"…let us walk in the light of the LORD…" (Isaiah 2:5)

Keep Shoveling !

Faith is the furnace in your life.

Fuel = Grace.

Shovel = Prayer.

If you set down your shovel the burner goes out !

KEEP SHOVELING!

(adapted from John Piper)

“And He [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”
(Luke 18:1)

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CONTINUE !

Maybe you are struggling as a Christian today. Things have been rough and you sometimes just feel “stop the world and let me off”!!!!

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As many undertake evangelism, it is possible to get carried away in our enthusiasm to win others for Christ. Many jump in and may “lead someone to Christ” or think they or doing so, but yet that person may not be ready. This may have serious consequences later down the line. Many have thought they were leading someone to Christ, and that person has not expressed any remorse for sin. They think it is a nice presentation that Jesus loves them, and the gospel has been presented as some sort of nice thing that will be nice for them in their life, but there has been no conviction of sin.

Here is a rule of thumb. Read the rest of this entry »

I`m not intending to be controversial here, but rather helpful, and can I say from the outset that speaking in tongues is not the be-all and end-all of everything, and it is the least of the gifts. But having said that, it still is a gift.

Some believe that the reason for tongues was so that the apostles could Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Pressing On In 2014

The month of January is named after the Roman “god” Janus. He was depicted with two faces, one which looked forward and another which looked backward.

God has given us the blessing of memory, to be used wisely.

For example,
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits [or good deeds]” (Psalm 103:2).
 
 And ultimately what we do at the Lord`s Table, and should do daily, Read the rest of this entry »

“People Need The Lord” sung by Pastor Stuart Argue, at Portadown Elim Pentecostal Church.
Lyrics onscreen.

 

Worship as a Warship

Taken from “The Spirit, Soul & Body of Worship” by Joel Balin

“God is intent on getting the message out about the power of “war-ship” (worship). I was watching the news one night and with a “slip of the tongue” a CNN commentator announced to the world God’s strategy for war. Reporting from Washington D.C. on September 21, 2001, the reporter said that along with B-52 bombers,

“We are sending F-16 fighter planes, which travel at supersonic speeds and carry ‘air to air’ and ‘air to ground’ attack musicians.”

She quickly corrected her statement to say, “munitions.”

However, the message couldn’t be clearer. The same weapon…..defeated the enemies of Judah (2nd Chronicles 20:21,22).
When we sing and play God’s praises, it goes into the air to move heaven and out into the earth to move people to win the
battle for God’s purposes.”

2nd Chronicles 20:20-22

20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established; believe His prophets, so shall you prosper.

21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endures for ever.

22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

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