Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Multitude or a Disciple

Are you a part of the Multitude, or have you become a disciple?
People that were a part of what I call the multitude(people around Jesus) were the people being ministered to. The disciples, DID the ministering, along with Jesus. Take the story of feeding the four thousand + in Matt. 15. Verse 36 says that Jesus gave the bread and fish to His disciples, and then THEY gave it to the people. The disciples went out and healed people(through the power that Christ had imparted to them), the multitude were the people being healed.

In some cases the multitude brought people to Jesus. In John 4, we see the woman at the well, brought the men of her town to Jesus. Yet, the disciples took Jesus(in spirit) to the people.

I want to be a disciple. In fact, we all need to be disciples. We need to be SERVING rather than being served. And we must be taking Jesus TO the people. We can try all we want to bring people to Jesus. Some will come, some will not. There is no guarantee they will come. However, we can guarantee to take Jesus to them, every single time, to every single person. If Christ is dwelling in us, operating in us, then every person we come into contact with, we are taking Him to Them. They may not come to Him, but we can always take Him to Them.

Be a Disciple Today!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wrapup of the week

Well, Anna's birthday was this week. She is officially one year old. We had a very small party Sat. with family(and one adopted grandparent). Kelley wanted to keep things very small, since we don't have a lot of room inside at our house. She did pretty good at the party, and played with pretty much everyone.
Friday night we had dinner with our neighbor and his family. We had a great time. Anna really loved the kids. At 6 months, they are a little young for her to do much playing, but she talked to them and kept pointing at them.
Church was good today. We had a good turnout at church this morning, with good discussion during the Sunday School class. The morning service went well also. This evening we had our BTI Study and followed that with the evening service. The evening service went pretty well. I had accidentally fallen asleep on the couch after we go back from eating and didn't get up until right before we left. I didn't really know if I would preach or not. One of those kind of times were I was just going to read some scripture and expound a little bit, but I guess the Lord had other plans. The message took a slight different turn, and I know at least one heart was touched. It definitely had nothing to do with anything I did, but I thank the Lord that He is willing to take what I am, and add everything, to come up with something. Thank you Lord for taking us in the direction you wanted.

Believe in God for miracles,

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What's new?

Well, with Anna, it seems like everything is new all the time. Friday night she took her first real steps. She was taking off towards her "big sister". The rest of the night she kept trying to take off walking. One time while chasing big sister on her knees, she decided she should try to chase her standing up. It didn't work very well. But by the time I got home saturday from Evansville, she had taken nine steps in a row. She still has a ways to go, but it won't be long before she takes off. She already tries to go so fast it looks like she is running sometimes.
She has also learned how to say "more" with sign language. I am hoping to teach her a few more "words" so that she can communicate a little better before she gets her language skills.
Things in Evansville are looking pretty positive. I have to call about a place tomorrow to use for services. It looks pretty promising. It is about the size we need currently, and is pretty easy to find right on a main highway by the airport.
Everything here is going pretty well as well. Some positive signs for the local church here. I am looking forward to what God has in store for us this year.
Until next time, be faithful to Him that has called you.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

God is moving!

I just wanted to say that God is answering our prayers here at church. A couple of things we have been praying about for quite some time. This week, it seems that God is definitely moving and working in these situations. I am thankful for this.
We had a good VLB service tonight! We had a time of prayer, and then a wonderful worship time. Oh, what does God have for us next?