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Saturday, November 03 2012 23:00

Simply put a deacon is one who renders service.  He is a voluntary servant of our Lord’s body, the Church.  There is of course, no status associated with being one of these lowly ministers except that it is honorable to serve the Lord in this way.

 

We have one before us today who has heard our Church’s  plea and has felt our Lord’s leading to serve in the dust and help shoulder the burdens of this particular church family.

 

Randy is before you today as a Deacon candidate.

 

My first real experience in serving with Randy was with the Children of Comite.  Biddy basketball touched so many families within our community and they all loved Bro. Randy.  He took time to teach and encourage every child who entered our gym, personally.  Our brother seemed little bothered by all the extra time this took out of his own busy week – some things are just more important.  To this day Randy continues to work with our children in AWANA and is a blessing to our Youth Dept. assisting Brother Paul whenever he can.

 

Randy has a very special servant’s heart.  I’ve experienced it first hand and I know many of you have as well.  Please let our brother know that you will be praying for him as he ministers along side this present deacon body and labors faithfully within this wonderful church!

 

 

– Dale

 
Whom Shall I Fear? PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 28 2012 00:00

 

“The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? . . . One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.  For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.”

 

Who or what is your strength?  It’s clear from the Psalmist’s words that his foundation is his relationship with his God. He has discovered that his God is both his protector and his source of joy and he sings this song to praise the heavenly creator for both!

 

The “one thing” the psalmist asks for is, “to dwell in the house of the Lord.”  For him this is a desire to constantly remain in his Lord’s presence – being as close to God as he possibly can!  Why?  Because of the overwhelming joy he feels when his God is near and the peace that comes over him as he dwells in the Lord’s security.

 

When Jesus is your strength, you are perfectly protected.  Peace becomes the familiar feeling causing a joy not experienced by those not dwelled within.

 

Is Christ your foundation?  Can you sing along with this ancient song writer, praising God for His security?

 

If you feel the joy, express it . . . let the world hear your song!

 

– Dale

 
Becoming New PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 07 2012 00:00

Thomas Rainer, President and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, offers some tried and true solutions to those churches that are presently finding growth slow and difficult.  Knowing that every church wishes to widen its influence for Christ in their respective communities Mr. Rainer brings much research to bear on the issue.  Consider these suggestions:

 

First, Rainer has noticed that the churches who seem to break out of their numerical slump are congregations that become serious in seeking the Lord’s help.  Fasting and praying become a priority.  Long or short duration doesn’t seem to be the issue, but surrender does.

 

Secondly, through his research of break out churches Thomas notices that congregations who are willing and eager to start new groups experience growth.  Sunday school, discipleship groups, prayer groups the list goes on . . . the question becomes how can you reach new people?

 

Related to this idea of new groups is the willingness to start new and different worship opportunities.  New services, set maybe at nontraditional times to reach new and different folks within a certain community.  Getting out of the box can help you see things in a fresh way.

 

The last of Mr. Rainer’s suggestions that I’m throwing out this morning is one of particular importance. “The power of inviting.”  Inviting others to fellowship with the church must become part of our DNA.  Constantly, consistently offering the invitation to join with us in vibrant heart-moving worship.  Unrelenting should be a word that describes us as we encourage everyone we meet to come and celebrate the risen savior along with us.

 

Prayer, fasting, new opportunities for growth and worship, unrelenting in offering an invitation to experience community with the church . . . these are tools that we have at our disposal right now.  How would God change our landscape, what would our God do if we became serious about reaching a community?

 

– Dale

 
Obedience PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, October 21 2012 00:00

“If you love Me, you will obey what I command.”

 

It’s through obedience that we express our love for God.  Meaning that we can sing praise songs until we’re blue in the face – and often do . . . but without obedience they’re just hollow words.  Or we can memorize more Scripture than anyone else in our Bible study but if we’re not living them out – how are we showing our love for God?

 

Jesus is clear, if you obey then you’re exposing your heart.  “If anyone loves Me, he will obey My teachings . . .”  All of His teachings, not just the few we find understandable or to our liking, but also those commands which are hard and seem to rub us the wrong way!

 

Love has a way of carrying us to the extreme.  We’ve all seen those folks who have exhibited some type of off the wall behavior all in the name of love.  Maybe you’re one those folks just like me?  But, when was the last time your love for your Savior carried you to the extreme?  Can you remember?  It’s easy to love the things of the world because when you do you’re considered normal.  The question is, can you fall in love with an unseen God to the point that His words supercede what is considered normal?

 

Hope you will join me in the never ending endeavor to become “abby”-normal.

 

– Dale

 
Lord's Supper PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, September 30 2012 00:00

Today we commune together as we take communion, together.

 

This holy time is one of great importance within our fellowship, as it indicates our commitment to remain faithful to the scriptural mandate to proclaim the Lord’s death in this prescribed manner until He returns.  As vital as this command is for each believer, we also place a premium on the opportunity it affords us as a body to dwell together in unity.  As each of us approach the Lord’s table and partake of the bread and cup we share with our actions a desire to commune.  To commune with our Lord as we fellowship in His sufferings and also with our family as we seek together a oneness and fullness obtained only through total surrender.  The act itself of taking this meal reminds each of us of the death to which we were called and the depth of commitment required to accomplish such a life of death!

 

Please today . . . eat in contemplation . . . drink while meditating upon the meaning of this meal.  Then, determine to live out its full intent in your life of death.

 

– Dale

 
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