eagle, had plans for His young. 
Nurture defined: to give tender care and protection to a child, a young animal, or a plant, helping it to grow and develop; to encourage somebody or something to grow, develop, thrive, and be successful

How does God nurture like a mother eagle?


1.  The Eagle's Sight  (God's Omniscience) It is said that eagles have such extraordinary sight that they can see an object as small as a rabbit from hundreds of feet in the air!  In its sight, he eagle typifies God's omniscience.  He sees and knows all.  Isaiah 40:28 says "...there is no searching of God's understanding..."


2.  The Eagle's Swiftness (God's Omnipresence)  The eagle can fly at  speeds over 100 miles per hour, and can reach 180 MPH in a dive.  God does not need to travel at high speeds because he is everywhere present.  “A very present help in time of need.” “Behold, I come quickly.” “Before you call, I say here I am.”


3.  The Eagle's Strength  (God's Omnipotence)  The adult eagle weighs around 25 pounds but can pick up and carry animals that weigh between 50-75 pounds.  Eagle handlers must wear protective gear to keep the birds from crushing their arms.  The eagle's strength reminds us of God's omnipotence.  “Cast all you care upon him, for he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7


4.  The Eagle's Soaring  (God's Holiness)  Eagles can fly higher than any other birds.  They have been accidentally hit by jets in flight.  This shows us God's holiness, which is far above all.  No one can approach God's holiness.  Jehovah Elyon: “The Lord God most high.”


5.   The Eagle's Offspring (God's Children)   Mother eagles are very protective and supportive of their young.  Many animals ignore their young and some even devour them.  But eagles train and teach the little eaglets.  Likewise, God does not leave His children to themselves.  Think of the children of Israel in the wilderness.  God fed them, gave them water, kept them warm at night and shaded in the day. 

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"The Master Key" Part 1 (Audio)

Monday, May 06, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



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The Master Key, Part One

Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God [New Covenant Principle], nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

A master key is a special key design to unlock every door in a facility. Lesser keys only unlock specific doors. When you have the master key you can go everywhere and open any door. A master key is possessed by fewer people an is related to their authority and/or responsibility
In God’s kingdom there are keys which are truths God has created and enacted through Christ that open doors. There are also lesser keys in which people trust that cannot open doors that only God can open:

The keys (law/principle) that people use:
1. Their knowledge & understanding
2. Their point of view
3. Their prejudices and presumptions
4. Their privilege
5. Their experience
6. Their delegated authority
7. Their religion or non-biblical religious beliefs

What you need is the Master Key
“The law of spirit of life in Christ has made me free from the law of sin and death”

With the master key there is no condemnation from God or anyone else. With the master key there is freedom from sin and death. Things you could never overcome by yourself are overcome in Christ. With the master key you can live and function through the Spirit of God, and be enslaved to your carnal (flesh-ruled) nature.

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"It is Finished, So You Can Begin." (Video Teaching)

Thursday, May 02, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments





John 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Easter Sunday has passed, but resurrection power is still here! For some “holidays” like Halloween, the day after has no significance or meaning. Jesus’ resurrection continues to impact our lives in real ways because what He finished was our beginning. He finished many things including: His obedience to God; His sacrifice leading to our redemption from sin; Our salvation on every level - spirit, soul, and body; Peace and power through the Holy Spirit: The fruit of the Spirit in our hearts, and so much more.

The apostle Paul spoke of “knowing” Jesus and “the power of His resurrection:"

Philippians 3;9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

You can’t know something that is not real and present in your daily life. In your daily time, deepen your relationship with God through Christ. Reflect on the teachings of the Bible and let the principles and power of the word of God work in you!

He brings us face to face with the triumph of Jesus. 
When we compare the four gospels we find a most illuminating thing. The other three do not tell us that Jesus said, "It is finished."  But they do tell us that he died with a great shout upon his lips (Matt.27:50; Mk.15:37; Lk.23:46).

Matthew 27:50, And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 

Mark 15:37, With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. 

