Serving Position

Ezekiel 34:2

"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?"

Many people desire position for the wrong reason. Many people desire position for the prestige of the position instead of the opportunity that position brings. There are many young men who desire to pastor a church for the sake of seeing their name on the desk or door of their office. Many youth desire to have leadership positions for the sake of having the luxuries and honor that come with that position. If the truth be told, there are leaders who are simply serving their position instead of serving the people.

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The left hates Christianity

"The people protesting the Indiana law have given away their game. They oppose the Indiana law because private citizens can use it to defend themselves from harassment and intimidation by homosexual activists and their catchfarts. It upsets their agenda of suing Christians and Christian organizations into submission and reveals their claim to want "equality" to be the lie we've always known it is."

Following the Wrong Model

Ezekiel 23:31

"Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup into thine hand."

The key to being successful in any area of life is finding the right role model. If I wanted to build a hamburger franchise, I would find a successful burger franchise and follow their model. If I wanted to build a successful family, I would find someone whose family is functional and happy and I would follow their model. Following the right model is so important to successful longevity and blessing.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 3/22/15  Rom 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Name your 2 biggest sins. Come up with 5 ways that you are “making provision” (opening a door) for them. (Ask for others’ input. Tell them you’re advising a friend on cleaning up their sin.)       Luke 1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course... Keep in mind that whatever you do in Christian service is done before God. So...are you working hard? Diligently? “As unto the Lord”? He sees every mistreatment of His kids, every misappropriation of His material; every cut corner or padded expense or shaved hours.

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Heart Transplant

Ezekiel 11:19

"And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:"

The heart is the organ of the body that acts as a pump to supply blood with oxygen and nutrients to the other organs of the body. The main reason a person might need a heart transplant is that their heart has stopped pumping blood and the body is no longer able to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. Though there are many contributing factors as to why a person may or may not qualify for a heart transplant, the main need is a donor to give their heart. That means someone must die so that another can continue to live.

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The Restrictions of Freedom

1 Corinthians 10:30

"For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?"

The Scriptures make it very clear that a person is saved by grace. God says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:" (Ephesians 2:8) They also make it very clear that once a person gets saved they will always be saved. God says in Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." A person doesn't get saved and lose their salvation tomorrow because of something they have done; rather, once you are saved you are always saved.

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You're Going to Get a Raise

Proverbs 3:35

"The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools."

People in most workplaces are oftentimes clamoring for a raise. There are some who simply don't say anything about getting a raise, but inside they truly desire that their boss would give them a raise. There are others who always complain about not being paid enough and vocalize their desire to earn more. Getting a raise always seems to be a desire in every workplace.

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You're Missing Someone

1 Corinthians 2:4

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:"

There is something definitely lacking that I see in our present day Christianity. We are living in times when Christians should have the greatest influence of all time. Technology is at its best! We have the opportunity to influence a world in a moments notice with technology. We have the best printing and graphics technology of any time. We have access to education like no other generation has had. We have the capability to contact thousands with one click of a button through social networking. Yet, Christianity's influence is not growing, but waning.

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