IT'S FROM THE SERPENT ... HOW NICE OF HIM TO THINK OF US
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LAUNCHING OUT INTO 2015
The New Year is here! Are we going places or are we going to stay in the security of our personal comfort zones or launch out on an exciting adventure? I plan to launch out into 2015 with the expectation of it being an exciting adventure. I want 2015 to be an exciting adventure on “The Jesus Road” for our church. To insure that this happens I think the following is something for us to personally consider and make its implications an active part of life. I don’t remember where I found this gem, but I want to share it with you and thank God for the one who wrote it.
A Believer and a Disciple…Which Are You?
Here are some of the differences between the one who believes and the one who walks the path of discipleship. I trust that you will find them both helpful and challenging.
A believer praises the Lord in good times,....... the disciple at all times.
The Holy Spirit resides in the believer .....but shines through the disciple.
A believer loves God with heart and mind, .......while a disciple commits the will.
A believer loves God and others, but they are the disciple's life.
A believer lives in hope, but for the disciple, ........God's hope is certain.
A believer seeks forgiveness for sin, .......but the disciple also determines not to walk that path again.
A believer has faith in God .......but the disciple's faith is tempered in the fire of testing.
A believer loves the Lord, ........but the disciple's love is unconditional.
The believer serves the Lord in strength, .....but the disciple is made perfect through weakness.
God is part of the believer's life, .......but the central focus of the disciple.
A believer forgives, .....but the disciple also forgets.
A believer communicates with God at their own convenience, .....but the disciple's heart is open to the Lord at all times.
While none of us can lay claim to living up to all these principles, all of the time - for we have not yet reached perfection - they can remind us of the direction in which we are to go…Let's try our hardest to make our words and actions mirror images of each other.
Let’s walk the Jesus Road together this year.
December 5 - Lee Powell
December 6 - Shirley Lowe
December 8 - Linda Allensworth
December 11 - Jewel Riley
December 20 - Bruce Powell
January 2 - Dot Pitts
January 9 - Mary Kerr
January 19 - Bob Hobbs
Jaunary 19 - Rich Danderson
December 30 - Bob & Gloria Wiles
Jnauary 10 - Frieda & Rich Danderson
January 28 - Ray & Pat Erlewine