Luke 23:46, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

On the other hand, John does not speak of the great cry, but does say that Jesus' last words were, "It is finished." The explanation is that the great shout and the words, "It is finished," are one and the same thing. "It is finished" is one word in Greek--tetelestai (Strongs #GSN5055)--and Jesus died with a shout of triumph on his lips. He did not say, "It is finished," in weary defeat; he said it as one who shouts for joy because the victory is won. He seemed to be broken on the Cross, but he knew that his victory was won. 

What Does Tetelestai Mean?

"It is finished," which is one of Jesus' most important statements, is translated from the single Greek word tetelestai. The grammatical structure of the Greek word, perfect passive indicative, is very important. 


The perfect tense indicates that the progress of an action has been completed and the result of that action is ongoing and with full effect. 

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Jesus Finished Everything For Your Beginning

Friday, April 26, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



John 19:28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Easter Sunday has passed, but resurrection power is still here! For some “holidays” like Halloween, the day after has no significance or meaning. Jesus’ resurrection continues to impact our lives in real ways because what He finished was our beginning. He finished many things including: His obedience to God; His sacrifice leading to our redemption from sin; Our salvation on every level - spirit, soul, and body; Peace and power through the Holy Spirit: The fruit of the Spirit in our hearts, and so much more.

The apostle Paul spoke of “knowing” Jesus and “the power of His resurrection:"
Philippians 3;10, That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

You can’t know something that is not real and present in your daily life. In your daily time, deepen your relationship with God through Christ. Reflect on the teachings of the Bible and let the principles and power of the word of God work in you!

Listen to my Easter Sunday message, “Risen King. Rising Hope” on the Firm Foundation podcast:  https://bryanhudson.podbean.com/e/risen-king-rising-hope

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Join Us for Resurrection Sunday at New Covenant Church Indy!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments



 


Join us April 21 at 10:30 AM EST for a Celebration of Life, New Life, and Hope in Christ!

The springtime season brings flowers and renewal of life in nature. God’s season brings eternal life and joy that never fades. Spring will come and go, but Resurrection Power never changes! The Bible word for “resurrection” means, “To cause to stand.” Christ is our Risen King who has provided us with a Rising Hope!  

Join us this Easter Sunday as we experience the power of a never changing season in the Lord. Learn about how resurrection power both sustains and revives every area of your life.  We will enjoy a time of worship, fellowship, children’s ministry, a presentation from our children, reflections from our ministers, and a life-lifting message from God’s word.

Visit the Firm Foundation podcast to listen to Parts 1 & 2 of the teaching, “Why Your Season Never Fails.”


Pastor Bryan & Patricia Hudson
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"Why Your Season Never Fails" - Your Success is Tied to Your Season

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Learn how to live in God's seasons for your life and fulfill His design for your life.

Psalms 1:3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.




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LoveWorks: Part Three - Marriage by God's Book (Audio)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments





Ephesians 5:25-33, Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church — for we are members of His body. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

 1 Peter 3:7, Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding [knowledge], giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker [delicate] vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

Proverbs 4:3-4, Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

1 John 3:18, My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.

 Today’s view of marriage in popular society has changed in ways that we know very well. However, God’s view of biblical marriage, which we call Holy Matrimony, has not changed. For believers in Christ, God’s word is our guide. We live and walk by the high standards and grace-filled principles of the Bible. A lot of what we see in marriages, that are failing at the rate of 50%, is people walking in their understanding and selfish ways. People certainly have the right to not follow God or obey the Scriptures, but true Christians do not have an alternative—nor do we desire an alternative.

Ephesians 5:25 says, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her...31 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery, but I am talking about Christ and the church."

A mystery is not something hidden. It is something revealed to those who have "ears to hear" and "eyes to see" what the Lord is saying and showing. Jesus is either "Lord of all" or He is not "Lord at all" in your life.

 The husband is head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. What is the revealed mystery  of Christ’s relationship to His church?

1. He makes holy (special, “other than”).
2. Provide care and support
3. Loves us more than we love ourselves
4. Unified and not divided: One

Summary: However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Respect Defined: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others 

Anyone who has a leadership position has a greater responsibility before God. That includes husbands. Leadership needs follow-ship to be effective. As the old saying goes: “He that leads and no one follows is taking a walk.”

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