Matthew 7:1-2 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." The biggest work we have is not to make the world see Jesus clearly but it's to make Jesus clearly seen to ourselves. If we can clearly see Jesus in us, we can clearly explain Jesus to others. Isaiah, when he was called to be a great prophet said in Isaiah 6:1 "I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple." Once we clearly see Jesus and learn how He deals with us, we can then correctly measure out advice to others. Keeping our eyes on Jesus and learning to focus on Him allows us to see this world from God's point of view. In verse 6 of Matthew 7 we read, “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces." There are times when we have said the right thing but we declared it in the wrong place. May you know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it and may you be a great witness for Jesus. May you know the difference between being given an opportunity to speak for Him and you making an opportunity to speak for Him. Today keep your eyes on Jesus and allow Him to reveal Himself in you and through you to others.
This Sunday I will be sharing the word of the Lord with you. 'Disciplined To The Call.' Everything the Lord does is on purpose for a purpose. We are all called by Him to bring Him glory and it's our mission in life to do life according to His will for us. Not my will but His be done. There are some things that we are all called to do and there are some things that each member is personally called to do.... wisdom is knowing the difference.
There are those who have asked about being Water Baptized. If that is your desire please see Pastor Bruce and we will work on having a service for you. Also remember to pray for Pastor Bruce this Sunday as he has been asked to be the guest speaker in Glace Bay at the Bethel Family Church. This church needs our prayers as it seeks the will of the Lord for its future.
This coming Wednesday Alice and I will be going on vacation for two weeks. If you have any concerns please call Pastor Bruce 562-1312 or Pastor Mark 562-1637
Continue to pray for all those in need, we are looking forward to seeing you real soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice