Oct. 2nd, 2011

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Regina Yancey- Jesus is Walking with Me

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The Work of the Lord

The Spirit of God is indispensible to building His church. We are His laborers, but He is the boss. There is much going on in the name of religion that is purely sensual and human. Paul was clear when it came to the work of the Lord. There is definitely a right and wrong to go about it:So intense was that moment that he suffered an epileptic seizure—a malady he would suffer the rest of his life.
2Co 10:3-5
(3)  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
(4)  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
(5)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

It is so easy to slip into using carnal tools to do spiritual work. Natural talents that impress the world do not accomplish God’s work. People want to “consecrate” their talents to God, when God simply wants them as moldable clay. They want to lend God their talent but not be His true servant. There is a power that is “mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds!” It is a power that is had through cooperation with the mind of God. It is not like hot air in a personal balloon so an individual can shine up high where everybody can see him or her. Paul was not one who sought recognition, but the souls of men and to do the will of the Father.

– God bless, Pastor Mike

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

If you want God to truly use you, you must be surrendered to Him completely. Otherwise there will always be something inside that has its own way and will refuse to cooperate completely and be used of God in some humble method to truly touch the lives of others.
Here is a following quote that stirred my heart this week. Perhaps it fits here:
“It is not what a man does that is of final importance, but what he is in what he does. The atmosphere produced by a man, much more than his activities, has the lasting influence”

                                                      2 Timothy 4: 6-8

POTLUCK TODAY

There will be a church potluck at the parsonage. All are invited. After the potluck, we will gather at the church for a short afternoon service. This service will take the place of the evening service for tonight. There will be no 6:30pm service this evening.

SONG SELECTION

Blessed Assurance – 236
Take My Life- 11
I Am Thine, O Lord- 47

PRAYER REQUEST

    • Michael Wright is asking for special prayer.
    • Janet Albertson recovery from her treatments
    • John Hooks recovery from his cancer treatments
    • Revival with Bro. Pat Courtney is coming up- Oct 23rd
    • Children’s outreach ministry. Ministry to our community
    • Many of our friends and loved ones need God’s touch
    • GBS student passed away- Pray for the family and school