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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LIVING BY FAITH!

LIVING BY FAITH




Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

If you do not carefully follow this chapter you will not grasp the truth. This is a very unpretentious subject, but a wonderful truth of living by faith. This will be one of those thoughts that will be line upon line and precept upon precept.


EVERYTHING GOD HAS IS OBTAINED BY FAITH

Man does not receive things from God because he or she is separated from the world. Separation from the world benefits man. One will live longer and live better because of practicing the doctrine of separation. This doctrine will allow one to walk with God, but again let me reiterate man does not get things from God because he or she lives a separated life. Man receives things from God via faith.

Man does not get things from God necessarily by praying. The Bible does not say, “Praying shall save the sick” it does say, “The prayer of faith shall save the sick.” It is faith that gets person things from God. Faith is the key that unlocks all of God’s cupboards.

Man does not get things from God because he or she is dedicated though God’s children should be dedicated. Being dedicated will benefit you and yours.

Man does not receive things from God because he or she is faithful though God’s children should be faithful. The truth is you will benefit form faithfulness by living longer and living better. Man receives things from God by faith.


DIFFERENT DEGREES OF FAITH

Matthew 6:30 mentions “little faith” while Matthew 8:10 gives us the term “great faith.” Luke 17:5 we have the term “increased faith” and Matthew 17:20 mentions faith like a grain of mustard seed. Acts 6:5 mentions full faith” and all of this is underlined by Romans 12:6 where it speaks about our “proportion of faith.”

Please follow carefully. Some have “little faith” and if faith is the key to getting things from God then those will get little from God. Some possess “great faith” and if faith is the key to getting things from God then they will get greater things from God. Some have “full faith” and if faith is the key to getting things from God then they can get almost everything they ask for from God.

Matthew 9:29 says, “According to your faith so be it to you.” There is not a single person reading this chapter who does not want to receive things from God. Some one has an ill child and you want that child returned to health by God. Some one has a financial problem and you want God to supply financially. Some one has a wife or husband who has left and filed for divorce and you want God to intervene and bring your spouse back home.

The truth is every one reading this chapter wants to get things from God and the way to get things from God is by faith. Please take note of this statement? There are some Christians who are better Christians than others who get things from God.  Those who are not as good of a Christian who get things from God is the result of faith not goodness. Some are not as faithful, dedicated, or separated as others who get more things from God. Why, because man does not get things from God because he or she is a good Christian.

Wait before you crucify me please do not misunderstand for you will live longer and better by being a good Christian, but not get as much from God as those who have faith in God. If you desire to get things from God and it is by faith, then I would pay attention to this article.

·      Everything that God has is obtained by faith
·      There are different degrees of faith
·      Each of God’s children have different degrees of faith
·      The degree of faith equals the degree of answer

Little faith equals little things from God, great faith equals getting greater things from God, and full faith equals getting almost everything you ask from God.


GOD PROVIDES THE FAITH

Habakkuk 2:4 says, “The just shall live by his faith” and Romans 1:17 says the same thing, but there is one more word added in Habakkuk 2:4 and that is the word “his.” The Just shall live by “his” faith. The very faith we have has been given to us by God himself and it belongs to God for it is “his faith.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 God says he provides the very faith that man can place back into God. Wait a minute does that mean that God chooses whom he will save and does God choose whom he gives the faith too? NO! The Bible is filled with the “whosoever will may come.”

How then can we reconcile all of this? According to the Bible no one can go to Heaven unless he wills to do so. Man chooses, decides, and wills to either trust the Saviour or reject the Saviour. So, how do we reconcile “our will” with “his faith”?


GOD GIVES TO ALL MEN THE SAME MEASURE OF FAITH

Romans 12:3, “…as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” God gives the same measure of faith to each of us at the beginning and we all start out the same.

When I was a boy and we went on a trip somewhere each of us would receive a dollar and we could spend it on whatever we wanted to. Hold it, I could do what I wanted to do with the dollar. God has done the same thing to each of us with faith. The Bible says, “…the measure of faith” not “a” but “the.” It is the same at the beginning for all of us.


