Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 11th-2011 Baptism

            ( Souls that were baptized Sunday September 11th. Praise God!)

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Run Philip Run

Luke 14:23- "Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."

In the book of Acts chapter 8 verses 26-40, we read a story about a man named Philip and how Christ uses him to reach out to one man. It is so amazing how God uses his people to bring others to Christ. It makes you think when you read this story, what am I doing to get others to Christ? Am I a living example of Christ, do people see him through me?
As christians we should be having moments where we are stirred and compelled by God to share his love with others. It is easy to make excuses on why we can't go on outreach, or why we can't go take that new convert out for dinner or coffee, but quite frankly there really are no right reasons. We should constantly be trying to win souls to Jesus Christ. There are so many tools and avenues in the world today, to share Jesus. Social networking has become a huge icon in todays society, and think about how many people can be touched daily by reading something that you posted on facebook or twitter. Philip wasn't some great and mighty man. He was a normal guy in the church that God used to reach this one soul. As believers we are called to reach the lost. We need to ask ourselves can we hear from God? Can God motivate and inspire us?
Jesus stayed close to the lost, so that he was able to reach them, we should be doing the same thing not distancing ourselves, we need to be able to speak to them and on a level that they understand. We need to be taking advantage of the oppurtunities put in our paths daily.
John 4:35 "... But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest."