Pastor's Weekly Pen

 

 

May 26, 2024

 

                 COMPASSION FOR THE LOST
 
     But when He heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means, 'I desire compassion and not sacrifice.' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners." 
 
                                                 Matthew 9:12-13
 
     Jesus, by this statement, reveals to us two important things for us to remember. First, we were sinners, and we were not healthy. We may or may not have been respectable in the eyes of man. We may have been pulled from the "darkest" sin or we may have been a "respectable" person in the world. But, we were "sick" because we were lost in our sin and needed Jesus! We could not save ourselves, but, by the grace of God, He came to us and saved us!!
 
     Second, as we go to share the good news of Jesus with others, they may not "look" good! They may be a mess! They may be lost in in selfishness; sin of various type; or even in jail waiting for several years. They may be an abuser; may be an atheist. They may curse us as we try to share. But, remember, except for the grace of God, there go you or I.
 
     Don't allow the appearance or reputation to deter us. Father, by His Holy Spirit, will empower us to share life - His life!
 
                                            Apostle James
 
 
 
 
   
 

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP

You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.

Singing In The Spirit:

1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,

Eph. 5:19

 

Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,

1 Tim. 2:8

 

Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:

1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14

 

Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:

John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,

1Cor. 12:8

 

Being “Slain In The Spirit”:

2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,

John 18:6, Acts 9:4

 

Flags and Banners:

Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,

SS 2:4

Christian International

Leadership

Bishop Bill Hamon.

Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.

 

Apostle Leon Walters

Central Heartland Regional Director

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