MAN CAN SPEND THAT FAITH WHERE EVER HE PLEASES

If God’s child is to get the greatest return on that faith he must place it right back into God himself. Man may squander that faith if he so chooses. He can place it in his company where he works, or the government, or a retirement program, or a wife, or a husband, or a religion, or a priest, or a preacher, or Social Security. Man alone decides where to spend this faith that God has given equally to all of mankind. God does not give man faith that he MUST place back into him. Man has an option of where to place that faith. God lets man decide for himself.

My mother and my daddy, when I was young, were on opposite sides as far as God was concerned. As a 5, 6, and 7-year-old boy I decided where to place my faith. God gives each of us the same measure of faith and we become stewards of that faith. It is up to each of us how we invest that faith.

If a man goes to Hell it is because he or she has placed that faith in the wrong person or the wrong thing. If a person has Hell on earth it is because he or she has placed their faith in the wrong person or the wrong thing. No man can generate saving faith or living faith. Faith is given to every man the same measure then it is up to each individual where he or she invests that faith as to whether or not it grows with returned dividends or not.

I often find myself thanking God for my godly mother for she encouraged me to place my faith in God, his word, his work, his program of finances, his place for marriage, and his plan for child rearing. God gave me the same measure of faith and then my mother became a cheerleader for Jesus and encouraged me where to invest my faith. Man is constantly using faith in every area of his life.


WHEN YOU PLACE THAT FAITH IN GOD HE GIVES YOU MORE FAITH

This is a basic principle; you cannot out give God for he will be a debtor to no man. Romans 1:17, “For therein is the righteousness of Go revealed from faith to faith…” God gives you faith and you place that faith back into his Son Jesus Christ to take you to Heaven when you die. He gives you faith to be baptized and you place that faith back into God. He gives you faith to give tithes and offerings and you place that faith back into God. He gives you faith to go soul winning and you place that faith back into God by going soul winning. God gives you faith to walk with him and you place that faith back into God by walking daily with him. On and on it goes.


SUMMARY

·      Everything that God has is obtained by faith
·      There are different degrees of faith
·      Each of us have a different level of faith
·      The level of the faith determines the level of what we receive from God
·      God provides the faith
·      God provides the same measure of faith to all
·      We may invest that faith where we please
·      When we place that faith in God he gives us more faith

·      Thus, if we receive less it is because we invested less

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

7 PRINCIPLES FOR REACHING ONES POTENTIAL

SEVEN PRNCIPLES FOR REACHING ONES POTENTIAL


(Chapter 1 of 21 chapters-available in ebook form through SMASHWORDS.COM-Bob Gray Sr.)


Philippians 3:13-16, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us "therefore, as many as be perfect" be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.”


Every 58 minutes someone in America becomes a millionaire. 80% of them will have a blue-collar background. 80% of them will have average intelligence. 75% of them will have average grades in school.  There is an intelligence trap and a spiritual trap that stops people from reaching their potential. People stop learning. People stop being teachable. People fail to develop a second effort mentality. There is a second effort barrier that stops people from reaching their potential. The issue is not how high ones potential is, but rather are you reaching your potential.


A SENSE OF PURPOSE

Leaders need to decide now what God wants them to do. The people who reach their potential are intensely goal oriented in the short term not the long term. There is a difference between a man who dreams and a man who has a vision. These who reach their potential have a sense of mission. There is a vast difference between a position and a purpose. Those who live for a purpose will keep on going while those who live for a position may lose their position, but they can never lose a purpose.

Those who reach their potential have a clear picture of what they believe God wants for them. Billionaire H. L. Hunt said, “There are only two clear requirements. One is to decide what you want and two is determine the price and pay the price in advance.”

Short-term goal oriented people have two thoughts in mind: quantified and qualified. The first is numerical and the second is staying within Biblical boundaries. 75% of these people who reach their potential have written short-term goals. They have their life on paper!


EXCELLENCE

Leaders must decide to be the best early in life and commit themselves to quality. Average commitment brings average market price. Work should be the play of a leader. There is no substitute for quality of work. Work ethics have been sliding in our society and within a few generations we will have an undercutting of our moral values that always follow the work ethic slide.

Leaders lead by example and exhortation. However, example gives the punch to the exhortation of the leader. Exhortation is necessary but not viable without the example of the leader. Excellence is the quality that will lead to quantity.


CONTRIBUTION

The leader must focus on what he or she can give and not what they can get. Consumer needs that go unmet is where failure lives. Spiritual needs that go unmet is where failure lives in God’s economy. The law of compensation of sowing and reaping brings with it good results if the proper seed is sown.

The Wal-Mart’s of the world exist because they meet the needs of the consumer. The McDonald’s of the world prosper because they meet the needs of the consumer. It is the common man they reach. May I suggest to you that real leadership is meeting the needs of the common man? Spiritually there has to be contributing centered on the need not the wants. When a ministry asks the unsaved sinner what he wants in a ministry he will always end up with carnality. However, only God knows the needs of the common man. We were made in the image of God not the other way around. God is not made in the image of man.


RESPONSIBILITY

Until leaders are willing to accept 100% responsibility for their lives they cannot grow. The followers then become the losers. It is imperative that we remember we are totally responsible from birth to death for our lives. When leaders convince themselves they are self-employed and quit being co-dependent they can tap the depths of wisdom. Some leaders recognize it and some do not recognize the principle of responsibility from birth to death.

Those who do reach their potential act as though they own the company. The timeserver is one who will never reach let alone expand their potential. All high achievers see themselves as self-employed and indispensable.


SECOND EFFORT

There is a second effort barriers that must be broken at will. Multi-millionaire Dr. Russell Anderson teaches that one makes a living from 8 to 5 and a success from 5 to 8. One works for 8 hours a day to survive while everything over 8 hours is an investment in ones future.

Stress comes from working below our performance level. The second effort barriers being broken explains those in history who have given us the great inventions that we take for granted. The telephone, the computers, the satellites, the automobile, aircraft, etc., have become commonplace yet all began with second barriers being broken by the second milers of life.


TIME MANAGEMENT

In order to be efficient time managers there is a necessity of developing a bias for action, speed, dependability, accuracy, and heroes.

·      Set priorities
·      Concentrate on one thing at a time
·      Put your life on paper
·      Keep your life in balance

Time is an event not seconds, not minutes, not hours, and not days. What we throw away may be more important than what we keep. The file 13 mentality will save more time than any other concept of time management you can think of.


STAY WITH IT

The ability to stick with it longer than the other man is foundational. When the president of IBM was asked his reason for his success he said, “I last one day longer than the other guy!” The doubling of a person’s failure rate was a common denominator to those who reach their potential.

Possessing a non-teachable spirit is deadly for a leader. Intellectual arrogance is a cancer to the spirit of a leader. A leader can be right so much of the time that he or she thinks they are right all of the time.

Courage in a willingness to take calculated risks exists in all who strive to reach their potential. Playing too safe will always steal ones courage. Keeping ones heart in their throat will build ones courage. In order to develop courage it is necessary to classify obstacles as opportunities and building resistance to quit.


Persistence builds character and character helps one handle success of reaching their potential. Unless the leader jumps ten feet the follower will not jump five feet.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FALSE ACCUSATIONS HURT!

How to Handle False Accusations

(Chapter 28 of "BITTERNESS")



Psalm 35:1, “Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.”

A woman once went to D.L. Moody and said, “Mr. Moody, I owe you an apology. I have gossiped about you. I have lied about you. I want you to forgive me.”

In reply, Mr. Moody said, “Follow me.”  He took her up to the roof with him.  He had his secretary bring him a pillow. While he was up on the roof, he took a knife and cut the feather pillow, and then he shook it. The wind caught the feathers and scattered them everywhere. He said, “Ma’am, when you pick up all those feathers, then the damage with your tongue can be taken care of. Until you do that, I can forgive you all day long, but the damage will never go away.”

