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Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:27

Acts 6:2  So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables."

There was a problem with the fair distribution of food to widows. Too often when confronted with a problem, we have a tendency to run to the pastor and ask him or her, "What are you going to do about this thing that is bothering me?" Although I am not proposing making decisions and solving problems without input and direction from church leadership, I am suggesting that perhaps if God has placed a concern or passion upon your heart -- it is God's call for you to get involved in service -- not to ask the pastor to do it for you.

It is the pastor's job to minister the word of God. It is our job to serve the needs of our church and community.

Many people wonder why the church doesn't do more. A better question is what is God calling you to do, for you to get involved in? What need or concern has God placed upon your heart? Will you accept the call?

Running the Race PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:23

Philippians 3:14  I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

As Christians we are all called to run a race. This is not a competitive race but one of endurance. When Paul wrote this letter he was encouraging all to “press” toward those things which are ahead. The joy of finishing the race is what awaits us- eternal life with Him. ..Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God!

No Separation PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:15

Romans 8: 38-39 I am persuaded that nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Cell phones can schedule your and change your daily activity. Your set up and record your favorite show on your TV with your cell phone, computer from work, or i-pad. The automobiles have joined the industry so you can have the capability to call hands free. Or if you want start your car and not even be in the area. Text your wife, children or other family member has become a standard. We can be completely separated from each other. But in this fast pace of life it is good to know that “NOTHING” can separate us from the love of God.

Power in the Name PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:22


Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore, God who highly exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

In the story of the betrayal of Jesus in the garden the detachment of troops is not specifically numbered. Historians will tell you in those days Romans would not send out a detachment of less than 100 men for any formal arrest. So there are also officers from the chief priest and Pharisees attending too. The Exact number of men is unknown. When they approached Jesus they called His name and He replied, “I am He”. And they all fell to the ground! When they got up, Jesus asked again who they were looking for and they said “Jesus”. And, Jesus, replied,” I told you I am He” and they fell to ground again!

My pastor's wife spoke of a time while visiting someone she walked upon their dog startling both her and the dog. As the growling dog came towards her she yelled the name of Jesus twice and the dog settled down.

Remember we should tell our problems how powerful Jesus is and not Jesus about our problems.

Do you Know Jesus? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:14


Acts 16:14 One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message.

What an ice breaker! Here in very clear words is what happens when we witness to others, "The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message." So what was Paul's responsibility? It was simply to tell Lydia about Jesus. The Lord did the rest.

I used to get “jitters” when witnessing to someone. Will I respond correctly? Do I have the right answers? Paul’s only job was to speak about Jesus -- it is and always will be the Lord's responsibility to do the rest. That is such a great comfort to me -- I can't mess anything up, nor do I have to have all the right answers -- the Lord will open the hearts of those He chooses (not me). Now that you know you are free from being responsible for the result, what stops you from witnessing?

 The next time you are with someone and the Lord urges you to speak, ask this simple question, "May I tell you about Jesus?" Trust the Lord to do the rest. Is there anybody in your life right now God is asking you to talk about Jesus with?

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