It is really shocking in a way to consider that in America now the local government is trying to push its way into the lives of people who want to worship God by claiming they have to pay all this money in fines if they want to hold Bible studies in their own home. Yes, […]
Partnership in the Gospel
Some relatively simple – but hard-hitting – questions are posed by Paul in Romans 10:14-15:
How, then, can they call on the one they have nol believed in? And how can they believe in tin- one of whom they have not heard? And how can (hey hear without someone preaching to them’.’ And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
The answer to each question is equally simple, “They cannot.” A person cannot hear and believe without someone proclaiming the gospel message to them.
The doctors say that perfect eyesight is 20/20 – vision.
When I read Acts 20:20 one day it brought a vision that changed my life. From that day I have followed the 20/20 vision!
The Bible declares that God raised up Saul to be the King of Israel. When Saul later rebelled and sinned against God, God rejected him and transferred his favor to David. David was a mere shepherd boy, yet God took him and made him ruler over Israel. The former shepherd boy was now established as king.
Using what you have
So you know that the Lord has called you to serve Him. You know He has anointed you. But you want to know where to start in your ministry and how to see that anointing grow. You may wonder why not everyone who is indwelt by the same Holy Spirit see amazing things happening in their lives.
The points I am going to make in this chapter are so simple that you will wonder why you have been wasting your time up until now. The Bible says in Acts 10:38: …
When the Holy Spirit comes on you, a damp squib, a WlNh-out, will become a stick of dynamite. The impossible Will become possible.
I Samuel 8:4 tells us that Israel wanted a King:
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a King to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
Samuel was displeased, that the people did not recognize the LORD as their King.