One lady was divorcing her husband and wanted full custody of the children.  She instructed them to lie and say that their father had touched them in a wrong way.  The father was in serious trouble with the law and was unable to see his children. After that happened, the lady was saved and baptized. She weeps every day because she committed such a vengeful act.

Notice the first phrase in this verse, “Plead my cause, O Lord.”  You can be taken to a jury trial and be found guilty even though you are completely innocent.  However, the most important thing to be worried about is whether God is pleased with you.  Are you right with God?  If you are right with God, it does not matter if you are accused falsely.

I have never seen such loose talk in my life as I have seen lately, especially due to the Internet and the anonymousness of such. By the way I believe that it is cowardess of the worst sort. So many people are hurt by false accusations.  It is time for people to start being honest. Some children lie so much that they could fool a lie detector test. They lie at the drop of a hat and in some cases throw the hat for the opportunity.

How should you handle the situation when a false accusation has been made against you?  You should think about making the following resolutions so you will know what to do if you are falsely accused.

Act.  Do Not React.


Psalm 35:11 says, “False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.”  When you are falsely accused of something, you are in good company! Jesus, also, was falsely accused. Even though He is the Son of God, they still found him guilty. 

Verse 12 tells us, “They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.” Why was David falsely accused?  He was trying to do right, yet they returned evil for good. Why? They wanted his soul. They wanted his spirit.  Hateful people want your soul and spirit, too. If you are not careful, you will become as bitter as your accusers are. Learn to "Act. Do not react."

Verses 13 and 14 continue the saga.   13“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.   14I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.” When David was falsely accused, he prayed.  He considered his accuser as a brother. Instead of hitting him and cursing his accuser, David fell on his face and made sure his relationship with God was right.  When lateral relationships are not right the first thing to do is check your vertical relationship with Christ for "...truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ." (I John 1:3)  The lateral is merely a reflection of our vertical relationship.

When you are accused falsely, do not retaliate by accusing your accuser falsely. Never lie. God will not bless a liar. David said his accusers were sick. He was not sick, but he put on the clothing of sackcloth, the clothing that represented the hearts of his accusers. He wore it so he could identify with them because they were going to be judged by God. They were digging a pit they would fall into. His heart went out to them.  He prayed for them and treated them as if they were his brothers.  They had to face God for what they have done and said, not David.

Go to Church




Psalm 35:18 says, “I will give thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.”  When it was time for church, David went to church.  Even though he had been falsely accused and was hurting he still went to church.  He went to be with other people who wanted to do right, those who had been born again, washed in the blood of the Lamb.

It does not matter what problems you have in life; get out of bed, and go to church with the people of God.  Listen to the preaching of the Word of God.  Sing the songs of God. The 70 years we have here on earth are nothing compared to eternity with God. Do not worry as much about someone accusing you falsely as you worry about being right with God.


At Church, Give Thanks and Praise God


David said he would praise God and give Him thanks while he was at church.  When you are falsely accused, you can sit and pout in a corner, or you can walk in with your head held high and say, “Bless God!  I am a child of the King.  Let "So-and-So" say what he wants to say.  I refuse to drop my head.  I belong to God Almighty, and I am going to continue to serve Him.”


Leave it up to God to Intervene


Psalms 35:19-21 pleads,  19“Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.  20For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.   21Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, Aha, our eye hath seen it.”

David decided to let God take care of those who accused him falsely. We are a God-fearing people, and we believe in obeying the law.  If you do not obey the law, you should be punished. However, when you are falsely accused, let God be the final Judge. You simply concern yourself with doing right. We want to scrap while God wants to salvage.


Cheer on Other People




Psalms 35:27 says, “Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.” David cheered other people, and they cheered him. You should cheer the other members of the church. We have something to cheer about!  We are saved forever because we have trusted Christ as Saviour! 

Acts 16 tells us the story of Paul and Silas in jail for preaching the Gospel. Verse 25 says, “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.”  They rejoiced in jail.  Suddenly, a great earthquake shook the foundations of the prison, and the doors were opened. The prisoners’ bands were loosened. God had seen the joy of His people, and He decided to deliver them. 

