Monthly Archives: August 2015

Are You Running Away From The Call?

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Jesus called the disciples’ from their regular activities.

Their new job description was to preach the Good News of salvation, heal the sick, and restore wholeness and peace.

During the August House Church Fellowship, we learned there are two types of calls:

The call to be a disciple and the call to make disciples. The call to be a disciple is for everyone. The call to make disciples flows from the call to be a disciple. Matthew 10:1-13

Jesus saw Peter and Andrew casting their nets into the sea and said to them “follow me.” This is the call to discipleship, to be formed in the likeness of Christ.

The call to Christian discipleship is divine not human.

The question that arises for many of us is; do we have to obey the call?

Christ does not force anyone to love Him. Voluntarily we can accept or reject the call.

Ultimately it is a personal decision. Christ asked Peter three times, “do you love me?” The love of God should be our only motivation for ministry.

He then told Peter, “Feed my sheep!” We cannot feed the sheep if we are not following the shepherd.

We cannot effectively transform the world unless we are being transformed by the word of God.

 

Join us next month for the House Church Fellowship where we dive deep into the Word of God.

Contact Father Abraham for more details at: fiodembo@yahoo.com

 

 

Transform My Heart!

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“Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right Spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

During the July house church, we looked at how God cares about the nature of our hearts.

Gretsie Ames, our guest speaker taught us to look to God the Father as our shepherd. She explained how a Shepherd takes care of his sheep by anointing their head and ears with oil. The oil prevents insects from biting the sheep or getting into their ears and causing infection.

The Shepherd has compassion for his sheep just like our Father God has compassion for us.

We studied Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not be in need.”

We should be comforted because we are in good hands. God knows our needs and will supply them.

Psalm 23: 4; “Even though I walk through the darkest valley
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

God forgives our sin even though we do not deserve His forgiveness. It is by grace we are forgiven.

Let us remember and know that God is the good shepherd -and surrender our hearts to Him.