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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mission Statement

"To present the gospel in it's purest form, for the reviving of the Saints, for the salvation of souls, through music and through the rightly dividing of the word.  To bring glory to God through Jesus Christ."

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Daily Bible Verse



Isaiah 12:4-5, ESV "Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth."



Thought for the day


 They Are Watching

1 Corinthians 11:1, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

"O be careful little eyes what you see, O be careful little ears what you hear, O be careful little hands what you do, O be careful little feet where you go, O be careful little mouth what you say."

People all around us are watching to see what we will say and do next. When we proclaim to be children of God we immediately become under the scrutiny of the world. I have to say that I am a people watcher and I have seen and heard many things that I would not say is "God like" from people who call themselves Christians. Sad but true. What I want to say is we are under the watchful eye of those all around us, they see and hear everything that we say and do and they make no bones about making it known to others. "Did you hear what so and so said or did and they call themselves Christians." I am sure we have heard this or even said this at some point in time.  The damage it causes could end revival in the lives of so many as we know it and souls are lost.  So live as Christ would live so that all they see is JESUS when they see and hear what you are up too. Oh we are going to be persecuted and martyred for Christ sake but hold fast He goes with you. We are in good company when we look at the scriptures and see what the disciples went through because of their loyalty and love for the God who saved them from the world (self-centered mindset). 

Oswald Chambers in his book, "My Utmost for His Highest, February 3," says, "We have been made as the filth of the world" . . . -1 Corinthians 4:13  "A true servant of Jesus Christ is one who is willing to experience martyrdom for the reality of the gospel of God. When a moral person is confronted with contempt, immorality, disloyalty, or dishonesty, he is so repulsed by the offense that he turns away and in despair closes his heart to the offender. But the miracle of the redemptive reality of God is that the worst and the vilest offender can never exhaust the depths of His love. Paul did not say that God separated him to show what a wonderful man He could make of him, but "to reveal His Son in me. . ." (Galatians 1:16).

Remember, they are watching!!!

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