SpreaD the WorD!
Mark 16:15 (AMP) And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].
15 July 2010
Pastor Harold Warner is one of the leaders of the fellowship of churches I am a member of. He is one of the most genuine and inspiring ministers I have ever heard preach and he doesn't just preach the gospel he lives the gospel! Shortly after he was married he became a pastor and just before he moved to his first post with his wife he had a car accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down and ended up in a wheel chair. As soon as he got out of the hospital, he went to straight back to that place and took up his calling to be a pastor and has been all over the world in his wheel chair preaching the gospel and he still is today!
Today I am stepping across the line
I’m tired of waffling and I’ve finished with wavering
I have made my choice, the verdict is in and my decision is irrevocable
I’m going God’s way, there is no turning back!
I will live the rest of my life serving God’s purposes, with God’s people, on God’s planet for God’s glory
I will use my life to celebrate His presence, cultivate His character, participate in His family, demonstrate His love and communicate His word.
Since my past has been forgiven, I have purpose for living and a home waiting in heaven.
Therefore I refuse to waste anymore time or energy on shallow living, petty thinking, trivial talking, thoughtless doing, useless regretting, hurtful resenting or faithless worrying.
Instead I will magnify God, grow to maturity, serve in ministry and fulfil my mission in the membership of His family.
Because this life is preparation for the next,
I will value worship over wealth,
We over me, character over comfort,
Service over status and;
People over possessions, position and pleasure,
I know what matters most and I will give it all I’ve got
I will do the best I can, with what I have for Jesus Christ today.
I won’t be captivated by culture, manipulated by critics, motivated by praise, frustrated by problems, debilitated by temptations or intimidated by the devil,
I’ll keep running my race with my eyes on the goal, not on the side-lines or on those running by me
When times get tough and I get tired, I won’t back-up, back-off, back-down, back-out or back-slide.
I’ll just keep moving forward by God’s grace.
I’m spirit led, purpose driven, mission focussed, so I can’t be brought, I will not be compromised and I shall not quit until I finish this race
I’m a trophy of God’s amazing grace, so I will be gracious to everyone, grateful for everyday and generous with everything that God entrusts to me
I am radical in the original sense of the word, rooted in Christ, rooted in love and rooted in His word.
I hereby declare my supreme allegiance to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I say this however, whenever, wherever and whatever you ask me to do, my answer is yes
I’m ready anytime; anyway, whatever it takes Lord, whatever it takes
I want to be used by you in such a way, that on that final day I’ll hear you say well done good and faithful one come on in.
Posted by Jo Love at 23:43
26 May 2010
Caption: Prayer is a major part of our evangelism program in my church because we understand that without engaging the Holy Spirit, receiving His power and thereby inviting God to lead our evangelism campaigns, and as a result we will have the confidence required to trust in His ability to save life through us.
Key Word / Text: Acts 1:8 (NIV)“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Food for Thought: Have you ever approached someone to witness to them or an outreach event and found yourself lacking confidence? Or you were not sure what you would say? Your throat became dry and you started to sweat? Or worse, you decided not to witness because you didn’t think you could do it? – A lack of confidence rooted often in fear is a common occurrence in evangelism namely due to a lack of power. For Christians, power comes from the Holy Spirit, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Without the Holy Spirit we can no nothing and therefore it is important for us to seek the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer daily so that we are equipped and ready to witness with a confidence that God will move as it is His Spirit that leads and guides us.
The Weekly Challenge:
1. If you do not already, start praying daily for all those who you will meet and witness to, that God will open their hearts before you even meet them / see them again and that through your contact they WILL be saved.
2. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you get on!
Posted by Jo Love at 03:11
18 May 2010
" Video I made after a friend asked me about the Passion of the Christ movie. He didn't understand the movie so I made this to try to help him understand as well as for others to use in outreach. (update my friend accepted the Lord and is now my brother Praise God!). --Music by Jeremy Camp "This Man" and Jeremy Riddle."
I was encouraged when I saw the creative way in which the person who made this video presented the gospel to his friend and praise God that God moved on the young man's heart and he is now saved! Be encouraged for those who have family, friends, colleagues who don't respond to your words, there is more than one way to give people the gospel, so be creative! To the glory of God...
Please do write to us @ email@example.com and share some of the creative ways you have shared the gospel to encourage others!
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzIOBv00g-I
Go bless you.
Posted by Jo Love at 08:59
Caption: The image above is a painting (artist unknown) of the end of time as we know it, when the redeemed of Christ through the cross inherit eternal life and those who are not saved are cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death. This is the reality of the gospel, ONLY they that call upon the Lord will be SAVED.
Key Word / Text: Revelation 21:6-8 (NIV)
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
Food for Thought: As Christians we are fully aware of what the end of life will bring, the judgement of sin and the second death for those who do not accept Christ yet we seem to lack a sense of urgency in reaching out and witnessing to the lost. The bible says that we do not know the day or the hour in which Christ will return therefore we must not be slow to act but we must spread the gospel and share our faith with those we meet as if that opportunity will be their last to get saved. How important is it to you to snatch people out of their downward spiral towards hell and be the instrument that Jesus uses to rescue them?
The Weekly Challenge:
1. Examine your heart and the reasons why you are selective with whom you share the gospel with or why you do not share your faith enough?
2. Make a commitment to take steps to change the things you find.
3. Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you get on!
Posted by Jo Love at 08:38