Acts 16:27-30 tells us of their astonishing victory!   27“And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.    28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.   29Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas.  30And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

This question was only asked one time in the Bible.  The answer was given in verse 31, “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”  Some people want to depend on the Book of the Mormon. Others want to depend on their baptism. Only one person has the power to save you from going to Hell—Jesus Christ. If you have trusted Jesus to save your soul from Hell, it really does not matter who accuses you falsely.  You are still on your way to Heaven.





Romans 2:1-3 cautions, 1“Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest does the same things.   2But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.   3And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?”

If you are being falsely accused, just remember, false accusers are usually guilty of the same sin they are accusing someone else of doing.  If you falsely accused someone else, you are just telling everyone what is on your mind and what you have done. You know the motive behind a person’s actions because you know the motive behind your own actions. 

If you are falsely accused, make sure you are saved.  If you are saved, you have been saved from the worst punishment.  Second, make sure you are right with God.  Then act; do not react.  Hold your head high because you are saved and on your way to Heaven.  When you decide to "act" it will be spiritual, but when you automatically "react" it will 99% of the time be carnal. God is your final Judge, and He will always vindicate His children.




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Saturday, February 8, 2014

THE SIN OF A BROKEN SPIRIT!


The Sin of a Broken Spirit




Proverbs 15:13 “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” In this verse, we find two things that are broken: a broken heart and a broken spirit. There is a difference between the two. A broken heart is not sin, but a broken spirit is sin.

Proverbs 17:22 shows, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

In Psalms 51:10 David said, “Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalm 34:18 discloses, “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart….”  God is close to those who have burdens.  If you have a broken heart, you are the object of God’s special care and love.

Psalm 51:17 tells us that God will not despise those with a broken heart, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

In Luke 4:18, we read the account of Jesus’ first sermon. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to...heal the brokenhearted....” Someone once said that he who preaches to broken hearts would never want for a congregation. In every church there are people with broken hearts; parents whose children have broken their hearts, children with their hearts broken, people whose hearts are broken because of a serious illness, and many other people with broken hearts.

According to our text verse, the danger of a broken heart is that it can lead to a broken spirit, which is sin.  A broken-hearted person can keep on going, but a broken-spirited person cannot keep going unless he gets right with God.  Why?  Proverbs 18:14 says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”  According to this verse, the spirit of a man sustains him, or keeps him going. 

In Proverbs 17:22 we read, “…a broken spirit drieth the bones.”  This verse tells us that a broken spirit causes you to give up hope. A person with a broken spirit feels he cannot keep going, while a person with a broken heart knows that times are hard, but he can make it.

A broken spirit says there is no way; a broken heart says he does not know the way, but he knows there is one.

A broken spirit sees her husband gone and feels she cannot go on; a broken heart loses her husband, but she keeps on going. 

A broken spirit says, “I can’t, so I won’t.”  A broken heart says, “I can’t, but I will.” 

A broken spirit says, “I can’t do it,” but a broken heart says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

A broken spirit says, “There is no way to win.”  A broken heart says, “We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

A broken spirit says, “I am a failure,” while a broken heart says, “I’ve failed, but I’ll try again.”

Proverbs 18:14 promises, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity.”  It is not your heart that keeps you going, it is your spirit that keeps you going. The spirit keeps you going when your heart is sick or broken. 

A person with a healthy spirit will not be stopped by sickness. A person with a healthy spirit will not stop when he is criticized, or when people gossip about him.  A person with a healthy spirit will not stop when he is wounded, hurt, crushed, or forsaken.

On the other hand, a person with a broken spirit has nothing to keep him going. He needs a healthy spirit to help him get back up, to help him find the way, and to keep him going.

You cannot avoid a broken heart, but you can avoid a broken spirit.  A broken spirit is a sin just as drinking is a sin.  It is a sin just as cursing is a sin.  It is a sin just as smoking, committing adultery, being a homosexual, committing idolatry, and looking at pornography are sins. 


With a broken heart, Job passed by the caskets of his ten children. With a broken heart, he watched his wealth obliterated in a matter of moments. With a broken heart, he suffered a serious illness; then his wife urged him to curse God and die. His friends turned on him, but his spirit was not broken, only his heart. Because his spirit was not broken, he was able to say, in chapter 13 and verse 15, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him….” 

