Sunday, February 12, 2012

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF

WE HERE AT FELTON BIBLE CHURCH ARE PRAYING THAT GOD WOULD ALLOW US TO SEE 350 INDIVIDUALS COME TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR.

My present sermon series,

"Acting Out: Becoming the Church God Desires Us to Be" is being preached to that end as well, to see the Gospel shared more actively and the Kingdom of God grown as a result.

Today, I received my daily email from Chuck Colson's "Pastor to Pastor." Today's author, T. M. Moore, wrote the following, and I just had to pass it on, for it speaks so powerfully to the call before the church and the call to prayer.  Mr. Moore wrote,
“For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:8-9

Ministers of Scotland: Lectures on Revival VI
The Rev. Alexander Cumming, Minister of Dunbarney Parish

“If any believer here present should say that his hours are so crowded with the avocations of business that he has not time to allot to prayer for the extension of the Saviour’s kingdom, I would remind him that he should act towards Christ as Christ did towards him. The Saviour had room for all his people in his heart when he was going to endure the floods of the divine wrath in Calvary and Gethsemane: in his intercessory prayer which he put up when on the verge of that terrific scene of misery which wound up his gloomy pilgrimage, he makes mention not only of his personal followers, but of all who in every age believe in his name, and every individual here present who is united to him in the bonds of the everlasting covenant must have been then in his mind. It might have been supposed, that when his hour of withering desolation was impending, he could have had room for nothing but the anticipation of his anguish; but so deeply was our immortal happiness entwined with the strings of his heart, that he could not dismiss that pleasing subject from his meditations, even in the hour of his dreary abandonment.
“And if he could think of us when the fire of God’s wrath was about to scorch him, and pray for the prosperity of his cause amidst the multiplicity of the human pursuit; if he could think of us not only when the dark cloud was about to burst upon his head, but when the thunderbolts which lay hid in its bosom were expending on him all their fury; if the hope of our eternal felicity was so sweet and soothing as to uphold him amidst the bitterest throes of his anguish, surely amidst the greatest hurry and distraction of business, and amidst the most saddening vicissitudes of life, we should separate some intervals to concert schemes for his glory, and to implore speedy prostration of every antichristian authority.”
Wow!
 How do you respond to the challenge of this excerpt?
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