A broken-hearted Jeremiah became discouraged and quit the ministry.  He bought some ground and built a cottage.  However, he kept reading the Bible, and his spirit regained its health. His spirit began to burn in his bones like a fire. He realized that he could not quit, and he started serving God again!

A broken-hearted Ezekiel watched his baby die.  Then he went home and found his beautiful wife dead.  His heart was broken, but not his spirit; thus, he was able to get up the next day and preach.

With a broken heart, David realized he had sinned.  He asked God to mend his spirit, and he continued serving God. Jonah’s heart was broken, but his spirit was not broken. After he disobeyed God, he was able to get back on his feet and go to Nineveh. Then he preached the greatest revival in the history of mankind. 

A broken-hearted Peter, repentant of his betrayal of Christ, preached on the Day of Pentecost, and three thousand people were saved and baptized. A broken-hearted Samson, betrayed by Delilah, killed more men in his death than he had killed during his lifetime.  Adoniram Judson, broken-hearted over the loss of his wife and children in Burma, kept on going and winning souls.

My heart has been broken many times, and I have often felt like quitting. My wife’s health is poor, my grandson, R.G., has many physical problems, and we have a baby granddaughter in Heaven. However, my spirit has not been broken, so I have been able to keep on going. 

Your spirit communicates with God. The more you communicate with God, the healthier your spirit is. You cannot expect to have a healthy spirit if you ignore your Bible and neglect to pray. Your spirit depends on your communication with God. Your spirit will sustain you, give you strength, and bring victory to you. There is no reason to have a broken spirit.  How can you keep your spirit healthy?

Talk with God more than with man  

Do you rise early and talk to God? Do you tell Him that you love Him? Have you spent time in His Word? Maybe you think you have too much to do to talk to God, but you had better make time to talk with Him.

Avoid negative and critical people 

When someone tries to tell you that he does not like something at the church, walk away from him. If someone gets angry with you and mistreats you, let God take care of it. 

Run with spiritual people 

Do not spend time with people who are disgruntled, who tell dirty jokes, etc.  Spend time with soul winners, and people who are separated from the world. 

Protect your spirit  

Learn to enjoy life. Quit getting mad at your pastor. If there is someone in church who would ruin the service for you by sitting beside you, then you need to get right with God. Quit getting angry about things. 

Everyone will have a broken heart at some point in their life, but it is not required you have a broken spirit! You need to get right with God! Your husband or wife needs you, and your children need you. Your Sunday school class and your bus route need you. Your ministry needs you, and your converts need you. 




Make up your mind that you cannot do anything about a broken heart, but you can avoid a broken spirit. 

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

15 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR PERSONAL SOUL WINNING

15 QUOTES TO MOTIVATE PERSONAL SOUL WINNING




1.     God always pays the travel expense for those going after the unsaved!

2.     Is there a Hell?

3.     No one will have bloody hands because they do not win the unsaved, but rather because they do not warn the unsaved!

4.     Soul winning is not about saving souls for it is the opposite of soul losing!

5.     If you placed all the unsaved in the world into a line, they would circle the globe 20 times and the line would grow 20 miles each day!

6.     Most unsaved in the world are not unreachable – simply unreached!

7.     The two reasons a person does not see salvation decisions is either they do not talk too enough people or they do not stay out long enough!

8.  There are two weapons to use in personal soul winning – TESTAMENT & TESTIMONY!

9.     When the unsaved say "No" simply realize you are getting closer to the one who will say yes to Jesus!

10.  The unsaved are not rejecting you they are rejecting Jesus Christ God’s Son!

11.  Delay foolish questions by asking them to remind you when you have finished presenting the Gospel to answer their questions!

12.  Think of each unsaved one as a loved one!

13.  Look for people under conviction for no conviction means no conversion!

14.  Doors do not trust Christ people trust Christ!

      15.  Stop the first person you see and do not bypass anyone on soul winning night!

JUST A THOUGHT!